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Our Intramural Program has a new name! 
In fall 2016, the Intramural Program was re-branded as the City Program.

City Mission

The NGS City Program is a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise. Studies show that girls who participate in team sports during childhood get better grades, do better in the workplace, and generally lead healthier lives than girls who don’t.

Players in the NGS City Program get a chance to:

  • Work on soccer skills while learning to love soccer and team sports
  • Have fun with friends at practices, games and our Intramural Jamborees
  • Embrace values like sportsmanship and teamwork

Team Placements

City players are placed on grade-level teams with the goal of creating equally balanced teams.  NGS is a community program, not a school-based program. Therefore, we purposely create teams with girls from multiple neighboring schools and honor only one mutual friend request per player. Teams are generally mixed up from year-to-year and sometimes season-to-season so that players have the opportunity to:

  • Develop good sportsmanship skills, winning some games and losing some games
  • Develop social skills, playing with friends and making new friends
  • Develop soccer skills, learning from multiple coaches

Families are notified about their fall team placements by email in late August and their spring team placements in late March. Please help your daughter have a positive soccer experience by supporting her assigned team.

Roster Size

NGS has an open roster policy — everyone who registers on time is placed on a team.  (See late registration policy.)  Therefore, one of our most challenging tasks is dividing the total number of registered players into teams that have sufficient numbers for practice and games, but are small enough to maximize playing time.  To address this issue and create the best learning and playing environment for our girls, NGS has established minimum and maximum roster sizes for each age group that are in line with US Youth Soccer guidelines.  Exceptions may only be made with approval from the City Program Committee.  Coaches do not decide how many players are placed on their teams.

4 v  4 – Grade K/1/2:  Min 6 – Max 8
7 v  7 – Grade 3/4:  Min 10 – Max 12
9 v  9 – Grade 5/6:  Min 14 – Max 16
11 v 11 – Grade 7/8:  Min 16 – Max 22

City Program: 3rd Grade

The NGS City Grade 3 (C3) program plays games on Saturday afternoons. C3 teams hold one practice each week and are coached by parent coaches. C3 teams play 7v7 soccer games on Saturdays with large (6×12) goals, goalkeepers, referees and scorekeeping.

City Program: 4th Grade

The NGS City Grade 4 (C4) program plays games on Saturday afternoons. C4 teams hold one practice each week and are coached by parent coaches. C4 teams play full 7v7 soccer games on Saturdays with large (6×12) goals, goalkeepers, referees and scorekeeping.

City Program: 5th and 6th Grade

The NGS City Grade 5/6 (C5/6) program plays games on Saturday afternoons. C5/6 teams hold one practice each week and are coached by parent coaches. C5/6 teams play full 9v9 soccer games on Saturdays with large (6×18) goals, goalkeepers, referees and scorekeeping.

City Program: 7th / 8th / 9th Grade

The NGS City Grade 7/8/9 (C7/8/9) program meets on Saturday afternoons.  C7/8/9 teams hold one practice each week and are coached by parent coaches. C7/8/9 teams play full 11v11 soccer games on Saturdays with large (6×18) goals, goalkeepers, referees and scorekeeping.

2018 Fall Juniors/City Registration Letter

Overview of NGS Programs