The BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL) is a newly formed league that has amalgamated the former youth leagues that operated in the Lower Mainland.
Those leagues were BCCSL Boys, the Metro Select League (MSL) and BC Coastal Girls Soccer League (BCCGSL). It comprises approximately 21,000 youth and all 8 districts. The amalgamation provides efficiencies in terms of a common set of rules, discipline processes as well as a single scheduling system.
The goal is to professionalize the league and provide consistent services to its constituents.
Teams (U12 Select thru U18) compete in this League at either the Div 1, 2, 3 or 4. This League encompasses the Districts of Alouette, Delta, Fraser Valley, Surrey and Westminster.
All teams from Mission and West Coast Auto Group FC compete in an interlock.
Teams in U4 thru U7 compete in programs operated by their home Club.
All teams registered with the Alouette District are eligible to compete a number of Cup Competitions available for teams playing within the various leagues:
All teams competing in the Select League (Select 2), 5-District (Gold/Silver) League, 5-District Bronze/Red) League and Super 8 Leagues will also compete in some form of League or Conference Cup competition.
UNDER 13 DIVISION
a) 5-District Gold/Silver (Alouette, Delta, Fraser Valley, Surrey Metro and Westminster)
b) 4-District Gold/Silver (Burnaby, North Shore, Richmond and Vancouver)
c) spots will be divided 3 spots for one League and 2 spots for second League (alternating each year commencing with 2009-10 season with 4-District having the three (3) spots)
"A" CUP PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Provincial Championship will be determined by a play-off game between the Lower Mainland Champion and the Interior Champion, with the winner of the U14 - U16 - U18 Divisions going to the National Championships for Club teams.
"B" CUP PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eight (8) teams will advance to the Provincial Championships:
Each year there is a Coastal "B" Cup Competion for teams competing in Div 1 and lower with the two finalists entering the Provincial Championships.
Each District is entitled to an entry into the Coastal "B" Cup competition which begins in late March.
The Alouette District holds a competion within the District (Alouette Cup) to determine the District's entry to the Coastal "B" competition. The finals of the Alouette Cup are usually held the last weekend of February (dates to be announced when League Championship final dates are set).
It is the policy of the Alouette District that all Div 1 and Div 2 teams are automatically entered into the Alouette Cup competition (unless they choose not to enter), while Div 3 and Div 4 teams may request to enter.
All teams entering the Alouette Cup must be aware and willing to advance to the Coastal "B" competition should they win the Alouette Cup. BCSA does not permit a team to withdraw from the Coastal "B" competition without some sort of discipline.
Preliminary Alouette Cup rounds
Should there be more than two (2) entries to the Alouette Cup competition in a Division there will be preliminary rounds leading to the Alouette Cup Finals.
a) Divisions with three (3) entries will have a round-robin competition with the top two (2) teams advancing to the Finals.
b) Divisions with four (4) or more entries will have a single knock-out competition with a random draw for the games.
Scheduling Preliminary games
As not to cause scheduling problems with the League Championship games, teams must expect to play their Alouette Cup Preliminary games on the opposite day of the weekend of their League Championship game.
Preliminary games may be scheduled on a weekday evening but both teams must be in agreement to the change and games must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the next scheduled Preliminary round.
In the event of a discrepancy with this schedule, game dates and times provided by club schedulers should be followed.