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Van Isle Wave Program

The CPL (Canadian Premier League) has become the pinnacle of the development pathway for Canadian soccer. With this comes a great deal of responsibility for CPL clubs to assist with the development of the sport across the country.

Van Isle Wave

How many game contacts?

The number of games will be dependant upon the number of teams at an age group. It can be estimated that there will be 7-8 games in the September to November stage with the majority being home games and 14-15 games from February to June with just less than half being home and just more than half being away.

 

Boys

2004 – U17 Boys
Mon
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Weds
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2005 – U16 Boys
Mon
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Weds
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2006 – U15 Boys
Mon
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Weds
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sat
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
2007 – U14 Boys
Mon
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Weds
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sat
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
2008 – U13 Boys
Mon
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Weds
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sun
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
U23s
Mon
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Weds
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE

Girls

2004 – U17 Girls
Mon
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Tues
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Fri
5:30PM – 7:00PM
PISE
Sun
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE
2005 – U16 Girls
Mon
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Tues
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
6:45PM – 8:00PM
PISE
Sun
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE
2006 – U15 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
6:45PM – 8:00PM
PISE
Sun
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2007 – U14 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Sun
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2008 – U13 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Sun
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE

What is a typical travel day?

In a perfect scenario when a Wave team receives a noon kick-off, the travel would be a 9am ferry to the game and a 3pm ferry home. Often times we are not so lucky and a 9am to the game and a 5pm home can be expected. The league will not schedule games versus the island before noon.

 The farthest the Wave teams travel for a regular league game is Abbotsford (only the Intake Festival or a Showcase may require further travel).  To play the interior team (Thompson Okanagan) for league play we travel to the lower mainland (not all the way to the interior).  Players go on team buses with their coaches, manager and assistant coaches.

Van Isle Wave Program Deliverables

Training Sessions

Three training sessions per week. There will be a training centre established in the Upper Island for one training session per week for up island players.

  • 2021 Pacific FC Season Pass.
  • Full training and competition kit (Home and Away uniform (property of program), training kit includes training shirt, shorts, socks, track suit, backpack, polo. 
  • Rain jacket and leisure wear not included but available for purchase. 
  • Other events such as showcases and exhibition games against professional team academies will be outlined over the next few months. To be confirmed.
 

How much does the BCSPL program cost?

The program fee is $2895 + GST for the year.

These fees cover coaching honorariums, fields, referees, ferry costs for players, managers and coaches, buses and hotels for away games, administration and many more deliverables discussed under.  

PROGRAM COST

  • $2895 + GST for the 10 month program. 
  • $289.50 due by July 20, 2020 for all registered Wave players for the 2020/2021 season.
  • $289.50 monthly payments throughout the season and payable on the 15th of every month through April 15, 2021 (10 months). All payments are completed through the Dash Registration System. Families have three options;
  • Option 1: Pay fees in a one off payment ($2895 + GST)
  • Option 2: Three payments of ($965 – Sep. 15 / Nov. 15 / Mar. 15) 
  • Option 3: A monthly schedule. ($289.50 p/month)

Travel costs for regular league travel included within the fee. Additional fees required for travel to showcases, college tours, Academy tours, etc.

Head of Goalkeeping Mark Village will be spearheading the goalkeeper training for the Van Isle Wave. The former Pacific FC ‘keeper will be focusing on developing the high performance goalkeepers on the Island.  

Goalkeepers will train with their team and receive a goalkeeper specific program from Mark Village on Mondays that will highlight key fundamentals within the goalkeeper position.  

Can we still go on vacation as a family?

Of course! The rest of Canada plays through the summer and it does not have an effect on their programs. One of the great benefits of the BCSPL program is the scheduled breaks throughout the season. There is a provision for a large break in December and the first half of January, as well as the month of July and the first half of August.

The December break is traditionally hard on Wave players in their first year because they are used to playing during this time and often their friends at school are still playing. 

The driving factor of BCSPL is to produce a responsible and sustainable player development model in line with the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program. When provincial and national team programming occurs there will not be BCSPL league games scheduled so that selected players are free to attend and team performance does not suffer.

Can I play other sports?

