Rethinking BC Soccer
Recently,, the British Columbia Soccer Association (BCSA) has been requesting its members to complete a feedback survey. As an Associate Member of the BCSA, I wish to oblige and provide some written feedback. Given the longstanding disagreements between our academy and the BCSA, I've given a good deal of thought to not only how the BCSA conducts its affairs, but to the very purpose of the Association. Read more.
The Unlevel Playing Field
The primary problem surfacing today is that competition in the youth soccer market is not taking place on a level playing field. Soccer clubs and/or youth districts are severely limiting access to the youth soccer market through their control of the British Columbia Soccer Association (BCSA)... Read More.
TSS Looks to Expand Select Program
TSS has announced the expansion of the Select Program next spring of 2014. This opportunity will be offered to a select number of U13 girls (2002/01 born) and U11 Boys (2004 born)... Read more.
TSS Takes Legal Action Against BC Soccer
This is to inform our membership that on May 10, 2012 TSS Academy along with its parent company, Sportstown BC Holdings Ltd, issued the British Columbia Soccer Association (BCSA) with a Notice of Civil Claim. Read More.
HPL and Lessons from Japan
For those who had the pleasure of watching Japan compete and ultimately win the 2011 Women's World Cup, you must have been struck by a few things that stand in stark contrast to the youth game here in North America (particularly on the girl's side). For one, the Japanese players were small, very small, especially compared to the US national team... Read More.
HPL Enters Business Arena
Our primary advice to others has been this: HPL is now a business. Don't let anyone fool you by hiding behind their non-profit status. When a club charges you as much as $2500 and pays their coaches upwards of $15,000 per team, it's a business - plain and simple. Read More.
The Blind Pursuit of Winning
Everyone likes to win. There’s no question that winning makes us feel good and makes us feel successful. But at what point does the pursuit of winning adversely affect our primary objective, which is to develop young players? Read More.