There’s now an Ultimate Frisbee BUDA program for nearly every age group (sorry, toddlers!) in Newton. Programs meet on Sundays, and we will be returning to Newton North this season. Note that the 6-8 program will also have a recommended practice session one evening per week.
Newton Parks and Recreation is teaming up with New England Orienteering Club to offer an introduction to orienteering training for beginners at Auburndale Park in Newton, MA. The training will take place on Saturday, March 26th between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and will include 30-45 minute training sessions for small groups. Participants will then be able to head out on their own or as a small group to try any of the 5 courses that will be set up.
In addition to the one day training event, we will also be hosting a Bring Your Own Map event for people who already know how to do orienteering. 5 different courses will be set up (including a white-beginner, yellow-advanced beginner, and 3 sprint-intermediate courses all ranging from 1.3 km – 3.7 km) and people will be able to do the courses anytime between March 26th – April 3rd.
Registration for both events is free for New England Orienteering Club members, or $10.00 per person/family. Organized groups have a special rate of $20.00 per group + $2.00 per person (so a group of 10 people would be $40.00 total) but must register in advance. This rate is the same for the introduction training or the Bring Your Own Map event.
For more information about both the Introduction to Orienteering event on March 26th and the Bring Your Own Map Event running March 26th – April 3rd at Auburndale Park in Newton, please go to the New England Orienteering Club website under the schedule tab https://www.newenglandorienteering.org/events-schedule
and click on the appropriate link.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to being able to offer more orienteering programs in Newton.
Newton Girls Softball Rec League registration is open for girls in kindergarten through 8th grade. Come be part of a team! Supportive coaches teach the fundamentals of softball and help build confidence, determination, and resiliency. There is a place for girls of all ability levels. http://newtongirlssoftball.org/
Early-bird discount for sign-ups before Feb. 1. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Hope to see you in spring!
Newton SouthEast Little League Spring Registration Now Open
NSELL offers fun and exciting baseball programs for players in grade K through 6. Rising kindergarteners are welcome in our T-ball program. The season runs from late April through the end of the school year and the league serves players who reside or attend schools within district boundaries of Memorial-Spaulding, Mason-Rice, Bowen, Angier, Countryside and Zervas. Register by February 4th to ensure your child’s space.
Click here to register. Questions? Contact the league by Email or check out our Website.
The Dance Academy in Newton has recently launched an amazing new adaptive dance program for kids with developmental delays, ASD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning disabilities. We have a class for ages 1.5-5 and a class for ages 6-10 starting this January! Attached is a flyer about the program and there is more info on our websitehere. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Newton Youth Hockey has opened registration for its Co-ed Middle School Hockey program. These are games-only teams open to any Newton resident in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Participants do not need to attend a Newton school, nor do they need to be current Newton Youth Hockey players. Games are played on weekend evenings, and the season runs from December to February. For more information, please see www.newtonyouthhockey.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learn to Play program is an introduction to hockey for boys and girls aged 5 through 10. Participants follow a progression of drills designed to teach them the core hockey skills of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. We place 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 (once on Saturday and once on Sunday). One day is structured around skills progression while the other day is dedicated to scrimmages. This is a 16-week program that begins in mid-November and ends in mid-March.
We are thrilled to welcome players back to the court for the 2021 – 2022 NGBA Season! NGBA is a recreational basketball league for girls in grades 2 – 8 offering fun for beginner and experienced players alike! We welcome Newton residents, as well as players from neighboring communities. Come join us and bring a friend! We appreciate your sharing this information with anyone who may be interested.
Registration Period October 1 – November 5. After November 5, a $20 late fee will apply and we cannot guarantee a spot on a team or accommodate a friend request.
Registration Fees Grade 2: $145, plus a $3 service fee charged by our registration service. Grades 3 – 8: $175, plus a $3 service fee charged by our registration service.
Sibling Discount NGBA provides a $20 discount per-child for the second child in the same family and on each additional child (3rd or beyond). All children must be registered using the same Sports Connect account to receive the sibling discount. The discount will automatically apply at checkout.
Financial Aid If your family is experiencing financial hardship, the registration fee may be waived upon request (strict confidence will be observed).
Refunds Players who withdraw by November 15, 2021 will receive a partial refund; $25 of the fee is nonrefundable. No refunds are available for players withdrawing after November 15th. If the NGBA season is cancelled due to social distancing measures, school closures or other unforeseen circumstances, registrants will receive a partial refund of applicable registration fees. See NGBA website for details.
Season Dates Grade 2: Sessions run on Saturdays, December 4 – March 5. Select a 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00 AM session time when you register. There are no teams or weekday practices for Grade 2. The Grade 2 program is focused on a fun, learning environment.
Grades 3 – 8: 1-hour practices begin the week of November 29. You may select one day on the registration form that you are NOT able to practice. Otherwise practice times will be assigned according to coach availability (Monday – Thursday). Games are played Saturdays, December 4 – March 5.
If there is a snow day, the season will be extended to March 12. There are no games or practices during school vacations (12/25/19 – 1/1/20, 2/19/20 – 2/26/20). This is an all volunteer league. Please consider signing up to coach when you register your 3rd – 8th grade child.