Season Information

   Spring 2014

The season will have its first game Saturday March 1st with the season ending May 17th. U14s and below will primarily play on Sundays in March and then Saturdays for the remainder of the season. Any excess games will be played on Saturdays in March and Sundays the rest of the season. U16s and U19s will play all games on Sundays with any excess games to be played on Saturday. There will be no games March 22nd, 23rd, and March 29th, 30th. Those teams that will participate in the State Cup April 11th thru 13th please inform the league when you make your team reservation.

Team reservations and payment need to be in by Saturday February 1st. There will be a $100 late fee for all teams entering after that date. There will be no additions after February 8th. All Clubs and Independent teams need to fill out the “Team Reservation Form” and submit that along with your payments. Team fees may be paid using Pay Pal. The Team reservation form will be used to make the schedule and roster the coaches and managers to the appropriate teams. You can email that to me at BI-HYSA@hawaii.rr.com or mail it along with your team fees to 64-5322 Puukapu St. Kamuela, HI 96743

A group specializing in traveling leagues will do the scheduling this season. They are supposed to be capable of handling many requests so please send me your requests along with your team reservation form.

The divisions planned will be U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 using a A flt and B flt if we have enough teams.  We will be playing 5 aside in U8, 8 aside U10, 9 aside U12, 11 aside U14 and above. Please note on your Team Reservation form if you would like to participate in the A (stronger) flight or the B flight. We will play a 10 game season, then playoffs for the top 4 teams in each flight within the division. Team fees will be based on 12 games and the league will refund you if you play less (don’t get into the playoffs).

The length of the games are prescribed in the HYSA team manual. U8s will be 2-20 min halves, U10s will be 2-25 min halves, U12s 2-30min halves, U14s will be 2-35min halves and U16/17s will be 40min halves. U8s will use size 3 ball, U10s and U12s will use size 4 ball, U14s on up will use a size 5 ball.

The team fees are based on the length and number of games you play. U8s and U10s will use a center referee only.

U8s   $14/game, $168 for a season of 12 games plus $35 for field charge, $15 scheduling charge and $50 forfeit fee, total of $268/team

U10s  $18/game, $216 for a season of 12 games plus $49 for field charge, $24 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $339/team

U12s $35/game, $420 for a season of 12 games plus $63 field charge, $27 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $560/team

U14s $40/game, $480 for a season of 12 games plus $77 field charge, $33 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $640/team

U16 and U19s $45/game, $540 for a season of 12 games plus $77 field charge, $33 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $700/team 

As per the BI-HYSA policy if a team should forfeit a game a $25 charge will be assessed. Your forfeit fee will be returned at the end of the season if you meet your obligations

 The leagues assistant registrars and league registrar will handle Player Registrations. All player registrations forms, photos and team rosters for those players wanting to play on March 1st need to be in along with payments to the league registrars by February 19th.  The league will only guarantee that players will be properly registered 10 days after the league registrars receive payment and all the proper paper work. (Member registration, Usable Photo, Copy of Birth Certificate if not in system). Multi Rosters are guaranteed after 3 days of receiving the Player Status form.

For the quickest response teams should take digital photos of the players and email those photos to the registrars. If you send a hard copy it needs to be a recognizable 1 ¼” by 1 ¼”.  This also is the best way to send copies of the player Membership forms and copies of birth Certificates. Players may register thru out the year. All payments may be made thru PayPal, which is located on the Coaches/Administrators page. You may use your credit card or your Club PayPal account. 

Kona area                 74-5043 Kealapua Street, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740

Hilo Area                   Registrar 169 Laula Rd Hilo, HI 96720

North Hawaii            Registrar P.O. Box 1602, Kamuela, HI 96743

Player Fees: All player fees should be paid by Pay Pal or paid via a Club Check. The league will accept individual personal checks but will hold the club/team responsible for the player payment.

Player Fee Schedule:  Player Registration for August 1, 2013-July 31st 2014--$45

If a Player is already registered with a team from the outer Islands: to Multi Roster him/her to a BI-HYSA team--$15

                           No other Multi Roster or transfer Fee

 Age Group:  Your players age group is determine by his/her age as of July 31st 2013. For example: If he/she is 9 on that date(Born 2004) then he/she is a U10 (Under 10) player for the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 year. If he/she is 9 (Born 2004) August 1st 2013 then he/she is a U9 player. 

The League will charge a $50 withdrawal fee for a team that withdraws between the date of the team reservation and prior to the first game of season. Half of the team fee will be returned if the team withdraws after the start of the season up to mid season determined by the team’s schedule. BI-HYSA will retain full fee if a team withdraws in second half of the season.

Policies-A player may play up 1 division but there may not be more than a 3-year age difference between players. On a case-by-case basis with parental approval and BI-HYSA Board approval, a player may play with a greater than 3 year age difference. For those players please submit a Play up Waiver found on the BI-HYSA website and have your coach state your case to the BI-HYSA board. Multi Rostering will be limited to 2 players for teams with less than 8 players a side, 3 players for teams with 8 to 10 players aside. 4 players with teams playing 11 aside. This limit applies to player’s multi rostered from within the league. Referees-The league has adopted a policy of requiring each team to list a referee that will be able to referee games. We would like to see a ratio of half a ref for each team. If a team forfeits a game but would still like to engage in a scrimmage, substitute players must have member card present and play in the correct age division. In addition any cards that are issued count towards your season total. All coaches are required to have a (E) license to coach in the Big Island League. There is a one-year grace period for new coaches. 

Only persons having in their possession a valid Risk Management badge issued to them may actively participate with a team during a HYSA sanctioned game or activity. This means that all coaches that will be on the technical side of the field must have completed a Volunteer Disclosure Form (risk management form) (Only those coaches and/or administrator and players participating in the current game may be on the technical side).  The form and directions may be found at www.hawaiisoccer.com. The application must be filled out online. Be advised it takes a month if not more to get your ID so please don’t leave your players and the league in limbo by waiting to get this form completed. Each coach is also required to submit a registration form. In some cases coaches and team officials may not have a Risk Management ID, in these cases they will need to have a BI-HYSA Temporary Risk Management ID issued by the League Registrar in order to sit on the technical side. This may take a week or more to get and will require that you show proof that a Volunteer Disclosure form has been submitted. This ID is valid for one month.

Recertification is required for all coaches each year to coach in the BI-HYSA league. The board has adopted a policy of requiring each BI-HYSA coach to continue his/hers education thru either upgrading his License or by taking a approved coaching clinic.