Welcome to the home of Upper Island Soccer
The Upper Island Soccer Association provides administrative services to eight clubs situated on central Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Our territory extends south to School District #68 (Nanaimo, Ladysmith), west to School District #70 (Alberni Valley), east to School District #69 (Parksville-Qualicum), north to School Districts #71 (Comox Valley) and SD#72 (Campbell River) and includes School District #47 (Powell River) on the mainland.
For links to our member clubs, please visit the “Members” tab on the “About UISA” menu
Island Team Successes at BC Summer Games
From July 19-22 2018, Cowichan played host the BC Summer Games where Zone 6 (Vancouver Island-Central Coast) fielded one U15 Boys team and one U15 Girls team, with head coaches Riley Murray for Boys and Patrick Ryan for Girls.
On the Boys side, our athletes were part of an extremely competitive pool in the round robin, where their excellent record of one draw and two wins left them tied on points for top spot. They finished the tourney fourth after a really tough final match against Vancouver Coastal.
Our Girls finished their round robin with a record of one tie and one win, and went on to play a strong final match, taking home the first Gold medal for Island girls since 2002!!!
2018 PROVINCIAL CUP RESULTS
Seven Upper Island teams advanced to the A- and B-Cup Provincial finals July 5-8
U15G Riptide, U16G Riptide, U17G Storm, U18G Riptide, U18B Storm, Powell River Energy U14B and Alberni Valley Athletics U16G were all great representatives for our district in competition. Well done to all our athletes!
U14B Powell River Energy won Bronze!
U15G Upper Island Riptide won Bronze!
U16G Upper Island Riptide won Bronze and the Fair Play Award!
U18G Upper Island Riptide won Gold and are the 2018 Provincial A-Cup Champs!
In Provincial Premier Cup, three Vancouver Island Wave teams were crowned Provincial champs:
U16 Girls (whose roster included Ava Alexander, Mia Bond, Cassidy Byrne, Erin Jensen, Jazmine Wilkinson and Mary Nicolls, former Storm players from HCFC and Mid Isle)
U15 Boys (whose roster included Eric Gueldenstern and Caleb Vallance, former Storm/Riptide players from Mid Isle and Powell River.
U14 Boys (whose roster included Emile Abele (finals MVP), Ambrose Tinmouth, Declan Brown, Zavier Hurson, Patrick Osakabe Green, James Rideout, John Uhlig, Spencer Brown and Sebastian Magana, former Storm and Riptide players from Campbell River, Comox Valley, HCFC and Oceanside).
Good luck to the U15B Wave as they move on to Canadian Nationals in October!
UISA League Important Dates 2018-2019
September 8 – Team Rosters due
September 9 – Season Start Remember – All league games played on Sundays
October 1 – ID cards mandatory for 11-aside.
October 1 – 11-aside declaration deadline for district Pacific Development Cup
October 7 – Thanksgiving Weekend – no UISA league soccer
October 14 – Super8 Jamborees: Girls in Comox Valley, Boys in Powell River
October 21 – Possible 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns (TBD), plus league matches
November 4 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns, plus league matches
November 11 – Super8 Jamborees: Girls – need a host!, Boys in Campbell River
November 11- No UISA league 11-aside matches
November 16 – B Cup declaration deadline (11-aside teams only)
November 25 – Possible 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns (TBD), plus league matches
December 2 – Possible 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns (TBD), plus last weekend of regular league games for all 11-aside divisions before Winter Break
December 9 – Super8 Girls district Pacific Development Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows
December 9 – Super8 Boys Jamboree at Alberni Valley
December 9 and 16 – Make-up games (as needed)
January 13 – League play resumes after Winter Break
January 15 – B-Cup rosters due. BC Soccer transfer deadline
January 20 – Possible 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns (TBD), plus league matches
January 27 – Possible UISA B-Cup playdowns (quarter-finals), plus league matches
February 3 – Super8 Boys district Pacific Development Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows
February 3 – Super8 Girls Jamboree (host needed!)
February 3 – UISA B-Cup playdowns (semi-finals), plus league matches
February 11– UISA B-cup playdown finals, plus league matches
February 18 – Cup makeup games (as needed), plus league matches
February 23 and 24 – B-cup Island finals (vs Lower Island)
U15, U17 Host, U14, U16, U18 Away. Be prepared to play either day
March 3 – Pacific Development Cup finals, plus league matches
March 10 – Boys and Girls Super8 year-end Jamborees at HCFC/Nanaimo United (season end!) March 10 –PDC and B-cup makeup weekend as needed and last day of 11-aside regular league play
Note: Monday March 11 – Tuesday April 2 – UISA spring breaks
Coastal B-Cup (for teams who qualify) – be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday
Quarter-finals – April 13 and 14
Semi-finals – April 27 and 28
Finals – May 4 and 5
B Cup Provincial finals (for teams who qualify)
Thursday, July 4 – Sunday July 7, 2019 – Girls in Burnaby and Boys in Prince George
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.
NOTE: Game duration is determined by the oldest age group in a mixed-age match
|Age||Duration||Ball Size||Overtime if needed|
|Under 18||2 halves of 45 minutes each||5||2 halves of 15 minutes each|
|Under 17||2 halves of 45 minutes each||5||2 halves of 15 minutes each|
|Under 16||2 halves of 40 minutes each||5||2 halves of 10 minutes each|
|Under 15||2 halves of 40 minutes each||5||2 halves of 10 minutes each|
|Under 14||2 halves of 35 minutes each||5||2 halves of 10 minutes each|
|Super8||2 halves of 35 minutes each||4||Not applicable|