Sports, Recreation, and Athletics

Youth Athletic Leagues

A child plays for free if his/her parent is the head coach for the team (limit of one). Parents/guardians are required to sign a completed participant waiver form before a player may participate. League sponsorship (Your logo on every jersey) is available. If you have questions or are interested in coaching, call 757-321-2308.

To register for any sports league/event, call 757-321-2338, or visit the JCC Customer Service Desk.

Youth Basketball Leagues

Youth Basketball League, Grades K-2: 11/26/2018 – 2/24/2019 | 

Monday/Wednesdays/Sundays | 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Jaffe Gym | $90 members/$115 non-members

Registration deadline is November 19, 2018. Open to all boys and girls of all faiths from grades K-2. This program will instill a fundamentally sound approach to the game while appropriately balancing participation and competition. Skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are the goals of providing a fun and rewarding youth basketball program.

Teams will practice for several weeks before the 7-week regular season, ending in a Championship Day on 02/24/2019.

An allotment of tickets are available for the League players to attend an ODU men’s basketball game and to play a scrimmage at halftime!

Basketball jersey included for each player. All League-registered K-5 players may attend the preseason clinics for FREE! Volunteer coaches needed.

Required Players’ Draft Day: Monday, 11/26/2018, Jaffe Gym, Grades K-2, 4:30pm-5:15pm.

Practices for Grades K-2 are Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:15pm (or maybe additional day, depending upon enrollment), 11/28/2018–2/20/2019.

Games for Grades K-2 are Sundays, starting at 1:00pm, 1/06/2019–2/24/2019.

Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions. If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338.

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Youth Basketball League, Grades 3-5 | 11/26/2018 – 2/24/2019 |

Monday/Wednesdays/Sundays | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Jaffe Gym | $90 members/$115 non-members

Registration deadline November 19, 2018. Open to all boys and girls of all faiths from grades 3-5. This program will instill a fundamentally sound approach to the game while appropriately balancing participation and competition. Skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are the goals of providing a fun and rewarding youth basketball program.

Teams will practice for several weeks before the 7-week regular season, ending in a Championship Day on 02/24/2019.

An allotment of tickets are available for the League players to attend an ODU men’s basketball game and to play a scrimmage at halftime!

Basketball jersey included for each player. All League-registered K-5 players may attend the preseason clinics for FREE! Volunteer coaches needed.

Required Players’ Draft Day: Monday, 11/26/2018, Jaffe Gym, Grades 3-5. 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Practices for Grades 3-5 are Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (depending upon enrollment), 11/28/2018–2/20/2019.

Games for Grades 3-5 are Sundays, starting around 2:00pm, 1/06/2019–2/24/2019.

Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions. If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338.

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Youth Basketball Pre-Season Clinic, Grades 3-5 | 11/5/2018 – 11/19/2018

Mondays | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Jaffe Gym | $25 members/$40 non-members

This 3-day pre-season basketball clinic, instructed by the staff of the Beach Xplosion AAU Basketball teams, will help all boys and girls from grades 3-5 prepare for their season with strong fundamental instruction upon which they can build their skills and understanding of the game of basketball, focusing on dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, and more. If a child is already registered for the JCC Youth Basketball League, then that child may participate in this clinic for FREE! Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions. If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338.

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Youth Basketball pre-season Clinic, Grades K-2 | 11/5/2018 – 11/19/2018

Mondays | 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Jaffe Gym | $25 members/$40 non-members

This 3-day pre-season basketball clinic, instructed by the staff of the Beach Xplosion AAU Basketball teams, will help all boys and girls from grades K-2 prepare for their season with strong fundamental instruction upon which they can build their skills and understanding of the game of basketball, focusing on dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, and more. If a child is already registered for the JCC Youth Basketball League, then that child may participate in this clinic for FREE! Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions. If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338.

