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 summer office hours (begins May 20):
Tuesday to Friday
10am – 3:30pm
Contact Us:
101-1246 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N8
Tel: 250-382-7489       Fax: 250-382-7480

Important News

December 11th, 2014

Looking for summer soccer camps?  Will post info as we get it, Whitecaps FC have camps on the island, go to the Camps page for more or check with your home club: http://www.lowerislandsoccer.com/academiesandcamp/

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UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLERS OF THE WEEK
Bringing together an island

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Women’s: www.liwsa.com    Youth: www.lowerislandsoccer.com     Men’s: www.visl.org

Rhys Wynn-Williams
LISA Youth Referee of the Year

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Rhys is a long time Gorge Soccer referee who had started his year with the U18 Gorge/Lakehill VIPL team when early in the season he suffered a knee injury requiring eventual surgery. He was able to stabilize his injury and returned to refereeing early in 2015 ahead of his expected April/May surgery date. This type of injury at this age may stop most young people in their tracks however, Rhys soldiered on and did the very best he could to return to the game as a Full Field Referee.

Rhys has a strong, yet quiet personality about him on the soccer field. He is a patient referee who is always looking to keep the game moving and/or play an advantage wherever possible. He maintains very good control and can confidently explain his calls and rationale when required to do so. While he isn’t quick to use his cards, he is comfortable to do so and understands the laws of the game. He is a great student of the game and at the same time goes out of his way to be a great mentor for fellow officials at GSA. His reports are concise as well as informative in assisting the Referee Coordinator in identifying training opportunities for young AR’s and referees alike. He is moving to the Mainland for his upcoming post-secondary education and intends to continue to referee once he is settled into his school work.

          Congratulations on being this week’s Footballers of the Week!

To nominate a player or administrator please contact your respective organization.

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Recently posted by Lakehill Soccer Association a request for technical services, click below to find out more information.

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LSA Call for Proposals Technical Services (click for information)
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JDF U15 boys VIPL (born 2001 or 2002) will be looking for a Goal Keeper for 2015/2016 VIPL season. Transfer spots available. For further information, please contact Eric Ooms at darooms@shaw.ca
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Vancouver Island Wave 2003 Born evaluations

We want to thank the high number of quality players that attended the assessments, to find the Vancouver Island Wave 2003 Intake Teams for next season read our March eNewsletter.

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:
Andrew Latham -  headcoach@lowerislandsoccer.com -  250 888 5712

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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/
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Head Coach Andrew Latham has recently updated his blog:
http://theviewfromthewestcoast.blogspot.ca/2015/01/how-to-assess-your-performance-in.html

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As a part of BC Soccer’s ongoing commitment to lead the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, BC Soccer has asked LISA to re-distribute CSA’s and BC Soccer’s LTPD related content, at the links below.

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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.

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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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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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In memory of Leonard Bridgeman
The soccer community has lost a long-serving member of our community.  Len Bridgeman passed away on June 9, 2015, his obituary recently appeared in the Times Colonist.  Len is remembered as a founding member of Lakehill Soccer, a Lower Island Soccer Association Board member, head of the LISA discipline committee and a respected referee.  We extend our condolences to all that knew Len and his family.

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These girls will be Player Escorts as part of the Youth Programme at the Final Match in Vancouver on July 5th.  They will be holding the hands of the starting eleven for the gold medal match.  Be sure to tune into the big match to watch them in the opening ceremony.

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Back Row (L to R) Kennedy Aleck (CVSA), Xanthe Evans (Sooke), Molly Andulajevic (Bays), Amanda Moreira (Saanich), Alegria Massa (Lakehill), Audrey Compton (Bays), Claire Grbavec (Lakehill), Tillie Curtis (Prospect Lake), Jordyn Smyth (Saanich). Front Row (L to R) Darya Rabbani (Saanich), Kerstina Adams (Juan de Fuca), Sophie Mallory (Gorge), Rowan Picard (CVSA), Alice Pilling (Bays), Freya Lumley (Peninsula), Naomi Hogg (Bays), Sophie Hayes (Bays), Kaylynn Rowlings (CVSA) Missing – Cate Pontefract (Bays), Elise Fontes (Saanich), Megan Lizotte (Salt Spring), Cat O’Shaughnessy (Prospect Lake)

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