Last Updated: 21 February, 2017
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2016-2017 UISA league schedules
2 September, 2016
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!
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.
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!
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
Super8 2 equal halves of 35 minutes 4