Juniors: 1st Grade

The Juniors Grade 1 (J1) Program begins on Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, November 11 at Bowen Field. Sessions are scheduled for Saturday, September 30 (Yom Kippur) and Saturday, October 7 (Columbus Day Weekend).  Sessions are 75 minutes and take place at 8:30 am or 10:00 am.

Teams:  Players are assigned to teams with parent coaches for organizational purposes and participate in the same session each week.  Teams assignments are announced by email.  We create  teams with consideration for the session time and friend requests from each and every one.  Please understand that with more than 130 soccer players in the first grade and the need to balance the sessions, we can not always meet every request.

Bowen Field will be divided into smaller, numbered sections.  Meet your team, parent volunteer coach, and professional coach at your assigned field a few minutes before your session begins.  See below for weekly field assignments.

Structure: Players engage in FUN warm-ups and soccer learning activities led by the NGS Professional Coaching Staff during the first half hour, then play small-sided (4v4) scrimmages for the remainder of the session.

What to bring/wear: Players should bring a size 3 soccer ball, water, and appropriate soccer attire (NGS Jersey, shin-guards and cleats).  You can buy all the gear online at http://newtongirlssoccer.org/store/juniors-uniforms/.

Snacks: Each family will be asked to volunteer to bring a nut-free snack for the 7-9 players on their team after one of the games.  At this age, the snack can be what the kids remember most!   Providing a snack is the responsibility of each team and will be organized by the team’s coach.

NGS Safety Policy: NGS has a strict NO JEWELRY policy. This means no earrings, no taped earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings. Players may not wear beads, barrettes or other hard/sharp items. Players may not participate with casts or splints of any kind. Remember to remove all jewelry at home so that it does not get lost on the field. Please do not ask for special permission and make it difficult for the coaches.

For rainouts, check the NGS home page or fields page.  Field status is updated by 7am on Saturdays, but be sure to check just before your session time as conditions sometimes change.  You can also sign up for texts or tweets regarding field status by following @newtonfields.

Fall 2017 Match Schedule 

8:30 AM Teams
Apple Jacks
Cap’n Crunch
Coco Puffs
Fruit Loops
Honey Nut Cheerios
Fruity Pebbles
Lucky Charms
Rice Krispies

10:00 AM Teams
Flintstones
Jetsons
Little Rascals
Looney Toons
Pink Panthers
Power Puffs
Scooby Doos
Underdogs
Woody Woodpeckers
Yogi Bears