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For many of us, the JCC IS basketball. Our reputation, facilities and staff have the JCC quickly becoming one of the Pittsburgh area’s premiere basketball destinations and offers members year round basketball competition, recreation and education for players of all ages and levels of ability.

Our gymnasiums–-two in Squirrel Hill and one in the South Hills–-are well-maintained full-court gyms open year-round.

The JCC offers a wide variety of basketball programs and clinics. We take great pride in our staff, who instruct and mentor the players, and encourage them to work on their strengths as well as their weaknesses in a well-disciplined and competitive environment. It is extremely important to us that each and every one of our participants becomes a better basketball player after they have gone through our various programs.

Our Basketball program consists of instructional clinics, teams and leagues for children and youth from Tiny Tots to Little Champ Super Hoopers; nurturing future leaders at each step. Within this program, teenagers serve as volunteer mentors and paid instructors for the youngest age groups. There are also leagues for High School students to compete against teams from all across the area as well as opportunities for adults to get together and compete on the court.

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Squirrel Hill: Squirrel Hill Gym Schedule – (6.1.19)
South Hills: SH Gym schedule September 2019

Clinics in Squirrel Hill

Please note: The following programs will be held at the JCC in Squirrel Hill.

Little Rookies Skills Clinic: grades K-2
This 6-week program places an emphasis on fun
and teaches fundamental skills necessary for
younger players to learn to play the game the
right way.
Sundays • 2-2:45 pm
September 8-October 13
$75; $95/community

Youth Skills Clinic: grades 3-8
Get back on the court and ready for the
upcoming basketball season! Our JCC coaches
will get you back in game shape and ready to
be your best. Skills, drills, competitions and
games are included in this exciting mini-camp.
Sundays • 4-5 pm
September 8-October 13
$75; $95/community

N.B.A. (No Boys Allowed) Skills Clinic:
grades 3-8
High energy, enthusiasm and tons of fun create
a clinic experience that girls of all ages and skill
levels will love. Female coaches are role models
in a competitive environment designed to instill
self confidence.
Sundays • 3-4 pm
September 8-October 13
$75; $95/community

Explosive and Power Training with the
Scoring Factory: ages 10-18
The well-respected local Scoring Factory brings
their training program to the JCC. The Explosive
program helps players develop their ability to
rapidly change direction, improve short-burst
explosiveness and increase jumping ability. The
Power program increases upper-body strength
with intense exercises.
Mondays
Power ……………………………………………….. 6:45-7:40 pm
Explosive ……………………………………………7:45-8:40 pm
August 12-October 7
$35/class; $175/7-week session
$50/both classes; $225/7-week session

Private Basketball Lessons: ages 10 +
Work closely with a qualified JCC instructor to
improve your game. Contact Jeremy Kelley at
412-697-3538 to schedule your session.
Ages 13+: $46 for a one-hour lesson
Ages 12 and under: $28 for a half -hour lesson

Little Champ Super Hoopers: grades K-2
Participants learn the fundamentals of
basketball including dribbling, passing and
shooting throughout this 14-week program.
Teams are formed with an emphasis on learning
and having fun. T-shirts for all players.
Sundays
November 10-February 23, 2020
$170; $220/community
Kindergarten ……………………………………………….1-2 pm
Grade 1 ………………………………………………2:15-3:15 pm
Grade 2 ………………………………………………3:30-4:30 pm

Harry B. Davis Basketball Clinic and League:
grades 3-8
This 16-week program teaches the game using
a combination of skills, drills and instruction
and includes exhibition games and league play.
Players are evaluated by trained coaches and
administrators and then placed onto teams
based on grade and skill level. Regular season
games are followed by playoffs, championships
and an end-of-season awards ceremony for all
players.
Coaches and referees are in high school, college
and older, and selected by an interview process.
They take part in a pre-season training program
as well as in-season training sessions.
Saturdays
November 9-Monday, March 2, 2020
$200; $250/community
Grades 3-4 ……………………………………………………1-2 pm
Grades 5-6 …………………………………………2:15-3:15 pm
Grades 7-8 …………………………………………3:30-4:30 pm
League Only
December 7-Monday, March 2, 2020
$170; $220/community

N.B.A. (No Boys Allowed) Winter Clinic and
League: Girls ONLY Grades 3-8
Back by popular demand, this 10-week program
teaches girls the fundamentals of basketball in
a social yet competitive environment. Female
coaches and role models facilitate drills, games
and activities designed to build self-confidence
on and off the court. This league combines
great teaching, high energy, enthusiasm and
tons of fun into a clinic experience girls of all
ages and skill levels will love.
Sundays, 5-6 pm
December 8 –February 16, 2020
$150; $200/community

Travel Teams: grades 5-12
Selected players represent the JCC in
competition against other organizations
throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Teams
play 1-2 games and have 1-2 practices per
week throughout the season, October through
March.
In addition to practices and games,
7th-graders and up will take part in an in-season
weight training program in JCC Centerfit to
supplement their on-court training throughout
the season.
All players MUST attend one tryout session to
be considered for selection. There is no fee to
try out; team fee is for those who are selected.
Team members must purchase uniforms for an
additional fee. All teams compete in a postseason
tournament in early March at the JCC.
Tryouts for Boys: Tuesday, October 15 and
Thursday, October 17
Boys: grades 5-6: 6-7:15 pm
Team fee – $175
Boys: grades 7-8: 7:15-8:30 pm
Team fee – $225
Ace Aizenberg Boys Varsity and JV
Grades 9-12: 8:30-10 pm
Team fee – $300
Tryout for Girls: Tuesday, October 22
Girls: grades 5-6: 6-7:15 pm
Team fee – $175
Girls: grades 7-8: 7:15-8:30 pm
Team fee – $225

LEAGUES
Middle School Fall League:
Boys and Girls grades 4-8
Teams will be formed, with league games and
playoffs to follow. All players receive a JCC
jersey.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Robinson Gym
September 10-October 24
Games at 6 pm and 7 pm
$75/member; $95/community

High School Fall League:
Boys and Girls grades 8-12
Teams will be formed, with league games and
playoffs to follow.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Robinson Gym
September 10-October 24
Games at 8 and 9 pm
$50/member; $60/community
Basketball Coaches: grades 9-12
Coaches must be 16 years old as of
November 1, 2019. Coaches attend mandatory
training sessions throughout the season.
Contact Jeremy Kelley at [email protected] if
you are interested

Basketball programs are supported in part by the Allen “Ace” Aizenberg Basketball Fund, the Jock Rosenberg Fund, the Larry Ruttenberg Fund and the Shapera Endowment Fund.

Larry Ruttenberg Adult Basketball League
Wednesdays, begins October 16
$625/team; open to the community

Squirrel Hill:

Over 21 Recreational Basketball
Drop in for organized pick-up games.
Tuesdays: 5-7 pm

Saturdays: 10 am-12 pm
Sundays: 8-10 am
No fee for members

Over 45 Recreational Basketball
Drop in for organized pick-up games.
Saturdays: 8-10 am
No fee for members

South Hills:

Pick-Up Basketball
Tuesdays: 7- 9:15 pm                                                          Thursdays: 7- 9:15 pm
Sundays: 8-10:30 am
No fee for members; $5/community

Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Jeremy Kelley: 412-697-3538

South Hills

Steve Manns, [email protected]
412-278-1783


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