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Lifelong Learning

Life Long Learning

A Learning Center sponsored by

  • National Council of Jewish Women Essex County Section
  • JCC MetroWest Center for Adult Enrichment

Our Life Long Learning continuing education program features a variety of courses taught by university professors.

Formal education is not required for participation. The courses maintain the highest academic standards. Anyone age 55 and above may participate for a nominal fee.

Program includes Fall and Spring semesters, special mini-semesters, film series and one-day forums on individual subjects.

Co-sponsored with the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section.

For further information, please contact Joanne Bramnick, 973-530-3414, jbramnick@jccmetrowest.org.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SPRING 2014 BROCHURE

 

 

National Council of Jewish Women Essex County Section

Karen Cherins, President
Penina Barr, Vice President, Community Services

Center for Adult Enrichment

Sharon Gordon, Director
Gina Goldman, Assistant Director
Joanne Bramnick, Program Director
Susan Wallenstein, Administrator

Life Long Learning Center Advisory Committee

Marilyn Bornstein
Marion Buchner
Judy Cohen
Barbara Feldstein
Ruth Frankel
Florence Gross
Olga Gurney
Harriet Jacobs
Marcia Nebel
Ann Nelson
Claire Nierenberg
Emily Rothenberg
Norman Rothenberg
Isabel Warner

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PARENT/CHILD AND ADAPTED AQUATICS CLASSES

Welcome to JCC MetroWest Parent & Child and Adapted Aquatics

For each level of Parent and Child Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children.

Routines and the familiar are extremely important to your young swimmer. Each class uses toys, songs, fun and games to keep the children engaged and enjoying the water experience, all the while teaching them basic aquatic skills.

To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

Already Have An Aquatics Account?

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New Participants
Register For Your Desired Class Below

  • It is important to understand that Parent and Child Aquatics is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. 
  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics will open Monday, April 28 at 8:00am. 
    Registration for Guests opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am. 
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics starts Saturday, June 28, 2014 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment.

Little DippersParent-Child Class 
6-18 mos. & Parent

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Great experiences and fun activities teach infants to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants properly in the water. Infants will explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit.

Provides experiences and activities for children to:

  • Learn to have permission before entering the water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes and fully submerging.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water.
  • Learn how to play safely.
  • Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics.

 


Little Dippers & Flippers
6-36 mos. & Parent

This is a combined class filled with great experiences and fun activities teach infants and young swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants and young children properly in the water. Infants will explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while "moving" through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit. This class is not offered during the Summer Session.

 


Little Flippers
18-36 mos. & Parent

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Great experiences and fun activities teach infants to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants properly in the water. Infants will explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit.
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Little Skippers
2 1/2-3 1/2 yrs & Parent

2 1/2–4 yrs & Parent
Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

An advanced class for the swimmer who is ready to develop basic swimming skills bobbing, floating, gliding, and combined arm and leg movements. Parental participation is required. Rubber pants AND swim diapers are required under the child’s swimsuit. Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.


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3-5 yrs & Parent

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

A transitional swim class designed to promote independence. Parents must be prepared to participate in the water but are phased out after the first few lessons. Rubber pants AND swim diapers are required under the child’s swimsuit if not toilet trained. Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.


Club Splash
3-5 yrs & Parent

Fee:
JCC Member:$208/8 sess. • Guest: $256/8 sess.

Club Splash is a 60-minute swim program for children ages 3-5 with special needs and their parent/caregiver.
This 8 week program* will feature a 10-minute free swim warm-up, 40 minutes of instruction with a WSI, and a 10-minute free swim cool down. 

Children will:

Wednesdays from 1:30pm-2:30pm

April 23 to June 18 (no class on June 4)

Please contact Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org or Kathy Torre, Aquatics Director at 973-530-3522 or ktorre@jccmetrowest.org for additional information or to register.

    • learn to enjoy the water through fun activities
    • explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while moving in the water
    • learn water safety
    • learn basic kicking and arm movements
    • develop basic swimming skills such as bobbing, floating, and gliding

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Kids Gym Enrichment Classes

Fitness Made Fun for Kids

For ages 12 months - 5 years

Kids Gym enrichment Classes help children achieve their physical and social goals as they grow in their own way, at their own pace while having fun!

Classes are designed to enhance your child's physical skills, including fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility, and sports preparation. All of this, is achieved in a non-competitive, fun atmosphere.

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

Please note: Not all classes offered each semester.

Listed below are the descriptions of classes that we offer.  Click here to see a listing of program offerings for Fall 2013. 

