• BYS Plus: Special needs

  • backyard sports plus named top 5 family favorit for 2016BYS Plus Program offers special needs children, ages 5-15, 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 Spring Program

    • Starting in April 2020 and running on:
      • 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17 - (Main Gym for these dates)
      • 5/31, 6/7, and 6/14 - (Great Lawn for these dates or gym if it rains)
    • Runs on Sundays
    • Location: Purchase College
    • Times:
      • Teens: 10:00am-11:00am
      • All Ages: 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 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

    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

    Please call (914) 304-4052 or Click Here to contact us if you would like information on our community partnership opportunities and programs, or if you would like to volunteer.