Category Archives: Sports

Local Cross-Country Ski Club

Do you want to introduce your kids to cross-country skiing and give them the opportunity to ski nearby with other kids their age? Eastern Mass Bill Koch (EMBK) Club is a local club dedicated to introducing kids to the joys of cross-country skiing and racing. The club is open to all children ages 7-13, from absolute beginners to experienced competitive skiers.

Kids train at the DCR’s Leo J. Martin Ski Track just across the Newton border in Weston. Children ski 1-3 days per week, depending on their experience from November until the last snow melts.

Check out the club’s website and registration information at http://easternmassnordic.org. Email embkskiclub@gmail.com with questions.

Run Bill’s 5K

A fun and festive race for a good cause, Bill’s 5K runs the beautiful streets of Newton Center and is followed by great party at Bill’s Pizza. Come out and support those with spinal cord injuries. Register today at bills5k.com.

October 28th, 9:00 am

Soccer on the Mat

Soccer on the Mat ™, the innovative soccer/yoga program for girls ages 10 to 14 and created by Alison Foley, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Boston College, is now registering for the winter session. This is a great program for the soccer off-season! Early bird discount ends October 15th.

Registration online

Twelve week program on Wednesdays or Thursdays,  4:00 – 5:30 pm, $325.00 or save 20% with early bird discount – $259.00 if you register by October 15th.

If you want to preview the first class, please register and select the “preview first class” option for either November 7th or 8th. There is no pro-rating or early bird discount if you do preview the class.

Learn more about Soccer on the Mat:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2016/11/11/for-young-soccer-players-yoga/rtIEcmnyc5IXYLevGxuR7K/story.html

http://www.artemisyoga.com/classes/soccer-on-the-mat/

Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate (LTS) and Sprites/Learn to Play (LTP)

Registration is now open for Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate (LTS) and Sprites/Learn to Play (LTP) programs. These programs offer a great opportunity for your child to learn to ice skate and play hockey – as well as become involved in a team sport!

LTS consists of two 9 week Saturday sessions; Session 1 is November 10th – January 5th and Session 2 is January 12th – March 9th.  There is a discount when you register for both sessions.

Sprites/LTP will run from November 3rd – March 10th and this year includes scrimmages with the Watertown Youth Hockey Learn to Play Program.

Additional information on the programs is available on the NYH website, please visit the LTS and Sprites/LTP pages.  You can also email the program directors with any questions:

Chandra Adams, Director LTS, and Lisa Casillo, Intramural VP and Director Sprites/LTP.

Weekends with Newton families

Newton dad, Randy Friedman, of Seven Travel has planned another great line-up of skiing and riding for 2019.  Come join other Newton families and friends and head to the great resorts of New England including Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Waterville Valley, Smugglers Notch, and Jay Peak.  Skiers and non-skiers alike will have a blast meeting other Newton families on the slopes.  Click http://www.seventravel.org and go to Trips.

Newton Turkey Trot registration is open

Race start and finish are at Zervas! Registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open!  Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt!   Details, registration and volunteer info at http://www.newtonturkeytrot.org

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Pantry.

November 17th, 9:00 am,  Kids 1 mile fun run, 8:30 am

Newton Girls Basketball registration

Newton Girls Basketball Association, NGBA, is a recreational league for Newton girls with fun for beginners and experienced players alike! Registration for the NGBA 2018-2019 season will open October 2nd.

Newton Turkey Trot registration is open

Registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open!  Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt!   Details, registration and volunteer info at http://www.newtonturkeytrot.org

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Pantry.

November 17th, 9:00 am,  Kids 1 mile fun run, 8:30 am

What’s Happening at the Y

Registration is open for YBA-Youth Basketball Leagues
YBA League is a fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league runs on Saturdays, November 17th – February 9th and is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). For more information and to register visit www.wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.


Kids Night Out
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. There will be pizza for dinner and staff will 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.
October 5th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm


Poetry Night
Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event begins with readings by two local poets. Then 10-12 guests participate in the Open Mic portion of evening to share their own written work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit wsymca.org/events.
October 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Family Fun Night
Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, games and more! FREE and open to all. Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation and occur on the second Tuesday of every month.
October 9th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Community Flu Clinic (for ages 18+) – Tuesday,
Don’t let the flu tackle you! Get your seasonal flu shot at the West Suburban YMCA. This clinic is free and put on by staff from Newton-Wellesley Hospital. No appointment needed. The clinic will be in the Y’s Rec Center room on the basement level. Open to the community, must be age 18+.
October 16th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Angino Fall Festival – Sunday,
Celebrate the season with an afternoon of family fun! Stop by the West Suburban YMCA for pumpkin decorating, train rides, live music, rock climbing wall, face painting, bouncy house and more! This event is free to attend and open to the community. Sponsored by the Angino Family.
October 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm


Preschool Openings Available
The Y’s Preschool Center for Youth Development is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and provides a year-round, high quality early education experience for children 2.9 years to 5 years old. The program features a safe teacher-child ratio, a large, bright and open classroom with secure entrance, a weekly 30-minute swim lesson, and access to the Y’s outdoor playground, turf field and full gymnasium. For more information, visitwsymca.org/preschool or contact Kim Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org.

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, human resources, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, FREE membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow, Director of Human Resources, at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/about/work-here.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs
The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Newton South HS used sports equipment Sale

Don’t miss your chance to get a deal on sports equipment!

Skis, boots, poles, lacrosse equipment, baseball gear, balls, gently used cleats, dance shoes and lots more on sale with proceeds benefitting Newton South athletes. Come support Newton South athletes and get some great bargains! You can find the sale at the back of the school across from the tennis courts.

September 29th, 9:00 am to 12 noon
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center

If you have items to contribute to help this cause, donations of all gently used sports equipment (all equipment and apparel for all sports, including shoes/skates if they are in good condition) are still being accepted. Feel free to drop off gear near the door of any of the following houses:

347 Central Street in Auburndale
75 Dickerman Road
627 Chestnut Street in Waban
1 Rosalie Road off Dedham St (drop at door on driveway side of house)

Please email Wendy at wrwoodruff@yahoo.com with any questions.