Player Development

Long Term Player Development Resources
As a part of BC Soccer’s ongoing commitment to lead the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, BC Soccer is pleased to re-distribute CSA’s and BC Soccer’s LTPD related content, at the links below.

It is important that we continue to increase awareness about Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development model, because it plays a key role in the development of our young players, ensuring they receive age appropriate training whilst enjoying their participation in soccer.

Our Goal:
Whilst results on BC Soccer’s 2013 Member Survey were more favorable, the results from BC Soccer’s 2013 Public survey found that 94% of people in the soccer community had heard of LTPD but less than 25% were “Very Knowledgeable” on the subject. We’re working to change that by:

  • Ensuring that every coach, player, and parent has access to these resources through their member organization
  • Having all BC Soccer affiliated Youth Districts and their affiliate clubs engaged with LTPD and LTPD resources by June of 2015

To achieve this goal, we’re asking each Youth District and their clubs to include CSA and/or BC Soccer’s LTPD content on their website

If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact Andrew Haines, BC Soccer Grassroots Development Officer and Staff Coach

U18 Information
U18 registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The first 40 players registered will be guaranteed to play.  After that, players will be placed on a wait list.  If enough players register to form another team, they will play.

There are soccer playing opportunities after U18. Click here for information.