Track & Field
About our Track & Field Commissioner: This will be the 5th year of BARC’s Track & Field Program which is led by Matthew Germann. Matt currently teaches 8th grade math at Ballston Spa Middle School, and has been coaching for 27 seasons- 19 of those as the Varsity X-C, Indoor and Outdoor Track coach. During this time he’s had numerous athletes qualify for the NYS Championship meet in X-C and Track & Field- including seven top 8 finishers, four top 5 finishers, and a NYS and Federation champion in indoor track. Many of these athletes have also continued running at the college level, including scholarship athletes at both Division 1 & 2 schools.
About our program: This program is a great experience for all of the people involved (staff & athletes). It promotes a FUN environment for young athletes to try out some of the events offered in track & field. The program introduces our younger athletes who are new to the sport (no experience necessary) to the fundamentals of high jump, long jump, relays, and some running events from sprinting to longer distances. This is all while giving experienced athletes in the sport more advanced coaching with the goal of improving their mechanics, form and technique in our running and field events, as well as hurdles. Another benefit of our program is the community building we achieve by having varsity athletes volunteering their time to coach our younger athletes. This gives our current and former athletes a chance to be role models for our future student athletes, and allows us to have a much better coach to athlete ratio. As a final note, even if your son/daughter might not be interested in track & field, running is a great life-long activity. Getting our elementary and middle school kids involved at an early age has countless benefits!
The objective of this program is to provide Ballston area students with a recreational track and field team. In this program athletes learn a variety of track & field sports & participate in a ‘mini meet’ at the end of the session. The fee for this program is $40 per player, with a discount for families registering 2 or more players . This program takes place on Wednesday evenings.
Registration opens mid May and the program starts at the end of June.
Track & Field 2020
Registration period for the 2020 Track & Field season runs from 06/23/2020 to 07/13/2020.
- Who: Boys and girls who are entering grades 3-9 in September of 2020 and reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa.
- When and Where:
Day: Wednesdays from 5p – 6p or 6p – 7p
Dates: July 22 & 29 & August 12,19, & 26
Where: Ballston Spa High School Track
- Cost: $40.00 per child, $70.00 for 2 siblings; with a limit of $100.00 for 3 siblings or more. *This is the cost to residents of the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa who reside in the Ballston Spa School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa school district, there is an additional fee of $25.00.
- How to register: Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and go to the ‘Register/Log In’ link. If you have already created an online account, 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. Online registration will open June 23rd. A late fee of $10.00 will be applied after July 13th only if there is space left. If you need help registering, please email email@example.com .