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CVUSC Select Team Performance Program | Information


Island Soccer has undergone a restructuring.  Upper Island Soccer Association and Lower Island Soccer Association have implemented a new seasonal model with a greater focus on player development.  Two initial development phases will be followed by a competitive phase with lots of opportunities to compete mixed in throughout the year.   The pervious Tier 2 program “Rip Tide” has been disbanded.  Tier 2 programming will now fall under CVUSC. 



Selects Pre-Season Training Week Camp Registration Now Open

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United Development Program Information: Click Here 


Introducing Comox Valley United Performance Program

Comox Valley United’s premier select program is for all players aged U12 (2010) - U18 (2004) that want to develop in a performance based program that will allow them to compete versus other Upper Island & Lower Island competition.

Vision

To Raise the Standard of Youth Soccer in the Comox-Strathcona Region of Vancouver Island.

Mission

To enhance the performance of everyone individually & collectively, in a high energy, competitive & excellence driven environment to help support the goal of elevating our players to higher levels of play.


Programming is for all boys & girls who can & want to commit to a full time competitive soccer calendar born in the following birth years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004

The program is split into 3 unique phases of competition & development:  

Phase 1 - September - December: (Development phase #1) consists of games vs LISA & UISA Clubs.  Includes all U12 - U18 teams.  End of December - early January - Program shut down for the Holidays & New Year


Phase 2 - January - March: (Development phase #2) consists of games vs UISA clubs only. Includes all U12 - U18 teams. 

The end of the Jan to March phase will consist of a Play-off tournament called the Island Cup sometime in March for all teams in the development league. This will be a travel tournament style format so teams aren’t kicked out after one loss. 

The winner of the Island Cup (each age and gender) can decide if they will be going through to BC Soccer’s B Cup Provincials, this will be a club / team decision, not a district decision. Any team/players that do decide to participate in B Cup, those players will NOT be eligible to participate in any A cup activity from April to June, as they are cup tied to that team in that competition.. April - program shut down for spring break & Easter 

Phase 3 - April - June: (Competition phase) consists of a travel tournament style format island wide competition, which will see all teams/ players not cup tied to a B cup team playing to be the Islands representative at BC Soccer’s ‘A cup’ provincials. Includes all U14-U18 A Cup players.

Players are selected on an annual basis and each year there are new tryouts. Tryouts take place over the course of July - the dates and locations can be found on the Evaluations Tab above. 

Once selected, players will be expected to train twice a week (starting in September) and be available to play on Sundays throughout the season.  They will travel to other communities as well as host teams from other North and South Island communities as part of league play. They will also participate in both Provincial and Island Cup play downs.

Parents will be expected to volunteer with various aspects of the teams' participation in league play. This could mean taking a turn at putting up and taking down nets or assisting in the lining of the field for home games etc.

Newcomers


If you are new to the Comox Valley, having moved here over the summer months, and are interested in being evaluated for placement on a select team, this is the process:

United Performance Program Flyer 2021-2022 Download: Click here. NEW PLACEMENT SCHEDULE JULY 2 CLICK HERE:

·Parent needs to contact Program Coordinator, darrin@cvusc.org

Youth Select Performance Formation | League Play


Games are played on Sundays throughout the Upper and Lower Island communities of Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Oceanside, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Powell River and Victoria. Teams will travel to other communities as well as host teams from other North and South Island communities as part of league play.

They will also participate in both Provincial and Island Cup play downs. Teams qualifying for Provincials will play until July.  Phases of play are described under the Information Tab.

Comox Valley United will field Super 8 (8v8 Game Format) teams at U12 and U13.  Plus U14 to U18 (11v11 Game Format). 

U12-U13 Divisions (8v8 game format) 2-4 teams per division.  Will have multiple teams per division.  Each team will be formed using a flexible approach by understanding the identification & placement of players in these ages is tough due to many children still being in the childhood stage of their development.  However competency of each individual will still form a vital tool in placing players & forming our super 8 teams.  

Team will be formed using the relative skill of each individual (technical ability with the ball), potential positional needs of the team to ensure team balance, and commitment level of individual players (eg. A multi-sport athlete may be more suited to one team versus another)

U14-U18 divisions (11v11 game format) 2 teams per division 

There will be multiple teams per division, 1 x Comox Valley United red team (traditional A Cup team)  and 1 x Comox Valley United white team (traditional B cup team).  Each team will be formed using:  relative skill of each individual (technical ability with the ball), potential positional needs of the team to ensure team balance, and commitment level of individual players (eg. A multi-sport athlete may be more suited to one team versus another)

Team’s will be made based on skill level, however the ‘red’ team in phase 1 & 2 of the program will compete in an older age division to accelerate their development. This will allow for the ‘white’ team to be Comox Valley United’s age appropriate B Cup representative when playing for the island cup. As the league moves into phase 3 the ‘red’ team will then play age appropriate to playoff to become the islands representative at their relative age at a cup provincials.

