2019 Cup Play Information
For VIPL League Teams Competing in A Cup
For A Cup Playdown Guidelines for Upper Island Clubs click here
Out of District Cup Play and Coach Qualifications: In 2019 the minimum coaching certification for head coaches participating in A Cup play is Soccer for Life.
Island A Cup playdowns
Coastal A Cup and Provincial A Cup are open to those U14 to U18 VIPL League teams who have qualified and declared A Cup. The Island A Cup representative for both these tournaments is determined through the VIPL A Cup play-downs. One play-down series results in one winning team which competes at these two cup competitions - Coastal A Cup in April/May, and Provincial A Cup in July.
Remember that once a team commits to A cup, they must play all games that they qualify for, up to and including Provincials.
If a team does not fulfill this commitment then it WILL be sanctioned by UISA/LISA and/or BCSA.
VIPL A Cup playdown dates for 2018:
VIPL Quarter finals - (U14B, U15B, U18B, U18G) February 24 and 25
VIPL Semi-finals - March 3 and 4
VIPL Finals - March 10 and 11
March 17 and/or 18 and April 7 and/or 8 – Make-Up day for VIPL Finals if needed
Coastal A Cup
Please see the Coastal Cup website for schedules, game sheets, rules & regulations, duties of coaches, and coaching certification.
VIPL A-Cup finals winners who enter the Coastal Cup play single game elimination matches, starting in the quarter-final round. Matches may be held any day listed, at a location on the Island or in the Lower Mainland. Be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday.
Quarter Finals - April 14 and 15
Semi-Finals - April 21 and 22
Finals - May 5 and 6
If you lose a game, you are out of Coastal Cup, but are still going to Provincials as the Island A Cup Rep.
Provincial A Cup
Provincial A Cup is a 3-day tournament with finals on the 4th day. Seeding for finals is based on results from previous games in the tournament: 3 vs 4 and 1 vs 2.
A-cup Provincials - Thursday, July 5 - Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Richmond, BC
For a link to BC Soccer's Competitions website click here
For Rules and Regulations click here