**** IMPORTANT UPDATE****
Please hurry and register prior to August 9th when our $25 late fee goes into effect. Our $100 late fee will be going into effect August 15th. Please register before both deadlines! For information about our program, please see below or pls review your age group specific page.
2nd Grade Saturday Sessions
The 2nd grade program is focussed 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 30 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 2 minute 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 girlswho 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.