Who is BCSA

Big Country Soccer Association (BCSA) is a soccer body, registered with Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) representing rural communities in central Alberta. BCSA operates a grassroots community-based soccer program for Registered Members (communities in rural Alberta at that are registered under BCSA to compete with other rural communities also registered with BCSA) with a focus on sustainable Long-Term Player Development (LTPD).  The Association is organized and run by a group of dedicated volunteers led by a volunteer Board who believe in the value of offering the youth of the rural communities an opportunity to learn and play the game of soccer. 

Each Registered Member of BCSA operates a soccer program for their community based on the requirements of BCSA, Alberta Soccer Association (ASA), and Canada Soccer Association (CSA).  Participants for each community registers with their community with registration details provided to BCSA to register with Alberta Soccer Association (ASA).  If a participate does not have an age group being offered in their immediate community, BCSA has a player transfer process where the participant can transfer to any BCSA Registered Member who has an age group being offered.  This ensures all participants have the ability to be included in the sport.  BCSA represents the following communities:

BCSA Membership Map- 2023


Our approach to soccer player development follows the objectives and programs by CSA and ASA for Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) and the Standards for Quality Soccer (SQS).  This is fostered by having age-appropriate curriculums for coaching to adhere to in order to support the Canada Soccer Association Grassroots Standards.  We believe in not just the development of the player but also provide support to the development of the individual through sport using the 4-corner development model for player development:

  1. Physical Development

  2. Technical/ Tactical Development

  3. Social/ Emotional Development

  4. Mental/ Psychological Develpment

 BCSA has identified 4-strategic pillars necessary to provide value to those who participate in soccer with BCSA.  Our 4 strategic pillars are:

  1. Integrity

  2. Development

  3. Sustainability

  4. Community

 For more n BCSA's strategic pillars, we invite you to view the following presentation:



BCSA aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience for every athlete.  A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete:

  1. Is coaches using the principles of Positive Coaching.

  2. Has fun playing the game.

  3. Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance.

  4. Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field.

  5. Learns the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game and improves as a player.


BCSA is committed to providing well-organized soccer recreation appropriately structured to accommodate any level of play commensurate with our players' individual abilities, potential, and interests and to promoting a positive youth sports culture that teaches life lessons and "honors the game" for all players in BCSA.  Our sporting philosophy is based on the following objectives:

  1. To provide and support programs for the involvement and enjoyment of members of BCSA in support of LTPD of the sport of soccer.

  2. To encourage and welcome parental support in youth soccer development.

  3. To encourage good sportsmanship through development and competition in sport.

  4. To ensure all participants in all programs have fun and equal opportunity to actively participate in the sport.

  5. To develop each athletes' basic skills and conditioning that they can apply to the sport.

  6. To develop good coaching and officiating capabilities in the sport.

  7. To create and maintain a spirit of friendly competition without fear of bullying.


Our goal is to foster a positive player development experience that can lead to options in the sport of soccer while also providing a supportive environment that also fosters the development of the individual that can contribute to a positive approach to their future endeavors. 

BCSA Organizational Chart- 2023

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Jun. 26, 2024

Provincial Roster Submission
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Jul. 01, 2024

Registrations Due into BCSA
Registrations of all BCSA Members are due into BCSA by end of day on July 01, 2024.

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Jul. 05, 2024 to Jul. 07, 2024

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