Central Falls Family Resources

The Central Falls Park and Recreation department utilizes their Facebook most often for their programs, activities and events. Program postings include basketball, summer food programs, and more.  Central Falls Parks & Recreation’s mission is to provide essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well-being of the community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources.

Phone: 401-727-7455

Email: [email protected]

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YMCAs are community organizations that have facilities and programs that build character and promote healthy living. Membership is required, but their commitment to “Membership for All” includes an income-based rate scale that ensures access for all families. Rates based on income and family size can be found here. While there are no YMCAs in Central Falls, the nearby locations in Pawtucket and Lincoln welcome Central Falls families.

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Heritage Park

Address: 333 Roosevelt Ave. Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-727-7050

Programs: Aquatics, Arts and Humanities, Camping and Outdoor Enrichment, Child care, Afterschool, and Early Learning, Family Strengthening

Facilities: Climbing Walls, General Purpose, Preschool Room, Youth Gym

Participates in: America on the Move

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Pawtucket Family Branch

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Programs: Aquatics, Arts and Humanities, Camping and Outdoor Enrichment, Child care, Afterschool, and Early Learning, Health and Well-being, Sports and Recreation, Youth and Teen Development

Facilities: Aerobics Center, Climbing Walls, Computers, Dedicated Babysitting, Family Locker Rooms, Fitness Center, General Purpose, Gym, Handball Racquetball Courts, Pool, Preschool Room, Ropes Challenge, Sauna, Strength Center, Teen/Youth Center, Youth Gym

Participates in: Healthy Kids Day

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MacColl

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Programs: Aquatics, Arts and Humanities, Camping and Outdoor Enrichment, Child care, Afterschool, and Early Learning, Community Development and Resources, Family Strengthening, Health and Well-being, Sports and Recreation, Youth and Teen Development

Facilities: Aerobics Center, Computers, General Purpose, Outdoor Field, Pool, Preschool Room, Roller Rink, Teen/Youth Center, Tennis, Youth Gym

Participates in: America on the Move, Healthy Kids Day

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Boys & Girls Clubs work to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Their wide range of sports programs and activities cover all ages.

Cumberland-Lincoln

Address: 1 James Mckee Way, Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Email: Contact Form

Cost: A yearlong membership costs $35 per child at Cumberland-Lincoln and individual programs without membership cost around $55 per program.

Programs: Aquatics; Child Care; The CLUB Teen Center; Basketball: ages 3-18; Flag Football: ages 3-14; T-ball: ages 3-5; Floor Hockey: ages 4-12; Volleyball: ages 10-12

Facilities: 25 Yard Swimming Pool, Baseball Field, Outdoor/Indoor Basketball Courts, Before/After School Programs, Distance Learning Classrooms, Fitness Center, Teen Programming Room, Computer Room, Full Size Gymnasium, Playground, Outdoor Baseball Field

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Pawtucket

Address: One Moeller Place Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-722-8840

Cost: $40 annual fee

Programs: Child Care, Aquatics, Baseball, Basketball, and Summer Programs

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Youth Sports

Youth sports are a great way to keep kids active, and there are a variety of competition levels for all ages. While the programs may have affiliated costs, many organizations offer scholarships or financial assistance. See the organization’s website for more information.

Baseball in Rhode Island has a handful of different playing levels that allow opportunities for every skill level. Each organization sets their own prices, but every league has some sort of free registration program that a family can apply for. Little League has an age based system to keep kids in the appropriate division based on age: Tee Ball division (4 to 6), Coach Pitch division (7 to 9), Kid Pitch or Minors (9 to 10), Majors (10 to 12), Junior (13 to 14), then Senior Division (15 to 16). Little League and Cal Ripken are recreation leagues, so they are typically for the average to above average player looking to play a spring sport. AAU organizations are highly competitive and are typically more expensive and time consuming.

Baseball at Boys & Girls Club Pawtucket

With leagues now available for boys and girls ages 4-18, the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket offers the opportunity for all youth to participate in their summer baseball programs.

