Athletic Haven is a volunteer-based non-profit organization created to support youth athletes in New York’s Capital Region. Founded in 2016 by area coach Scott McIntyre, the organization offers low-cost camps, open gyms, coaching and training opportunities.
Through its Awareness Athletics program, it also provides opportunities for youth athletes to participate in area travel teams. In exchange, participants are expected to pay-it-forward and raise funds for local charities.
Our mission is to provide a philanthropic outlet through community events and athletics to help meet the financial and emotional needs of aspiring young student-athletes.
Athletic Haven has also established the tsm Fund and grants scholarships annually to athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship in memory of McIntyre’s son, Tyler, who passed away in 2012.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Scott McIntyre has coached basketball, softball and soccer at the recreational, travel, high school, college, and semi-pro levels since 2001.
The vision for Athletic Haven took shape to honor the memory of Scott’s six-year old son, Tyler who lived with joy, enthusiasm, honesty, resiliency and kindness. These same traits serve as the backbone for Athletic Haven’s core values.
However, Scott didn’t want it to be just about his little boy. Frustrated by the growing trend of kids dropping out of sports because they didn’t quite make the cut or because of the rising cost of youth sports, Scott wanted to be able to help all children in need of better coaching, more opportunities or financial assistance.
Scott is engaged and a father to five children. He resides in Albany, NY, with his fiance’, Chana, and their children.