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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 – March 2-8: Squirrel Hill Gym Schedule March 9-15
South Hills:
South Hills Gym Schedule February 2020
South Hills Gym Schedule Effective 2.27.20

Squirrel Hill Clinics

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

Little Rookies Spring 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.
March 22-May 3; 2-2:45 pm
No class April 12
$75; $95/community

Spring Skills Clinic: grades 3-8
This clinic is designed to get young players
excited about basketball with age-specific drills
focusing on the fundamentals in a fun and
positive learning environment.
Robinson Gym
Sundays, March 22-May 3, 4-5 pm
No class April 12
$75/member; $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.
Robinson Gym
Sundays, March 22-May 3
No class April 12
3-4 pm
$75; $95/community

Squirrel Hill Leagues

Jewish Teen Basketball League
Spend Sunday nights competing against
teams from local synagogues. Check with your
synagogue to see if they participate or call Jesse Goleman at 412-697-3538 for more details.
There are divisions for both Middle School and
High School teams.
Sunday evenings, March 15-May 3
Games at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm

Middle School Spring League:
Boys and Girls grades 4-8
Teams will be formed, with league games and
playoffs to follow. All players receive a team
shirt. Robinson Gym
Thursdays, March 12-May 21
Games at 6 pm and 7 pm
$75/member; $95/community

Boys High School Spring League:
grades 8-12
Teams will be formed, with league games and
playoffs to follow. Robinson Gym
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 12-May 21
Games at 8 and 9 pm
$50/member; $60/community

Private Basketball Lessons: ages 10 +
Work closely with a qualified JCC instructor to
improve your game. Contact Jesse Goleman 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

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.

Drill For Skill Basketball Academy

Little Dribblers • Grades K-3
Sundays • 10:30- 11:30 am

Girls Academy • Grades 4-9
Sundays • 11:30 am-12:45 pm
Wednesdays • 6-7:15 pm

Boys Academy • Grades 4-9
Sundays • 12:45-2 pm
Wednesdays • 7:15-8:30 pm

4 sessions: $100; $120/non-JCC members
8 sessions: $160; $200/non-JCC members
Walk-in: $35

Please contact Steve Manns
for additional information
[email protected]

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
Sundays: 8-10:30 am
No fee for members; $5/community

Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Jesse Goleman, [email protected] 


South Hills

Steve Manns, [email protected]

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