August Newsletter
Update on Return to Sport for Football
The BCPFA has been advised by Via Sport that the government guidelines for the next phase of return to sport will be provided to us in the coming weeks (or days). While the specific guildelines remain unconfirmed, we have been notified as follows: 

When the review of our recommendations is concluded by [government] officials, We [Via Sport] will be adding an additional section to the existing Return to Sport Guidelines document. Our proposal includes revised guidance for activities involving contact, cohorts, competition, competition hosting, high performance camps and travel.

Once the revised guidelines from Via Sport are received, the BCPFA will move as quickly as possible to update our current Return to Sport Guidelines and make them available to the football community as soon as possible.

We are pleased to advise that 20 of 36 affiliated clubs have completed the BCPFA requirements for a return to training. A list of minor and junior clubs who have met the BCPFA requirements for return to sport can be found on the BCPFA website.

The BCPFA will continue to monitor the situation and work with our stakeholders and partners to help ensure the health safety of all our players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans. 

We welcome any feedback and questions you may have regarding the process. Please email your enquires to: executivedirector@bcpfa.com
Coach Development Information Session
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The BCPFA is hosting an online information session about coach development on Wednesday 19th, August at 7pm.

This information session will include an overview of the current coach education structure, an opportunity for participants to ask questions, and an update on the future direction of coach development in BC. The webinar will be hosted on zoom and there are 100 participant spots available.

Please email Keith Ryan to request a spot in the webinar (executivedirector@bcpfa.com). (please note this webinar was originally scheduled for Wednesday 12th, August).
Team BC Update
The BCPFA is pleased to announce the commencement of the Team BC high performance program and regional academy for the 2020-21 training period.

Participation in the regional program is a pre-requisite for selection to the teams representing BC at the 2021 Canada Cup and 2021 Western Challenge. Both these championships will be hosted in BC for 2021. Information about the new regional academy is available on the BCPFA website.
Team BC Combines
The BCPFA are hosting Team BC fitness and skills combines for athletes age 15, 16, 17 and 18. These combines will be held in each region of the province and athletes must participate in each phase to ensure eligibility to any Team BC program.

  • Phase One Combine (Fall): Baseline Testing
  • Phase Two Combine (Winter): Mid-Point Testing (tracking athlete progress)
  • Phase Three Combine (Spring): Final Testing (used for Team BC Selection)

Each region will host at least two combines in each phase to ensure athletes are provided with an opportunity to attend.

The first two combines are scheduled for:

  • Lower Mainland Phase One Combine - August 15th at Tom Binnie (12noon to 5pm)
  • Register Here

  • Kelowna Phase One Combine - August 22nd Location TBA (12noon to 5pm)
  • Register Here
Volunteer Coaches Welcome
If you are a coach with an affiliated club and would like to be involved with the Team BC program, please email:

Cory Philpot at operations@bcpfa.com
Purchasing BCPFA Membership & Insurance
Due to growing frustrations with the level of service from E-sportsDesk and their unilateral decision to withhold player fees during the pandemic, the BCPFA has made the decision to switch to a different membership registration system.

With this in mind, the BCPFA is pleased to announce we will be using PowerUpSport to process membership and insurance registration. This change is effective August 7th, 2020. If you have previously paid your club registration through E-sportsDesk, this change will not impact you for 2020.

All other parents should contact their club to confirm how they will be handling the registration process for the 2020 season. Parents needing to purchase BCPFA membership and insurance will be able to do so commencing August 15th, 2020

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