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Swordfish Swim Team Off-Season Training 2018-19, Ages 5-18

Swordfish Swim Team Off-Season Training—2018-19 | Ages 5-18 | 10/4/2018 – 4/30/2019 (No training 11/22, 3/21, 4/23, 4/25)

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6pm – 7pm | JCC Indoor pool | $50 members/$65 non-members

These twice-a-week training sessions are offered in monthly packages, October through April, and are off-season opportunities for swimmers to have the Swordfish coaching staff help them work on conditioning, swim stroke techniques, flip turns, and race strategies in preparations for the 2019 summer season or as a great way to stay active and healthy during the winter. Participants do NOT have to be a Swordfish Swim Team member in order to participate, but should be experienced swimmers. This is NOT swim lessons for non-swimmers. The swim team staff will make all judgment calls regarding a swimmer’s ability to participate. Call 757-321-2338 if you have questions.

Register at the JCC front desk, or via phone at 757-321-2338. Contact Tom Edwards with any questions: 757-321-2308, TEdwards@SimonFamilyJCC.org.

Swordfish Youth Summer Swim Team, Ages 5-18

Monday – Thursday | 5/28/2019 – 7/25/2019

Afternoon Practices start 5/28/2019 | 6pm – 7 pm | JCC Outdoor Pool

Morning Practices start 6/17/2019 | 8am – 9am | JCC Outdoor Pool

$185 members | $235 non-members

Open to all boys and girls ages 5-18, this recreational competitive swim team offers certified, experienced coaching to swimmers that wish to improve technique, get fit, and make friends. Swim meets against other teams are scheduled (TBA–none on weekends) for the middle of the summer, concluding with a team championship on 07/25 at 6pm.  Important Parents Meeting is on 05/20 at 5:30pm. Swimmers must be able, to the satisfaction of the team coach, to swim 25 meters (ages 5-8) or 50 meters (ages 9-18). These are NOT swim lessons, however having competitive experience is not required. Swimmers may choose to attend either of the two daily practices. A sibling discount of $25 is available at registration. Each swimmer gets a custom team swim suit, t-shirt, and swim cap. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 05/24! Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions.

Youth Tee Ball, Ages 3-6 | 3/25/2019 – 5/7/2019

Youth Tee Ball, Ages 3-6 | 3/25/2019 – 5/7/2019

Mondays & Tuesdays | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | baseball field | $60 members/$80 non-members

Open to all children ages 3-6, this league teaches the basic techniques and skills of the game of tee ball to include throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and team work.  Participants practice once a week on Monday, with a game each Tuesday.  Team jersey is included.  No rain dates.  A child of a team’s Head Coach may play for free. No practices or games 4/22, 4/23.  If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338.  Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions.

Swim Lessons

Kids & Adults
Group & Private Classes
$36 a month | $48 a month, non-members

Aquatic Concepts offers a year round curriculum at the JCC called the Swim Safe Program, which teaches swimming in a fun, safe atmosphere. This type of swim instruction allows opportunities for children and adults to enjoy the water and learn to swim in a safe environment. Lessons available for kids and adults in group and private classes.

For more information, contact Matt Williams, Swim Coordinator, at MWilliams@SimonFamilyJCC.org or 757-321-2316. Click here for details.

2019 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Sunday-Friday | 8/04/2019 – 8/09/2019
Detroit, Michigan
$1,700 member | $1,800 non-member

Open to all Jewish children, ages 12-16 for Games and ages 12-17 for ArtsFest, the annual JCC Maccabi sports and performance festival features delegations of Jewish teens from all over the world. The Games are an Olympic-style sports competition for baseball, basketball, dance, flag football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, Star Reporter, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and track & field. The ArtsFest is a performance workshop and showcase for acting/improve, culinary arts, dance (audition process required), musical theater, rock band, visual arts, social media squad, and vocal performance. Travel, food, lodging, and Team Virginia Beach delegation gear and uniforms are all included. This year’s destination for the Games and the ArtsFest is Detroit, Michigan. Individual performers and athletes are all welcome. If TeamVB has full sports teams, then organized practices will be held. The deadline for the deposit of $150 is March 25. Contact delegation head Tom Edwards for schedules, deadlines, and information at tedwards@simonfamilyjcc.org or 757-321-2308.