Adventures in Gym

Supervised open gym time for children in the 2+ classes. Children will be given balls, hoops, scooters, beanbags, frisbees, bowling pins and more to use. Slides, tunnels, balance beams, and obstacle courses will also be explored.

All Sorts of Sports

If it is a sport they will play it.  If you can say it, they will play it.  If you can kick it, hit it, or throw it, they will play it.

Basketball and T-Ball

Learn the skills for basketball and t-ball with fun drills and game-like situations.

Gym Games

This class includes sports and games. Learn the basics of team sports and also play fun games including tag games, running games and more.

Gym Jam I and II

Children (with help from Parent) jump, climb, hang, tumble, slide and balance their way to fitness. Confidence, coordination and socialization develop through circle games and group play with parachutes, ball and hoops. Sneakers required for all.

Gym Potpourri

Something new and exciting each class. Children will have fun playing gym games, obstacle courses and using balls, hoops, parachutes, bean bags and more.

Gymmie Bears

Gymnastics class designed for the preschooler. Learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and more. Class also includes use of balance beam, uneven bars and vaulting.

Hoops Clinic

This class will incorporate unique skills and drills for basketball. Class time will focus on: shooting technique, dribbling, passing, offensive/defensive play, positioning, and game strategies. All participants will compete in atual game settings.

Individual Sports and Tennis Too

Enjoy our indoor miniature golf course. Bowl a strike and a spare. Run and jump on our indoor track. Play tennis with small rackets, low nets and foam tennis balls.

Kinderkarate

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

Kids Yoga

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.

Lacrosse Clinic

This class will incorporate unique skills and drills to introduce your child to the sports of lacrosse. Class time will focus on: footwork/agility, stick work, proper throwing, shooting and passing and game play.  All participants will compete in actual game settings.

Soccer

Dribbling, passing, shooting! Learn the skills for soccer with fun drills and game-like situations.

Soccer and Basketball

Learn, practice and improve your soccer and basketball skills through fun drills and game like situations. Dribbling! Passing! Shooting! Teamwork!  Members only.  If the class is full, please call 973-530-3423 to be placed on the wait list.

Soccer and Flag Football

Improve your soccer, and flag football skills through fun drills with an emphasis on teamwork and plenty of time for games!

Sports and Games

Expose your child to a variety of different sports including t-ball and basketball. Fun drills and game like situations. This class also includes fun games such as tag games, running games, cooperative games and more.

Sports Club for Girls and Boys

Introduce your child to a variety of sports including flag football, basketball, t-ball and more. Classes will include drills to teach children the basics of these sports in a fun, stimulating atmosphere.

Tennis

Children learn to play tennis with smaller rackets, lower nets and foam tennis balls.

Tumbling Tots

Introduce your child to tumbling. Class will include forward rolls, backward rolls, head stands, handstands, and cartwheels. class will include obstacle courses as well.

Zumba

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

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PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Aquatics_Swim_School

Welcome to JCC MetroWest Preschool Aquatics!

Congratulations! Enrolling your child in our Preschool Aquatics Programs enters them into a journey to learn how to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics program consists of three levels of progressive swim instruction appropriate for children of preschool age.

For every level of Preschool Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am
  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • To arrange an evaluation please register above.
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment
  • If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

 

To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

Already Have An Aquatics Account? 

Log in to your Aquatics School Account

Male_Instructor_and_ChildRubber Duckies - Preschool Level 1
3-1/2 -5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop.Must be toilet trained.

 

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Polar Bear - Preschool Level 2
3-1/2 -5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Swimmers gain confidence in breath control and learn to float and glide on their own. They continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Must be toilet trained.
 

Must be toilet trained.

  • Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front float
  • Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Sea Ponies - Preschool Level 3
4-5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsove skills to be comfortable in and around water. Further development of swimming skills started in previous levels through additional guided practice. Swimmer learn to effectively coordinate simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Adjustment to deep water, along with additional water safety skills is taught. 

  • Enter water by jumping in. 
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back floats or glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org. .

 

 

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Grade School Classes

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Grade School Aquatics!

Congratulations! Enrolling your child in our Grade School Aquatics Programs enters them into a journey to learn how to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program consists of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction.

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed to help children approximately 6 years through teen achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. 

For every level of Learn to Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am
  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • To arrange an evaluation please register above.
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment
  • If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

Click Here for 2013 - 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule

 

To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

Log in to your Aquatics School Account

 

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed for children approximately 6 years through teen. Class placement is based on current swimming ability.

