Sports at Bernard Horwich JCC
Everyone loves sports!
At Bernard Horwich JCC in W. Rogers Park, we believe in building great athletes and great people. Our selection of athletic programs and experiences focus on skill building, team work, self-confidence and fun.
We are proud to partner with Hot Shot Sports, a leader in youth sports development and coaching. Hot Shots manages our youth sports and leagues including, basketball, baseball, flag football, and enrichment classes. Gymnastics and adult leagues are operated internally by JCC Chicago.
Upcoming Winter Sports Classes and Leagues:
Basketball House League – (Boys)
Nov 16-Mar 17
Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 | Ages 18+
JCC Basketball builds upon the skills and agility needed to compete on the football field by growing levels of competitive play as participants enter each new age group. Basketball league begins on Sunday, November 18th with a mandatory skills assessment for team placement. Practices one night a week and games are played at the Bernard Horwich JCC on Sundays.
Through May 31
Be sure to check out the more than 17 different classes offered for varying age groups throughout the entire year.
Krav Maga is a form of self-defense and physical training. This class will be taught by Lior Ofir. Lior Ofir is a Former Israeli Navy SEAL, and a World Champion martial artist with years of experience in the Israeli Ministry of defense as a Defensive Tactics Specialist in the security field. “No Fear Ofir” has dedicated his life to teaching our communities Personal Safety Concepts. You can sign up for this program on a monthly basis.
Jan 8-Feb 12 | Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
$75 / 6 weeks of classes
Learn what pickleball is about. After basics are taught with rules of play, keeping score and positioning, learn to improve your play individually improving your skills and confidence. Strategy with serves and returns, better shot placements, lining up defensively and communicating with your partner, dinks and 3rd shot drops. It’s fun to play and even more fun to play well.
Preregistration is required, limited to 16 people. Equipment will be provided.
Drop in Pickleball – Open Play
January 8-February 26 | Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00pm
$5/session pay as you go
January 9-February 27 | Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm
$5/session pay as you go
Open to the public with guidance to help coordinate your games. Equipment will be provided. No registration just show up and have fun.
Jan 6-Mar 17 | Sundays, 12:00-12:45pm
Ages 2-4 (Adult participation is required)
Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skill activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. Parents or caregiver participation is required.
Jan 6-Mar 17 | Sundays, 12:45-1:30pm
The Lil’ Dribblers Basketball program introduces children to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills, hand eye coordination, listening skills and the ability to follow directions.
Girls Game Time Basketball
Jan 29-Mar 19 | Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Jan 29-Mar 19 | Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
One of the best ways to develop your basketball skills is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the game.
Sports and More
Jan 9-Mar 20 | Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm
Children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports including basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, t-ball and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship.