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.
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.
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: