Headshot of Christine (Chris) Bouchard.

Soccer Commissioner: Christine Bouchard


Soccer Commissioner: Christine Bouchard




This sport is played in both spring and fall and is a recreational and instructional program. 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 soccer. Practices/games are played on the Eastern Ave Recreation field. Teams play one weeknight at 6p (Monday through Thursday) and an hour on Saturday at either 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:00PM, or 2:30PM. No practices or games on Friday or Sunday.  The weekdays that your child is assigned may vary each week. Players learn organized soccer. The fee for this program is $45 per player with a discount for families registering 3 or more players.

Exciting things happening at BARC Fall Soccer!

BARC Snack Food Drive for Wood Road & Malta Ave Elementary

BARC Soccer is holding a snack drive for Wood Road and Malta Avenue Elementary schools!

Many of our students receive free lunches at school. As such, buying snacks each day is a hardship for many and nearly impossible for others. The impact from this donation on our students is deeply meaningful in a way that cannot be overstated.  Many of our students are hungry and need a snack. They often feel left out as their classmates are eating their snack from home. Once again, a tremendous thanks to the snack donation drive and making a significant difference in the lives of our students and their families.

We will collect snack foods from Monday, September 25th – Saturday October 28th. Donations can be dropped off to the BARC building at the Eastern Ave soccer fields Monday-Wednesday 6-7:30p as well as Saturdays 10am to 2:30p. Special arrangements can be made as well if needed by contacting Chris Bouchard at cbouchard0820@icloud.com

Examples of acceptable donations are individually wrapped:



rice krispie treats

popcorn (Smart Food, Pirate Booty)

apple sauce


granola bars

fruit snacks


BARC is excited to announce it’s newest skills development opportunity for all athletes enrolled in BARC’s Fall Soccer Program.  Over the past two years Coleman Akey, BARC Technical Coordinator has been pushing into practices to provide skills clinics with many of our teams, with very positive feedback. In order to expand this opportunity to more players, BARC is offering an open clinic on Thursday, 10/5/23 from 6p-7p at the Eastern Ave fields.  Coleman, in partnership with Chris Bouchard, Soccer Commissioner, and Kat Houle, Training Assistant, will work with players to further develop soccer skills through fun exercises.  All BARC soccer players & coaches are welcome. There is no fee for this clinic.

*You must register in order to participate. There is no fee. We just need to have numbers so we make sure we have enough staff.

This program is for all players & coaches participating in the Fall 2023 BARC soccer season. To register visit https://ballstonarearec.sportngin.com/register/form/058354746

General Registration Information:

Spring Soccer registration starts at the end of February. Fall Soccer registration starts in July.

Fall Soccer 2023

WHO: Boys and girls who will be entering Grades K-9 in the fall of 2023.

WHEN: One weeknight at 6PM (days may vary) and an hour on Saturday at either 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm or 2:30pm.  Starting on Saturday 9/16/23 and ending on Saturday 10/28/23.

WHERE: Eastern Ave fields.

COST: $45.00 per child with a discount for 3 siblings , with a $10 late fee if you register after 7/29/23.

This is the cost for residents of the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa, who also reside in the Ballston Spa School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added fee of $25.00. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

HOW TO REGISTER: Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and click on “Register/Log in” or click  https://ballstonarearec.sportngin.com/register/form/069134129  . If you have already created an online account with Sports Engine, you will be able to access the information used from your last registration. If any of your personal information has changed, please update it. If prior to this, you have not registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register. Regular registration will be from 7/8/23-7/29/23. Late registration from 7/30/23-8/6/23.

If you need help registering, please email Nora Osuchowski at ballstonarearec@gmail.com . If you have questions about the program, email Chris Bouchard at cbouchard0820@icloud.com .

Each child should wear shin guards, athletic shoes and clothing bring a ball, and water. It is advised to use bug spray & sunscreen since athletes will be outdoors.

Fall Soccer Registration Info

Note: Concessions are available on Saturdays.

Ground Control consists of students and family members from Ballston Spa Middle School’s “Launching Pad Productions” theater group. They are responsible for bringing concessions back to BARC soccer, so please say “hello” and let them know that you appreciate their efforts to keep the concessions available during soccer season. Proceeds to go benefit BARC and Launching Pad. We started back up on Saturdays in the Fall of 2018 and will continue on Saturdays for the foreseeable future. Let us know if you’d like us to try to do limited concessions on weeknights in future seasons! See you on the field!