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

We were recently informed that Lower Island Soccer Association has been chosen to fill the 22 Player Escorts positions for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM FINAL Match on July 5th at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Opportunity for 6-10 year old female soccer players from LISA.

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Player Escorts will:

  • Participate in the opening ceremony of the Final Match at BC Place on July 5, 2015 by walking out hand-in-hand with the starting line-up of the competing nations (on International TV!)
  • Sit with the other Youth Programme Participants during the match
  • Watch the game, be fed and have time to play in the Youth Programme room (maybe even meet Shuéme)

CONTEST NOW CLOSED, WINNERS ARE BEING NOTIFIED.

However there is still time to buy tickets to games, see below:

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Also note we have been provided a discounted ticket rate for two games because they love Lower Island Soccer Association!  See below

Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Round of 16 (Potentially the earliest we could see Canada):1L7PE7
Saturday, June 27, 2015 | Quarter final: 1L7PE7

Follow these easy steps to purchase your discounted tickets:

  1. Visit this link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/fwwc2015
  2. Choose desired Match(es)
  3. Enter the code in the “Offer Code” box.
  4. Click ‘OK’ when the SUCCESS box appears
  5. Select the blue highlighted section
  6. Select your seats that are indicated in DARK BLUE and say “Group
    Tickets”, then click “Buy Tickets”
  7. Follow the steps to complete your purchase with Ticketmaster

The unique offer code(s) will expire on May 20, 2015. 

Share your excitement and follow the journey to Canada 2015!
#Canada2015            #WWC        FIFA.com/Canada2015

vancouver.fwwc2015.ca

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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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UNITED FOOTBALL – FOOTBALLER 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
President
: Janet Bisson                    President: R. Tim Satterford                   President: Vince Greco

Hannah Browning
BC Soccer Referee
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Hannah on right of piper, official for Women’s B Cup final (May 2015).

Hannah Browning is well known to the LISA and LIWSA community.  As a youth at Cowichan Valley Soccer Association (CVSA) she was an excellent soccer player.  Hannah would go to the try-outs wearing orange socks and when her dad was questioned as to why Hannah was wearing orange socks he said she wanted to be noticed.  It was quickly commented that she didn’t need orange socks to get noticed.

In 2007/2008 Hannah was selected to play on the U14 Metro and Super Y teams, organized by Lower Island Soccer Association.  She had a few great years before unfortunately suffering a career-ending knee injury.  At that time she was still connected to CVSA through coaching house-league programs.  As soon as she was physically able she took the BC Soccer Referee Course.  Encouraged by the CVSA President who noticed her referee skills were as exceptional as her playing skills, she was quickly encouraged to referee full-field games.

She worked her way up the ranks participating in club and then LISA events up to and including VIPL games and District assignments such as Island Invitational.

CVSA and LISA weren’t the only organizations to take notice.  In 2014 Jose Branco from BC Soccer chose her to referee at the Provincial B Cup championships in July.  This season she refereed both Saturday and Sunday every single weekend in Cowichan but they weren’t the only ones interested in her ability.   Not only was she selected as an official for the LIWSA Doug Day Final she was also selected by BC Soccer for the Women’s B Cup Provincial Final in early May.

Hannah is in her second year at UVic and continues to take the referee candidate programs with aspirations of refereeing internationally.

We all wish her continued success on an off the field.

 

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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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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