The Okanagan junior girls high school soccer championship is happening right now at Brocklehurst Middle School.
That wouldn't be the case if not for a bunch of eager volunteers.
The Okanagan championship, which ends today, features six teams - five from Kamloops, and the Salmon Arm Jewels. The final is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The coaches manning the sidelines for those teams aren't the people you would normally see in those positions in any normal season.
But, because of the ongoing dispute between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the government, some parents, alumni and interested parties are now coaching local high school sports. The BCTF voted in March to have members refrain from volunteering their time for extracurricular activities, including coaching sports teams.
But that hasn't hurt the West Zone junior girls league - the host Broncs, Sa-Hali Sabres, South Kamloops Titans, Valleyview Vikings and Westsyde Whundas all are taking part this weekend.
"You have to give the girls a team to play for," said Candise White, who co-coaches the Broncs alongside Larry Dorais. "Brock is, especially for girls, a big soccer school, so why deny them that?
"It's great to look around and see all these volunteer coaches."
White's daughter, Madisin, plays for the Broncs, while Dorais's son is a teacher at Brocklehurst.
You'll find all sorts of people like this coaching at Brock today - people just hoping to keep alive the sport in town.
"I used to play for Sa-Hali and I loved the program," said Layne Krausher, the Sabres' co-coach beside Alex Polson. "I just wanted to continue the tradition."
Kamloops has two senior girls programs heading to provincials at the end of the month. The Titans seniors, led by head coach Matt Loader, a former TRU WolfPack player, are off to Surrey, while the Sabres, with Danya Mitchell and brothers Braeden and Jason Burrows coaching, will play host to the AA championship starting Thursday at McArthur Island.
Mitchell, like Krausher, was a member of the WolfPack last season, as was Braeden Burrows. Jason Burrows is a former member of the WolfPack.
For as long as schools have had sports programs, teachers and school staff have volunteered hours upon hours coaching and helping teams. They sacrifice their after-school time and weekends.
Now, it's the new - temporary? - volunteer coaches who are putting in the time. And, like the teachers who normally do the job, no one is complaining about the added workload.
"It's no inconvenience at all," Krausher said. "It's been fun - the girls are a hoot. They're 15 years old, what else can you expect?"
The alternative, everyone agrees, is worse.
"There were no teams from Westbank to Salmon Arm - Salmon Arm was the only one in the North Zone," White said. "In Kelowna and Vernon, by all accounts, there was no junior soccer."
The semifinals, which are scheduled for 10 a.m., have been set. South Kamloops is scheduled to play the Vikings in one, while the Jewels and Sabres play in the other.
The Titans defeated the Sabres 7-2 and the Broncs 8-2 on Friday, while the Jewels defeated Westsyde 2-0 and Valleyview 2-1 in a shootout.
The Sabres beat the Broncs 2-1, and the Vikings topped the Whundas 6-0.
The Broncs and Whundas will play for fifth-place at noon.