GAME FORMATS & TIERING
Team registration for the spring season opens January 15th 2023.
Given the short length of the season, placing teams in the right level of play is critical to ensuring that everyone gets competitive games each week. We simply cannot move teams on a weekly basis as a result of the teams being placed in error.
For 2023, we will follow this process:
Clubs submit team list before March 12th.
League will send clubs a list of registered teams placement
Club technical staff to approve all team placements by March 22nd.
Note that club and team staff should discuss this internally, but the league will take direction only from the club staff - after final team placement teams any team wanting to be moved before the final schedule is released may be subject to a fine of $100.
There will be no re-tiering for U13 and over teams.
Re-tiering will occur for U9 intake to U13 intake teams after the April 9th/10th game weekend. Scores will be made available to club technical staff if requested and, similar to the original placement, team and club staff should discuss any movement requests.
Club technical staff will make re-tiering requests before May 2nd. Requests WILL NOT be taken directly from teams.
The final U9 Intake - U13 Intake schedule will be released on May 4th.
There will be no movement of teams before, or after, the re-tiering dates. The 8 week season is simply too short to constantly move teams between groups. There will be no exceptions.
U9 Intake - U13 Intake (2011 - 2015 Born)
Development 1, Development 2 & Development 3
U13 (2010 born)
Division 1, Division 2 & Division 3
U14 - U18 (2005 - 2009 born)
Metro, Division 1, Division 2 & Division 3
Players are grouped into divisions by their year of birth. For 2023 the ages and corresponding divisions are as follows (as per BC Soccer’s Rules & Regulations)
Questions about Tiers
Coaches who have questions about Tiers and where there team should be should discuss with their clubs Technical Director.
Technical Directors wanting to discuss Tiers can contact the league's Technical Manager by clicking HERE
Any questions from coaches/managers/parents about tiers will be redirected to your club.
U9 Intake - U9 - 2 x 25min
U10 Intake - U11 - 2 x 30min
U13 Intake, U13 & U14 (all division) - 2x 35min
U15 & U16 (all divisions) - 2x40min
U17 & U18 (all divisions) - 2x45min