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

March 29th, 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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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.

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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

 Emma Fletcher
Past LISA and Gordon Head (Saanich Fusion) player

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Emma Fletcher in 2013 with her BC Soccer Youth Player of the Year Award

Emma Fletcher is an attacking midfielder who started out with the Gordon Head Soccer Association (now Saanich Fusion Football Club) and quickly advanced through the ranks of local soccer.  As a captain of her Lower Island Soccer Association representative team, she played provincially and also received attention from the Vancouver Whitecaps, so moved to Vancouver to advance her soccer career.

Emma started the 2012/2013 playing season in a New Zealand jersey as she has dual citizenship. She earned eight caps as a member of the U17 New Zealand Women’s National Team and played at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in matches versus Brazil, Japan and Mexico.

She has recently been playing NCAA Division 1 at Louisiana State University and last week was announced in the lineup for the Canadian team in this summer’s FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup which will be played August 5-24 in Toronto, Montreal, Moncton and Edmonton.

Lower Island Soccer Association is proud to remember Emma as a member of our team and wish her luck as part of our country’s team.

See the recent news story on Emma’s team announcement.

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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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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Licensed facility (19 and over only)
VISL and LIWSA Kick-Off the Season with a Social!

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