The Abbotsford Soccer Association (ASA) is pleased to be the newest and 16th member of the British Columbia Soccer Premier League (BCSPL). 

BCSPL Guiding Principles Are:

  1. To promote a Player/Person First Approach.
  2. To support Canada Soccer’s, Long-Term Player Development Principles.
  3. To provide Clear and Recognized Pathways for players to be identified, developed, and supported within.
  4. To support and enhance all technical standards within the BCSPL

BCSPL Overview and Purpose:

The BCSPL is a standards-based development environment for female and male players aged U14 to U18 and is positioned as the highest level of youth development community soccer within BC. Its purpose is to bring together identified players from the BC Soccer membership into training and game environments that supports overall development, as well as providing further opportunities for player identification into higher levels of play including, Provincial Programming, University, Professional/National teams programming and progressing into adult community soccer.

The BCSPL is also designed to support the development of coaches and referees, who are required to attain a minimum level of certification to ensure high standards are in place. This is complimented with ongoing technical support through the BCSPL

Participating Clubs, BC Soccer and Canada Soccer. Participating Clubs in the BCSPL have received Canada Soccer’s National Youth Club Licence (NYCL) which covers administration, governance, infrastructure, and technical criteria. This designation from Canada Soccer in addition to gaining BC Soccer Board of Directors’ approval allows entry into the BCSPL. BCSPL Clubs must also comply with the BCSPL league rules and regulations. By receiving Canada Soccer’s NYCL and complying with the BCSPL rules and regulations, this provides assurance that the participating Clubs are adhering to quality standards and are operating at the highest level of youth community soccer within BC and Canada.

ASA and the 2024 Season:

Starting in September 2023, ASA will enter teams into the U14 Intake (players born in 2011) age group. To get a better understanding of the BCSPL Evaluation and Selection Process please click on this link.