Divisional Soccer is played in the U11 to U18 age groups. All U11-U12 divisional teams play eight-a-side games on half fields. All U13 to U18 divisional teams play eleven-a-side games on full fields. U13-U18 boys teams are organized into playing levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. U13 to U18 girls teams are organized into Divisions numbered from 1 to 8. The U11-U12 age groups have some different levels of play depending on which league and which age group the team participates in.
4 District Boys and BC Coastal Girls Soccer Leagues
The 4 District Soccer Leagueis for Divisional Boys playing from U12 to U18 as well as select U11 Gold teams. The districts in this league include Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and the North Shore. Teams from Vancouver United play other teams from those jurisdictions in regular league games as well as League cup games. The balance of the Lower Mainland boys teams play in the 5 District Soccer League which represents Surrey, Delta, Fraser Valley, Tri-Cities, and Allouette (Pitt Meadows/Mission) Districts. The 4-D Guide is available at this Link.
The BC Coastal Girls Soccer League is for Divisional Girls playing from U13 to U18 as well as U12 Div 1A and 1B west teams. The BCCGSL includes all the girls's teams within the Lower Mainland in these age categories. The BCCGSL offers three levels of play:
Div 1 (Gold) ; Div 2 (Silver)
These two divisions are considered to involve a higher level of competition and players for these teams go through an evaluation process the spring previous conducted by their community club, in our case Vancouver United FC.
Div 3 (Bronze recreational)
These teams do not require evaluations and they are generally organized by BCCGSL by geography, East and West, so as to limit long travel days when possible.
The Girl's Districts include Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore (West Van includes the Sunshine Coast in some age groups), South District (Surrey/Delta), Burnaby, Tri-Cities and the Fraser Valley. Teams from Vancouver United can potentially play teams from any of the other districts. The Operating Rules for the League is available here.