In-Town Intramural Grade 3 Overview

**** SPRING 2016 UPDATE****

UPADTE!!!!  There will be no sessions Saturday, April 23rd at for our program this Spring.  Newton South is hosting a track meet and Newton has closed the Brown / Oak Hill fields to all Newton youth activities.  

The Spring 2016 outdoor season begins Saturday April 9th and will end June 11th.  There will be no games Memorial Day Weekend.

3rd Grade Sessions will be at Brown Oak Hill behind the Oak Hill school, Fields A&B.  Please refer to our Fields section to find the location.

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. 

3rd Grade Saturday Sessions

The 3rd grade program continues our focus on skill development while introducing longer and larger games with goalies.  The 75 minute session takes place Saturday mornings and is broken into two parts:  Skills training and small sided games.  

The first 25 or so minutes of each session will be devoted to skill training conducted by professional coaches with help from our volunteer coaches.  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  6 v 6 game including goalies.  40 minute games will follow and be refereed by an NYS assigned referee.  Games will typically feature two (20) minute halves and a 5 minute half time.  The 6 v 6 game is designed to promote involvement, maximize touches on the ball and application of the skills learned in the previous skills session and in that respect is identical to our BAYS U9 (3rd grade) travel program.  

In addition to weekly training and a game, every team's volunteer coach is expected to run at least 1 (1 hour) practice week.  Practice will be led by your team's volunteer coach(es) at fields and times to be determined by them.

Saturday session START times will run between 8:30AM and 10:00AM and finish by 11:15.  

Grade 3 Specific Rules

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

Field of Play - 60 yds x 40 yds

Ball Size - 4

Number of Players on Field - 6 v 6

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).  

Special Rules regarding goal kicks / goalie punts and goalie throws

Goal kicks, goalie punts (to include drop kicks) and goalie throws can not travel over the midfield line in the air.  The ball must bounce first or be touched in the air by a defending player to be in play.  Balls that travel over the midfield line in the air will result in a dead ball, indirect kick for the defending team at the spot the ball landed.


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

Oct 22, 2014

NYS Night at The Revolution

Dear NYS families,

This Saturday night is NYS Night at the Revs at 7:30 pm. We are looking forward to a gorgeous night, with clear skies, warm temps and great soccer. Please join us for the event so that you can tailgate with your team and watch the 2ndplace Revs finish the regular season before heading into the playoffs.

You can purchase tickets at use the code:REVOLUTION when purchasing.

We will be sending out tailgate information on Friday for those who purchased tickets, so keep an eye out for the email.

If you have any questions, email me, Debbie Linder,



Aug 20, 2014

NYS Intramural (IM) Referee Orientation Program

Instructor: Steven Aronson

Eligibility: Grades 6 and above. Referees who have previously completed orientation do not need to attend.

Time: Thursday, September 4, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Place: Brown Middle School- on the grass at the edge of the soccer field next to the school building/driveway. In case of rain, we will meet at the Oak Hill Middle School front door and have the class outside under the overhang.

What to bring: A pen or pencil

Questions Regarding IM Referee Orientation Program:

Apr 26, 2014



Apr 05, 2014

1st Grade IM Cancelled today 4/5

Given the rain we received last night, Albermarle field is not playable today so we have had to cancel our 1st grade session.  1st grade IM will start next Saturday 4/12. 

Feb 12, 2014

In-Town Intramural Registration - Late Fees Start Feb 15!

If you have not done so, please make sure to register your child for In-Town Intramural to avoid late fees which start at $25 on Feb 15th, and increase to $100 on March 15th  read more ...

Nov 12, 2013

Please send us your feedback

Please spend 5-10 minutes responding to parent survey for the fall season. 

Aug 06, 2013

Newton Soccer at New England Revolution

We are looking to build on the 600 plus people that attend NYS night at the Revs last spring.  This fall's event will be September 21st, and 15 teams will have a chance to play on the Gillette Stadium field.   read more ...

Aug 02, 2013

BAYS Uniforms Available to Order

Please take the time to order your BAYS uniform at by August 10th or you may not receive your uniform in time for the first game of the season.    read more ...

Mar 26, 2013

Come join us for Night at the Revs!

Last year we had 400 people from Newton Soccer attend Night at the Revs, we're going back on May 11th and look to beat that number read more ...

Mar 26, 2013

April Vacation Clinic

NYS is offering a 4-day clinic over April break!  The sessions will be run by former Newton North coach Brian Rooney and current Newton North coach Roy Dow.   Here are the details:

Dates:             Tuesday, April 16 - Friday, April 19
Time:               9am - 12am
Ages:               8 - 14
Location:         Weeks Field
Cost:                 $175

Registration is currently closed.

Email Brian Rooney, with any questions.

Mar 18, 2013

Spring Season - First Game is April 6th

Spring soccer is rapidly approaching, the first games will be played on April 6th.  More information will be coming from your coach. 

Oct 02, 2012

Save 15% at Modells!

From now until October 25, 2012 , NYS families can receive 15% discount on all purchases at Newton.  An added bonus is that NYS gets a 5% donation if aggregate purchases exceed $500.   read more ...

Apr 19, 2012

1st Grade IM Field Change for Games on 4/21

Due to a field conflict all 1st grade IM games scheduled for 4/21 will be played at Oak Hill Field (Wheeler Rd in Newton) NOT at Albermarle.  Game times and opponents will remain the same as is on the current game schedule. 

Sep 17, 2012

Concussion Awareness - Important for everyone to know

Please see our new section of the website dedicated to concussion awareness.  There is training and fact sheets available for parents to review.   read more ...

Aug 28, 2012

IM Referee Workshop - Sep 5th

There will be a workshop for new Intramural referees on Wednesday September 5th 5:30-7:00.  

The referee class is held outdoors, adjacent to the entrance to the Brown/Oak Hill parking lot.
In case of rain, we will meet at the Oak Hill front door - under the overhang. 
 read more ...

May 11, 2012

Fall 2012 Registration is open

Now is the time to register for soccer in the fall.   Registration is open for both In-Town Intramural and BAYS Travel. read more ...

Aug 28, 2012

Newton Soccer - Night at the Revolutuion - Sep 22

Come together with the Newton Soccer community for a fun night out watching the Revolution take on Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls  read more ...

Mar 27, 2012

Intramural Skills Session Registration Open

We again are making available additional skills training for IM players.  This will be one day per week run by a professional team of soccer coaches.  Click here to learn more and register.   read more ...

Mar 26, 2012

Want to get field updates via text, Twitter, or Facebook?

It is now easier than ever to get updates on field status.  We have options to get them via text to your cell phone, Facebook, and Twitter 
 read more ...

Mar 01, 2012

Need a Travel Uniform?

Do you need uniforms because you are new to travel teams or your little one is growing up?  Go to Adolphs at 841 Beacon St, Newton Center, MA.   Phone number is 617-964-6633 

Mar 01, 2012

Team Assignments for Spring

Travel team assignments remain the same from the fall.  IM teams were distributed on Tuesday March 27th to coaches, and you should have heard by now.  If you have any questions contact your coach or age group coordinator