Welcome to the Lower Island Soccer Association. The Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA), is the umbrella organization that provides administrative services to ten youth soccer clubs whose territories extend from Duncan and the Cowichan Valley in the north, to the Western Communities and Sooke in the west, Salt Spring Island and the outer Gulf Islands and Thetis Island in the East.  The Lower Island Soccer Association also administers the elite teams competing in inter-district competition against the province’s other top soccer teams.

LISA Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
10am – 5pm
Contact Us:
101-1246 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N8
Tel: 250-382-7489       Fax: 250-382-7480

Important News

March 29th, 2014

Looking for LISA Scholarship Application – Due April 30 – See Forms Page

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50th Anniversary of Island Invitational
May 3rd, 2014 @ Port Alberni
Schedule and Rules
Pick Up Rule

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Mid-Isle Hosts Clara Hughes Bicycle KICK! Tournament registration deadline Extended until Wednesday

The Bicycle Kick tournament hosted by Mid-Isle Soccer Club for youth U11-U18 is happening May 17th at Merle Logan Turfs. Clara Hughes will be there for kickoff! Come meet her and support her Big Ride!! So many positives and a fun day of soccer.

Please visit the Mid-Isle website for tournament details and the link to the registration form www.midislesoccer.com.

Registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday April 23rd. Please register ASAP.

If any players are interested in playing, please email Willow and/or Aaron ASAP at bicyclekicktournament@yahoo.ca and they will put you on a team. Please note that the registration form online is for TEAM registration – we need Team Coaches/Contacts to collect the player information for their team before registering online.

Any questions, please ask: bicyclekicktournament@yahoo.ca
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Good luck to the Victoria Highlanders in their season opener on Sunday, May 4th.

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AnneswerToCancer
Want to join Anneswer To Cancer in their attempt to set a World Record?

On May 10th, beginning at noon at Finlayson Turf, they will attempt to set a new record for the most people making consecutive soccer passes!

Participants will only be required to pass the ball 3 times over a 12 yard distance. While you are onsite, we welcome you to join in the additional activities such as the radar gun contest, juggling contest, penalty shot contest, silent auction, raffles and a concession. Plus….all of this helps raise money for Victoria Hospice and families battling cancer!

Can’t participate but want to make a donation? Donation/pledges gratefully accepted.

Let’s work together for an Anneswer to Cancer!  For more information go to their website.

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VIPL Assessments currently being set-up and provided by clubs, now posted on VIPL Page.
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BCSummerGames
BC Summer Games 2014 Zone 6 Evaluations for players born in 2002 and 2003

The Zone 6 (which is Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast) evaluations will take place regionally in Victoria and Nanaimo and the final evaluations sessions will take place in Ladysmith.

Head coaches this year will be Ken Garraway with the boys and the girls head coach will be Janelle Smith. This year’s Summer Games will take place in Nanaimo starting on July 17.

Players from the LISA district must attend the evaluations in Victoria and players from UISA and the Sunshine Coast must attend the Nanaimo evaluations . The coaches will then select a final pool to attend the final two sessions in Ladysmith.

Dates and Venues

Victoria

GIRLS- FINLAYSON TURF  Tuesday April 15th and 22nd 5.30pm to 7.00pm

BOYS- Friday 11th April Layritz Turf 7pm-8.30pm and Wednesday 16th April 6:00pm-7:30pm Layritz Turf

Nanaimo/Comox

GIRLS

27th April at Lower Mark Isfeld 10:30-Noon
Sunday May 4 at Caledonia field in Nanaimo noon-1:30 PM

BOYS

27th April Lower Mark Isfeld 12:30-2pm
Sunday May 4 at Caledonia field in Nanaimo 2:00-3:30 PM

Ladysmith

FINAL GIRLS- Friday 23rd May and Friday 30th May 7.30pm to 9.00pm

FINAL BOYS- Friday 23rd May and Friday 30th May 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Registration is via available through these links and the evaluation fee is $10 (if you make the team, costs will be determined by team needs and BC Summer Games fee – costs include uniforms, fields etc).  Practice schedule will be determined when the team is selected.

Girls

https://lisa.soccerregistrar.com/index.php?fuseaction=league.form&id=60

Boys

https://lisa.soccerregistrar.com/index.php?fuseaction=league.form&id=59

We will communicate any changes and /or additions to evaluations via the LISA website and through email to all registered players.
For more information about the BC Summer Games see their website: http://www.bcgames.org/

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UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLER OF THE WEEK 
Bringing together an island.

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Women’s: www.liwsa.org        Youth: www.lowerislandsoccer.com         Men’s: www.visl.org
   President: Janet Bisson                    President: R. Tim Satterford                President: Vince Greco

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Adriano Sumberac

Approaching his 25th year with the Prospect Lake Soccer Club, Adriano Sumberac’s involvement has been widespread including coaching and managing men’s teams, however he has also coached boys, girls and women; sat on boards; been a club president, tournament organizer, score recorder and field organizer.

His coaching career started in 1992 and it was clear then that a key attribute of Adriano’s personality is that all the people he deals with are treated with respect.

Adriano’s leadership was quite evident when the U-20 World Cup was in town as his club was one of the first to commit without reservation. He has been involved in a lot of challenges and opportunities that Prospect Lake has encountered. From the mini wind up tournament that had six inches of snow to the big dream and eventual reality of putting together a turf field at Layritz. Adriano was instrumental in securing the field, negotiating for free labour, fundraising, and paying off the turf in the first 4 months – obviously a legacy to be left behind and something that Adriano Sumberac’s name will forever be associated.

It should not come as a surprise to members past and present to learn that Adriano has coached 5 teams in one year!  It was 2006…U-18 Gold girls, U18 silver girls, Men’s Division 3, Men’s Division 4 and U-21 Men.  This is the type of commitment and club loyalty that Adriano possesses.

Some of the lucky ones have been invited to the countless team BBQ’s at the Sumberac household, some might recognize Adriano as the guy with the Super Mario moustache and a handful of Strawberry Campino’s but there is no doubt that when you say Prospect Lake you associate Adriano with the club and know his years of dedication have been appreciated by so many. He is not one to accept accolades or be a politician in the public eye, but he is definitely making a difference in our soccer community, the winner of the 2014 VISL President’s Award (recently presented at the VISL banquet) and this week’s Footballer of the Week is Adriano Sumberac.

 To nominate someone please contact your respective organization.

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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.)

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Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook!

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The LISA and Highlanders joint Learn to Train Academy information and assessments dates are now posted
www.L2Tcentre.blogspot.com
http://www.l2tcentre.blogspot.ca/2013/07/2013-assessments.html
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Head Coach Andrew Latham has posted the results of the physical activity research done in the fall:

http://theviewfromthewestcoast.blogspot.ca/2013/07/physical-activity-levels-in-u9-soccer.html

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Upcoming coaching courses – see coaches association page.

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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.
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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

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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)

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New Kidsport application form. (Click here for application form)

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ZERO TOLERANCE – SPECTATOR AND TEAM CONDUCT!!

A message from the Lower Island Soccer Association’s President

R. Tim Satterford

(Click here)
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