Club Development Pathway Standards


The BC Soccer Club Charter Program will consist of three Standards with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standards Two and Standards Three being available in 2017 and 2018.

With a large program such as this, it was important to take an staggered approach to introducing each of the Club Charter Program Standards.  Introducing one Standard per year helps BC Soccer ensure the required attention is provided to the clubs who opt into the program.

Standard One of the Club Charter Program has been purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer affiliate clubs, regardless of their size and location across the province.  The Program’s criteria will be based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration.

Members and their affiliate clubs interested in opting into the BC Soccer Club Charter Program will be required to meet specific Governance, Administrative and Technical criteria. These criteria have been designed to help support and improve a clubs’ programing and operation while still being achievable by all organizations regardless of their size, location or financial situation.

2016 introduces the first of the three standards within the BC Soccer Club Charter Program: Standard One. Standards two and three are scheduled to come out in 2017 and 2018.  Each of the Club Charter Program Standards will progressively take clubs to the next level; therefore, clubs will need to achieve the previous standard before applying for the next. 

BC Soccer’s Club Charter Program criteria for Standard one are listed below:

The process to meet the criteria and also the support materials and templates which BC Soccer has developed to support clubs who have opted into the program will be made available via the online management system.


The Club demonstrates that it makes available and communicates Canada Soccer & BC Soccer Resources to all Club Members.

The Club supports and displays on the Club website the following BC Soccer images;

Player Pathway image

Coach Pathway image

Referee Pathway image

Club Pathway image

The Club’s programming adheres to Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development stages that the Club offers.

The Club uses Coach Code of Conduct forms aligned with BC Soccer.

The Club demonstrates it has a designated Technical Lead, who is a trained Coach. 

The Club’s Player Development Program adheres to the LTPD Priorities for their respective stages they deliver programming for.

The Club demonstrates it provides bi-annual reports on the coach certification for coaches within the Club.

The Club demonstrates it only schedules BC Soccer Registered Referees for all club activity.


The Club is a BC Registered Society.

The Club has published Constitution & Bylaws and Rules & Regulations that adhere to its Youth District/Adult League and BC Soccer.

The club is an Active Member, in good standing and works collaboratively within its District Association and/or Adult League and/or Inter-district leagues, including compliance with BC Soccer regulations regarding legal.

The Club can provide to their direct governing body upon request or in line with submission deadlines, the following:

  • Annual General Meeting minutes for the previous year
  • A Financial Report for the previous year,
  • Evidence that all Board Members have signed a Conflict of Interest Statement
  • Evidence that all Board Members have signed an Oath of Confidentiality

The Club has policies that align with BC Soccer and are accessible by their members regarding the below:

  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Player Safety
  • Conduct, Ethics and Discipline


The Club adheres to BC Soccer, Canada Soccer and FIFA sanctioning regulations.

The Club demonstrates it has a website.

The Club provides to their direct governing body upon request or in line with submission deadlines, the following:

Evidence of compliance with BC Soccer Risk Management regulation being Criminal Record Check management.

Player and team official registration and certification information.

Club Board of Director and Staff positions including contact information.