In December 2001, The North Shore Girls Soccer Club approved the creation of a Women’s Program. Since then, it has provided a venue for youth players to transition into adult soccer.
The NSGSC Women's Program is part of NSGSC in the same way as Peewee and Divisional. We provide playing opportunities for all players 17+.
What are the seasons of play?
We run a similar calendar to youth, with our main playing season in Fall/Winter (September-March)* and our secondary playing season in Spring/Summer (May and June).
Most of our Fall/Winter teams participate in the Metro Women’s Soccer League (MWSL). This league is for players of all levels.
We have one team that participates in the North Shore Thirty-Somethings Women's Soccer League (NSTSWSL). This team is for players who are over the age of 30, who live on the North Shore or Squamish and who are recreational. If you are player over 30 who is looking for a more competitive option, see above. If you are interested in joining this team, please email Jeff Mulock.
Our Spring/Summer season is divided between three leagues:
At what level can you play at in the Women's Program?
All levels welcome! See below for a breakdown of levels.
|Adult Division||Youth Division (and other)|
|Premier||HPL, Whitecaps FC, Junior/Senior National, College/University|
|Selects (A/B)||College, Metro, Gold|
|Division 1||Metro, Gold, Division 1|
|Division 2||Division 1 and Division 2|
|Division 3||Division 3|
|Division 4||Division 3, House|
|Division 5||House, new to soccer|
|U-21||Division 2/3 and under 21 years of age|
|Over30s||House, recreational women|
As long as you want to coach, we’ll support you! We always have teams looking for coaches. So, even if you can’t form a team on your own, we will be able to assist you in finding a team to help with.
We first form teams by skill level, then by age. The main questions to ask yourself are:
What level do you want to play at? Do you want a team of similar age range? How committed are you?
When divisions have multiple teams, we try to group them by age range. For example, we may have a Division 1 team with players mostly over 25 and one with players mostly under 25.
Interested in creating your own team? Note that we fill in existing teams before we create a new team. However, if there is a group that is large enough to create a entire new team (without taking players from existing teams) then we welcome the new addition!.
How do we establish home game and practice times?
We work on precedent and on availability. In other words, new teams are given what is left.
Home games are normally Sunday evenings at 6:00pm or 8:00pm at one of the turf fields in North Van or West Van. Some teams have Sunday morning slots and some Friday evening slots.
Practices are between 8:30pm -11:00pm in the Bubble (Windsor Secondary School) or on turf.