BC Soccer Premier League

NVFC is proud to be one of a select few soccer clubs in British Columbia selected to be a BC Soccer Premier League Club through the Canada Soccer Association Club Charter Program. In this section you will find valuable information on the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) as well as details specific to NVFC BCSPL programming.


U14 Intake Team Formation Process & Timelines

Selection Details: A large component of the team formation process is based on in-season knowledge various NVFC Club staff and partner Club (WVFC/NSGSC) staff have accumulated on the age group. Ongoing assessment of players will occur at U13 team games and practices as well as Academy settings at NVFC and our partner Clubs.

Potential BCSPL level players not currently involved in these environments looking for assessment for this level of play may be brought in for a period of time. Players who feel they are prospective BCSPL players and are seeking an opportunity with NVFC, please fill out the Interested Player Form below.

Click on the BCSPL Info button for information about the BCSPL Evaluation Process, Guidelines, and Timelines. 

Post Intake Team Season Evaluations

NVFC does not hold “Open Evaluations” for current non-intake Teams (U14 and older). Prospective Club and outside players are identified through staff scouting, BCSPL Team Head coach scouting and current coach communications. Non-NVFC or non-partner Club players seeking an opportunity with NVFC, who feel they are high-performance players or are currently playing in the BCSPL, please fill out the Interested Player Form above and we will be in touch.
  • Please note that by filling out the above form, you will be providing NVFC with permission to notify your current club and we will be reaching out to your club’s Technical Director prior to potentially inviting you into an evaluation with NVFC
  • Current NVFC/WVFC/NSGSC players need not email an expression of interest as you are already included in the in-season assessment process. Not all players filling out the form will be accommodated for an evaluation at this time.

Player Advancement

NVFC has a history of advancing players to higher levels of play.  The Club actively participates in the National and Provincial Player Development Pathway, therefore players are often advanced to higher levels of play.

The advancement of players to Whitecaps Full Time Academy, BC Provincial Teams and Youth National Teams Programs is one of our primary measures of success. We have also developed relationships with a network of university and college-level teams to assist our players as they move into U17/U18 in being recognized for post-secondary opportunities in the game. For any other questions regarding the program, please email BCSPL Technical Director Robbie Tice.

U13 BCSPL Evaluations

U13 Intake Virtual Information Meeting

Interested families should attend the virtual information session on the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) program.

Once a date is established in the Fall, the link for the Virtual Meeting will be emailed out to all current U12 Div 1 players at NVFC, WVFC, and NSGSC (our partner Clubs).

BCSPL Contacts

2009 Head Coach Girls: Robbie Tice

2009 Head Coach Boys: Desmond Tachie

2010 Intake Head Coach Girls: Amelia NG

2010 Intake Head Coach Boys: Robbie Tice


What is the BCSPL?
Provincial wide League considered the top level of Club based play U13-U18.

League website:  https://www.bcsoccer.net/competitions/bcspl/ 

How is it different than U11/U12/U13 BCCSL?

In U11/U12/U13, any Club can enter teams into top level (ie Div 1A) and they may be moved down over time. In BCSPL, entering teams is limited only to the franchise holders in BC. Only those with Canadian Soccer Club Charter Status may run BCSPL level teams. Also at U14, all levels move to 11aside.

What is the BCSPL Season of Play and Commitment Level?

Teams practice 3 times a week instead of 2 in U11/U12/U13 D1. Season is year-round, with a long 6-week summer break and a long 4-5 week winter break. Requires strong commitment but there is room for multi-sport athletes.

Intake Evaluation Process, Player Criteria & Selections

In season play with your U13 team and/or own Club Academy. Dialogue between Club Technical staff on technical, tactical, physical, and mental/social (ie attitude, commitment, work ethic, team player etc)

Intake Evaluation Timelines & Dates – Phase 1 (Club Team & Academy) & Phase 2 InfoFAQ

September to January in-season games with U13 team and/or Club Academy.

How is the Coaching Staff / Technical Staff Selected?

To be appointed sometime between November-January with collaboration among NVFC/WVFC/NSGSC. Open to in Club staff or outside Club staff. Will choose the best candidate available each season.

What happens with Roster Formation Long Term? – Player Movement Up/Down

Every November is a re-evaluation phase where BCSPL teams re-asses current roster based on a full season and can move players down a level. This is usually the time where identified top non-BCSPL players or out of Club players are assessed for a few weeks to a month to be added to the BCSPL roster. Most times, given the teams below BCSPL are in mid season, the additions to BCSPL are gradual in nature as the BCSPL next phase begins in early March, so new roster additions are often let to continue to have the benefit of playing games until their fall/winter season is done. This allows teams feeding BCSPL to go undisturbed until their next team formation phase which is usually March/April. Everything is done in full cooperation between the Clubs so players are “delivered” a transition plan and not being pulled in 2 directions.

Are there opportunities for players who are not initially selected to a BCSPL roster?

It will be in each BCSPL coach job description to track top players in the age group for future consideration. Non-BCSPL players may be invited to join the BCSPL team as a training player on a regular basis in 10-12 week increments for an academy like fee. This training arrangement / schedule will be worked out with their usual team.

Where will NVFC BCSPL Team practice and play home games?

All training sessions and home games will occur on North Shore facilities.

Can you still player other sports if you are on a NVFC BCSPL Team??

NVFC supports the CSA Long-Term Player Development Model, which states: "Soccer is the primary sport, but complimentary sports are encouraged which support movement and athleticism suitable to soccer..." You can play other sports, but players must make soccer their primary commitment. Players are expected to be in attendance for all training session and games. The actual interpretation of what level of commitment is required will be up to the team coaches and will vary with the age of the player.

What are the fees for BCSPL Registration?

The projected cost for a full BCSPL season January to December is projected to be approximately $2250. The cost for the Intake Teams are pro-rated lower as the team runs April to December after it is selected in February. The fee will be approximately $1600. 

Fees do not include travel for potential away games to Interior or Vancouver Island as these trips vary by age group. These costs will be managed at the team level. Teams may also choose / vote to travel to tournaments outside of regular League play, which would also result in additional costs at the team level.                                      

What is the playing time policy at the BCSPL level?

All players are guaranteed a minimum 30% playing time averaged out over the course of each Phase.  For Cup Play (play-offs) there is no minimum playing time requirement for those few weeks. These minimum standards are set at the League level and are uniform across the BCSPL.