Season Information Spring 2015
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Fall 2015 Season
Important Dates for the fall season:
August 8th Team Reservations Due
August 15th Initial Schedule out
August 22nd Final requests for changes
August 25th Final Schedule uploaded to Affinity –
Last day for player registrations eligible for 1st game
August 29th Schedule posted on Arbiter for referees
Sept. 5th First game for U8 to U14 (Sept. 6th first game for U16 and U19)
U8, U10, U12 and U14 will play 10 regular season games on Saturdays
U16 and U19 will be on Sundays
Locations - Parker Ranch Arena field/Parker School or Bayfront fields
September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (No games at Parker School on 9/26),
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
November 7th, 15th
October 31st Roster Freeze for U10, U12 and U14 Playoffs
Nov. 1st Last Sunday for U16 and U19 divisions (9 weekends for 8 games)
Nov. 21st Playoffs for U10, U12 and U14 – Location TBD
We will continue to have two flights per division where enough teams are available. Flight A is designed for experienced teams playing at the highest level of competition. Flight B is dedicated to teams with developing players to play at a balanced level of competition. Please specify which flight you would like your team to play in on the Team Reservation Form.
U8 – will play 4 a side with no goal keepers (see Rules and Regulations for specifics)
U10 – will play 6 a side with goal keepers and 7’ x 21’ goals
U12 and up – will play 8 a side and 8’ x 24’ full size goals
U16 and U19 will be divided based on gender and not into flight A and B
Your player’s age group is determined by his/her age as of July 31st of the year for the fall season.
For example: if he/she turns 9 on or prior to July 31st then he/she will be a U10 player for the fall and spring seasons. If he/she turns 9 on or after August 1st then he/she will be a U9 player for the fall and spring season regardless of when he/she turns 9.
Duration of Games and Size of Soccer Ball
BIHYSA league will follow the duration of the games and size of the ball to be used specified in the State HYSA Rules and Regulations as specified by our parent Association, with the exception of U19, which will be 5 minutes shorter per half.
U8 – two 20 min halves, size 3 balls
U10 – two 25 min halves, size 4 balls
U12 – two 30min halves, size 4 balls
U14 – two 35min halves, size 5 balls
U16/19 - two 40min halves, size 5 balls
U8 games will not be scored and will instead try to promote quality competition in a positive atmosphere. For U10 and above, teams will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Forfeits will be scored as a 4-0 win for the non-forfeiting team. Tiebreakers are determined by first head to head competition then goals for (max of 4/game) and then goals against.
For planning purposes the playoffs for U10, U12 and U14 will consist of a semi-final and final for the top 4 teams in each flight based on the scoring listed above. 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. There will be no playoffs for the U8, U16 and U19 divisions.
Reserving Your Team
The Team Reservation Form will be used to make the schedule and roster the coaches and managers to the appropriate teams. Please include an email address for someone from each team, so that request for referee evaluations (NEW for Fall 2015!) can automatically be emailed to that person. Include with your reservations any scheduling requests for this season. Requests made after the deadline will be honored on a case-by-case basis.
Team reservations need to be emailed or mailed to the following address:
BIHYSA.firstname.lastname@example.org or 44-2881 Kalopa Mauka Rd., Honokaa, HI 96727
Team fees may be paid using Pay Pal or check made out to “Big Island HYSA League”
NEW for Fall 2015:
Withdrawal of a team after their initial reservation but before the final schedule is posted results in a forfeit of ½ fee. If a team withdraws after the final schedule is posted but before the season begins they will forfeit ¾ of their team fee. If a team withdraws once the season begins (after the first BI-HYSA game), the entire team fee will be forfeited.
Team fees are based on the length and number of games you play and the cost of the referees. In addition, the team fee includes a charge for field maintenance and scheduling which are based on the number of field players for a team. There is also a $50 refundable forfeit fee added to each team, which will be refunded in part or total in the event that a team does not forfeit during the season. For a complete breakdown of these charge see the Rules and Regulations for BI-HYSA.
U8 – 10 games for $290
U10 – 12 games for $380
U12 – 12 games for $550
U14 – 12 games for $610
U16/U19 – 8 games for $490
All player registration forms, usable photos, copy of player birth certificate and team rosters for those players wanting to play in the first game need to be in along with payments to the league registrars by no later than August 25th, 2015. League registrars would prefer to have player registrations and team rosters as soon as they are available and add any lagging players on before the deadline. 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. Multi Roster players are guaranteed to be rostered after 3 days of receiving the Player Status form. Players may register anytime throughout the year (August 1st – July 31st). U8 players cannot be younger than 5 years old.
For the quickest response teams should take digital photos of the players and email those photos to the registrars. This also is the best way to send copies of the player Membership forms and copies of birth Certificates. If you send a hard copy of the player picture it needs to be a recognizable 1 ¼” by 1 ¼”.
If you decide to mail in forms, the registrar addresses are as follows:
Hilo Area Registrar 169 Laula Rd Hilo, HI 96720
Kona and North Hawaii Registrar P.O. Box 1602, Kamuela, HI 96743
Player Fee Schedule
Player Registration for August 1, 2015-July 31st 2016 = $45
Fee to multi-roster a player primary registered with an off island team = $15
All payments for Player Registrations must be made through PayPal, which is located on the Coaches/Administrators page. You may use your credit card or your Club PayPal account.
This is not a complete list of all of the Rules and Regulations for BIHYSA (please refer to BIHYSA Rules and Regulations for a complete list). However, these are some important policies that may affect your registration or rostering of players for this season:
· A player may play up one 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 and have your coach state your case to the BI-HYSA board.
· Multi Rostering will be limited to 3 players for teams with less than 8 players a side, 4 players for teams with 8 to 10 players aside. 5 players with teams playing 11 aside. This limit applies to player’s multi rostered from within the league.
· 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. The league has imposed new financial penalties if a forfeiting team does not play a scrimmage (see BIHYSA Rules and Regulations).
· 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 through either upgrading his/her license or by taking an approved coaching clinic.