Keiki Academy Soccer Program (U5 - U6)

Big Island Rush Soccer Keiki Academy for Kids in Hilo

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A fun and engaging environment for kids ages 4-6 to learn soccer from experienced coaches in Hilo!


The Hawaii Rush Big Island Keiki Academy Soccer Program (U5-U6) is an in-house program where practices and games are played against RUSH teams and on occasion against other Hawaii Young Soccer Association (HYSA) clubs. The focus of our program is to help young athletes develop a love for the sport of soccer. Our program aims to help mold these young athletes into technical soccer players by facilitating the development of ball mastery and build the confidence in the players to engage in a 1 v 1 scenario under a fun atmosphere. 

• U5 – Players born in 2015 (01/01/15 to 12/31/15) 
• U6 – Players born in 2014 (01/01/14 to 12/31/14) 

How Much?

The cost for the entire season (one year of sessions and games) is $150 per child. 

For those joining mid-season in 2020, the cost will only be $100 and will cover all costs from January 2020 through July 2020. 

The new registration season will start in August 2020.

What’s Included?

  • HYSA Registration/Insurance Coverage
  • Two (2) Jerseys (Blue/Grey)
  • Two (2) inter-squad scrimmage leagues throughout the year
    • Player pool will be split up into 4-6 teams (4 -6 Kids per team)
    • League play will run 6 weeks (two weeks of preseason/trainings then matches)
    • Award Ceremony at the end of each season
  • 1 year of training sessions
  • U-19 Rush Boys and Girls to serve as coaches for matches on Thursdays


Tuesday Training:
4:15 – 5:15pm on Field #21
5:15 – 6:15pm on Field #20
Thursday Matches:
5:15 – 6:15pm on Field #21
Notify your coach and team manager if player will not be able to participate in the game on Thursday.
  • February 4: Session 1 Starts
  • March 5: Session 1 Ends
  • March 9 – March 27: Break, no soccer

  • March 31: Session 2 Starts
  • May 7: Session 2 Ends
  • May 11 – May 29: Break, no soccer

  • June 2: Session 3 Starts
  • July 9: Session 3 Ends
  • July 13 – July 31 – Break, no soccer

  • August:  NEW Registration Year


Practices and in-house games will be at Bayfront Soccer Fields (back right of park, next to the blue Rush container).

What to Bring? 

  1. Size 3 soccer ball (properly inflated, with name on it) 
  2. Soccer cleats 
  3. Shin guards 
  4. Water bottle (with name on it) 
  5. Black Socks and Shorts 
  6. 2 – RUSH Practice Shirts

U5-U6 Player Development 

The following topics will be taught at this age level. 

  • Dribbling 
    • touch/push the ball with the laces
    • use of both feet 
  • Shooting o
    • strike the ball with the laces
    • use of both feet 
  • Passing
    • strike the ball with the laces
  • Possession of ball
    • player will control the ball not just kick it away
  • Defense
    • steal the ball
    • delay the attack 
  • 1 v 1 attacking
    • at every opportunity promote players to attacks and advance the ball

Interested? Sign Up Today!

For more information on our program or how to sign up, please email us at