In-Town Intramural Coaches - Season Preparation and Administrative Items

First and foremost - THANK YOU for coaching.  Without you we would not have a program.

The Newton Youth Soccer INTRAMURAL program depends on volunteer coaches in order to be able to run its program. Therefore, we thank all of you for offering to coach this season. As you prepare for the upcoming season, here are a few things to be thinking about:

1) Be sure to reach out via email and with a phone call to all the families on your roster prior to the season.  Please provide a copy of your roster to all parents as well as a game schedule

2) Be sure that you have updated your personal information with Mass Youth Soccer for the CORI process. In order to do this, please contact your Age Group Coordinator, or the Newton Youth Soccer registrar, Deborah Avant. 

3) Team Meeting -- Prior to the first game of the season, NYS encourages all coaches to hold a parent/player meeting to discuss expectations for the upcoming season. For a sample of topics to be discussed, please go here

4) Equipment needs -- For the upcoming season, all teams should have the following list of equipment: Uniforms (shirts. socks, shorts), disc cones,  & ice packs. If you need any of this equipment, please contact your Age Group Coordinator

5) Information about concussions -- Given the increasing incidence of concussions in youth sports, including soccer, Massachusetts Youth Soccer has provided all coaches with important information about concussions in young athletes. Please be sure to go here for more information.


Coaching Courses

Massachusetts Youth Soccer offers a variety of different coaching courses. Newton Youth Soccer encourages all of its' coaches to continue to develop their understanding of the game by attending these courses. All coaches will be reimbursed for any courses that you attend. Please contact your Age Group Coordinator for more information.

  • The G license course is a 4-hour course and is geared to U6/U8/U10 coaches. For information about the G license course, including information about how to register, go here.  For a copy of the G license manual, go here.

  • The F license course is an 8-hour course and is geared to U8/U10/U12 coaches. For information about the F license course, including information about how to register, go here. For a copy of the F license manual, go here.

  • The E license course is a 18-hour course and is geared to U10/U12/U14 coaches. For information about the E license course, including information about how to register,  go here. For a copy of the E license manual, gohere

  • The D license course is a 36-hour course and is geared to U12/U14/U16 club, town, or high school coaches. For information about the D license course, including information about how to register, go here. For a copy of the D license manual, go here.

For a calendar of all upcoming coaching courses, please go here.

Coaches Announcements

Feb 09, 2015

Intramural (In-Town) Update!

*** UPDATE -- REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2015 IM SEASON IS FILLING UP FAST AND THE 1st LATE FEE IS SOON TO TAKE EFFECT ***

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 account and go to your “My Account” area (accessible once you log in 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, available programs should auto-populate.


As background, the intramural program is an in-town program (no travel to other towns) for boys and girls who want to play soccer with with Newtonites from grades one through six.  Teams are organized by grade and if enough parents volunteer, around elementary schools. Children who are Newton residents or who attend Newton schools are eligible to play.  We have two seasons.  The Fall season runs from the beginning of September to the beginning of November while the Spring runs from the beginning of April to Mid June. Registration typically opens in June for the Fall Season and November for the Spring Season.
UPDATE *** The Spring 2015 season will run from April 11th through June 13th with NO GAMES OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
The goal of the intramural program is to develop player skills in a fun and engaging environment. To this goal we approach age group development in the following manner:
1st grade: We run an "Academy" style program in first grade which plays every Saturday. Players are assigned a time slot which will remain unchanged each week (they will not be assigned to a team). Each session will be run by a professional coach and will be a split between skill training and small sided games. The focus of our first grade program is to establish a solid foundation of ball skills for all players which will serve as their building blocks for years to come.
2nd grade: As with 1st grade, 2nd grade teams play every Saturday. The first half of every Saturday session is focussed on skill development led by professional coaches who follow a US Soccer developed skill curriculum. The second half of each session is devoted to games coached by their NYS parent volunteer where the children can apply the skills they have just learned in a game situation which will encourage many touches on the ball.
3rd grade: Teams play a game every Saturday and have 1 practice during the week. Games are 6 v 6 and are 60 minutes long (2 x 30 min halves). Practices will be run by your team's volunteer coach on a day/time/location decided by said coach. An age appropriate curriculum will be provided to each coach to ensure key skills are being taught across each age group.
4th / 5th / 6th grade: Teams play a game every Saturday and have 1 practice during the week. Games are 6 v 6and are 60 minutes long (2 x 30 min halves). Practices will be run by your team's volunteer coach on a day/time/location decided by said coach. An age appropriate curriculum will be provided to each coach to ensure key skills are being taught across each age group.

Volunteers Needed -- No Experience Necessary! 
As with all volunteer organizations we rely on the time many of you commit to help coach. If you are interested in coaching (as a head coach, an assistant or in some other role) please indicate this when you register your child. No experience coaching or playing soccer is required and we will help train you to help the kids. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our program and we speak from personal experience when we say that both you and the children will benefit enormously from your involvement. At all levels we will provide you with a curriculum and coaching tips to help you through your season and to provide a positive experience for your team and for you! 

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