Please note: The following programs will be held at the JCC in Squirrel Hill.
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. Season culminates with a special performance. T-shirts for all players.
November 6-February 26, 2017
Kindergarten: 1-2 pm
Grade 1:2:15-3:15 pm
Grade 2: 3:30-4:30 pm
Harry B. Davis Basketball Clinic: grades 3-8
This 17-week program teaches the game
using a combination of skills, drills and instruction and includes exhibition games and league play. Weekly practices
are held before every league game. 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 are selected by an interview process. They take part in a
pre-season training program as well as in-season training sessions.
October 22-March 6, 2017
Grades 7-8:1:15-2:30 pm
Grades 5-6: 2:45-4:15 pm
Grades 3-4: 4:30-6 pm
Grades 3-6 Girls Only: 6-7 pm
November 19-March 6
Travel Teams: grades 5-12
Selected players represent the JCC in competition against other organizations
throughout the city. Teams play 1-2 games and have 1-2 practices per week
throughout the season, October through March.
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 post-season tournament in early March.
Tryouts for Boys
Monday, October 10 and
Thursday, October 13
Boys: grades 5-6: 6-7:15 pm, $175 team fee
Boys: grades 7-8: 7:15-8:30 pm, $175 team fee
Ace Aizenberg Boys Varsity and JV grades 9-12: 8:30-10 pm, $275 team fee
Tryout for Girls
Sunday, October 9
Girls: grades 5-6: 6-7:15 pm, $175 team fee
Girls: grades 7-8: 7:15-8:30 pm, $175 team fee
Girls: grades 9-12: 8:30-9:30 pm, $175 team fee
Basketball Coaches: grades 9-12
Teens interested in coaching should apply by September 1. Coaches must be 16 years old as of November 1, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016-17 season.
Coaches are selected based on their ability to work with children, knowledge of basketball, reliability and appropriateness as a role model. Coaches must attend mandatory training sessions weekly and monthly throughout the season.
Private Basketball Lessons:
ages 10 +
Individual training is an effective means for a player to improve his/her game. A
qualified JCC instructor will work closely with both the player and his/her parents
to develop and implement programs that provide measurable results. Contact
Jeremy Kelley, 412-697-3538 for more details or to schedule your session.
Ages 13+: $40 for a one-hour lesson
Ages 12 and under:
$25 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.