In-Town Intramural Grades 4-5-6 Overview

*** WINTER UPDATE -- REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2015 IM SEASON IS NOW OPEN ***

Key Dates for the Spring, 2015 IM Season:

Season: April 11th, 2015 through June 13th, 2015 with no game Memorial Day Weekend
No Late Fee if PRIOR to February 15th, 2015
$25 Late Fee between February 16th , 2015 and March 15th, 2015
$100 Late Fee if after March 15, 2015

 

To register, simply click on the Registration Tab and select the In Town Intramural Registration link or log into your accountand go to you’re “My Account” area (accessible through the top right “My Account” button). The programs your soccer star qualifies for should automatically be available.

If you are new to Newton Youth Soccer, then simply create an account, add a player and under your account area, the programs you can register for should auto populate.


Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Volunteer Coaches are the lifeblood of our organization.  The more coaches we have the more flexible we can be and the more fun the kids will have.  Simply sign up when you register your soccer star for the program.  Both you and the children will benefit immensely from your involvement.  Experience is not required and NYS is here to help.  We typically look to assign at least 2 coaches to each team so there's some overlap and coverage.  As a 4/5/6 grade IM coach, your role will be to host at least one practice (many teams have 2 practices each week) -- typically at your local elementary school -- and manage the games. NYS will help you with both coaching curriculum and coaching philosophy. We focus on helping you get invovled and learn what you need to know so you can enjoy the rewards of your hands on participation along with your children as they develop a lifelong appreciation for soccer!

 
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 at least 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. 

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

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.

Equipment

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

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