Season Information Spring 2015
The season will have its first game Saturday February 28th with the season ending May 9th. U8s thru U14s will play on Saturdays, U16 and U18s will play on Sundays.. The U16s and U18s will start March 14th. Important weekends you should be aware of. ODP March 26-29, State Cup for U12 April 10-12 in Maui, U13 up in Honolulu April 17-18.
Team reservations and payment need to be in by Saturday January 31st. 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. Include with your reservations any scheduling requests. Requests made after January 31st will be honored on a case-by-case bases.
The divisions planned will be U8A and B, U10A and B, U12A and B, and U14A and B flights. The U16s and U18s will be broken down to U16 boys, U18 boys and U18 girls division. We will be playing 5 aside in U8, 8 aside U10, 9 aside U12 and U14Bflt, 11 aside U14Aflt and above. Please note on your Team Reservation form if you would like to participate in the A flight or the B flight(developmental). We will play a 10 game season for the U14s and below and an 8 game season for the U16s and above.
Playoffs: For planning purposes the playoffs will consist of a semi final then final for the top 4 teams in each flight. If a flight or division should have 4 or less teams then depending on field space we will go straight to a final game for the top two teams.
Scoring: Teams are awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Forfeits are scored as a 4-0 win for the non-forfeiting team. Tiebreakers are determined by first head to head competition then goals fore (max of 4/game) then goals against.
Length of the games: with the exception of the U18s, 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 U16/18s will be 40min halves. U8s will use size 3 balls, 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 $56 for field charge, $24 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $346/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
U14Aflt $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
U14Bflt $40/game, $480 for a season of 12 games plus $63 field charge, $27 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $620/team
U16 and U18s $45/game, $450 for a season of 10 games plus $77 field charge, $33 scheduling charge and $50 refundable forfeit fee, total of $610/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 February 28th need to be in along with payments to the league registrars by February 18th. 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 Roster players are guaranteed to be rostered after 3 days of receiving the Player Status form.
Rosters will be frozen three weeks prior to the playoffs (April 20th).
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. U8 players cannot be younger than 5 years old.
Kona Area Registrar 74-5043 Kealapua St. 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, 2014-July 31st 2015--$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
Age Group: Your player’s age group is determined by his/her age as of July 31st 2014. For example: if he/she is 9 on that date (born 2005) then he/she a U10 player for the fall 2014-Spring 2015 year. If he/she is 9 (born 2005) August 1st 2014 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.
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 an approved coaching clinic.