Team Registration Information

Team Registration Information

Team Managers,

 The new soccer season is upon us!

The season will start officially the weekend following Labour Day in September.

Returning Teams

This message is also to remind all teams’ intent on returning to the League for the 2022-23 Fall/Winter season, that they must be in good standing prior to team registration being accepted. This means that they must complete the returning team registration form AND ensure that the team has made a non-refundable $500 payment (put towards team performance bond and/or next season fees) once team has confirmed return.

 The deadline for the returning team registration form submission is within 7 days’ time: August 20th.

Sooner is better! We would like to see majority of teams complete this form and send payment prior to the end of this weekend.

 The deadline for the team’s $500 payment: August 20th.

All outstanding League debts (practice/additional field times, team or player fines, additional player registration fees, game balls, etc.) need to be resolved prior to team registration being accepted.

The deadline for initial team League fees payment ($1,500): September 5th.

The deadline for balance of team League fees payments (estimated $1,350): September 30th.

The $500 payment will be applied to the team’s debts, performance bond or upcoming season’s league fees once the team confirms its return. If the team does not participate in the upcoming season, the $500 payment is forfeited.

Note: if the team has a balance in the Performance Bond, these monies will be added to the bond or returned.

Please contact the League for details. Payment to the League is accepted via cheque made payable to Burnaby Men's Soccer.

Alternate forms of payment are available: cash or e-transfer to registration@bmslsoccer.com are accepted.

Teams that fail to adhere to this deadline, forfeit their spot in the League for this season. In order to return to the League, a team must reapply and are then subject to same rules as new teams (including $500 payment upon acceptance, and must start in Third Division). Of course, spots in the League will be limited and may be full at time of application. Don’t delay!

If teams know in advance that they will not be returning to play next season, please have the consideration to advise the League (via email is fine).

The budget is expected to remain similar to the 2022-23 season. A League meeting is planned for the end of August, and materials will be provided ahead of the season kick-off meeting.

** Forms (links) are located at the bottom of this important information **

New Teams

We are still looking for new teams!

Please get in touch with us by filling the New Team Registration Form and see if there is interest to have teams apply for available spaces within the League. It is always best for teams that apply to so with references from current League teams. And it is in all teams’ interest to grow the League and share increasing costs with other, strong teams.

Important Dates

Team Manager Registration

The website is planned to be open to team manager registration on Mon 22 Aug

Managers must be first to register, so that they can be team moderator (very important!)

Once manager has completed registration, please send email to registration@bmslsoccer.com

 

The website is planned to be open to team player registration on Wed 24 Aug

Please direct all player registration questions and inquiries to registration@bmslsoccer.com

 

-- Games --

Season play starts weekend of Sat 10 Sep/Sun 11 Sep

 

-- Schedule --

We are awaiting late additions and changes to field contracts from the City of Burnaby

We are posting the first month of the schedule prior to the end of August

 

-- Deadlines --

Player Registration: to be eligible to play in Week One, must complete successful registration no later than Thu 8 Sep

This includes: upload of photo (for player card), upload of photo ID, join team roster (visible on website)

Reminder that weekly deadline is Thu at midnight (for all following week’s play)

This includes Cup matches during the following week

Registration is available during the season

 

-- Cup Draws --

Cup formats and team participation is still be discussed

The draws may take place during the month of September

Information will be forthcoming

 

--  League Fee Payments  --

$500 commitment payment is due by Aug 20 (latest!)

First installment payment of $1,500 is due by end of this month (Sep 5)

League prefers cheques made payable to Burnaby Men’s Soccer

Balance of fees due (in full) prior to starting League games (Sep 30)

Non-payment by this date will result in forfeiture of match

 

-- Officials Fees --

Fees remain at $80 per team, per match

This is for centre official, $80 and assistant referees, each at $40

 

-- Game Scheduling Requests --

If team has any schedule requests for the season, please email schedule@bmslsoccer.com ASAP with requests.

League notes these as requests only, but will try to accommodate wherever possible

These requests are meant for known conflicts including: team player weddings, work functions (involving many players on team)

These will need to be submitted prior to August 20

 

-- Practice Field Requests --

If teams wish to rent practice field time through the League, please send an email to schedule@bmslsoccer.com ASAP with requests.

Weekday evenings (Tue-Thu)10-11 is mostly what we have to offer (on half field) at Burnaby Lake

Cost is approx. $550 for the season

 

Preference given to returning teams, their prior allotments and timeliness of requests

Submit your application

Are you a new team or a returning team?

Our Sponsors

Support from the business community is crucial to the staging of the in the soccer grouth thought out the country and the operations of every organisation within the soccer movement.

As you now know the Burnaby Men's Soccer League BMSL has recently teamed up with three sport and health related business located in Burnaby.
Plaese take a look at our sponsor's information.
Let them show you how they can make you perform better.

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About BMSL

The BMSL is a men's soccer league, with all games played within Burnaby BC, mainly at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (near Kensington and Sprott)

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