Pacific Rim Cup Returns to Hawaii this summer with free soccer clinic for Keiki

June 7, 2022

HONOLULU – Back by popular demand, Pacific Rim Cup is bringing back world-class professional soccer to Hawaii with its free keiki soccer clinic this summer. Hundreds of keiki soccer players and enthusiasts will have a chance to be trained by professional players from around the world at the Pacific Rim Cup 2022 Keiki Soccer Clinic on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex. Pacific Rim Cup, organizer of the professional games last held at Aloha Stadium in 2019, is bringing back the popular soccer clinic to continue its commitment of mentoring local soccer youth with hopes of returning with the professional tournament games in the future.

“It’s been over two years since we last hosted our popular clinic for Hawaii’s keiki which sold out within minutes,” said Takehiko Nakamura, President & CEO of Blue United Corporation, the organizer of Pacific Rim Cup. “As Hawaii continues to recover from the pandemic, we hope this is just the first step to us bringing back the professional tournament games in the near future, underscoring our commitment to continuously provide world-class soccer to the Islands.”

Clinic coaches include a mix of former professional players including Hawaii’s Kenji Treschuk and Japan’s Takuya Yamada, along with current professional players including Hawaii’s Shandon Hopeau of the Seattle Sounders.

Registration for the Keiki Soccer Clinic is available from June 13-17 online at The clinic is free and open to children ages four through 13. Space is limited and participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.