Category Archives: Sports

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

Save the Date March 28th

Save the date for the Help Light the Way Gala. This event will raise funds to purchase and install permanent lights for the sports stadium at Newton South. The night will include a silent and live auction, as well as lots of raffles. Volunteers are needed to serve on the solicitation committee.

Co-chairs, Bella Gelman and Penelope Nam-Stephen are planning a fun night for the  community. Please contact them if you are able to work on this campaign. For more info email either or

Newton Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Open

Boy Lacrosse Registration for the Spring ‘20 season is open!!

Registration is for boys in grades 1 – 8. Whether your child is a returning player or is a new to the game, Newton Youth Lacrosse is looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones for the upcoming season. More details available on

Why register so early? Yes, it’s early to be planning for the spring. However, the league is required by the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League to enter teams in mid-January.

Newton Youth Lacrosse Registration is Open

Boy Lacrosse Registration for the Spring ‘20 season is open!!

Registration is for boys in grades 1 – 8.  Whether your child is a returning player or is a new to the game, Newton Youth Lacrosse is looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones for the upcoming season. 

More details available on our website:

Cross Country Ski Club in Newton

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

Kids train at the DCR’s Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Newton Lower Falls from early December until the last snow melts. The facility makes its own snow. Everyone skis Saturday mornings, with some skiing Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings depending on their age/experience. Check out the club’s website and registration information at

Free basketball clinic for grades 3-8

Steve Matthews, current Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for the Newton South Lions, and one of college basketball’s all-time great shooters, will run a FREE two hour shooting clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-8.

Please see the flyer for details on signing up: Clinic

December 7th,  10:00 am – 12 :00 noon
Newton South High School

Newton Girls Lacrosse

Newton Girls Lacrosse’s 2020 season registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register.

Newton Girls Lacrosse (NGL) is dedicated to providing Newton girls and their families a community based developmental lacrosse program. This year they celebrate their 20th season!

NGL is the only Newton girls lacrosse program with opportunities for all Newton girls in grades 1-8 to play lacrosse. They encourage 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 register.

Teams: Last year there were about 200 girls in the program. The program offered 10 travel teams and 1 select team in the Founders Girls Lacrosse League.

Practices and games: All grade levels have practiced at Weeks Field in Newton Center on Mondays and Wednesdays the past few years starting in late March and ending in June. In addition, the program also uses both outdoor and indoor turf when the spring weather creates challenges.

Games are played on Sundays for all grade levels and Friday nights for the 5/6 and 7/8 select teams.

NGL – Come Play!

Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey

Registration is still open in Newton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs.

Learn to Skate is designed for children aged 3.5 to 10 and runs for two consecutive 9 week sessions. The first session starts on November 16th.

The Learn to Play program is an introduction to hockey designed for boys and girls aged 4 through 11. Participants follow a progression of drills designed to teach them the core hockey skills of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. There is 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 for 16 weeks on Saturdays and Sundays. This program begins on November 9th.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact

Insane Fun. Unbelievable Lacrosse.

Girls Lax Newton is a town lacrosse program open to girls in 5-8th grade living in or attending school in Newton.

The program is dedicated to empowering girls to be the best they can be with superior coaching that fosters a safe environment of individual growth at all skill levels where female athletes have fun and are competitive while learning the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse. Beginners are welcome. Visit to register and for more information.

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow!

Newton Turkey Trot registration deadline is tomorrow! Register by midnight October 28th for $25.00 AND to be guaranteed an awesome race T-shirt. October 29th price increases to $35.00 and does not include a free T-Shirt!

Details, registration and volunteer info at