Registration for the spring season of NGL opens the prior November 1st and closes the first week in January for grades 3-8 and the first week in March for grades 1-2 (January 4th is the deadline for the 2022 season for grades 3-8 and March 1st is the deadline for grades 1-2). Registration closes so early as our league requires us to register teams in January. Registration is open for girls in grades 1-8 who live in or attend school in Newton. Players are guaranteed a spot on a team by registering by this deadline. Registration fees are $100 for grades 1/2, $200 for grades 3/4 and $220 for grades 5/6 and 7/8. Financial assistance is available.
Practices Typcially grades 1-8 practice 2 days a week. In 2022 we plan on starting the week of 3/21. The first few weeks of practice will be on indoor turf. Subject to Newton Parks and Rec approval we hope to have the 2 day a week practices on Mon and Wed 6-7:15pm at Weeks field for grades 3-8 and Wed 6-7pm and Sunday morning for 1 hour for grades 1-2 at Weeks field. We will not get approval until close to the season.
Teams When grade 1-2 teams are made girls in the same grade at the same school are placed together. Our goal with all other teams is to make them evenly skilled. One mutual friend request is allowed for grades 3-8. Players must play at their grade level. Grades are combined when teams are made so grades 1 and 2 play together, 3 and 4 play together, 5 and 6 play together and 7 and 8 play together.
Games against other towns are on Sundays anywhere from mid-morning to late afternoon and in 2022 will be:
For grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 (8 games plus 1 jamboree, on 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12)
For grades 1/2 (this will be an in town program this year and scrimmages with Newton vs Newton will be incorporated into the practices as the season progresses)
A Jamboree will be held this year, but will look different from past years. Date and location information to come.
Equipment required for all players: a girls' lacrosse stick, girls' lacrosse goggles, and a colored mouth guard (clear and white mouth guards are illegal in girls' lacrosse). Although optional we also recommend cleats and a water bottle. Lacrosse gloves or any other kind of glove that will still allow players to hold their stick are highly recommended for early in the season when it is cold out. No jewelry is allowed when playing- please do not pierce ears just prior to or during the season.
Select Teams These are teams that grade 5/6 and 7/8 players can potentially play on in addition to the Newton Rec League team.
These teams offer the opportunity for players to play more competitive lacrosse. These teams will play games on 8 Friday nights during the season, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3 and possible play-off dates the following two weeks. For our 2022 season there will be tryouts. Players must come to one tryout, but are encouraged to come to both.
Uniforms We will continue to use the same uniforms as last year. Players in grades 3-8 wear their uniform tops to all practices as these act as pinnies and they are expected to wear their entire uniform, tops and skirts/shorts to all games. Players in grades 1/2 will be given a uniform top to wear to all practices.
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