City: 7th/8th/9th Grades

Season Dates

The 2023 spring season starts on Saturday, April 8 and ends Saturday, June 10.  Our season opener falls on a holiday weekend this spring. Schools may not be in session on Friday, April 7 and some participants may be observing Passover or Easter that weekend. Please take a minute to read our holiday policy. Sessions will be held during the Saturdays around NPS spring vacation and Memorial Day (April 15, April 22, and May 27).

Game Time & Location

The NGS Grade 7/8/9 City in-town matches are held on Saturdays at 4:30 PM at Fessenden (Field A/The Class of 1985 Field and Field B/The Kumin-Loring Field). Each season a few games are also played versus Brookline.

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 Times & Location

Teams will practice once per week beginning the week of April 3.  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.


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 11v11 with goal keepers. Games are 35-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time. Click here for City 7/8/9 Guidelines.

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

What to bring / wear:

  • Soccer ball (size 5)
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • NGS Jersey
  • NGS Pinnie
  • Shin-guards
  • Cleats
  • Goalie Gloves

You can buy all the gear online at

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.