Newton Youth Soccer programs begin in 1st grade and as such we do not offer a program for kindergarten age children or younger. There are some options within Newton for parents to consider:
- Garden City Kindergarten and Pre-K Soccer - run by Franklin Elementary PTO and Lincoln-Eliot Elementary PTO
- Zervas Kindergarten Soccer - run by Zervas Elementary PTO
- YMCA programs
Garden City Kindergarten and Pre-K Soccer
Garden City Kindergarten and Pre-K Fall 2013 Soccer registration is now open.
Children in Pre-K (4-5 years old) and students in Kindergarten are invited to participate. GCKS provides an introduction to the game of soccer, teaching a variety of basic skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. Team sizes are limited to 10 players in each group.
Registration is limited to 80 players per league. The fall 2013 session runs from September 7th - November 9th. Practice/games are held Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 am for the Kindergarten league and 10:45-11:45 am for the Pre-K league. Games are played on the field at Burr School in Auburndale. Volunteer parent coaches are needed. No experience is necessary and training will be provided.
For more information and to register for the program, go to this link
Cost is $70 per child.
For more information, contact Franklin School parent Jon Mendicina at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lincoln-Eliot parent Miriam Alandydy at email@example.com.
Zervas Kindergarten Soccer
Since 1993, Newton Kindergarten Soccer has been introducing children to soccer in a fun and non-competitive environment where girls and boys develop friendships, learn teamwork, and gain confidence.
Each week there is an hour-long session includes a half hour of soccer “drills” and a half-hour scrimmage, run by our volunteer parent coaches. Kindergarten Soccer is held on Saturday mornings, at Richardson Field, located between Beacon and Woodward Streets in Waban. Our program, held in the fall and spring, is open to all children enrolled in kindergarten in Newton, Massachusetts. Our spring season has an additional time slot for those kids who will enter kindergarten the following fall.
This program provides an introduction to soccer, as well as an opportunity for children and parents to meet other “kindergarten families” in their school district. Please note that this is not a drop-off program. Parents or other caregivers must remain at the field where their child is playing. The fee is $70 per child, and each child must wear shin guards and bring a size 3 soccer ball. We offer a $10 sibling discount for multiple kids registered during the season. Refunds (minus a $10 administration fee) will be provided until the registration deadline. If space is available after the deadline, there is a $20 late fee for registration.
To register and/or find more information go to www.kindergartensoccer.org
The West Suburban YMCA in Newton also has options for the young ones (ages 3-8) who are interested in soccer. More information can be found at YMCA website