Level 1 - Intro to Water SkillsFemale_WSI_with_Class

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safety. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water-bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop.

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Front glide and recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics


Level 3 - Stroke Development
6-13 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to the scissor, breaststroke and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water and diving.
 

  • Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Back float
  • Survival float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Scissors and breaststroke kicks
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
8-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

br>Swimmers develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and increase their endurance by swimming greater distances. The back crawl stroke and breaststroke are introduced. The sidestroke and butterfly are built upon. Several new strokes and skills are introduced in Level 4.
 

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke,sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
9-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Swimmers entering Level 5 must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the course requirements in Level 4. Swimmers refine performance of all strokes-front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawlstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Expectations are higher in regards to distance and quality. This program is not being offered weekends during the summer


Level 6 - Personal Water Safety & Fitness Swimmer
9 - 14yrs

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Swimmers entering this course must have a Level 5 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the skills required to complete Level 5. In Level 6, expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Personal Water Safety, and Fitness Swimmer are offered Personal Water Safety, teaches safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. Fitness Swimmer, teaches principles of training and how to evaluate your own level of Fitness.


Summer Splash Weekday Grade School Aquatics Program Guest: $205
JCC Member: $155

Enroll your child in our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program and start them on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and how to swim well. Our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program meets Monday through Friday for two full weeks—effectively providing your child with two months of swim instruction in two weeks time.

No classes Friday, July 4 - Fees listed are pro-rated to accommodate the holiday.

 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org


 

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Adult and Teen Aquatics

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Adult Aquatics
 

Both pools are temperature regulated for lap swimming and class instruction.

We offer options for adult swimmers and non-swimmers: Group and Private Swim Lessons, Masters Swim Program, Scuba Diving Classes, Aquatic Personal Training, Water Walking, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and Group Water Exercise Classes.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am

  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

     

    To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

    Log in to your Aquatics School Account

Adult Swim
18+ yrs.

Monthly Fees:
30 minute classes - JCC Member:$45/mo. • Guest: $60/mo.
40 minute classes - JCC Member:
$60/mo. • Guest: $80/mo.
Share a class with other adults. Beginner (little or no swimming ability) to mid-level swimmers. Learn the basics or fine tune what you already know. Certified instructors put students at ease while motivating participants to fulfill individual needs.

Adult Swim Clinic
18+ yrs.

Monthly Fees:
30 minute classes - JCC Member:$45/mo. • Guest: $60/mo.
40 minute classes - JCC Member:$60/mo. • Guest: $80/mo.

For adults who know the basics. Learn proper technique and become more efficient in front and back crawl, side stroke and breast stroke.


Discover the Difference
that Water Training Makes!

Group Personal Training in the Pool - Sign up for Anti-Gravity!

Whether you are looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance or rehabilitate a chronic source of pain, working out in the water is the answer. Making aquatic exercise part of your training program allows you to work longer in your training zone and use more fat as a fuel source.

Water's buoyancy helps release you from the forces of gravity and lets your body move in ways that it could not move on land. Participants will enjoy the versatile workouts in the water - swimming knowledge is not required!

Take advantage of these Group Personal Training in the Pool Sessions and get an individually designed program that includes both resistance and aerobic training while reducing direct impact on the joints.(3 person minimum-5 person maximum per session).
All sessions are 50 minutes.

Fall Schedule

Monday - 9:30am - Andi Hopkins 
Wednesday - 9:00am - Carol Kane
Friday - 8:45am - Andi Hopkins

Sign up NOW at Fitness Reception or Steiner Court at these affordable rates!
First 3 sessions - $75 (limited to one package per client)
10 session package - $300
All Sessions are 50 minutes.

NEW! Anti_Gravity One-to-One Personal Training in the Pool
Sessions by Appointment: $65/Session • $600/set of 10 sessions
All sessions are 50 minutes

 


 


JCC Water Walkers
18 + yrs

Looking for a great aquatic workout? Leave your gym shoes in the closet and hit the pool for a walk in the water! Water walking burns more calories than walking on land and is a no impact way to strengthen your body. Join other JCC Full Center Members in Lane 1 of the Heyman Pool for this free program.
Ongoing dates M-F 10:00-11:00am

 


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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 sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org.

Basketball

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 eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

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 eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org 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!

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

 

 

 

Basketball

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. 

Kinderkarate

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.

Soccer

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!

Tennis

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.

Yoga

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.

Zumba

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

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