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
2019 Provincial Cup Teams from Upper Island
UISA Pacific Development Cup Finals 2019
March 2/3 was a cold but (finally!) snow-free soccer weekend in Upper Island for the U14 Boys, U15 Boys, U17 Boys, U18 Boys, U15 Girls, U17 Girls and U18 Girls UISA league teams competing in the 2018-19 district Pacific Development Cup finals.
Congratulations to CVUSC Predators U14B (Field), NUFC U15B (Wasserman), PRYSA Panthers U17B (Rice), MIYSA Mariners U18B (Richards), CVUSC Wildfire U15G (Stevens), AVYSA Athletics U17G (Chase) and the CVUSC U18G Blaze (Oldale) who will all go on to represent Upper Island at the Island Invitational finals April 6/7 in Victoria, along with the previously- chosen CVUSC U16B (North) and PRYSA Lightning U14G (Dennis) teams.
2019-2020 Storm player evaluations
Here’s all the details:
Click here for an explanation of the Storm evaluation process
2019-2020 Riptide player evaluations
Player assessments for all 2019-20 Riptide teams are coming up in April and 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
Please be careful to follow the online registration link for your age group:
U14 players (born 2006): Assessments started February 2 and March 11. Remaining sessions:
Girls: Tuesday April 2, 6- 7:30 PM at Woodcote and Thursday April 4, 6-7:30 PM at Woodcote
Boys: Saturday April 6, 10:30 – noon at Woodcote and Saturday April 13 if needed
Online signup link for U14s here. Underage players will need to submit a recommendation from their club technical director/technical lead with their online form.
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.
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 before the deadline of April 3, 2019. All players should make themselves available for training/assessment sessions on May 11 and May 25.
New coaches interested in coaching for Riptide can also apply online – click 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.
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|