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 – 5:00pm
Contact Us:
101-1246 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N8
Tel: 250-382-7489       Fax: 250-382-7480

Important News

September 9th, 2014

START DATES

Division Declaration   Dates Final   Rosters Start   Dates
VIPL May 15 August     28th September     6/7th
GOLD August     20th August     28th September     6/7th
SILVER August     20th August     28th September     13/14th
BRONZE August     20th August     28th September     13/14th
Super     8 (U11/U12) August     28th August     28th September     13/14th
LISA     Interlock U10s LISA     Interlock only September     20 September     20th
Does not prevent clubs from playing in-house until the 20th.

There will be 4-5 weeks of seeding for bronze/silver divisions.

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Not playing yet but can’t get enough soccer?

Space available in the FUNdamentals coaching course September 13th  see Coaches Tab

The first LISA coaches meeting of the new season will take place on Friday 12th September at Reynolds Park from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Our topic for the evening will be Movement Preparation, a key element of physical development and we are pleased to welcome Dr. Dean Kriellaars who is a faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Kriellaars is also a creator of the PLAY tools and a physical literacy expert.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th and the event is open to coaches from all sports – no registration necessary.

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Teams and clubs looking for players
(to get your info posted email us and let us know if you have out-of-boundary space (aka transfer space)

PENINSULA is looking for two 15/16 girl gold players for their U16 Girls Gold team.
Please contact : Paul Longpre, PFC , Chair Tech committee @ plongpre@shaw.ca
All three out-of-boundary spaces still available.

PENINSULA is looking for U18 girls silver players.
Please contact:  Mike Kimber mce3@shaw.ca
All three out-of-boundary spaces still available.

LAKEHILL is looking for boys at U18 all levels (VIPL, gold and silver).
Please contact:  Dom Butcher at technical@lakehillsoccer.com

GORGE IS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES
PLEASE ask them about out-of-boundary space for the team you are interested in joining.

Players
Girls Gold U12 – space for 2 players
Girls Silver U12 – space for 2 players
Girls Silver U13 – 8-10 players required or pooling partner
Girls U15 Bronze – 2-4 players required
Girls u16Silver – 2-3 players required
Girls Silver U17/u18 – 5 players required
Boys Bronze U14 – space for 2-3 players
Boys Bronze U15 – space for 2-3 players
Boys VIPL U16 – Space for one player

Coaches
Girls U15 Bronze– 2-4 players required.  A/Coach required
Boys U9/u10 coaches required
Boys U11 coaches required
Boys Silver U12 Coaches required
Boys Bronze U15 – Coach required
Boys Bronze U16 – Coach required
Contact Head Coach Jamie Ackinclose (headcoach@gorgesoccer.ca ) or Brad Hlasny (president@gorgesoccer.ca) for details.

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The Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA) will be introducing the retreat line into U12 soccer across the district this coming September. The use of the retreat line will encourage young players to play the ball out from the back rather than just kick it down field and away from their goal. By introducing the retreat line the LISA believes that the game will become more rewarding for players in the U12 age group.

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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

 

TheStrath

This week’s Footballer of the Week is the Strathcona Hotel and the Olson family that are the owners of this fine Victoria establishment.

The Strath has been the gathering place for many Victorians when it comes to watching World Cup and Premier League games.

The Strath has been a great supporter of the local soccer community for many years by sponsoring local teams.  Victoria United proudly wore the Strathcona name on their jerseys as the hotel became their number one sponsor.  UVic Masters team has received sponsorship from the Strath for numerous years.  The Highlanders received great support from the Strath throughout the seasons.

The Strath has also been a great help in assisting with the hosting the last two Western Canadian Soccer Championship that were held in Victoria.  Their support in these two endeavours made the event memorable and members of the master’s soccer community in Western Canada still talk about the great events hosted at the Strath.

The lastest support for the game has been the Strath becoming the platinum title sponsor of VISL.

One of the owners, Grant Olson, has been a member of Vancouver Island soccer community since playing Juvenile soccer for Evening Optomists way back when you could only buy black boots.  He went on the play for the Victoria Athletics in Division 1 and then on to Uvic Masters.  It is even rumoured that he still puts the boots on in the O’40/50 league in town.

The Strath is putting on a special evening for the soccer community on Saturday, September 13 and are attempting to bring together all soccer organizations for a chance to get together to celebrate the start of another exciting season.

Licensed facility – hope you can make it.
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Congratulations on being this week’s Footballer of the Week!

 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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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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