Frequently Asked Questions

We are working with the City of Burnaby to determine our field allocations for Fall 2024. We know parents need to plan and we are looking to post what we expect will be our schedule as soon as possible (even if subject to change). We will not have training times until late August at the earliest due to the need to formalize teams and assign fields.

Our kit is based on a two-year cycle starting in 2023. We recommend that families allow for growth when choosing their size. After the initial handout there will be an opportunity to exchange any unworn items (this does not apply to our custom kit for player who are sized in the pre-season). If you require a new piece of kit in 2024, please contact here.

Adidas usually limits availability of a jersey design to two years so we have committed to a jersey which will be available for the next two years. Our jersey sponsor agreements are also based on a two-year cycle. We have committed to a high-quality kit which can easily last two years. We are also sensitive to the amount of extra kit players will accumulate over the years.

Please contact our kit manager here.

Registration for 2024 is by invitation only. If you are interested in being evaluated for a spot at BCSPL please visit here.

All player kits are shown in a PDF in the respective programs section on our website, training players will receive training kit only and will be loaned game kit if and when needed.

Please visit here for information on our Goalkeeping Development.

You will hear from your coaches in late August for 2024-2025 season. First Kicks and House will kick off at our annual Jamboree on September 8th. Most of our divisional teams will start training in late August, subject to coach availability.

You can request to play with a friend by noting it on your registration or emailing our Operations Manager.

Players are continuously being evaluated throughout the season and can be moved up or down to ensure they are playing in the best place for their development.

If your coach feels you should be playing in a higher division, they should contact the Senior Staff Coach responsible for their team and it can be discussed among our technical staff who can liaise with the coach and/or the league if necessary.

  • U8 16 max (game format 5v5 / 2 levels of play, 2 fields)
  • U9 16 max (game format 5v5 / 2 levels of play, 2 fields)
  • U10 18 max (game format 7v7 / 2 levels of play, 2 fields)

According to the High-Performance pathways, only a small percentage of players plays at very competitive levels (see player pathways).

You will be notified via your TeamSnap, and we will also post it on our social media channels. We are working with the city to improve the communications around field closures. We recognize the importance for parents/players to be advised as soon as is possible. There are many reasons a game or practice can be cancelled (air quality, snow, heavy rain etc.).

Most of the fields BFC uses have public washrooms. Players should tell their coach/manager if they need to use the washroom and be shown where they are and depending on their age can be accompanied by team manager. If your child is under the age of 10 it is asked that you remain at practice, in these cases you will be asked to accompany your child to the washroom.

Please visit our coaches section on the website.

Burnaby FC is committed to ensuring any player who wishes to participate in our programming should not be limited by financial restrictions. Our Financial Assistance Policy outlines the options available and is available on our website programs section and in our resources section.

The BCCSL at U11-U13 will consist of Division 1 and Division 1A (top level) for the 2024-2025 season as well as Division 2 and Division 2A (higher level) and Division 3. From U14-U16 it will be Division 1, 2 and 3 and from U17-U18 it will be Metro, Division 1, 2 and 3.

Our intent is to keep teams together however players will be placed at the level our technical staff feel they need to be to maximize their development. This is also subject to coach availability, player requests, team balancing and returning player registration.

Our DC (U8-U13) is run by Nationally Certified Coaches, following CSA and BCSA guidelines and recommendations, including the LTPD (Long-Term Player Development). Our Player-centred programming emphasizes the development of each individual player, to reach their full potential. For more information visit here.

No, you do not have to be currently playing for a BFC team.