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Question:

Was anyone else aware the CPL was forging ahead with the season and it is set to kick off August 15th in PEI?

Is the whole season in PEI?

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I was aware...

The Island Games will serve as the CPL’s 2020 regular season, with the winner crowned league champions and awarded the North Star Shield. The winner of The Island Games will also qualify for the 2021 Concacaf League.

The format of The Island Games breaks down like this:
  • An opening group stage (28 games) where every team will play each other once. The top four teams advance to a second round-robin group.
  • A second group stage (six games) where every team will play each other once. The top two teams advance to the finals.
  • A winner-take-all, one-match finale with the North Star Shield at stake.
The most interesting thing I read is that of all the guys playing League 1 Ontario in 2019, only one solitary player was signed to a pro contract across the entire CPL in 2020.

So much for a development pathway... Certainly doesn't bode well for the proposed L1BC
 
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I was aware...



The most interesting thing I read is that of all the guys playing League 1 Ontario in 2019, only one solitary player was signed to a pro contract across the entire CPL in 2020.

So much for a development pathway... Certainly doesn't bode well for the proposed L1BC
One season? Is that enough time to judge?

There has to be a pathway, I just disagree with creating a whole new L1BC for it when perfectly fine infrastructure and clubs already exist in three fairly good men's leagues. Teams like yours should be that pathway. By adding a new L1BC, all it does is water everything down, and the players themselves actually get less development.
 

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Ottawa made 6 signings, 3 from L1O which quadrupled the number moving up to CPL this year.

They now have 20 on their roster for the season.
 
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Instead of approaching VMSL, FVSL, and VISL and asking those for a partnership in creating BC 1 League where top teams from those 3 leagues would compete, BC Soccer is saying that it is not preferred path (to deal with existing leagues, clubs, teams) and lists quite a few reasons of which none make a lot of sense to me (page 4 of the document; link posted below).

BC Soccer is obviously looking for wealthy individuals (owners) to create new L1BC teams but that then contradicts the main “objective” of L1BC:

“A specific quantified objective within BC Soccer’s 2016-2019 strategic plan is to “Introduce a professionally administrated adult amateur soccer league…” (page 1 of the document).

A professionally administered adult amateur soccer league!? So, professionally administered amateur league which logically implies that the players cannot be paid (but BC Soccer “professional administration, of course, can).

If that is the case, why then look for specific owners/operators (obviously gearing toward privately owned new clubs)? We all know that some players are being paid under the table playing in current “amateur soccer leagues” so good luck forming that L1BC where new amateur soccer league would be professionally administered! What would really be different from, let's say, current VMSL Premier League? Direct BC Soccer's "profesional administration"!?

Again, instead of approaching VMSL, FVSL, and VISL to join in a creation of L1BC and adding a top league where teams from multiple soccer leagues would compete, BC Soccer is trying to invent a hot water.

What would be wrong if top 4 teams from VMSL Premier League, 2 from FVSL, and 2 from VISL would be invited to inaugural L1BC (if it is ever created)?

Another step would be to create combined Division 1 (from multiple leagues), Division 2, etc. and finally have all those leagues under one league/umbrella.

That would be a step in a positive direction. That could work. That could be a path to a better development (continuation from Youth Leagues) and to CPL. That would make a sense, in my opinion.

https://www.bcsoccer.net/files/Play...randing philosophy and longer term vision.pdf
 

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Instead of approaching VMSL, FVSL, and VISL and asking those for a partnership in creating BC 1 League where top teams from those 3 leagues would compete, BC Soccer is saying that it is not preferred path (to deal with existing leagues, clubs, teams) and lists quite a few reasons of which none make a lot of sense to me (page 4 of the document; link posted below).

BC Soccer is obviously looking for wealthy individuals (owners) to create new L1BC teams but that then contradicts the main “objective” of L1BC:

“A specific quantified objective within BC Soccer’s 2016-2019 strategic plan is to “Introduce a professionally administrated adult amateur soccer league…” (page 1 of the document).

A professionally administered adult amateur soccer league!? So, professionally administered amateur league which logically implies that the players cannot be paid (but BC Soccer “professional administration, of course, can).

If that is the case, why then look for specific owners/operators (obviously gearing toward privately owned new clubs)? We all know that some players are being paid under the table playing in current “amateur soccer leagues” so good luck forming that L1BC where new amateur soccer league would be professionally administered! What would really be different from, let's say, current VMSL Premier League? Direct BC Soccer's "profesional administration"!?

Again, instead of approaching VMSL, FVSL, and VISL to join in a creation of L1BC and adding a top league where teams from multiple soccer leagues would compete, BC Soccer is trying to invent a hot water.

What would be wrong if top 4 teams from VMSL Premier League, 2 from FVSL, and 2 from VISL would be invited to inaugural L1BC (if it is ever created)?

Another step would be to create combined Division 1 (from multiple leagues), Division 2, etc. and finally have all those leagues under one league/umbrella.

That would be a step in a positive direction. That could work. That could be a path to a better development (continuation from Youth Leagues) and to CPL. That would make a sense, in my opinion.

https://www.bcsoccer.net/files/Player/League1BC/L1BC-ClubFranchise marketing and branding philosophy and longer term vision.pdf
You are preaching to the choir on this one. Hell, make it 5-2-2. Whatever.

Creating a new entity only waters down the system. Makes no sense.

That said, getting these leagues to work together and form a partnership has proven to be impossible, so from that standpoint, maybe your solution makes the most sense: create the league, invite out the clubs from each, and force their hands into working together to form a de-facto promotion system that in fact combines the lower divs? You can quite easily have regions, and a round robin at the end, combining division winners w/ clubs sitting in demotion spot from the division higher.

We all know now geography does not dictate where players play, they play where they feel they can win, and play at the highest level. If the VMSL had a strong club in Aldergrove, players would play there. There was s time when many felt that players would never cross the bridge and play in Surrey...well that argument is dead as dead (Peg). The only limitation is the Island, but the Island is self sustaining, so...there are very few holes in the argument that states players would remain loyal to their grandfathered clubs / leagues.

It's frustrating, though, to see this now sit another year. Get it done already. COVID is the perfect opportunity to reshuffle the deck chairs.
 

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"virtual stadium" - is this not the most bush league thing you've ever seen? WTF are they thinking?
 

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after watching the highlights I'm not altogether clear whether Black Lives Matter or not...
 

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I’m surprised TSS not trying to take all the credit for Jordan Haynes and Zach Verhoven playing for Pacific yesterday.
Oh wait, they always love to.
Both played one season (three months) of PDL with them one summer.
The way these jokers carry on you’d think they coached them since they were 5 years old or something ‍♂
 
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I’m surprised TSS not trying to take all the credit for Jordan Haynes and Zach Verhoven playing for Pacific yesterday.
Oh wait, they always love to.
Both played one season (three months) of PDL with them one summer.
The way these jokers carry on you’d think they coached them since they were 5 years old or something ‍♂
@YoAdrian , any additional comments? :D
 

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I’m surprised TSS not trying to take all the credit for Jordan Haynes and Zach Verhoven playing for Pacific yesterday.
Oh wait, they always love to.
Both played one season (three months) of PDL with them one summer.
The way these jokers carry on you’d think they coached them since they were 5 years old or something ‍♂
That was supposed to be a ;) at the end, damm new technology with old brain
 
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