2020-2021 Riptide player evaluations

2020-2021 Riptide player evaluations

Player assessments for the 2020-21 Riptide teams got underway for U14s (players born in 2007) in Feb and March, and will resume for the all age groups once we get the all-clear to return to soccer activities.   Click here for our Introduction to VIPL document HERE’S...

2020 Riptide Spring Academy

2020 Riptide Spring Academy

  The goal for the program is to elevate the level of play available to the players in our community, as well as raise the level of education for the parents and families with respect to the opportunities for hard working and talented young soccer players. The program...

Riptide “Best Fans Ever” Goal

Riptide “Best Fans Ever” Goal

 A reminder for all our soccer families of our “Best Fans Ever” Goal for all our teams this season, no matter what age : No Coaching From The Sidelines FYI – BC Soccer has recently shared their concerns about sideline conduct, especially towards referees, with all our...

Riptide in the news

Comox Valley U15 boys soccer team beats Victoria North

The MOWI Riptide kicked off last weekend with a three-team field trip to Powell River for training on Friday.

Riptide in the news

Comox soccer players key members of B.C. collegiate champs

Comox Valley striker Chloe Gummer of the VIU Mariners women’s soccer team scored the game-winning goal in the final of the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PacWest) championship.

Riptide in the news

Riptide soccer teams improving weekly

The MOWI Riptide started the Remembrance weekend with a rare and unique experience Friday night when the U14 girls played the U15 Storm on their home field at Vanier Turf.

Riptide in the news

Record number of Riptide girls play university, college soccer

This season marks a record number of Upper Island Riptide girls playing university and college soccer with 14 alumni playing in Canada and the U.S.

Riptide in the news

Valley footballer completes university career

Comox Valley soccer player Malia Irvine has completed a four-year soccer scholarship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The Mark Isfeld Secondary graduate earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology while playing full-time for the ‘Vaqueros’ women’s team.

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What is VIPL?

Vancouver Island Premier League is a BC Soccer-sanctioned, Island-based competitive league comprised of teams from both Upper Island Soccer Association (​UISA​ ) and Lower Island Soccer Association (​LISA​ ). It is the second tier of four recognized by the ​BC Soccer League Play Pathway.

​ VIPL is equivalent to Metro/Select on the Mainland and teams compete provincially at the “A” Cup level.

Player Pathway:

Tier I = BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League) – Also called HPL

Tier II = VIPL (Vancouver Island Premier League) Also called A-Cup

Tier III = UISA Pacific Development League – Also called Gold, Rep, or B-Cup

Tier IV = House – also called Club or Silver/Bronze

VIPL age divisions: Boys and Girls – U14, U15, U16 and U18.

*U17 age players attend evaluations with the U18s – if there is a large enough cohort, U17 teams may be fielded. Otherwise, U17s and U18s will play together on the U18 teams.

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About Upper Island Soccer

The Riptide franchise is an elite soccer program for players in the upper Vancouver Island “North” region. The Riptide franchise forms both Boys and Girls teams at the U14, U15, U16, and U17-18 levels. Riptide teams play in the Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) along with the Upper Island South franchise, the “Storm”, and four teams from the Lower Island Soccer Association.
Our program features players from four upper island soccer clubs:

Campbell River Youth Soccer Association
Comox Valley United Soccer Club
Port Hardy Youth Soccer Association
Powell River Youth Soccer ssociation