NGS Academy Key Elements and 2021 – 2022 Details

Key Elements and Philosophy of the Program

NGS Academy combines the best aspects of professionally coached club soccer with the unique strengths of Newton Girls Soccer, including:

  • Highly qualified, experienced coaches lead all practices and coach all games
  • An aim to strike a healthy balance for our young multi-talented athletes and actively address issues such as burnout and overuse injuries
  • Practices and home games in Newton
  • Focus on four pillars of player development: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological with the aim to maximize a player’s full potential
  • Emphasis on girl-centric and positive coaching
  • Academy Teams follow the ‘Play the NGS Way’ club style of play along with specific age group curriculum to create a positive and competitive playing environment
  • Practices are coordinated with NGS Travel team practice schedules to minimize conflicts
  • Supplemental specialized skills clinics enhance and challenge our players’ development
  • Comprehensive player evaluations allow coaches and players to set goals and improve player progress
  • Professional goalkeeper training offered for those interested in playing in the goalie position
  • Monthly Newsletter and our Academy Instagram celebrate our Academy teams and share pertinent program information

2021 – 2022 Coaching Assignments

2021 – 2022 Program Details

 Academy TeamsDevelopment Teams
OverviewAcademy Teams offer our highest skilled players professional training as well as an opportunity to play competitive club games on Sundays. We offer winter training, scrimmages, supplemental skills sessions, and futsal, if possible. Development Teams primarily offer a “training only” experience for some of our highest skilled players. We offer winter training, scrimmages, supplemental skills sessions, and futsal, if possible.
EligibilityThe highest skilled and ranked players are invited to participate based on NGS Travel Assessment results, along with evaluations by the NGS Director of Coaching and the NGS professional coaching staff.

There are no separate tryouts for this program.

Must also be on a NGS travel team.
Highly skilled players are invited to participate based on NGS Travel Assessment results, along with evaluations by the NGS Director of Coaching and the NGS professional coaching staff. This program is ideal for players who may not have been invited to play on an Academy team OR prefer not to play Sunday games.

There are no separate tryouts for this program.

Must also be on a NGS travel team.
AgeU11 - U15

One or two teams per age group.
U10 - U15

Teams formed based on interest.
Fee$1,825

Fee includes 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching, league fees, supplemental skills sessions, the Techne Futbol App, winter futsal, and 2 tournaments.

May be paid in installments.
$725

Fee includes 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring) of professional coaching, supplemental skills sessions, the Techne Futbol App, and winter futsal.

May be paid in installments.
CommitmentThis program caters to players who are highly committed to making soccer a priority for fall, winter, and spring seasons. Participants must attend a minimum of 75% of practices, games, and tournaments (including Memorial Day weekend) in addition to their NGS Travel team activities.

Our Academy spots are in high demand and our coaches stress player dedication to maximize player development and build a successful team experience. If you are not able to make a practice or game, you are expected to communicate this to the coach in a timely manner.

By committing to this team, our players agree that they will not train or play games with another club without permission from NGS and the Academy Program. As a policy, we discourage our players from participating in outside private club soccer or futsal training sessions, games, or events. In some instances, participation in nonconflicting events may be allowed, but each family must seek permission from the player's Academy coach BEFORE doing so.

Per US Club Soccer regulations, no player may be registered on two US Club Soccer Member Clubs at the same time.
This program caters to players who are highly committed to making soccer a priority for fall, winter, and spring seasons. Participants must attend a minimum of 75% of practices and futsal games, in addition to their NGS Travel team activities.

Our Academy spots are in high demand and our coaches stress player dedication to maximize player development and build a successful team experience. If you are not able to make a practice or game, you are expected to communicate this to the coach in a timely manner.

By committing to this team, our players agree that they will not train or play games with another club without permission from NGS and the Academy Program. As a policy, we discourage our players from participating in outside private club soccer or futsal training sessions, games, or events. In some instances, participation in nonconflicting events may be allowed, but each family must seek permission from the player's Academy coach BEFORE doing so.

Per US Club Soccer regulations, no player may be registered on two US Club Soccer Member Clubs at the same time.
PracticesFall and Spring -
One 90-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter -
One 75-minute indoor session
Fall and Spring -
One 60- or 75-minute session on Wednesdays

Winter -
One 75-minute indoor session
GamesTeams participate in NECSL in the fall and spring. Games are on Sundays and
are usually under an hour away.

Winter scrimmages and futsal games at nearby locations on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the league.
No games spring or fall. The Development teams are “training only” for fall and spring.

In the winter, scrimmages and futsal games are held at nearby locations on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the league.
TournamentsMost teams will participate in two tournaments, including a Memorial Day Weekend tournament.No tournaments are currently planned.
UniformA new NEFC game uniform is required for the 2021-2022 season. Game Uniform consists of a “home” jersey, an “away” jersey, shorts, and socks. Jerseys include both the Newton Academy and NEFC logos. Uniforms are not included in the program fee. The game kit costs $153 (after NEFC discount) and is purchased through WeGotSoccer.

Practice uniform consists of a navy jersey, shorts, and sky-blue socks. The practice bundle costs $72 and is purchased through the NGS Store.

Training suits and soccer bags are optional.
Practice uniform consists of a navy jersey, shorts, and sky-blue socks. The practice bundle costs $72 and is purchased through the NGS Store.

Training suits and soccer bags are optional.
RefundsRegistrants of the Academy and Development Academy programs are NOT eligible for refunds. Only register if you are 100% committed. There are two exceptions to our refund policy:

• Registrants may receive a pro-rated refund of applicable registration fees if a season is entirely cancelled due to league cancellations, school closures or other unforeseen circumstances. NGS Academy is a three-season program: fall, winter, and spring. Each season is valued at approximately 1/3 of the annual registration fee. Refunds will be reviewed and approved by the NGS Board of Directors and will be set at a level appropriate to the circumstances.

• If a player has a season-ending injury, she may receive a pro-rated refund. You must notify your coach and submit a note from a doctor to the registrar within two weeks of the injury.
ScholarshipsTo apply for financial assistance for the Academy program, complete an application form (http://newtongirlssoccer.org/fees/) after you receive the invitation to join the academy. If financial assistance is approved, we will send you registration instructions via email.