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 Executive: Call for Board Candidates

UISA is now accepting candidates for its Executive Board for terms commencing in June 2019 (following the UISA Annual General Meeting).
In order for UISA member clubs to evaluate prospective board members, Club Presidents have requested that candidates provide written notice of their intent to stand via email to UpperIslandSoccerOffice@gmail.com.  
Candidate declarations are due by May 1.  
Candidates are encouraged to provide a brief summary outlining their soccer experience/knowledge, governance experience, and skills and attributes relevant to a board position.
UISA will then update member clubs with the information gathered from all declared candidates by May 5.
There are three (3) two-year director terms and two (2) one-year director terms up for election.
Three current UISA directors (Kevin Cowie, Carl Neibel and Shawn Fiddick) will stand for re-election.
UISA encourages all candidates to honour this request from our member clubs. Please note though, that an individual may still declare their candidacy from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.
See you all at our AGM on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the Quality Resort in Parksville at 11 AM!

Coastal Cup 2019 Quarter Final Weekend

The 2019 Coastal A-cup competition kicks off April 13/14, with quarter final matches for both our VIPL A-cup playdown winners and our UISA district B-cup reps in all divisions.

Good luck to U15G Riptide,  U16G Storm, U14B Storm, U15B Storm, U18B Riptide, CV United U18B, NUFC U17B,  CVUSC U16B, PR Energy U15B, CR Thunder U14B, CV Blaze U18G, AV Athletics U17G, CV Wildfire U15G, and PR Lightning U14G!!

Come out and cheer on our players at these exciting home games !!!

Coastal B-cup match info posted below, and Coastal A-cup details posted on the VIPL website

Island Invitational 2019 Results

On April 6, 7 and 14, Lower Island Soccer Association hosted the 2019 Island Invitational finals, including the challenges imposed on the event by an unusual (for this time of year) severe weather interruption of the ferries for our U17B team!
We are proud of all the teams that represented Upper Island at the competition, and of our MVPs: U14G Karlyle Cline, U14B James Lawrence, U15G Mackenzie Stevens, U15B Tobias van Wamel, U16B Rowan Heim, U17G Kamern Mckean, U17B John Harmer, U18G Tiana Stewart and U18B Jayson Mathews.

Congratulations to our new Island Champions: U15B Nanaimo United FC, U17B Powell River Panthers and U17G Alberni Valley Athletics!!

Full event results here

2019-2020 Riptide player evaluations 

 Player assessments for U15-U18 2019-20 Riptide teams are coming up in May .  Exact dates/times depend on age group and gender – details will be posted  below as soon as they are available.  

Click here for our Introduction to VIPL document

U14 players (born 2006): Assessments concluded April 13.  Online signup link for U14s closed.  Click here for the updated U14 session info outline; Click here for the Riptide 10 month program information document for the 2006 intake group; Click here for our updated Riptide VIPL fees information document for U14s.

U15, U16, U17 and U18 new players (born 2005, 2004, 2003 or 2002 and not currently on a Riptide team): Must complete the Riptide online expression of interest form.  Deadline May 10th.   New players may be invited to attend a training session and be assessed on May 11 and/or May 25.

Online signup link for NEW U15-U18s here.

Click here for the Riptide 10 month program information document for U15-U16; Click here for our updated Riptide VIPL fees information document for U15-U18s.

U15, U16, U17 and U18 continuing players (currently on the Riptide 2018-19 teams):  Please complete the Riptide online declaration of intent sent to you by your coach/team manager.  All players should make themselves available for training/assessment sessions on May 11 and May 25.

New coaches interested in coaching for Riptide should contact our Technical Director, Shel Brodsgaard.

 2019-2020 Storm player evaluations

Player assessments for the 2019-20 Storm teams began with U14s in March and went ahead for all other age groups in early April 
Click here for our Introduction to VIPL document
Here’s all the details:
U14 players (born 2006):Evaluations were held in March.    Online signup link now closed. Team announcements have been made.
U15-U18 new and returning players:  Online signup link now closed. One open assessment session in early April for each age group, held at Second turf in Nanaimo.  A second session will not be required in any of the age groups, and team announcements will be made by the end of the month.
Click here for our Storm VIPL fees information document

Click here for an explanation of the Storm evaluation process

New coaches interested in coaching for Storm should contact our Technical director, Larry Stefanek

Mini World Cup May 4-5, 2019

The Mini-World Cup is an annual Vancouver Island soccer tournament for U8-U11 players from the Island, the Lower Mainland, and across BC. The host community changes every year – and this year, it’s Ocenaside’s turn!

The Ocenaside Soccer Club is pleased to invite all BCSA affiliated soccer players to enter this years’ Mini World Cup: May 4th & 5th, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) in Qualicum Beach, BC. Each registered team will represent a specific country, and countries will be organized into geographic regions, with all players from each region wearing the same colour jersey – if your team wins, your points go towards your region, and all age groups are in each region!

In addition to the actual soccer games, the event will also feature opening ceremonies with a Parade of Nations and the Fun Zone!

Get all the info here: https://miniworldcup.ca/

2019 Provincial Cup Teams from Upper Island

March 9/10 was a busy soccer weekend on the Island, crammed with B-Cup Island final games and VIPL final games to determine which teams would advance to to the Provincial Cup finals July 4-7.  Our district will be well represented with three B-cup reps and five A-cup reps this year!
Congratulations to the Powell River Energy U15B, the Comox Valley U16B and the Comox Valley Blaze U18G who won their Island B-cup final matches and will compete this summer in Prince George and Burnaby!
Congratulations to the U14B Storm, the U15B Storm, the U15G Riptide, the U16G Storm and the U18B Riptide who won their VIPL playdown A-Cup finals and will move on to compete in South Surrey in July!

Reminder: Upper Island “Best Fans Ever” Goal for 2018-19

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

FYI – BC Soccer has recently shared their concerns about sideline conduct, especially towards referees, with all our clubs- click here to see their letter.

UISA League Important Dates 2018-2019

March 3 – Pacific Development Cup finals, plus league matches
March 10 – Boys and Girls Super8 year-end Jamborees at Nanaimo United (season end!)

March 10 –PDC and B-cup makeup weekend as needed and last day of 11-aside regular league play

Note: Monday March 11 – Tuesday April 2 – UISA spring breaks

Coastal B-Cup (for teams who qualify) – be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday
Quarter-finals – April 13 and 14
Semi-finals – April 27 and 28
Finals – May 4 and 5

B Cup Provincial finals (for teams who qualify)
Thursday, July 4 – Sunday July 7, 2019 – Girls in Burnaby and Boys in Prince George

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****