BC Soccer sanctions Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) comprised of teams from Upper Island Soccer Association (UISA) and Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA). It is the 2nd tier of four recognized by BC Soccer and teams compete provincially at the “A” Cup Level. UISA has 2 zones – the North Zone teams are named RIPTIDE, the South Zone teams are named STORM. Click What is VIPL_ to learn more.
VANCOUVER ISLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
UISA website: http://www.uisoccer.org
VIPL website: http://www.leaguelineup.com/vipl
Riptide website: http://www.upperislandriptide.com
Storm website: http://www.upperislandstorm.com
What is VIPL?
Vancouver Island Premier League or VIPL is a BC Soccer-sanctioned, Island-based competitive league comprised of teams from both Upper Island Soccer Association or UISA (Campbell River to Ladysmith) and Lower Island Soccer Association or LISA (Duncan to the Greater Victoria area). It is the second tier of four recognized by BC Soccer. VIPL is equivalent to Metro/Select and teams compete provincially at the “A” Cup level.
Tier I = BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League). Sometimes called HPL
Tier II = VIPL on the Island and Metro/Select on the Mainland
Tier III = called UISA League, Rep, Select or Gold
Tier IV = called House, Club or Silver/Bronze
2011/12 was the inaugural season for the VIPL with seven UISA and 15 LISA boys and girls’ teams at the U14 (born 1998) and U15 (born 1997) age divisions.
UISA has two (2) regions or “zones”. North Zone, teams named RIPTIDE, consists of players from Campbell River Youth Soccer, Comox Valley United Soccer and Powell River Youth Soccer. South Zone, teams named STORM, consists of players from Alberni Valley Youth Soccer, Gabriola Youth Soccer, Mid-Isle Youth Soccer, Nanaimo Youth Soccer and Oceanside Youth Soccer.