Welcome to BARC

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 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, go to REGISTER/LOG IN and create an account. Information is not sent home through the schools.

The online account is for all BARC programs, not just for sports.

BARC Bash 2020

BARC was formed almost 70 years ago as a community organization to provide recreation, enrichment and educational programs to the youth that live in the Ballston Spa Central School District. As the communities that it serves have grown, BARC has diversified and expanded its programs to increase its impact in the community. Historically, BARC has received annual funding through Ballston Spa Central School District budget referendums as well as municipal funding from the Towns of Malta, Milton, Ballston and the Village of Ballston Spa.
As a new decade begins, BARC’s Board of Directors has set forth a strategy to further grow its programs. To carry out this strategy, BARC has taken the necessary steps to operate as a registered not-for-profit [501(c)3] organization. This organizational change will allow BARC to gain access to fundraising revenue in addition to the municipal funding sources.
To celebrate BARC’s new not-for-profit organizational status, community members businesses are invited to leap into the new decade and attend BARC’s inaugural fundraising event to be held on “Leap Day” – February 29,2020.

BARC TAKES THE LEAP!

Join us in celebrating BARC’s leap into the not-for-profit world!

When: Saturday, 2/29/20 from 7p-10p

Where: Saratoga Eagle, 45 Duplainville Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Cost: $50 per person or $90 per couple

Purchase your tickets here!

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Interested in Coaching?

If you want to coach a sport, just register online through your family 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.

Please consider signing up to coach. We can’t run these programs without great volunteers like you!

If you have not coached before, a background check will have to be completed.

Special Announcements
& Program Closings

Winter Enrichment starts on 2/2/20. Class assignments will be emailed at least 3 days prior to the start of the program.
Our Art Program Winter Series is open for registration. Check our Art Program page for more details on offerings.
Ski season starts Saturday January 4th. Please contact Willard Mountain with any questions at (518) 692-7337.

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BARC News

BARC Bash 2020

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Arts Program Coordinator Announcement

BARC is excited to welcome Casey Martin as our new Arts Program Coordinator. Casey is the co-founder and director of the…

Enrichment Program Coordinator Announcement

BARC is very excited to announce that Ryan Cummings has accepted the position of Enrichment Program Coordinator. Ryan has a Bachelors…

Coaches Discount

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Please visit our sponsor page by clicking the button below for more information and links to our sponsors.
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