BOWEN ISLAND FC ADULT PROGRAMMING

As of May 25, BIFC is allowed to offer adult league programming and we will be launching our delayed Spring Adult Recreational League and Adult 5-A-Side leagues beginning on June 7. The BIFC Adult Recreational League (Guidelines) is designed for those seeking to enjoy the beautiful game in a fun, social, friendly and safe environment. Players are selected into teams in a blind draw and play each other in a league play. The 5-A-Side League (Guidelines) is for those looking to play at a slightly more competitive - but equally safe and enjoyable environment - than the Recreational League. The 5-A-Side League will only run if we get a minimum of 20 players registered.

Depending on our final numbers we will consider possibly dividing players into drop-in cohorts. We did this in the Fall of 2020 and found it to be very successful as players were able to play 2/week on designated nights and we were able to keep all kick-offs to 7:00 pm. In the event we are forced to cancel programming, members will have the option for either a prorated refund or credit (for future season).​ The new and improved (and softer!) AT Field was a welcome addition to the 2020 Fall season. 

We are pleased to offer a specific soccer evening for players aged 50-60+. The program will consist of 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 games on small pitches which will increase activity and fitness (shorter distances to run), increase soccer skills and touches with the ball, increase team effectiveness and game-based decision-making, and more box-to-box exciting soccer for 50-60+ players (including some sessions on competitive walking soccer). It will be overseen by Bowen Islander Harry Hubball who is the Director and Head Coach of the 50-60+ INTER UBC Masters 5-a-side/Futsal Soccer Academy Program (1999-Present); he is the founding Chairperson of the 50-60+ International Masters 5-a-side/Futsal World Cup and Symposium (2006-Present) which is held annually in Europe.

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Adult Recreational League (players 18 and older)

Players of all ability levels and experience are welcome to have fun on our new artificial turf field in this popular league which has now been running for 12 years.

Get a little exercise and enjoy the beautiful game with your friends, neighbours and relations - beginners welcome! Captains will be chosen and a blind draw will be held for all registered players. We will not have any playoff but we will end the season with a tournament. For more details see our Guidelines.

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Adult 5-A-Side League (players 16 and older)

For intermediate to more experienced players, this is an opportunity to stretch your skills and have some fun. Teams of five players will play in a league with the same format as the Recreational League.

 

Captains will be chosen and a blind draw will be held for all registered players. We will not have any playoffs but we will end the season with a tournament. Players will not have any limit on goals scored.

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Adult 50-60 4-A-Side and 5-A-Side Program (players 50-60+)

The program will consist of 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 games on small pitches which will increase activity and fitness (shorter distances to run), increase soccer skills and touches with the ball, increase team effectiveness and game-based decision-making, and more box-to-box exciting soccer for 50-60+ players (including some sessions on competitive walking soccer)

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Adult Skills (players 18 and older)

Weekly skills development clinic for players who wish to improve their fundamental soccer skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

The clinics will focus on developing a number of basic soccer skills including, but not limited to: First touch receiving; Passing technique and efficiency; Possession-based drills; 1v1 defending; Evasive dribbling; Shooting.