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

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.

Pacific Development Cup Playdowns started Oct 29!

U15 Boys, U16 Boys U15 Girls and U18 Girls teams involved in the preliminary round played the first game in a home-and-away series on October 29, with the second match to follow on December 3.  Winners of the preliminary round 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 advance to face Lower Island at the Island Invitational in April

Good luck to all our teams!  

Links to playdown brackets for Boys and Girls 

AND…check out our tournament page for your division:

Introduction to UISA League Cup Play 2017-18

U14-U18 teams: 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 (new in 2016-17!)
Super8 teams:8-aside UISA league teams may choose to participate in
1) Super8 Boys and Girls Jamborees held throughout the season (non-competitive)
2) Upper Island Pacific Development Jamboree (non-competitive)
3) Upper and Lower Island Inter-District Island Invitational Tournament U13 age level
For more information, check out the Cup Play Flow Chart and Cup Play 101 documents

UISA League Important Dates 2017-2018

September 2017
September 10 – Season Start
All league games played on Sundays

October
October 1 – Team Rosters due. ID cards mandatory for 11-aside.
October 1 – 11-aside declaration deadline for district Pacific Development Cup
October 8 – Thanksgiving Weekend – no UISA league soccer
October 15 – Pacific Development Jamboree* for Super8s (*host needed)
October 29 – 11-aside Pacific Development Cup playdowns, plus league matches

November
November 12 – Super8 Jamborees (need hosts!)
November 23 – B Cup declaration deadline (11-aside teams)

December
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 (need one host!)
December 10 and 17 – Make-up games (as needed)

January 2018
January 14 – League play resumes after Winter Break
January 15 – B-Cup rosters due. BC Soccer transfer deadline

February
February 4 – Super8 Jamborees (need one host!). UISA B-Cup playdowns (semi-finals),                       plus league matches
February 11– UISA B-cup playdown finals, 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
March 3 and 4 – B-cup Island final makeup games (as needed), plus league matches
March 4 – Super8 year-end Jamboree (need hosts!) 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****