TSS GAINS ENTRY INTO BCSPL YOUTH LEAGUE

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  1. southsloper

    southsloper Active Member

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    [click title below to read the full announcement on TSS Soccer website]
    TSS GAINS ENTRY INTO BCSPL YOUTH LEAGUE


    After more than a decade of trying to gain equal access to the youth soccer system in BC, TSS Academy gets the nod from both Canada Soccer and BC Soccer

    February 2, 2020
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    Note: TSS U13 (2008) evaluations start Tuesday Feb 4, 2020 for Boys and Thursday Feb 6, 2020 for Girls.
     
  2. southsloper

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    Regarding the other 3 clubs awarded BCSPL franchises (at the time of these BCSoccerCentral news posts on the 2020-2021 BCSPL expansion):

    1) Langley United Youth Soccer Assoc (LUYSA) posted an announcement, along with their 1st Open Evaluation dates (Thursday Feb 6, 2020) for both 2008/U13 boys & girls. LINK: Langley United awarded BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League)

    2) Vancouver United FC (VUFC) had not posted an announcement or evaluation dates/times yet.

    3) North Vancouver FC (NVFC) had not yet posted news either. NVFC evaluation dates may be next year (and for 2009 boys/girls?) since they said they would not join the BCSPL until 2021.


     
  3. Old Girls Coach

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    Funny how Langley now has two BCSPL clubs, Richmond has two, Vancouver two, and if you live North of the Fraser and East of Port Coquitlam you have nothing. Abbotsford and Chilliwack players still have to travel to Langley, too. The announcement makes it sound like achieving certain levels of certification as a club entitle you to BCSPL entry. A pity no club in the areas I mentioned are up to the standard.
     
  4. Admin

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    This is the biggest joke EVER.

    If anyone interested in a large adult discussion of this announcement, let me know and I'll post the url to a senior soccer oriented discussion concerning this.
     
  5. southsloper

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    @Admin, would that be that *old* thread on TTP that came back to life after TSS got their franchise? Entitled "TSS commencing an action against the BCSA"?
     
  6. Admin

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    Yes, that's the one, I see you found it :)
     
  7. TKBC

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    It's relatively fair re: where the clubs are located. Chwk-Abby should not have a BCSPL team. Don't develop enough good players and won't attract anyone to drive there to play. They develop players for the league, just not enough to form their own competitive teams.

    What should have happened IMO is the new entrants replaced some current clubs. The clubs that entered are good additions, no doubt.

    You can expect now at least 1 Surrey (possibly two if CCB and SFC don't merge) and Port Moody to try and join, and likely be accepted in the next season or two, further watering down the league and we're back to square one which lead to the creation of the league in the first place. But now with a far larger price tag, and no added benefit.
     
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  8. TKBC

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    I agree it does look this way. And that's not a good look. The clubs who entered appear to me to be of the standard required for BCSPL re: how the clubs are run. They'll likely attract good players from outside their district and nearest neighbours I'd think too. But should FVFC, Fusion, Okanagan, and Wave remained in the league? Wave yes, since they have PFC now behind them, but Okanagan? They are a significant outlier.

    What I've suggested is the Island and Okanagan create their own "mini BCSPL" divisions, then put together all-star teams to come down here a few times a year for tournaments, HPP, invite the BCSPL teams to their neighbourhood for a yearly tourney, maybe provincial cup entry, I don't know - but no need for them to be in a lower mainland league every weekend.
     

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