Academy

Newton Girls Soccer is delighted to announce details for the 2019-2020 Academy Soccer Season

Coaching Assignments for the 2019-2020 Soccer Season

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. 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. Our Academy teams (not Development teams) also participate in club games every Sunday (fall & spring) in the Northeast Soccer League www.nslsoccer.org.

Northeast Soccer League (NSL)

NSL provides a great competitive environment for our club. The league consists of levels of play from development to regional elite leagues and offers a pathway for players to excel with opportunities to play and participate at State Cup, Olympic Development Program and id2 Training camps. Shaun McBrien, our NGS DOC, sits on the NSL Advisory Board.

The NSL has recently joined US Club Soccer and this collaboration has a clear mission and follows the model, Players First, which is a holistic club soccer experience that focuses on the full potential of the individual player and is anchored by the five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement and Education, Player Health and Safety.

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
  • 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

NGS Academy and Development Academy Details





Academy Teams





Development Teams


Overview






Academy 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.


Eligibility









The highest skilled and ranked players are invited to participate based on NGS Assessment results, 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, 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 NSL games. *There are no separate tryouts for this program.


Age




U11 – U15
One or two teams per age group.



U10 – U15
Teams formed based on interest.



Commitment



















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 tournaments in addition to their NGS Travel team. This will include a Memorial Day Weekend tournament. 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 Academy Players are also agreeing that they will not train or play games with another soccer or futsal club outside of NGS and the Academy Program.
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. 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 Academy Players are also agreeing that they will not train or play games with another soccer or futsal club outside of NGS and the Academy Program.

Practices






Fall and Spring –
One 90-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter –
One 75-minute indoor session



Fall and Spring –
One 90-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter –
One 75-minute indoor session

Games





Teams participate in the Northeast Soccer League 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 or Sundays.


Tournaments




Most teams will participate in at least 2 tournaments, including Memorial Day Weekend.

Teams will participate in one winter Futsal tournament based on interest.

Uniform







Consists of a sky blue “home” and navy blue “away” jersey, shorts and socks. Training suits and soccer bags are optional. Uniforms are not included in the
fee and are purchased through the NGS Store.

Consists of a navy blue jersey, shorts and socks. Training suits and soccer bags are optional. Uniforms are not included in the fee and can be purchased through the NGS Store.

Fee







$1,700 – three seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching, league fees, winter futsal and two tournaments are included. Payment plans are available.


$685 – three seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching and two sessions of winter futsal. Payment plans are available.



Refunds








Registrants are NOT eligible for refunds, except
in the case of a season-ending injury. If a
player has a season-ending injury, she may receive
a pro-rated refund. A note from a doctor must be submitted within two weeks of the injury. Only register if you are 100% committed.



Registrants are NOT eligible for refunds, except in the case of a season-ending injury. If a player has a season-ending injury, she may receive a pro-rated refund. A note from a doctor must be submitted within two weeks of the injury. Only register if you are 100% committed.


Scholarships









To 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.





To 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.