Weekly Re-scheduling for February 16/17 (if mother nature cooperates!!!)
The weekly re-scheduling notice for February 16/17 is attached ABOVE. It is three pages in length and includes the games that are to be played this weekend in all divisions.
This past weekend none of the LISA Cup finals were played as the artificial grass field at PISE (Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence) was closed. All LISA Cup finals have been re-scheduled for February 23/24 and will take place at PISE. Your match day (Saturday or Sunday) and start time will remain the same as originally scheduled. That means all Silver teams are available for league play this coming weekend. Please see the attached master re-scheduling list for your game.
Also this past weekend none of the matches in the Lower Island playdowns of the Coastal/Provincial B Cup were played. The back-up weekend for the Lower Island B Cup playdowns had previously been identified as February 16/17 so all B Cup matches that were not played this past weekend have been re-scheduled for this coming weekend, February 16/17. All those B Cup matches are included in the attached master re-scheduling list.
New details on District Cup included this week near the bottom!
At this time of the season the LISA office sends out re-scheduling notices on a weekly basis. As next Monday is a holiday the LISA office will be closed so next week’s re-scheduling can not be distributed until Tuesday at the earliest.
In order to do the re-scheduling, results from games played the over the weekend, especially the cup matches, need to be known and if games were not played that also needs to be known.
So it is important that you report to your LISA score recorder on time. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOTH TEAMS TO REPORT ALL THEIR GAMES (league and cup) TO THEIR SCORE RECORDER. If you did not play your scheduled game then both teams still must report to their score recorder and you need to include why you did not play.
For B Cup matches decided in extra time include the tied score at the end of regulation time in addition to the final score.
For B Cup matches decided by a penalty shootout (PSO) include the tied score at the end of regulation time, the tied score after extra time (a.e.t.) and your penalty shootout score. Do not add the goals scored in the penalty shootout to the tied score after extra time. And please clearly indicate which team won.
When LISA re-schedules one of your games for the upcoming weekend you play that game instead of the game listed on your original schedule. The game that was originally scheduled for that day then becomes an outstanding game.
Make sure you check the League Play section of the LISA website to confirm all the games you have played have been posted. Please note that games are identified by the date for which they are listed on your original schedule. So if you are checking for scores for outstanding games or for “games played in advance” they will be posted alongside their original date not the date on which they were actually played.
In order to make up any outstanding league game “on your own time” (i.e. outside of the standard weekend time for which LISA schedules) both teams must agree upon the re-scheduling. One team can not schedule the game and try to force the other team into playing it then. Teams can only play a game in advance of the date for which it was originally scheduled if LISA has included that game in the weekly re-scheduling or if both teams apply for and receive LISA approval. Teams can not make up any outstanding game once the deadline for league play has arrived.
If you have made arrangements to make up an outstanding game then both teams need to inform LISA (through your score recorder or the district scheduler) as far in advance as possible. By doing so hopefully we will be able to avoid the double-booking of games such as when two teams agree to play an outstanding game, for example, on a Wednesday evening and then receive their weekly re-scheduling notice listing that game to be played that Saturday or Sunday.
At this time of the season communication between teams, their opponents and their clubs is very important. Do not assume everybody will receive the re-scheduling notice that is emailed out every week. Teams should contact their opposition far enough in advance to confirm their games for each weekend.
PROVINCIAL/COASTAL B CUP
The winners of the Lower Island playdowns in the B Cup will go on to represent the Lower Island district in the inter-district Coastal B Cup competition. The first inter-district match for the Lower Island reps will be against the Upper Island reps. As long as fields are open this weekend most Vancouver Island qualifiers for the Provincial B Cup will go ahead as previously scheduled for the weekend of February 23/24. However, because of field closures in the Lower and/or Upper Island, the Boys U18 and Girls U17 Island qualifiers have been postponed until the weekend of March 9/10.
Note: as there is no Upper Island rep in Girls U16 there will be no need for a Girls U16 Island qualifier for the Provincial B Cup between the Lower and Upper Island. The winner of the Lower Island final will qualify for the provincial tournament in July.
The hosting agreement between the Upper and Lower Island districts is as follows: the Upper Island hosts the U13, U15 and U17 divisions for both boys and girls and the Lower Island hosts the U14, U16 and U18 divisions for both boys and girls. Both the Lower Island and Upper Island districts will not be competing in the U13 age division this year, for boys or girls. (The Upper Island usually plays its B Cup matches on Sundays so if your team is playing away in the Upper Island expect to be playing on the Sunday.)
While the B Cup competition is under way teams will play their B Cup match instead of the league game that was originally scheduled for them that weekend. The league game will then become an outstanding game and can be made up by agreement of both teams involved.
B Cup matches have priority over all other youth games in regards to scheduling and fields. If any B Cup match can not be played because fields are closed (both the designated home club and the visiting club do not have an open field on which the match can be played) the re-scheduling of that match is up to LISA. LISA can re-schedule an outstanding cup match, or a cup match that needs to be re-played because of a successful protest, for any time, any day.
There must be a winner in all B Cup matches
If the two teams are tied on goals at the end of regulation time the teams will play two equal halves of extra time as per the duration for their age division. From U14 up to and including U16 that is 2 x 10-minute halves. For U17 and U18 that is 2 x 15-minute halves. The full length of the extra time will be played no matter how many goals are scored during the two extra-time halves.
If the score is tied at the conclusion of the full extra time session the outcome of the match will be decided by kicks from the penalty spot, as per FIFA rules.
LOWER ISLAND DISTRICT CUP
The District Cup is the final competitive program of the Lower Island season. It is not a league playoff. It is a single-elimination, random draw, cup competition for Lower Island teams that are not Lower Island representatives in an inter-district competition (e.g. B Cup, Island Invitational Cup). The winner of the District Cup does not advance to any other competition.
For the Lower Island District Cup all Silver league champions are promoted to a higher level of play. Silver league champions compete in the Gold District Cups as those teams have, over the course of the season, proven themselves to be the best team in their league.
The Gold league champion is not eligible for the District Cup. The Gold league champion represents the Lower Island in the Island Invitational Cup and will play against the Upper Island rep for the Island championship (April 6/7 in the Lower Island).
The start date for the District Cup playdowns depends upon the number of teams in each draw. If there are more than eight teams entered in a draw they will start their playdowns the weekend of February 23/24. Draws with five to eight teams entered will start with the quarter-final round March 2/3. The semi-finals (and draws with three or four teams) will take place March 9/10.
All District Cup finals will be hosted by the Sooke Soccer Association the weekend of April 6/7.
When teams lose in the District Cup playdowns they are eliminated from the competition and LISA stops scheduling for them. In other words, their 2018/19 Lower Island season is over. Once their District Cup play begins a team can no long make up any outstanding league games – no matter how many outstanding games that team might have.
Here are the start dates for each District Cup:
BOYS U14 GOLD – March 2
BOYS U14 Silver – February 23
BOYS U15 GOLD – March 2
BOYS U15 Silver – March 2
BOYS U16 GOLD – March 9
BOYS U16 Silver – March 2
BOYS U18/17 GOLD – March 3 (or March 10 if only four teams)
BOYS U18/17 Silver – March 3
GIRLS U14 GOLD – March 2
GIRLS U14 Silver – February 23
GIRLS U15 GOLD – March 10 (or April 6/7 if only two teams)
GIRLS U15 Silver – April 6/7 (only two teams)
GIRLS U16 GOLD – March 2 (or March 9 if only four teams)
GIRLS U16 Silver – March 2
GIRLS U18/17 GOLD – March 3
GIRLS U18/17 Silver – March 3