In order to maintain a high level of coaching, we have developed the following requirements for being a head coach (HC) or assistant coach (AC) of Juniors, City or Travel NGS team. Coaching a team includes teaching game skills, sportsmanship, team play, and other aspects of the game, as well as providing a high level of organization to the team both on and off the field. All parent coaches are requested to obtain at least a G level coaching license. The G level license, or comparable coaching experience is mandatory for the head coach of teams 2nd grade and beyond. Additionally, safety is a primary concern, and all coaches must be screened and file a CORI form.
Parent coaches are assigned to their daughter’s team. When several parents volunteer to coach the same team, the head coach will be chosen based on proven coaching experience, coaching education level and commitment to youth sports. Note that because we are an all-girls league, preference is always given to female coaches when their qualifications are otherwise identical to those of a male volunteer.
Eligibility and Order of Preference for all NGS Coaches:
- Parent, guardian, or grandparent of a player
- Female community members (e.g., college players, former players, etc.)
- High School girls coaching a team without any sibling on it (exceptions can be made, on a case by case basis, with more than 5 year age gap between player and high school sibling)
MYSA Coaches Code of Conduct
All coaches are expected to abide by the MYSA Coaches Code of Conduct. NGS reserves the right to discipline, suspend or remove any coach for failure to follow the Code.
All coaches and NGS officials must fill out the Mass Youth Soccer CORI/Kidssafe Disclosure statement.
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Opportunities for Youth
High School-Age Coaching Program
Newton Girls Soccer is always looking for high school girls interested in coaching our City teams in grades 2-6. The league is also looking for a limited number of girls to help as assistant coaches with the younger age groups in our BAYS Travel Program. If you are a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader, you are eligible to volunteer as a coach or assistant coach with NGS.
The job is a rewarding one: It will allow you to work with the soccer skills you have learned and now use so effectively as a player, and will give you a chance to instruct our younger players, providing them and you with an outstanding soccer experience. As a coach, you will also serve as a role model for these younger players.
K/1 Assistant Coach Program
Newton Girls Soccer is also looking for 7th through 12th grade girls interested in helping with coaching our kindergarten and 1st grade teams. The K/1 curriculum focuses heavily on teaching skills and technique. As an assistant coach, you would work with the NGS Pro Trainers, highlight all the things the players are doing well, and also work to correct their technique when it’s not correct. There are two 1st Grade sessions, 8.30am and 10.00am, and one Kindergarten session, 11.30am, each Saturday afternoon . You would be assigned to one or two sessions each Saturday, and you would be expected to be available for about 75% of the sessions.
To volunteer, please complete the coaching application by September 1st for the fall season and March 31st for the spring season. For more information please contact Director of Coaching Shaun McBrien.