The JCC is the Best Place for Basketball
For many of us, the JCC is basketball. Our reputation, facilities and staff have the JCC quickly becoming one of the Pittsburgh area’s premier 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 which are open year round to accommodate everybody’s busy schedules.
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 involves children and youth from Tiny Tots to Little Champ Super Hoopers classes through instructional clinics, teams and leagues, 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.
Check out the program list below for our current offerings and check back often for updates as leagues and clinics are always forming here at the JCC – The Best Place for Basketball!
Squirrel Hill Basketball Programs
Men's Summer League (18 & Over)
Open to JCC Members and the community
Season runs from June 11-August
Wednesdays, games at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Early Bird Price: $575 per team (if received before May 15)
Registration Fee: $650 per team (if received after May 15)
Summer Skills Clinic (Grades 2-5)
Open to Boys and Girls
This 8 week skills clinic will focus on developing fundamental skills from shooting and attacking the hoop to ball handling and defense. The goal is to help build confidence in a fun and encouraging environment at a pace more suitable for the younger athlete. This goal will be achieved by utilizing drills and stations as well as playing games and awarding weekly prizes.
June 11-August 6
Wednesdays, 5-6 pm
Super Shooters Basketball Camp: Hosted by the Pittsburgh Bullets
Join Pittsburgh's premier professional development basketball team for one week only at the JCC for a fun, instructional camp for players of all ages and skill levels. This camp is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 and will take place in the Robinson Gym.
Monday-Friday, July 21-25
Summer Skills Basketball Camp
Join the JCC basketball staff and coaches as they instruct the players on proper techniques for both offensive and defensive skills while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. Contests, games and fun are all part of this great camp and all players will take home an award at the end of the week!
Monday-Friday, August 11-15
South Hills Basketball Programs
Men's Basketball League
Championship T-Shirts will be awarded.
Begins in January
James and Lori J. Ruttenberg Men's Pickup Basketball
Sundays, 8-10 am
Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm
January through May
No fee for members; $60/session/community
Advance registration required. Please call 412-278-1783 and leave a voicemail.
Basketball Stars: Ages 4-6
The basics of basketball will be taught with an emphasis on teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Mondays, 2:15-3 pm
March 24-June 9