Beyond Middle School

So what happens after Middle School for a soccer playing girl in Newton? You have options…

1. BAYS U16 and U18

NGS enters a High School aged team (Grades 9 -12) into the BAYS league each spring season, if there is sufficient interest. The season starts late-April and runs to mid-June. Games are on Sundays and teams try to schedule one practice per week. Registration information is normally emailed in late fall to all high school aged girls in the NGS database and will be posted on our website.

2. Grade 7/8/9 City Soccer

9th graders can play fall or spring soccer in the NGS City Program.

3. Referee

Trained referees and coaching assistants participate in our Junior, City and BAYS Travel Programs. Visit https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/resources/for-referees/ for more information.

4. High School Teams

Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams exist for Newton North HS, Newton South HS or Private High Schools. For Freshman, being involved in a fall sport is an excellent way for them to make an early connection with their new school before the start of the year.  

  • Newton North HS, Varsity Head Coach, Alicia Carrillo, alicia_carrillo@newton.k12.ma.us
  • Newton South HS, Varsity Head Coach, Doug McCarthy, dsmcc@verizon.net

5. Private Club Soccer

Private clubs can be based in one area, but have regional teams that practice in several locations. We recommend that you contact the girls director of the specific club to steer you in the right direction for May/June tryouts.  For more information check out the club websites listed below.

Additional Information When Considering Private Club Soccer

Those new to considering club soccer may want to think through the following questions as the programs are often expensive and require a significant time commitment. Speaking with other parents who have first hand experience with a particular organization can help too.

  • What other sports and activities would your daughter be juggling during high school?
  • What type of competition and commitment is she looking for?
  • Will your daughter be able to train during the winter and summer months?
  • How far are you willing to travel for games and practices?
  • HS coaches often encourage players to continue on a competitive team during winter and spring seasons. Is there a club that the coach recommends?

Sample of Club Soccer Programs

As a starting point, NGS players have gone on to play at a variety of levels at the clubs listed below: