Age Groups and Team Placement

As per BC Soccer regulations, our programs are organized by birth year. Spring soccer includes Spring Mini League and Cascadia League, and the age groups are as the following:

Birth Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Age GroupU4U5U6U7U9 IntakeU9U11 IntakeU11U13 IntakeU14 IntakeU14U15U16U17U18

Teams will be offered at the following divisions for 2024 Spring:

Age Group Birth Year Gender Level
U4 - U72020 - 2017Boys & GirlsOne level of play
U9 Intake - U152016 - 2009Boys & GirlsDivision 1 - 2 - 3
U16 - U182013 - 2012BoysMetro - Division 1 - 2 - 3

U4 = Under 4, U5 = Under 5


Educated Parent

The Educated Parent document has been designed to assist parents support their children’s needs in the development in the game. A Small Sided Game is any game played with less than eleven players per side. Eleven-sided soccer is an adult game devised by and for adults to enjoy. Small Sided Games are designed and developed to create and provide guidance to parents who have children playing the game of soccer. It is to supply parents the knowledge that will allow the players to grow without placing unnecessary limitations on the children. In British Columbia, under 5 to and including Under 12, play Small Sided Games.



Ok, you have signed your child up for soccer! Now what do you do?

  1. You know little to nothing about the game.
  2. You know it’s the most popular sport by participation numbers and you know kids love playing.
  3. You know that the kids are asked to kick a round ball.

The most important thing parents need to know is that soccer is about children having fun!
It’s Simple – Your Children LOVE Soccer because it is FUN!


New Player Information

What team will my child be on?
Teams will be formed following the September assessment sessions. While we try to accommodate requests for scheduling and team placement where possible (please let us know), we are subject to some restrictions i.e. registration numbers, gym and field availability and the need to balance teams.


What do I need to bring?
SBMC is excited about the new soccer season. Please come prepared to share the Teamwork experience as your child learns new Soccer Skills. Please make sure your child is wearing shorts, a comfy t-shirt, a water bottle, soccer cleats and shin pads. SBMC will provide the rest (balls, shorts and jerseys).



Boots Bank
If you have gently used soccer cleats that your child has outgrown, we will have a bin available where you can leave them and where parents/players needing soccer cleats can pick them up. This boot exchange kind of “just happens” but it is a chance for you to share the shoes your child has outgrown and maybe find a pair for this year.


Interested in coaching?
We always need coaches and assistant coaches. Please consider Volunteering. While soccer experience will help, SBMC and our technical team will help you develop the skills and get the training so that you can contribute to the program and benefit from sharing your child’s experience in team sports.


SBMC is a community-oriented athletic club operated and supported by its volunteers. In addition to coaching, YOU can help make our program by volunteering. Of course, we need coaches, assistant coaches and managers but we also need other volunteers to make our programs successful. You will not regret it- the connection to your community will be an enjoyable and beneficial experience for you and your family.

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