NSCJA (1st-2nd Grade)

The NSC Junior Academy (NSCJA) is the first step in the NSC Development Pathway. Participants are in 1st & 2nd Grade and the focus is on introducing and developing key fundamentals and comfort with the soccer ball in a safe and fun environment.

Goal for NSCJA players

  • FUN!
  • Learning & Development of Fundamental Soccer Skills & Movements.
  • Team and Character Building.

Overview

Small Sided Games

  • 4v4
  • No Goalkeepers
  • Pop-up Goals
  • Size 3 Ball

CLICK HERE For Complete Set of NSCJA Rules & Regulations

4 Divisions of Single Gender Teams

  • 1st Grade Girls (U7)
  • 2nd Grade Girls (U8)
  • 1st Grade Boys (U7)
  • 2nd Grade Boys (U8)

Note: There are no co-ed teams, and the league is not co-ed!

6 – 8 Week Season

*Depending on holidays there are typically 6-8 games per season.*

*No Games Are Scheduled On Religious Holidays*

1st Grade:

  • One, 90 minute, Game Day per weekend. Schedule rotates weekly between 1 of 3, Saturday Morning time-slots running 8:00-9:30AM; 9:30-11:00AM OR 11:00-12:30PM.
    • Occasional game’s scheduled on Sundays with advanced notice, for make-up purposes or due to coaching conflicts.
    • 30 Minute “Warm Up” Activities Lead by Professional Coach of the NE Revolution Academy.
    • Followed by 1, 40 minute game broken into 2, 20 minute halves.
  • Option to register for separate 1 hour “Skills Clinic” with the Revolution Academy on Tuesdays from 4:45 – 5:45PM at Walker Gordon. For Fall 2019 Details CLICK HERE!
  • NO WEEKDAY PRACTICES FOR 1st GRADE!

2nd Grade:

  • One, 90 minute, Game Day per weekend. Schedule rotates weekly between 1 of 3, Saturday Afternoon time-slots running 1:00-2:30PM; 2:30-4:00PM OR 4:00-5:30PM.
    • Occasional game’s scheduled on Sundays with advanced notice, for make-up purposes or due to coaching conflicts.
    • 30 Minute “Warm Up” Activities Lead by Professional Coach of the NE Revolution Academy.
    • Followed by 1, 40 minute game broken into 2, 20 minute halves.
  • Option to register for separate 1 hour “Skills Clinic” with the Revolution Academy on Thursdays from 4:45 – 5:45pm at Walker Gordon. For Fall 2019 Details CLICK HERE!
  • AND – 1 weekday practice with team per week for 1 hour.

Coaching

  • NSCJA teams are coached by volunteers.
  • All parents, regardless of prior soccer experience are encouraged to participate!
  • NSC utilizes professional Coaches from the NE Revolution Academy to support coaches over the course of the season.
  • NSCJA utilizes a professionally developed age appropriate curriculum of training activities that use best practice polices and guidelines from US Soccer, Mass Youth Soccer and the New England Revolution Academy.
  • For details of additional coaching education and training.. Click here

*All coaches, assistants, managers, board members, etc. must register online with Needham Soccer Club and complete a background check through MYSA.*

Fall Season

Typically begins around 2nd week of September and continues through to the start of November.  Game & Practice schedules available by September 1st.

Spring Season

Typically begins around 2nd week of April and continues through to early June (no games Memorial Day weekend).  Game & Practice schedules available by April 1st.

 

 

 

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