Friend Requests

Friend Request Policy

Players may request team placement with a friend or schoolmate in the Juniors and City programs. We do not accept teammate requests for the Academy, Junior Academy, Travel, or Skills Development Programs.

Juniors and 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

When you register your daughter for a Junior or City program, you may request one friend. If you try to squeeze two names in the friend request field, it will likely be ignored, particularly since we match these by computer now. To make matching easier, we ask that you enter the full and precise first and last name of the friend. This is much easier if families use their child’s proper legal name when registering and not nicknames. i.e. please register “Elizabeth Smith”, not “beth smith”.

Friend requests are only accepted under the following conditions:

  • Mutual Request – Friend requests must be mutual, meaning that the friend must also request your daughter. We recommend coordinating with your daughter’s friend before registering.
  • On-time Registration – Both players must be registered before August 1 (for fall) and March 1 (for spring). After we start forming teams, it is nearly impossible to accommodate friend requests or to place players with schoolmates.