League Objectives

The BCSL is primarily recreational rather than competitive, so our principal objectives for children, coaches and parents are (in order) to:

  • Be active.
  • Learn rules of fair play and good sportsmanship.
  • Develop a love of soccer.
  • Pick up some basic soccer skills along the way.


To help achieve these goals:

  • We don’t keep track of scores or standings.
  • We learn soccer in a happy and safe environment, free from negative criticism and harassment.
  • Each of us – players, parents and coaches – feels like an essential member of their team.
  • We challenge ourselves to do our best.
  • We play soccer fairly and with good sportsmanship.