Hawaii International Cup

August 3-12th (tournament play 7/8/9th)

In its 26th edition year, the 2020 Hawaii International Cup is open to U.S. and international teams with divisions for boys & girls from U8 through U19. The tournament accommodates all levels of play and is the largest competitive youth soccer tournament in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club – Hawaii’s oldest and most successful soccer club – hosts the Hawaii International Cup and is dedicated to continuing its proud history by presenting a quality competitive tournament to teams from all countries, the continental United States and the Hawaiian Islands.

In the past, international teams from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Guam, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and Sweden, along with U.S. teams from California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Delaware, Arizona, Wisconsin, Virginia, New York, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Hawaii have combined to make this Hawaii’s premier youth tournament.

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Accommodation Options
Camp Palehua

We are offering three accommodation packages for teams entering the tournament. Details of each are outlined below.

Camp Palehua (16 miles to tournament venue)
Camp Pālehua is part of 1,600 acres of conservation and agricultural land. perched on the southern slopes of the Wai’anae mountains, nestled in a forest with commanding views of the southern and western coastline of O’ahu.

Why choose this package?
Cost – this is the most affordable package we offer.
Activities on site for players and families
Less traffic on this side of the Island
Best option for team bonding
Package includes breakfast

Facilities include:
Five rental homes (‘Ohana, Kilo, Kokua, Makali`i and Mahaholokai houses)
Four separate bunkhouses that can sleep up to 64 people,
One large Paniolo bunkhouse with individual bunking units that can sleep up to 48 people.
Swimming pool (Requires a certified lifeguard)
Large open field
Camp Kitchen and Mess Hall
Campfire circle
Outdoor basketball court
Open air pavilion
Conference Room/Meeting hall
Miles of hiking trails
Ancient Native Hawaiian cultural sites
Low ropes challenge course

Hampton Inn Kapolei

Hampton Inn Kapolei                                  (11 miles to tournament venue)
The new Hapton Inn and Suites is the first Hampton Hotel in Hawaii and is situated within the Ka Makana Ali’l shopping centre.

Why choose this package?
The nearest option to the tournament venue.
Activities and beaches nearby
Many shops and restaurants nearby
Package includes hot breakfast

Hotel Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 175 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.

Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Laundry facilities and on-site convenience store.

Aqua Skyline

Aqua Skyline (18 miles to tournament venue)
If you look up when you’re in Waikiki the tallest building you will see is the appropriately named Aqua Skyline at Island Colony.

At 44 stories tall, it’s accommodation offers full panoramic views of Waikiki Beach. This hotel is situated in the heart of the World famous neighbourhood of Waikiki, which is home to fantastic beaches, top quality restaurants, the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium.

Why choose this package?
Affordable option for Waikiki accommodation.
Comfortable rooms with kitchenettes.
Everything you need is nearby.
5 minutes walk to the beach.

Rooms & Suites at Aqua Skyline
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony Waikiki rooms feature modern furniture and decor plus spacious 108-square-foot private lanai balconies.
The newly renovated deluxe studios and one-bedrooms all include WiFi and kitchenettes with granite countertops, allowing you to vacation in Waikiki with all the comforts of home.

Amenities
Sun & Swim -Soak up the sun on the expansive sun deck, take a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool, or relax in the sauna and jet spa.

Stay Fit – Taking a vacation doesn’t mean you need to abandon your workout routine. Get in your daily workout in the modern fitness centre, complete with treadmills, exercise machines, and weights.

Tour Itinerary
Hawaiian Luau

Monday, August 3rd: Depart for Honolulu International Airport. The flight takes just under 18 hours with a lay over in either Canada or the USA depending upon which airline you fly with.

Upon arrival in Honolulu you will be met by a representative of the tournament and taken to pick up the rental vehicles. All tours include enough 12-15 seater vehicles for your group. Make your way to the accommodation of your choice. Check in and relax!

Tuesday, August 4th: After breakfast take the opportunity for some light training. You will have the majority of the day to relax.

Wednesday, August 5th: This afternoon you will play a ‘scrimmage’ against a team from your hosts, this will give you a chance to see how the locals play before the tournament begins tomorrow.

A welcome Luau will be held at Paradise Cove this evening. This is a Hawaiian feast featuring lively music and vibrant cultural performances from Hawaii and greater Polynesia.

Your Hawaiian Luau begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting and traditional Hawaiian music to set the festive mood of the evening.

After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the Beach and witness the time-honoured techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.

The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove’s extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favourites and continental cuisine.

Thursday, August 6th: Team check-in: Teams must register at the mandatory check-in on August 8, 2019 at Waipio Soccer Field Ticket Office. Check-in times are from 3.30 until 4.30 pm.

The tournament opening ceremony will also happen today.

Requirements for check-in: At the mandatory check-in, teams must provide the required credentials.

