Standards

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’ programming and operation while still being achievable by all organizations regardless of their size, location or financial situation.

Full Member & Affilfiated Soccer Club Criteria

Important note to Clubs: 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.

Technical

  • 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.

Governance

  • 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

Administration

  • 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.

Associate Member Organization Criteria

Important note to Associate Members: 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 in the short term from Paul Turner while the online management system is being developed.

Technical

  • The organization demonstrates that it makes available and communicates Canada Soccer & BC Soccer Resources to its members/customers.
  • The organization supports and displays on its website the following BC Soccer images;
    • Player Pathway image
    • Coach Pathway image
    • Referee Pathway image
    • Club Pathway image
  • The organization’s programming adheres to Canada Soccer's Long Term Player Development stages that the organization offers.
  • The organization uses Coach Code of Conduct forms aligned with BC Soccer.
  • The organization demonstrates it has a designated Technical Lead, who is a trained Coach.
  • The organization’s Player Development Program adheres to the LTPD Priorities for their respective stages they deliver programming for.
  • The organization demonstrates it provides bi-annual reports on the coach certification for coaches with the organization.
  • The organization demonstrates it only schedules BC Soccer Registered Referees for all organization activity.

Governance

  • The organization is registered with the province of British Columbia as a Society, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Incorporation.
  • The organization has published Constitution & Bylaws (if a registered society) and/or Operational documentation that align/adhere to BC Soccer’s Constitution & Bylaws and/or Rules & Regulations
  • The organization is a member in good standing with their direct governing soccer body and works collaboratively with other BC Soccer members, including compliance with BC Soccer Rules & Regulations.
  • The organization can provide to their direct governing soccer body upon request or in line with submission deadlines, the following:
    • Annual General Meeting minutes for the previous year (if a registered society),
    • A Financial Report for the previous year (if a registered society),
    • Verification of its GST number (if a for profit organization)
    • Evidence that all Board Members/Ownership have signed a Conflict of Interest Statement
    • Evidence that all Board Members/Ownership have signed an Oath of Confidentiality
  • The organization has policies that align with BC Soccer and are accessible by its members/customers regarding the below:
  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Player Safety
  • Conduct, Ethics and Discipline

Administration

  • The organization adheres to BC Soccer, Canada Soccer and FIFA sanctioning regulations.
  • The organization demonstrates it has a website.
  • The organization provides to their direct governing soccer 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.
    • Board Members/Ownership and Staff positions including contact information.

BC Soccer will not be releasing Club Charter Standard 2 and Standard 3 as previously planned but rather, BC Soccer supports the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.  To read the full release please click HERE

BC Soccer will not be releasing Club Charter Standard 2 and Standard 3 as previously planned but rather, BC Soccer supports the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.  To read the full release please click HERE