Coach/Team Manager Notes

Coaching Qualifications: 

All Team head Coaches MUST have “Soccer for Life” or higher level.  Coaches that fail to have obtained qualification by Jan 1st, 2019 will be subject to a fine of up to $500.00 and have their coaching privileges suspended.

“Game and Permit” Cards: 

All games must have a game card (also called ‘game sheet’) printed by the HOME team from the GotSoccer system.  This game card will act as a record of the match and has space for names of officials, score, yellow or red cards issued, and will also list the game number and PIN for score and discipline reporting.  Regardless if players are entered in the system by the teams, a game card needs to be printed and presented to the Referee. Players not printed on the game card need to be written in on the game card. This includes FRP players that simply get written on the game card.

The DOB for players does not print on the game card, but is required for possible player verification.

The process for game cards:

1 – The HOME team will print 3 copies of the game card and bring them to the game  

2 – The referee should be provided one copy, and the visiting team should be provided another copy

3 – Both team coaches should sign the game sheet prior to kickoff which validates the rosters provided to the Referee

4 – Both teams should make sure the referee’s copy has ALL players listed.  As an example, if one team hadn’t entered a player on their GotSoccer roster before it was printed, they should simply be written onto the team roster section.  Also, FRP (fluid roster process) players should be written on the roster as well

5 – At the game’s conclusion, the Referee should record the score and discipline, and add the names of all officials

6 – Both team managers (or coaches) can take a photo of the completed game card for their records and to use for score reporting, but it will remain with the centre official for their post-game discipline reporting.  There are FREE apps such as ‘Camscanner’ or ‘Microsoft Office Lens’ that can be installed on anyone’s smartphone and will take a photo and then turn that photo into a pdf that can be saved or emailed on the spot

7 – The HOME team MUST report the score, and the Referee will report only the discipline on the GotSoccer link provided to them

Here are the directions from GotSoccer for teams to log-in and download/print the game card

The customary handshake must take place before the start of the game.

Fluid Roster Process

The BCCSL has implemented a fluid roster process (FRP) that will replace the permitting forms and process, and the old “inter-club permits” or “playing up policy”.  This was put in place to aid in player development, and to assist teams requiring players to top up their rosters to their registered roster size.

It is strongly recommended that teams using FRP read the full outline within the league rules.

No paperwork permits are required for any BCCSL games, the registered players just get written on the

game sheet and their ID card is shown to the referee during the ID card check.

It has been clarified that regional metro teams (Vancouver FC, Surrey Selects, Burnaby District, and Fraser Valley) can pull up players from clubs within their district as they don’t necessarily have their own lower level club teams.

Referee Fees for 2018/19 season:  

To be paid before game.

  • U18 – $70.00
  • U17 – $70.00
  • U16 – $60.00
  • U15 – $60.00
  • U14 – $50.00
  • U13 – $50.00

Game Score:    

Your score MUST be entered into GotSoccer before 9PM the Monday following the game, although it is highly recommended to be done earlier.

Post-Game Reports:   

Must be filed completely online. This allows the league to gather feedback from your team and to tabulate votes for MVP.  The league will award the player with the most votes at the end of the season the prestigious MVP Trophy for their age group and gender (one for each age group for Boys and Girls).


All players sent off (red card) must sit out their next league (or cup) game and then attend a discipline hearing, unless notified by the league.  (See “MSL Discipline “).

Regularly scheduled discipline hearings are held at 6501 Sprott Street, Burnaby, at 6:00 pm on Thursday’s   (Burnaby 8 Rinks).

Any player that accumulates 3 yellow cards will be notified by the league as to their suspension.

Provincial Cup vs Premier Cup:

Any MSL team wishing to enter the “Premier Cup” must make such declaration to do so through their District by December 1st.

Coastal Cup:

All MSL teams are eligible for the Coastal Cup (unless they have entered the Prov Premier Cup).


Metro League Youth Soccer | Boys and Girls