Can anyone answer my question about children playing sports in France (in particular basketball and rugby). We are Canadians living in France for 1 year and our children (ages 8 to 14) are enrolled in school, etc. (We all have long stay visa’s). The problem we are facing is that our children can only practice with their club teams, but can’t play games because they need some type of number to be officially registered. I’m not sure, but think they may be referring to a Social Security number or something. I am fairly certain that we can not get one, therefore, does anyone know if there is something else the authorities will accept in order to allow our children to play sports here in France?