Beyond Middle School

So what happens after U14 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. 

HS soccer is a fall only sport. However, both North and South have club-like teams that play in the GPS Spring HS League. For more information, contact the high school athletic departments at Newton North and Newton South and see below. 

  • 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

About Newton North High School Teams

From Alicia Carrillo, Varsity Head Coach at Newton North (NNHS):

Excitement about Tiger Soccer 2019 has begun! Exact times and sites for the 2019 pre-season will be determined in June. That information and more will be available at that time. Meanwhile, here’s some info folks need to know in order to plan ahead:

Pre-season begins Thursday, August 22, for varsity / junior varsity soccer at NNHS. These sessions are designed as 1) tryouts for v/jv teams and 2) preparation for the season. All sessions are mandatory for all players vying for spots on the v/jv rosters, including returning players.

It’s important to understand that decision-making about player placement begins on day one. For example, it’s possible for ninth-graders who attend the first v/jv tryout session(s) to be asked to return to train with the Grade 9 team on Monday, August 26. Decisions about players in grades 10-12 also occur throughout the tryout process.

All players must register with the NNHS Athletics Department via http://familyid.com/familyid.com. In addition, to complete registration, v/jv candidates must submit up-to-date health forms by Wednesday, August 21. Players who do not complete registration and/or have a current up to date physical by the deadline will not be able to try out until they have done so, decreasing their opportunity to be rostered.

For girls interested in playing solely on the Grade 9 team, training begins Monday, August 26. Registration must be completed prior to Monday. Players cannot participate in Grade 9 training until they have fully registered.

Most girls who hope to play soccer at NNHS attend the Newton Community Education’s high school clinic, August 19-21: https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=13253. While this skills and conditioning clinic is not mandatory, it is recommended for connecting with potential teammates and for reconnecting with the ball.

Questions about registration: donna_benoit@newton.k12.ma.us.
Questions about Tiger Soccer teams/tryouts: alicia_carrillo@newton.k12.ma.us.

Coaches Alicia Carrillo (varsity), Brian Rooney (varsity assistant), Rohan Thomas (junior varsity) and Howie Landau (Grade 9) look forward to a fun and competitive experience as we develop skills, tactics and Tiger Pride.

Go Tigers!

5. Private Club Soccer

A number of former NGS players now playing with FC Stars, FC Boston, NEFC, and GPS.

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: