*** Fall 2014 Update ***
Beginning August 15th all IM registrants will be assessed a $100 late fee.
For the Fall of 2014, 2nd Grade NYS IM Soccer will be played at Forte Field. Due to the number of teams, the 75 minute training sessions will begin at 8:30 AM and run through the early afternoon. Times will be announced just prior to the start of the season.
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 to 35 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 (18) 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 girls 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.
The Fall, 2014 season will run from September 6th to November 8th with NO GAMES OVER COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND.
Registration for the Fall, 2014 season opens in May. Starting August 1st, there is a $25 late fee when registering for grades 2-6. That late fee increases to $100 on August 16th. Please register as soon as you are able to avoid these fees!