Dear NGS families,

We share Newton’s playing fields with school sports teams. In fact, according to the way the city prioritizes field users, they have first rights to the fields we share.

That means that when there is a school sports practice or game on one of the fields we use, our teams must wait until the schools sports team has cleared the field before we start. NGS players should also not warm up close enough to a school sports practice or game that an errant ball might go onto their field.

The city has informed us that if there are too many conflicts between school sports and youth sports, the start times for youth sports access will be pushed back. This is obviously something we don’t want.

Thank you for your cooperation in this area. Good luck to all our teams this weekend.

Ralph Ranalli, NGS President