CFC teams play in the Massachusetts Premier League (MAPLE). MAPLE provides some of the highest levels of competition in the State. Training for the fall season begins in July. Fall season game play begins in September and ends in November. Training for the spring season starts in the winter and commences prior to the beginning of the first games in April. Game play for the spring season begins in late March or early April and ends in May.
Regular season MAPLE games are played on Sunday. Teams competing in the U12 or younger divisions typically complete their games by 1:00 PM. Teams competing in the U13 or older divisions typically start games in the afternoon, after 1:00 PM.
The focus of CFC’s team and group training is the respective individual player’s technical development, particularly at younger ages. Tactical development as well as soccer fitness are critical components of training. There are several different training opportunities for players including team training, specialty training sessions, and group training. There is no additional cost to participate in specialty or group training sessions.
All players are expected to attend training in appropriate soccer gear. Players are expected to bring their assigned practice jerseys, shin pads, cleats, drink, and soccer ball to each training event.
Our players are not the only ones to attend training. Our coaching team attends coach training sessions. Further, our director of coaching works with coaches, players, and teams to advance the quality of our training sessions.
TRAINING AND GAME LOCATIONS
CFC’s home fields for game play and training are in Braintree. Our game locations include Braintree High School, South Middle School, and East Middle School. Training events are at various locations in Braintree with limited exceptions. Away games are located in various locations across the State of Massachusetts and could include locations in the southern portion of New Hampshire and northern portion of Rhode Island.
Please see our contact page for current game address and location information.
TEAM / ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION
The primary means of communication from coaches and staff to players and parents is email.
CFC also has a social network presence. Follow us on Twitter at @CommFCMA or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/commonweatlhfc.