Phone: 401-722-8840

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Central Falls Youth Baseball

Central Falls youth baseball and individual teams shall promote community-based baseball in their respective communities. The League will also develop partnerships with local community groups to establish and promote long-term programs of youth baseball for ages 5 and up. Central Falls is starting a new league in 2021 to join RI Cal Ripken. Interested families can reach out to the president Thomas Evans: [email protected].

Phone: 401-288-1653

Age: 4 - 12 years old

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Darlington Girls Softball League

Darlington Girls Softball League is one of the RI youth recreational leagues associated with USA Softball. The girls softball league is fast pitch and has teams in 4 divisions: tee ball, junior division, middle division and senior division.

Age: 5 - 18 years old

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Fairlawn Little League

Fairlawn Little League is the oldest youth baseball league in the area, and it is available to Fairlawn, Woodlawn, Oakhill, and Central Falls residents. They offer leagues for various ages and skill levels including t-ball and major leagues, and there is financial aid available.

Age: 4 - 16 years old

Phone: 401-332-6290

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KR Baseball Academy

The KR Baseball Academy is an indoor facility that offers batting cages open to the public, indoor baseball instruction and AAU teams. The batting cages can be used by buying tokens that give 20 pitches per token. The baseball academy offers 6 week programs that focus on specific skills such as pitching, fielding, and throwing mechanics. Boys can participate in the AAU programs by trying out and playing in the spring and summer.

Address: 100 Higginson Ave. Lincoln, RI 02865 Phone: 401-724-7555

Age: 5 - 18 years old

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T-ball at Boys & Girls Club of Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse

The O'Connor T-Ball program offers a 3-4 year old division and a 5 year old division. Every team has a skills practice during the week and a game on Saturdays on Hysen Chelo Field behind the club.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 3 - 5 years old

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Beginner Basketball at MacColl YMCA

Basketball skills will focus on passing, shooting and dribbling. Drills, team play and mini games will look to keep players alert and interested as they learn to practice and play the right way.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 5 - 8 years old

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Basketball in the Catholic Athletic League

Description: The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) offers a number of sports where youth can play for their Catholic school or parish, but there are some opportunities for non-Catholics or Catholics whose parishes don’t have a program. Contact your local Catholic parish or school to find out about their teams. CAL offers competitive basketball for boys and girls in the winter.

Phone: 401-942-6571

Age: 3rd - 10th grade

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Batastini School of Basketball

Batastini School of Basketball offers camps, team clinics, group workouts, and individual instruction. They’re dedicated to the development of youth, collegiate, and professional basketball players through coaching designed to make players reach their basketball potential. The coaching staff uses professional, collegiate and international coaching techniques developed over their playing and coaching careers.

Age: Kindergarten - 12th grade

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BCRI

Description: BCRI provides AAU basketball to 4th - 11th grade boys throughout Rhode Island and surrounding areas. At the middle school level, BCRI seeks to accommodate multi-sport athletes, as they have a lighter and more flexible schedule than most AAU/club programs. At the high school level, their goal is to coach motivated players who seek to play at the collegiate level. BCRI delivers a great experience for players by providing a competitive tournament schedule in the spring and fall with quality coaches who understand the game, are professional and coach with a purpose.

Age: 4th - 11th grade

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Cumberland Youth Basketball at Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Instructional Basketball Program: The Cumberland Youth Basketball instructional program is taught by the Boys & Girls Club staff that are NAYS certified coaches. The program is 10 weeks long with drills focusing on the basic skills and games at the end of the season.

Age: Pre-kindergarten - 3rd grade

Recreation Basketball Program: The recreation league play one game per week for 8 weeks and playoffs.

Age: 4th - 8th grade

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Intermediate & Advanced Basketball Skills at MacColl YMCA

This basketball skills program moves the beginners up to the next level. Intermediate Basketball skills gets them ready for game play with faster moving drills to develop a larger foundation for the game.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 8 - 12 years old

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Parent & Me Basketball at MacColl YMCA

Parent & Me Basketball will introduce the basics of passing, shooting and dribbling with the help of the parent. This class will include skill drills and mini games, and will provide a solid basketball foundation.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 3 - 5 years old

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Pawtucket YMCA Youth Basketball League

The mission for the youth basketball program is to create a fun and educational atmosphere. The Pawtucket YMCA focuses on team building and emphasizes team concepts. Their goal is to train athletes to be leaders both on and off the court.

