America's favorite pastime offered for boys and girls ages 7-13.
Our program features skills, drills, and games.Our 2019 baseball program has wrapped up for the season. We had so much fun! Please come back soon to see our plans for 2020.
Youth Basketball is one of the most popular sports around right now. Our basketball program is designed to instruct youth in the fundamentals of the sport, coupled with educational and life skills training.
During the sessions, boys and girls will learn offensive skills such as shooting and passing, and defensive skills such as proper stance and rebounding. Players will then be divided into teams and will be able to implement individual skills in full court game settings.
As always, this is a completely free program, with all equipment provided.
Winter Basketball Clinic
Open to all Albany County youth, ages 5-17
February 17-19, 2020
6:00-7:30pm | Ages 5 -10 [Waitlist Full - no longer accepting names]
7:30-9:00pm | Ages 11-17
Village of Colonie Recreation Center
3 Thunder Road, Colonie
This is a FREE program
Because of the increase in trauma related injuries, including brain and neck injuries, the need for non-contact football has never been more vital.
The competitive level of flag football has increased and the National Football League (NFL) has endorsed these efforts and fully supported leagues around the country.
With the number of Albany County areas with existing parks and fields, hosting teams and leagues will create the possibilities of countywide tournaments and competitions.
Offering flag football leagues throughout the County will also provide youth with competitive, exciting opportunities to showcase their skills and talents.
Our summer/fall 2019 programs were a great success! Check back soon for new program schedules
Our skating program has been postponed. Please "stay tuned" for updates.
With Albany County already providing a state of the art facility, we are excited to offer youth the opportunity to learn to ice skate through our free programs. The confidence gained from learning to skate leads to personal growth and a self-esteem boost that lasts a lifetime.
Once your child has learned to ice skate, they can choose to participate in our Learn to Play Hockey sessions. The growth of our hockey program supports local competitive hockey leagues and more advanced hockey teams in our schools.
When our ice skating and hockey learning sessions are over, your children can continue to enjoy skating by participating in programs offered by the Albany County Hockey Facility.
In 2019, we had 306 kids between the ages of 5 and 9 participate in our learn to skate program. This is a fully inclusive program, welcoming kids with all abilities.
Learn to Skate
Open to all Albany County youth, ages 5-13
Saturdays, March 14 through April 18, 2020 - POSTPONED
Our wait list is full - we can no longer accept new registrations for the March-April program.
Albany County Hockey Facility
830 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville
(across from the airport)
Please note: Karate classes have been suspended through April 20, 2020.
Under the direction of Shihan Tony Butler and his personally trained assistants, boys and girls ages 5 to 14 benefit from the valuable lessons taught.
The style of karate taught is Shotokan karate.
Self-discipline, self-confidence, and respect are just some of the qualities that are taught through this program.
Students will be provided with their own gi (uniform), and will be exposed to and participate in tournaments and events.
Currently we are holding karate classes at the following locations and times:
|Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
66 Church Street
|BKW Elementary School
1738 Helderberg Trail
58 Verda Avenue
1979 Central Avenue, Albany
|Bethlehem Bethlehem FULL,
Jan. 9 - May 28, 2020
|Bethlehem Town Hall
447 Delaware Ave, Delmar
|Watervliet Civic Center
14th Street, Watervliet
|Cohoes Middle School
7 Bevan Street
All classes are open enrollment, and run year round (unless noted). Registration for new students is done at each site, or you can register online »
This growing sport is becoming more and more popular in urban environments.
With the number of Albany County high schools already providing lacrosse teams, this program will be used as a development and feeder program for future lacrosse athletes, both male and female.
The program will focus on lacrosse skills, with some team playing.
Our summer/fall 2019 program has wrapped up successfully! Check back for future program schedules.
Track & field is one of the oldest sports. In ancient times, it was an event held in festivals such as the Olympic Games in Greece. Today, track & field events are still a major part of the Olympics, and watched by millions around the world.
The Recreation Department's track & field summer program is instructional for boys and girls ages 11-17, and includes sprints, middle & long distance runs, and long & triple jumps. There is also the opportunity to attend meets with youths from around the region.