Fall 2020 Schedule coming soon ! 


Link for Electronic Player Passes


 Print Game Cards (Affinity access)

 log in, select “teams” tab, click on your team and select “Print game card” button below the roster


Changes for Fall 2020 Season

  1. We will have a pre-qualifying tournament to help place teams into our Fall 2020 season.

IMPORTANT NEW IFAB changes to the laws of the game:

  1. Yellow cards (YCs) and warnings are not carried forward into Kicks from the Penalty Mark (KFPM).
  2. A deliberate handball by a defending player is considered a ‘deliberate play’ for offside.
  3. The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is defined as the bottom of the armpit (see diagram below, red is handball, green is no handball)
  4. ‘Accidental’ handball by an attacking player (or team-mate) is only penalized if it occurs ‘immediately’ before a goal or goal scoring opportunity.
  5. A goalkeeper can receive a Yellow Card (YC) or Red Card (RC) for ‘illegally’ touching the ball a second time after a restart (“double touch”).
  6. Any offense (not just a foul) which ‘interferes or stops a promising attack (SPA)’ should result in a YC.
  7. A player who fails to respect the required distance on a dropped ball should receive a YC
  8. If the referee plays advantage or allows a ‘quick’ free kick for an offense which ‘interfered with or stopped a promising attack’, the YC is not issued
  9. An offense by the goalkeeper is not penalized if a penalty kick misses the goal or rebounds from the goal (without a touch from the goalkeeper) unless the offense clearly affected the kicker.
  10. The goalkeeper is warned for a first offense, and given a YC for any further offenses
  11. The kicker is penalized if the goalkeeper and the kicker offend at exactly the same time
  12. A holding offence occurs only when a player’s contact with an opponent’s body or equipment impedes the opponent’s movement.
  13. A player’s position at a restart is determined by the position of their feet or any part of their body in contact with the ground, except as outlined in Law 11 – Offside.
  14. If at a goal kick or free kick, the goalkeeper ‘flicks’ the ball up and a team-mate heads/chests the ball back for the goalkeeper to catch, the kick is retaken. No disciplinary action is taken unless this occurs persistently.


Spring 2020 Season placeholders : none

Big Island HYSA summer – grAssroots Coaching course

Postponed due to Covid-19

Big Island HYSA Coaching continuing education Clinic

Postponed due to Covid-19

Nico Romeijn

USSF Director of Coaching Education


Coaching Courses and Development

All coaching courses utilize the USSF Digital Coaching Center.  The online coursework and 4v4 module can be done anytime during the year.  Modules for 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 will be offered in mid-June every year and are required for coaching at the level intended for your team.

Image result for US Soccer coaching development pathway


Season Specifics located with timeline


 Division, Game and Field Specifications


Big island HYSA Rules and Regulations

Coaches should become familiar with both the BI-HYSA Rules and Regulations as well as the HYSA Team Manual.

Coaches on the Technical Side

Only persons having in their possession a valid Risk Management badge issued to them and listed on the printed roster 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 Risk Management prior to their first game.  Be advised it takes a month, if not more, to get your badge.

Maximum Roster Sizes

USSF has given guidelines for the size of rosters based on the small sided game initiative (see Game Specifications Page).  These are recommended maximum roster sizes.  BIHYSA understands that based on our geography and limited number of clubs and teams in a given area that conforming to these maximums can be challenging, especially at the U8 and U10 age divisions.  Please try to conform your team sizes to those prescribed by USSF as best as possible.

Multi-rostering of Players

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.

Forfeiting a game

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.  There is no fee for forfeiting a game and playing a scrimmage.  There is a  $50 fee if a team forfeits and does not play a scrimmage.  A $75 fee will be assessed for a “no show” to a game.

Rescheduling/Game Changes

Voluntary/requested game changes will cost $40 for the team requesting the change after the final schedule is posted on Affinity. There is no requirement for a team to accept a change, and the team requesting the change will only be charged if the change is accepted.