• BYS Plus: Special needs

  • backyard sports plus named top 5 family favorit for 2016BYS Plus Program offers special needs children, ages 5 - Young Adult, a safe and appropriately competitive program to learn and enjoy team sports. The activities focus on athletic development skills while stressing the proper behaviors required for optimal group cooperation.

    • Staffed by outstanding teacher/coaches and high school peer mentors
    • 1:1 teaching ratio
    • Professionally designed curriculum
    • Program builds skills, confidence, self esteem, and a lifetime devotion to sports and fitness
    • All programs held at SUNY Purchase
    • Custom programs for recreation departments, community centers and on site afterschool programs
    • Praised by parents and professionals as one of Westchester’s leading Special Needs Sport Programs


    BYS PLUS Fall


    This program will consist of a variety of outdoor sports like baseball, soccer, flag football and ultimate frisbee with BYSC volunteers and staff.

    • Starting September 19, 2021:
      • Running on Sundays
      • Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31
    • Location: Purchase College
      • PAC Field (Performing Arts Center)
      • Turn left when you enter Purchase College and look for Backyard Sports signs
    • Times:
      • Teens: 10:00am-10:45am
      • All Ages: 11:00am-11:45am
    • Cost $275 -- (*$25.00 sibling discount)
    • Click Here to register On-line
    • Click Here to download our registration form
    • Click Here to download our schedule


    Safety Guidelines:

    • Participants and coaches are required to wear a mask. If your child is not comfortable wearing a mask, we respectfully ask that you do not attend.
    • All participants and coaches will have temperatures checks before each session.
    • Spectators are limited to ONE parent per child
    • Hand sanitizer will be available on site
    • Registrations will be limited
    • Read our Covid Awareness Letter

    Special Needs Plus After School Programs

    Using the same model as our flagship Special Needs Plus program at Purchase College, BYSC, through collaborative partnerships with Special Education PTA (SEPTA) associations is bringing Backyard Sports Plus programs to communities throughout Westchester as after school offerings.

    What Parents Are Saying!

    “I like that Backyard Sports builds on the basics and each week is a new program. It’s not just kicking or hitting balls, but getting taught athletic skills. Dillon needs repetition and he gets that here. He’s learning.”
    - Barbara Roppollo

    “My son Jake has participated in all of the Backyard Sports Plus programs. He has never been able to previously function in other sports environments. Here he looks forward to coming and walks away feeling successful. He’s proud to tell his friends that he plays on a basketball team. I am happy to see him proud.”
    - Sara Cremins

    “My son does not like change or new people and places. But after 30 minutes of Backyard Sports Plus, Ethan was laughing and having fun. The wonderful staff consists of adult coaches and volunteers of various ages. I actually cried I was so happy that this was the only time that Ethan joined a large group.”
    - Louisa Johnson

    “Thank you for your excellent program, your responsiveness, your warmth. Our son, David, will succeed in life because of programs like yours.”
    - Audrey and Bruce Nathanson

    If you have any questions about volunteering or would like to contribute to our programs, please call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052 or email Coach Danny.