Backyard Sports Cares

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Inclusive Sports

The Rye YMCA, in partnership with Backyard Sports Cares, offers children of all abilities (ages Kindergarten through 8th grade) a sports program geared for young athletes with special needs. 

The program is led by adult coaches and each participant is paired 1:1 with a middle or high school volunteer.  Players will learn sport specific skills using a special education curriculum, in a safe environment giving each athlete an opportunity to succeed at their own individual pace. 

In addition to skill acquisition, players will participate in appropriately competitive games and challenges.

Watch a slideshow of the basketball program.