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 8 - 12 years old

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Pre-Teen Basketball at Boys & Girls Club Pawtucket

The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Pre-Teen basketball leagues at the Club keep boys and girls active during the winter while providing them with the opportunity to work on skill development and teamwork. As with all their sports leagues, the emphasis in basketball is on building skills in a competitive, but friendly environment. For all players, the first skill they learn is good sportsmanship. With caring volunteer coaches serving as positive adult role models for participants, players learn much more than just ball handling skills!

Address: One Moeller Place Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-722-8840

Age: 6 - 12 years old

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Rookies Basketball at Pawtucket Family YMCA

This is a six-week program that focuses on the fundamentals and skill building of the game of basketball. The Rookie’s Basketball league is a great place for younger children to train and play.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 4 - 7 years old

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Summer Hoops Program at Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse

Summer hoops is laid out similar to their winter program, except all programs are held on their outdoor courts during the week. Pre-k to 3rd grade have 4 weeks of instruction followed by 4 weeks of games and an end of year "tournament". 4th grade to 12th grade have an 8 game season and then playoffs.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: Pre-kindergarten - 12th grade

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Teen Basketball at Boys & Girls Club Pawtucket

Most of the players in this league have already learned the basic skills and are ready to challenge their peers in games running throughout the season. These exciting games showcase not only individual skills, but also teamwork as players bond with their peers.

Address: One Moeller Place Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-722-8840

Age: 13 - 18 years old

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Teen Basketball at Pawtucket Family YMCA

This program focuses on learning and increasing participants skills in this ever-evolving sport. Burn calories, increase strength and endurance, increase stamina, sleep better, improve mood, reduce risk of diseases and improve your quality of life all while having fun!

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 13 - 17 years old

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T.O.O.O.L.S. at MacColl YMCA

TOOOLS is a True One On One Lesson Series. Let the Y fine tune your child’s passion. Private lesson time dedicated to the understanding of the sport and the development of skill. Series will be offered in a 3 or 6 lesson package and will meet for 1 hour.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 5 - 17 years old

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Cross Country in the Catholic Athletic League

The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) offers a number of sports where youth can play for their Catholic school or parish, but there are some opportunities for non-Catholics or Catholics whose parishes don’t have a program. Contact your local Catholic parish or school to find out about their teams. CAL offers cross country for boys and girls in the fall for some 4th and 5th graders non-competitively as well as a competitive season for 6th through 8th grade.

Phone: 401-942-6571

Age: 4th - 8th grade

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Fast Track

Fast Track began as a developmental track & field youth club that introduced middle school students to the sport in order for them to have interest upon entering high school. Since 2009, FAST TRACK has developed many athletes from the developmental level into athletes who has gone on to compete at the high school level, USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships, and onto college. More importantly, FAST TRACK encourages student-athletes to become active during idle time, to engage in academics regularly, to encourage athletes to become productive members of society by engaging into steady employment OR higher education at the completion of high school.

Address: Frances L. Corrigan Complex, 10 Higginson Avenue Central Falls, RI 02863

Phone: 401-286-8952

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Dance Camp at Pawtucket Family YMCA

At Dance Camp, children also receive some historical information before learning hip-hop, jazz and step dance techniques, while also being introduced to other dance forms such as ballet.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

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Dancin Spirit Performing Arts

Founded in 2008, Dancin Spirit has grown and developed into a school with a reputation for top-notch dance instruction, with students traveling from all over RI, CT and nearby Massachusetts. They have the traditional side that offers ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern & acrobatics, but their Hip Hop side of the school is just as big with classes in freestyle, breakin', pop & lock, & krump. With over 50+ boys - they offer several Boys Only classes too!

