Based in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Rams FC is a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Corporation guided by the men’s soccer coaches from the University of Rhode Island. The Goal of Rams FC is to offer the highest level of quality training while promoting the development of life skills in a competitive and challenging environment. Rams FC focuses on player development and competitive goals, through intelligent decision making, responsibility, commitment and the pursuit of excellence.
Rams FC looks to fields teams in U10-U18 boys and girls age groups.
Rams Football Club is a premier level youth soccer organization recognized and sanctioned by the state governing body Soccer Rhode Island. Its primary purpose is to develop players in the State of Rhode Island through Technical and Tactical Training session, Competitive Competition through leagues and tournaments, participation in training academies, clinics and camps.
RAMS FC is intended to be a regionally competitive Premier Soccer Club. This distinction allows the club to focus its resources and better serve the top-level Rhode Island soccer player.
Teams will be fielded under RAMS FC banner on a per age group basis. Teams will compete as RAMS FC only at ages where it is deemed appropriate based on age and the pool of available players.
RAMS FC will employ a unified staff approach with its teams. This means that while each team is assigned a head and assistant coach, players may be trained by other staff coaches through the year, helping to round out their understanding of the game and generate a true club atmosphere.
RAMS FC will also provide an integrated training environment for players. At times those consecutive age group teams will train and compete side by side. This not only helps players to learn from older, more experienced players but it also helps teach younger players through guided discovery. It also allows the club to train within an 11 v 11 format, facilitating functional training and controlled scrimmages for competition preparation.
During special events (Super Y-League, Sub-Regional League, premier tournaments and “friendlies”) and when appropriate, advanced players in their age group may be invited by the RAMS FC staff to play “up” with older teams, furthering their development by forcing them to deal with faster, stronger and more experienced opponents. This will be done ONLY when the coaching staff deems it appropriate and not at the request of a player or their family.
FALL SEASON: (Late August – Mid November)
Our youngest teams will compete in the NESCL league with 8 games. 4 home and 4 away. They will also attend a FREE week of camp on campus as part of their pre-season training August 29th – September 1st in the evenings from 5-7pm. After pre-season camp they will train two nights a week on our grass fields on campus and play in a Columbus day tournament most likely in NH. All middle school and high school aged kids will be playing for their schools and not in session.
WINTER 1: (Mid November – January 1st)
We welcome back all our middle and high school athletes to train at WWIS on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The whole club will follow this pattern. On Tuesdays they will have a session with their teams and on Thursday they are welcome and encouraged to attend our very popular club Tech night.
WINTER 2: (Early January – Late March)
We will continue with the same pattern as Winter 1 with an additional outdoor practice on the URI turf football fields weather permitting on a saturday.
We do run these Saturday sessions in cold temps but will only stop in extreme cold and or blizzard conditions.
SPRING SEASON: (Late March – Early June)
All Rams teams will participate in a late March tournament. They will start outdoor training on campus two nights a week on our grass fields and play 8 games. 4 Home and 4 Away. Successful teams will participate in league finals the first week in June.
-Tryouts for the following season will run the second week in June on campus.
SUMMER SEASON: (July – August)
During the summer and following tryouts, RAMS FC teams will have the option of continuing to train and enter tournaments. These decisions will be based on both coaching and player availability. The schedule of training will be adjusted to accommodate not only family vacations and the University of Rhode Island affiliated coaches commitment to the men’s soccer program in terms of recruiting, camp and preparation for the upcoming season.