Frequently Asked Questions

What are Training Clinics?

A Clinic is conducted once a week for a period of 8 weeks. Each Clinic includes an introductory / Clinic participant evaluation taking place during the first class.

Each Clinic has 3 ability levels ensuring Clinic participants are grouped into appropriate ability levels for the duration of Clinic classes.

What Clinics types are there? 

There are 4 types of Training Clinics:

Total Training | Futsal | Striker | Goalkeeper

What Clinic do we recommend?

It is highly encouraged that clinic participants enroll in a Total Training clinic prior to registering for a Striker and /or Futsal clinic due to the prerequisite technical building blocks learned in the Total Training classes. 

How are players grouped?

Clinic participants are grouped upon completion of the first introductory / evaluation class and assigned into 3 ability specific levels: 

Essential | Core | Elite

How are players evaluated?

Staff instructors utilize the 5 pillars of the game to evaluate the ability levels of clinic participants. 

5 Pillars: Technical | Tactical | Physical | Psychological | Social

Who are the Clinic Instructors?

Clinic instructors are licensed and/or have playing experience ranging from top college programs, United States National Team, Major League Soccer and/or professional leagues oversees. 

When are Clinics scheduled?

Clinics are scheduled during the fall, winter, spring and summer months. 

Where do Clinics take place?

Clinics are scheduled on a year-round basis in two locations: Globall Sports Center, in Garden City and the LIJSL Soccer Park in Plainview.

What should one bring to a Clinic class?


All clinic participants are required to bring and wear shin guards. A soccer ball is not needed as clinic participants will be provided during the duration of each class.  

Pending the clinic location, proper soccer shoes are required.  Turf shoes and/or flat bottom soccer shoes are highly recommended for indoor clinics whereas molded cleats are recommended for outdoor clinic locations. 

Field Players 

Soccer shorts, jersey and long socks to cover shin guards are highly recommended.   

A layered sweat top / bottom is encouraged to be worn over a clinic participant’s soccer shorts / jersey pending facility location and season.


Long pants and a long sleeve jersey are required to avoid skin abrasions due to repetitive goalkeeper exercise that require diving or sliding. 

Goalkeeper gloves are highly recommended and will be utilized during game play.

Want to schedule a Training Clinic?

The Long island Rough Riders will come to your community to conduct a clinic for your club, team or a 6 or more players who are of similar age and ability level.   

Contact for additional details.

What is the Clinic cancellation policy?

Clinic cancelation policy is as follows: 

A cancellation notice must be submitted via email to:

90% of the clinic payment will be refunded if written notice is received at least 10 days prior to the start date of the first clinic session. 10% of a clinic participant registration fee is non-refundable.

No refunds will be awarded for cancellations that are made within 10 days prior to the start date of the first clinic session, except for a documented illness or injury accompanied by a physician’s written verification.

A clinic refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 

Clinic participants who do not attend a scheduled class, arrive late and/or leave a clinic class for any reason are not entitled a refund or a class credit. 

The Long Island Rough Riders reserve the right to cancel a clinic(s) if clinic participation enrollment is less than four participants. 

If a clinic is cancelled due to low enrollment the clinic participant may select an alternate clinic and/or request a 100% clinic refund.