Youth sports isn’t just about sport. It’s about keeping the fun in the game and teaching your athletes lessons they can take with them in life.

Thank you for visiting the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association (PBGYAA) website. We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization with more than 5,500 children playing in our seven Recreation Leagues. We work closely with the City of Palm Beach Gardens, who provides us with the best sports facilities in the county. PBGYAA sports include: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer and Softball.

It is because of our enthusiastic volunteers throughout the PBGYAA sports leagues that our programs are so successful. All volunteer coaches have gone though a full background check by the city of Palm Beach Gardens. Each Division Board consists of incredibly dedicated volunteers who are elected for an annual term.

PBGYAA Board Members

Executive Board

President: Tony Badala
View President: David Craven
Secretary: Laurie French
Treasurer: Robert Coleman
Member at Large: Ashley Newby
Member at Large: Nick Ditammaso

Baseball President: Hal Venoff
Basketball President: Benji Schwab
Flag Football President: Nick Haffey
Football President: Anthony Pulieri
Lacrosse President: Bob Gerard
Soccer President: Richard Dusenbury
Softball President: Michelle Heim


Executive Director – Laurie French
Accountant – Debbie Marchesani
Accountant – Sarah Saunders

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Support our living legacy of 53 years of children's sports in Palm Beach Gardens! Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association (PBGYAA) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.