2018 Cup Play Information
For VIPL League Teams Competing in A Cup
Completed Playdown brackets will be available after the last regular league game in your Division. Playdown brackets are seeded based on league standings.
For A Cup Playdown Guidelines for Upper Island Clubs click here
Out of District Cup Play and Coach Qualifications: In 2018 the minimum coaching certification for head coaches participating in A Cup play is Soccer for Life.
Island A Cup playdowns
Coastal A Cup and Provincial A Cup are open to those U14 to U18 VIPL League teams who have qualified and declared A Cup. The Island A Cup representative for both these tournaments is determined through the VIPL A Cup play-downs. One play-down series results in one winning team which competes at these two cup competitions - Coastal A Cup in April/May, and Provincial A Cup in July.
Remember that once a team commits to A cup, they must play all games that they qualify for, up to and including Provincials.
If a team does not fulfill this commitment then it WILL be sanctioned by UISA/LISA and/or BCSA.
Island A Cup playdown dates for 2017:
Feb 18/19 – VIPL Quarter finals
Feb 25/26 – VIPL Semi-finals
March 4/5 – VIPL Finals
March 11/12 and April 1/2 – Make-Up day for VIPL Finals if needed.
Coastal A Cup
Please see the Coastal Cup website for schedules, game sheets, rules & regulations, duties of coaches, and coaching certificaiton
VIPL A-Cup finals winners who enter the Coastal Cup play single game elimination matches, starting in the quarter-final round. Matches may be held any day listed, at a location on the Island or in the Lower Mainland. Be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday.
Saturday and/or Sunday April 8/9 - Quarter Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday April 22/23– Semi-Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday May 6/7 – Coastal Cup Final in Aldergrove
If you lose a game, you are out of Coastal Cup, but are still going to Provincials as the Island A Cup Rep.
Provincial A Cup
Provincial A Cup is a 3-day tournament with finals on the 4th day. Seeding for finals is based on results from previous games in the tournament: 3 vs 4 and 1 vs 2.
A-cup will be held on July 6-9, 2017 in Surrey
For a link to BC Soccer's Competitions website click here
For Rules and Regulations, click here