About the Coastal Cup

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, except for Protest and Appeals deadlines which are as posted under the BCCSL Administrative Handbook:

For game protests, the protest form must be completed within 48 hours of the game, and ONLY accepted by completing this form.
The protest fee of $250 must be received along with completing the protest form, and only accepted by interac email to andrea@bccysl.ca. In the interac notes please note the game number, team name, and your name. This avoids postal delays or admin delays with mail service.

16. c) If a team official has knowledge of the basis for a protest before the game, he/she must advise the referee that the game is being played under protest

BCCSL divisions competing in the 2024 Coastal Cup will be:

U14-U15: Div 1 = A Cup / Div 2 = B Cup
U16-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. League Winner
  2. Coastal Cup Winner
  3. If the BCCSL Divisional Winner and the Coastal Cup Winner are the same, the Coastal Cup Runner Up will receive the second spot.
  4. If the Provincial Cup is being hosted by a Lower Mainland Club the third spot will go to the Host Club providing, they declare their intention of filling those spots by April 1st. If the Host Club has qualified through the course of the Coastal Cup Playdowns, the Coastal Cup Runner Up will receive the third spot. If Coastal Cup Runner Up has already secured a spot in the Provincials, the winner of the third place Coastal Cup game will secure the third spot.

B CUP - The Provincial B Cup is an 8 team competition with 3 spots awarded to the BCCSL:

  1. League Winner
  2. Coastal Cup Winner
  3. Coastal Cup Runner Up



** All Coastal Cup games are managed by the BCCSL, and this includes all scheduling, discipline and possible protests that will follow BCCSL guidelines **



Permits/Fluid Roster Process is not available for Coastal Cup



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
  • Teams must have ID cards and rosters for presentation to match officials for all games
  • Higher seeded team from league standings hosts each game 
  • The designated home club is responsible for scheduling and paying for match officials except for the Finals weekend



Important Coastal Cup Documents