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2021 / 2022 Select Coaching Applications

  Posted on February 17, 2019

We are not currently accepting coaching applications for the 2021/22 Soccer season.  For more information about coaching, please contact your VP.  We will be requiring all coaches (Youth House and Youth Select) to submit a coaching application later in the year.  Experience and cer... Read More

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

·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.  

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

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