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  • Blue Sombrero is the leading provider of websites, registration, and league management tools for youth sports organizations. Blue Sombrero is a partner with DICK'S SPORTING GOODS who make it possible to offer all of these services free of charge. AYSO has replaced their old registration system with Blue Sombrero.

    AYSO U is AYSO's new Learning Management System. It replaces the old AYSOtraining.org site.



  • We still have two requirements:
    1. We need a "wet signature" on the player and volunteer forms.
    2. We need to verify the birthdate of each player.

    So, you will need to get a copy of your proof of age document (e.g. birth certificate, passport, etc.) to us. You can upload a scanned copy of it through the registration web site. Or you can mail a photocopy of it to us. In either case, once we update the database, we will destroy the copy.

    Mail:
    • 2 signed copies of the Player Registration form
    • a signed copy of at least One Volunteer form
    • a copy of your proof of age document if you didn't upload it
    • a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope
    to our Registrar at:

    AYSO Honolulu Region 178
    2440 Campus Road, PMB 463
    Honolulu, HI 96822



  • Basically, register online by going to www.AYSOHonolulu.org and clicking on the "Register Now" button in the upper right corner of the page.

    If you've already logged in, then go to your Account by clicking on the "My Account" button instead. Then click on the "Register Now" button there.

    Then follow the instructions in the previous topic "I registered online, but I missed the in-person registrations. What do I do?"


  • Children between the ages of 4 and 18 as of July 31 of the year in which the fall season begins can play AYSO soccer. Please see "What Age Group Is My Child In?" for specific age group eligibility.

  • No. AYSO is a national organization with very strict guidelines regarding age requirements. AYSO’s accident and liability insurance depends on the players being the proper age to play and being placed in their age appropriate divisions. There are other lessons to be learned by playing in his/her appropriate age group. For example, your child could focus on leadership skills.




  • Our Fall Season starts on August 1 and runs through mid-November. August 1 is the first day that coaches are allowed to start practices. Most games will begin in September. Games for the older age groups may begin earlier so that they can finish before the start of the high school soccer season in order to avoid conflicts.

    Our Spring Season is split in two because of a lack of fields and conflicts with the high school soccer season (for our older players). We have a first half and a second half.

    The First Half Spring Season begins on December 1 and runs through mid-March. Games will begin in January. The 10U and 12U Age Groups will be playing in this season.

    The Second Half Spring Season begins on March 1 and runs through mid-June. The Playground, Schoolyard, 6U, 8U, 14U, 16U, and 19U Age Groups will be playing in this season.

    We also run a High School Summer League in cooperation with our local high schools. That season begins on June 1 and concludes about two weeks before the start of the school year.


  • From the time Registration closes, our volunteers are hard at work preparing for the season.

    Age Group Commissioners (AGCs) start forming teams. When they have an idea as to how many teams they have, they need to recruit volunteers to coach those teams. With the coaches in place, they find out where they will be practicing and start trying to match players to coaches based on player ratings, practice area preference, does parent referee?, etc. This is usually accomplished via a blind draft with all of the coaches in attendance. With the teams formed, they can order uniforms. Orders take about 8 weeks to get here once the order is submitted. And while all of that is going on, they're also trying to place players off of our wait-list onto teams. If a lot of kids sign up on the wait-list, the AGC ends up having to recruit more coaches! This is why it's important to register early. Late registrants wreak havoc with our team balancing, uniform orders, etc.

    Our Permit Coordinator works on obtaining permits for the fields that we use for games and practices. He/she also obtains permits for the various meetings and training sessions that we need to hold before the season starts. Sometimes coaches will request a field that we haven't used before so the coordinator needs to go out and negotiate to obtain a permit. By then it will be very late in the permitting cycle so it may be a lot of extra legwork involved to get the permits.

    Once we know how many game fields we need and we've obtained our permits, our Equipment Coordinator makes sure we have enough goals, goal nets, corner flags, anchor pegs, field paint, painters, etc. Once the equipment is organized, he/she needs to get them into the various storage facilities at the game fields.

    Our Photo Day Coordinator works with our AGCs and the photography studio to figure out when and where we can do our picture taking. Contracts need to be negotiated and schedules need to be set up. And manpower for photo day needs to be recruited.

    Our Uniform Coordinator collects all of the uniform orders from the AGCs and then submits them to the vendor. After the uniforms come in, they need to be sorted and then distributed to the appropriate AGC before the season starts.

    Our Field Manager works with our AGCs to lay out and mark all of our game fields.

    Once we know how many teams we have, our Coach Administrator and our Referee Administrator start figuring out how many training courses we need to provide to get all of our Coaches and Referees properly certified. Permits for the training venues need to be obtained via our Permit Coordinator. And appropriately certified Coach and Referee Instructors need to be lined up to teach the courses. It is extremely important that we get all of our volunteers properly trained and certified because this is one of the requirements to protect our volunteers from liability issues under the Volunteer Protection act of 1997.


  • AYSO teams are coached by volunteers from your community. Most of our coaches are parents with children in the program.

    In fact, YOU could be the coach! As a coach, you get to select the days, times, and locations of your practices. If you need more control of your schedule, this is one way to achieve that.

    Coaching can be an extremely fun and rewarding experience. Best of all, it allows you to spend quality time with your child and gives you the opportunity to be a great role model!

    All coaches will receive age appropriate training by AYSO for the age group they are coaching in.

  • If you have not volunteered to coach, you will be contacted by your child's coach. Coaches receive their rosters at the coach meeting and will contact the players on the team. Usually the meeting is held 4 to 8 weeks before the first game. Dates for the coach meeting and start of the season will be posted on the website.

  • Please do not panic if you see other teams practicing and your child has not been called. There could be a number of things going on.

    If your child's coach was unable to attend the coach meeting or is out of town then they may not have received their roster yet. Also, not all teams begin practice at the same time. Some coaches choose to start later than others.

    And, depending on the season, some age groups begin at different times. For example, during the Spring season, our 10U and 12U age groups will begin practices in December with games running from January through March. The other age groups will start their Spring season in March and run 'til June.

    When in doubt, drop an e-mail to your Age Group Commissioner. See our "Contact Us" page for contact information.



  • Games vary in length based on age group.
    Age GroupGame Duration
    6U 
    8U 
    10U 
    12U 
    14U 
    16U 
    19U 

  • Shin guards (required), soccer shoes, a soccer ball, uniform (games only) and water. Also, bringing a well rested, well hydrated, nutritionally balanced child with a positive attitude and willingness to learn is highly recommended!

  • The size of the soccer ball is based on the age group of your child.
    Age GroupBall Size
    Schoolyard
    6U and 8U
    size 3
    10U and 12Usize 4
    14U, 16U, 19Usize 5



  • For more FAQs, visit the AYSO National Site at https://ayso.org/faqs/ or contact us at [email protected]

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2440 Campus Road, PMB 463
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

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