Address: 99 South Bend Street, Pawtucket, RI

Phone: 401-475-5757

Age: 2 years old and older

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Youth Dance at Metamorphosis, TEN31 Productions’ Dance Company

In conjunction with Metamorphosis Dance Company directed by Alicia Wilder, MDYP aims to facilitate artistic development and exploration in dance for youth. ​MDYP’s mission is to provide healthy and functional technical training in partnership with student choreography and composition. MDYP classes have a strong focus on technique, creativity, and individuality. They currently offer classes in Creative Movement, Modern/Composition, Ballet, and Musical Theater. MDYP is offering 2 full year long scholarships for any BIPOC student with a strong passion and potential in dance, choreography, or performance. The scholarship applicants should be under the age of 18, and interested in studying dance with MDYP/TEN31. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, shoes, tights, any dress code dance wear the student does not have access to, and costume costs.

Address: 249 Roosevelt Ave Box 11, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-725-1031

Age: 3 -14 years old

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Football programs tend to run in tandem with cheerleading programs that allow all kids to get involved in fun physical activity! Programs available to Central Falls youth ages 5 to 14:

Central Falls Panthers: Football & Cheerleading

As a youth based community organization, the Central Falls Panthers provide a safe environment that is structured, supportive, inspiring and inclusive of all members of the community they serve. Most student-athletes come from Central Falls, but they also serve a small number of children from Providence and Pawtucket. They believe that instilling the value of education in their programming is a critical aspect of a child’s personal, academic, social, and athletic development.

Phone: 401-663-4797

Age: 7 - 14 years old

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Cheerleading Camp at Pawtucket Family YMCA

In Cheerleading Camp, children receive some historical information about cheering while acquiring some related skills and techniques. Campers learn a number of cheers and simple stunts and lifts while being spotted by staffers.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

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NLPA Football (Flag Football)

NLPA NFL FLAG is the premier youth flag football program for boys and girls ages 4 to 14. NFL FLAG provides an exciting way to enjoy America's favorite sport and advance youth physical fitness in a non-contact, recreational, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. NFL Flag Football, the focus is on having a fun playing experience allowing for players to play multiple positions. We believe every child is a winner, no matter the outcome of the game. Healthy competition is promoted, rather than the high-pressure, “win-at-all-costs” mentality so prevalent in youth sports leagues today. Their program has 5 locations in Rhode Island including the Cranston City Stadium, and their premiere league is located at Brown University.

Age: 4 - 14 years old

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Oakwood Raiders: Football & Cheerleading

The Oakwood Raiders are a Pop Warner organization serving all of Pawtucket & Central Falls Rhode Island. Their goal is to provide a place where youngsters learn & participate in the game of football and cheer.

Phone: 401-437-7700

Age: 4 - 14 years old

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Pick Up and Flag Football at MacColl YMCA

The rules to flag football are nearly identical to regular tackle football, except that each player wears a belt of flags around his or her waist. Pick Up & Play Flag Football consists of passing, running, defense and game time.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 6 - 12 years old

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Youth Flag Football at Boys & Girls Club Cumberland-Lincoln

BGCNRI is a proud member of NFL Flag. They follow the NFL Flag rules and each team has a practice per week and a game per week in their spring league. From November to March, they offer an indoor NFL Flag 4v4 league for ages 5 to 16 that plays one game per week. For the younger kids ages 3-5, they have the Li'l Flag Pullers program to teach the fundamentals of football at a young age.

Travel Flag Football: The Northern RI Ballhawks are flag football tournament teams run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern RI. The goal of the program is to teach players the proper flag football techniques physically as well as mentally while having fun. Teams participate in tournaments in New England with a goal to compete to qualify for national championships hosted by the NFL Flag program and National Flag Football.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 3 - 16 years old

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Youth Flag Football at Pawtucket Family YMCA

YYFF (YMCA Youth Flag Football) is the premier flag football league for boys and girls. Young players have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn position specifics, game play and engage in non-contact, continuous action.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: Rookies (5 - 7 years old), Juniors (8 - 10 years old), and All Stars (11 - 12 years old)

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Teen Flag Football at Pawtucket Family YMCA

Flag Football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football, as well as those not quite ready for tackle football, who want to learn how to play the sport. They can also brush up on the rules, learn new tactics and skills, improve their game and most importantly, have fun!

