Current Session Info

Enrichment Ninja Lab Program- 2021

Registration closes in 6 days

This newest installment of BARC's community Enrichment program is for students in grades K-8 who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa. It is being held on Saturdays (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) from 10am – 11:30am. Sessions will take place at Saratoga Ninja Lab in Malta (9 Stonebreak Rd #3, Malta, NY 12020).

Saratoga Ninja Lab partners with BARC to bring another opportunity for kids to be active in an individual and team environment. This partnership program will be held at the Saratoga Ninja Lab site with Ninja Lab coaches and a BARC staff Program Coordinator. Coaches will help every student navigate the obstacle courses and promote teamwork to accomplish their individual and team goals. The educational aspect of this program is to improve confidence, physical fitness, teamwork, problem solving, and accomplishing goals.

BARC will be following the COVID guidelines of Saratoga Ninja Lab. Visit the BARC Enrichment page for more details.


2021 Indoor Tennis

Boys and Girls who are currently in 3rd-8th grade and reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa. However, if you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

This program is for new, beginning, and intermediate players who want to have fun and learn the fundamentals of tennis through drills and games. The program is directed by the Boys' and Girls' Varsity Coach, Mark Rabideau and assisted by high-level players. This program is on Monday nights at 6pm starting November 15th.

The program takes place at the Wood Road/Milton Terrace gyms.


BARC Basketball Winter 2022

Registration opens in 12 days

BARC's basketball registration for students in GRADES K-8 is open from 11/6/21 to 12/5/21. (11/28/21-12/5/21 will be considered late registration.) *There is limited space in the Boys/Girls K-2 & Boys/Girls 6-8 divisions, so register early.

To be eligible, children must reside in the Towns of Malta, Milton, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa and meet the grade requirements above as of September 2021. If you do not reside in the BSCSD, there will be an added $25.00 fee.

The season begins on Monday, January 3rd and will continue until February 17th. (The end of the season is reserved for make up games.) Each division will play two weeknights (Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs). In addition, there are two time slots, depending on the child's division- 5:45p or 7p. Divisions will be assigned their time slot & days of the week after registration has ended. K-2 typically plays at Malta Ave on Tuesday & Thursday. All other divisions play at the Wood Road/Milton Terrace gyms, typically on Monday & Wednesday. (*There will be a few exceptions based on gym availability.) There are separate boys' and girls' divisions for grades 3-5. K-2 and 6-8 are co-ed.

LATE FEE: There will be a $10 late fee added for registrations received after November 27th.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR COACHES, CARPOOLING, SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE WEEK, TO MEET SCHEDULING NEEDS, OR FOR FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS (OTHER THAN SIBLINGS) TO BE PLACED TOGETHER.

Students who make the school modified basketball teams can not play BARC basketball. They can register, but if selected for one of these teams, you must notify BARC so that their registration can be voided and a refund will be provided.

Remember if you want to coach or assistant coach you MUST register separately as an adult. If you are interested in sponsoring a team, contact Nora Osuchowski at ballstonarearec@gmail.com.


2021 Learning to Knit

Registration is closed

Learning to knit is part of the BARC Arts Program, which is a year round arts program that explores various aspects of the arts in 4-5 week segments.

The wonderful world of yarn and knitting can provide you with a lifetime of adventure! In this class you will learn the basic knit and purl stitches and how to combine them to create a scarf. We will also talk about the endless types of yarns that are available. You will finish with your first wearable piece, and the confidence, curiosity and inspiration to knit your way into the future!

Our instructor, Anne Menkens, Ph D., has been knitting for 50+ years, ever since mother taught her as a little girl. Her professional training is in biological sciences. Anne recently retired from the National Institutes of Maryland and relocated to the Ballston area. She is also a weaver and has begun to explore the art of fused glass!

Classes will be held on Mondays from 6pm-7:30pm
Dates: 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06

This session is for boys and girls who are currently in 6th - 10th grade, who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, Ballston or the Village of Ballston Spa, and who are in the Ballston Spa Central School District. If you do not reside in the Ballston Spa School District, there is an added $25.00 fee.

Getting Help

If you need help with the registration process, click here to submit a request, or contact:

For assistance with Indoor Tennis Camp,
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For assistance with BARC Basketball,
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For assistance with Registration,
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For more information, visit the Ballston Area Recreation Commission website at http://www.ballstonarearec.org

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REGISTERING  

  • Please read the program description & questions carefully to avoid being placed in the wrong grade, division, or class, and to avoid errors on your team shirt (when appropriate).                                                                                                                                                                                                      

INTERESTED IN COACHING?

  • If you want to coach a sport, just register online through your family account. (Answering 'yes' to the question on your child's registration about being interested in coaching does not register you.) Still have questions? Here are some answers to regularly 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 varoious 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 volunteers. If you have not coached before, a background check will have to be completed.

  WANT TO SPONSOR A TEAM?

  • Indicate 'Yes' where asked when registering your child and then email Nora Osuchowski at ballstonarearec.org for the next steps. You can also visit our 'Sponsorship Opportunities' page at http://ballstonarearec.org/barc-sponsorship-opportunities/ for more details on our packages, our online form, and to pay through Paypal.

 MISSING DEADLINE DATES

  • If you have missed the deadline and the program registration is closed, email our registrar, Cheryl Kelly at ckelly@ballstonarearec.org to be put on a waiting list. There is no guarantee of placement but we will try our best.