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DONSKY GYMNASIUM CLOSURE

The Donsky Gymnasium will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 16 for repairs. We plan to finish repairs in late January 2020.

Every guest who uses the facilities must sign a waiver.
Guests under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate at the JCC.

Preschool Sports

Building Character one Fundamental at a Time

We are shaping our future through community, activity, and integrity by providing sports programming that focuses on teamwork, fundamentals, and a love for the game.

Come learn to play basketball and t-ball with your friends and the JCC coaching staff this fall semester. We will have fun and stay active learning dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and defensive skills in basketball. Then we will transition to t-ball and hitting, fielding, catching throwing, and base running .

Dates: January 10 – May 12
Days and Times: Monday – Thursday with options from 2 -4 pm
Location: JCC Gym and JCC Field

Safety measures and check in procedures:
– Self-health screening

For more information, please contact Todd Kelly at 214-239-7146 or tkelly@jccdalls.org

If you are part of the Goldberg Early Childhood Center, click the button below to view the options.

Dates: Sundays, September 12 – October 24

The J Athletic Academy Jr. Sunday Soccer Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Introduce your child to team sports and the world’s most popular sport at the JCC. 3-year-old players will come to the JCC for 20 minutes of skills followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage play. PreK players will come to the JCC for an hour of weekly coaching scrimmages run by a JCC Coach.

Last day to register: September 2, 2021
Location: JCC Field

Safety measures and check in procedures:
– Self-health screening
– Temperature checks for players and coaches.

For more information, please contact Todd Kelly at 214-239-7146 or tkelly@jccdalls.org.

Dates: October 31 – December 12

This 6-week, action-packed program engages preschool students as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both the NatureScape and the Woods at the J. This unique program will keep our students active and engaged as they have fun. The program is instructed by the J Sports & Leagues Director, Todd Kelly, on Sunday mornings.

Pricing: Members $55.00 | Non Members $70.00

Location: JCC Naturescape and Woods
Safety measures and check in procedures: 

  • Self-health screening
  • Mask wearing for adults
  • Temperature checks for players and coaches. 
  • Social distanced seating of spectators

During preschool gymnastics classes, boys and girls begin learning the basics of gymnastics. The classes focus on enhancing body awareness and core strength through the utilization of the tumble track, bars, balance beam, floor circuits, and more. Skills learned in these classes benefit children in all sports and activities.

For more information, please contact Gymnastics office at 214-239-7190 or gymnastics@jccdallas.org

Texas Premier offers t-ball, soccer, basketball, and a multi-sport option on a variety of days for ages 18 months-6 years old.

  1. Click in the circle “I am registering for a class” and choose your option from the dropdown menu
  2. Drop down the “please select one of the following” menu and choose your class
  3. Fill out information and submit.

For more information, please contact Tanya Johnson at 214-239-7147 or tjohnson@jccdallas.org.

Youth Basketball

TRAIN. PLAY. THE J WAY.

What Is The J Way?
The J way of playing basketball works to develop character athletes through competitions and training that support sportsmanship and fair play. Here at the J, we focus on the overall development of each athlete from the basic fundamentals to game strategies. The J way allows all athletes to play, learn, and grow regardless of age or skill level.

Fundamental Clinics

Bring your friends to the JCC and have fun improving your basketball skills with JCC Basketball Coach James Watkins. These clinics will focus on basic fundamentals including ballhandling, passing, shooting, and proper footwork. In addition, these sessions will offer an introduction to basic team offensive and defensive strategies while building character one fundamental at a time.

Kindergarten- 2nd-grade Clinics

Wednesdays March 30-May 25
4-5 pm
Pricing options
8 sessions $ 140 members  175 non-members
Drop in rate (one session) 25$ members  $35 non-members

3rd and 4th-grade Clinics

Wednesdays March 30- May 25
5-6 pm
Pricing Options
8 sessions $ 140 members    $175 non-members
Drop in rate (one session) 25$ members  $35 non-members

5th and 6th-grade Clinics

Thursdays March 30- May 25
5-6 pm
Pricing Options
8 sessions $ 140 members   $175 non-members
Drop in rate (one session) 25$ members  $35 non-members

4th & 5th Grade Clinics

Wednesdays, June 16 – August 4
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Members $120
Non-Member $150

Girls Only

Thursdays, June 17 – August 5
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Members $120
Non-Member $150

Monday

Want to just drop in? Click the ‘Drop In’ button below.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Skills

4:30pm–5:30pm
June 29 – August 3
Ages: 5-7
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

2nd & 3rd Grade Skills

6:00pm–7:00pm
June 29 – August 3
Ages: 7-9
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

Tuesday

Want to just drop in? Click the ‘Drop In’ button below.

