Category Archives: Sports

Register for Newton Girls Basketball today!

Registration is Now Open!

We are thrilled to welcome players back to the court for the 2021 – 2022 NGBA Season!  NGBA is a recreational basketball league for girls in grades 2 – 8 offering fun for beginner and experienced players alike!  We welcome Newton residents, as well as players from neighboring communities.   Come join us and bring a friend!  We appreciate your sharing this information with anyone who may be interested.

Registration Period
October 1 – November 5.
After November 5, a $20 late fee will apply and we cannot guarantee a spot on a team or accommodate a friend request. 

Registration Fees
Grade 2: $145, plus a $3 service fee charged by our registration service.
Grades 3 – 8: $175, plus a $3 service fee charged by our registration service.

Sibling Discount
NGBA provides a $20 discount per-child for the second child in the same family and on each additional child (3rd or beyond). All children must be registered using the same Sports Connect account to receive the sibling discount.  The discount will automatically apply at checkout.

Financial Aid
If your family is experiencing financial hardship, the registration fee may be waived upon request (strict confidence will be observed).  

Players who withdraw by November 15, 2021 will receive a partial refund; $25 of the fee is nonrefundable. No refunds are available for players withdrawing after November 15th.  If the NGBA season is cancelled due to social distancing measures, school closures or other unforeseen circumstances, registrants will receive a partial refund of applicable registration fees.  See NGBA website for details.

Season Dates
Grade 2: Sessions run on Saturdays, December 4 – March 5.  Select a 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00 AM session time when you register.   There are no teams or weekday practices for Grade 2. The Grade 2 program is focused on a fun, learning environment.

Grades 3 – 8: 1-hour practices begin the week of November 29.  You may select one day on the registration form that you are NOT able to practice. Otherwise practice times will be assigned according to coach availability (Monday – Thursday).  Games are played Saturdays, December 4 – March 5.

If there is a snow day, the season will be extended to March 12.  There are no games or practices during school vacations (12/25/19 – 1/1/20, 2/19/20 – 2/26/20).
This is an all volunteer league.  Please consider signing up to coach when you register your 3rd – 8th grade child.  


Registration for the NGBA 2021-2022 season will open October 2nd

NGBA is a recreational basketball league for Newton girls with fun for beginners and experienced players alike! Games are played on Saturdays for all grades, starting December 4th and continuing into mid-March; for Grades 3-8 practices are for 1-hour on one evening during the week (Mon-Thurs). You will be able to select one day on the registration form that you are NOT able to practice. Otherwise practice times will be assigned according to coach availability. There are no weekday practices for Grade 2. The Grade 2 program is focused on a fun, learning environment.

To obtain additional details and to find out more about the league,
visit the NGBA website at

8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Register here by October, 27th to receive a free Turkey Trot T-Shirt

We hope that the 2021 race will have something for everyone; a traditional in-person race day on Saturday, November 20th, and an option to run a virtual race.  

As always, we’ll be raising much needed funds for the Newton Food Pantry, and new this year, Journey Forward.

Visit for more information.

Fall Sports Training Programs at the Hyde Center!

Fall Training Programs in Newton – Basketball, Speed & Strength

BAT has been running training programs in Newton for the past 5 years and works with dozens of local families across each age group. We will run a full slate of programs for each grade level this fall. We have 2 basketball group options for each grade level with weekday and Saturday options! All of the basketball clinics will take place at the Hyde Center, as we rented The Hyde this school year from 3-7 PM on most weekdays. We also offer 1-1 and partner training as well!

We also have strength and speed enrollment on the site for our Youth & MS groups and will offer multiple drop in options for our HS athletes as well. Speed sessions will take place at the Hyde Playground or Weeks Field. Our strength training takes place at 360 Fitness in Needham.

Register for fall programs by August 20 to get a 15% early bird discount! Use promo code BAT50 for $50 off 8+ session drop-in packages. We also offer notable discounts for signing up for multiple programs and for signing up 2 kids / referrals.

For more information, you can email Chaim –


Do you want to introduce your kids to ice skating or get them ready for hockey, recreational or figure skating and give them the opportunity to skate with other kids their age?   Bay State Skating School is a non-profit organization that has for more than 50 years dedicated itself to introducing kids to the joys of ice skating.  Professional Instructors teach Recreational, Figure and Hockey skating skills to children ages 4 to 18 years old – from absolute beginners to experienced skaters.

Classes are held in 10 rinks throughout the Newton– Boston area and registration is open now.

For more information, check out our website and registration information at

Newton Kindergarten Soccer – Fall 2021

Registration is now open for the fall season of Newton Kindergarten Soccer. The fall program is for children entering kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. The games will be played at Oak Hill Middle School on Saturday mornings beginning September 11th. To be eligible, children must live or attend school in Newton, including private schools. The cost is $90 through August 27th.

To find out more or to register, please visit our website:

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