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May 16, 2022 Game Cancelled

Due to ongoing steady rain along with thunder and lightning still occuring at 5:30 PM, we are cancelling tonight’s game in the interest of player safefy. Hope to see everyone next week.

2022 Outdoor Season

We are pleased to open registration for the 2022 Outdoor Season! There is a lot of information on this page and we thank you for reading through it carefully.

  • This season will begin on Monday, April 18. Registrations are now being accepted. Registrations for players wishing to play on the 18th must be received by Thursday, April 7 to be processed in time for the first game.
  • Registration is mandatory in order to participate. Registrations and waiver forms are accepted throughout the outdoor season, but must be received 9 days (two Saturdays) prior to a player's first game night in order for a player to participate in the game. On-field registrations no longer allow the player to participate on the evening they join the league due to insurance company rules. All registrations must be completed by mail.
  • This league is a formal offering of the Clifton Park Soccer Club. As such, in order to properly notify our insurance company of the roster of players being covered, registrations must be completed according to the schedule noted above.
  • The purpose of the league is for recreational play. No referees are involved (everyone is on the "honor system" in terms of behavior), no standings are kept, and while the level of play is very good, we do not promote highly competitive behavior. If you are looking for a competitive league, there are better options available elsewhere.
  • We are only offering one division for play this year. That is the traditional Over-30 group open to men 30 and older and women 25 or older.
  • Play happens at the Clifton Common.
  • Games take place on Mondays, starting at 6:00 and ending when we're tired or it's dark. There will be breaks in the schedule for the 4th of July, for Club tryouts, and potentially other Town or Club needs.
  • We organize ourselves using a "pick-up" style of play. Each player should bring a white and a dark (no grays) shirt each week as we make teams at the start of play.
  • The fee for all players this year is $10 for the entire outdoor season. Note that we do not prorate the fee for players registering mid-season.
  • Registration Instructions and Form: Instructions for completing and submitting the registration can be found on our form, which can be downloaded here. Please print each page on a separate piece of paper as one is kept by the league while the other is sent to our insurance company.
  • IMPORTANT: The activity is primarily for residents of the Town of Clifton Park. Those non-residents who have played with us in either the previous outdoor or indoor season are "grandfathered" in and will be able to play. New players from outside of the Town may or may not be able to get in as we can only accept a limited number of players. Please contact the coordinator (address below) if you have any questions about this.
  • The league runs primarily through Internet email. If you do not request notifications via email, you will not receive important league information. We do not share email addresses with other organizations and aim to keep the number of messages low. Please see below for instructions on how to be on our list.
  • Please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on league happenings and encourage your friends to do the same. Our page can be found here.
  • More general information about the league can be found below. Please scroll down.

2021-2022 Indoor Season

We are again going to try to run an indoor league this year. There will be only an over-30 option for indoor play.

  • Registrations are now being accepted.
  • Play will happen at the Afrims facility in Malta. IMPORTANT: This is a change from previous seasons.
  • Games are on Sunday evenings starting at 8:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.
  • There will be 2 sessions of 10 weeks a piece. Games will be on Sunday nights. Session 1 will start in early November 2021 and run through early January 2022. Session 2 will run from mid-January 2022 through late-March 2022. There will be no game on Super Bowl Sunday (February 13). Registrations will be on a per session basis (no full season option).
  • We organize ourselves using a "pick-up" style of play. Each player should bring a white and a dark (no grays) shirt each week as we make teams at the start of play.
  • The fee per player is $100 per 10 week session.
  • This season we are open to men over 30 and women over 22.
  • We are limited to around 20 players due to limited field availability. Very short-term preference will be given to players with a history in our league. Thereafter, players will be accepted in the order of receipt of payment and registration. Goalkeepers are given an advantage.
  • Afrims has an annual membership fee that is required of all players in our league. This is a separate charge and it is your responsibility to handle this registration, which is different and separate from our league registration.
  • Registration Instructions and Form: Instructions for completing and submitting the registration can be found on our form, which can be downloaded here. The form is in PDF format.
  • If you did not play during the outdoor session, please complete the following Assumption of Risk form available here. Registered players from the 2021 outdoor season do not need to complete a new one.
  • The league runs primarily through an Internet mailing list. Please make sure you are subscribed to our list (we do not automatically add you to the list) to receive information. Please see below for instructions on how to join the list.
  • Afrims may have special requirements for accessing and utilizing their facility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All players will be expected to follow all guidelines set by the facility.

Basic Information

  • The league plays outdoors during the time fields are open at the Clifton Common. The league plays indoors during the winter.
  • All outdoor games are played at the Clifton Common. Indoor games are played at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon.
  • The league has two divisions: an Over-30 group for men 30 and older and women 22 and older; and, an Over-18 group for men and women 18 and older who do not have the option of participating in the Clifton Park Soccer Club's youth program.
  • During the outdoor season we are required to maintain a membership comprised overwhelmingly of Clifton Park residents. During the indoor season we are open to players from anywhere.
  • Registration is mandatory and includes a standard waiver of liability. Registrations must be received two Wednesdays prior to a game night in order for the player to participate.
  • There are registration fees collected to cover the league's expenses. Obviously, the indoor season is considerably more expensive than the outdoor season due to higher field rental costs.
  • Shin guards are mandatory for all players.
  • Goalie gloves are required for goalkeepers.

Play Guidelines

The play is very informal, in keeping with our charter as a recreational league dedicated to "friendly play for fun and fitness." While informal, we do tend to abide by the FIFA laws regarding play. The following items are, however, noteworthy.

  • We play without referees, so everyone is on the honor system and the players are expected to be self-policing. Consensus rules. In the absense of consensus, the league coordinator decides.
  • We don't keep a formal clock and only break when we feel like it.
  • We do our best to not injure ourselves and others. Slide tackles are expressly forbidden and contact with anything but the ball is strongly discouraged.
  • No official score is kept, no standings are kept.

IMPORTANT: Subscribe to our Mailing List

Almost everything that doesn't happen on the pitch with this league takes place on our mailing list. If you are going to participate, it is imperative that you get on our list as you will miss critical information otherwise. Even if you're not playing at the moment, you are still welcome to be on our list and lurk. You can join by sending an empty e-mail message to cparsl-subscribe at lists.adultsoccer.info (as we are trying to defeat spammers, you'll have to replace " at " with "@" yourself).

Contacting Us

Questions can be directed to the league's coordinator by sending mail to coordinator at adultsoccer.info (again, please replace " at " with "@").