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 20
Wednesdays, games at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm

Pre-Season Mini Camp (Grades 3-8)
Open to Boys and Girls
Get back on the court and ready for the upcoming basketball season! Our JCC coaches will get you back into game shape and ready to be your best. Skills, drills, competitions and games are included in this exciting mini-camp.

September 6-27
Saturdays, 2-3 pm

NEW Little Rookies Fall Clinic (Grades K-2)
Open to Boys and Girls
This 6-week program places an emphasis on fun and teaches the fundamental skills necessary for younger players to learn to play the game the right way.
All players receive a T-shirt!

September 8-October 13
Mondays, 6-6:45 pm

Harry B Davis Clinic (Grades 3-8)
Open to Boys and Girls
This 18-week program teaches the game using a combination of skills, drills and instruction and includes exhibition games and league play followed by playoffs and Championships! 

Saturday Afternoons beginning October 25

Little Champ Super Hoopers (Grades K-2)
Open to Boys and Girls
Participants learn the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing and shooting throughout this 16-week program.

Sunday Afternoons beginning November 2


South Hills Basketball Programs

Men's Basketball League
Championship T-Shirts will be awarded. 
Referees included

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