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
2018-2019 B-Cup playdowns
2019-2020 Riptide intake player evaluations
We are starting off assessments for 2019-20 very soon! beginning with the Riptide intake group (2006-born players, or 2007-born players with a recommendation) on February 2nd and a second date TBD. A third session maybe added if needed. All other age groups will have assessments in April/May – more info to follow closer to the date.
Click here for our Introduction to VIPL document
Here’s all the details:
U14 players (born 2006): Assessments Saturday February 2nd at Woodcote in Courtenay and second date TBD at the end of Feb/beginning of March. Girls assessments 10 – 11:30 AM. Boys asssessments noon – 1:30 PM. Parent meeting at same time as second assessment session. Possible third evaluation session by invitation only. Online signup link 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 outline.
Click here for the Riptide 10 month program information document.
Click here for our Riptide VIPL fees information document
UISA district Pacific Development Cup Competition 2018-2019
Dealing with Severe Weather in UISA league
Please follow the UISA severe weather protocol – get in touch with your opposing team ahead of game day if severe weather is predicted 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.
Upper Island Super8 Rule Reminder – Offsides
Complete Rules doc for UISA league Super8 here.
Super8 best practices doc here
Reminder: Upper Island “Best Fans Ever” Goal for 2018-19
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.
Introduction to UISA league cup play 2018-19
UISA League Important Dates 2018-2019
December 2 – last weekend of regular league games for all 11-aside divisions before Winter Break
December 9 – Super8 Girls Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows
December 9 – Super8 Boys Jamboree at Alberni Valley
December 9 and 16 – Make-up games (as needed)
January 13 – League play resumes after Winter Break
January 15 – B-Cup rosters due. BC Soccer transfer deadline
January 20 – U14B, U15B, U15G Pacific Development Cup playdowns, plus league matches
January 27 – Possible UISA B-Cup playdowns (quarter-finals), plus league matches
February 3 – Super8 Boys Jamboree at Arbutus Meadows
February 3 – Super8 Girls Jamboree at Nanaimo United FC
February 3 – UISA B-Cup playdowns (semi-finals), plus league matches
February 11– UISA B-cup playdown finals, plus league matches
February 18 – Cup makeup games (as needed), plus league matches
February 23 and 24 – B-cup Island finals (vs Lower Island)
U15, U17 Host, U14, U16, U18 Away. Be prepared to play either day
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.
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|