Congratulations to Bays United U18 VIPL player Liam Stanley
Liam Stanley named 2014 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year
For the second year in a row Liam Stanley has been named Para Soccer Player of the Year. Read the whole story here.
LISA- BC Soccer Futsal Festival – FREE
Lower Island Soccer Association with support from BC Soccer will host a Grassroots Futsal Festival for players aged U8 to U10 to kick off 2015!
The festival will take place on Saturday 3rd January at Pearkes Recreation Centre in the Fieldhouse (inside shoes) and is free for LISA registered players.
The Girls session will take place from noon to 2pm and the boy’s session will run from 2pm to 4pm, registration is limited to 50 players for each session and registration is available through these links:
Girls Futsal Festival
Boys Futsal Festival
Registered players will receive a confirmation email on January 2nd to remind them of the event and players should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.
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.
Peninsula Soccer Association Hosting Small Side Referee Clinic
The Small Sided Referee Clinic is the basics of refereeing and is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and may officiate in any match with players between U-6 and U-12.
Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 6 hours
Clinic Fee: $25.00 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)
Date: Sunday January 11
Location: 10714 McDonald Park Road Sidney BC V8L 5S5
Clinic is now available on BC Soccer Ref Centre for registration
Gorge Soccer Association Hosting Entry Level Referee Clinic
The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older).
The goal of this three day clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer. This is done with experienced referee instructors who use video educational material and practical on field sessions. The topics covered include, but are not limited to the Laws of the Game, Positioning, Signals, Administration of the game, and Pre-Match Preparation & Match Reporting. Successful individuals have their first year’s registration free.
Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 17 hours
Clinic Time: Friday 6pm – 10pm – Saturday 9am – 5pm – Sunday 9am – 2pm
Clinic Fee: $125.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)
Date: January 9-11, 2015
Location: Hampton Park
Clinic is now available on BC Soccer Ref Centre for registration
UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLER OF THE WEEK
Bringing together an island.
Name: The Babcook Family
Mary-Anne, Leanne, Annette, Brad
The whole Babcook family was selected as Footballers of the Week by LIWSA however it was cheered loudly by both VISL and LISA to whom the family are well-known.
Brad has coached soccer for seven years and, together with Mary-Anne, was an executive member of Cordova Bay and Saanich Fusion clubs for a number of years, serving many different roles. Brad was also directly involved in the amalgamation of the Gordon Head and Cordova Bay Soccer Clubs. In 2011, the Babcook family traveled with Annette’s U12 team to the ‘Gothia Cup’ in Sweden. Leanne and Annette have both participated in youth Provincial cup play and look forward to playing women’s club soccer in the future. Brad and Mary-Anne worked hard for several years helping coordinate the very successful annual bottle drive and World Cups Tournament founded many years ago by Frank Leversedge. The Babcook’s were also involved in the planning and completion of the Lochside Turf Field. The family gives thanks to the many soccer friends and volunteers who have worked closely with them along this journey (too many to name).
Congratulations on being this week’s Footballers of the Week!
To nominate a player or administrator please contact your respective organization.
Prospect Lake U18 boys silver and Bays United U18 boys silver – both looking for players.
Contact Ben Hooks at Prospect Lake or James Strickland at Bays United.
U15 girls gold Prospect Lake looking for players, contact Ben Hooks at Prospect Lake.
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