All International teams must provide:
Player passports
Player picture identification cards. If your team does not have League ID cards, a photo of each player should be provided in addition to the passport.
A letter from the National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament.
Medical release: All players must have signed medical release forms at team check-in. Forms must also be available throughout the tournament.

Tournament Match

The tournament matches are played on Friday, 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of August: You will play at least four matches during the tournament.

Teams will be placed in pools of at least four teams.
At this stage, plus the quarter finals U15 through to U19 games will be 2 x 30 mins. U11-U14 games will be 2 x 25 mins, whilst all younger age groups will play 2 x 20 minute halves.

Semi finals will be 5 mins longer each half at all age groups, other than U6/U7 and U8. Whilst the finals will be 10 minutes longer at U17, 18 and 19, 5 mins longer at U13, U14, U15 and U16.

The tournament closing ceremony will be held at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 9th.

The Honolulu Zoo

Monday, August 10th: Now the tournament is over its time to relax and take in some of the many, many attractions Oahu has to offer. For example, why not Experience Kualoa Ranch on the Windward Side and head to Hawaii’s slice of Hollywood.

Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000 acre park that attracts hundreds of visitors daily, not only to see dramatic landscape where movies were filmed ( Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbour, and popular TV shows like Lost, and Hawaii Five-O) but also to engage in many exciting outdoor activities. Spend a day exploring the vast grounds, riding ATVs, horseback riding, kayaking to a secret island, zip lining across the jungle, and a multitude of other equally entertaining options!

Or you could Surf Waikiki waves.

There are some great south swells near Waikiki that’ll keep the beginners entertained.  Some of these surf spots are Walls, Publics, and Canoes. Intermediate surfers can sharpen their skills at the surf breaks at Kaisers, Bowls, Ala Moana, and Diamond  Head.

Is Pearl Harbor appropriate or a little too much for children? Many families attend with kids and have lots of fun!

The ferry ride out to the Arizona Memorial, and viewing the sunken battleship from the viewing platform is captivating! Plus visiting side attractions including walking aboard & viewing the Battleship Missouri big guns, or wondering below deck on the Bowfin Submarine and touching hundreds of pressure valves, and exploring the hangers of the Pacific Aviation Museum, are playgrounds in the eyes of the kids…and for the whole family on that note!

Tuesday, August 11th: The Honolulu Zoo is a 42-acre zoo in Queen Kapiʻolani Park in Honolulu, It is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch and is built on part of the 300-acre royal Queen Kapiʻolani Park.

The Honolulu Zoo features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats, and over 601,510 people visit the zoo every year. Located at the end of Waikiki (towards Diamond Head), this is an easy and inexpensive Honolulu Attraction to wander into and spend sometime with the kids and family!

Sometimes referred to as the Waikiki Zoo, you’ll be coming face to face with are giraffes, snakes, lions, elephants, cheetahs, vultures, hippos, rhinos, monkeys, tree frogs, gazelles, komodo dragons (hope this one doesn’t get out of its cage), the elusive Hawaiian nene bird, and much, much more.

The Waikiki Aquarium is an aquarium in Honolulu, Founded in1904, it is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States.

Built next to a living coral reef on the Waikiki shoreline, the Waikiki Aquarium is home to more than 3,500 organisms of 490 species of marine plants and animals.

Waikiki Aquarium is one of the popular things to do in Oahu amongst the many Honolulu attractions for visitors. This award winning aquarium in Waikiki will delight you with multi-coloured tropical fish, monk seals, reef sharks, live corals, and much more!

Make sure to check out the new Sea horse exhibits. There are 9 displays of these precious and rare syngnathid species, including the popular sea dragons, pipefish, and other beautiful and colourful types of exotic seahorses. A couple of sea horse nursery tanks are currently on display.

You will finish the tour by playing another match against a local club, will you say goodbye to Hawaii with a win?

Wednesday, August 12th: Time to purchase those last minute souvenirs before leaving for the airport to catch your return flight to the UK this evening.

Royal Hawaiian Center is the premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destination in Waikīkī, comprising shops and restaurants over three city-blocks of Hawaii’s renowned Kalākaua Avenue.

Hawaiian gifts and specialty aloha apparel are in abundance in Waikiki, but at Royal Hawaiian Center one-of-a-kind finds and uniquely authentic gifts are conveniently available in one beautiful location.

If you tire from shopping, exploring and browsing, the center invites you to participate in complimentary cultural lessons, demonstrations and activities held Monday through Saturday.

Hands-on experiences including hula, lomilomi, ‘ukulele and lei making are just a few of the memories that can be made (first come, first served and some classes may be limited to 25 people). In addition, live evening entertainment can be enjoyed most nights around 6 p.m.

After dinner you will return to the airport where you will drop off your rental vehicle and say Mālama pono to Hawaii, with fantastic memories of your time on the Island of Oahu.

Getting There
GoBYSA - Honolulu Airport

There are no direct flights from the UK to Honolulu airport but don’t let that put you off. It’s really quite easy to get there with short lay overs in either Canada or the USA.

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