In 2014 the BC Soccer Premier League awarded Preston GM Langley FC a franchise in their league. Christened Fraser Valley Premier, our boys and girls BCSPL teams have gone on to achieve great things, including provincial championships. The teams are comprised of male and female players from throughout the Fraser Valley including Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack. These players train incredibly hard to participate in the BCSPL as well as in local, national, and international tournaments.
What is the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL)?
The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League will deliver on the following key development initiatives;
- Support CSA’s “Player First” mentality and it’s Long Term Player Development strategy
- Harmonize all high performance level of programming
- Eliminates congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders
- Works within existing and supporting structures
- Drives improvements to all aspects of high performance soccer
In addition the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League is built on the following guiding core principles of development;
- Provide an elevated level of competition for high performance players within BC
- Provide a strong contribution to player development for the Canadian National Team level of play
- Provide a recognized pathway for players to be identified for BC Soccer Provincial Teams Program, Canadian University, US Colleges and Universities and ultimately the Professional level of play with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.
What type of player does the BCSPL focus on?
The BCSPL is for highly motivated and committed elite level boys and girls playing U13 – U18. BCSPL players should aspire to play in the most competitive environment available, and to achieve their provincial, national, university, and/or professional playing potential.
When and where do Fraser Valley Premier teams play?
Regular Season play begins in Phase 1 with 14 games from February to June. BCSPL Championship play begins in Phase 2 with 8 games from September to November. Non-competition breaks occur in the programming during the Summer (July/August) and the Winter (December/January). For BCSPL Intake Program players, there will be a Transitional Mini-Season which runs from September to November. These players will then play a full season at U13 in the BCSPL starting in February. There is also a Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in the Spring and an Intake Team Festival in Fall. All Fraser Valley Premier home games are played in Langley, Abbotsford or Chilliwack and away games are played within the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Thompson Okanagan.
Do Fraser Valley Premier teams stay overnight when traveling?
As a guideline travel to Victoria will always be day trips unless a game is scheduled prior to 12pm or earlier and Travel to Kelowna will always be an overnight trip unless a game is scheduled at 3pm or later. The Club may at times choose to schedule overnight stays outside of these parameters based on bus utilization, ferry sailings and other scheduling factors.
When and where do Fraser Valley Premier teams train?
Our teams train three times per week with at least two training sessions in Langley in most cases. If there is a large percentage of players from Chilliwack and/or Abbotsford on any given team then there could be two training sessions in Abbotsford. If the largest percentage of players on a given team are from Langley and beyond then all three training sessions will be in Langley. Training will continue during July, August, December and January but there will be mandatory extended shutdown periods during these non-competition breaks.
What does the Fraser Valley Premier kit include?
We have a Lime game jersey along with two sets of black secondary jerseys to be used for training and back-up game jerseys. Also, included is a full set of Team Wear and other optional items. If players wish to order items in addition to what is provided in their kit they can go to the Fraser Valley Premier online Clubwear Online.
Do returning players also have to re-register with Fraser Valley Premier?
Yes, all players including Returning, New, Permitting and Reserve must register on our website. The first step in the registration process will be to select the players status with Fraser Valley Premier as per below:
- Returning: These are players that were with a Fraser Valley Premier team last year.
- New: These are players that are new to Fraser Valley Premier.
- Permitting: These are MSL and Divisional players that did not transfer to the BCSPL by the Dec 15th deadline so require a permit to play until they have completed their commitments with their current team..
- Reserve: These are players that are not part of the team’s official roster but they still need to register. This program is not available for U13 Intakes.
What is a FVP “Permitting” player and when do they transfer to the BCSPL team?
FVP has a special BCSPL registration status called “Permitting” where it is agreed upon that a player will transfer to the FVP BCSPL team immediately following the end of their MSL/Divisional season. “Permitting” players are required to pay their full fee within the same timing as Standard Roster players that are either “New” or “Returning”. Once “Permitting” players are finished with all league and cup play, they can transfer into the BCSPL at the conclusion of their MSL/Divisional season. An example would be if your team has played its last league game and gets knocked out of Coastal Cup (or doesn’t play in it), you have fulfilled your team commitments are free to transfer at that time. If your team is in Provincial Cup competition, you are committed to that team for cup play and could only play in BCSPL league games on permit.
What is a FVP “Reserve” player and do they transfer to the BCSPL team?
FVP has a special BCSPL registration status called “Reserve” where a player has been identified as having strong potential to eventually become a full-time BCSPL player and is offered a spot to train with a FVP BCSPL team throughout the season for a minimum of one session per week while their MSL/Divisional league play is occurring and up to three times per week when MSL/Divisional play is not in session. These players will be the first to be offered an opportunity to play in BCSPL games should they be required but only with the approval of their MSL/Divisional team coach and they are to play no more than 8 games within a given BCSPL season (Feb – Nov). Reserve players are eligible to play in Premier Cup as long as they have played the minimum of three games with the BCSPL team in Phase 1. “Reserve” players may transfer permanently as a full-time player or be released from the Reserve program at the end of the BCSPL season in November. In some cases a “Reserve” player may be offered a full-time position during the BCSPL season should the team lose a regular roster player for whatever reason. Any “Reserve” player that signs prior to the end of the BCSPL season will be will be subject to a rate fee increase calculated on a prorated basis.
How much are the fees and what do they cover?
Fees go towards a variety of expenses, including coach salaries, club staff, player kits, coach kits, training equipment, field rentals, referee fees, hotels and transportation for overnight trips, etc. Please see our Financial Aid page should you require assistance.
These payments will be set-up automatically on the credit card provided at the time of registration as per below:
- U18 (Roster) – TBA
- U18 (Reserve) – TBA
- U13-U17 (Roster) – TBA
- U13-U17 (Reserve) – TBA
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in being evaluated for one of our teams:
Click here to request an evaluation, be sure to complete fully! BOYS REQUESTS
Click here to request an evaluation, be sure to complete fully! GIRLS REQUESTS