The Keiki Bulls program aims to offer an appropriate introduction of the "beautiful game" for the keiki of Oahu. Players learn basic individual skills and techniques through soccer related activities and small-sided games that favor heavy participation and repetition.
"Small-sided" means that each team plays with fewer than 11 on the field. Small-sided play enables each player to be more engaged in the play of the game. Every player touches the ball more frequently than in full-sided 11-a-side soccer or even 8-a-side. A player on a team with 3 players on the field will touch the ball nearly four times as often than with an 11-a-side team. This method allows players to learn faster and to enjoy the game more.
"Special rules" mean that the field of play, size of goals, the number of players on the field, the method of restarting play, other rules (no goalkeeper) differs from FIFA Laws of the Game. The youth modifications that the Keiki Bulls use have been widely adopted across the United States because they are very beneficial for helping young players learn and enjoy the game.
Specific training fields and times are determined a few weeks prior to each season based on field and coaching availability. Some of the fields that the Keiki Bulls have used in past seasons are Waialae Iki Park, Kapiolani Park, Kapaolono Park, Kanewai Community Park, Manoa District Park and Hunakai Park. Training times are generally twice a week in the afternoon or early evening.