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
BC Soccer Award of Merit for Upper Island Coach Mike Oldale
UISA is pleased to announce that Mike Oldale received an Award of Merit from BC Soccer at their AGM in Burnaby on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Mike grew up in Powell River in a soccer family and began his coaching his eldest daughter Victoria’s house soccer team in 2004 in the Comox Valley. Since then, he has been involved in soccer – non-stop! – as a coach, volunteer, and recreational player. Mike coached both his daughters through their youth soccer years with CVUSC and Riptide. When he wasn’t coaching his own kids, he was coaching other youth in Spring League soccer, at the DDC, and on the 2014 U18G Riptide team. To highlight his dedication: for two consecutive years he was on the field seven days a week coaching. Mike does an outstanding job of creating an accepting and supportive environment for his players, and they credit him with being a great role model in soccer and in life. His passion for soccer is not only on the field; both CVUSC (where he served as Equipment Manager) and the Upper Island Soccer Association (where he was an integral member of the group involved in the creation of the VIPL, and a founding member of the Riptide Steering committee) have benefited from Mike’s dedication, strong work ethic and humour.
“Mike has an incredible passion for the game of soccer. He is passionate not only about coaching, but about improving the leagues and the organization that we play within.” – Darrin McLeod, Past Chair of Upper Island Soccer Association and the VIPL Riptide Steering Committee.
Call for UISA league team declarations for 2017-18
All teams U12 to U18 wishing to play in the UISA League (Tier 3/Select/Rep League) in 2017-18 must declare their intentions through their Club Administrator or Club President, to the UISA Executive Director (at UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com) by Friday June 30, 2017.
For 2017-18, UISA will offer a mixed-age Super 8 division for U12s and U13s where teams are pooled based on ability, and U14-U18 divisions playing 11 –aside. (Note – team age division is determined by the oldest player on the team)
Clubs will be expected to confirm UISA league teams at the August 26, 2017 UISA GM.
Download all the team declaration info here
B-Cup Play 2017 - five UISA teams advance to Provincial finals!
Island B-cup play is now complete! Five Upper Island teams won their games, and will now advance to the Provincial finals in July.
Congratulations to the Powell River Eagles U14G, Comox Valley Blaze U18G, Campbell River Strikers U14B, Powell River Panthers U15B, and Comox Valley United U18B !!
You can find more detailed cup play information on the Cup Play page, under the 2016-2017 season menu.
For boys playdown brackets, click here.
For girls playdown brackets, click here.
For and up-to-date list of Island B-cup finals information – click here
2017-18 Storm Coaches
The Storm steering committee are pleased to announce our program coaches for 2017-18:
U14 girls – Joel Butler (head coach), Suzanne Beauchesne (assistant coach)
U14 boys – Scott Saywell (head coach), Marc Paris (assistant coach)
U15 girls – Shawn Fiddick (head coach)
U15 boys – Paul Brockhurst (head coach)
U17 girls – TBA
U16 boys – Bobbie Taylor (head coach), Adrian Collery (assistant coach)
U18 girls – Kathleen Nicholls (head coach)
U18 boys – Jamie Tierney (head coach), Brad Nixon (assistant coach)
UISA League Important Dates 2016-2017
Spring/Summer Cup play: Be prepared to play either day
Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 1/2 – Coastal Cup Round of 16 (no Island teams)
Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 8/9 – Island Invitational playdowns for U13s, B-cup play makeup weekend for Island finals
Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 15/16 – Easter weekend
Saturday and/or Sunday, Apr 22/23 – Coastal Cup Semi Finals
Saturday and Sunday, Apr 29/30 – Island Invitational Finals in Lower Island
Saturday and Sunday, May 6/7 – Coastal Cup Finals in Aldergrove
Provincial B-Cup Championships – July 6-9 Boys in Vernon, Girls in South Surrey
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|