In-Town Intramural Grades 4-5-6 Overview

*** Fall 2014 Update ***

Beginning August 15th all 3rd Grade IM registrants will be assessed a $100 late fee.

For the Fall of 2014, 2nd Grade NYS IM Soccer will be played at Highland Field, times on Saturday TBD.  

The 4th/5th/6th grade program is focussed on further developing the skill foundation players received in previous seasons and mimics the practice and game situations that are used in NYS' U10 travel program; skills curriculum, field size and number of players on the field.  

Every team will practice 1x per week.  Practice will be led by your team's volunteer coach(es).

Games will be played on Saturdays with start times in ranging from early morning to early afternoon. 

Fields for the fall, 2014 season have yet to be assigned.

Starting August 15th there will be a $100 late registration fee. The season will start September 6th and run to November 8th with no games over Columbus Day Weekend. 

Grade 4-5-6 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

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: