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Sports & Recreation for the Whole Family

 

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Enrichment Classes

We offer Enrichment Classes for children 6 months through adults. Parent and child classes are offered for 6 months through 3 years. Preschool and grade school children can register for games classes, general sports classes, specific sport classes or combination sports and games classes. Golf, Karate, Tennis and Yoga are also offered and taught by professionals in their field. Most classes are led by full time JCC Sports & Recreation professionals.

The JCC and Sports Universe have teamed up to offer The Slam Dunk League.  This is a co-ed in house league for children in grades K thru 4.  The league runs December through March.  For boys and girls in grades 5 thru 12 traveling basketball leagues are offered.  For the winter season tryouts are typically held in October and league games normally begin in December.  For the summer, spring and fall season teams are put togteher based on interest.  Adult Basketball leagues run year round.  Our options include either 18+ Leagues or 35+ Temple leagues.  Players can sign up as a team or as an individual and be placed on a team.

Recreation Programs

Times are reserved throughout the week for adult, teen and family recreation. Our Recreation Programs are no fee and no advance registration required (except adult table tennis). They include: badminton, obstacle course, pickleball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, and more. Check the Margulis gym schedule for a complete listing and days and times offered

Sports Specific Training

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

 

Junior Maccabi Program

We participate in the regional Junior Maccabi Games. This program is a one day event taking place on a Sunday in May. Jewish athletes ages 10-12 compete in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Tryouts take place beginning in January.
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JCC Maccabi Games

Maccabi is a one week Olympic style athletic competition for Jewish teens ages 13-16. Tryouts take place beginning in January. Athletes that make one of our JCC teams travel with us one week in August. This is an international competition and different communities throughout the country host each year.
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Racquetball

We have two full size racquetball courts that are used for both matches between members as well as league play.  Leagues are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. 

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties for children ages 3 and up are offered. Our Gym Jam Party for ages 3 and 4 features a moon bounce and age appropriate activities. Sports and/or games parties are offered for children ages 5 and older. Our parties feature one hour in the gym with JCC staff leading the activities and one hour in a special room for you and your guests to celebrate.

Comments

We want to hear your feedback on special events, birthday parties, Enrichment Classes, Basketball leagues, anything else at the JCC! Contact Sherri Feldscher at sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

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JCC Maccabi & JR. Maccabi

jcc maccabi experience

Through JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest, young Jewish athletes share in the fun of competing and the pride of being part of a world-famous Olympic style event while Teen artists spend their days in master classes with professional artists-in-residence prepating for the closing event.  Both programs experience the joy of meeting their peers from North America and other countries in an event with Jewish content and values.

 

 

JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are a cultural as well as athletic event for Jewish teenagers. The Games take place annually in the summer. The Games feature a week of international athletic competitions, a community service project, home hospitality and evening social events. The Games highlight and strengthen one's personal connection to his or her own Judaism thus continuing the historic sports tradition passed on from generation to generation.
Interested in learning more about JCC Maccabi Games? Click here or contact Sherri Feldscher, CJ, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org).

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to www.jccmaccabigames.org. Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website www.jccmaccabiisrael.org.

Junior Maccabi Program

We participate in the regional Junior Maccabi Games. This program is a one day event taking place on a Sunday in May. Jewish athletes ages 10-12 compete in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Tryouts take place beginning in January.

Maccabi and Jr. Maccabi Information

 

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is an arts experience for Jewish teens taking place annually during the summer. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Interested in learning more about JCC Maccabi ArtsFest? Click here or contact Carol Berman at 973-530-3421 (cberman@jccmetrowest.org).

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to http://www.jccmaccabiartsfest.org. Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website www.jccmaccabiisrael.org.

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Basketball for Adults

 35+ Temple Basketball League

The 2013-2014 Season is quickly approaching!  Interested teams or players should contact Matt at 973-530-3404 or mfox@jccmetrowest.org

Our Men's Temple Basketball League is committed to maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing the ties between the JCC MetroWest and outlying synagogues/temples through sport. The JCC MetroWest is dedicated to securing its role as a leading center of Judaism, family, and friendship throughout the community.

