community sports

The Scotia-Glenville community is blessed with several athletic opportunities for boys and girls.

Below is information from the Youth Sport Athletic Council as well as other athletic groups: Little League Baseball, Softball League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Junior Tartans Youth Football and Cheerleading, Tartan Youth LaCrosse, Tartan Basketball Club, Highland Soccer Club, Scotia-Glenville Field Hockey Club and Burnt Hills Rowing.

Because coaches and officials change often in these organizations, the individual listed below may not be a current contact. That individual may be able to direct you to the current officials or could go to the sports' website, if there is one.

Here is information and contact persons for the Scotia-Glenville area community athletics programs:

Little League Baseball
Little League Baseball is a national organization designed to help boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 develop both baseball and social skills. There are five divisions: T-Ball, Instructional, AA, AAA and Majors. Our fees for AA, AAA and Majors are $30 for the first child and $20 for each additional child. The fee for T-Ball and Instructional is $20. Our baseball season runs from April 1 through June 20 with All-Star Play continuing through August.

Contact Person
s: Randy Risley, 393-6295 and Joe Gatta, 370-8797
Little League Baseball website: http://www.eteamz.com/Scotia-GlenvilleLL/

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Babe Ruth Baseball
Scotia-Glenville Babe Ruth provides safe and structured baseball programs to the youth of the Scotia-Glenville school district and community. Our program continues to teach the game of baseball and instills the importance of family values and assistance within the community. Our program and league serves as a recreation alternative to students 13 through 18 years of age. Our season runs from May through August.

Contact Persons
: Randy Risley, 393-6295 and Joe Gatta, 370-8797

 

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Softball League
Scotia-Glenville Girls Softball League offers both a recreational and travel program for girls ages 5 to 18. Rec season games are May through June. Practices begin in April. Rec schedule typically includes 12 - 15 games. Travel season games are June through July. Practices begin in April. Travel schedule is typically 12 games plus 2 to 4 tournaments. The league's home games are at the Beukendaal Fields, located next to S-G Bus Garage on Route 147 (Sacandaga Road).

Fees: To be determined

Softball League website: http://www.scotiaglenvillegirlssoftball.org/

Softball League Contact Information: Contact President Lisa DiSorbo at sgsoftball@gmail.com

 

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Tartan Youth Lacrosse
Season: Mid-April to the end of June
Costs: $95 per player, with a discount for families who have multiple players
in the program.
$35 sticks fee (grades K-2)
K-2: Sticks only. This is a non-contact beginning program which teaches fundamental stick skills and basics of the game. No games and no travel.
3-4: Beginning full equipment Lacrosse. At this level, stick checking is permitted but no body contact. Players will learn basic skills of the game as well as offense and defense. 7 on 7 games on a reduced field.
5-6: Continuation of skills instruction at this level. Full equipment, full field, 10 on 10 games with limited contact.
7-8: Limited body contact on regulation teams and fields.
Tartan Youth Lacrosse is a member of the Capital District Youth Lacrosse League and U.S. Lacrosse. Teams will play home and away games at various sites around the area. A 10 game schedule with an end of the year tournament (3 games) is included.

Tartan Youth Lacrosse Facebook page
: https://www.facebook.com/Tartan-Youth-Lacrosse-232082193839581/

Contact Person: Katie Bellamy, club president    email: kbellamy@nycap.rr.com; phone: 382-1988

 

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Tartan Basketball Club
The Tartan Basketball Club provides a variety of opportunities for students enrolled in Scotia-Glenville schools to play basketball. The primary season for Tartan Basketball is winter. The In-House Recreational League runs from November to February and is open to boys and girls in grades 1-6. The Winter Travel Teams compete in the Capital District Youth Basketball League which runs from November to March. There are six travel teams: boys, grades 4/5, 6, 7 and 8; girls-combined grades 4, 5 and 6 and combined grades 7 and 8; The Spring Travel Season runs through April and May. The Tartan Basketball Club presently sponsors three Spring Travel Teams: boys Junior High; boys JV; and boys varsity.
Contact person: Glen Stopera, 382-1088

 

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Highland Soccer Club
The Highland Soccer Club offers a variety of competitive and developmental soccer experiences for boys and girls ages 5-19 living in Scotia and Glenville.

Recreation Soccer: More than 600 boys and girls, from kindergarten through 8th grade, participate in the fall program, which has a seven game season beginning in late September and ending in early November. More than 300 boys and girls participate in a similar program in the spring. The players are grouped by age and play other teams in their age division.

TOP Soccer: Every spring and fall, Highland Soccer Club participate in T.O.P. Soccer, a soccer program for children with developmental disabilities or physical challenges. Registration for this program is open to children who reside anywhere in the Capital District.

Travel Soccer
: Highland Soccer Club is a member of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL), which sponsors competitive soccer for youth throughout the greater Capital District. Travel Soccer teams range in age from under 8 to under 19. Highland Soccer Club usually fields one or two teams at each age level. The playing season for travel is late April to late June. Travel teams practice, and often play competitively, at indoor venues during the winter. Because there are a limited number of places on each team, tryouts for travel teams are held each fall.

