BC School Sports (BCSS) is the provincial body which is responsible for governance of secondary school sport in British Columbia. Our 18 VSB secondary schools are members of BCSS and must adhere to all BCSS policies and guidelines.
BC School Sports has on average about 450 member schools each year throughout the province, with more than 90 000 student-athletes participating in 62 provincial championships organized by 19 active sport commissions.
BCSS runs championships in the following sports:
Cross Country Running
Ski & Snowboard
Track & Field
The sports are broken down into tiers based on the size of the school’s population (grade 11 and 12 students). For example, girls’ basketball has 4 tiers (A, AA, AAA & AAAA) with AAAA being the largest schools. Sir Winston Churchill would compete in the AAAA tier for girls’ basketball while Britannia would compete in the AA tier.
There are three different seasons of play for the various sports (Fall, Winter and Spring). Competition for school sport is restricted during those seasons of play. For example, a basketball team cannot start exhibition or league play until the end of November and provincial championships must be finished by spring break (13 weeks of competition). A school basketball team would not be permitted to play in game or tournament in April.
For more information on BCSS, please visit their website – BCSS.
Vancouver Secondary Schools' Athletic Association
1580 West Broadway Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 5K8 Canada