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Boys Basketball

JCC Chicago’s Boys Basketball program is back at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. This program is designed for players interested in the next-level basketball experience. Players will go head-to-head against some of the top competition in the state. Travel to different tournaments playing some of the best clubs around. Our goal is to get players ready to play at the next level, with great coaching and tournaments. This program is for male-identifying pre-teens and teens, ages 8-12.

J-Hawks basketball is powered by Chai Athletics, a provider for Jewish youth athletics in the Chicagoland area. chai athletics

Winter Session

November 12-February 11

Players in 3rd & 4th grade will be assigned a coach for the season who will develop individual and team skill sets. During practice, each team will work on offensive and defensive team concepts in a challenging atmosphere to prepare the team for competitive play. Registration includes a reversible jersey, shorts and backpack.

Schedule:

November 12 – February 11
(No practice on 11/23, 12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/4)

Practice twice a week on Tuesdays/Thursdays
4:30-7:30pm

Games on Saturdays or Sundays
Time TBD

Returning Players Fee: $675*
*Does not include reversible jersey, shorts and backpack.
New Players Fee: $775

This program is rolling admission and price is prorated for late-start enrollment. If you’re interested in signing up and room is available, please contact us at 844.452.2244 or support@jccchicago.org.

Players in 5th & 6th grade will be assigned a coach for the season who will develop individual and team skill sets. During practice, each team will work on offensive and defensive team concepts in a challenging atmosphere to prepare the team for competitive play. Registration includes a reversible jersey, shorts and backpack.

Schedule:

November 12 – February 11
(No practice on 11/23, 12/26, 12/28, 1/2, 1/4)

Practice twice a week on Tuesdays/Thursdays
4:30-7:30pm

Games on Saturdays or Sundays
Time TBD

Returning Players Fee: $675*
*Does not include reversible jersey, shorts and backpack.
New Players Fee: $775

This program is rolling admission and price is prorated for late-start enrollment. If you’re interested in signing up and room is available, please contact us at 844.452.2244 or support@jccchicago.org.

Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and now you can take your skills to the next level at Bernard Weinger JCC. Learn the game or continue to grow your skillset in our introductory and intermediate courses. If you have any questions about pickleball or what class to register for please reach out to Rich Marsoun.

Laurie Katz leads this weekly introductory program for new players to learn pickleball strategy, basic stroke productions, and the rules of the game. Players are encouraged to bring a paddle, or a paddle will be provided. Athletic clothing and gym shoes are recommended attire during play.

This course can accommodate a maximum of eight players.

Schedule

Mondays, 12-1pm

  • March 4, 11, 18, 25: Registration Open Now
  • April 1, 8, 15, 22: Registration Opens March 25
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27: Registration Opens April 29

Wednesdays, 12-1pm

  • March 6, 13, 20, 27: Registration Open Now
  • April 2, 10, 17, 22: Registration Opens March 25
  • May 8, 16, 22, 29: Registration Opens April 29

Cost: $72

Register

Laurie Katz leads this weekly intermediate program for players who have taken the introductory class and may not be quite comfortable yet to play on their own. During this course, you will go over pickleball strategy, basic stroke productions and rules of the game and further develop your skills. Players are encouraged to bring a paddle, or a paddle will be provided. Athletic clothing and gym shoes are recommended attire during play.

This course can accommodate a maximum of eight players.

Schedule

Mondays, 1-2pm

  • March 4, 11, 18, 25: Registration Open Now
  • April 1, 8, 15, 22: Registration Opens March 25
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27: Registration Opens April 29

Cost: $72

Register

 

Fitness Members

If you are a fitness member at the Marvin Lustbader Health Club, open pickleball times are included with your membership. You can register for these times through our Bernard Weinger JCC Fitness app powered by Mindbody.

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