Last Updated: 29 April, 2016

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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.

For links to our member clubs, please see the "UISA Members" tab.

UISA Office Hours for Spring

10 September, 2015

Monday: 4 PM - 7 PM      The UISA office will be closed Monday April 25, 2016

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM 

Game day contacts for cup play weekends (Island Invitational, Coastal Cup, Mini World Cup and Provincials):  email UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com or call 250-792-0570

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.


 

Coastal Cup update April 29

29 April, 2016

The U15G Powell River Predators are off to the Coastal Cup finals!  

They will play the SFC U15 Devils Sunday May 1 at 11 AM, on the Kinsmen grass field at Aldergrove Athletic park.

Good Luck Girls!

There will be three Coastal A Cup finalists from the Upper Island district as well -  Good luck to the Riptide U14B, the Storm U14G, and the Riptide U16G!


 

Mini World Cup 2016 - April 30/May 1 in Port Alberni

29 April, 2016

 Mini World Cup weekend is here!

 This is always a fun event - Good luck to all our teams!

 Click  here to contact event organizer with any questions


 

Riptide player evaluations 2016-2017

19 April, 2016

 

 Riptide evaluation dates have now been set!  Please see the evaluation calendar (updated April 29) for the days/times for each division for May 1.

All new players must register for evaluationsNo walk ups will be accepted.

All U14s (born 2003): Online registration is now closed.  Please contact the UISA Administrator at UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com if you are interested in evaluations.  A $30 evaluation fee will be charged and each U14 candidate will receive a tryout shirt which they should wear to all their evaluation sessions, and which is theirs to keep.

New U15s (b.2002) - U18s (b.1999): Online registration is now closed.  Please contact the UISA Administrator at UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com if you are interested in evaluations.

Questions? - please contact UpperIslandRiptide@gmail.com

For more information on Riptide visit http://riptidesoccer.ca/


 

VIPL Storm 2016-17 Coaching staff

19 April, 2016

VIPL Storm is pleased to announce their coaching staff for the 2016-17 season.

Click here for the full list of coaches.


 

Storm Player Evaluations for 2016-17

16 March, 2016

         

Dates have now been scheduled for tryouts for all U14-U18 VIPL Storm teams, starting Friday, April 8.  Please see the full evaluation calendar for the days/times for each division.  

Online registration for players interested in VIPL Storm is now closed.  Please contact the steering committee at the email below with any questions.  

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.


 

Island Invitational finals April 9/10 - Results

12 April, 2016

Tier 3 and Gold teams from Upper and Lower Island kicked off  in Comox Valley on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10, under beautiful soccer weather conditions, in the 52nd "Tournament of Champions" Island Invitational contest to determine the Island Champion.

Congratulations to all our athletes, and all the game MVPs!

The Alberni Athletics U14G, Powell River Panthers U14B, Powell River Predators U15G, Comox Valley Impact U16G, Comox Valley U16B and Comox Valley U18B all emerged as Island Champions for their divisions.  Well done!

 

Click here for the complete results.


 

Island B-cup game results

1 March, 2016

After a weekend of spirited competition February 27 and 28, the Island B-cup games for 2016 are now complete!

Congratulations to the Powell River Predators U15 Girls, who will represent the Upper Island at the Coastal Cup in April/May and the Provincial B-Cup  finals in July!

Click here for the list of our district reps, or check the results for all teams on the playdown brackets for Boys and Girls, updated March 1.


 

UISA League Important Dates

Friday Mar 11 –Monday Apr 4–UISA school district spring breaks

Saturday/Sunday Apr 9/10 Island Invitational finals UISA vs. LISA in Comox Valley.   Be prepared to play either day

 

      Be prepared to play either day

Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 2/3 – Coastal Cup Round of 16 (no Island teams)

Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 9/10 – Coastal Cup Quarter Finals (no Island teams)

Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 16/17 – Coastal Cup Semi Finals

Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 30/May 1 –Coastal Cup Finals

 

Provincial B-Cup Championships – July 7-10

      Boys in West Vancouver, Girls in Penticton 


 

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:
1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
2. Provide a structured player development pathway.
3. Describe best practices for elite player development.
4. Create long-term excellence.

Please see the BC Soccer LTPD page and the Canada Soccer LTPD page for more information.

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!


 

Game Durations

Current Game Durations


DIVISION                 REGULATION                                      OVERTIME                               BALLSIZE
 
U-18                 2 equal halves of 45 minutes                   2 equal halves of 15 minutes                5

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-15                 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

Super8             2 equal halves of 35 minutes                                                                             4


 

*** AWAY TEAM is listed first on ALL website schedules ***

*** HOME TEAM is the SECOND team listed ***