LIHU‘E — Seventeen games involving Kaua‘i Soccer Association teams Under 12 to Under 15/16 age groups are on tap, Sunday at the North Vidinha soccer fields starting at 11 a.m.
There is no admission fee to view the competition among the soccer participants from all parts of the island, and Masa’s Shave Ice is on hand to help beat the heat.
KSA enters its third week of play in the fall 2011 season with eight teams in the Under 10 division, 10 teams in the Under 12 age group, 13 teams in the Under 14 division and seven teams in the Under 15/16 age division.
Kevin Devitt, KSA commissioner, said it will also be hosting a National Soccer Academy “Intense High School Pre-season training” camp for high school soccer players, both boys and girls, on Oct. 2 through 5 at the Grove Farm fields in Puhi.
Fred Hsu, NSA director, will lead the four-day camp which is designed to prepare the player for the upcoming Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation high school season.
Emphasis will be placed on the technical, tactical, and physical attributes of the players to enhance their soccer development leading into the start of the KIF season.
During the camp, each player will participate in a two-hour soccer training session emphasizing individual skill work and advanced team tactics, the sessions concluding with a scrimmage to allow players the opportunity to apply the topics covered in the training session in a live match environment.
Additionally, players will participate in a 30-minute workout on each day which is focussed on activities to improve a player’s spped, quickness, agility, endurance and core strength.
Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at a charge of $95 for the four days. Players who wish to participate on a per day basis will be assessed $30 per day. Additionally, an NSA training shirt is available for $15.
Registration can be done online at www.nationalsocceracademy.org.
During that same Oct. 2 through 5 period, soccer camps for Future Stars, ages 6 through 8, and soccer camps for Advanced Players aged 9 through 15 will also be offered.
Future Stars camps will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. at a cost of $45 per player.
Advanced Players camps will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at a cost of $95 per player.
The NSA training shirt is also available for $15.
Devitt said in addition to the fall season and the upcoming soccer training camps, KSA and the NSA are looking for players interested in traveling to Sweden and Denmark to play soccer this summer.
In 2010, Madison Moore of Kaua‘i joined Kayla Johnson, Helen Remke, Morgan Remke and Erin Evans, all of Kona, Hawai‘i in playing with the NSA teams competing in two of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the world, both taking place in Denmark and Sweden.
The girls returned to Hawai‘i with the championship title to Denmark’s Dana Cup as well as medals from the Sweden Gothia Cup.
Girl players interested in the three-week European soccer tour must be born between Jan. 1, 1994 to July 31, 2002, and boys interested in attending must be born between Jan. 1, 1996 and July 31, 2002.
Visit www.nationalsocceracademy.org, or contact Devitt at email@example.com, or call 645-1987.