Juniors: 2nd Grade

Season Dates

Fall 2023

The 2023 fall season starts on Saturday, September 9 and ends on Saturday, November 11. Sessions are held on the Saturdays around holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day. Please take a minute to read our holiday policy. It is not a problem if your daughter must miss a few sessions this season. The program is designed to be very flexible.

Spring 2024

The 2024 spring season starts on Saturday, April 6 and ends Saturday, June 8.  Sessions will be held during the Saturdays around NPS spring vacation and Memorial Day (April 13, April 20, and May 25).

Game Time & Location

The NGS Grade 2 Program (J2) games are held on Saturday afternoons. Game times and fields may change from season to season. In fall 2023, teams play at Brown/Oak Hill Fields at 1:00 pm and 2:20 pm. (Click on link for field map.)  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to kickoff. The weekly match schedule is posted in TeamSnap just before the season starts. 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 and may start the week leading up to the season opener.  Practice time and location are determined after teams are announced and will depend on field and coach availability. After teams are announced, coaches will reach out to families to discuss practice. Most J2 teams practice at a local elementary school field.


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.

What to Expect

Game Format: Format is 5v5 with goal keepers. Games are four 12-minute quarters with a 2 min break at each intermission and are officiated by NGS referees-in-training. There is no scorekeeping.

Coaching: NGS Coaching Guidelines 5v5 – 2nd Grade

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.