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 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)

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

  1. Coastal Cup Winner
  2. Coastal Cup Runner Up
  3. Coastal Cup 3rd place

** Teams losing the Coastal Cup semifinal will be scheduled for a 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 **

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

** The Coastal Cup Finals will be hosted by Ridge Meadows SC **

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

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


Clubs can use their registered players through the FRP process for league and League Cup games. Those same players can also participate in the Coastal Cup, however, once they play a Coastal Cup game, they are considered cup-tied and can not play for more than one team in the Coastal Cup. With BC Soccer's change in registration to allow "club registration" for players rather than team registration, the onus has been placed on clubs to place players in the appropriate level for development purposes.

BC Soccer has further pick up information for the Provincial Cup in their cup rules document.


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

February 10-12 :  Coastal Cup Round of 64 - for the two B Cup groups with more than 32 teams 

February 24-26 :  Coastal Cup Round of 32 (32) - if required

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 by Ridge Meadows SC

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