BC Coastal Cup News For Our Select Teams

By Fusion FC

The annual Coastal Cup is one of British Columbia’s most prestigious youth soccer events, with a long and rich history in BC, with teams from across the lower mainland competing in this competition. The BCCSL manages this regional competition, and all teams participating in the Coastal Cup are from the BCCSL. The Youth Provincial Championships are governed by BC Soccer’s rules and regulations document here, and all Coastal Cup games are played under these rules.

BCCSL divisions competing in the 2023 Coastal Cup will be:

U13-U14: Div 1 = A Cup / Div 2 = B Cup

U15-U18: Metro = A Cup / Div 1 = B Cup

A CUP – The Provincial A Cup is a 6 team competition with 3 spots awarded to the BCCSL:

  1. Coastal Cup Winner
  2. Coastal Cup Runner Up
  3. Coastal Cup 3rd place 
  4. Coastal Cup 4th place (this is just for U13 where no Island team is in the Provincial A Cup)

** Teams losing the Coastal Cup semifinal will be scheduled for play-off game on the April 22-23 weekend to determine the 3rd placed team **

** The BCCSL board did not approve league winners gaining direct Provincial Cup berths for this season, so the qualifying spots above are directly from BC Soccer’s qualifying format **

** Here are the brackets for the Coastal A Cup groups ** 


** All dates showing league and cup play are on the master calendar, but below are the specific Coastal Cup dates **

March 3-5 :  Coastal Cup Round of 16 (16)

April 1–2 :  Coastal Cup Quarterfinals (8)

April 15-16 :  Coastal Cup Semifinals (4)

April 22-23 :  Coastal Cup Final (2) – hosted at a neutral location

General Coastal Cup rules:

  • All games need a winner. Any games tied at the end of regulation go directly to penalty kicks with no extra time played
  • Players are considered cup-tied to the team they play their Coastal Cup game with. FRP is not allowed during Coastal Cup play
  • Teams must have ID cards and rosters for presentation to match officials for all games
  • The higher-seeded team from the league standings hosts each game 
  • The designated home club is responsible for providing and paying for match officials except for the Finals weekend