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Indoor Sports for Teens

Badminton

is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the ground. The shuttlecock may only be struck once by each side before it passes over the net.

Dodgeball

is a traditional team sport that involves players trying to avoid being hit by a ball thrown by players on the other team. The object of the game is to eliminate each member of the opposing team by one of the following methods:
• Hitting an opponent with a thrown ball.
• Catching a ball thrown by an opponent while it is still in the air.
• Hitting a ball held in an opposing player's hand with a thrown ball, causing him to drop it.
• Forcing an opposing player to dodge out of bounds.


Ga-Ga

is a form of dodge ball that is thought to have originated in Israel. "Ga" (גע) means "touch" in Hebrew. Ga-Ga is one of the most popular Israeli folk sports. Ga-Ga is played within any space that is completely enclosed by surrounding walls. The objective of the game is to eliminate players by hitting a ball with an open hand or fist into the region at or below his or her waist. That player is then out and must leave the playing area. The winner is the last player left in the playing area.


Kan Jam

is an interactive game that is played with four players, two goals (cans) and one flying disc (frisbee). Each team consists of two players who play the game simultaneously by tossing and "jamming" the frisbee into the goal. Games last up to 21 points and even feature an "Instant Win" slot which automatically ends the game!


Pickleball

is a racquet sport similar to badminton and tennis. It involves the use of a wooden paddle and a wiffle ball. Pickleball is intended to be a fun sport for the entire family to enjoy.
Table Tennis also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth with paddles. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions.

 


ADDITIONAL LEAGUES, CLASSES, AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

*Basketball Leagues

Tryouts in October
Leagues begin in November and run through March

The JCC offers a variety of basketball leagues and programs for children and teens of all ages.  Through our instructional clinics and competitive leagues, there is something for everyone.  Please click here to visit our basketball page for additional information.

*Beginning and Intermediate Golf Lessons by Louis Ruina

 

Come on out on the weekend and learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun relaxed atmosphere. We will cover the grip, aim, and stance. Through drills and exercises, the overall swing, including backswing, downswing, and follow-through will be acquired. Short game, including chipping, pitching, and putting will be worked on. Safety and etiquette will be stressed. Discussion will also touch on golf lingo (birdie, par, and bogey), equipment and rules.
Course taught by Lou Ruina, experienced teacher and golf pro at Millburn Municipal and East Orange golf courses of Short Hills, and Anchor Golfland in Whippany. Equipment will be provided, bring clubs if you have.   Classes will be held at the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills in the spring, summer, and early fall.  

Volleyball

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six active players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points against the other by hitting a ball with their hands so that it lands on the other team's side of the court.

Sport Specific Training 

We offer private and semi private instruction for children, teens, and adults looking to improve their skills in basketball, golf, and tennis.

*Advance registration and fee required

For more information, contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org)

PLEASE SEE THE CURRENT MARGULIS GYM SCHEDULE FOR DAYS AND TIMES THESE ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED.

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