Aiea Region 118
To operate soccer programs where young people develop a positive self image, self confidence, and other positive character traits through their interest and participation in soccer, based upon these AYSO philosophies.
Our goal is for kids to play soccer. So we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.
Each year we form teams as evenly balanced as possible - because it’s more fun when teams of equal ability play.
Kids win when they are built up, not when they are torn down! We train and encourage our coaches to make the extra effort to understand and offer positive help to our players, rather than negative criticism.
Our programs are open to all children between the ages of 4-1/2 and 18 who want to register to play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-cost attitude. All our programs must be designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
“COMMITTED TO KIDS” is a motto used by many regions in AYSO. This phrase is our guide in decision making. We need to keep reminding ourselves that AYSO soccer is recreational and developmental. “Winning Kids” comes first and winning games comes second.
AYSO is an all volunteer organization. We need parents to become very involved in every aspect of the program. Training and support programs are available.
Regional Board meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at Aiea High School beginning at 7:30 pm. Call one of the board members to confirm the date, place and time.
PRACTICE LOCATIONS The Aiea Region spans the Moanalua / Salt Lake area and Newtown / Waimalu area (Kaahumanu Street – Buzz’s Steakhouse).
Practice fields include Ala Puumalu District Park (next to Honolulu Country Club), Halawa Park, Moanalua Schools, Kaonohi Park, Kaahele Park, Nahele Park, Newtown Recreational Field, and Pearlridge Park. Coaches may also obtain permits from the following elementary schools, Alvah Scott, Aliamanu, Gus Webling, Aiea, and Aiea Middle School.
ELIGIBILITY Aiea AYSO is open to boys and girls aged 4 to 18 years by July 31 of the current year.