Squirrel Hill Sports & Recreation

Jason Stowell, Fitness & Wellness Director"The JCC offers great sports and recreation programs for all ages. I love teaching youth and preschool sports. To be able to assist in the physical, social and character development of a child is very rewarding, especially through the use of sports. There are so many benefits of being involved in sports and I strive to create that healthy experience for every child." --Kelly 

Kelly has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and an associate degree in health and physcial education from Community College of Allegheny County. She has more than 10 years of experience coaching and teaching sports and has worked at the JCC for six years. 


Preschool Gym Classes   |   Youth Sports   |   Adult Sports   |   Private Lessons   

Preschool Gym Classes (Ages 3 - 5)

Cecile Goldberg Levine Family open Gym
An open space for Parents and their children to play and run around freely. Indoor playground equipment will be set up and the outdoor playground is available on nice weather days. (Ages 1-5)
10-11:30 am; No fee 

Tiny T-Ball
Come spend quality time with your child as he/she learns the basics of t-ball. Parents’ participation is necessary.
11-11:45 am

Tumbling Tots
Children will log roll, summersault and balance their way to becoming better coordinated and aware of their body in space and time.
1:30–2 pm

Sports Stars
Children will be introduced to many sports in this class, spending a few weeks on each learning the basics to make them stars!
3:15–4 pm

Tiny Ninja
This class will assist children in learning to listen, concentrate and have fun while earning their way towards a black belt!
4:15–5 pm

Little Steelers
Touchdown! Children will have fun catching, kicking, passing and running during this non-contact class.
3:15–4 pm

Mighty Kick Soccer
Kids will build their gross motor skills in this popular sport. Let’s play! Coach Belin, Instructor. 
12:30–1 pm
*Please note if this class reaches a capacity of 20+ we will have 2 classes.  Second class will be 12:30–1 pm

Tiny Tennis
This is a great sport for kids to gain better hand eye coordination and play fun tennis games while learning the sport.
3:15–4 pm

Little Penguins Hockey
Shoot and Score! Without the ice children will learn the basics of stick handling, passing, shooting and being a part of a team.
3:15–4 pm

Little Rookies Basketball
Learning good sportsmanship, dribbling, passing and shooting makes for a great afternoon in this class.
3:15–3:45 pm


Youth Sports (Ages 6–14)

Come out to play this up in coming sport that’s part tennis, part badminton and completely fun!
2-3 pm

Coed Minivolleyball
Beginner’s volleyball that is played at a lower level and gradually moved to the feet.
4-5 pm

Street Hockey
Learn the basics of hockey and apply them to games. Players must provide their own helmet with mask. Coach Mark Haffner
6–7 pm

Fun n Fit:  Increase your stamina and endurance through fitness circuits.  Coordination and agility will be measured through fun games
4–5 pm 

Rookie Rugby:  Super easy to learn and play this up and coming sport for youth. Our focus is on skill building and fun
5-6 pm 

Come learn karate skills and work your way to a black belt with instructor George Mowod of USA Professional Karate.
4:15–5 pm 

Learn how to properly execute rolls, jumps and combination moves in this basic mostly floor work gymnastics class.
5-6 pm

Youth Soccer Program
Our soccer program consists of a clinic in the Fall, followed by a winter league, into spring training and league play in the Spring, all under the direction of Coach Sam Belin, soccer coach at Allderdice High School.
5–6 pm 

Youth Tennis
Come learn the skills of acquiring a backhand and forward from our certified tennis instructor Mark Haffner.
4–5 pm


Adult Sports

Men’s Over 30 Basketball
8-10 am

Over 21 Drop in Recreational Basketball
5–7 pm

Coed Volleyball
7–10 pm


Private Lessons


Charles Shealey
An all American from Delaware State and employee of the JCC for 13 years.

Aaron Critchfield
Lessons:  $40/hour; $25/half-hour. 
By appointment only. Please call 412-697-3526. 

Tennis and Rollerblading

Mark Haffner
Certified tennis instructor and teaching professional.  
Lessons:  $40/hour; $25/half-hour.  
By appointment only. Please call 412-697-3526


Taught by Alex Reynolds. Alex started playing squash at the age of 3 and played his first tournament at age 13. He has been trained by top professionals such as David Palmer, Julian Illingworth and Karim Darwish.
Weekly times are available
To schedule: 412-327-3861 or areynolds5793@aol.com