Category Archives: Sports

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

If you are ready for winter to be over, start dusting off those running (or walking) shoes! The 26th annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Family Walk is a perfect way to shake off some of that cabin fever! Just one mile, up and down famed Heartbreak Hill! Every runner receives an official digital-clock time, a race medallion, goody bag and a free ticket to the pre-race pasta party at Newton City Hall on Saturday, April 14th.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each category win a trophy! The first 500 registrations receive a free t-shirt. There are free activities for kids organized by the Lasell College Special Events students.

Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Registration is easy at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

April 15th, Newton City Hall

Newton Area Flag Football League registration is open

Newton Area Flag Football League (NAFFL) is a new youth sports league offered during the spring season. All games are coached, refereed and scored. Registration guarantees each player 8 games, including playoffs. Divisions are available for kids ages 5 – 12. More information can be found on the website and on the attached flyer.

As Newton parents and community members, the founders believe NAFFL offers:

  • a safe environment and sport
  • respect for rules
  • fun while still being competitive
  • boosts confidence and perseverance
  • builds community
  • weekly exercise
  • an understanding of the importance of playing/working together as a team – good sportsmanship

The season begins May 6th at Daly Field on Nonantum Road. Games take less than one hour and are held on Sunday afternoons between 2:00 and 7:00 pm.

Spring is around the corner… Register now

Girls, grab a friend and sign up to play Newton Girls Softball. February 28th is the deadline to register and be guaranteed your “pair me with” request (if two players would like to be placed on the same team they must list each other on their registration forms AND both registrations must be completed by February 28th).

Visit http://newtongirlssoftball.org/ for information and to register.

Evening Futsall Skills Class for Kids Grades 1-5

Kids, come to an intro to Futsal, or to improve your skills if you’re already a fan of the game. Futsal is a unique kind of indoor soccer that involves fancy footwork and quick thinking! In this class, you’ll improve your foot skills, gain confidence, and develop a better understanding of the game. Coaches will ensure that all players feel welcome, always have a ball at their feet, and leave each class having learned new moves to practice at home, or in other soccer or Futsal games.

These sessions are pressure-free and fun-filled! Class will run 6 Tuesdays evenings, March 6th – April 10th at Mason Rice Elementary School. Grades 1-2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm and Grades 3-5, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. For more information, or to register, visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Try the Y!

Free and open to all on Mondays throughout March. Just stop by the Y at 276 Church Street with a valid ID, and they’ll waive the regular guest fees.

Early Spring Programs

Registration for Early Spring Programs is open. Programs run February 26th –  April 15. Visit wsymca.org to register online or stop by the Y’s Welcome Center at 276 Church Street, Newton, MA.

  • ·Swim Lessons for all ages
  • Youth Sports Leagues & Classes – New Teen Basketball League, Flag Football, Soccer and Karate
  • Private Music Lessons and Rock Band Program
  • Personal Training
  • New! Kids Yoga and Dance Classes

Just for Teens

The West Suburban YMCA offers a safe space for teens to connect with the YMCA community and build relationships with their peers. Drop in to open Rec Time on weeknights, Monday-Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to spend time with friends or make new ones while playing table games, board games, and Wii! Teens who are looking to make healthy changes or develop fitness goals are invited to try the Y’s Teen Fit program, Monday-Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. To learn more, contact Youth & Teen Program Director, Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org.

Sign Up for Summer Camps!

All summer long, the West Suburban YMCA keeps kids engaged and safe with camp programs. They inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime, and make sure all kids feel welcome and comfortable being themselves. Registration is currently open for all WSYMCA summer camps! Sign up with a $100 deposit per session.

  • Day Camps – Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am –4:00 pm. Daily Swim lessons are included and extended care is available both in the morning and afternoon.
  • Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp located in Wayland welcoming boys and girls ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.
  • Camp Pikati, located at the West Suburban YMCA, welcomes kids between the ages of 3-15 years with a half-day option young campers (ages 3-4). Pikati campers enjoy weekly themes in the traditional camp program, or they can participate in Pikati Sports Camp.
  • Overnight Camp – Camp Frank A. Day is located in East Brookfield and welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15. Spanning 52 acres, Camp Frank A. Day has direct lake access with a beachfront, athletic fields, modern cabins, basketball courts, climbing towers and all the facilities needed to run a fun and safe summer camp.

For more information on summer camps, come to the Y on March 3rd,  12:00 – 2:00 pm, contact campings@wsymca.org, or call 617-244-6050 x 3008.