Players will be exposed to all 4 corners of development (Technical/Tactical, Physical, Psychological, Social) based on their age and stage of development. 

Youth Select League | Cup Play


Update: May 2021 - Upper Island Soccer and Lower Island Soccer are currently restructuring soccer programming on the Island.   Cup Play could be affected depending on the results of the program changes.  This page will be updated once final cup play is determined.

Cup play will be made available once confirmed by Upper Island Soccer

2012
U13 Girls Thunder - Island Invitational Cup Champions
U13 Boys Predators - Island Invitational Cup Champions
U15 Girls Aftershock - B Cup 7th
U16 Boys Red Devils - B Cup 7th. Coastal Cup ___
U18 Boys Tournament team - Steve Bonnett Memorial Tournament Gold Medal, writeup in April 2012 Newsletter

2011
U12 Girls Thunder - Coastal Classic Cup Silver medal
U13 Boys Vipers - B Cup Bronze Medal
U13 Boys Red Strike - B Cup 7th, Island Invitational Cup Champions
U13 Girls Fury - B Cup 8th, Fair Play Award
U14 Boys Vipers - B Cup Gold medal, Island Invitational Cup Champions
U14 Girls  S.W.A.T. - B Cup 6th, Island Invitational Cup Champions
U18 Girls  Evolution - B Cup Silver medal, Island Invitational Cup Champions

2010
U13 Girls S.W.A.T. - B Cup 6th, writeup
U13 Boys Vipers - B Cup Bronze medal
U14 Boys Vipers - B Cup Bronze medal, Coastal Cup Champions
U17 Girls Evolution - B Cup 7th, Coastal Cup Champions, Island Cup Champions, writeup
U18 Girls Red Tide - B Cup 5th, Island Cup Champions
U18 Girls Hots Spurs - C Cup Classic Coastal Champions

2009
U13 Boys Red Devils - B Cup 5th, Coastal Cup Champions, Island Invitational Cup Champions
U13 Girls Crimson Crush - B Cup Gold medal, Island Cup Silver medal
U14 Boys High Voltage - Island Invitational Cup Champions
U16 Girls Hot Tamales - B Cup 6th, Island Invitational Cup Champions
U16/17 Girls Hot Spurs - Coastal Cup Champions
U17 Girls Red Tide - B Cup Bronze medal

2008
U16 Girls Red Tide - B Cup 5th - Island Invitational Cup Champions - Coastal Cup Semi-finalist
U13 Boys High Voltage - (5th)

2007
U16 Girls - Island Cup Finalist
U17 Boys Vikings (PHIL)
U12 Boys High Voltage
U13 Boys Tournament Team - Steve Bonnett Memorial Tournament Gold Medal

2006
U15 Girls Red Tide - Island Cup Finalist

2005
U14 Girls Red Tide - Island Cup Finalist
U13 Girls Red Hot Tamales - Provincial Finalist (Silver) - Coastal Cup Champions

2004
U13 Girls Red Tide - Provincial Finalist (4th) - UISA Island Cup Champions - Coastal Cup Finalist
U12 Girls Red Hot Tamales - Provincial Finalist (?)

Youth Select League | Evaluations


Registration is now open the 2021-2022 Select Season.  CVUSC will field teams to play in the Upper Island Soccer Association Leagues in September.  The below player placement dates are for all players wanting to play.

All players must register to be considered for the program.  Registration closes June 25, 2021.  Registration Information.  All players must be registered for programming prior to player placement.  Please be mindful that the below player placement schedule may be subject to change.  

UPDATED PLACEMENT SCHEDULE JULY 2


Island Soccer has undergone a restructuring.  Upper Island Soccer Association and Lower Island Soccer Association have implemented a new seasonal model with a greater focus on player development.  Two initial development phases will be followed by a competitive phase with lots of opportunities to compete mixed in throughout the year.   The pervious Tier 2 program “RipTide” has been disbanded.  Tier 2 programing will now fall under CVUSC. 


The program is split into 3 unique phases of competition & development: 

Phase 1 - September - December: (Development phase #1) consists of games vs LISA & UISA Clubs.  Includes all U12 - U18 teams.  End of December - early January - Program shut down for the Holidays & New Year 


Phase 2 - January - March: (Development phase #2) consists of games vs UISA clubs only. Includes all U12 - U18 teams. 

