Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fest!




Saturday, October 5, 2019


Blue Heron Map                                       North Saanich Map                               Parkland Map

^ ^ Mini-Fest Schedule ^ ^


The schedule for LISA’s annual mini festival – Canada Soccer’s Active Start Soccer Fests – hosted by the Peninsula Soccer Association is attached. Each team is scheduled two games. Your games will be played in Sidney near the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on fields at Blue Heron Park, Parkland Secondary School and North Saanich Middle School. All fields are natural grass.


All coaches are to check in at the LISA administration table prior to their first game to pick up their T-shirts and game packages. There will be LISA representatives at the festival all day should you have any questions for them.


A concession with hot foods will be open throughout the festival.


This is a tight schedule with little, if any, time in-between games so make sure you arrive well enough ahead of time in order to find parking and to have your team ready to play. There are 163 teams participating, plus match officials, volunteers and others using the festival venues which means parking space will be in high demand all day long, so it would be a great idea to car pool.


Also there will be little, if any, warm-up time allowed on your field of play so you will need to find a suitable area nearby for your players to warm up safely and properly.


The home team (listed first on the schedule) is responsible for the game ball and must wear a jersey colour different than its opponent.


This is not a competitive tournament. There are no trophies to be won and no standings will be recorded. Do your best to make it a fun and enjoyable time for everyone, including the match officials and volunteers.


All U8 games are two halves of 20 minutes each, 4 v 4.


All U9 games are two halves of 25 minutes each, 6 v 6.


All U10 games are two halves of 25 minutes each, 6 v 6.


As previously noted, this is a tight schedule so no additional time can be added to either half.


We are looking forward to a fantastic day, and a fun festival.

See you there.