This league runs from November through March and is open to men 35 years and older. Games are played on Monday and Thursday evenings. The teams in this league are a mix of local temples and our own JCC teams.

Certified referees and scorekeepers are used for all games

For scores, schedules, statistics and much more, please visit our official league website by clicking on the link below.

 

JCC METROWEST - Official Basketball Website.

  temple league

 For more information contact Matthew Fox at 973-530-3404 or mfox@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

 

18+ League:

The JCC will be offering a basketball league for adults ages 18 and up this fall. Come join us at our top of the line facilities for some competitive play. Teams will play on Monday and Thursday nights. Create your own team, or join the JCC team. League will begin in mid-September. Register early to reserve a spot!

League includes:

 

8 regular season games and playoffs
Team Jersey
High School Certified Referees and Scorekeepers

Price:

$135/members

$155/non members

For more information or to register a team please contact Emily Einhorn at 973-530-3496 or eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

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Basketball for Kids and Teens

BASKETBALL PRACTICE IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER!

 

 

Play Hoops at the JCC

Basketball Leagues from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

See what we have for you!

For more information on all Basketball Leagues please contact Emily Einhorn, 973-530-3496 or eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

JCC/Sports Universe Slam Dunk League

Grades K-4

Click Here for 2012-2013 Season Team Photos and League Wrap-Up Information. 

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 eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

To register:

Click here for the Basketball League Registration Form.

Join us for our Open Houses to meet the staff, learn about the league and participate in some fun games and contests.  There is no fee for this program.

Sunday, November 24 from 6:00-6:45pm

Wednesday, December 4 from 6:15-7:00pm

Program Dates as follow for Grades 1-4:

Grades 1-2

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 23 from 3:00-4:00pm

Grades 3-4

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 23 from 5:00-6:00pm

Sunday, December 8: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 15: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 22: No Program

Sunday, December 29: No Program

Sunday, January 5: Exhibition Game

Sunday, January 12: Game

Sunday, January 19: No Program--MLK Weekend

Sunday, January 26: Game

Sunday, February 2: Time Change--Grades 1-2 from 1-2pm; Grades 3-4 from 3-4pm

Sunday, February 9: Game

Sunday, February 16: No Program--Presidents' Weekend

Sunday, February 23: Game

Sunday, March 2: Game

Sunday, March 9: Game

Sunday, March 16: Playoffs

Sunday, March 23: Championships

 

Program Dates as follow for Kindergarten:

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 30 from 2:00-3:00pm

Sunday, December 8: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 15: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 22: No Program

Sunday, December 29: No Program

Sunday, January 5: Exhibition Game

Sunday, January 12: Game

Sunday, January 19: No Program--MLK Weekend

Sunday, January 26: Game

Sunday, February 2: No Program--Superbowl Sunday

Sunday, February 9: Game

Sunday, February 16: No Program--Presidents' Weekend

Sunday, February 23: Game

Sunday, March 2: Game

Sunday, March 9: Game

Sunday, March 16: Game

Sunday, March 23: Game

Sunday, March 30: Game

JCC Travel  Basketball Leagues

Grades 5-12

To download the registration form, please click here

HOOP HEAVEN FALL BASKETBALL LEAGUES

The JCC will enter teams into Hoop Heaven's Fall Basketball League based on interest. Games will begin in September and run through mid-November. Games will be played once a week at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and other nearby locations. 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

Grades 7&8

Grades 9&10

Grades 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 team uniform.

Member $284    Guest $336

HOOP HEAVEN WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUES

The JCC Travel League is committed to en­hancing ties between the JCC and surround­ing communities. We will play other Essex and Morris County teams on Saturday nights after Shabbat and Sundays at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and other nearby locations. 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! Separate division for boys and girls.

