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What is a HYSA Club team?
The club program is a competitive year-round travel soccer program for athletes with birth years '07 through '14. Our club teams compete in the Oahu League as part of Hawaii Youth Soccer Association league (HYSA.) 

What are the HYSA season dates?
Fall Development Season (August - November) 
Winter Competitive Season (December - March) 
Spring Scrimmage Season (April - mid-May) 
Fall MISO league Season (August - November)
Winter Futsal Season (January to March)
Spring HYSA Competitive Season (March - June)

What is the difference between HYSA Club teams and the Pre-Academy?
The Pre-Academy program is designed for beginning players and runs in 2 sessions ~ one in the fall and one in January of each new year.  Players can sign up for one session at a time.  The Pre-Academy program is led by the LJSA Chelsea staff and teaches the fundamentals of soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment.  The Pre-Academy program players are not on teams nor play in games.  Oftentime, the Pre-Academy players move to the HYSA program once they have developed their skills and want to make a year commitment to a Club team.

The Club program is a competitive year round program and players are placed on teams that compete in the HYSA league.

What are the practice days/time and coach assignments?
See the practice grid and team coaching assignments under About Us tab on the website.  Practice days and time are subject to change based on field availability and team assignments.  

How does the Chelsea FC and Le Jardin Soccer Academy partnership look like?
The mission of the LJSA Chelsea program is to instill a love and a passion for the “beautiful game” that will live within the hearts of LJSA Chelsea participants for the rest of their lives. For the individual player, it means developing the physical, technical, tactical and psychological components that melds with our team style of play.  Our team style of play is one that is possession based, built from the back with a creative attacking style. 

Our coaching staff works alongside with Chelsea FC to build a curriculum that supports our mission.  Additionally, Chelsea FC England staff visit quarterly to deliver coaching curriculum, aid in training and player development, foster community outreach and conduct camps.

How does US Youth soccer determine age groups?
Starting with seasonal year 2016, USYSA made the change from school year aged teams to birth year aged team placement. Please see the birth year matrix below to determine what age group your child will be participating in during the 2020-2021 Season. 

us soccer birth year and season matrix 1.pdf

What are the fees and payment options?

2020-21 fee schedule - sheet1 1.pdf


Will players be moved between teams during the year?

  • Players will be rostered to a primary team however the club pass allows coaches to move players onto a roster for game days.  Players can then play in more than one game on a weekend.  

 How is playing time determined?

  • Ideally playing time for the fall season should be equal for all players
  • Exceptions for loss of playing time will be based on players not attending training or repeatedly losing focus or causing distractions to teammates during training - this should be communicated to parents before any loss of playing time
  • Exceptions for extra playing time will be as a result of great effort and attitude demonstrated at practice and development as a result of playing outside of training
  • Kids will be put in different positions throughout the developmental season. Different positions may expose weaknesses and could be a difference between winning and losing.

Will my child participate in a tournament?

Ideally, each team will participate in at least one tournament (there is an additional fee for all tournaments).

  • Thanksgiving Tournament. Depending on player availability, each team will have the opportunity to play in the Thanksgiving tournament– There is an extra fee "TBD"/player for the tournament  
  • Presidents’ Cup. February "TBA". The “Premier” level “Blue” teams will compete in Presidents’ Cup
  • Summer Tournaments. The coach will determine if he/she would like to continue to train and participate in any summer tournaments. If the team does participate in summer training and tournaments, there will be an additional training fee plus the cost of the tournament.

Where and when are games played?

  • Games will be played at Waipio mainly on Saturdays and Sundays.  Your child’s coach or team manager will distribute the game schedule once it is available. We highly recommend getting the affinity app (for iPhone users) as it posts the complete league schedule.
  • We would like players to be at the field 45 minutes prior to the start of the game.

What if I disagree with a Coach or an Official?

  • There may be a time that your child’s coach or an official will make a bad call. We welcome two-way conversations with parents. But I ask that you honor the 24-hour rule:
  • Parents/guardians should not confront a coach, team or league official to discuss any “negative” game or practice situation with the coaching or management of the event  until at least 24 hours has passed from the completion of the game or practice.  Please share any league or officiating concerns to the coach or the Technical Director.  They will talk to the LJA Director of Athletics who will share the concerns with the Oahu League board.
  • We want the players to take ownership of their game and their soccer experience. As coaches, we want to serve as trusted mentors for the players. Communication is a key to a successful program. Should you or your child have any issues, we ask you to follow the chain of command below:

Player to Coach

Parents to Coach

Parent to Director of Coaching

Parent to LJA Athletic Director

How can I help as a parent?

  • First and foremost, the coaches and all officials need your patience and support to best serve your child. The coaches will work to get the most from each child. Referees make the games possible. We ask you to show support for everyone on the field.  All sports are running low on officials. The main reason for this shortage is the abuse they receive when working a contest.
  • If you wish to help beyond that, we are looking for team managers to serve as a liaison between me and the team parents, communicate the schedule, as well as organize team bonding events. Please let your coach know if you are interested in volunteering.
  • If you wish to coach or become an assistant coach, please talk to Stacy to apply for a position with the club.
  • Coaching as a parent from the sidelines can not be tolerated. The only coaching that should happen is from the coaching side of the field.  The athlete will be confused if the coach and parent are telling him/her to do two different things.
  • Parents, you get to sit back, relax and enjoy watching your kids play.


If you have any question or concerns with any information presented or if you have any questions about the development of your child do not hesitate to call, email or set up an appointment with your child’s coach.



Le Jardin Soccer Academy
917 Kalanianaole Hwy. 
Kailua, Hawaii 96734

Phone: 808-261-0707
Email: [email protected]

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