Vancouver United FC Divisional U13 - U18 Program Information


At U13 - U18 teams will play an 11 v 11 format and are part of the BC Coastal Soccer League. Boys will generally play Saturdays (in some instances a Friday game may take place) and girls will play on Sundays. Teams will have home and away games, with VanU home games taking place at UBC, Jericho and Point Grey. The away games will take place at the opponents locations and will be confirmed prior to the game day.

The season starts the weekend after labour day and runs through to the first week in March with some teams playing to June if they have reached the cup phases.

Schedules for U13 - U18 are not created by VanU but by BC Coastal Soccer League with schedules being sent to the Clubs in three distinct timelines:

Schedule 1 : Will be distributed to Clubs late August/Early September for games Day 1 through to Thanksgiving.

Schedule 2: Will be distributed to Clubs over the Thanksgiving break for games taking place after Thanksgiving through to the Christmas/Winter break.

Schedule 3: Will be distributed to Clubs in the New Year for games taking place from January through to the season end.

Any cup games are scheduled and sent later in the season.


Teams at U13 - U18 are put in to Division categories (Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3) with teams in all three Divisions having a volunteer coach assigned. There is a Metro Division for players born 2004 - 2008 but this is being phased out for future age groups.

Each Division and age group have different commitments as part of their programming and registration fee structure:

Division 3 is a more recreational division, players are provided with a once a week practice (usually either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and a game at the weekend, all are volunteer led.

Division 2 is a higher level of play compared to Division 3, players are provided with a once a week practice (usually either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and a game at the weekend, all are volunteer led.

In addition the Division 2 and 3 players are welcome to register for our weekly Monday academy or teams can request additional training time or team based training at an extra cost if the availability of fields allows. All players at these Divisions are provided with 2 jerseys , a pair of socks and shorts.

Division 1 and Metro teams commitments are different depending on their age group, with details displayed below:

U13 Division 1

Players are asked to attend 3 practice sessions, 2 of these are run by professional staff and 1 is run by a volunteer coach and a game at the weekend which is also led by a volunteer coach. Players are provided with their standard team kit (2 jerseys, a pair of socks and shorts) as well as a rain jacket and an academy kit (1 jersey, a pair of socks and shorts).

U14 Metro

Players are asked to attend 3 practice sessions, 2 of these are run by professional staff and 1 is run by a volunteer coach and a game at the weekend which is also led by a volunteer coach. Players are provided with their standard team kit (2 jerseys, a pair of socks and shorts) as well as a rain jacket and an academy kit (1 jersey, a pair of socks and shorts).

U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Division 1 

Players are asked to attend 2 practice sessions and one game, these are run by a volunteer coach. Players are provided with their team kit (2 jerseys, a pair of socks and shorts).

U15, U16, U17 & U18 Metro

Players are asked to attend 2 practice sessions , one of these is run by a professional coach and the other is run by a volunteer coach and one game which is also led by the volunteer coach. Players are provided with their team kit (2 jerseys, a pair of socks and shorts).