Summer Soccer League | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the UBC Summer Soccer League

7-on-7 adult soccer league hosted at UBC’s beautiful Thunderbird park. All games are played on Wednesday Evenings between 7:00pm and 10:00pm.

League Description
6 on 6 + goalie soccer played at UBC's beautiful Thunderbird Park. All games will be played on Wednesday Evenings between 7:00pm and 10:00pm rain or shine
League Format
Teams will play 1-2 games a week and there will be both Men's and Women's competitive divisions. 9 weeks of regular season games with playoffs happening on the 10th and 11th week for all qualifying teams. Room for 24 teams per term, so with limited space, make sure you reserve a spot!

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 19 2017

Team Roster Submission Deadline: Monday, May 22, 2017

League Dates: Wednesdays from May 24, 2017 - Aug. 9 2017

Playoffs Begin: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level and your gender identity and expression. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these three steps prior to registering your team.


Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.


Competitive Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open/Men’s; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open/Mens Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.


Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered.

Tier 1

The highest level of Intramural Leagues competition. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have significant experience in this sport.

Tier 2

Middle level of competitive leagues. This tier is available in all leagues, but not necessarily all team structure categories within those leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have moderate-to-high experience in this sport.

Tier 3

Lowest level of competitive leagues. This tier is not available in all leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. Players at this tier can be beginners, but some basic understanding of the sport is recommended. In this tier all games are officiated with the exception of Volleyball. Volleyball Tier 3 games are only officiated in playoffs.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Friday May 19 2017.

Click here to register online.

Program Level of Play Term Day(s) Times Start End Location Number of games UBC Student Staff/
Faculty
Public/CSC
UBC Adult Summer Soccer League Men's   Competitive Summer Wednesdays 7:00pm to 10:00pm May 24,      2017 August 9, 2017 Thunderbird Park Fields 10-11 $600.00 $730.00 $900.00
68937 68932 68934
UBC Adult Summer Soccer League Women's Competitive Summer Wednesdays 7:00pm to 10:00pm May 24,      2017 August 9, 2017 Thunderbird Park Fields 10-11 $600.00 $730.00 $900.00
68938 68931 68935
UBC Adult Summer Soccer League Men's Recreational Summer Wednesdays 7:00pm to 10:00pm May 24,      2017 August 9, 2017 Thunderbird Park Fields 10-11 $600.00 $730.00 $900.00
68939 68933 68936

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all UBC Intramurals Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the UBC Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Page

UBC Intramurals hosts a Facebook page where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the UBC Intramurals Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free-Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 12 2017 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 13th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

<h3I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Summer Soccer News

Women (W2STGN) in Sport

I have a hunch that you know who most, if not all, of these athletes are…

But can you name any of these athletes?

Sprinter Elaine Thompson won the 100m dash at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Soccer player Carli Lloyd was named FIFA “Player of the Year” in 2015 and 2016

Hockey player Brianna Decker scored the winning goal in the USA vs. Canada game in 2015

Basketball player Diana Lorena Taurasi has won numerous WNBA Awards

 

What about these athletes?

Caster Semenya, an intersex athlete, won the 800m dash at the 2009 world championships

Jaiyah Saelua, who identifies as “Fa’afafine,” the third gender in Samoan culture, competed in a men’s FIFA World Cup qualifier for American Samoa in 2011

Harrison Browne, a Transgender man, scored two goals at the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game in 2017

Lauren Lubin, a non-binary athlete, is a former UC basketball player and current marathoner

 

I can honestly say that I couldn’t before writing this post.

 

Source Giphy

 

It is an unfortunate reality that sports are often seen as activities meant for cis-men1. By age 14, the rate of girls dropping sports reaches twice the rate of boys2.Trans people frequently struggle to participate in sports due to debates over which of the two league options (men’s or women’s) they should be allowed to compete in or if they should be allowed to compete at all. Sports often seem to exist within the gender binary. Men’s and women’s sports are separated and have little to no crossover. UBC Rec really wants to see this change!

 

 

This year, we have changed our intramural team structure to reflect the welcoming and inclusive vision of UBC Recreation. Our Open/Men’s Category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender, our Women’s (W2STGN) Category welcomes women, Two-Spirit, Trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, and our CoRec Category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men.

 

Team sports are for everyone. They allow us to stay fit, create long lasting connections, and to take a break from our day-to-day anxieties. Supporting marginalized people in sports is especially important because women, Two-Spirit, Trans, and gender non-conforming folks are less likely to participate. Our Women’s (W2STGN) league is made to be a safe and welcoming space for these people. Creating a team in this category is a great way to create companionship and foster fun competition within a group of people who have might have similar physical capabilities and/or similar life experiences!

 

 

As Trans basketball player Kye Allums says, “Strength is not a measure of hormones or testosterone. A lot of the strength comes from your heart and what you work for. Sports is about winning. It’s about competing. It’s about respect. It’s about heart. It’s about teamwork. And it’s about playing the game. It’s not about what’s underneath your jersey.”3

So gather a group, get excited, and register for our Women’s (W2STGN) Leagues by September 18th! If you are a free agent, we have a lot of resources available for finding a team.


1. “Cis” referring to “cisgender” which is defined as “people whose sex assignment at birth corresponds to the societal normative gender identity and expression.” Terminology credit to UBC’s Positive Space website.

2. Sabo, D. and Veliz, P. “Girls drop-out at different rates depending on where they live.” Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America. East Meadow, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation. 2008.

3. Steinmetz, Katy. “Transgender Athletes Seek to Play Youth Sports.” Time, Time, 16 July 2015.


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As mentioned above, we have revisited our Intramurals Participation Structure policies in an effort to improve the inclusivity of our programs. There are different team structures that depend on the gender expression and identity compositions of a team. We have updated the names and descriptions of these different structures to better describe the competition environments in each. For more information on gender identity and gender expression please visit our Inclusive Recreation: Gender Identity and Expression page.

Captain’s Email’s have been sent

Hello everyone.

The UBC Adult Summer Soccer League registration has closed and captain’s have been emailed their introductory information.  Team schedules can be found at the left of this page under “Summer Teams”.  Just click your division, and then your team name to check your schedule, results, and roster information. If your captain has not received the introductory email, please make sure they follow up with im.soccer@ubc.ca

Games start Wednesday, May 24th for most teams, but some teams will have a bye-week or a double header (depending on your division) during the season due to an uneven schedule that we have initially.

If you have any questions about the league, please contact im.soccer@ubc.ca

2017 Spring Summer Guides Now Available

UBC Recreation is here to get our community moving. We’re proud to offer a variety of programs and activities for everyone of all ages and skill levels. From first time swim lessons for 6-month olds to intramural league sports and Seniors Tennis, and everything in between.

View the 2017 Spring Summer Guide for all the information you need to know to get moving.

2017 Winter Guides Now Available

UBC Recreation is here to get our community moving. We’re proud to offer a variety of programs and activities for everyone of all ages and skill level. From first time swim lessons for 6-month olds to elite youth soccer camps to seniors tennis and everything in between. At UBC Recreation, we hope to inspire you to add movement into your everyday life in fun and exciting ways. We have something for every taste and interest or be bold and try something new!

Download a PDF of the 2017 UBC Recreation Winter Guide or if you want a hard copy in hand feel free to drop by one of our facilities! You can find facility addresses & locations on the Contact Us page.