And with 4 clubs being added this for sure opens the door to more saying "and we're joining in '21." For sure Port Moody, CCB, and Surrey FC will be knocking on the door today at the BCSA and BCSPL offices asking for the price tag to get entry (club licensing). What happens when everyone is licensed? My club wants to get a national license, in a couple years, but we're nowhere near good enough (the on-field player quality) to join a league like BCSPL, and could barely field metro teams most years). We develop loads of players for those leagues, but not entire teams worth in each age group.Great now 60-80 more families per age/gender can spend $3k/season on soccer. Just what we needed.
Someone is happily filling their pockets...
That's what I said on metro yesterday. The whole entire point of BCSPL was to condense talent on and off the pitch. Greater quality control - though from what I've seen and heard there isn't any actual quality control - and I was totally on board with this aspect. 8 teams was perfect. Should those 8 be granted a spot each year? No. Examine each team at each age, each year, and evaluate if another program can offer better services for the following year. Not pro-rel from metro. Genuine scouting of the top clubs, and their entire program, to see if they can provide the necessary service to help kids reach Whitecaps, CPL, or other pro soccer opps. Because if the goal is "scholarships" then you are completely wasting everyones time - this was already being achieved pre-BCSPL.Exactly.
Pretty soon will basically just be the original metro league
I have been asking this question, and it never gets answered. What is the total value of scholarships being handed out each year to BCSPL players. How much have these players parents spent on that kids BCSPL "career"? Value for money? Whitecaps kids are getting fantastic scholarships. So if yer kid is good enough for Whitecaps then BCSPL costs make some sense.But were metro kids getting into prestiges schools like UFV, UBC and SFU? Not a chance, big difference big big difference. It’s a bloody piss take.