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

Two UISA volunteers recognized by BC Soccer

On November 2, 2019 BC Soccer recognized two deserving members of the Upper Island  soccer community at their Awards Luncheon

Jason Bradley was named Youth Coach of the Year

Jason has been a U18 girls rep coach in Nanaimo for many years. He doesn’t have a kid on the team, he just coaches because he loves sharing his love for the game with others. He has coached teams that have been really strong, and teams that have struggled, but he is always proud of his teams no matter what!  He is compassionate, inspiring, and a dedicated soccer coach.  He has the best sense of humor and fosters very caring and trusting relationships with his players. His teams always have so much fun while learning and working hard. Jason makes the game of soccer fun to learn and practice!!

Coach and former UISA Director Carl Neibel received a BC Soccer Award of Merit

Carl has an incredible soccer volunteer history – he has done everything coaching wise, from club coach to VIPL coach to men’s coach. Carl was one of the founding members of the NYSA DDC academy program and has helped run the Oceanside academy the last few years as well. Carl served on the Nanaimo club board for several years where he held positions from Pony Coordinator to Vice President, before moving on to the district board at UISA where he was the technical advisor and Storm steering committee chair. He has now moved on to the VISL board this year. Carl is also a member of the BC Soccer grass roots committee. Carl is a man who inspires others to coach and get involved board wise. He is always the first to step up and help out!

2019-2020 UISA District Pacific Development Cup

The UISA league U15B are set for the biggest Pacific Development Cup playdown series in the four year history of this competition, with 9 teams competing in the home/away format playdown rounds. 

Nov 5 update: Round 1 for U15B  is now complete and on Nov 3, they were joined by the U18 Boys and Girls for the biggest round of  PDC playdowns.  There was lots of close competition out there, with 4 of the 8 games ending in a tie.  See cup brackets below for all the details!  Next games in the H/A series are set for November 24!

Finally, U15B will wrap it up with Round 3 of their playdowns on Dec 8 and Jan 12.

All three divisions will be joined by U15G in the Pacific Development Cup finals on March 1, 2020 with the winners of the single-elimination match taking home one of our beautiful PDC trophies !

For more details, see the playdown brackets for Boys and Girls

Pac Dev Cup info doc for 2019-20 here.

UISA Board Vacancy

An opening has come up on the UISA Executive board.  Upper Island is hoping to fill the spot (until the next AGM in May 2020) with a dedicated soccer volunteer with governance experience.  Please contact Executive Director Christine Carson if you are interested in the position.

UISA League Cup Play 2019-20

There are 4 competitive tournaments U14-U18  11-aside UISA league teams may choose to participate in:
1) BC Soccer Provincial B-Cup Tournament
2) Lower Mainland Coastal B-Cup Tournament
3) Upper and Lower Island Inter-District Island Invitational Tournament
4) Upper Island District Pacific Development Cup

There are up to four non-competitive events all Super8 UISA league teams may choose to participate in:
1) Super8 Boys and Girls Jamborees held up to 3X throughout the season
2) Upper Island Pacific Development Jamboree

For more information check out the Cup Play Flow Chart and our Cup Play 101 document.

Reminder: Upper Island “Best Fans Ever” Goal

A reminder for all our soccer families of our “Best Fans Ever” Goal for all our teams this season, no matter what age or what level of soccer:

No Coaching From The Sidelines

UISA League Important Dates 2019-2020

September 2019

October

October 1 – ID cards mandatory for 11-aside.

October 1 – 11-aside declaration deadline for district Pacific Development Cup 

October 6 – Super8 Girls Jamboree in Powell River

October 6 – U14-U18 Small Sided Tourney in Nanaimo

October 13 – Thanksgiving Weekend – no UISA league soccer

October 20 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B only, plus league matches

October 27 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B only, plus league matches

November  

November 3 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B, U18B and U18G, plus league matches

November 10- Remembrance Day weekend – No UISA league soccer

November 22 – B Cup declaration deadline (11-aside teams only)

November 24 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B, U18B and U18G, plus league matches

November 24 – Last weekend of regular league games for Super8 Girls before Winter Break

December

December 1 – Last weekend of regular league games for Super8 Boys, U16-18 Boys, U14-15 Girls and U16-18 Girls divisions before Winter Break

December 1 – Girls Super8 Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows

December 8 – Boys Super8 Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows

December 8 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B only, plus league matches

December 8 – Make-up games (as needed) – Super8 Girls, U14-15 Girls, U16-18 Girls, U16-18 Boys

December 15 – Make-up games (as needed) – all divisions

January 2019

January 12 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns for U15B only, plus league matches

January 12 – League play resumes after Winter Break – all other divisions

January 15 – B-Cup rosters due. BC Soccer transfer deadline

January 19 – UISA B-Cup playdowns for U15B if needed, plus league matches

January 26 – UISA B-Cup playdowns (quarter-finals), plus league matches

February

February 2 – UISA B-Cup playdowns (semi-finals), plus league matches

February 9– UISA B-cup playdown finals, plus league matches

February 16 – Cup makeup games (as needed), plus league matches

February 22 and 23 –League matches or B-cup Island finals (vs Lower Island)

U15, U17 Host, U14, U16, U18 Away. Be prepared to play either day

March

March 1 – Pacific Development Cup finals, plus league matches

March 8 – Boys and Girls Super8 year-end Jamborees: Boys in Campbell River, Girls in Comox Valley

March 8 –PDC and B-cup makeup weekend as needed and last day of 11-aside regular league play

Note: Friday March 13 – Monday March 30 – UISA spring breaks

Cup Dates for  11-aside teams–

Island Invitational (for teams who qualify) – April 4 or 5 in Campbell River

Coastal B-Cup (for teams who qualify) – be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday

  • Quarter-finals – April 18 and 19
  • Semi-finals – April 25 and 26
  • Finals – May 2 and 3

B Cup Provincial finals (for teams who qualify)

Boys in Kamloops July 2-5, Girls in Vernon July 9-12

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.

Game Durations

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