Juniors: 1st Grade

Season Dates

The 2022 spring season starts on Saturday, April 9 and ends Saturday, June 11, 2022.  Sessions are scheduled for the Saturdays around NPS Spring Vacation Week (April 16 & April 23) and Memorial Day Weekend (May 28). 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.

Location

Teams will be using fields 1 – 7 at 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.

Teams

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:

  • Blue Crabs
  • Cormorants
  • Dogfish
  • Dolphins
  • Giant Squid
  • Narwhals
  • Puffer Fish
  • Sharks
  • Starfish
  • Stingrays
  • Stripers
  • Swordfish

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

  • Blue Whales
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Fiddler Crabs
  • Jellyfish
  • Minnows
  • Moray Eels
  • Octopi
  • Orcas
  • Sea Turtles
  • Seagulls
  • SandPipers
  • Seahorses
  • Sea Otters

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.

Spring 2022 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
4/9/2022Blue CrabsSharks1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CormorantsStarfish2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DogfishStingrays3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsStripers4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Giant SquidSwordfish5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
NarwhalsPuffer Fish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/16/2022StarfishNarwhals1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysBlue Crabs2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StripersCormorants3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SwordfishDogfish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Puffer FishDolphins5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SharksGiant Squid6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/23/2022Giant SquidStingrays1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
NarwhalsStripers2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue CrabsSwordfish3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CormorantsPuffer Fish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DogfishSharks5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsStarfish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/30/2022StripersDogfish1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SwordfishDolphins2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Puffer FishGiant Squid3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SharksNarwhals4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StarfishBlue Crabs5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysCormorants6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/7/2022CormorantsSwordfish1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DogfishPuffer Fish2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsSharks3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Giant SquidStarfish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
NarwhalsStingrays5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue CrabsStripers6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/14/2022Puffer FishBlue Crabs1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SharksCormorants2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StarfishDogfish3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysDolphins4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StripersGiant Squid5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SwordfishNarwhals6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/21/2022CormorantsGiant Squid1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DogfishNarwhals2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsBlue Crabs3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysPuffer Fish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StripersSharks5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SwordfishStarfish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/28/2022Puffer FishSwordfish1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SharksStingrays2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StarfishStripers3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Giant SquidDogfish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
NarwhalsDolphins5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue CrabsCormorants6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
6/4/2022StripersPuffer Fish1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SwordfishSharks2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysStarfish3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DogfishBlue Crabs4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsGiant Squid5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CormorantsNarwhals6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
6/11/2022Puffer FishSharks1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CormorantsDogfish2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
DolphinsStarfish3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
StingraysStripers4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Giant SquidNarwhals5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue CrabsSwordfish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field

Session 2 - 10:00 AM

Week #Home/Orange TeamAway/White TeamField #Field Name
4/9/2022Blue WhalesOctopi1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishOrcas2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CatfishSea Turtles3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Fiddler CrabsSeagulls4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
JellyfishSandpipers5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
MinnowsSeahorses6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Moray EelsSea Otters7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/16/2022Sea OttersBluefish1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OctopiCatfish2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OrcasFiddler Crabs3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea TurtlesJellyfish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeagullsMinnows5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SandpipersMoray Eels6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeahorsesBlue Whales7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/23/2022CatfishSeahorses1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Fiddler CrabsSea Otters2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
JellyfishOctopi3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
MinnowsOrcas4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Moray EelsSea Turtles5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue WhalesSeagulls6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishSandpipers7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
4/30/2022SandpipersFiddler Crabs1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeahorsesJellyfish2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea OttersMinnows3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OctopiMoray Eels4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OrcasBlue Whales5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea TurtlesBluefish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeagullsCatfish7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/7/2022JellyfishSeagulls1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
MinnowsSandpipers2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Moray EelsSeahorses3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue WhalesSea Otters4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishOctopi5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CatfishOrcas6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Fiddler CrabsSea Turtles7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/14/2022Sea TurtlesMinnows1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeagullsMoray Eels2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SandpipersBlue Whales3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeahorsesBluefish4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea OttersCatfish5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OctopiFiddler Crabs6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OrcasJellyfish7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/21/2022Moray EelsOrcas1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue WhalesSea Turtles2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishSeagulls3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CatfishSandpipers4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Fiddler CrabsSeahorses5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
JellyfishSea Otters6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
MinnowsOctopi7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
5/28/2022SeagullsOctopi1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SandpipersOrcas2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeahorsesSea Turtles3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Blue WhalesFiddler Crabs4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishJellyfish5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
CatfishMinnows6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea OttersMoray Eels7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
6/4/2022OrcasSea Otters1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea TurtlesSeagulls2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
OctopiSandpipers3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
MinnowsSeahorses4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Fiddler CrabsCatfish5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Moray EelsBluefish6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
JellyfishBlue Whales7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
6/11/2022CatfishMinnows1Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
JellyfishFiddler Crabs2Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
BluefishBlue Whales3Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SandpipersMoray Eels4Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeahorsesOctopi5Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
Sea OttersOrcas6Hamilton / Lower Falls Field
SeagullsSea Turtles7Hamilton / Lower Falls Field