Backyard Sports+ Special Needs Athletes Play GaGa at SUNY Purchase

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This past weekend our Backyard Sports Plus Special Need athletes and coaches were treated to an indoor session of GaGa at Purchase College.  The GaGa pits were provided courtesy of Scott Blumberg and Talon Athletics, a local GaGa activity provider and manufacturer of GaGa specialty equipment. The players received progressive skill instruction, including striking a ball towards a target and dodging an incoming ball. The program concluded with live GaGa games in the pit which were enjoyed by the participants and their family fans.

BYSC Special Needs Athletes Play Gaga

Thank you to Talon Athletics for donating the GaGa playspace to Backyard Sports Cares.  Talon Athletics’ GaGa equipment is available for clubs, parties, and afterschool activities.  Contact Scott Blumberg at: sblumberg@talonathletics.com or  (914) 420-1403 for info.

Backyard Sports Cares Brings Special Needs Sports Programming to New England

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  This fall, Backyard Sports Cares launched its first soccer program for kids with Special Needs in Weston, CT. In collaboration with the Weston, CT, Parks & Recreation Department, the program has gotten off to a great start with enthusiastic volunteers from Weston High School helping to teach young athletes soccer skills, while having lots … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Cares Brings Special Needs Sports Programming to New England”

Backyard Sports Plus Teen Basketball League Gets Going!

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Thanks to our teen coaches and players for a successful start to the Backyard Sports Plus Teen Basketball League.  Coach Vin Minotti led the group in clinical instruction followed by inclusive competitive basketball games for the squad.  We meet Sunday mornings at 10am at the main gym at Purchase College for all interested teen players and … Continue reading “Backyard Sports Plus Teen Basketball League Gets Going!”

Tennis Anyone?

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Backyard Sports Cares Brings Special Needs Friends & Fun to the Court Volunteers and members of Backyard Sports gathered at Ridgeway Alliance Church in White Plains on Sunday, April 3rd, for some intense and competitive games geared around the exhilarating game of tennis. The tennis program, led by Backyard Sports Cares and teen volunteers, helps … Continue reading “Tennis Anyone?”

BYSC Kicks Off Teen Sports League for Competitive Special Needs Players

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Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) has launched a new Sports League for middle school and high school kids with special needs. The unique and appropriately competitive 6-week program will run through mid-June with practices and games taking place at Purchase College. In addition to soccer, the league will resume in the fall with other sports, including … Continue reading “BYSC Kicks Off Teen Sports League for Competitive Special Needs Players”

3-on-3 Tournament Raises Awareness and Celebrates Day of Community Connection

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For Special Needs Players and Typical Peers, Sports are a Barrier Breaker On Sunday, April 19th, we host our third annual 3-on-3 Tournament.  This event means so much to our organization and the kids that we serve.  In addition to raising funds that keep our programs going, equally important, is the opportunity to raise awareness … Continue reading “3-on-3 Tournament Raises Awareness and Celebrates Day of Community Connection”