The ‘She Kicks’ program is back for its third year with support from the Province of British Columbia and ViaSport. The program is a partnership between Lower Island Soccer Association and the University of Victoria Women’s Vikes soccer team that is geared to the development of female soccer coaches by providing an opportunity for young female soccer players to attend female only coaching courses hosted by LISA and the University Of Victoria.
This year’s Active Start and Fundamental coaching courses will take place in February and are open to all female players in grades 10, 11 and 12 playing in the Lower Island Soccer Association. The courses are free to attend thanks to the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and ViaSport.
Information about the courses and how to sign up is available on the Lower Island Soccer Association’s website www.lowerislandsoccer.com
To see “She Kicks” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ISwb1WSQDM
Gorge Soccer Association hosting year-end mini festival
March 21 and 22nd at Hampton Park
3 games guaranteed
Cost $175 per team
Registration information and link on www.gorgesoccer.ca
Trying to find the B Cup draw go to the Competitions Page:
Vancouver Island Wave 2003 Born evaluations
The Lower Island Soccer Association is pleased to announce the dates of the evaluation process for the incoming 2003 born age group who will start play in the BC Soccer Premier League in September of 2015.
All sessions at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) www.piseworld.com
Players are expected to attend all sessions in order to give themselves the best opportunity to make the team.
Saturday 7th February 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 8th February 4pm to 6pm
Sunday 15th February noon to 2pm
Saturday 7th February 4pm to 6pm
Sunday 8th February 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 15th February 2pm to 4pm
How to register for evaluations
Registration is via our website and is open to all players born in 2003. There is a $10 administrational fee for evaluations.
Parent Information Night
We will be holding an information session for parents and players on Thursday 5th February at the PISE building, room 329, on Interurban Road from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.
BCSPL FAQ for the 2003 born player by BC Soccer
VIWave_FAQ_Jan2015 by Lower Island Soccer Association
For more information on the Vancouver Island please contact:
250 888 5712
For more information on the BC Soccer Premier League
FC Barcelona 2015 Summer Camp in Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C., November 29, 2014 – FC Barcelona will be flying coaches from the FCB Escola (FC Barcelona Youth Academy) to Victoria, B.C. for a coaching clinic and a summer youth camp for boys and girls between 6 and 17 years old.
The inaugural FC Barcelona programs will be held at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) from July 12th through July 17th, 2015. Certified FC Barcelona coaches will teach FC Barcelona methodologies and strategy to 50 local coaches. The coaching clinic will take place on Sunday July 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 03:00 p.m.
During the one-week youth camp, local athletes will be exposed to the same training that is exclusively taught at the FC Barcelona Academy in Barcelona, Spain. Each training session is limited to 72 athletes and they will be given a training ratio of 10-12 players per coach. There will be three training sessions each day and players will be grouped by age, gender and skill level. There will also be specific sessions for goalkeepers.
After the Victoria camp is completed, the top two players who also best exemplify FC Barcelona’s values (respect, tolerance, fair play and effort) will be awarded with one week of training at the FCB Escola in Barcelona.
Click here for full details
Registration Link: http://fcbcanada.com/summer-soccer-camps-in-victoria/
UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLER OF THE WEEK
Bringing together an island.
Name: Bill Keserich
Club: Cowichan Valley Soccer Association
Position: President, Head Referee, U13-U18 Boys Coordinator
The rain did not stop hundreds of family, friends, soccer players and coaches, and others from the community to come out in late December to celebrate the 80th birthday of Bill Keserich, Cowichan Valley Soccer Association President. U13-18 Boys Coordinator, Boys Lower Island Rep, and Head Referee. Bill is an amazing man who has been involved with the soccer club since 1980. He ”never dreamed that he would still be involved at age 80″.
Operation Moustache, an idea based on the fact that Bill has long sported a handlebar moustache, came from Deana Robertson whose daughter once played for the CVSA. People loved the idea and responded in droves. A local business offered to make signs based on donations with all proceeds going to the new turf field. By 11:30 on Saturday morning, when Bill arrived at Sherman Road, the Williams field was covered with banners and large moustache shaped signs signed by players and others that have known Bill over the many years he has been involved with soccer in the valley.
Despite the involvement of social media, numerous businesses and individuals in the Cowichan Valley, Operation Moustache came as a complete surprise to Bill. In fact, on arrival, he thought that a “lynch mob” had been organized to oust him from the club. Bill took the time to greet everyone on the field with a hug or a handshake before heading inside the clubhouse where everyone was gathering for cake. Even Emily Zurrer, a former player with the club who knows Bill well and is now on the Canadian National Women’s team, was there to join in the celebration.
The club have posted three video clips on YouTube for those that couldn’t make it in person. The first is of Bill’s arrival at Sherman Road. The second is of his interview with CTV. The third is inside the clubhouse with his daughter, Michelle, speaking.
Well done Cowichan Valley Soccer Association for surprising your own president
congratulations Billy K. on being this week’s Footballers of the Week!
To nominate a player or administrator please contact your respective organization.
Head Coach Andrew Latham has recently updated his blog:
New to soccer and want to sign up?
Within the LISA District there are out-of-boundary rules so it is recommended you play where you live since there are rules restricting the number of out-of-boundary players per team.
To find your boundary club scroll to the bottom and click the “boundary map”, once finding your boundary club come back to the LISA home page and click on the link taking you to your boundary club. Registration is completed on each club’s own site through an online registration system. Don’t delay, it is filling up and games are starting.
LISA has created a 2012-2013 Discipline Summary infographic. Click here to check it out! (It may not render well on certain devices, such as iPads.)
Upcoming coaching courses – see coaches association page.
If you are unable to play your scheduled game due to a field closure, please advise your score recorder and attempt to reschedule the game.
Looking to register for soccer? In Victoria soccer season starts in September and registration fills up quickly. Go to your home club to find out about assessment, registration dates and costs.
Not sure who your home club is? There are a couple ways to find out. Find your address on our online boundary map. Or, Click Here for a list of street names linked to clubs. Please note we update this latter option regularly but there will be the occasional time that your street is not listed. Please call the soccer office if you cannot find where you should go 250-382-7489
Bays United Football Club www.baysunited.ca
Cowichan Valley Soccer Assn. www.cowichansoccer.com
Gorge Soccer Assn. www.gorgesoccer.ca
Juan de Fuca Soccer Assn. www.jdfsoccer.ca
Lakehill Soccer Assn. www.lakehillsoccer.com
Peninsula Soccer Club www.peninsulasoccer.ca/index.php
Prospect Lake Soccer Club www.plsc.org
Salt Spring United Soccer Assn.www.saltspringsoccer.com/index.php
Saanich Fusion FC www.saanichfusionfc.ca/
Sooke Soccer Club www.sookesoccer.com
Sanctioned Events and Tournaments
Affiliated teams of LISA are respectfully reminded that they can only participate in sanctioned BC Soccer tournaments. For a list of sanctioned tournaments (Click here)
New Kidsport application form. (Click here for application form)
ZERO TOLERANCE – SPECTATOR AND TEAM CONDUCT!!
A message from the Lower Island Soccer Association’s President
R. Tim Satterford