Sports Fans - 5 yrs & Up

Sports Fans (5 yrs & up)

We have a variety of sports offerings for children 5 years and older - check out the synopsis below and click here for a listing of Fall 2013 programs.

For more information, contact Sherri Feldscher 973-530-3425


More information on our Basketball Leagues can be found on our Basketball pages - but here's a quick overview.

JCC/Sports Universe Slam Dunk League

Grades K - 4

For the second year in a row, JCC MetroWest and Sports Universe have teamed up for an instructional, fun and competitive basketball league for boys and girls in grades K-4.  The competitive league is comprised of a 12 week season.  The program will begin with a two week clinic, run by our staff.  Player's skills will be evaluated and improved.  Upon the completion of the clinics, players will be divided into balanced teams and coaches will be assigned. 

The Slam Dunk League will involve seven games.  Games played on Sunday and weekly team practices held by coaches and monitored by staff.  There will be a round robin playoff with all teams qualifying for the final two weeks, crowning a champion.  T-Shirts and certificates for all participants.  Medals for runners up and trophies for champions. 

All children will improve their skills, receive equal playing time, and enjoy the competition of our league. 

$184 JCC Members/$226 Guests

For more information on all basketball programs please contact Emily Einhorn  at 973 530 3496 or

Hoop Heaven Spring Basketball Leagues

The JCC will enter teams into Hoop Heaven's Spring Basketball League based on interest. Games will begin in March and will run through mid June. Games will be played once a week at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and practices will be held 1-2 times a week at the JCC in West Orange.

Separate teams for boys and girls are formed as follows:

Grades 5 & 6
Grade 7 & 8
Grade 9 & 10
Grade 11 & 12

Hoop Heaven has a variety of league levels from recreation through competitive and each team will be placed according to their ability.

Fee includes: 8 regular season games and playoffs, practices, high school certified referees, scorekeepers and reversible mesh jersey.

Create your own team or play on the JCC team. Please contact Emily Einhorn at 973 530-3496 or for more information.

Winter Travel Basketball Leagues

The JCC Teen Travel League is committed to enhancing ties between the JCC and surrounding communities. We will play other Essex and Morris County teams on Sundays at Hoop Heaven in Whippany. Practices will be held one night during the week at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. All levels of play are welcome and teams will be entered into the appropriate age divisions. We are going for the championship!


Tuesday, October 15

Girls Grades 5-12: 6:30-7:30pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 7:30-8:30pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 8:30-9:30pm

Sunday, October 20

Girls Grades 5-12: 2:00-3:00pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 3:00-4:00pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 4:00-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 23

Girls Grades 5-12: 6:30-7:30pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 7:30-8:30pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 8:30-9:30pm


  • Weekly practices
  • 8 Games and Playoffs
  • High School Certified Referees and Scorekeepers
  • Team Uniform





This class will review the basics of basketball while also teaching offensive and defensive skills, proper rebounding and positioning, footwork and game like-situations.  This class is perfect for kids participating in the JCCs basketball leagues.

Beginning and Intermediate Golf Lessons

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. 


This class was developed to meet the needs and interests of preschoolers entering the martial arts. Students learn self-control, respect of others, discipline, coordination, flexibility, strength and conflict resolution through the use of non-aggression. Class size will be limited..

Intermediate Karate

Continue the development of body awareness and practical self-defense techniques, behavior and strategies. Prerequisite Karate.

Hakoah Sports Club and Hakoah Junior Sports Club

       Grades 2-5
       Grades K-1
Come join us once month for an evening of fun sports activities!
Snacks and hakoah Sports club T-shirt will be provided to all participants 

NHL Street

Exciting new indoor street hockey program sponsored by NHL.  NHL provides equipotent and staff training manuals.  Devils alumnus and mascot will visit one during the semester.  Devils promotional items given away.  Program led by JCC staff.


The specific training elements covered in this class include:  Individual technical development: focuses on individual skills, increases the level at which each player understands the game and involves the full range of individual skills, experimenting with positions in scrimmage games.  Enhances the ability of the players to pass, dribble, turn, control, head and shoot.
Decision making: work towards helping players make their own decisions more quickly and more consistently enabling them to perfom better at higher levels.
Physical Preparation:  all round physical development.  Incorporating speed agility work, speed hurdles, parachutes.  Designed to make a quicker, stronger and more agile player.
Evaluation:  involves players providing a self-evaluation of their progress analyzing their performance of skills.  The goal is to help players understand how to evaluate and assess components of their performance to improve their play.

Stick Sports

This class will feature a variety of sports including waffle ball, lacrosse, hockey and tennis. If your child loves sports and being active then this is the class for them. Appropriate skills will be taught for each sport. Class will emphasize teamwork and having FUN!


Students are taught ground strokes, volleys and serves. Scorekeeping is introduced by playing singles and doubles. Other games are played to build motor skills and provide healthy competition.


It's fun and creative. It builds self-esteem and confidence. It increases concentration and attention. It's Kids Yoga! Through music, games, stories, and laughter, your child will discover the magic of yoga. Classes divided according to age.


Simple dances and creative movements done to Latin music in a fun and educational environment.

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    West Orange