Welcome to Tsawwassen Soccer Club!
TSC is a not for profit society that provides affordable soccer opportunities for both boys and girls ages 5 -17. We strongly believe all players deserve development no matter what level they play. We operate out of Tsawwassen, a community of about 21 thousand people located in South Delta, but we take registrations from anyone who is interested in playing the “beautiful game” with our club.
Our Goal: Our main goal is to foster a love of soccer for all players at any level they choose. We believe in providing a healthy and positive environment where players, coaches, and officials are respected. We expect our coaches to act as good examples and to teach kids about fair play. We teach our players to work together as a team and to be positive no matter if they win or lose.
Development: As well as promoting a love of the game – the TSC is a development club which aims to push our players on to play for Metro, HPL, Provincial, National, College and Varsity teams if they choose. We follow the “Wellness to World Cup” which is a plan created by Canadian experts for Long Term Player Development. The TSC is governed by Delta District on the Boys side and South District on the Girls side. Both are governed by the BC Soccer Association and the Canadian Soccer Association.
Our club has been incredibly successful despite a small community and relatively small club size of about 900 players. In 2012/2013 about three dozen of our players ages U13-U18 will play on Metro or BC Premier League teams. Five of those players were chosen for BC’s provincial team and four will play varsity (UBC, Queens,
Here are some comparisons for the number of players / per number of residents who have made provincial teams in 2011/2012.
Tsawwassen: 1 provincial player for every 4 500 residents
Port Moody: 1 provincial player for every 10 000 residents
North Van: 1 provincial player for every 14 000 residents
How We Work: Our executive is volunteer based with a monthly honorarium offered to our administrator. Others on the board including the president, secretary, treasurer, district reps, boys and girls coordinators etc. are volunteers. We also rely on each family to put in a minimum of three hours of volunteer time per season to keep our club running.
Although parents would like to see experts coaching their kids - the reality is that this would drive up our costs to a point where many kids could no longer afford to play. We are a community club. We rely on volunteer coaches -- parents who most often have kids on their team. We offer coaching courses or cover the costs for anyone who takes a course and volunteers as a coach.
Like other clubs we also hire professional coaches to advise our volunteer coaches and our board. They help us plan and make programming decisions. We have contracted Mark Rogers to act as our Technical Director. He is also responsible for hiring professional coaches for the TSC. Mark is well respected within BC’s soccer community as a coach and former professional player. He is a major asset to our club. You’ll see his top notch coaches – Jon Rogers, Jason Levitt, Doug Schultz, Paige Skinner, Doug Dyck etc. on the fields while Mark works behind the scenes overseeing, planning, creating programs, advising, and promoting our players to partner organizations and clubs.
About Mark Rogers: Mark Rogers was born and raised in Tsawwassen. He also started his soccer career at the TSC. This year his daughter Mya will enter our club and his wife
On top of the work Mark does for us, he will be acting as interim coach for the Men's national team after leaving his position as head coach for UBC's Womens team. He was recently chosen as assistant coach for the Canadian National World University Games. He has played varsity, nationally and internationally. He played for the Wycombe Wanderers (English Championship League) for eight years (1997-2005) and was captain for two of those years.
Academy: This is where the TSC can offer professional coaching. Academy runs on Monday nights throughout the fall and winter, and often in the spring. It is open to boys and girls ages U6 and up. Registrants are grouped by age and skill. The professional coaches at our Academy are top notch. They have played provincially, nationally and beyond.
There is an extra fee for anyone interested in Academy to cover professional coaching costs. We have attempted to keep the fee as affordable as we can. Just4Keepers G
Academy is an extra resource that the TSC is able to provide that is not offered by all clubs. It is open to players who do not play for the TSC but an extra insurance fee may be charged.
Scholarships / Giving Back: Tsawwassen Soccer Club is one of the few clubs that offers scholarships to those who have played for us and who have given back to our club or community through volunteer work. This year we awarded five thousand dollars to nine of our former players. We believe it is important to reward those who are deserving and to give back.
As a community organization we want to give back. We have donated Tsawwassen Soccer Club jerseys and gently used equipment to orphanages in
We our proud of our club and are always happy to welcome new registrants !