Highland Soccer Club also sponsors a tournament for travel teams in the spring. The club runs a one-week summer camp, evenings, usually in July. The club also sponsors clinics and licensing courses for its coaches.

The Highland Soccer Club's website:
http://www.highlandsoccerclub.org/.

Contacts:

Recreational Soccer, recsoccer@highlandsoccerclub.org ;

Travel Soccer, Travel@HighlandSoccerClub.org ;

President, President@HighlandSoccerClub.org

 

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Scotia-Glenville Junior Tartans Youth Football and Cheerleading

Season runs mid-August thru late-October. (Flag Football starts in September.) Potential for Competitions & Bowl games in November.

Teaching fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

Costs:

$100 Cheer/Tackle, $50 Flag - Cash, Check, Credit Card or PayPal.

$25 Trial Registration option for New Players. Ask us about multi-player family discounts and/or financial aid!

 

Participation levels:

Flag Football: K–2nd Grade.

Jr Tackle Football: 3rd & 4th Grade

Sr Tackle Football: 5th & 6th Grade

Cheerleading: Ages 5 – 13 (as of 7/31)

 

Website: www.jrtartans.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scotiaglenvillejrtartans

Email: sgjtartans@gmail.com

Mail: PO Box 2624, Scotia, NY 12325

 

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Scotia-Glenville Field Hockey Club

The Scotia-Glenville Field Hockey Club Youth Program provides both technical and tactical training for youth players in a fun, game-oriented atmosphere for girls in grades 3-6. Our youth program is currently providing our athletes the opportunity to challenge their skills with teams from other Section II schools. Our Section II youth teams are all part of the Mohawk Field Hockey Club, which was established in the early 1900s. The S-G coaching staff, along with members of the S-G field hockey program, work together to provide our young athletes the opportunity to practice and compete for four weeks during the fall season, September to October.

We play on the Scotia-Glenville High School fields, located behind S-G High School, Scotia.

What to bring: Soccer shoes for grass, sun screen, shin guards, mouthguard, rain gear, bug spray, goggles or protective eyewear and a water bottle are suggested for all attendees.

Cost: $60 ($50 for siblings)

Scotia-Glenville Field Hockey website: http://www.eteamz.com/scotiaglenvilleyouthfieldhockey/

Contact person: Lisa Snyder, Head Coach, Scotia-Glenville Varsity Field Hockey Team, contact at 518-376-1913 or coach@scotiaglenvillefieldhockey.com

 

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Burnt Hills Rowing

Burnt Hills Rowing Association offers rowing programs for 6th-12th graders all year round.

Fall – Late August/early September to early November. Coaches focus on technique and endurance. Races are timed and longer distance than Spring. Athletes participate in a Marathon Row fundraiser. BHRA hosts a regatta the first weekend in October.

Winter – December through February in various capacities. The boathouse has a heated indoor facility where the athletes train on rowing machines, weights, and other exercise equipment. Focus is on continuing to build on technique and strength developed in the Summer and Fall and prepare for the Spring. Opportunity for indoor racing.

Spring – Early March to early June. BHRA is affiliated with the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District as a scholastic sport for 7th-12th graders. 6th graders and students from other schools are welcome in club capacity.

Coaches continue on the momentum from the previous seasons to prepare athletes for championship racing. Races are side by side and just under a mile long. Opportunity to travel for spring training over April break for high school athletes.

Summer – Late June to late August in various capacities. Coaches prepare athletes for the Fall whether they are just learning or fine tuning. 2-week Learn to Row camps are offered. Opportunities to race for the high school athletes. Summer training begins the cycle to prepare our athletes for Spring championships.

BHRA Boathouse on the Mohawk River

Practices are held at our boathouse and indoor training facility on Maritime Drive in Alplaus, NY. The boathouse sits on a 12 mile stretch of the Mohawk River between lock 7 in Vischer Ferry and lock 8 in Glenville. We share the river with rowing teams from Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Scotia, Guilderland, Schenectady, Mohawk Homeschool, Union College, and Schenectady County Community College to name a few.

Our boathouse is equipped with a 2 story, heated indoor training facility complete with ergometers (rowing machines), free weights, universal systems, balance and stability equipment, circuit equipment, cardio equipment, video training and more. We’re able to utilize the facility throughout the year, especially in the winter when the river is no longer accessible.

Racing

We are fortunate to be so close to the Saratoga Rowing Association who host the majority of our races throughout the year. Middle school racing remains local with competitions at home on the Mohawk River, the Hudson River in Mechanicville, and Fish Creek in Saratoga. High school athletes have the opportunity to travel for racing. Fall racing to Boston, MA and Pembroke, NH; Spring racing to Scholastic Nationals in Camden, NJ; and Summer racing in Philadelphia, PA and St. Catharines, ON.


Burnt Hills Rowing website: http://www.bhrow.com/

Contact page: http://www.bhrow.com/contact-us/

 

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