VIPL Riptide Tryouts & Opportunities

The Marine Harvest Riptide would like to announce the following opportunities for the local soccer community:

VIPL Marine Harvest Riptide 2005 Open Trials

We are pleased to announce the first sessions for the 2005 born players interested in playing for the VIPL Marine Harvest Riptide in 2018-2019. The season does not start until September 2018, however, these open trials will serve to support the team trials that will see the team selected by April 15th, 2018. The open trials provide each player with an opportunity to play in front of Riptide Coaches in an effort to be assessed as well as allows parents the opportunity to learn more about the program.

Players born in 2006 are allowed to apply, however, confirmation of participation will be based on discussion with either the Club Coach or Club Technical Director and communicated back to the individual regarding acceptance. We will be running sessions on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for the Girls and 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for the Boys. We will also be running sessions on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for the Boys and 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for the Girls. Both dates will be located at the Vanier Turf. Please note, the players from Powell River and the North Island will not be expected to participate in either of these events included and we will explore other ways to provide similar opportunities to players located in these areas. Importantly, we ask that all players interested in the Riptide for the 2018-2019 VIPL Season complete this registration regardless of the community they reside in. Coaches interested in applying for a position with either team are encouraged to express their interest prior to these events and/or at these sessions in person. Further information on the VIPL Riptide is available at .

Marine Harvest Riptide Equipment Manager

The Marine Harvest Riptide are seeking a volunteer to serve as an Equipment Manager. We have a total of eight teams ages U14-U18 both male and female and require a limited amount of time from a reliable and responsible individual to assist with the equipment. Tasks would include taking an inventory of the current equipment used by the program, tracking and monitoring the movement of the equipment and maintaining the equipment. The Marine Harvest Riptide are a non-profit youth soccer organization combining players, coaches and parents from the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Powell River and the North Island Communities of Port Hardy & Alert Bay. Further information on the teams and program is located at

Marine Harvest Riptide Video Camera Operator

The Marine Harvest Riptide are seeking the services of an individual to coordinate the weekly video-taping of games. The chosen person will need to be available on Saturdays & Sundays between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Traditionally, we have the potential for two home games to be played each day on the weekend at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm in either Campbell River or the Comox Valley. Our goal is to have the games taped and recorded through the use of our Hi-Pod and Video Camera. All we ask is that the chosen individual be prepared to transfer the hi-pod to and from the venue (with a vehicle provided), set-up the Hi-Pod, tape the game and upload the video files to the Riptide Pointstreak Account (which then allows the coaches to download and view the recorded game). This is a paid position and requires a driver’s license. If you are interested please complete the following list of questions.

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