Category Archives: Sports

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA (including February Break)

MLK Day of Service Event
The Y is partnering with The Second Step to host a volunteer event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Using the items collected during the recent supply drive, volunteers will sort and organize items into “blessing bags” for families in need. All are welcome to participate in this community-wide, family friendly event.  The event will start with a short presentation from The Second Step at 10:00 am, followed by bag stuffing (Note:  This event ends when all bags have been stuffed).
January 20th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids Night Out
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with qualified staff members for a Kids Night Out. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for Y members and $30 for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. Everyone wins!
February 7th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

February Vacation Week is around the corner!

  • Out of School Time Vacation Programs are structured similarly to a day at camp, with  a mix of activities such as fun games, creative projects, and free swim.
  • Sports Vacation Clinics may include soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more.
  • There’s also a new Creative Arts Vacation Program which includes visual art, singing, and dancing for kids 5-7 and music for kids 10-12.

February 18th – February 21st

West Suburban YMCA
276 Church Street, Newton

Boys* Move and Groove Hip Hop/Breakdancing Class

In this 60 minute class students age 6-11 years old will develop strength, coordination and rhythm by incorporating hip hop and b-boy moves, breakdancing, basic tumbling and fancy footwork! Gain confidence, poise and have fun! No experience necessary!

Boys Move and Groove is taught by the experienced faculty at the Joanne Langione Dance Center in West Newton. Learn more about this class and other class offerings for kids ages 6mo – 18 years at Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year.

Call or email 617-969-8724 or with additional questions or to set up a free trial.

*While all JLDC classes are coed, this class is designed for those looking for an all boys experience.

Spring Semester begins February 4th (no class on Feb. or April School Vacation weeks)Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Zumba-thon To Support Hadassah’s Heart Health Program

Zumba-thon To Support Hadassah’s Heart Health Program, Every Beat Counts. You do not need to be a Hadassah member or a JCC member to participate, this event is open to the public, friends and family welcome. Featuring Zumba instructors and a Live DJ. Suggested donation: $18.00 at the door.

For more information or to register, please email

February 9th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

Registration for Newton Youth Lacrosse is open!

Registration for the Spring  season is open!  Detail on the program and a link to register can be found on the website.

A part of the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL),  Grades 3/4 (U11), Grades 5/6 (U13) and Grades 7/8 (U15) teams play eight Sunday games beginning the first week of April. Pre-season indoor/artificial turf field practices begin late Feb/Early March .

The Grades 1/2 program (U9), an introductory “learn to play” program, is offered for young players who want to develop their fundamental skills while learning the basics of the sport, with a heavy focus on FUN!  1st grade will practice twice per week with Saturday morning in-town scrimmages, along with one or two local out-of-town games.  2nd grade will practice twice per week with 6 scheduled travel games on Sundays. Fundamentals of the game are taught by emphasizing fun and cooperation.  All Gr 1/2 players wear NYL uniforms and practice at the same time and place.

For more information on our boys program, please visit NYL’s Boys Program Overview. To register, please click here Register and follow the instructions.

Registration for Newton SouthEast Little League (NSELL) is open!

Registration for new and returning players for Newton SouthEast Little League’s Spring 2020 season is now open. NSELL runs several programs in the spring, including T-ball (kindergarten and younger), Farm (1st and 2nd Grade), Minors (AA and AAA) and Majors.

Please visit the NSELL website for additional details about the programs or click here TO REGISTER. If you have any questions, please contact .

Athletic training free session

BAT (Boston Athletic Training) is excited to announce their upcoming FREE group training sessions.  Come for the free training and bring along some friends and teammates!  From 10:30 – 11:30 am, athletes ages 7-12 are invited to train with the BAT coaches to learn the fundamentals of the game and experience many of the same drills that they do in the Saturday clinics.  At 11:30, they will welcome athletes ages 13+ to experience more advanced training drills.

To sign up, simply respond with a yes via email to or call 857-313-8442.

January 12th,  10:30 – 12:30 (as described above)
The Hyde Center, Newton Highlands

Learn to Skate – January 18th to March 14th

Registration is open for Newton Youth Hockey’s second session of Learn to Skate. This program is designed for children aged 3.5 to 10 and runs for nine weeks starting January 18th. Sessions take place on Saturdays from 4:00 – 4:50 pm at Daly Rink, 4 Nonantum Road, Newton.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact

Register for Newton Girls Softball

Think Spring! Think Softball!

Registration is now open for Newton Girls Softball, a recreational league for Newton girls (residents or girls who attend Newton Schools) in grades K-7. Click here to register soon for guaranteed placement and pair-me-with requests. For more information and to register, please visit

The league welcomes players of all skill levels and will provide your daughter with an experience that fosters positive self-esteem, team spirit, and individual growth through personal achievement and as a team member.

2020 Registration Dates:
January 31st: Deadline to register without paying a late fee.
February 28th: Deadline to register with guaranteed placement and pair-me-with rights. A $15 late fee will be applied.

Register for Newton Girls Lacrosse

Newton Girls Lacrosse registration is open. Click here to register.

Newton Girls Lacrosse (NGL) is dedicated to providing Newton girls and their families a community based developmental lacrosse program. NGL is the only Newton girls lacrosse program with opportunities for all Newton girls in grades 1-8 to play lacrosse, encouraging 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 learn more and to register.

NGL – Come Play!

School Vacation Camps

Worrying about what to do during school vacations? Don’t worry, JCC Greater Boston has got you covered with School Vacation Camp. Camp runs during the weeklong break for December, February, April and Passover vacations. Kids get to choose up to three electives daily, including sports, swimming, arts & crafts, board games and more.

Enrollment is always flexible to fit your family’s plans. Kids can join for a single day, several days or the entire week. Don’t delay in registering, as early-bird pricing for December ends on November 15th and registration closes on December 19th. Lunch and extended-day options are available at an additional cost.

Register at