Select Team Formation


One of the Club’s strategic priorities is to deliver the highest standards of excellence in soccer development to everyone. In achieving this priority, The Club provides a development pathway for all players and strives to place each at an appropriate level relative to their skill and ability.

Beginning with the U9 age group, players are streamed into various levels based on their skill level. The placement decision is determined through volunteer coach recommendations, technical staff observations, and an in season evaluation process. The Club aims to evaluate players primarily in their team environment across the course of the season. The process can look much different for U9-U10 or U11-U14, in comparison to U15 and older, as the process becomes more tailored to each age group. We understand that formal evaluations do not always provide the appropriate outcome and that is why we aim to evaluate players over the course of their season as much as possible.

Players must be registered for the following season in order to be considered for the evaluation process.

Long Term Player Development

As noted in the Club's Strategic Plan, North Vancouver FC promotes the National and Provincial Player Pathway and Long Term Player Development Model. For information on the Long Term Player Development Model, please see the links below:

Canada Soccer Player Pathway (Long Term Player Development)

BC Soccer Player Pathway (Long Term Player Development)

Team Formation for U11 to U14 Select Teams

Going into U11/U12/U13/U14* Div 1A and Div 1B (*note no Div 1B at U14) Teams will be formed towards the end of the current season by Club staff with input from Select team coaches. Current Div 3 / House players are identified for potential movement to Select throughout the seasons via Club staff visits/scouting. This process may include opportunities for Div 2 players to be invited to practice with Div 1 teams and Div3/House players invited to practice with Div 2 teams during the current season.

Communication to all current Select players regarding their status for U11/U12/U13/U14 Div 1/ Div 2 Teams will occur in late February/March. Communication to staff identified House players about their status for U11/U12/U13/U14 Select will also occur at this time.


  • Throughout Season:
    • Current U10 to U13 Select and House Players Assessed At Team Sessions (Games/Practices)
    • Identified Current Div 2 Players Players To Be Invited to Practice with Div 1 Teams (Div 1B to Div 1A)
  • Second Half Of Season: Invited House players will be identified via scouting and invited to additional invite-only Select ID/Development session(s)
  • January/February:
    • Identified Current Div 2 Players Players To Be Invited to Practice with Div 1 Teams (Div 1B to Div 1A)
    • Identified House Players Players To Be Invited to Practice with Select Teams To Be Assessed Further
  • Late February/March: All Next Season U11-U14 Div 1 and Div 2 Teams Communicated To All Select Players and House Players Involved In Above Process

Heading Into U11-U14 Goalkeeper Evaluations

These are the first age groups the Club assigns full-time Goalkeepers to teams. If you are currently playing on a House team and want to be considered a full-time goalkeeper on a Select team please fill out the form below. Please keep in mind that if you are a full-time goalkeeper on a select team you are committing to be playing goalkeeper for the whole game every week. We will track all that fill out this form and invite you to a goalkeeper identification session in January/February. Only those serious about full-time goalkeeping please complete the following form by February 20th, if you would like to be considered for next season: GK Interested Player Form

U14 BCSPL Intake

U14 is the first year of play for the BC Premier League. During the U13 season, players are assessed through NVFC scouting and partner club collaboration. U14 BCSPL Teams will be announced in early to mid-January before we post our U14 Div 1 and Div 2 Select Teams as per above.

Please visit our BCSPL Information page here for all BCSPL Evaluation and Program information: BCSPL Page

Returning Select Players from Current U14 to U17 Teams

The U15 and up evaluation process for all Metro, Div 1, and Div 2 teams is tailored to meet the specific needs of each age group. Often these will take the form of in house exhibition games with some guest players and/or new players invited to attend.


  • Team formations will be more coach driven at these ages than in U11-U14. Coaches will work with their Club staff to form teams.
  • The plan for the next season will largely be affected by re-registration rates from each of the Select Teams.
  • To be considered for placement at your current Select level or upward movement it is imperative you register for next season by the Early Bird Select deadline
  • Select coaches heading into U15 and up have the option to consult with the Technical Director and technical staff and release players from their team based on in-season performance in lieu of any season-ending evaluations
  • Any player not offered a spot back at their current Select level will have the option to get a full refund
  • Coaches in the age groups will be encouraged to engage in the Team Formation process cooperatively to ensure proper player movement and placement
  • End of season team formation process will often entail scrimmages among the Select level teams with some invited House players included
  • When Select teams are not viable for next season Club coaches and Club staff will look to consolidate a team and redistribute players to an appropriate level team

The Technical staff will host a meeting with current select team coaches leading up to U15 and up evaluations, but after the Early Bird Select registration deadline, to formulate a select team formation plan for each individual age group. Identified House players being considered will be contacted at this time to attend Select team scrimmages/practices in the latter part of fall/winter season and into the spring phase.

Div 3 Player Scouting Process

Div 3/House players will be considered for the Select level via a series of in-season scouting sessions by Club staff during the season. Players who have been identified by Club staff during these visits will receive an invitation to further assessments as per above.

Please note that an invitation to attend the Select team sessions does not necessarily mean that a player will be placed on a Select Team.

New to the Club?

Players new to the Club looking to play Select level should complete this form: New Player Form

After all Select teams have been formed players new to the Club may still be assessed for Select if there is room on a Select team. If there is no room on a specific roster they may have to start on a House/Div 3 team and be monitored until a spot opens up on a Select team.


Take a look at our Select Team formation FAQs document by clicking the button below.