Category Archives: Sports

What’s Happening at the Y

Free Summer Saturdays – Try the Y for free every Saturday this summer! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and your guest fee will be waived.

Summer Membership at the Y – Perfect for college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership that automatically expires on August 31st. $150 for an individual or $275 for a family (1 or 2 adults plus all children under age 26). Cost is prorated for anyone signing up after June 1st. For more information about summer memberships, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050.

Summer Food Service Program – June 24th – August 16th – The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 pm at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for All Ages – It is never too early or too late to learn to swim. Swimming is a lifelong skill that is crucial for both kids and adults. Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes. The Y offers options and session dates for every schedule, including lessons once per week, twice per week, or daily Monday-Friday. Learn more by calling 617-244-6050 ext. 3650 or email Amanda Pierce at Amandap@wsymca.org.

Summer Creative Arts Programs – Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts programs at the Y, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist. Get a little messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in our Summer Rock Band program for ages 8+ or sing out loud with our Vocal Workshop for ages 11+. More info at www.wsymca.org/arts/summer.

Summer Sports Programs – Sign up for basketball, soccer, football or ultimate frisbee at the Y! Programs run Monday-Thursday evenings for two-week sessions. View the schedule online at www.wsymca.org or contact Chris Ellison for more information at chrise@wsymca.org.

Adult Fitness Programs – Sign up for one of the Y’s summer fitness classes. Classes run for seven weeks and begin the week of July 8th. Options include TRX suspension training, Boxcon boxing conditioning class, and Metcon functional fitness and strength class. Get motivated by training with a small, dedicated group!

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and their mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Boston Athletic Training Open House

The upcoming open house will include free group training, prize giveaways and information about summer programming. BAT offers training for all athletes in both Speed + Agility and Strength & Conditioning. They also offer high quality skills training for both football and basketball players!

All athletes ages 8+

June 22nd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Paddles and Picnics

The Crystal Lake Conservancy and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department invite you to come to a Sunday afternoon of activities on Crystal Lake.

Participants may sign up for half hour slots between 1:00 – 4:30 pm to enjoy the pleasures of canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding. A lifeguard will be on duty and all participants will be required to wear life jackets and sign a waiver. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the water.

A $15 donation per canoe/kayak/paddleboard supports the Crystal Lake Conservancy’s efforts to keep Crystal Lake healthy. To learn more, visit www.CrystalLakeConservancy.org or call Janice Bourque at 617-967-0797.

June 16th (rain date June 23rd), 1:00 – 5:00 pm
20 Rogers Street, Newton Highlands

Registration is open for the Newton Girls Soccer Summer Clinic

The clinic curriculum will focus on teaching individual techniques and tactics that are vital for all soccer players in a FUN and EXCITING environment. Players will be divided into groups based on age and ability and taught new skills each by experienced Professional Trainers.

For additional details and registration instructions, please visit https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/programs/camps/.

August 3-Day Vacation Clinic: August 6th – 8th,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weeks Field
Typical Daily Schedule
9:00 – 9:15 – Warm Up – Small Sided Fun Games and Juggling Challenges
9:15 – 10:15 – Technical/Skills Session Theme of the Day
10:15 – 10:45 – Shooting and Finishing Games
10:45 – 11:15 – Snack, Kids Tricks and Coaches Challenge
11:15 – 12:00 – Large group FUN clinic game
12:00 – 1:00 – Small Sided Scrimmage Games

Cost: $240 (3 days); $180 (2 days); $90 (1 day)

 

Newton Girls Soccer

Did you know that more than 1300 girls and 250 volunteers participate in Newton Girls Soccer each season? NGS strives to give each player the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, individual skills development, teamwork and sportsmanship, all at a level that fits her interest and ability.

Registration is open for the Fall 2019 Juniors and City Soccer Programs at  https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/register/

The NGS Juniors and City programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise and is open to girls entering Kindergarten through 9th grade who live in or attend school in Newton. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register.

As a community-based program, each team includes a mix of girls from multiple neighboring schools. However, they honor one mutual friend request per player for girls registered by August 1st and make every effort to place players on a team with at least one schoolmate. For additional details and registration instructions, please visit newtongirlssoccer.org.

Summer Art Programs at the Y

The West Suburban Y is offering five different weeks of full-day programming, including an introductory arts and music workshop (Explorations!), a deeper dive into the music business (Rock Band), and an opportunity for singers 10+ to learn both a cappella and Broadway repertoire (Vocal Workshop).

Youth of all ages are welcome, and there’s a program for everyone!  For more information and to sign up, click www.wsymca.org/arts. Financial Assistance is also available for all programs. Visit  https://www.wsymca.org/membership/financial-assistance.

Looking for Summer and Next Fall dance class options?

All That Jazz Dance Studio in Nonantum is still accepting registration for their award winning dance classes! It is not too late to sign up for dance camp in August and summer session running in July and August.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is ongoing as well. Please contact Miss Deb Lifson Vogel (a fellow Newton Parent!) at missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com or 617-641-0784 for more information about this wonderful dance community.

Register online at www.allthatjazznewton.com!

Steve Matthews* Shooting Clinic

The clinic will include all aspects of the game of basketball. There will be lectures, drills, contests, and games and attendees will learn how to shoot with perfect form.

Please complete and submit application online: stevematthewsshootingclinic.com 

*Steve Matthews, currently the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Newton South High School,  finished his college playing career fifth all-time in the history of the NCAA basketball in three point field goal percentage and three point field goals made. He made well over 100 three point field goals per season at Northeastern University and Emerson College. In his only two seasons at Emerson College, Steve scored 1,139 points. Steve has worked individually with countless grade school, middle school, high school and college basketball players on improving their basketball skills. If you want to improve your shooting ability, this is the clinic for you. Open to Newton boys entering grades 4-9 next fall.  $299 per attendee.

July 22nd – July 25th, 90:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newton South High School Field House
140 Brandeis Road, Newton

Summer Weekend Sports Clinics

This summer Viking Sports is offering weekend soccer, baseball/t-ball, and basketball clinics in Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Sudbury, and Wayland. The Brookline programs will be held at Waldstein Park on Saturday mornings and will feature both soccer and baseball/t-ball clinics. On Sundays, they’ll be offering basketball clinics at the Soule Gym as well as advanced basketball classes on Sunday mornings.

Check out the schedule: 2019 Summer Sports Clinics

Ride for the Centre Street Food Pantry! Cyclists needed!

Want a fun way to motivate yourself to workout AND do something meaningful for your neighbors? Join this year’s Ride for Food on October 6th!

Register today to meet your team and begin recruiting sponsors.  To learn more visit  https://ride.threesquaresne.org/CentreStFoodPantry2019 or contact CSFP Team Captain Katherine Ballas at k.ballas@centrestfoodpantry.org. You can learn more about the Centre Street Food Pantry at https://www.centrestfoodpantry.org.