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CLCFSoccerOnline registration now open for Fall 2015.
Opening Day is Sept 12th 
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2015 Flyer and schedule are now posted
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You read that correctly! CLCF has partnered with Viridian Power to save you money on your electricity bill while helping to keep our programs affordable. 

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CLCF In the News

  • Donation for CLCF Golf +

    BankNewportDonation100On Feb. 10, BankNewport through the Pastore Charitable Foundation donated $4,000 to CLCF Golf in order help fund the program, which is available to Cranston children. 

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  • Wrestling: CLCF Competes in Warwick Tournament +

    wrestling genericCLCF wrestlers competed in Warwick PAL’s 39th annual tournament on Saturday at Bishop Hendricken. CLCF placed wrestlers in four different divisions – bantam, intermediate, novice and middle school – and placed very well.

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  • Basketball: 8th Graders make it 3 Straight +

    2015 8G WarwickLed by Andrew Khvang, Paul McGuire and Andrew Joel, CLCF’s eighth grade boys’ basketball team won the Warwick Boys’ Club tournament last weekend. The title marked the team’s third championship in a row.

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  • Basketball: 8th Graders title at Winter Jam +

    2015 8G CoventryThe CLCF eighth grade travel basketball team won last week’s Coventry Winter Jam. The team was led by Devin Menard, Billy Mitchell and Mack Hanley, as well as the play of guards Nelvin Blanco and Aireus Raspberry.

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  • Football: Chiefs 13U come up short in Regionals +

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    It’s been a three-year project for the 13U CLCF Chiefs football team. This group of players has progressed in each of the past three years, getting closer and closer to a regional championship.

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Are You Influencing Your Kids to Participate?

Parent InfluencePlenty of parents dream of their children growing up to be professional athletes or Olympic gold medalists. But just because we want our children to be heavily invested in their youth sports team that doesn’t always mean they want to be! Obviously if children make a commitment to their team, they should understand they are expected to finish out the season. However, some parents (not us of course!) should sometimes take a step backward and remember never push their children to participate in any organized activity, including youth sports. Here are a few reasons why:

 

Sports aren’t for everyone.

For many cultures, sports superstars are the closest we get to a modern day Hercules. Of course every parent wants their child to excel in some field, but pushing a child to play youth sports when they are no longer interested means they don’t get to explore other opportunities and learn new skills. Maybe they are interested in joining the school band or want to get more involved in community theater. It doesn’t matter what extracurricular activities they want to get involved in as long as they are happy doing it! Youth sports aren't the only place children can learn valuable life lessons, make new friends and have a great time.

It’s no longer fun.

Most kids get involved in youth sports when they are little because it’s fun. They get to hang out with the friends, learn new skills and feel like they belong somewhere. At a certain point, youth athletes realize that if they want to compete at a higher level they have to put in a serious amount of dedication and commitment. It's hard to put that much time and effort into something your heart just doesn't belong to, no matter how good you may be at it. Even "natural athletes" can get tired of their sports. For those that just want to play for playing sake, there are always intramural teams to join! We have to remember not to turn sports into a chore for the kiids!

Who is really benefitting from it?

It may be a dream to see your favorite athlete become quarterback for the New York Giants (well, unless you are a Patriots fan) or to see them win a gold medal in gymnastics at the 2024 Olympics, but is it theirs? Children want to please the ones they love even if it means doing something they don’t love.  Let's be careful to realize the difference between our dreams and theirs.