Academy

Newton Girls Soccer is delighted to announce details for the 2018-2019 Academy Soccer Season.  

The Academy Program is an invitation-only, year-round program (fall, winter & spring) for those girls seeking an additional competitive challenge and a developmental soccer experience beyond their NGS Travel Team. We have two levels of involvement, Academy teams and Development Academy teams.  Both levels are professionally coached, train as a team once a week (in addition to their Travel team practices) and play weekend Futsal games in the winter months. Our Academy teams (not Development teams) also participate in club games every Sunday (fall & spring) in the Northeast Soccer League www.nslsoccer.org.

Northeast Soccer League

NSL provides a great competitive environment for our club. The league consists of levels of play from development to regional elite leagues and offers a pathway for players to excel with opportunities to play and participate at State Cup, Olympic Development Program and id2 Training camps. Shaun McBrien, our NGS DOC, sits on the NSL Advisory Board.

The NSL has recently joined US Club Soccer and this collaboration has a clear mission and follows the model, Players First, which is a holistic club soccer experience that focuses on the full potential of the individual player and is anchored by the five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement and Education Player Health and Safety.

NGS Academy Overview

NGS Academy combines the best aspects of professionally coached club soccer with the unique strengths of Newton Girls Soccer, including:

  • Highly-qualified, experienced coaches lead all practices and coach all games
  • Practices and home games in Newton
  • Focus on four pillars of player development: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological with the aim to maximize a player’s full potential
  • Emphasis on girl-centric and positive coaching
  • Academy Teams follow the ‘Play the NGS Way’ club style of play along with specific age group curriculum to create a positive and competitive playing environment
  • Practices coordinated with NGS Travel team practice schedules to minimize conflicts
  • Supplemental specialized skills clinics enhance and challenge our players’ development
  • Comprehensive player evaluations allow coaches and players to set goals and improve player progress
  • Professional goalkeeper training offered for those interested in playing in the goalie position
  • Monthly Newsletter highlights and celebrates our Academy teams and shares pertinent program information

Academy and Development Academy Program Details

**Important Note About Player Commitment: Our Academy spots are in high demand and our coaches stress that it takes commitment and dedication to maximize player development and build a successful team experience. By accepting a roster spot, both parents and players are agreeing to make soccer a priority for the fall, winter and spring seasons and will commit to make a minimum of 75% of practices, games and tournaments (including Memorial Day Weekend). If you are not able to make a practice or game, you are expected to communicate this to the coach in a timely manner. By committing to this team, our Academy Players are also agreeing that they will not train or play games with another soccer or futsal club outside of NGS and the Academy Program.

 

Coaching Assignments for the 2018-2019 Soccer Season