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 21st, 2014

Peninsula Soccer Association Hosting Small Side Referee Clinic

The Small Sided Referee Clinic is the basics of refereeing and is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and may officiate in any match with players between U-6 and U-12.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 6 hours
Clinic Fee: $25.00 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)
Date: Sunday January 11
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: 10714 McDonald Park Road Sidney BC V8L 5S5

Clinic is now available on BC Soccer Ref Centre for registration

http://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

Gorge Soccer Association Hosting Entry Level Referee Clinic

The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee  (if they are 16 years old or older).

The goal of this three day clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer. This is done with experienced referee instructors who use video educational material and practical on field sessions. The topics covered include, but are not limited to the Laws of the Game, Positioning, Signals, Administration of the game, and Pre-Match Preparation & Match Reporting. Successful individuals have their first year’s registration free.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 17 hours
Clinic Time: Friday 6pm – 10pm – Saturday 9am – 5pm – Sunday 9am – 2pm
Clinic Fee: $125.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)
Date: January 9-11, 2015
Location: Hampton Park

Clinic is now available on BC Soccer Ref Centre for registration

http://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

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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

 Name: Cecilia Way
Lower Island Soccer Association
Team: Vancouver Island Wave

Cecilia Way

Lower Island Soccer Association administers the Vancouver Island Wave EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) soccer franchise with boys and girls teams.  This franchise is a partnership between LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association to ensure youth players from the entire Island have an opportunity to participate in the high performance programming of BC Soccer.

Cecilia Way plays for the Vancouver Island Wave and is this week’s selection as Footballer of the Week.  Cecilia joined the Wave program after starting her soccer career at the Bays United Football Club.  She quickly became a force to be reckoned with and was soon turning heads of provincial coaches.

Last week, Cecilia was honored to be invited to the Women’s EXCEL Program by Canadian Soccer Association Women’s Head Coach Bev Priestman.  The Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, brings together the best with the best at the national level. Operating in six-year cycles across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-20 age groups, it is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team, more often.

30 players have been called into the first U-13/U-15 camp at the Fortius Sport and Health complex in Burnaby, BC for a week of training.  In addition to on-field sessions, the group will experience curriculum across all four development corners, with fitness testing, strength and conditioning, and mental development workshops.

Cecilia is known for great athleticism and leadership.  We wish her well and look forward to seeing her progress.

Read the full story of the EXCEL program here.

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

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

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Sports Cardiology B.C. has been investigating the prevalence of cardiovascular disease that can lead to sudden cardiac death in the B.C. population. They will be bringing their research team to Victoria to conduct testing at the Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence on November 29th and 30th from 9am?5pm.

More information here:

Flyer for Island Testing

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Prospect Lake U18 boys silver and Bays United U18 boys silver – both looking for players.
Contact Ben Hooks at Prospect Lake or James Strickland at Bays United.

U15 girls gold Prospect Lake looking for players, contact Ben Hooks at Prospect Lake.
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Head Coach Andrew Latham has recently updated his blog:
http://aviewfromthewestcoast.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-role-of-self-assessment-in-long.html

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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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