Knowing their place doesn’t mean out of place

Backyard Sports Timeout – Where our coaches field parents’ questions about Team Sports and offer ways to make it the Fun, Enriching Experience it’s supposed to be My daughter has some cognitive development issues and would not be considered a “mainstream kid.” She doesn't play any sports even though her doctor says it’s okay for her to participate. She’s self-conscious and doesn't feel she can do it. Is there any type of sport that would be good for her?  A: Every team needs Read more [...]

Doing Competitive Team Sports Right – So Everyone Gets to Play

In an interview with Good Day Hudson Valley, representatives from Backyards Sports (BYS) and Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC), Danny Bernstein, Vin Minotti and Linda Banta, discuss the genesis of BYS and BYSC. Bernstein emphasizes how a commitment to dialing back the pressure to win at all costs and pumping up the intrinsic value of play continues to set BYS apart in the competitive team sports arena. Special Needs Recreation director, Linda Banta, along with her son Garrett, a participant in BYS Read more [...]

Westchester Family Magazine Recognizes Backyard Sports’ Special Needs Programs

Backyard Sports’ programming for children with special needs has been named a 2015 Top 5 Family Favorite by Westchester Family MagazineReaders of Westchester Family Magazine were asked to name their Family Favorites across 37 categories. Thousands of parents weighed in and Backyard Sports was honored as a Top 5 Favorite in the category of “Special Needs Recreation Programs.” “This type of acknowledgement from parents for our Backyard Sports Plus program is beyond gratifying,” said Read more [...]