KSA gets kicking for new season, tourneys and camps

Kauai Soccer Association, a league under HYSA (Hawaii Youth Soccer Association), presses forward with the fall season beginning in September.

KSA strives to better educate its players’ skills, tactical knowledge, fundamentals of the game and to enjoy themselves in this sport. Encouraging the youth of our island to continue playing year round competitive soccer, the introduction of 7-Aside in the fall season will serve to enhance the player’s game.

The season is scheduled to kick off Sept. 14 on smaller fields. Teams will be playing Sundays through Oct. 30, with eight regular season games and two playoff games for the top four teams in each division. Final games are scheduled for Nov. 9. Rules of the game are the same with one exception: “No Offside.”

Commissioner Kevin Devitt said he would like to see more Kauai teams participate in the Mililani 7-Aside Tournament in November, especially with the teams coming off a 8-10-week season. Mililani’s tournament is highly competitive and frequented by top club teams in the state.

HYSA has sanctioned The Kaua’i Cup, a full sided tournament to be held July 11, 12 and 13 at the Island School fields. To date, there will be four mainland teams playing in this tournament, giving our island’s teams an opportunity to play visiting teams and raising the level of play. KSA supports Kaua’i Cup tournament director Sean Magoun in promoting soccer on Kaua’i.

George Kuntz, USSF A-licensed, HYSA Director of Coaching and University of California-Irvine Men’s Coach and his staff of coaches who have either played on professional or collegiate teams, or have USSF coaching licenses, will be conducting instructional clinics for Kauai youth to instruct and improve positional training, skills, shooting and goal-keeping through the Team Soccer Direct camps for boys and girls ages 5n14 at Island School June 30nJuly 3.

KSA promotes and encourages our youth to participate in the Olympic Development Program, which takes place on Kauai in August; HYSA Hawaii State Championship Cup; and Hawaii Tide American Cup. The KSA urges coaches to participate in tournaments to get their players state-level exposure.

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