In-Town Intramural Grade 2 Overview

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 Spring, 2014 Intramural program will run from April 5th through June 14th with no games scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend.  2nd Grade will play at Forte Field.

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 35 minutes in duration.  The skills training will follow a defined curriculum that builds on itself each week.  

Following a 2 minute transition, the second portion of each session will be devoted to small sided games which will be refereed by an NYS assigned ref.  Games will feature two (18) minute halves and a 2 minute half time.  The small sided games are designed to promote involvement, many touches on the ball and application of the skills learned in the previous skills session.

Grade 2 Specific Rules

Newton Youth Soccer uses standard FIFA rules with the differences described below. 

Number of Players on Field - 4 v 4  (no goalies)

Ball Size - 3

Field Play
2nd grade plays 4 v 4 on a small field to help provide players as many  "touches"  on the ball as possible and for them to develop footskills in an appropriate sized field dimension as endorsed by US Soccer.  The are NO goalies at this age and score / standings are not kept.  

Out of Bounds (restarts)

Sidelines: When a ball goes out of bounds on the sideline (touchline) the game will be restarted by a throw-in.

End-lines:  When a ball goes out over the end-line, the game will be restarted by either a goal kick (if the ball was kicked out by the attacked team) or a corner kick (if the ball was kicked out by the defending team).  

On a goal kick, the defending team will need to move back to the midfield line prior to the goal kick.  The reason being is that we want the attacking team to be able to put the ball back in play and attempt to move the ball forward.  Once the ball is put in play, the defending team can come into the attacking teams side of the field.


Substitutions can be made on any out of bounds situation or when a child needs to come out of the game due to an injury.  Please signal the ref when are want to substitute and wait for the ref to acknowledge the request prior to making your change.  Please note: The rule of thumb for all coaches will be to give all players equal playing time each week.


Shinguards are required and should be worn under the players socks.  Cleats are not required but as suggested.



Parent Announcements

May 07, 2014


Registration is now open for the 2014-15 BAYS season and the Fall 2014 In-Town program.  Please go to the "Register" tab above to register your child.  Deadline for Travel Program is May 27th.  Wait list Registration for Travel will still be available after the 27th but does not assure a tryout.  No refunds for Travel Program after July 1. 

May 07, 2014


Dates and locations have been set for tryouts for the 2014-15 BAYS season:

U9: June 1st and 8th @ Nahanton Field (U9 participants should attend both dates)

U10: June 8th @ Brown/Oak Hill

U11: June 15th @ Nahanton Field

U12: June 15th @ Brown/Oak Hill Field

U14: June 1 @ Brown/Oak Hill Field

PLEASE NOTE:  You will be assigned a tryout time (either 1PM, 2:30PM or 4PM) after your register your child for the season.  You will receive your child's assigned time approx 1 week prior to their tryout date.