Member $284    Guest $336

Tryouts:

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

Includes

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

 

Coaches Needed

Teens, interested in coaching basketball?
Must enjoy working with children, knowledge of basketball, reliability and appropriateness as a role model. There will be a orientation in December.

Volunteers are needed as coaches, referees and scorekeepers.

Community Services hours available.

 

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Indoor Sports for Adults

 


Have fun with great indoor competition!

 

Badminton

This 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

*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.  

Pickleball

This 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.

Indoor Soccer

Small-sided pickup soccer (typically 5 or 6 a side) played indoors in the gymnasium.  Ball is played off the walls.  Fast paced game that is excellent for developing your touch on the ball and a great workout. 

For more information, contact Matt Fox,
973-530-3404 (mfox@jccmetrowest.org)

Sport Specific

Sport specific training is available in basketball, golf, and tennis.
Basketball leagues are offered year round. Check the website or contact us for details

For more information, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@jccmetrowest.org)

**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.

*Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on. Does not require advanced tennis skills, and is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun. includes a warm-up, cardio work out, and cool down phases. Drills for intermediates and advanced players provide you with a great cardio workout while improving skills.  The tennis workout session takes place on our gym floor and is run by our tennis pro/coach.  But it's not a tennis lesson- it's about getting a great work out.

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.

*Program has a fee and advance registration is required.

**No fee. Reservations required by calling 973-530-3406.

 

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

For more information, contact Sherri Feldscher at 973-530.3425 or sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

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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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Margulis Gymnasium

 

Facilites, Rules and Hours

Margulis gymnasium features one full size basketball court.

The Indoor Running Track is 16 laps to the mile.

Gymnasium and Track Hours

Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9:45pm

Friday 5:30am-5:45pm

Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-6:45pm

VIEW THE CURRENT MARGULIES GYMNASIUM SCHEDULE [pdf]

JCC Membership is required to enter the gym.  Please have membership card with you at all times for verification. 

Gym Closures/Schedule Changes

Thursday, May 1 HALF 6:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, May 2 HALF 3:30 - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 4 HALF  2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 4 FULL 5:00 - 6:45pm

Sunday, May 11  HALF  2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 18  HALF  2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 18  FULL  5:00 - 6:45pm

Sunday, May 25  HALF  2:00 - 5:00pm 

 

THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE JUNIOR MACCABI BOYS BASEBALL TRYOUTS AND FOR THE FUN RUN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Sunday, June 1st  1:00 -  2:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Margulis Gymnasium Rules Margulis Gymnasium Rules

  1. Shirts and other proper athletic attire must be worn at all times.
  2. Wear athletic shoes only. No black or hard-soled shoes that leave marks are allowed.
  3. Food and drink prohibited. (Water bottles are allowed)
  4. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. Be considerate of yourself and others. Profanity, fighting, excessive yelling, and unnecessary aggressiveness will not be tolerated.
  6. Gymnastics equipment and the gym closet are off limits.
  7. Please return any balls that you use to the ball cart when finished.
  8. Keep balls and other equipment away from ceilings, lights, and other electrical devices.
  9. Open Gym Schedule will vary by season and program. Please check the current Gym Schedule posted outside the gym on the Communication Hub and on line at www.jccmetrowest.org.
  10. Please leave all gym bags and personal belongings locked in the appropriate locker room.
  11. Only sports equipment is permitted on gym floor.
  12. Members must show their card and guests must show their pass to the Gym Reception Staff.
  13. The Sports & Recreation staff reserves the right to alter the Gym Schedule if necessary. Priority gym usage: classes, leagues, special events, and open play.
  14. The Sports & Recreation Supervisor on duty has the final say on all Gymnasium related matters.

Track Rules

  1. Only rubber soled shoes or sneakers permitted.
  2. Walkers stay to the inside. Joggers pass on the outside.
  3. No stopping on the track. Rest at the corners.
  4. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Please be courteous, allowing others to pass.