The short and simple answer is yes, however this is not a short and simple matter. For a program to be athlete-centred there needs to be opportunities for rest and recovery. 

We are fully supportive of BCSPL players taking part in other sports/clubs. The expectation for a Wave player is to commit to the team’s complete training and game schedule.

Wave coaches will be supportive of athlete’s involvement in other sports to a point. However the Wave program will require that players in the program view the BCSPL teams as their number one priority and must commit to team training plus games.

School soccer is the hardest extra activity to manage and it is important to speak to your team coach about the amount of training you are doing outside of the Wave to help ensure each player can be ready to perform to the best of their ability for their Wave team.

If your child does not make the team, we encourage them to continue to play and train at the highest level possible. It is important that the Wave continues to nurture programs that bridge the various levels of the game. We will also be working with the clubs to build a program up and down the island where a second group of identified players in each age group are able to connect directly with Wave training sessions and coaches. 

If your child is released from Wave we will create mechanisms and opportunities for them to continue to be monitored in consultation with their club’s Technical Director.

Is all of the training in Victoria?

We understand that traveling from Mid-Island and North-Island to Victoria can be difficult three times per week. We will be working with the clubs in the upper island to link the Wave players together into meaningful training sessions once per week in the upper island. The goal is also to include Tier 2 players who are motivated and are ready for this level of training. A close link between Tier 1 and Tier 2 is critical for increasing the pool of players ready for BCSPL play.

Final schedule TBD.

To understand the Levels of Play on the island click here.

What is the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my son or daughter play in this league?

It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation.  Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game.  Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance. BCSPL, the high performance stream, started play in the fall of 2011. See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.

A key component of this process was the creation and development of a High Performance League in BC.  This league is known as the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and will deliver on the following key development initiatives;

  • Supports CSA’s “PLAYER FIRST” mentality and its Long Term Player Development strategy.
  • Harmonizes all high performance levels of programming
  • Eliminates congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders
  • Works within existing and supporting structures
  • Drives improvements to all aspects of high performance soccer

The Vancouver Island Wave play in the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL).  

The BCSPL provides an elevated level of competition for high performance players in BC; contributes to player development for the Canadian National Team; and is the recognized pathway for players to be identified for BC Soccer’s High Performance Program, Canadian Universities, US Colleges and professional play with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

What is the goal of the BCSPL?

It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation.  Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game.  Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance.  See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.

What are some of the developmental benefits for players in the BCSPL?

The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League is built on the following guiding core principals of development:

  1. To allow players to further develop their skills in an environment, this includes other technically advanced players playing within a competitive demanding atmosphere
  2. To enhance the technical and tactical components of the players game through extensive on and off field training and education.
  3. To provide players with access to certified and experienced and professional levels of coaching.
  4. To provide the players specific guidance in areas of nutrition, mental prep, physical fitness and post-secondary education.
  5. To provide players leadership and information on life skills and promote the importance of commitment to excellence and citizenship.
  6. To provide a healthy and safe training environment to ensure responsible and suitable development of the player.
 

How many teams in BCSPL?

There have been 8 franchises in the BCSPL since its inception, one from the Interior, one from the Island and the remaining six from the lower mainland. Each franchise has attempted to field 10 teams (5 boys, 5 girls) that will play in the following single age groups: U13-U16 and a combined U17/18 age group. And most years the league has been successful in fielding a full complement of teams. At the beginning of February the league has accepted four new franchises from the lower mainland into the league and they will enter on a graduated bases (starting at Intake).

Therefore there will be eight teams in each age group. On the island the U18 age group is always assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the correct number of teams for the franchise. It is the goal in 2020-2021 to field 6 boy’s teams and 6 girl’s teams.

Lower Island Soccer Association, on behalf of both LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association

  • The British Columbia Premier League website.
 
Where can I find more resources and information from BC Soccer?
 

BC Soccer is dedicated to ongoing coach education, player safety and providing helpful resource materials. For more information on BC Soccer Regulations Click here to access the BC Soccer page designed to provide members, affiliated organizations, coaches, parents and players with educational health, fitness, safety and age appropriate coaching resources.