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About the NGS Academy

The Academy Program is an invitation-only, year-round program (fall, winter & spring) for those girls seeking an additional competitive challenge and a developmental soccer experience beyond their NGS Travel Team. All Academy players must also participate on an NGS Travel team. We have two levels of involvement, Academy teams and Development Academy teams.  Both levels are professionally coached, train as a team once a week (in addition to their Travel team practices) and play weekend Futsal games in the winter months.  With our newly formed strategic partnership with New England Futbol Club (NEFC), our Academy teams (not Development teams) will also participate in club games every Sunday (fall & spring) in New England Premiership.

New England Futbol Club (NEFC)

Our new partner, NEFC or New England Futbol Club, is a premier soccer club which develops youth soccer players, ages 6-21 with training locations throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. NEFC trains over 3000 youth players and competes in competitive, local and national leagues. NEFC also provides tournaments, player and coach education and college-placement resources for players.

New England Premiership (NEP)

The New England Premiership league has the best competition for our teams in New England. A supporter of US Soccer and US Club Soccer, the league focus is to provide excellent player development. Participation is limited to clubs who require standards for coaches, facilities, and referees. The league consists of various competitive levels including NPL, Premiership, Championship and League divisions.

NGS Academy Overview

NGS Academy combines the best aspects of professionally coached club soccer with the unique strengths of Newton Girls Soccer, including:

  • Highly-qualified, experienced coaches lead all practices and coach all games
  • An aim to strike a healthy balance for our young multi-talented athletes and actively address issues such as burnout and overuse injuries
  • Practices and home games in Newton
  • Focus on four pillars of player development: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological with the aim to maximize a player’s full potential
  • Emphasis on girl-centric and positive coaching
  • Academy Teams follow the ‘Play the NGS Way’ club style of play along with specific age group curriculum to create a positive and competitive playing environment
  • Practices coordinated with NGS Travel team practice schedules to minimize conflicts
  • Supplemental specialized skills clinics enhance and challenge our players’ development
  • Comprehensive player evaluations allow coaches and players to set goals and improve player progress
  • Professional goalkeeper training offered for those interested in playing in the goalie position
  • Monthly Newsletter and our Academy Instagram celebrates our Academy teams and shares pertinent program information

Coaching Assignments for the 2020-2021 Soccer Season

NGS Academy and Development Academy Details

 Academy TeamsDevelopment Teams
OverviewAcademy Teams offer our highest skilled players professional training as well as an opportunity to play competitive club games on Sundays. We offer Futsal games in the winter.Development Teams primarily offer a “training only” experience for some of our highest skilled players. We offer Futsal games in the winter.
EligibilityThe highest skilled and ranked players are invited to participate based on NGS Assessment results (not possible for spring 2020), along with coaching evaluations by Academy, the NGS Director of Coaching and the NGS professional coaching staff.

There are no separate tryouts for this program.
Highly skilled players are invited to participate based on NGS Assessment results (not possible for spring 2020), along with coaching evaluations by Academy, the NGS Director of Coaching and the NGS professional coaching staff. The Development program is ideal for players who may not have been invited to play on an Academy team OR have elected not to participate in Sunday NEP games.

There are no separate tryouts for this program.
AgeU11 - U15
One or two teams per age group.
U10 - U15
Teams formed based on interest.
CommitmentThis program caters to players who are highly committed to making soccer a priority for fall, winter and spring seasons and participants will attend a minimum of 75% of practices, games and tournaments (including Memorial Day weekend) in addition to their NGS Travel team. All Academy players must also participate on an NGS Travel team.

Our Academy spots are in high demand and our coaches stress player dedication to maximize player development and build a successful team experience. If you are not able to make a practice or game, you are expected to communicate this to the coach in a timely manner.

By committing to this team, our players agree that they will not train or play games with another club without permission from NGS and the Academy Program. As a policy, we discourage our players from participating in outside private club soccer or futsal training sessions, games or events. In some instances, participation in non-conflicting events may be allowed, but each family must seek permission from the player's Academy coach BEFORE doing so.

Per US Club Soccer regulations, no player may be registered on two US Club Soccer Member Clubs at the same time.
This program caters to players who are highly committed to making soccer a priority for fall, winter and spring seasons and participants will attend a minimum of 75% of practices, games and one winter Futsal tournament in addition to their NGS Travel team. All Academy players must also participate on an NGS Travel team.

Our Academy spots are in high demand and our coaches stress player dedication to maximize player development and build a successful team experience. If you are not able to make a practice or game, you are expected to communicate this to the coach in a timely manner.

By committing to this team, our players agree that they will not train or play games with another club without permission from NGS and the Academy Program. As a policy, we discourage our players from participating in outside private club soccer or futsal training sessions, games or events. In some instances, participation in non-conflicting events may be allowed, but each family must seek permission from the player's Academy coach BEFORE doing so.

Per US Club Soccer regulations, no player may be registered on two US Club Soccer Member Clubs at the same time.
PracticesFall and Spring -
One 90-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter -
One 75-minute indoor session
Fall and Spring -
One 75-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter -
One 75-minute indoor session
GamesTeams participate in the New England Premiership in the fall and spring. Games are on Sundays and are usually under an hour away. Winter Futsal games at nearby locations on Saturdays or Sundays.No games spring or fall. The Development teams are “training only” for fall and spring. In the winter, Futsal games are held at nearby locations on Saturdays.
TournamentsMost teams will participate in one futsal tournament and a Memorial Day Weekend tournament.Teams will participate in one winter Futsal tournament based on interest.
UniformGame Uniform consists of a “home” jersey, an “away” jersey, shorts and socks. Jerseys include both the Newton Academy and NEFC logos. Uniforms are not included in the program fee. The game kit costs $135 and is purchased through WeGotSoccer.

Practice Uniform consists of a navy blue jersey, shorts and socks. The practice bundle costs $74 and is purchased through the NGS Store.

Training suits and soccer bags are optional.
Consists of a navy jersey, navy shorts and sky blue socks. Uniforms are not included in the program fee . The practice bundle costs $74 and is purchased through the NGS Store.

Training suits and soccer bags are optional.
Fee$1,700 - 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching, league fees, winter futsal and 2 tournaments are included. Payment plans are available.$685 - 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching and 2 sessions of winter futsal. Payment plans are available.
RefundsRegistrants of the Academy and Development Academy programs are NOT eligible for refunds. Only register if you are 100% committed. There are two exceptions to our refund policy.
• For 2020-2021, given the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak, registrants will receive a refund of applicable registration fees if a season is entirely cancelled due to social distancing measures, league cancellations, or school closures. The academy is a three-season program: fall, winter, and spring. Each season is valued at approximately 33% of the annual registration fee.
• If a player has a season-ending injury, she may receive a pro-rated refund. You must notify your coach and submit a note from a doctor to the registrar within two weeks of the injury.
ScholarshipsTo apply for financial assistance, complete an application form (http://newtongirlssoccer.org/fees/) after you receive the invitation to join the academy. If financial assistance is approved, we will send you registration instructions via email.