TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
“Let the Games Begin!” “Aloha E Nā Hoa Pōpeku Wāwae O Ke Ao Nei” (Welcome To Our Soccer Friends of the World)! “E Komo Mai”, join us on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i for the fun and excitement of the 2019 AYSO National Games. The National Games is a week-long festival of activities and soccer competition, where everyone will make new friends and have lots of fun in the sun.
The Games will be played at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park in Waipahu, Hawaii which has twenty-one (21) full size soccer fields, including a Stadium field for Championship game viewing. This amazing event comes around every other year, so don’t miss out! Here’s a tentative schedule of events for the week:
Sunday (June 30, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm) – Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park
Coach/Referee Check-In: At check-in, the coach/referee will pick-up everything they will need for the Games (i.e., coach ID badge, player cards, referee badge, goodie bags, etc.). Players are NOT required to be present at coach check-in.
Monday (July 1, 2019) – Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park
Coach/Referee Check-In (2:00 – 4:00 pm): Last chance to check-in prior to the start of Soccerfest.
Mandatory Coach/Referee Meeting (4:00 pm): This mandatory meeting will provide information to all coaches and referees on how to have a successful National Games. We will review important roles, procedures, safety and more!
Opening Ceremonies/Parade of Teams (5:30 pm): This Olympic style event will take place at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park Stadium Field and will include a parade of teams, National and Local dignitaries, Hawaiian entertainment and much more.
Tuesday – July 2, 2019
Soccerfest (All-Day): Players will be divided into random teams based on age and gender. For older age groups (16U, 19U), teams may be co-ed, depending on number of available players. At Soccerfest, there’s no pressure for winning or losing – the only goal is to have fun and meet new friends from across the country.
Wednesday-Saturday – July 3-6, 2019
Pool-Play and Playoff Games: Each team plays games within their pool. Teams that lead their pool will advance to single elimination playoff games that begin Saturday afternoon and may extend to Sunday.
NOTE: Friday – July 5, 2019 will be a rest day for the Games to allow for player, referee and field rest and maintenance, i.e., grass cutting and field marking.
Friday – July 5, 2019
Youth Event: Players of all ages and their families will gather for a fun-filled event. We are working to secure the Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park as the venue for this event. Wet ’n’ Wild Hawaii is located in Kapolei, about 20 minutes away from the soccer park, and features more than 25 exhilarating attractions.
Sunday – July 7, 2019
Playoff/Championship Games and Award Ceremony: If required, playoff games will continue, followed by FINAL Championship games that will determine the first-place team in each age group and gender.
NOTE: The tentative schedule shown above is subject to change. Therefore, periodically check the 2019 National Games Website for updates