Juniors: 2nd Grade

Season Dates

The 2021 spring season starts on Saturday, April 10 and ends Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Sessions are scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend (May 29).

Game Time & Location

The NGS Grade 2 Program (J2) games are held on Saturdays at Highlands Fields (A1-A4) at 1:00 pm and 2:20 pm.   Please arrive 15 minutes prior to kickoff. The weekly match schedule and field assignments are posted below and in your Postive Coaching Account (TPCA). Check the schedule each week for any changes.

Practice Time & Location

Teams will practice once per week.  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. To find out your player’s assignment and view the team’s roster please visit http://try.thepositivecoachingapp.com/ngs to access your Positive Coaching Account (TPCA). Fall teams are announced in late August. Spring teams are announced in late March.

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
  • Mask
  • NGS Jersey
  • NGS Pinnie
  • Shin-guards
  • Cleats

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

Snacks: No shared snacks in spring 2021.

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.

Spring 2021 Grade 2 Match Schedule COMING SOON

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