Skills Development

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.

Spring 2022 NGS Goalkeeper Clinic Details

The spring 2022 Goalkeeper Clinics are full. Registration is waitlist only.

6:15 – 7:30 pm

Brown / Oak Hill Middle Schools Soccer Complex, 9 v 9 Field on Wheeler Rd

Grades 3 – 5: Thursdays, April 7, 21; May 19; June 2
Grades 6 – 8: Thursdays, April 14, 28; May 26; June 9

FREE – However, registration is required and limited to 10 players per session. Please sign up only if you are able to attend all the sessions for the age group.

Sessions will be run by Pro Trainer Kate Connolly.

Players need to bring a soccer ball, GK gloves, and water to practices. 

2022 – 2023 Skills Development Details

We are not running a Skills Development Program in spring 2022. We hope to bring back the program in fall 2022.

  • NGS Director of Coaching Shaun McBrien or a member of his staff of experienced, professional coaches will coach all sessions.
  • 8 sessions will be held each season.
  • Groups meet once per week for one hour.
  • 2022 – 2023 Fees: $215 for fall, $295 for winter, $215 for spring.
  • 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.

**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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