Leilehua Boys Soccer Seasonal Athletics Calendar

2016-2017 HHSAA Athletic Calendar (PDF)


Preseason

  • Typically begins the first or second week of October each year.
  • Training with a ball won't start until football season ends which depends on how far the football team goes into OIA and State tournaments.
  • We will usually have 2-3 friendly scrimmage games during the first 2 weeks of December.

The purpose of the Preseason training period to recover fitness levels, followed by friendlies with East division teams prior to the start of the regular season (mid December). The game results do not count in the season standings of the teams, so they serve conveniently to test player candidates and to practice teamwork under game conditions. They may be used to promote the team effectively both at home and elsewhere.


Regular Season

  • Typically begins the second week in December. For example: in 2015 our first regular season game was on 12/18/2015.
  • Regular season ends the last week in January. For example: in 2016 our last regular season game was on 1/29/2016.

The term "regular season" refers to OIA West League competition. Each school plays a set number of games against a set number of opponents (for 2015-2016 we played 10 regular season games). The results over all games are accumulated and when every team has completed its full schedule of games, the top 6 teams in Division I West are placed into the OIA tournament along with the top 6 teams from the East.


Postseason

  • OIA Division I and II Tournament: typically the second week of February
  • State Division I and II Tournament: typically the last week of February

Playoffs or "finals" occur after the regular season is complete. The top 6 teams from the West and the top 6 teams from the East enter into the OIA playoff tournament to compete and become the OIA Division I Champion. At the conclusion of the OIA tournament the top 6 teams then continue and play in the State Tournament each year.


Off-season

  • Whenever our Postseason ends in February we will be on break until the beginning of April.
  • Futsal Spring: April-May if there is enough interest and the gym is available we will play futsal for fun and footwork training purposes.
  • Futsal Summer: June-July if there is enough interest and the gym is available we will play futsal for fun and footwork training purposes.
  • Futsal Fall: In September-October if there is enough interest and the gym is available we will play futsal for fun and footwork training purposes.
  • The off-season is also the time when we will recruit players of our boys JV team.

The off-season, vacation time, or close season is the time of year when there is no official competition. Generally, most athletes stay in shape during the off-season and play other sports in preparation for the next season.

Futsal: a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor, field.


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