 

Basketball Court Rules

  1. Games played on a "First-come, First-serve" basis.
  2. All games will be played to 11 (win by one). Winners stay on.
  3. Players are to call their own fouls.
  4. Courteous court behavior is required by all players at all times.
  5. Foul language or physical confrontation is strictly prohibited.
  6. When there are two games being played, the first team of five waiting will play on the first court that opens up.
     

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Slam Dunk League-Year One Wrap-Up

Slam Dunk Basketball League

The Slam Dunk Basketball League finished their season on Sunday, March 17.  The league was comprised of 10 teams in Grades K-4.  The league began on Sunday, December 2 with pre-season clinics and concluded with championship games on Sunday, March 17.  For the first time, JCC Metrowest and Sports Universe teamed up to run the league and what a league it was!  Games were played on Sunday afternoon and practices were held on Wednesday nights.  On Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons the gym was filled with energy and enthusiasm.  Each team played and practiced hard every week and as the season went on all teams were truly coming together on the court, while also forming friendships off the court!  The season concluded on Sunday, March 17 with an end of season party and trophy presentation!  A good time was had by all!  We can’t wait until next year!

First and Second Grade League

The Cavaliers 

 

Coach: Karim Springer

Players:Elijah Springer, Julian Duberstein, Gabe Adest, Andrew Martin, Jaime Levi, Ethan Kampel, Marissa Spiteri, Isaac Wise

From the Coach: "This past season I had the honor of coaching the Slam Dunk league at JCC Metro West, being my first time coaching it was a challenging yet fun experience. While coaching the Cavaliers I have seen a tremendous interests and progress in each and every child on my team. The Cavaliers not only played with their skills, but with their hearts even until the last second of the season against the Spurs. I am sure that this experience for me as well as the kids would increase our love for the game and encourage them to return for future seasons to come. " 

The Pistons

 

Coach: Wayne Strassman

Players: Jordan Serviss, Kyla Coley, Joseph Askin, Gabriel Strassman, Roniths Maan, Marco Gulino, and Gabe Halpern 

From the Coach: "The Pistons achievements should not be measured in wins and losses, but in the satisfaction each child  had  in playing as a team.  Together they learned the basics of basketball- passing, dribbling, shooting, offense, defense- and used these skills to develop as a group. There was Joey being tenacious all over the court and leading the offense on fast breaks.  Kyla, our point guard,  who started the season afraid to shoot and ended scoring her first basket. Ron being our Dennis Rodman on defense and shooting his first shots and  Gabe's improvement in ball control and shooting.  Marco hustling all over the court and developing on defense and Gabriel hitting long deep buzzer beating baskets.

We had equal team balance where five of our players actually scored points throughout the season. I'm very proud of the accomplishments this team made as a group and look forward to seeing them together hopefully next year.

1 - 2 - 3 - Go Pistons!" 

The Spurs

Coaches:  Matt Greenblatt and JR Carlucci

Players: Ben Otner, Edward Furey, Simon Glass, Aiden Haase, Evan Greenblatt, Jared Carlucci, and Nathan Goldberg

From the Coach: "What a year for the Spurs in the 1st and 2nd Grade league!  The group of Jared, Evan, Ben, Simon, Eddie, Nate and Aidan worked hard and accomplished so much – and had a tremendous amount of fun in the process.  This great group of kids had a goal from the start of the season – to finish the regular season undefeated and then win the championship, and that is exactly what they did!  They should all feel really proud of what they accomplished.  We know the know their coaches and parents are all proud of them!" 

