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 Program Schedules

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

Fall Enrichment starts Saturday 11/2/19. No program on 11/9 or 11/30/19. 

Creative Candle Making starts Tuesday 11/5/19.

Poetry & Creative Writing has been postponed until January.

Mixed Media program registration is open until 11/15/19.

Basketball Registration is online from 11/8/19-12/8/19.

Ski registration opens October 16th, 2019 and runs through November 15th.

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BARC News

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

BARC is very happy to announce that we will now be offering an end of the season credit for parents who…

Employment Opportunities

BARC is looking for basketball referees for our upcoming winter program. The rate of pay is $12-14 per hour based on…

Community Announcements

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BACC UPK 2019-20

The Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) has openings for it’s 2019-2020 Universal Pre-K program. Please see the link below for more…

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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