The end of the Jan to March phase will consist of a Play-off tournament called the Island Cup sometime in March for all teams in the development league. This will be a travel tournament style format so teams aren’t kicked out after one loss. 

The winner of the Island Cup (each age and gender) can decide if they will be going through to BC Soccer’s B Cup Provincials, this will be a club / team decision, not a district decision. Any team/players that do decide to participate in B Cup, those players will NOT be eligible to participate in any A cup activity from April to June, as they are cup tied to that team in that competition.. April - program shut down for spring break & Easter 

Phase 3 April - June: (Competition phase) consists of a travel tournament style format island wide competition, which will see all teams/ players not cup tied to a B cup team playing to be the Islands representative at BC Soccer’s ‘A cup’ provincials. Includes all U14-U18 A Cup players.

For additional program information Click Here  


Questions can be directed to the club's Program Coordinator darrin@cvusc.org

  • Can my child born in 2011 be considered for this program?

    Children who have shown high potential/high performance & full commitment in previous programming will only be considered - the clubs staff will reach out directly to those identified through UDP (ACADEMY) & Valley youth soccer League (VYSL) programming.

  • Do I have to register if I want to be evaluated?

    Yes all players must be registered beforehand so they and the club are covered by BC Soccer’s registration and the club can plan accordantly for try outs.  No walk ups will be accepted. 

  • My child plays multiple sports, will this be considered?

    Yes, we want to support children to be able to play multiple sports without having to choose until they really need or want too.  Please email our staff so a tailored plan can be developed to support participation & commitment to soccer.

  • My player wants to be with certain friends & certain coaches. Why are they not with their friends?

    In some cases players will be placed with current friends, in some cases players will be asked to make new friends, just like we all have done in our everyday lives. This ties into our philosophy that this is more than soccer & key life skills will be created by playing this game. However all players in each division will train together albeit in separate groups thus meaning carpooling social with friends can take place & they will still see each other week to week.

  • What does it cost to play?

    U12 and U13 player fee is $375 plus purchase of club jerseys, shorts, socks and training tops.

    U14 to U18 players fess is $450 plus purchase of club jerseys, shorts, socks and training tops.

  • What does the fee’s cover and why have they increased?

    The fee’s cover a large number of expenses including but not limited to the following:  Registration with Upper Island Soccer, BC Soccer and Canada Soccer.  Game Officials.  Playing equipment.  Rain kit for coaches. Staff wages, the club employees a full time administrator and Technical Lead plus three part time positions.  Registration for one tournament for all Select teams.  Turf field recapitulation fee.  Office expenses. Capital Projects like the new change rooms scheduled to be built in the fall of 2021.  Coaching Courses and Referee courses - All our coaches are required to be certified and have to take at minimum three courses over a career.  The club also pays to train Referees and to have them re-certified.  The Select program has changed from a 7 month to a 10 month program.  Plus the Select fee has not changed for several years and had fallen behind the cost of similar Island Clubs. Nanaimo’s fees are $75 to $100 for a 7 month program. 

  • What if my player does not want to partake in the academy program however wants to play for their team? Is this an option?

    Yes.  We don’t want to force players to train in the academy however given that repetition is the key to getting better, fulfillment & enjoyment in any activity, we want all players to do academy programming to enhance performances within their teams & their games.

  • What is a typical training week programming consist of?

    Note this may be different due to scheduling needs & individual player needs however 4 days per week is typical for competitive soccer programming in Canada

    Example 1: Monday UDP Academy programming Academy programming delivered by professional academy staff.  Tuesday Premier selects team practice. Training delivered by team coach.  WednesdayDay off.  Thursday Premier selects team practice.  Friday Day off.  Saturday Day off.  Sunday Match Competitive game day.

    Example 2:  Monday UDP Academy programming Academy programming delivered by professional academy staff. Tuesday Day off. Wednesday Premier selects team practice. Training delivered by team coach Thursday Day off. Friday Premier selects team practice. Training delivered by team coach. Saturday Day off. Sunday Match day Competitive game day.

  • Will I have any other fees if successful making a team?

    Yes teams will attend tournaments, showcases and can qualify for Provincials. These expenses are not covered by registration fees. 

  • With one team being stronger than the other I am concerned that when both teams from the same club play each other it will be a mismatch & a negative experience for some?

    Teams will be made based on skill level, however the ‘red’ team in phase 1 & 2 of the [insert league name] will compete in an older age division to accelerate their development. This will allow for the ‘white’ team to be Comox Valley United’s age appropriate b cup representative when playing for the island cup. As the league moves into phase 3 the ‘red’ team will then play age appropriate to playoff to become the islands representative at their relative age at a cup provincials.

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