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

Spring Update


1.  NO IM Saturday sessions over Memorial Day Weekend.  1st Grade IM Skills will go on as usual Monday at usual time/place.

2.  Registration for Fall 2015 IM is now open.

3.  Registration for Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 Travel (BAYS) Soccer is now OPEN.  Please see below for more information.

Your son must tryout to be considered for a BAYS team (if you have an extenuating circumstance that keeps your child from trying out please contact the appropriate age group coordinator). Please note that the NYS expectation is that if your child is assigned to a BAYS team that he/she plays in both the Fall AND Spring seasons. The BAYS high school 9-12 league players do not tryout. Those teams are formed in the fall and play only in the fall.

Registration is required to be eligible to tryout. Once registered, your child will receive a tryout time (either 1:30PM, 3:00PM, 4:30PM). You will receive notice of this tryout time approximately 1 week prior to the tryout date from the appropriate Age Group Coordinator.

Each tryout time will last approximately one hour. Players should wear cleats, shinpads, and wear appropriate training gear. The tryouts will consist of a series of scrimmages that allow independent evaluators to assess their level of play. Our goal is to provide the appropriate team that matches the skill level of the child. This will give them the best experience learning and playing soccer.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tryout time so that you can sign your child in and we can organize the kids and start on time.

PLEASE NOTE: All U9 participants will need to attend both tryout dates at their assigned times.

Due to the large number of players involved, NYS does not offer make-up tryouts. If your child has an unavoidable conflict, please speak with your current coach and Age Group Coordinator.

Tryout Dates - Spring 2015 Tryouts for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Season

Travel team tryouts dates are:

Sunday May 31
U11 at Nahanton
U14 (Includes U13 as these age groups are combined into 1) at Weeks

Sunday June 7
U9 at Highlands
U10 at Lincoln Waban

Sunday June 14
U9 at Nahanton
U12 at Weeks

Players will be randomly assigned to a tryout session at 1:30, 3:00, or 4:30pm. Notice of the assigned session will go out a week to 5 days before the tryout. If you know your player has a conflict for a specific time slot please let his Age Group Coordinator know - he will try to assign to a different session. Requests to change to a different time after notices go out might not be accommodated.

Incoming U9 players must attend both tryouts on 6/7 and 6/14.

Tryouts are for the age group the player will be in next fall. If a player is currently playing on a travel team he will tryout for the next older age group (U14 includes U13 and U14).

For older players there is a High School 9-12 option. Link for details. There are also spring U16 and U18/19 options which open registration in the fall with tryouts in the fall.

AGC contact info here.



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