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