About League 1

The Burlington Soccer Club launched their foray into League 1 Ontario in 2022 with the purchase of the licensing agreement from an alternate club. The first season in the league, BSC featured a Men’s Premier and Reserve side, in addition to a Women’s Premier side.  With the start of the 2023 season, the club will have five (5) teams participating in the league: Premier (Men’s & Women’s); Reserve (Men’s); Reserve U19 (Men’s & Women’s). 

League 1 is the province’s first Pro-Am, standards based, senior soccer league for both men & women. League 1 launched in 2014 and BSC is fortunate to be one of a few clubs that offers this program within the Halton Region. The program completes our Player Pathway for all Bayhawks and serves as a bridge program between youth high performance (OPDL) and Professional soccer. 

For more information on League 1, click here.

For inquiries, please email our customer service team at customerservice@burlingtonsoccer.com.


Playing Philosophy

The playing philosophy of the program is to develop and build a positive possessional based style of play that creates technically and tactically astute players who can comfortably move up to and compete at the next level.

Have questions about the programs? Contact our coaches below to find out more.


League 1 Trials

Interested in Pro-Am Soccer in Ontario? Our Team’s are looking for a few key additions to their rosters for the 2024 season. Check out the below for our Trial Listings and make sure to register. 

Men’s U21 – League 2 Division

Date Time Location
Thursday, March 14 6:30 – 8pm Sherwood Forest Park, Dome 3 (5270 Fairview St.)

Women’s Reserve – League 2 Division

Date(s) Time Location
Sunday, March 10 1 – 2:30pm Sherwood Forest Park, Dome 2 (5270 Fairview St.)
Sunday, March 17 1 – 2:30pm TBA
*registration is mandatory
**$30.00 registration fee covers cost for insurance & overhead for trial

League 1 Coaching Staff

In order to best support the program, BSC has hired some of the best in the game to develop our players.

Darren Tilley, Men’s Head Coach Neil Wilson, Women’s Head Coach
  • 15+ years Coaching Experience, including Pro level in USL
  • Former Professional player
  • UEFA A License & Canada A License
  • Ontario Soccer Learning Facilitator & Provincial Team Coach
  • Former MLS Scout

To Contact Darren, click here. 

  • 15+ years of Coaching Experience
  • Former Youth National Team Player
  • UEFA ‘A’ Licensed 
  • Master in High Performance Football, MBP
  • Present University of Waterloo, Women’s Head Coach

To Contact Neil, click here.



League 1 News

As the Bayhawks prepare for their second season in the league, they are proud to announce their first two signings on the Men’s Premier Side – Click Here for the Press Release


2024 Partnerships

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

All Burlington Bayhawk League 1 Premier Teams will be once again sporting the JBH Foundation Logo on their away jersey’s through the 2023 season in support of Youth & Adolescent Mental Health Initiatives. Be on the lookout for our Mental Health Day at the Pitch as we look to continue to bring both awareness and funds to this worthy cause this Summer. 

For the Official 2022 Media Release, Click Here.


Dynamic Health & Performance

Burlington Soccer Club is proud to announce their partnership with Dynamic Health and Performance. Their state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, coupled with their integrative, active, and holistic approach to injury recovery and prevention, sets them apart. The team at Dynamic will work with our High Performance Teams (OPDL & League 1) to ensure they remain pitch ready throughout their outdoor season. With their countless years of experience treating athletes, we look forward to their comprehensive approach.

For more information on Dynamic Health & Performance, click here. 

To read the Press Release about the partnership, click here. 


*Click Here for the League 1 Premier Home Game Schedule 

*Click Here for the Men’s Premier League 1 Game Day Program

*Click Here for the Women’s Premier League 1 Game Day Program