Small Group Training

NGS is excited to announce that we are now offering Small Group Training to players in grades 3 – 8.

The Small Group Training program – led by Coach Shaun McBrien and Coach Taylor Beckingham – will run for 4 weeks. Each session is 45 mins and will center around technical skills and FUN fitness training exercises within a no-contact environment. All participants, guardians, and coaches will be required to follow CDC and MA safety guidelines, including using their own ball and staying 6 feet apart.  Please carefully read the details below before registering. 

Session Details:

Participants should register for the session for their current grade.

Tuesdays – 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4 @ Brown / Oak Hill 

4:00 – 4:45 pm – Grade 3/4

5:00 – 5:45 pm – Grade 5/6

6:00 – 6:45 pm – Grade 7/8

Wednesdays – 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 @ Weeks (Tennis Courts side)

4:00 – 4:45 pm – Grade 3/4

5:00 – 5:45 pm – Grade 5/6

6:00 – 6:45 pm – Grade 7/8

Session Fee:

$100

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

To ensure the safety of our players and coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants must follow MYSA phase 2 safety guidelines. When registering, all parents must acknowledge having read the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association COVID-19 Return to Soccer Activities Guidelines (CLICK HERE to download PDF.)

Note: MYSA requires that you sign their waiver when you register for NGS programs. Three versions of the same waiver automatically load on our registration forms and cannot be removed. All need to be signed, but the most recent version is the one that you should read: PLAYER PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION AGREEMENT – 06.10.2020

Based on these guidelines, we are enforcing the following safety measures throughout the program:

Players and coaches must be in good health.

  • Participants must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and must have not been exposed to someone that has been ill in 14 days.
  • Parents are responsible for taking their daughters temperatures before arriving at the session.  Coaches may not take player temperatures.
  • If the athlete has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return to training until they are cleared by a healthcare provider. A doctor’s note must be provided.
  • Players at high risk for developing severe illness should not participate in this program.

Participants, guardians and coaches will limit direct contact.

  • Parents/Guardians may drop off, remain in their vehicle, or stay six feet apart in the parking area. Parents are not to carpool or congregate near the practice area.  Face coverings must be worn whenever within 6 feet of others.
  • Incoming players should not enter the field until players from the earlier session have left the area.  Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before the session.
  • Players must wear masks when arriving and leaving a session or when they are unable to maintain a physical distance from others.  They are not required to wear face coverings during soccer activities.
  • Coaches must wear a mask.
  • Hands should be washed before arriving on the field.  Once at the field, soap and water will not be available, so participants should have access to their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Handshakes, high 5’s, fist or elbow bumps and other physical contact are not allowed between player and coach or player and player.
  • Players and coaches must practice good respiratory etiquette.  Spitting is not allowed.  Everyone must cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of their elbow. 
  • Players must bring their own water bottle. Sharing of food or beverages is not allowed.
  • If a parent needs to talk with a coach, they should email to set up a time to talk on the phone.

Soccer activities and training practices have been adapted.

  • Sharing of equipment is not allowed.  Each player must bring and use their own ball at every session. Players must not touch other player’s belongings with their hands. 
  • Players must not touch the coach’s equipment, such as cones.  We will not be using pinnies.
  • All soccer activities and training exercises will be no-contact. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will be maintained.
  • A maximum number of 10 players and a coach will share half the field. Another group of 10 players and a coach may share the other half of the field, remaining at least 20 feet away. 
  • Coaches and players will remain in the same groupings for all sessions.
  • Possible session plans and layouts can be found at https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/physical-distancing-session-plans/.
  • In the event that a coach has to touch a player due to injury, they will put on gloves.

Post-session safety and sanitation practices are essential.

  • All participants are responsible for picking up and bringing home their own waste and belongings.  NGS will not maintain a lost and found.
  • All participants must clean and disinfect their own equipment and launder all clothing worn during the practice session.
  • Coaches will take attendance at all sessions in case someone contracts the coronavirus and a trace is needed. If someone who has signed up for a clinic contracts the virus they must inform the coach ASAP. The NGS COVID-19 safety officer will report the case to the local department of health. Depending on the situation, we may need to shut that specific clinic down and ask participants to quarantine for 14 days.
  • At the end of each week, NGS will send a follow-up email to check in on players and remind parents to report any COVID-19 related incidents that their daughter might have been involved in.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Players may receive a prorated refund of Small Group Training registration fees ($25 per missed session) only in the following circumstances:

  1. The player is ill or injured.
  2. NGS cancels the program due to change in social distancing requirements or other unforeseen circumstances.

Weather Cancellations: 

Please review our weather policy.

Refunds are not issued for weather cancellations, but we will do our best to reschedule any sessions that are impacted by inclement weather.

Check for field closures at http://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/fields/ or by following @newtonfields on Twitter.

What to bring:

Players MUST bring their own

  • Soccer ball
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mask

What to wear:

Players are asked to wear appropriate soccer attire, (shin guards not required) and cleats, and to wear a mask when arriving and leaving the field or when within 6 feet of another person.

Jewelry Policy:

Players may not wear jewelry during practices or games. This includes, but is not limited to bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, beads, barrettes and other hard or sharp items. Newly pierced ears may not be taped. Earrings must be removed. Players may not participate with casts or splints of any kind. If a player refuses or is unable to remove the prohibited item, she will be asked to sit on the sidelines and may not participate in the soccer activity. There are no exceptions to this rule for the safety of all our players.

Bathrooms:

We will not have port-a-potties on the field.  Players are strongly encouraged to use the bathroom before they arrive at the session.

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