Saturday, 23 March 2013


2002-2004 Boys and Girls
Tuesday + Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Arden Elementary School)
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Denman Island Community School)

1. Carson Bell 2004 
2. Spencer Fleming 2002 
3. Scott Gilfillan 2002 
4. Tyler Griffith 2002 
5. Rachel Jones 2002 
6. Delton Kruell 2002 
7. Max Lloyd 2004 
8. Kobe Longman 2002 
9. Austin Montgomery-Parsons 2004 
10. Craig Scott 2002 
11. Josh Southen 2002 
12. Zach Taylor 2002 
13. Justin Watt 2002 
14. Ambrose Tinmouth 2004 
15. Owen Rae-Harriss 2003

2002-2001 Boys
Monday + Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Arden Elementary School)
Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Denman Island Community School)

1. Alistair Brown 2001 
2. Sydney Woodrow 2001
3. Cameron Bell 2002
4. Kieran Nilsen 2001
5. Sam Purcell 2002 
6. Dylan Robertson 2001 
7. Josh Ruston 2001 
8. Marco Tancon 2001 
9. Markus Bergvinson 2001 
10. Logan Basara 2001

1999-2000-2001 Girls
Monday + Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Arden Elementary School)
Saturdays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Denman Island Community School)

1. Elysa De Luca 2000 
2. Jackie Dunn 2000 
3. Emily Haughton 2000 
4. Kalyssa Heinrich 2000 
5. Megan Jones 2001 
6. Jenna Moore 2000 
7. Breanna Patterson 2000 
8. Danielle Robertson 1999 
9. Olivia Sellentin 2000 
10. Abbey Sexton 2001
11. Abbie Simms 1999
12. Maya von Shilling 1999 
13. Anna Brailey 2000 
14. Avary Dennis 2000 
15. Nikola Montgomery 1999 
16. Toni Powsey 2000 

2000 Boys
Monday + Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Arden Elementary School)
Saturdays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Denman Island Community School)

1. Colton Carter 2000 
2. Darren Hall 2000 
3. Dawson Kipp 2000 
4. Nolan Stewart 2000 
5. Spencer Hartland 2000 
6. Navarre White 2000 
7. Ben Katerberg 2000 
8. Graham Arndt 2000 
9. Trent Carter 2000
10. Westin Carter 2002 

1998-1999-2000 Boys
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Arden Elementary School)
Saturdays 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Denman Island Community School)

1. Simon Anderson 1998 
2. Tyrell Barley 1998 
3. Kevin Brenner 1998 
4. Liam Creek 1999 
5. Anna Hemmerich 1998 
6. Sean Mulgrew 1999 
7. Eli Noonan 1999 
8. Oscar Novak 1999 
9. Maximillian Powsey 1998 
10. Charlie Purcell 2000 
11. Austin Rodgers 1999 
12. Nicholas Samsom 1998 
13. David Schmidt-Sweda 1998 
14. Keir Schovanek 1999 
15. Ryan West 1998 
16. Liam Wirth 1998 
17. Lucas Casemore 1999 
18. Cassidee Wood 1998 
19. Torin Halvorson 1999 
20. Sterling Lewis 1998 
21. Braulio Fernandez 1998 
22. Ethan Wong 2000 
23. Riley Fusil 2000 
24. Nicholas Mitchell 2000
25. Jared Jones 1999
26. Alex Jones 1998
Please note:

  • these groups can and will change
  • game schedule will be arranged now that we have the training groups established
  • weekend schedule must adapt to academy games, as well as tournaments the players will be attending with their respective VIPL, HOUSE or REP teams
  • coaches will be placed and announced prior to the start of the program    
  •  any further concerns or questions contact

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Meeting Announcement: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6 pm – 8 pm

We are moving along and trying to arrange the training groups for the spring soccer academy. I have assembled the preliminary lists that will serve as the first step towards the formation of each of the four distinct training groups (which has taken a lot of time and effort). These groups will be posted and discussed at the meeting:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6 pm – 8 pm
Old House Village and Spa
Denman Room

The formation of these groups will be a starting point, which means that any and all players listed within a certain training group will be assessed on an ongoing basis as to whether the group they are training in is the proper fit.  Importantly, with the amazing response we are going to have to move two of the groups to Monday + Wednesday and two of the groups will remain on Tuesday + Thursday. The weekend schedule will also be adjusted, as it is now essential to run a third weekend timeslot. In addition, each of the four groups will receive a minimum of 3-4 games for the duration of the program, which means that there will be some movement on the weekends to accommodate for games. Again, I will certainly do my best to provide as much advance warning as per the schedule for the program, but have to admit a schedule arranged on a monthly basis will be the best way to proceed. This final meeting prior to the spring break holiday will be important for the following reasons

  •  Late registrations and outstanding payments
  • Confirmation of the clothing size
  • Confirmation of who did not receive a dry-fit gold t-shirt
  • Confirmation of all details for each individual player (contact details, waiver/release, program conflicts, medical details, etc.)
  • Headshot for each player

This is an exciting time for one and all with regard to the Vancouver Island Spring Soccer Academy- please let me know if you should have any further concerns and/or questions .

Saturday, 9 March 2013

UISA Hires Shel Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator for VIPL Riptides

March 8, 2013
The Vancouver Island Premier League’s (VIPL) ‘Riptide” franchise has hired Shel Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator. Shel Brodsgaard’s vision for the future of the VIPL program and how it will be achieved in both the short and the long term has been welcomed by the League’s member clubs which include Comox Valley United Soccer Club, Powell River Soccer Association and Campbell River Soccer Association.

Brodsgaard’s first task will be the creation and maintenance of a high performance model for coaches and players to support and guide the VIPL program and enhance the quality of experiences for players, coaches, families and communities. He will also be assisting coaches in planning and implementing short term and multi-seasonal programs for technical, tactical and physical development and will oversee the process for player evaluations and be involved with coaching selection.

The hiring of Shel Brodsgaard whose profile includes six years as Canadian Soccer Association National Team Goalkeeper coach, eighteen years as a Business Owner and fifteen years as a Professional Athlete, has been achived by the VIPL without requiring any large increase in per-player costs from previous years which will no doubt be a relief for hard-pressed parents.

We welcome and look forward to having Mr. Brodsgaard continue to further our guiding principles consisting of:
  • Attainability: An important developmental link in the chain that allows member players to move along a progressive pathway from the current Club/House system (Tier 4), up through the UISA Development league (Tier 3), into the regional VIPL program (Tier 2), and then onto the Vancouver Island Wave franchise of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (Tier 1).
  • Accessibility: Continue to being committed to attracting and retaining the most talented soccer players within the region, regardless of individual financial circumstances.
  • Player-Focused: Continue seeking to provide a top-quality developmental and age appropriate competitive environment that will allow all of its players to rise to the level of their abilities. This overarching concept serves as the primary decision-making framework of the franchise what is best for the players and their development, is the number one concern of the program.
 Shel Brodsgaard is commended for his achievements, some of which include:
  • 2002, 2004, 2006 FIFA Women's World Youth Championships
  • 2004 Pan-Am Games Silver Medal
  • 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Third Place
  • 2002 FIFA Women's World Youth Championships Second Place