Category Archives: Sports

Newton Girls Lacrosse

Newton Girls Lacrosse’s 2020 season registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register.

Newton Girls Lacrosse (NGL) is dedicated to providing Newton girls and their families a community based developmental lacrosse program. This year they celebrate their 20th season!

NGL is the only Newton girls lacrosse program with opportunities for all Newton girls in grades 1-8 to play lacrosse. They encourage girls at all ages, regardless of experience, to join the program and learn lacrosse while meeting new friends, being active and competing.

The program delivers a fun, safe and inclusive youth sport environment. Please visit the website at to register.

Teams: Last year there were about 200 girls in the program. The program offered 10 travel teams and 1 select team in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League.

Practices and games: All grade levels have practiced at Weeks Field in Newton Center on Mondays and Wednesdays the past few years starting in late March and ending in June. In addition, the program also uses both outdoor and indoor turf when the spring weather creates challenges.

Games are played on Sundays for all grade levels and Friday nights for the 5/6 and 7/8 select teams.

NGL – Come Play!

Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey

Registration is still open in Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs.

Learn to Skate is designed for children aged 3.5 to 10 and runs for two consecutive 9 week sessions. The first session starts on November 16th.

The Learn to Play program is an introduction to hockey designed for boys and girls aged 4 through 11. Participants follow a progression of drills designed to teach them the core hockey skills of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. There is a strong emphasis on having fun, using a variety of games, challenges, and scrimmages as key components of the program. Participants skate twice per week for 16 weeks on Saturdays and Sundays. This program begins on November 9th.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact

Insane Fun. Unbelievable Lacrosse.

Girls Lax Newton is a town lacrosse program open to girls in 5-8th grade living in or attending school in Newton.

The program is dedicated to empowering girls to be the best they can be with superior coaching that fosters a safe environment of individual growth at all skill levels where female athletes have fun and are competitive while learning the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse. Beginners are welcome. Visit to register and for more information.

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow!

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow! Register by midnight October 28th for $25.00 AND to be guaranteed an awesome race T-shirt. October 29th price increases to $35.00 and does not include a free T-Shirt!

Details, registration and volunteer info at

Newton Family & Friends Ski Trips

Newton dad, Randy Friedman, of Seven Travel has planned another great line-up of skiing and riding for 2020. Come join other Newton families and friends and head to the great resorts of New England including Sunday River, Smugglers Notch, and Jay Peak. Skiers and non-skiers alike will have a blast meeting other Newton families on the slopes.

Click and go to Trips.

What’s Happening at the Y

Y Empower – Free program for girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm

The Y Empower program provides a small learning community for young girls to explore their health holistically and be prepared to manage the stress that adolescence often brings. The program meets for eight weeks, with half of the time spent in a classroom setting with expert speakers about topics such as nutrition, social media safety, and self-care. The second half of the time is spent trying specific fitness activities such as yoga, Zumba, and swimming. All activities are designed to give girls mechanisms to cope with and prevent stressors, feel agency over their lives, and practice activities that focus on a mind-body connection. Participants must register for this program. Contact Jane Carroll at for more information.

Late Fall Program Session – Begins October 28th

Register for the West Suburban YMCA’s Late Fall program session. Explore program offerings from the Y’s Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Creative Arts, and Aquatics Departments. The Y has programs for all ages and interests, including basketball classes, swim lessons, art and design, small group fitness classes, toddler tumbling and music classes, community choir, and more.

Kids Night Out on November 1st, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. They’ll have pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. Open to children in grades K-5. Cost is $25.00 per child for Y members and $30.00 per child for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children attending. Kids Night Out occurs on the first Friday of every month October through June.

Family Fun Night on November 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. The Y sets up games, crafts, and a bouncy house for all to enjoy. Light snacks are provided. Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League – Season starts November 16th

YBA League is a fun coed league for ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league runs on Saturdays/Sundays, November 16th – February 8th, and is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). Parent volunteer coaches encouraged. Register early to ensure friend and team requests can be accommodated. For more information and to register, visit or call 617-244-6050.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

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

Boston Marathon Newton Charity Runners Wanted

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton has been selected as a 2020 Boston Marathon® Official Charity Partner of the BAA!

Join the team of 15 charity runners and receive professional coaching and fundraising support. Check this off your “bucket list” while supporting more than 700 Newton children and teens at the same time.

For details visit


Fall Basketball Clinics

BAT will be running basketball training sessions for all ages and levels including 3 Saturday clinics intended for beginners. Those sessions run for 2 hours and are open to all kids ages 7-14.  Also offered are small group sessions on Fridays and Sundays for athletes with 2+ years of experience playing basketball.

$75.00 per session (25% off for multi-athlete enrollment!) Registration available here and for more information, please contact Chaim Andler at

November clinic times are Fridays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, and Sundays, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fridays at Dearborn Academy,  Saturdays & Sundays at The Hyde Center

Boys and Gilrs Club Open House

Have you ever wondered what the Club has to offer for kids of all ages? Well, now is your chance to discover the many programs and services they provide. Join to tour the facility, learn about the programs / activities they offer, and meet program staff. Plus, it’s not too late to register (either online or at the Open House) for this year’s school year program.

Arts * STEM * Athletics * Basket Ball for all ages * Coding * Robotics * All Girl Programs * Homework Help and more. Visit the website at

Open House is October. 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
675 Watertown Street