Thursday, 09 September 2021 16:26

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department

New Fall '21 - Challenger Soccer 

Following the tremendous success of Saratoga Little League’s Challenger Baseball Program and the Saratoga Springs City School District’s Unified Athletic programs, Saratoga Rec. is excited to announce that it will be introducing an adaptive Soccer Program that gives players with specialized needs a place to join in and play the game of soccer in our community. 

This program, for ages 4 to 22, is structured to educate participants about the game of soccer, develop the physical skills needed to play the game, and compete against their peers in a weekly game. 

Challenger Soccer will be held on Saturdays from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Saratoga Casino & Hotel (34 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs). Players will need to bring water and wear sneakers/cleats – no jewelry or watches. Fees are $45 for city residents and $65 for non-city residents, and a t-shirt is included in the fee.

Volunteer coaches are needed. 

Field Hockey 

Drive up your skills! The Field Hockey League is geared towards the individual looking to learn the sport through drills and team play. Tuesday’s session will focus on skill development and Saturday’s sessions will focus on team play. 

The Field Hockey League is for ages 8 to 14. The league will run from Sept. 14 to Oct. 23 on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Rec. Center Field (15 Vanderbilt Ave). Players will need a water, stick, shin guards, and mouth guard; the Rec. Department will supply each participant with the necessary equipment if they do not own it. 

Fees before Sept. 6 are $55 for city residents and $65 for non-city residents. Fees after Sept. 6 are $80 for City residents and $90 for non-city residents.

Coordinator is Jenna Cappezutti, Elmira College four-year starter and former Scotia-Glenville coach.

Volleyball

Serve up your best! The Volleyball Program focuses on skill development and the teaching of rules and strategy in order to become a better volleyball player. Two sessions will be offered, one for 8 to 12 year-olds and another for 13 to 16 year-olds. 

The Volleyball Program will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20 at the Rec. Center (15 Vanderbilt Ave). Ages 8-12 will play on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and ages 13-16 will also play on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Participants will need a water and sneakers. 

Fees before Sept. 6 are $55 for city residents and $65 for non-city residents. Fees after Sept. 6 are $80 for city residents and $90 for non-city residents. 

Pickleball Workshop

This fall, the Rec. Department will be hosting four workshops on Sept. 16. Two are geared towards Beginners, one is geared towards Advanced Beginners (those with knowledge of the game and who have some playing experience), and one geared toward those players at an Intermediate level.

The Beginners workshop for ages 16+ is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Beginners workshop for ages 18+ is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The rest of the workshops are for ages 18+ with the Advanced Beginners from 12 to 12:30 p.m. and the Intermediate from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The workshops will be held at the East Side Rec Pickleball Courts (226 Lake Avenue). Fees before Sept. 13 are $45 for city residents and $65 for non-city residents. Fees after Sept. 13 are $70 for city residents and $90 for non-city residents. 

Participants will need a paddle, water and sneakers. Coordinator: Ken Henderson, Traveling Pickleball Pros.

Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550 x2300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

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