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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 "Links" tab.
Office hours for Fall/Winter
Sunday, Tuesday - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Monday, Wednesday - 10:30am - 3:00pm
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.
Island Invitational Cup Schedule for May 3, 2014
April 23, 2014
The 50th annual Island Invitiational tournament will be held in Port Alberni on May 3, 2014.
The schedule and updated player pickup rules are now available.
VIPL Riptide 2014-2015 tryouts for U14-U18
April 17, 2014
U14-U18 Boys and Girls born 1997-2001 from Upper Island North (Powell River, Campbell River and Comox Valley) are now being evaluated for the 2014-2015 VIPL Riptide teams.
Evaluations will be held for new players in individual age groups if new players express interest, at sessions scheduled by the applicable team coaches. No walk ups will be accepted. All evaluations will be completed before May 16. Online registration is now closed. For further information regarding registering at this time, please contact the team coach for your specific age directly -see the full announcement or below for the list of Riptide coaches. U14 Riptde tryouts: Sunday April 27, 2014 by invitation only.Girls at 10:30 AM, Boys at 2 PM. Vanier #1 and #2 fields, Courtenay. U15 Boys Riptide tryouts: Sunday May 4 and Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM, Vanier fields, Courtenay. Players must register for tryouts - no walk ups will be accepted. U17 Boys Riptide tryouts: Friday April 25 and Friday May 2, 2014, 5:00-7:00 PM, Queneesh field, Courtenay. Players must register for tryouts - no walk ups will be accepted. U15 Girls Riptide tryouts: Sunday April 27, 2014, 2:00-4:00PM, Vanier fields, Courtenay. Sunday, May 4 and Sunday May 11, 2014, 12:30-2:30PM, Vanier fields, Courtenay. Players must register for tryouts - no walk ups will be accepted. U16 Girls Riptide tryouts: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00-6:00 PM, ValleyView 2 field, Courtenay; Wednesday May 7, 2014 5 PM- 7PM, Brooklyn school field (formerly Lazo), Comox; Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 AM - noon, Brooklyn school field (formerly Lazo), Comox. Players must register for tryouts - no walk ups will be accepted. U17/18 Girls Riptide tryouts: Sunday April 27, 2014, Sunday May 4, 2014 and if needed, Sunday May 11, 2014. 11AM -1 PM at Vanier #1 and #2 fields, Courtenay. Players must register for tryouts - no walk ups will be accepted. For all questions about VIPL Riptide...please contact UpperIslandRiptide@gmail.com or visit www.upperislandriptide.com.
VIPL Storm 2014-2015 tryouts for U15-U18
April 22, 2014
U15-U18 Boys and Girls born 1997-2000 from Upper Island South (Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Port Alberni) are now being evaluated for the 2014-2015 VIPL Storm teams.
All players wanting to try out must register online, using the 2014Storm Player Evaluation Form on the top RHS of this web page. There is a $25 fee for evaluations, and each player will receive a Storm t-shirt to be worn for all tryouts, which they keep.
U15 Girls Storm evaluations: Wednesday, April 23 2014, 5:00-6:30 PM, Forrest field in Ladysmith; Sunday April 27, 2014, 2:00-3:30PM, Kwalikum Secondary School, Qualicum Beach and Wednesday, April 30 2014, 5:00-6:30PM at Merle Logan turf, Nanaimo.
U16-18 Girls Storm evaluations: Wednesday, May 7 2014, 5:00-6:30PM, Forrest field, Ladysmith and Sunday, May 11, 2014, 3:30-5:00PM, Merle Logan field, Nanaimo.
U15 Boys Storm evaluations: Wednesday, April 23 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM, Forrest field in Ladysmith and Sunday April 27, 2014, 3:30-5:00PM, Kwalikum Secondary School, Qualicum Beach.
U16-18 Boys Storm evaluations: Wednesday, May 7 2014, 6:30-8:00PM, Forrest field, Ladysmith and Sunday, May 11, 2014, 5:00-6:30PM, Merle Logan field, Nanaimo.
VIPL Storm 2014/15 Season coaches
April 22, 2014
VIPL Storm is pleased to announce the Storm Head Coaches for the 2014/15 season:
U14 Boys – Rob HoutmanU14 Girls – Kathleen NichollsU15 Boys – Bill MerrimanU15 Girls – Chris ArnettU16 Boys – Carl NeibelU16 Girls – John LeeU17 Girls – Larry StefanekU18 Girls – Iain Baird U17 & 18 Boys – to be determined
VIPL Riptide 2014/15 Season Coaches
Riptide are pleased to announce our coaching staff for the 2014/2015 Season.
U14 Boys Stephen Hall U14 Girls Jim Stewart U15 Boys Bruce Mitchell U15 Girls Jonathan Bos U16 Girls Ash Mohtadi U17 Boys Paul West U18 Boys Henry Roller U18 Girls Mike Oldale
U12 evaluations for BC Summer games Zone 6 teams
April 15, 2014
April 15 update - Note new tryout dates for Upper Island
Zone 6 (Vancouver Island and Sunshine coast) evaluations for players born in 2002 and 2003 will take place regionally in Victoria and Comox Valley/Nanaimo (April 27 and May 4), with final evaluations sessions in Ladysmith (May 16 and 30). This years Summer Games will take place in Nanaimo staring on July 17.
Head coaches this year will be Ken Garraway for the boys and Janelle Smith for the girls.
Click here for more information, and links to register for evaluations.
Important Dates for 2013-2014
December 16, 2013
Sunday, March 16 & March 23 – BC Soccer SPRING BREAK-No Soccer
Saturday and/or Sunday, May 3/4 – Island Invitational Championships. Port Alberni to host.
Coastal Cup dates. Be prepared to play either day
Saturday and/or Sunday, March 29/30 - Coastal Cup Round of 16
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 5/6 – Coastal Cup Quarter Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 12/13 - Coastal Cup Semi Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 19/20 – Easter – no soccer
Saturday and/or Sunday, April 26/27 – Coastal Cup Finals
Provincial B-Cup Championships: Early July. Boys - Richmond, Girls - Chilliwack
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 ***
Upper Island Soccer Association