Summer Sessions from the YCCA (Ages 12 and up)

Registration is open for the West Suburban YMCA Center for the Creative Arts (YCCA) Summer Sessions – a one-of-a-kind collaborative summer music program where participants write and record their own songs.

Participants will build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete, professional project featured on Spotify!  For more information, contact Kevin O’Connell at x 3208.

Session 1: July 2–13
Session 2: July 16–27
Session 3: July 30–August 10
Session 4: August 13–24

Kids’ Night Out (Ages 7-13) –  March 2nd, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

The West Suburban YMCA invites parents to bring their children to the Y for a fun and supervised Friday night program. Children will enjoy pizza for dinner and engage in games, swimming, movies and sports! Kids’ Night Out is held on the 1st Friday of each month. For more information, contact the Y’s Youth & Teen Services Director, Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org.

Poetry and Open Mic Night –  March 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public! Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett, of Poemworks.com, listen to local poets and sign up for the open mic portion of the evening to share your poetry. Featuring live music from YCCA musicians. This events repeats on the first Friday of each month.

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 x 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Basketball Clinic February Break

ASA Hoops is hosting a clinic February Vacation for boys and girls ages 7-15, all levels welcome. To register visit asahoops.com/clinics. For questions, contact Coachb@asahoops.com

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brown Middle School Gym

Newton Little League Youth Baseball Evaluations

Newton Little League will be holding AA evaluations on February 10th at the S.O.A. at Newton North High School. The AA division is made up primarily of players who are league age 9. This will also be the makeup date for AAA evaluations for players that could not attend on January 20th. The AAA division is made up mostly of players who are league age 11 and 10.

This event will be broken into two sessions:

  • Session 1 (6:00 – 7:30pm) will include the following participants:
    All players interested in playing AAA who couldn’t attend the evaluation on January 20th
    All players interested in playing AA with last name starting A-K
  • Session 2 (7:30 – 9:00 pm) will include the following participants:
    All players interested in playing AA with last name starting L-Z

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the session start time to register.

Newton Little League serves players who reside within or attend private or public schools within the boundaries of Ward, Underwood, Lincoln-Eliot, Horace Mann, Peirce, Cabot, Burr, Franklin, Williams elementary schools.

Little League Age Ranges for 2018
Little League 11 – born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007
Little League 10 – born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008
Little League 9 – born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009

Please register your child prior to the evaluation on the league website:
www.newtonllbaseball.org

Register by April 1st for Kindergarten Soccer spring season

For 25 years, Kindergarten Soccer has been introducing children to soccer in a fun and non-competitive environment where girls and boys develop friendships, learn teamwork and gain confidence. Kids play Saturday mornings at Oak Hill Middle School, April 28th-June 16th.

Pre-K League: for Newton children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2018
Kindergarten League: for current Newton kindergartners (2017-2018)

Join in and meet other families in your neighborhood! Kindergarten Soccer is a program of the Zervas Elementary PTO since 1993. For more information and for online registration, please visit www.KindergartenSoccer.org.

Newton SouthEast Little League Spring 2018 

Newton SouthEast Little League Spring 2018 Registration Now Open

Registration for all divisions (T-ball through Majors) is now open for students who reside within or attend private or public schools within the public school district boundaries of Memorial-Spaulding, Mason-Rice, Bowen, Angier, Countryside and Zervas.  Children who attend one of these schools but live out of district may participate in NSELL’s program under Little League’s 2018 rules without a waiver.

T ball: ages 5-6 (pre-K and K)
Farm: ages 7 and 8 (one division for age 7/1st grade and one division for age 8/2nd grade)
AA: age 9 (3rd grade)
AAA: ages 10-11 (4-5th grade)
Majors: ages 10-12 (4th-6th grade) are eligible to tryout.

Late fee for Farm-Majors begins February 15!
New this year, we are offering a $30 early bird discount for T-ball for players registered before February 1, 2018.

www.newtonsoutheastll.org

Newton Girls Softball registration information

Register soon (by January 31st to save $15.00) for Newton Girls Softball, a recreational league for Newton girls in grades K-7. For information and to register, visit www.newtongirlssoftball.org.

NGS 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. Kindergarten T-Ball continues this year. Register now, you’ll be glad you did!

2018 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.
February 28th: Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund. Sorry, no refunds after this date.
March 1st – April 15th: Still accepting registrations. Player is placed on the wait list, no pair-me-with rights, and a $15 late fee. Openings filled on a first come, first served basis.