Basketball

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 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 which are open year round to accommodate everbody'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 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.

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!

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Squirrel Hill Basketball Programs

Larry Ruttenberg Adult Basketball League (18 & Over)
Open to JCC Members and the community  
Wednesday nights beginning March 11
Games at 7 pm and 8 pm
8 game season plus playoffs  

Larry Sadja 3 on 3 Tournament
Open to JCC Members and the community
Sunday, March 15
Divisions: Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, High School and Adult 
Adult Division: 9 am-Noon
Youth Division: Noon-4 pm

Spring Skills Clinic (Grades 3-5)
Open to JCC Members and the community
Boys and Girls
Sunday afternoons beginning March 22
3-4 pm, Robinson Gym 

Middle School Spring League (Grades 5-8)
Open to JCC Members and the community
Boys and Girls
Monday evenings beginning March 23
Games at 7 pm and 8 pm
8 game season plus playoffs

High School Spring League (Grades 8-12)
Open to JCC Members and the community
Boys Only
Thursday evenings beginning March 26
Games at 7 pm and 8 pm
8 game season plus playoffs 

Little Rookies Spring Clinic (Grades K-2)
Open to JCC Members and the community
Boys & Girls
Wednesday evenings beginning April 15
6-6:45 pm, Kaufmann Gym

The JCC strives to provide quality programming for players of all ages, so pleas let us know if there is a program that you would like to see us offer at the Squirrel Hill location. Any suggestions/questions can be directed to Jeremy Kelley at 412-697-3538. 

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South Hills Basketball Programs

Men's Basketball League
Pickup basketball on Tuesday nights, 7:30 pm 

Men's (20+) Summer Basketball League
Tuesday Nights beginning May 19
6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm

$600/team
8-game season plus playoffs and championship
Certified PIAA officials
T-shirts will be provided
Registration and fees due by Tuesday, May 12