2018 Cup Play Information

March 5, 2018

For VIPL League Teams Competing in A Cup

Completed Playdown brackets will be available after the last regular league game in your Division.  Playdown brackets are seeded based on league standings.  Click here for brackets updated March 5.

For A Cup Playdown Guidelines for Upper Island Clubs click here

Out of District Cup Play and Coach Qualifications:  In 2018 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.

For 2018:

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