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

UISA SGM/AGM reminder

A  reminder of the Upper Island district general meetings coming up May 26
11AM – Special General Meeting to discuss Constitution and Bylaw changes required by the new Societies Act
Noon – AGM
1:30  UISA Quarterly General meeting
Special GM:  to  revise our constitution and bylaws to comply with the new BC Societies Act.  Documents have been circulated to all clubs.  Anyone who would like a copy should contact UISA at UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com
AGM:  board candidates declared to date 

There are three (3) two-year director terms and one (1) one-year director term up for election.

Two current UISA directors -Brad Berry and Brad Nixon- will stand for re-election.  Brad Berry bio – here.  Brad Nixon bio – here.

Any other interested candidates should provide written notice of their intent to stand via email to UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com.  UISA will then update member clubs with their information.

BC Summer Games Tryout Announcement

  BC Summer Games 2018  Zone 6 Soccer Evaluations for U15 Boys and Girls
In July 2018, Cowichan will host the BC Summer Games.  Zone 6 (Vancouver Island-Central Coast) will field one U15 Boys team and one U15 Girls team in the soccer competition.
Congratulations to our head coaches, as selected by BC Soccer:  
Riley Murray, Boys
Patrick Ryan, Girls
Tryouts for the 2018 BC Summer Games  U15 Boys and U15 Girls Soccer teams will take place at the end of May.  Evaluations are open to players born in 2003 or 2004.
Players may attend ONE of the two open tryout sessions:
Boys= Sat May 26   11:30 – 1 PM at Hampton turf in Victoria OR Sun May 27  10:30 – 12:00 at (new location!) Woodcote field – map.  
Girls = Sat May 26   2 PM – 3:30 at Hampton turf in Victoria OR Sun May 27  12:45 – 2:15 at (new location!) Woodcote field – map.
Players must sign up online for evaluations – link here.  A $15 assessment fee is included in the online form.
Some players will be invited back for a second assessment on June 2.
Players selected for the BC Summer Games teams will compete in Cowichan July 19-22, 2018.
Looking forward to seeing you May 26 and 27 at evaluations!

Island Invitational Finals April 2018

On April 28 and 29, Powell River Youth Soccer hosted the 2018 Island Invitational finals.
There was some great competition on the pitch, even when it got quite damp on Saturday!
Congratulations to all our athletes and all our game MVPs, and well done to our Island Champions: U14B Powell River Energy, U15B Harbour City FC and U18G Comox Valley Blaze!!
Huge thanks to Powell River and their volunteers – you are fantastic soccer hosts! – and to Kevin Cowie and John Charlton who came out on behalf of UISA and BC Soccer.  A special thanks to the junior hockey team for contributing the shuttle bus, and to their driver and Tony Leach, who got our players everywhere they needed to go!
Full event results here

2018-2019 Riptide player evaluations

 Its that time of year again! Player assessments for the 2018-19 Riptide teams are coming up soon – starting  April 14  through to May .  Exact dates/times depend on age group and gender – see below.  All sessions at Upper and Lower Mark Isfeld in Courtenay.

Click here for our Introduction to VIPL document

Here’s all the details – please be careful to follow the online registration link for your age group:

U14 players (born 2005): Open evaluations Saturday April 14th and Saturday April 21st.  Boys will be 12:30-2pm and Girls 3pm-4:30pm. Possible third evaluation session by invitation only.  To sign up online click here.  Underage players will need to submit a recommendation from their club technical director/technical lead with their online form.  Click here for the U14 session info and fees document.  Click here for the Riptide 10 month program information document.

U15 and U16 new players (born 2004 or 2003 and not currently on a Riptide team):  Please complete the Riptide online expression of interest form, including a recommendation from your club technical director/technical lead  – link here. Deadline April 14th.   New players may be invited to attend an academy session and be evaluated.

U15 and U16 continuing players (currently on the Riptide 2017-18 U14 or U15 teams):  Please complete the Riptide online declaration of intent sent to you by your coach/team manager before the deadline of April 14th 2018.

U17 and U18 players (born 2002, 2001):  open evaluation Saturday April 28th.  Girls from noon to 2 PM, Boys from 2-4 PM.   Possible second evaluation session by invitation only.  To sign up online click here.  Click here for the U17-18 session info and fees document.

New coaches interested in coaching for Riptide can also apply online – click HERE.

Click here for our Riptide VIPL fees information document

Click here for an explanation of the Riptide evaluation process.

Coastal B-Cup Semi Finals April 21 and 22

All our UISA district Coastal B-cup reps (U14B PR Energy, U15B HCFC, U16B CV Titans, U17B HCFC, U18B HCFC, U14G PR Strikers, U15G PR Eagles, U16G AV Athletics, U17G CV Thunder and U18G CVBlaze) played at home for  the Coastal Cup quarter finals on April 14/15 on a very busy spring weekend of competitive soccer.

Congratulations to the U14B Powell River Energy and the U14G Powell River Strikers, who won their matches and will advance to the semi-finals on April 21/22!!!!  Good luck!!!

Matches now posted (see bottom of home page).  More match details will be added to the list as soon as updates are received at UISA.

Full competition information available on the Coastal Cup website

2018 B-cup Island Finals results

UISA district B-cup reps U14B PR Energy, U15B HCFC, U16B CV Titans, U17B HCFC, U18B HCFC, U14G PR Strikers, U15G PR Eagles, U16G AV Athletics, U17G CV Thunder and U18G CVBlaze have all completed their matches against the  Lower Island reps for a chance to go to Provincial B-cup finals in July.

Big congratulations to the Powell River Energy U14B and the Alberni Valley Athletics U16G who will be our Provincial B-cup reps in Burnaby (boys) and Kamloops (girls) this summer!!!!!

Links to district playdown brackets for Boys and Girls 

Link to Island B-cup finals results

PLUS…check out our tournament page for your division:

UISA League Important Dates 2017-2018

March 3 and 4 – B-cup Island final makeup games (as needed), plus league matches
March 4 – Super8 year-end Jamboree: Boys in Campbell River, Girls in Comox Valley and last weekend of Super8 league play
March 9 and 10 – U13 Island Invitational Playdowns
March 10 – Pacific Development Cup finals, last weekend of 11-aside regular league play

Note: Monday March 19 – Monday April 9 – UISA spring breaks

Coastal B-Cup – be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday
Quarter-finals – April 14 and 15
Semi-finals – April 21 and 22
Finals – May 5 and 6

B Cup Provincials
Thursday, July 5 – Sunday July 8, 2018 – Girls in Kamloops and Boys in Burnaby

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

NOTE: **** Home team listed first****