BC Soccer’s Club Charter Program is designed to assist and support members and their affiliated soccer clubs.  The program is open to all BC Soccer full members and their affiliate soccer clubs.  The charter is a free “opt-in” program meaning clubs will have the choice to be a part of it.

It has been designed to enable these organizations to be recognized and, more importantly, receive support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of the club’s size and location within BC.

The BC Soccer Club Charter Program originally was scheduled to consist of three progressions with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standards Two and Standards Three being available in 2017 and 2018. BC Soccer will not be releasing Club Charter Standard 2 and Standard 3 as previously planned but rather, BC Soccer will support the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.  To read the full release please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Standard One of the Club Charter Program has been purposely designed to be achievable by all BC Soccer members and their affiliate clubs, regardless of their size or location across the province. 

The Program’s criteria is based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration.  For more information on the criteria visit the Standards page.

Club Benefits

There are numerous benefits associated with being a part of a program of this nature, including:

  • Provide a structured framework for Clubs to work within, which is support by BC Soccer services.
  • Provide an environment to share Good Practices in club development, governance, administrative and service.
  • Proactively address trends (legal, social or cultural).
  • Build a better soccer structure for BC.

In addition to providing direct support to the affiliated clubs across the province, the program also helps give players and their parents peace of mind while selecting a club to join, by knowing that a base level of criteria is being adhered to.  

Between early February and April 2016, BC Soccer has been (and will be) meeting with every affiliated club board across BC, to provide more detailed information on the Club Charter Program and next steps on how to join.

If you are a club President, have had the initial consultants visit from BC Soccer and want to join the program the next step is to complete the Letter of Intent which will be accessible on the "Get Involved" page in April 2016 via a link to BC Soccer's online management system.  As part of this Letter of Intent, via the system, the club’s immediate governing body (i.e. youth district) will be able to support the application.

Once the Letter of Intent is completed and ‘approved’ various guides, templates and resources to support the club’s application will be made available via the online management system and the BC Soccer Club Charter Lead will support the club to ensure a complete application is developed.

Background Information

For more background information on what BC Soccer completed leading up to the January 2016 announcment and introduction of this this program, please see the following press releases and supporting documentation:

July 30, 2015 - BC Soccer To Create Club Charter Program

December 1, 2015 - BC Soccer to support Club Charter Program with Grassroots Club Charter Leads

October 30, 2017 - BC Soccer prepares for Future Canada Soccer Club License Program