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


Spring Skills Clinic

Open to Boys & Girls, Grades 3-5

Saturday Afternoons 2-3 pm, beginning March 22


Spring Basketball Leagues

Middle School – Monday Nights

High School – Thursday Nights

Beginning March 17

The JCC strives to provide quality programming for players of all ages, so please let us know if there is a program that you would like to see us offer. Any suggestions/questions can be directed to Jeremy Kelly.


South Hills Basketball Programs

Men’s Basketball League
Championship T-shirts will be awarded.
Referees included. Begins in January
$500/ team

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 reservations are required.
Call (412) 278-1975, ext. 210, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90