BARC Programs

                                                   PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

T-BALL: This program is for children entering K & 1st grades. Players hit from a T and are introduced to the basics of sanctioned baseball. This program starts in the spring. The fee for this program is $25 per player with a discount for families registering 3 or more players.

INSTRUCTIONAL BASEBALL: In this program an adult pitches to the player. It is the next step in preparing for sanctioned baseball. Children entering grades 1-3 are eligible. However, those entering 1st grades must have one year of T-Ball prior to registering. This is not a requirement for those entering grades 2 & 3. This program starts in the spring. The fee for this program is $25 per player with a discount for families registering 3 or more players.

SOCCER: This sport is played in both spring and fall. In the spring those entering grades K-9 in September are eligible to play. In the fall those in grades K-9 are eligible to play, but if on the school team they can not play BARC. Practices/games are played on the Eastern Ave. Recreation field. Players learn organized soccer. The fee for this program is $25 per player with a discount for families registering 3 or more players.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES: The Saturday classes are held from 10a- 12 noon for 6 weeks in both the fall and winter. In the summer, classes are held Monday through Friday from 10a- 12 noon for 3 weeks. Yoga, Bokwa, gymnastics, dance, theater, arts & crafts, tae kwon do, cooking, etc. are offered. Each class is one hour long and students may choose 2 classes. The offerings change with each session. The fee for this program is $5 per student.

BASKETBALL: This program starts in January. Boys and girls in grades 3-9 are eligible to participate. There are separate boys and girls teams. Players in the beginning level are introduced to basketball, and as the grade level goes up the instruction level is adjusted to meet their needs. The fee for this program is $25 per player with a discount for families registering 3 or more players.

SWIM TEAM: Children entering Kindergarten through to June graduates are eligible for this program. They must be able to swim 25 yards without a floatation device or stopping. This program starts in May and runs through the summer. The fee for this program is $100 per swimmer.

FAMILY SKI/SNOWBOARDING: The whole family is encouraged to participate in this program. Different packages are offered according to ability and Willard’s program offerings for that year. BARC families received a discounted group rate from Willard Mountain by participating in this program, and all participants  can ski the whole season. This program starts in January. Fees vary from year to year based on the packages that Willard is offering.

TENNIS CAMP & INDOOR TENNIS CAMP: The objective of these camps are to provide solid instruction to build lifetime skills in tennis, create enthusiasm for the game, provide a network of tennis relationships, and help the beginner to intermediate player enjoy the beginnings of competition. Indoor tennis runs for 5 weeks during the winter with a fee of $50 per player. Tennis camp is a summer program for 6 weeks with a fee of $50 per player. Both programs take place on Monday evenings.

TRACK & FIELD CAMP: The objective of this program is to provide Ballston area students with a recreational track and field team. The fee for this program is $25 per player, with a discount for families registering 2 or more players . This program takes place on Thursday evenings.

BARC SUMMER THEATER: This educational theater program begins in May and concludes in August with a major production open to the public. Its objective is to educate students in acting, staging, set design, and other aspects of theater with professionalism as the focus. The fee for this program is $50 per participant.

MANY PROGRAMS ARE ADDED DURING THE YEAR AND ARE NOT LISTED. WE SUGGEST THAT YOU ROUTINELY CHECK THE BARC WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.