**** SPRING 2016 UPDATE****
The Spring 2016 outdoor season begins Saturday April 9th and will end June 11th. There will be no games Memorial Day Weekend.
2nd Grade IM will be held at Cold Springs Park and sessions will start at 8:30 AM and run until roughly 1PM
Late registration fees begin March 1st, so be sure to register before then. If you miss that date, then be SURE to register prior to our $100 late fee which takes effect March 15th.
2nd Grade Saturday Sessions
The 2nd grade program is focused on building the skill foundation players developed in the 1st grade program and providing new players with key skills needed for a player's long term development. Every Saturday session runs for 75 minutes and is broken into two parts: Skill training and small sided games.
The first half of each session will be devoted to skill training with a very heavy focus on foot-skills (dribbling) and the introduction of proper passing and receiving techniques. The skills sessions will be conducted by professional coaches contracted by NYS and be roughly 25 minutes in duration. The skills training will follow a defined curriculum that builds on itself each week.
Following a brief transition, the second portion of each session will be devoted to a 4v4 game. Games will be refereed by an NYS assigned referee. Games will typically feature two (20) minute halves and a short half time. The small sided games are designed to promote involvement, maximize touches on the ball and application of the skills learned in the previous skills session.
The intramural program is an in-town program (no travel to other towns) for boys and girls who want to play with boys from grades one through six. Teams are organized by grade and children who are Newton residents or who attend Newton schools are eligible to play. There are two seasons, Fall which runs from the beginning of September to the beginning of November and Spring which runs from the beginning of April to Mid June. Registration typically opens up in June for the Fall Season and November for the Spring Season.