Juniors: 1st Grade

Season Dates

The 2021 fall season starts on Saturday, September 11 and ends Saturday, November 13, 2021 (Make-up day: November 20).  Sessions are scheduled for the Saturday of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend (October 9). It is not a problem if your daughter must miss a few sessions this season. The program is designed to be very flexible.

Session Time

The NGS Juniors Grade 1 (J1) program meets on Saturdays for 75 minutes and takes place at 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts. The weekly match schedule is posted below and in your Positive Coaching Account (TPCA). Check the schedule each week for any changes.


Teams will be using A1 – A7 at the Highlands Field and Hamilton / Lower Falls Field.   Meet your team, parent volunteer coach, and professional coach at your assigned field a few minutes before your session begins.   The weekly field assignments are posted below and in your Postive Coaching Account (TPCA). Check the schedule each week for any changes.


Players are assigned to teams with parent coaches for organizational purposes and participate in the same session each week. We create teams with consideration for the session time and friend requests from each and every one.  Please understand that with more than 100 soccer players in the first grade and the need to balance the sessions, we can not always meet every request.

To find out your player’s assignment and view the team’s roster please visit http://try.thepositivecoachingapp.com/ngs to access your Positive Coaching Account (TPCA). Fall teams are announced in late August. Spring teams are announced in late March.

The following teams meet at 8:30 – 9:45 AM each Saturday:

  • Blow Pops
  • Crabby Patties
  • Double Bubble
  • Fireballs
  • Gummy Bears
  • Hot Tamales
  • Kit Kats
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Peppermint Patties
  • Twizzlers

The following teams meet at 10:00 – 11:15 AM each Saturday:

  • Lemonheads
  • M&Ms
  • Milky Way
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Ring Pops
  • Skittles
  • Smarties
  • Snickers
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Starburst
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Twix

What to Expect

Structure: Players engage in FUN warm-ups and soccer learning activities led by the NGS Professional Coaching Staff during the first half hour, then play small-sided (4v4) scrimmages for the remainder of the session. There are no goal keepers or scores in the J1 program. Unfortunately, this season we will not be ending each session with a shared snack time.

Coaching: NGS Coaching Guidelines K thru Grade 2

Key reminder: Please do not coach, direct or shout instructions to the girls from the sidelines.

What to bring / wear:

  • Soccer ball (size 3)
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • NGS Jersey
  • Shin-guards
  • Cleats

You can buy all the gear online at https://newtongirlssoccer.org/store/juniors-uniforms/.

Snacks: Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no shared snacks at practices, game half-times, or after games.

NGS Safety Policy: NGS has a strict NO JEWELRY policy. This means no earrings, no taped earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings. Players may not wear beads, barrettes or other hard/sharp items. Players may not participate with casts or splints of any kind. Remember to remove all jewelry at home so that it does not get lost on the field. Please do not ask for special permission and make it difficult for the coaches.

Weather Cancellations & Field Closures

For rainouts, check the NGS home page or fields page.  Field status is updated by 7am on Saturdays, but be sure to check just before your session time as conditions sometimes change.  You can also sign up for texts or tweets regarding field status by following @newtonfields.

Fall 2021 Grade 1 Match Schedule

  • Home team listed wears ORANGE jersey and supplies game ball.
  • Visiting team listed wears WHITE.

