That was a reserve team run in partnership with UVic.Wait, they already had a team in the PCSL... nevermind...
Division 2 is apparently gaining momentum as a new nation-wide "pro" league split into regions (east/west) to reduce travel costs. This league would sit below CPL and above the Regional Tier 3 leagues.With the changing landscape in Canadian and BC soccer it was unclear and not guaranteed that sanctioning would be provided beyond 2020. The club has made the decision to support BC and Canadian soccer and their plans around Tier 1 (CPL), Tier 2 (Division 2) and Tier 3 (BCL1, L1 Ontario, PLSQ) soccer.
Why should a tier 2 mean BCSA dropped the ball? This BC league is meant to be third tier. Exactly how it's being marketed. The issue may be who signs up for the tier 2 and thus not sign up for tier 3 but maybe not. It was meant to be a third tier, not tier 2.Ah, now I see what you were getting at in the other. I'm up to speed now, thanks.
So, I'd venture a huge yes in dropping the ball...
I think my assertion stands still that I believe we have a player pool to support a league that sits under CPL, weather that is called Tier II or Tier III. I see why they want to call it Tier II, since they view CPL as Tier I in Canada. Not that it should matter to us, but, what happens in Ontario? Do they split the L1O into a Tier II and Tier III? Honestly, they probably could.
Very confusing and convoluted....but yeah they need to get onto something.
this is exactly what should happen - those serious players leave tier 3 and try their hand at tier 2 and then hopefully a CPL contract, and then after that who knows!Yes the stronger, better organized, better funded L1O teams would jump to div2.
There's a huge problem right now in L1O which is a U23 league, in that some teams rely heavily on University players. When the playoffs roll around in September those players become unavailable and some teams competing are unrecognisable from what they were during the season. This year that turned one of the semifinals into a joke where the winning team had a 15-0 aggregate score over 2 legs.
A professional div2 would attract the purely soccer focused players and leave the uni kids in tier3