The Thunder

 

Coach: Jewel Burnett 

Players: Leo Gold, Avi Tobin, Joshua Kirsch, Yonason Mathias, Jade Burnett, Alex Spiteri, Nikhil Prasad, Eli Slomovitz 

From the Coach: "The Thunder had a great season!  Each player began the season with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.  As the season progressed I saw tremendous growth in the skill and confidence level of each player.  The players learned the importance of teamwork and developed the ability to move the ball by making purposeful passes.  Jade became our go to point guard.  Her ability to dribble the ball up the court made her a natural.  Josh’s speed allowed him to be in the right place at the right time to make the tough shots.  Leo’s persistence drove him to the basket each game and resulted in points for the team.  Alex was able to perfect his dribble and move the ball successfully on offensive plays. Nikhil perfected his defensive skills while alerting his team to stay engaged.  We watched Avi remain calm under pressure and make critical passes to his team mates.  Eli was a great asset to the upper 2-3 defensive play.  Yohnasin used his height advantage to smash the boards and make many crucial tough shots under the basket.  The entire team learned to play defense and became the gnats that wouldn’t stop buzzing in their opponents’ ears.  Overall we had an amazing season and I enjoyed every moment of it.  The kids were great!" 

Third and Fourth Grade League

The Cavaliers

Coach: Evan Bashoff

Players: Guy Rettig, Jeremy Liebman, Eli Fishbein, Alex Massung, Jesse Koppel, and Binyamin Mathias

From the Coach: "The Cavaliers had a great season and finished as undefeated league champions!  Every player on the team contributed and improved their skills this season.  We all had a great time!" 

The Pistons

Coaches: Ben Adler and Scott Levy

Players: Ronen Adler, Mason Spring, Ben Haase, Tyler Levy, Daniel Haber, Max Orbach, and Jonah Traub

From the Coach: "What a season the Piston's had this year! We started out as a motley group of kids with varying degrees of basketball skill, but as the months went on we slowly became a team that learned how to work together and play for each other. We had some low points when we got frustrated, but sometimes those moments help you learn and grow. You could really see the development in the last three games. First we tied the Cavs after losing to them by 20 points the previous time we met. Then in the first playoff game we lost a heartbreaker to the Spurs by 2 points despite playing a great game. Finally we secured 3rd place in the final, and most dramatic, game of the season, winning by 2 in an overtime buzzer beater over the Thunder. I am so proud of this team who really came together and improved. It was a great honor to be their coach. I learned a lot, and I hope the kids did as well. Finally I want to thank coach Scott Levy for for all his help." 

The Spurs

Coaches: Erik Cunningham and John Paul Basile

Players: Ben Orbach, Oren Ramer, Naasir Cunningham, Ben Albert, Florence Basile, Michael Lurie, Gabe Yecko, Noah Glass 

From the Coach: "The Spurs season was amazing. We started out a list of names on a roster sheet with coach John Paul and Coach Erik placed at the top. Over the course of the season we grew from a list of names into the team of Naasir, Oren, Ben, Benjamin, Florence, Michael, Noah, and Gabe and together as Team Spurs we were able to place second overall in the 3rd and 4rd grade division. We practiced hard and we played even harder and each week we gave all the parents and anyone watching something to cheer for and while all of that was going on we managed to have a lot of fun doing it. Wow what a season! 1-2-3 Go Spurs!" 

The Thunder

Coaches: Matt Greenblatt and Steve Berger

Players: Robbie Gold, Ezra Tobin, Satch Berger, Henry Elliott, Jeffrey Greenblatt, Miles Handelman, and Jacob Blaney

 From the Coach: "The Thunder were a team that far outshined their record.  The team was comprised of a great group of young men who had a lot of fun, worked very hard and played very well together.  The group of Miles, Robby, Ezra, Henry, Jake, Jeff and Satch should really be proud of the way they grew as individual players and a team to really make some noise in the playoffs!" 

 

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Indoor Sports for Families

Great Indoor FAMILY Fun!

Spend some quality time with your children in the Margulis Gymnasium!

Parents and their preschool and grade school children are invited to join the Sports & Recreation staff for some family fun in the Margulis Gymnasium.

Badminton

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

 

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.

 

Pickleball

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.

 

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!

 

Obstacle Course

Perfect for the preschool child. Slide, tunnel, wedge mats, balance beam, mini trampoline etc.

  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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