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 11 - 17 years old

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Greater Providence Youth Hockey Association

Whether your child has played hockey for years or has never put on a pair of ice-skates - Greater Providence Youth Hockey Association has a place for them. GPYHA is a member of the Rhode Island Amateur Hockey Association (RIAHA) and an affiliate of USA Hockey. GPYHA offers from Instructional (Learn-to-Skate) Programs to Travel hockey, which provides your child an opportunity to experience the fun of playing ice hockey under the quality instruction of USA Hockey certified coaches. GPYHA also offers Rhode Island’s only Special Needs Hockey Program. All ice sessions are held at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket, RI and/or at Meehan Auditorium at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Age: 3 - 18 years old

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Providence Hockey Club

Three of Rhode Island’s premier hockey programs the Providence Capitals, Providence Jr. Friars and the North Stars have merged, forming a RI hockey alliance called the Providence Hockey Club. This alliance will offer a premier development model to all Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts hockey players. Players can participate in programs to learn to skate through Midgets half season, allowing every player to play and develop at their own pace. Rink locations are Cranston Memorial in Cranston, Lynch Arena in Pawtucket, Schneider Arena in Providence and RI Sports Center in North Smithfield.

Age: 3 - 18 years old

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Youth Floor Hockey at Boys & Girls Club Cumberland-Lincoln

Floor hockey clinics are offered once per week in 6 week sessions. They are offered year round, with some outside on their street hockey court and some in the indoor gymnasium.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 4 - 12 years old

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Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America and a great way to keep children active. Programs available to Central Falls boys and girls grades kindergarten through 8th grade include:

Northern Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse

The Northern Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse Association promotes lacrosse among boys and girls residing in northern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts through grade-level programs open to all interested participants, by teaching good basic fundamentals, developing players through game skills and promoting good sportsmanship, respecting all participants and focusing on teamwork, and cooperating with area high school lacrosse programs.

Age: Kindergarten - 8th grade

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Lacrosse Juvenil de Cumberland

La asociacion juvenil de lacrosse de Cumerland promueve el deporte de lacrosse entre los jóvenes residiendo en Cumberland, RI y las ciudades circundantes a través de programas de nivel de grado abiertos a todos los participantes interesados, enseñando buenos fundamentos básicos, desarrollando a jugadores a través de habilidades de juego y promoviendo buen espíritu deportivo, respetando a todos los participantes y enfocándose en trabajo en equipo y cooperando con programas de lacrosse de la escuela secundaria en el área.

Edad: Kindergarten - 8° grado

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Adaptive Programs (AP) at MacColl YMCA

Adaptive programs are provided to give children with disabilities opportunities to participate in recreational activities. The YMCA will promote a safe, friendly and supportive environment that will help individuals gain confidence, independence and responsibility while socializing and working with others in a smaller class setting with additional staff.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

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Fitness for Fun at Pawtucket Family YMCA

This six-week class will focus on learning the exercise principles, guidelines and techniques to use in the Fitness Center or Ready To Be Fit Room. Participants will learn the proper use of the cardio and strength equipment. Children will also be taught about the importance of nutrition.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

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Summer Camps at MacColl YMCA

Children that attend one of the many outstanding day camps at the MacColl YMCA, 32 Breakneck Hill Road will enjoy a spectacular spray park while being supervised and instructed by a well-trained staff. All campers experience swimming, arts and crafts and a several outdoor activities, and there are specialty camps that focus on skills such as dancing and cheerleading.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 4 - 15 years old

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Summer Camps at Pawtucket Family YMCA

Children of all ages can expand their horizons while having a fun-filled and exciting summer by attending one of the many camps offered by the Pawtucket Family YMCA, located at 20 Summer St.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

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Teen Open Gym at Pawtucket Family YMCA

This is a time set for teen members to drop in and play the sport of the day. Basketball, wiffleball, soccer, football and volleyball activities are enjoyed by teens and supervised by staff.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

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Teen Rockwall at Pawtucket Family YMCA

