Last Updated: 26 August, 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 Summer

25 June, 2015

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM 

UISA Office Summer shutdown:  July 18 -  24 and August 1 - 12 inclusive.

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.


 

BC Soccer Award of Merit for UISA Director Sean Arbour

9 June, 2016
 UISA is pleased to announce that district Vice Chair Sean Arbour will receive an Award of Merit from BC Soccer at their AGM in Burnaby on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  Provincial Awards of Merit recognize  individuals who make outstanding contributions to soccer, during a period of ten or more years, as a player, manager, coach, official, or administrator at the club/league or district level.
 
Congratulations, Sean - well deserved!
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Sean Arbour has been an outstanding contributor to Youth Soccer in the Upper Island for many years; a true champion of community sport for all in the Upper Island.  A father of four, all of whom are soccer kids, Sean has coached at all ages as his children grew up in the soccer system.  Sean and his family are members of Campbell River Youth Soccer, where Sean has played a leading role since 1998.  Sean has also applied his considerable talents to the Upper Island District as a member of the UISA Executive Board, most recently as Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.  In the district, Sean was a co-founder of the Vancouver Island Premier League and has played a leading role in establishing and running the UISA Riptide regional teams that allow players from Campbell River, Comox Valley, Powell River and Port Hardy a chance to compete at the Provincial A-cup level. 

Sean dedicates an amazing amount of time to youth soccer, but it is his personal qualities and approach that make him an outstanding leader.  For Sean, it is all about the kids.  He is a model of honesty, integrity and resourcefulness, a truly proactive and caring people person.  Sean gets things done – quickly and well.   He is a patient man, with a great ability to see the big picture.  He brings his calm, cool, collected and wise voice on problems, programs and direction to all his soccer jobs. 


 

Coastal Cup Results

7 May, 2016

The U15G Powell River Predators fought a real battle at the Coastal Cup finals in Aldergrove on May 1, where they kicked off against the SFC U15 Devils.  The game went to overtime before the Predators were edged out 3-2, to become Coastal Cup runners-up.

Well done girls!  Best of luck at Provincials in July!

The three Coastal A Cup finalists from the Upper Island district had an exciting weekend too, with one overtime loss and two wins - see the VIPL website for details!


 

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.


 

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 ***