Skills Development

Fall 2016 Skills Development Schedule


Newton Girls Soccer offers multiple ways for motivated girls to improve their soccer skills and become better players. The Skills Development 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 SD Program is open to all players in K through Grade 8 and as sessions offering grade and age appropriate tactical training and skills development, as well as specialty clinics for players interested in improving specific aspects of their game. Click here for an Overview of NGS Programs.

Skills: The Curriculum used for the Skills Training Sessions is centered around player development and enjoyment of the game. We as a club aim to develop skilled, confident and creative soccer players in a FUN, positive learning environment teaching them all aspects of the game based on the four pillars of players development (Technical, Tactical, Physical & Psychological skills) Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual player in the session and will cover topics such as Ball Mastery, passing & receiving, 1v1 attack & defense, speed, finishing and small sided games.

We strongly encourage all interested players to sign-up ASAP as spaces are limited so register here today and don’t miss out!

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

– Sessions will begin the week of September 12, 2016 and end the week of November 7, 2016. Sessions WILL NOT MEET on Monday, October 10, 2016 (Columbus Day).  Sessions WILL MEET on Friday, November 11, 2016 (Veteran’s Day).
– Sessions will be held weekly and run for 1 hour.
– Times/locations may change slightly as coach schedules and field assignments solidify.  If that happens, we will give you advance notice and the opportunity to withdraw without penalty if the change doesn’t work for you.
– The fee for the sessions is $135.00.
– All players must wear their maroon NGS Skills Development Jersey which can be ordered for new players for an additional $15.  If you didn’t order a jersey when you registered, please email
– NGS Director of Coaching Shaun McBrien or a member of his staff of experienced, professional coaches will coach all sessions.

Clinic Options:

  • Grade K-1 Skills Development – Thursdays 4:00pm @ Albemarle (Sessions for this age group begin on 9/22/16)
  • Grade 2-3 Skills Development – Mondays 4:00pm @ Albemarle
  • Grade 2-3 Skills Development – Wednesdays 4:00pm @ Albemarle
  • Grade 3-8 Strikers Clinic – Mondays 4:15pm-5:30pm @ Weeks with Coach Rick Sewall (Field J, Paul Street)
  • Grade 4-8 Skills Development – Fridays 4:00pm @ Albemarle
  • Grade 6-8 Goalkeeper Clinic – Wednesdays 5-6:15pm @ Albemarle with Coach Vasili
  • Grade 3-5 Goalkeeper Clinic – Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm @ Albemarle with Coach Vasili
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