Category Archives: Sports

What’s Happening at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton invites children to register for afternoon and evening Winter Programs taking place in December and January. Featuring small groups and following all covid-19 protocols, the Club is offering programs for elementary, middle school, and high school children, in the areas of Basketball, STEM, Arts, and Leadership.

To open new possibilities for your child to have fun, stay active, and make new friends, claim your free membership to the Boys & Girls Club and register for programs today at

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Virtual Ugly Sweater 5K
Wear an ugly sweater and run or walk a 5k between November 29th and December 6th. Participants can do the race on their own time and on a route of their choosing. All proceeds go to the Annual Fund, which supports the Y’s commitment to keep the facility open to all, regardless of ability to pay. This event is an opportunity to support the Y in a social distant way, exercise, and receive prizes. Registration fees are $10 for youth, $15 for adults, or $40 for a family. Register online:

Fall Program Mini Sessions
Late Fall Program Session Starts November 16th
The Y is helping families have an active, engaging, and safe fall! The Y’s Late Fall Session runs from November 16th to December 19th (no classes the week of Thanksgiving). Register now for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs!

Create A Class
The Y is also offering the opportunity to “create a class,” by putting together a custom group such as a school cohort, a family bubble, or any group of your choosing. Most Y programs – such as basketball classes, swim lessons, fitness training groups, and more – can be created for your specific group. Staff will work with you to set up a day and time for your participant group and the program of your choosing.

Out of School Time Community Connections
Remote Learning Support and Enrichment for Grades K-8. This fall the Y’s Out of School Time (OST) program is offering a full day program from 7:45 am – 5:00 pm to support distance learning and complement the Newton Public Schools schedule. Families have the option to enroll their child for 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week. The EEC-certified Out of School Time program provides academic support, structured routine, and opportunities for physical activities and enrichment activities. Learn more at

YBA Returns to the Y
YMCA’s YBA league is returning this November. The youth basketball league will run from November 14th to February 7th. YBA offers children a safe and positive environment, an opportunity to work as a team, and enjoy physical activity. YBA programming will follow all youth sports health and safety guidelines as determined by the state of Massachusetts. For more information contact Chris Ellison at or 617-244-6050 ext. 3806.

Personal Training – Outdoors, Indoors, or Virtual Training
Personal training is available for members either outside, in a private studio, or virtually. For more information or to set up a training session, please email Jenni at or call 617-244-6050 ext. 3034. Continue reading

Boston Athletic Training offers one day basketball clinic

Join the upcoming 1 day basketball clinic at one of two small group training sessions for athletes ages 8-18. There will be two dedicated basketball trainers for these 90 minute sessions who will lead drills on everything from footwork and layups to shooting and ball handling.

Participants will maintain strict covid-19 guidelines including all athletes in masks, social distancing and keeping 2 exterior doors open throughout the clinics for better airflow!

Click here to reserve your spot for the 1 day clinic! Email with any questions or for help signing up.

November 21st, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Ages 8-13, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – HS Athletes
Hyde Center, Newton Highlands

Note for December:

BAT is also offering 8 week winter basketball clinics as well as speed and strength training programs for all age groups! Click here to learn more!

Newton Turkey Trot

Ever wondered where to get that T-shirt you see running around Newton?  Get yours for free when you register by November 2nd for the 7th annual, and hopefully only virtual, Newton Turkey Trot – We Will Trot On Together, Apart!

Newton Turkey Trot 5K November 21-29, 2020 – T-Shirt deadline is November 2nd

There will not be a traditional race day, runners will run their own virtual race in their own time the week of November 21st – 29th.  All of the race proceeds will go to the Newton Food Pantry and the Travis Roy Foundation’s Ethan Wang Fund.  Both of these amazing organizations need our support more than ever.

Register or donate at Get your turkeys in a row and trot on!

Youth Basketball Returning to the Y

The West Suburban YMCA’s YBA league is returning this November.  YBA offers children a safe and positive environment, an opportunity to work as a team, and enjoy physical activity.   The program utilizes the Y’s seven principles: everyone plays, safety first, fair play, positive competition, family involvement, sports for all, and sports for fun.

YBA will be running this fall and winter with various age groupings: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9), and Collegiate (ages 10-12.)  The session will last 10 weeks.  The first 5 weeks will consist of practice weeks and YBA will begin playing games when state guidelines are updated to allow games.

YBA will be taking all COVID precautions, including transition buffers in between sessions, teams of 10 players, only one parent/guardian allowed to spectate while remaining physically distanced in the indoor track, and a mask requirement.

Register by November 1st.  For more information contact Chris Ellison at or 617-244-6050 ext. 3806.

The program will run from  November 14th – February 7th.