BARC was established in 1952 with the goal of providing low cost recreational programs to families in the Ballston Spa School District and surrounding area, so participants & their families can participate in a variety of recreational, educational & athletic activities. This is accomplished through support from the Towns of Milton, Malta, & Ballston, and the Village of Ballston Spa, as well as support from the Ballston Spa Central School District. BARC is non profit organization serving students grades K-12 and their families by providing programs such as t-ball, instructional baseball, soccer, tennis (summer & indoor), track & field, youth theater, swim, basketball, enrichment (school-based and off site intensives), and various arts programs.
BARC works very closely with the school district, however the programs are not run by the school.
In order to receive emails pertaining to all upcoming BARC active registrations, please click the ‘Register/Log In’ button and create an account on our Sports Engine regsitration site. Information is not sent home through the schools.
The online account is for all BARC programs, not just for sports.
BARC Program Schedules
Special Announcements & Program Closings
BARC Spring Soccer & Instructional Baseball are canceled tonight (Thursday 6/1/23) due to the heat.
BARC Track & Field Registration is online now! https://ballstonarearec.sportngin.com/register/form/703333209
BARC Tennis registration is online now! https://ballstonarearec.sportngin.com/register/form/957763278
Registration for BARC’s newest programs Dance it out!, Intro to LaCrosse, and European Hanball will all be online 6/3/23-7/2/23!
Interested in Coaching?
If you want to coach a sport, register online through the adult’s/parent’s account. (This is done separately from your child’s registration.) Still have questions? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
What if I can’t commit to the entire schedule? We know it’s a big time commitment, but if you partner with another parent to coach & let us know in the comment section of both coaches’ registrations who you’re partnering with, we will place you together. You can also enlist parent volunteers at the start of the season to cover the occasional game or practice. Many parents are eager to help out, but just can’t do it every week.
What if I have one weekday that I can’t be there (for example Wednesdays), can I still coach? Let us know in the comment section of your registration what weekday it is & we will make sure that you don’t get scheduled that day each week. We can’t meet schedule requests for multiple days per week, or for various days throughout the season, but we can typically avoid the same day each week.
I don’t have any coaching experience. Can I still coach? Yes. While coaching experience is helpful, we are a recreational & instructional program. Our rules are basic and are not complicated- especially for the younger age groups. We are here to have fun.
Will I get a copy of drills or other training? Yes. You get the rules at the coaches meeting. We also set up one or two clinics prior to the start of the season for coaches- to go over drills & techniques. In addition, we have drills that we email to anyone who would like them. Lastly you have the support of our commissioners and technical coordinators.
Please consider signing up to coach. We can’t run these programs without great volunteers like you! To register to coach, visit https://ballstonarearec.sportngin.com/register/form/949355142
If you have not coached before, a background check will have to be completed.
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Thank you to our sponsors!
Use the navigation under the logos to see more of our sponsors or visit our sponsors page.