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.

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

Little Rookies Basketball 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. All players receive a T-shirt. Sundays • 3-3:45 pm September 10-October 15

Pre-Season 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 10-October 15

New! N.B.A. (No Boys Allowed) Skills Clinic
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.
Mondays • 7-8 pm September 11-October 16

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

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.

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.
Sundays November 5-February 25, 2018

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 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 4-March 3, 2018
Grades 3-4 – 1-2 pm
Grades 5-6 – 2:15-3:15 pm Grades 7-8 – 3:30-4:30 pm Grades 3-6
Girls Only – 4:45-5:45 pm

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 postseason tournament in early March at the JCC.
Tryouts for Boys
Monday, October 16 and Thursday, October 19

Grades 5-6
6-7:15 pm
Grades 7-8
7:15-8:30 pm

Ace Aizenberg Boys Varsity and JV
Grades 9-12
8:30-10 pm
Tryout for Girls
Tuesday, October 17 Girls:
grades 5- 6
6-7:15 pm
Grades 7-8
7:15-8:30 pm

Basketball Coaches: grades 9-12
Coaches must be 16 years old as of November 1, 2017. Coaches attend mandatory training sessions throughout the season. Contact Jeremy Kelley if you are interested.


Middle School Fall League: Boys and Girls grades 5-8
Teams will be formed, with league games and playoffs to follow. All players receive a team shirt.
Tuesdays and Thursdays Robinson Gym
September 5-October 10. Games at 6 pm and 7 pm.

High School Fall League:
Boys and Girls grades 8-12 Teams will be formed, with league games and playoffs to follow. All players receive a team shirt.
Tuesdays and Thursdays Robinson Gym
September 5-October 10.
Games at 8 and 9 pm.

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

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

Larry Ruttenberg Adult Basketball League
Wednesday nights
Begins October 18
$600/ Team

Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Jeremy Kelley: 412-697-3538

South Hills


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