The Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA) is a key organization in the framework that enables and governs youth soccer on southern Vancouver Island. LISA is a district member of BC Soccer; itself a member of Canada Soccer and as such represents this district. As a member of BC Soccer LISA has a responsibility to follow the policies and rules established by BC Soccer, Canada Soccer and ultimately FIFA.
LISA accomplishes that by administering the rules and regulations of youth soccer (players aged 18 and under) for its 10 Member Club Associations and provides the league infrastructure within which youth soccer is played in the district. LISA ensures the district rules are consistent with the rules and regulations of BC Soccer and the Canadian Soccer Association. LISA also plays a leadership role with the its members and with adult leagues in the delivery of soccer programs and the governance, facilities, officiating and scheduling necessary to play the beautiful game at all levels.
The 10 member clubs 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 district also administers the Vancouver Island Wave EA Sports BC Soccer Premier partnership between LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association to ensure youth players from the entire Island have an opportunity to participate in soccer at this level.
The LISA district has a volunteer Board of Directors with specific roles of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Risk Management Officer as well as other directors at large. The district also has a staff including a full-time Executive Director and Technical Director who operate out of the soccer office.