Skills Development

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Newton Girls Soccer offers multiple ways for motivated girls to improve their soccer skills and become better players. The Skills Development (SD) Program was created expressly for this purpose. Girls in the SD Program get an extra hour of practice every week and player-focused training by the NGS Professional Coaching Staff. The curriculum used for the skills training sessions is age appropriate training centered around player development and enjoyment of the game:

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade FUN-damentals: Intro to soccer related games and activities!

3rd Grade – 5th Grade Technical Training: Dribbling & Turning with the Ball, Striking Technique for Passing and Shooting, 1v1 Beat the Defender Moves, Small Sided Games and more!

6th Grade – 8th Grade Advanced Technical Training: Ball Mastery, Passing & Receiving Techniques, 1v1 Attacking and Defending, Finishing on Goal plus other Principles of Attack and Defense!

3rd Grade – 8th Grade Goalkeeper Training: Handling, Shot Stopping, Footwork, Goalie Wars!

We strongly encourage all interested players to sign-up ASAP as spaces are limited so register here today and don’t miss out!  If a session is full, you can register for the wait list and will be contacted if a space opens.

**PLEASE NOTE, the schedule is subject to minor changes depending on registration numbers and coach availability.

The details:

  • Sessions will be held weekly and run for 1 hour, starting the week of April 8th.
  • SD Session fee $190
  • Goalkeeper Training is FREE
  • All players must wear a NGS Skills Development Jersey which can be ordered for new players for $19 through our online store.  To receive the shirt before the program starts, you must place your order two weeks before the start date.  If your daughter has a shirt from a previous skills development session, she can wear the same one.  You only need to purchase a new shirt if you don’t have one or if you want the new style.
  • NGS Director of Coaching Shaun McBrien or a member of his staff of experienced, professional coaches will coach all sessions.

SD Clinic Options:
Kindergarten & Grade 1, 2 – Tuesdays, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 3, 4 – Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 5, 6, 7, 8Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Goalkeeper Training:
Grades 3, 4 – Tuesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 – Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session Dates:
Tuesday SD Clinics: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11

Thursday SD Clinics: 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 *Make-up 6/13 (Session at 5/9 moved to Brown / Oak Hill)

Tuesday Goalkeeper Clinics: 4/30, 5/7, 6/4, 6/11

*Please Note: Clinic does not meet during April Vacation Week

Clinic Locations:
Tuesdays @ Highlands (32 Winchester St)

Thursdays @ Nahanton Park (507 Winchester St, enter via Dedham St)

Weather Cancellations:
Check for field closures at http://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/fields/ or by following @newtonfields on Twitter.

**IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE, the schedule and location are subject to minor changes depending on registration numbers, coach availability, and field assignments. If we change the session times, dates or location, registrants with a conflict may withdraw without paying a cancellation fee.**

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