Last Updated: 1 April, 2015
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The Upper Island Soccer Association provides administrative services to nine clubs situated on north-central Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast (Powell River). Our territory includes School District #68 (Nanaimo, Ladysmith) on the south, School District #70 (Alberni Valley) on the west, School District #69 (Parksville-Qualicum) on the east, north to School Districts #71 (Comox Valley) and SD#72 (Campbell River) and School District #47 (Powell River) on the mainland.
UISA Office Hours
8 January, 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 3 PM - 6PM
Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
If you are a player, parent, coach or manager, and are looking for more information about soccer, click here for a diagram explaining the proper communication process.
Storm Player Evaluations for 2015-16
13 March, 2015
Storm 2015-16 Player Evaluations start March 31!
Dates have now been scheduled for tryouts for all U14-U18 teams, starting Tuesday, March 31. Please see our evaluation calendar for details.
All players interested in VIPL tryouts must register online, using the link to the 2015-16 Storm Player Evaluation Registration form at the top RHS of this page. A $25 evaluation fee will be charged, and all players will receive a tryout shirt to wear to all evaluation sessions, which is theirs to keep.
Questions? - please contact us at StormSteeringCommittee@gmail.com.
U14 Riptide Coaching Applications for 2015-16 now open
Riptide are now accepting coaching applications for their U14 teams. Coaches can apply by completing the VIPL Rip Tide Coaching Application - click here for the link . Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.
VIPL Riptide 2015-2016 tryouts for U14 to U18 boys and girls
23 March, 2015
All interested U14 to U18 Boys and Girls born between 2002 and 1998 from Upper Island North (Powell River, Campbell River and Comox Valley) are invited to try out for the 2015-2016 VIPL Riptide teams.
Dates have now been scheduled for tryouts for all teams, starting Sunday, April 19. Please see our evaluation calendar for details.
Current and new players all must register online using the "2015-16 Riptide Boys and Girls Evaluation registration" form at the top RHS of this page.
Deadlines to register:Sunday April 12 for U14s, Sunday April 19 for U15-U18. No walk ups will be accepted. All evaluations will be completed before May 15.
A $30 evaluation fee will be charged to all U14s, and all U14 players will receive a tryout shirt which they should wear to all their evaluation sessions, and which is theirs to keep.
Questions? - please contact UpperIslandRiptide@gmail.com
For more information on Riptide visit http://riptidesoccer.ca/
Mini World Cup 2015 - May 9/10 in Nanaimo
11 March, 2015
Mini World Cup 2015, a tournament for U8-U11 teams, is all set to go May 9/10 in Nanaimo. To register your team now, and for more information, please visit the Mini World Cup website at http://www.mwcnanaimo.ca/.
This is always a fun event - don't miss out!
Island Invitational Playdown Results
You can check out your standings under the "Island Invitational Standings" button on the LHS of this page, or in the Results Spreadsheet (each division has their own page) - now updated with final results.
Congratulations to all our winning teams, who will head to Lower Island for the Island Invitational finals on April 18/19, 2015. Click here for the complete list of UISA reps.
Riptide Raffle winners for 2015 announced!
1 March, 2015
The VIPL Riptide franchise held their second fundraising raffle and are pleased to announce that 1st prize ($3000 cash) was won by Jacquie Nichol, with Grace Clark winning 2nd prize (complimentary residential soccer camp) and Mike Davis taking 3rd prize ($250 gift certificate from Top Notch Soccer).
Congratulations to all our winners!
Three UISA teams to compete in 2015 Provincial B-cup finals
2 March, 2015
The 2015 B-Cup Island finals are now complete !
There was some great soccer played this weekend as Upper and Lower Island teams competed for the Island B-cup berth. Competition was particularly close for the U16s, where both the boys and girls matches went to overtime to determine their winner!
Updated playdown brackets with scores are posted on the B Cup and Island Cup page.
Congratulations to the HCFC U13 Boys, Powell River U14 Girls and Powell River U18 Girls who are our 2015 Provincial Cup reps. Good luck at Coastal Cup and Provincial finals!
Long Term Player Development - coaching resources
Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres.
LTPD is designed to:
Canada Soccer has released downloadable Coaching Toolkits in support of Long Term Player Development, focusing on Stage 1 (Active Start), Stage 2 (FUNdamentals) and Stage 3 (Learn to Train) - just click the links!
UISA League Important Dates
Sunday, Jan 11 – first day of league play after Winter Break
Thursday, Jan 15 – BCSA Transfer deadline. B-Cup roster due.
Saturday and Sunday January 24/25 – Island Invitational Playdowns for U13-18 - round robin tournament. Be prepared to play either/both days.
Sunday, Feb 1 – UISA B-Cup playdowns QF, Island invitational makeups
Sunday, Feb 8 – UISA B-Cup playdowns semi-finals, league matches
Sunday, Feb 15 UISA B-cup playdown finals, league matches
Sunday February 22 – UISA B-Cup make up weekend, league matches
Saturday/Sunday, Feb 28/March 1–B-Cup Island Finals UISA vs. LISA.
U13, U15, U17 Host, U14, U16, U18 Away. Be prepared to play either day
Sunday March 1 –Super8 Year-end Jamborees
Saturday/Sunday, March 7/8 –Make-Up day for B-Cup if needed
Sunday March 8 – U13-18 year-end Jamborees
Monday March 9 –Friday April 10–UISA school district spring breaks
Coastal B-Cup Be prepared to play either day
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 11/12 – Coastal Cup Round of 16
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 18/19 – Coastal Cup Quarter Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 25/26 – Coastal Cup Semi Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday, May 2/3 –Coastal Cup Finals
Provincial B-Cup Championships – July 9-12
U13-15B at 100 Mile House, U13-15G in Nelson, U16-18 Boys and Girls in Penticton
Current Game Durations
U-17 2 equal halves of 45 minutes 2 equal halves of 15 minutes 5
U-16 2 equal halves of 40 minutes 2 equal halves of 10 minutes 5
U-14 2 equal halves of 35 minutes 2 equal halves of 10 minutes 5
U-13 2 equal halves of 35 minutes 2 equal halves of 10 minutes 5
U-12 2 equal halves of 30 minutes 4
*** AWAY TEAM is listed first on ALL website schedules ***
*** HOME TEAM is the SECOND team listed ***