The Family Y offers a 23 ft. climbing wall with experienced staff always ready to guide you through their array of trails. Participants will learn proper safety and climbing techniques to achieve personal goals.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 13 - 17 years old

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Teen Strength Training at MacColl YMCA

Weight training education for teens ages 13 and up. This class will teach proper form, workout variations, core strength, and weight room etiquette. Meet with a personal trainer for one hour each week for six consecutive weeks.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 13 years old and up

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Youth Strength Training at MacColl YMCA

This program for YMCA members ages 10 to 12 is comprised of six weekly group exercise sessions focusing on strength training principles, guidelines and techniques as well as the proper use of cardio machines.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 10 - 12 years old

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Soccer is great exercise and children can join recreational programs as young as 3 and as old as 18 years old. There are different levels of play from recreational, to competitive, to premier with players who travel to regional tournaments. Recreational is typically grassroots play within the club or area, competitive is a step up with the introduction of in state travel, and premier serves more elite players who travel to regional tournaments. Players typically play in their own town for recreational and competitive leagues, and each organization sets their own prices. The following programs are open to children living in Central Falls:

AYSO United

AYSO United Rhode Island is a Youth Soccer club based in East Providence. AYSO United is AYSO’s official club program, and it allows players to enjoy more advanced play, participate in intense competition and receive cutting-edge training while still enjoying the benefits of AYSO. The United (Club) club program where the top players are exposed to the challenges and competition of club soccer. In this environment, the players work with high-level coaches and play in USYS (US Club) leagues and compete against other youth club organizations.

Age: 3 - 18 years old

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Bruno United FC

Bruno United is a founding member of the New England Premiership, a league formed in 2009 by the strongest clubs in the Northeast to create the best environment for player development. Your child should try out if they have both a commitment to improving skills and a love of the game on and off the playing field. All teams practice two times per week and play one to two games on the weekend during the outdoor seasons (fall and spring). Most teams play in three tournaments per year (the youngest teams play in one or two). Older teams travel to college showcase tournaments and play in the Rhode Island State Championships. The Bruno United Youth Development Academy runs year-round and is open to all boys and girls ages 3-11. The program is coached by licensed, professional coaches and is open to the public. The program provides a fun atmosphere with an emphasis on, skills training, small-sided games, and learning to love the game of soccer

Age: 3 - 18 years old

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Central Falls Youth Soccer

Central Falls Youth Soccer Club is a non-profit youth organization serving the Valley Falls area. There are boys teams U8-U19 and 1 U16 girls team.

Age: 7 - 19 years old

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Cumberland Youth Soccer

 

CYSA offers a range of teams at different levels of competition. Recreation is a program of fun and learning for athletes ages 4 to 18. The travel soccer program for youth ages 6 to 15 starts in the Winter after the Recreational season and does not include the Fall season. The CSP United program is for players ages 8 to 15 who are passionate about soccer and are considered to be performing at the elite or A level within their organization. The RUGRATS program is a developmental program designed to introduce children between the ages of 2.5 and 3 years of age to soccer. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a national soccer program created to train young people with disabilities in a caring coaching environment.

Age: 2 - 19 years old

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Parent & Me Soccer at MacColl YMCA

Parent & Me Soccer is an age- appropriate and field tested curriculum engaging youngsters with entertaining activities that promote motor skill development and cognitive ability. Repeated movements of dribbling, passing and shooting drills with parent aid.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 3 - 5 years old

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TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer is a free program designed for special needs children between the ages of 5 through 19. It is a non-competitive, co-ed program which allows participants to be introduced to the basic skills of the game and work on fundamentals in a safe environment while having fun throughout the process. All children must have a parent or guardian with them at the field at all times. Parents are welcome to assist but are not required. This program is designed to bring an opportunity to learn and play soccer to any boy or girl, who has a cognitive or physical disability. The program is carried out by volunteers, with financial support from US Soccer and a handful of youth soccer organizations such as Pawtucket Youth Soccer and CYSA.

Age: 5 - 19 years old

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Project G.O.A.L.

