Last Updated: 2 May, 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 for Spring/Summer
29 April, 2015
Monday, Wednesday: 10 AM - 3PM
Tuesday, Thursday: noon - 3 PM
Friday - CLOSED
Please note the UISA office will be closed for Victoria Day weekend from Friday May 15- Monday May 18 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.
Riptide tryouts 2015-2016: Please double check new schedules for May 3!
27 April, 2015
Dates have been finalized for tryouts for all teams. Please see our evaluation calendar for updates. For the busy May 3 weekend:
U14B now May 4, 7-8:30 at Comox turf
U14G now May 3, 10-12 at Valley View#1
U15G and U15B both May 3, 10-12 at Mark Isfeld
U16B now Friday May 1, 5-7 PM at Comox Valley turf
U18B unchanged - May 3, 10-12 at Mark Isfeld
U16G, U18G unchanged - May 3, 12:30-2:30 at Mark Isfeld
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.
Current and new players all must register for evaluations.
Online registration has now closed - please contact UISA administrator Christine Carson for more information. 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, with over 100 teams registered!!!. For more information, please visit the Mini World Cup website at http://www.mwcnanaimo.ca/.
This is always a fun event - see you there!
2015 Island Invitational Results
20 April, 2015
Nine Upper Island Tier 3 teams traveled to Saanich Fusion in Victoria on Sunday April 19 to kick off against the Lower Island rep teams in the 2015 contest to determine the Island Champion.
Congratulations to all our athletes, and all the game MVPs!
The Harbour City FC U13G, Powell River Predators U14G, Powell River Edge U18G, Harbour City FC U13B and Comox Valley U16B all prevailed in their matches, and emerged as Island Champions for their divisions. Well done!
Click here for the complete results.
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!
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!
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 ***