Parent's F.A.Q.

question markIf you have a question about our programs, facilities or soccer in general, please check this article first. We've captured many of the questions that come up on a regular basis and answered them here. If you have a question that falls outside of those answered here, please email us.

  • Where and When are Games Played?
    Games are played on Saturday mornings into midday. All CLCF Development League games are played at the John Chafee Sports and Recreation Complex on Hope Road in Cranston, known locally as "Briggs".

    Field layouts and information
  • When does the Season and Clinic Start?
    Generally speaking our Fall Season begins on or about the Saturday after Labor Day and continues through October. The Spring season starts in early April and continues through mid-June.
  • What kind of time commitment is necessary? When are practices and games?
    The commitment in time will depend on the level and season you are playing. In clinic there are Saturday morning sessions which are generally 45 minutes each. The clinic is more instruction oriented; there are no additional practices. In U8 and above, there is usually one practice per week. Practices take place on week nights and are determined by our coaches' availability. In all age groups and seasons, games are played Saturdays between 9AM and 2PM.
  • When will practices start? when and where are they held and how often?
    Development (aka Rec) practices occur on weeknight(s) and at a location chosen by your child's coach. Generally there will be one or two practices a week depending on the coach and team schedule in the fall session, and one practice a week in the spring session. The clinic program is more instruction oriented, there are no additional practice sessions. Players are broken into groups and assigned Saturday morning times. All sessions occur on Saturdays.
  • I registered but have not heard anything yet?
    Players in the Fall development program will be contacted by their coach approximately 2 weeks before the season starts. Players in the clinic program will receive notice of their assigned Saturday morning slots approximately 7-10 days prior to their start. If you've registered, and do not hear from one of our volunteers by the respective time, please send an email to [email protected]. Please include the player's name, date of birth and contact information.
  • I'd like my son/daughter to play on a team with another player or for a particular coach...
    Unfortunately we can only accomodate requests of this nature to insure siblings in the same age group are on the same team or when possible, players associated with the sponsor of a particular team. Please note that a child of a team coach is automatically assigned to that team within our age group requirements.
  • Can my child play in a higher/lower age group?
    No, players may not play in a higher or lower age group than their birth date allows. Players found falsifying their birth date to play in a different division are subject to dismissal from CLCF programs.

    Age Group Information


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