|The Broadalbin Youth Commission was formed in 1950's to provide all youth a positive opportunity for involvement in conventional activities, such as
sports and recreational activities. The BYC is funded by the Town of Broadalbin, Village of Broadalbin, team sponsors, fund raisers, and support from
the Broadalbin Perth Central School District. The BYC supports over 400 youth and is still growing.
Our staff is currently made up of a Director, Secretary and a Coordinator for each activity. The Board of Directors consists of the Town Supervisor,
Village Mayor, School Superintendent, representatives from the Methodist, Baptist, Catholic and Presbyterian Churches, and 3 members active as a
volunteers in the programs.
The BYC mainly consists of you, our community members and volunteers!
| BROADALBIN YOUTH COMMISSION
PHILOSOPHY OF SPORTS PROGRAM
I. The youth sport’s programs are designed to encourage participation from the community (both child & adult).
II. The youth sport’s programs are an extension of our high school athletics. They are the introductory levels which should build strong athletic
programs by teaching skills, knowledge of the game, rules of the game, terminology, sportsmanship, and competitiveness.
III. Although competition should be fostered, winning should be de-emphasized (especially at the youngest level). In addition, “fun” should be
encouraged but not a primary function.
IV. Practices and games should be worthwhile with emphasis on skill development and rules of the game and not on scrimmaging. Children need
to be TAUGHT the game. Coaching clinics will be set-up prior to each season to give coaches both age appropriate drills and terminology to use as
well as some techniques to run an effective practice.
V. This program is designed to offer EVERY participant an EQUAL opportunity to compete.
VI. The concept of a “head parent” will continue to be expanded to help the coach. This parent will organize responsibilities for fellow parents to
alleviate the “extra” duties of a coach and enable him/her to focus on coaching.
| MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Broadalbin Youth Commission is to provide a safe, quality environment that will allow children to develop a positive self-image,
through the constructive use of leisure time. This program is structured such that each individual can acquire desirable social standard and ethical
behaviors. It allows children to develop and maintain a level of physical, social, and emotional/mental fitness appropriate to their age.