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Intramural Overview

North Reading Youth Soccer’s intramural program is for younger players who want to learn the game of soccer while enjoying friendly competition with other players from North Reading. There are two playing seasons each year, fall and spring.
During both seasons, the intramural program forms teams in the Kindergarten (KG), Grade 1 (G1), Grade 2 (G2), and Grade 3 (G3) age groups. We also offer a special Pee-Wee (PW) program during the spring season for students who will be starting KG the following fall.
Intramural games are played on Saturday mornings or very early afternoon at Ipswich River Park. We will post schedules when they are available.
A reversible jersey and a size 3 ball is used in the PW-G1 age groups. Near the start of each season, we will let you know how you can purchase a reversible jersey for PW, KG, and G1 play. The jersey is reusable from season to season. G2 and G3 players will be given a jersey based on their team assignement. If you are new to our program, we will give you a size 3 ball when you buy the reversible jersey.
Teams are co-ed from G1 through G3. A player will be allowed to play in whichever group they, or their family, wishes them to play in.

Age Breakdown (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)


Birth Month/Year

2017 2016 

2015

2014

2013

2012

January

Pre-School*  Pre-School*
Grade KG 

Grade KG

 Grade 1

Grade 1

 Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

February

Pre-School*   Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1 

Grade 1

 Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

March

 Pre-School*  Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1 

Grade 1

 Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel 

April

 Pre-School*  Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1 

Grade 1

Grade 2 

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

May

 Pre-School*  Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1 

Grade 1

Grade 2 

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

June

 Pre-School* Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1 

Grade 1

Grade 2 

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

July

 Pre-School*  Pre-School*
 Grade KG 

Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 2 

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 3

See Travel

August

 Pre-School*  Pre-School* Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

September

   Pre-School* Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

October

   Pre-School* Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

November

   Pre-School* Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

December

   Pre-School* Grade KG

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

                                                  * Pre-School only offered during the Spring season

See below for specific information on practices, game formats, and uniforms for each age group.

Grade KG (Kindergarten) and (Spring Only) Pre-School

The Grade KG program is for players who are in Kindergarten during the school year.
The Pee-Wee program introduces organized soccer to players who are beginning kindergarten the following fall.
  • We use a dual-field, double goal format (i.e. there are two games going on simultaneously), and the games are 3v3 with no keepers. While it may not look like the soccer you see on television, the goal is to maximize the amount of times players touch the ball and score goals.
  • The session includes time for  drills that promote individual skill development as well as scrimmages.
  • There are no practices during the week 

Grade 1

The U7 program is for players who turn 7 during the school year, typically first-graders.
  • We use a dual-field, double goal format (i.e. there are two games going on simultaneously), and the games are 4v4 with no keepers. While it may not look like the soccer you see on television, the goal is to maximize the amount of times players touch the ball and score goals.
    The session includes time for  drills that promote individual skill development as well as scrimmages.
  • There are no practices during the week.

Grade 2

The U8 program is for players who turn 8 during the school year, typically second-graders.
  • Games are 5v5 plus keepers and small nets. We begin to incorporate throw-ins, goal/corner kicks, positioning and referees.
  • Games are 45 minutes long with a 30 minute practice session immediately before the game.
  • A size 3 soccer ball is used.
  • There is 1 practice during the week.
  • Team jerseys are provided by NRYS

Grade 3

The U9 age group represents players who turn 9 during the school year, typically third-graders. 
  • Games are 6v6 plus keepers and played on a normal U10 (6v6) field.
  • Games are 45 minutes long with a 30 minute practice session sometime during a 75 minute time slot.
  • There are 2 practices during the week.
  • Team jerseys are provided by NRYS.
  • A size 4 ball is used (not provided).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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