A 100% free, coeducational, academic responsibility, tutoring and mentoring initiative inspiring academic success through the reward of soccer. Meeting after school, twice a week students spend 90 minutes of targeted academic enrichment with accredited teachers and earn an equal amount of time in soccer training with their licensed coaches. During the fall, the program is run out of Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls. During the spring, the program is run at the Moses Brown School in Providence.

Age: 6th - 8th grade

Phone: 401-258-2300

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RI Strikers FC

Rhode Island Strikers is SYSA's sister Premier club based out of Smithfield. They are one of the most affordable programs in the Northeast, as they believe no child who wants to play at the high school level should be denied because of cost. This is for the player that has excelled in the recreational environment, then has gone on to excel in the competitive environment looking to take their game to the highest level within our programs. Tryouts typically happen in the late spring/early summer and the season runs with a fall and spring outdoor program and winter futsal.

Age: 8 - 17 years old

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Soccer in the Catholic Athletic League

The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) offers a number of sports where youth can play for their Catholic school or parish, but there are some opportunities for non-Catholics or Catholics whose parishes don’t have a program. Contact your local Catholic parish or school to find out about their teams. CAL offers soccer for boys and girls in the spring.

Phone: 401-942-6571

Age: 4th - 8th grade

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T.O.O.O.L.S. at MacColl YMCA

TOOOLS is a True One On One Lesson Series. Let the Y fine tune your child’s passion. Private lesson time dedicated to the understanding of the sport and the development of skill. Series will be offered in a 3 or 6 lesson package and will meet for 1 hour.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 5 - 17 years old

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Youth Futbol League at Pawtucket Family YMCA

This indoor soccer academy is an eight-week, action-packed program. InterAmerica Sports instills the latest techniques and training trends for new as well as experienced players

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: Juniors (4 - 6 years old), Rebels (7 - 9 years old), and All Stars (10 - 12 years old)

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Youth Soccer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse

After becoming a Kick It 3v3 license holder in 2020, the club will now host clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments for 3v3 soccer. They offer an indoor 3v3 program from February to March and have a spring outdoor program from April to May. They also have a summer league on their field as well as divisions exclusively on their street court.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 5 - 18 years old

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Aquatics at Boys & Girls Club Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse - Indoor

The Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse has a 25 yard swimming pool that is typically used for swim lessons and swim team, but it holds open swim and lap swimming hours when available. Rentals and parties are also available.

Swim Lessons: The Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse offers lessons year round. Children can learn as young as 6 months to 17 years old. Adult lessons (18+) are available for all skill levels. Members receive a discounted rate, but non-members can still register.

Swim Team: The Penguins swim team for youth who have grown their basic swimming skills and can swim 2 lengths of the pool. Kids age 6 to 18 can join and compete. The Penguins participate in the RIMA (RI & MA Swim League) Members receive a discounted rate, but non-members can still register.

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 6 months - 18 years old

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Aquatics at Boys & Girls Club Pawtucket - Indoor

Private Swim Lessons: The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Learn to Swim program introduces youth with the skills needed to be safe in the water. Please note that all swimmers must be at level 2 or higher. They need to be able to do most skills independently without an instructor needing to physically assist them (can use noodles if needed).

Sharks Swim Team: For youth who are looking to take their skills in the water to the next level, the Sharks swim team welcomes swimmers ages 6 to 18. Members of the swim team will concentrate on improving form and staying in shape. All swimmers will learn the four strokes, techniques, stamina, and work toward improving their times. Those new to competitive swimming are welcome.

Address: One Moeller Place Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-722-8840

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Aquatics at MacColl YMCA - Indoor

As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: infants - seniors

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Aquatics at Pawtucket Family YMCA - Indoor

As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: infants - seniors

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Swim Empowerment

Black Youth in Rhode Island drown at five times the rate of White Youth. Swim Empowerment works to reverse this alarming trend. They believe that in order to reintroduce swimming into African American community, it is important to begin with children. Every year, Stages of Freedom provides the funds for an increasing number of Rhode Island youth of color to take swimming lessons through seven partnering YMCAs. The first step is calling your local YMCA to confirm there is still an opening for non-swimmers in your child’s age bracket and for the period of time you wish them to attend. Partnering YMCAs: Cranston, East Side/Mt. Hope, Pawtucket Family Branch.

