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
Pacific Development Cup Update: Playdowns done, next up are finals on March 11!
U15 Boys, U16 Boys U15 Girls and U18 Girls teams have now finished the playdown rounds. Winners will advance to the finals on March 11, along with teams in the U14 Boys and U18 Boys divisions. Our Pacific Development Cup Champions will then go on to face Lower Island at the Island Invitational in April
Good luck to all our teams!
AND…check out our tournament page for your division:
2018 B-cup draws for U14-U18 UISA league teams
Draws for 2018 B-cup playdowns for U14-U18 UISA league teams in the Upper Island district were done at the UISA General meeting on November 25. See the playdown brackets below for full info.
U15B, U15G, U16B, U18B and U18G will all begin playdowns on February 4. Winners in each division will advance to face the Lower Island rep for a chance to go to Provincial B-cup finals in July, and will also compete in Coastal Cup in April against the Lower Mainland.
Good luck to all our teams!
PLUS…check out our tournament page for your division:
Dealing with Severe Weather
Please follow the UISA severe weather protocol – get in touch with your opposing team and have a plan in place to:
1) check the home clubs’ posted field status to monitor field closures (links to all club websites on the Members page under the About UISA menu);
2) do an early morning check Sunday (before your opposing team leaves home) for standing water or snow on the fields if needed;
3) monitor the Environment Canada website for updates to their Wind/Storm warnings or Special Weather Statements, and
4) check for interruptions to the Powell River ferry service if appropriate.
Remember, the severe weather protocol allows for cancellations on game day, not on spec.
UISA League Important Dates 2017-2018
December 3 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns, plus last weekend of regular league games for all 11-aside divisions before Winter Break
December 10 – Super8 Jamborees: Boys in PR, Girls at Arbutus Meadows
December 10 and 17 – Make-up games (as needed)
January 14 – League play resumes after Winter Break
January 15 – B-Cup rosters due. BC Soccer transfer deadline
February 4 – Super8 Jamborees: Boys at Arbutus Meadows, Girls at HCFC. -UISA B-Cup playdowns plus league matches
February 11– UISA B-cup playdowns, plus league matches
February 18 – B-cup makeup games (as needed), plus league matches
February 24 and 25 – B-cup Island finals (vs Lower Island)
U15, U17 Host, U14, U16, U18 Away. Be prepared to play either day
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.
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|