Last Updated: 3 September, 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.

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

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 the Labour Day weekend September 5-7 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.


 

Storm 2015/16 Team Rosters

UISA and the Storm Steering Committee are pleased to announce the Storm team rosters for the 2015/16 season!

To view the rosters, click here.


 

Upper Island Shows Some Soccer Love!

Upper Island had two clubs and two teams enter amazing videos for Bell's Show Some Soccer Love contest!

Click here to watch the entries from:

Mid-Isle Highlanders,

Alberni Valley Youth Soccer Association,

CVUSC Royalsand

Nanaimo U11 Girls Team USA!


 

Riptide Families 2015-16 - team communications

Riptide Families
 
Upper Island Riptide would like to communicate directly to our players and families quarterly by newsletters and periodically by email with program information and highlights. By Canadian law users must show their acceptance to receive direct email by opting-in. You can do so by selecting the link below and completing the form hosted on our mail server. Users do have the ability to opt-out at any time.
 
 
Have more than one email address?  Each must be added separately.  
 
Thank you

Seven Upper Island teams competed in Provincial finals July 9-12.  Congratulations to all our athletes from U13B HCFC, U14G Powell River Predators, U18G Powell River Edge, U14G Riptide, U15B Riptide, U16G Riptide and U18G Storm!

 

The Powell River U18 Girls Edge were the winners of the Fair Play award for their division!

                                                   

 

 The U15 Boys Riptide won Silver!

 

 

 The U16 Girls Riptide Won Silver!

 

 

 The U18G  Storm won Silver!

 

 

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!


 

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 

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

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 ***