Session 1 - 8:30 AM

DateHome/Orange TeamAway/White TeamField #Field Name
9/11/2021Blow PopsHot Tamales1Highlands
Crabby PattiesKit Kats2Highlands
Double BubbleLaffy Taffy3Highlands
FireballsPeppermint Patties4Highlands
Gummy BearsTwizzlers5Highlands
9/18/2021Hot TamalesPeppermint Patties2Highlands
Crabby PattiesBlow Pops3Highlands
Laffy TaffyGummy Bears4Highlands
Double BubbleFireballs5Highlands
TwizzlersKit Kats6Highlands
9/25/2021Kit KatsPeppermint Patties1Highlands
FireballsGummy Bears3Highlands
Blow PopsTwizzlers4Highlands
Laffy TaffyHot Tamales5Highlands
Double BubbleCrabby Patties6Highlands
10/2/2021Peppermint PattiesTwizzlers2Highlands
Gummy BearsHot Tamales3Highlands
FireballsKit Kats4Highlands
Double BubbleBlow Pops5Highlands
Crabby PattiesLaffy Taffy6Highlands
10/9/2021FireballsCrabby Patties1Highlands
Peppermint PattiesDouble Bubble3Highlands
Blow PopsLaffy Taffy4Highlands
Kit KatsGummy Bears5Highlands
TwizzlersHot Tamales6Highlands
10/16/2021FireballsBlow Pops2Highlands
Laffy TaffyTwizzlers3Highlands
Kit KatsHot Tamales4Highlands
Double BubbleGummy Bears5Highlands
Crabby PattiesPeppermint Patties6Highlands
10/23/2021Laffy TaffyKit Kats1Highlands
Blow PopsPeppermint Patties3Highlands
Gummy BearsCrabby Patties4Highlands
Double BubbleHot Tamales5Highlands
10/30/2021Gummy BearsBlow Pops1Hamilton
Hot TamalesFireballs2Hamilton
Laffy TaffyPeppermint Patties3Hamilton
Crabby PattiesTwizzlers4Hamilton
Kit KatsDouble Bubble5Hamilton
11/6/2021Hot TamalesCrabby Patties1Hamilton
Peppermint PattiesGummy Bears2Hamilton
TwizzlersDouble Bubble3Hamilton
FireballsLaffy Taffy4Hamilton
Blow PopsKit Kats5Hamilton
11/20/2021Peppermint PattiesFire Balls1Hamilton
Hot TamalesBlow Pops2Hamilton
TwizzlersGummy Bears3Hamilton
Kit KatsCrabby Patties4Hamilton
Laffy TaffyDouble Bubble5Hamilton

Session 2 - 10:00 AM

DateHome/Orange TeamAway/White TeamField #Field Name
M&MsSour Patch Kids2Highlands
StarburstMilky Way3Highlands
Reeses PiecesSwedish Fish4Highlands
Ring PopsSweet Tarts5Highlands
SkittlesTootsie Rolls6Highlands
9/18/2021Sour Patch KidsReeses Pieces1Highlands
StarburstRing Pops2Highlands
SnickersSweet Tarts3Highlands
Swedish FishSmarties4Highlands
Milky WayLemonheads5Highlands
TwixTootsie Rolls7Highlands
9/25/2021Reeses PiecesSweet Tarts1Highlands
Ring PopsTwix3Highlands
Milky WaySwedish Fish5Highlands
LemonheadsSour Patch Kids6Highlands
Tootsie RollsStarburst7Highlands
Swedish FishTootsie Rolls4Highlands
Sour Patch KidsSweet Tarts5Highlands
SnickersReeses Pieces6Highlands
Milky WayRing Pops7Highlands
10/9/2021Sweet TartsSwedish Fish1Highlands
Sour Patch KidsSkittles3Highlands
SmartiesMilky Way4Highlands
Ring PopsSnickers5Highlands
Tootsie RollsM&Ms6Highlands
Reeses PiecesStarburst7Highlands
10/16/2021M&MsRing Pops1Highlands
Sweet TartsTootsie Rolls2Highlands
Swedish FishLemonheads4Highlands
TwixReeses Pieces5Highlands
SnickersSour Patch Kids6Highlands
SkittlesMilky Way7Highlands
10/23/2021Sweet TartsLemonheads1Highlands
Milky WayTwix2Highlands
Sour Patch KidsStarburst3Highlands
Swedish FishM&Ms4Highlands
SkittlesReeses Pieces6Highlands
Tootsie RollsRing Pops7Highlands
10/30/2021M&MsMilky Way1Hamilton
Ring PopsSour Patch Kids3Hamilton
Sweet TartsTwix5Hamilton
Reeses PiecesSwedish Fish6Hamilton
Tootsie RollsSmarties7Hamilton
11/6/2021Swedish FishSour Patch Kids1Hamilton
SmartiesRing Pops2Hamilton
Milky WaySweet Tarts3Hamilton
Tootsie RollsReeses Pieces5Hamilton
11/20/2021Reeses PiecesMilky Way1Hamilton
LemonheadsTootsie Rolls2Hamilton
TwixSwedish Fish4Hamilton
Sweet TartsSkittles5Hamilton
Ring PopsSnickers6Hamilton
Sour Patch KidsSmarties7Hamilton