Juniors: 2nd Grade

Season Dates

The 2022 fall season starts on Saturday, September 10 and ends Saturday, November 12, 2022.  Sessions are scheduled for Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend (Saturday, October 8).

Game Time & Location

The NGS Grade 2 Program (J2) games are held on Saturdays at Brown/Oak Hill Fields at 1:00 pm and 2:20 pm. (Click on link for field map.)  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to kickoff. The weekly match schedule is posted in TeamSnap. Check the schedule each week for any changes.

  • Home team listed wears ORANGE jersey and supplies game ball.
  • Visiting team listed wears WHITE.

Practice Time & Location

Teams will practice once per week starting the week of September 5.  Practice time and location are determined after teams are announced and will depend on field and coach availability. You may indicate your availability when you register. After teams are announced, coaches will reach out to families to discuss practice. Most J2 teams practice at a local elementary school field.

Teams

Players are assigned to teams with parent coaches. Fall teams are announced in late August. Spring teams are announced in late March. NGS uses TeamSnap for communication and scheduling.

The following teams play matches on Saturdays at 1:00 PM:

  • AlleyCats
  • Cougars
  • DareDevils
  • Energizers
  • Goalbusters
  • LadyBirds
  • LadyHawks
  • MightyDucks
  • Strikers
  • SuperCrews
  • Timberwolves
  • Valkyries

The following teams play matches on Saturdays at 2:20 PM:

  • Amigos
  • BarnStormers
  • BlackJacks
  • BlueJays
  • Cheetahs
  • Crackerjacks
  • GreatGliders
  • Mavericks
  • Stallions
  • Thunderbolts
  • ThunderWolves
  • Unicorns

What to Expect

Game Format: Format is 4v4 with no goal keepers. Scrimmages are four 10-minute halves with a 2-minute break after the 1st quarter, a 5-minute half-time, and a 2-minute break after the 3rd quarter.

Coaching: NGS Coaching Guidelines K thru Grade 2

Key reminder: Please do not coach, direct or shout instructions to the girls from the sidelines.

What to bring / wear:

  • Soccer ball (size 3)
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • NGS Jersey
  • NGS Pinnie (provided by NGS)
  • Shin-guards
  • Cleats

You can buy all the gear online at https://newtongirlssoccer.org/store/juniors-uniforms/.

NGS Safety Policy: NGS has a strict NO JEWELRY policy. This means no earrings, no taped earrings, bracelets, necklaces or rings. Players may not wear beads, barrettes or other hard/sharp items. Players may not participate with casts or splints of any kind. Remember to remove all jewelry at home so that it does not get lost on the field. Please do not ask for special permission and make it difficult for the coaches.

Weather Cancellations & Field Closures

For rainouts, check the NGS home page or fields page.  Field status is updated by 7am on Saturdays, but be sure to check just before your session time as conditions sometimes change.  You can also sign up for texts or tweets regarding field status by following @newtonfields.