Age: 5 - 19 years old

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Tennis in the Catholic Athletic League

The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) offers a number of sports where youth can play for their Catholic school or parish, but there are some opportunities for non-Catholics or Catholics whose parishes don’t have a program. Contact your local Catholic parish or school to find out about their teams. CAL offers competitive tennis for boys and girls in the fall.

Phone: 401-942-6571

Age: 6th - 8th grade

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Blast Volleyball

Blue Fish Bowl Volleyball Club mission is to encourage and educate all people of all ages and skill levels to include volleyball and fitness into their lifestyle. Blast Volleyball (Blue Fish Bowl’s Junior Olympic Division) has both boys and girls teams for players under the age of 18 years old. These teams compete throughout New England and some compete at the National level. Blue Fish Bowl has several RI Volleyball Leagues, including: indoor and outdoor sand volleyball leagues, tournaments, clinics and instruction for boys and girls of all ages. The Blast Boys and Girls Club is held at the Blue Fish Bowl Volleyball Club in Lincoln.

Age: 6 - 18 years old

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Teen Volleyball at Pawtucket Family YMCA

While this new program teaches children the skills necessary to excel in the sport of volleyball, the focus remains on participation, cooperation, sportsmanship, responsibility, and of course, fun! Strength, endurance and improved coordination result from the weekly activity of the program.

Address: 20 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860-2152

Phone: 401-727-7900

Age: 13 - 17 years old

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Volleyball in the Catholic Athletic League

The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) offers a number of sports where youth can play for their Catholic school or parish, but there are some opportunities for non-Catholics or Catholics whose parishes don’t have a program. Contact your local Catholic parish or school to find out about their teams. CAL offers co-ed volleyball for boys and girls in the spring.

Phone: 401-942-6571

Age: 6th - 8th grade

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Youth Volleyball at Boys & Girls Club Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse

The youth volleyball clinics are a new program offering! They offer 10U and 12U clinics year round, taught by BGCNRI Athletics staff that play on Cumberland High School's volleyball team!

Address: 1 James Mckee Way Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401-333-4850

Age: 9 - 12 years old

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Beat the Streets Providence

Beat the Streets Providence starts after-school wrestling teams that provide both youth development and academic support. We use wrestling instruction and competition as an incentive for the most at-risk students, who otherwise would not choose to participate in after-school programming, to learn the study and life habits they need to succeed. We draw the students in to learn about how to study, persevere in school and in life, and hear the stories and experience of their adult community mentors to expand their own conception of who they can become. All practices are free to registered members.

Age: 6th - 12th grade

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Providence County Wrestling Club

PCWC is a grass-root, youth sport program that provides youth development, mentoring and academic support for all participants. PCWC provides positive options and mentoring for low-income youth ages 7 to 24 to build self-esteem, develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle, and access learning opportunities through wrestling.

Phone: 401-753-3404

Address: 135 Clay St, Central Falls, RI 02863

Age: 7 - 24 years old

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Shito Ryu Kai Karate at Pawtucket Family YMCA

Students learn basic techniques, forms, and self-defense in a structured martial arts program. Students also learn the history of karate.

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USA Karate RI

USA Karate RI is Pawtucket's Leading Family Martial Arts School. Classes include traditional Martial Arts training, Self-Defense, Weapons, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Their facility is first class and provides a safe & clean environment. In addition to effective self-defense skills and traditional empty hand Kata, USA Karate RI teaches kids to make wise choices, how to deal with peer pressure, build confidence, and develop leadership skills. All students are separated by skill level: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and junior black belts. Students who progress well and show the potential for more intensive training may be recommended for specialized classes.

Phone: 401-723-0414

Address: 124 Broad St, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Age: 3 years old and up

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Y Martial Arts at MacColl YMCA

Martial Arts will be offered to children and adults twice a week for 6 weeks. Martial arts is an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one

Address: 32 Breakneck Hill Rd. Lincoln, RI 02865-3925

Phone: 401-725-0773

Age: 6 years old and up

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