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.

Spring Shootout Master Schedule

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
$150; $200/community
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
$200; $230/community
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
League Only
November 19-March 6
$175; $200/community


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.

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

Over 21 Recreational Basketball
Drop in for organized pick-up games.
Tuesdays: 5-7 pm
Sundays: 8-10 am
No fee for members

Larry Ruttenberg Adult Basketball League
Wednesday nights
Begins February 1

Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Jeremy Kelley: 412-697-3538

South Hills


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