1st & 2nd Grade Skills

4:30pm–5:30pm
June 30– August 4
Ages: 6-8
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

2nd & 3rd Grade Skills

6:00pm–7:00pm
June 23 – August 4
Ages: 8-12
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

Wednesday

Want to just drop in? Click the ‘Drop In’ button below.

Kindergarten  Skills

4:30pm–5:30pm
July 1– August 5
Ages: 6-8
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

2nd & 3rd Grade Skills

6:00pm–7:00pm
July 1 – August 5
Ages: 8-12
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

Thursday

Want to just drop in? Click the ‘Drop In’ button below.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Skills

4:30pm–5:30pm
July 2– August 6
Ages: 5-7
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

2nd & 3rd Grade Skills

6:00pm–7:00pm
July 2 – August 6
Ages: 7-9
Member: $90
Non-Member: $115

Kindergarten (Tues.)

Tuesdays from 4 – 5 pm
September 3 – 24

Member: $50
Non-member: $63

Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15 pm
June 17 – July 22

Member
Non-member
6 weeks
$90
$115
Drop-in
$25
$35

Specialty Clinics (Ages 12 – 16)

Point Guard Academy
Thursdays from 5 – 6:30 pm
Get ready to take your game to the next level this fall with the J’s Point Guard Academy. This six-week program will take you through some of the most important aspects of running a team as a point guard. Through this program you will learn how to:

  • Execute on fast breaks
  • Make defenses pay in pick and roll situations
  • Attack pressure defenses
  • Finish over and around bigger defenders
  • And more

Modern Post Play
Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 pm
Get ready to expand your game and learn the skills of today’s modern post player. This six-week program will take you through the skills needed to attack in positionless basketball. Through this program you will learn how to:

  • Dominate smaller players with your back to the basket
  • Face up and attack from the mid post
  • Run your team from a point forward position
  • Score out of pick and roll situations
  • And more

Coach Greg Boxell

Click to View Greg's Bio

Greg Boxell is from the Richardson, North Texas area where he lettered three years on varsity at J.J. Pearce High School. After a successful freshman season at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas, Greg was selected to play with Team USA in the 2006 Global Games and later earned a Bronze medal. Greg received an athletic scholarship to Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he also majored in Journalism. Despite sustaining a career-ending injury his senior year in college, he developed a wealth of basketball knowledge and a unique set of skills throughout his career. “On any given night I was able to play all five positions and match up defensively against all five positions.” Since college, he has acquired over 10 years of coaching experience, ranging from elementary-aged to college and pro skilled athletes. Greg teaches athletes the difference between activity and progress while developing a personally accountable attitude in young men and women. He believes in effective communication, building confidence, and practicing civility.

Private and small-group training with a great coach.
Grades K – 12. Times/days are flexible.

4, 1-hour sessions

Member: $180
Non-Member: $225

Single 1-hour session

Member: $50
Non-Member: $62

4, 1-hour sessions

Member: $140
Non-Member: $175

About Coach James

Coach James Watkins coaches our youth leagues, clinics and lessons. He played his high school basketball at both Woodrow Wilson High School and W.T. White High School. After his playing days finished James started coaching the game he loves working at Next Level Basketball. Under the guidance of Coach Kessler Shepard Coach Watkins developed his coaching craft. He has coached all ages ranging from preschool students through professional players. James is focused on having his players improve every time they step out on the court stating “I teach youth to fall in love with the process of becoming better! When the intrinsic love of becoming better is established, that’s when results start to come more rapidly!”

For more information on Private Lessons please contact Coach James Watkins at Jwatkins@jccdallas.org

Ages: 3-12 
League Dates: June 12 – July 31
Registration: 
May 1 – May 26th
Price: $140 Members | $175 Non-Members
The J Sports Youth Basketball Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. This season will be in conjunction with the Lake Highlands YMCA.
Our 3’s group will be an instructional league and all other ages groups will play games as part of the YMCA league. The games will be played here at the JCC on Sundays with practices throughout the week.

For more information, please contact Josh Goldstein at 214-239-7145 or jgoldstein@jccdallas.org.

Grades: K – 6

November – February

The J Social Sports Youth Basketball Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Come play basketball at the J for that more personal experience this year. Each team will have a Sunday game, a weekly practice, and a weekly skills night.

About Coach James
Coach James Watkins coaches our youth leagues, clinics and lessons. He played his high school basketball at both Woodrow Wilson High School and W.T. White High School. After his playing days finished James started coaching the game he loves working at Next Level Basketball. Under the guidance of Coach Kessler Shepard Coach Watkins developed his coaching craft. He has coached all ages ranging from preschool students through professional players. James is focused on having his players improve every time they step out on the court stating “I teach youth to fall in love with the process of becoming better! When the intrinsic love of becoming better is established, that’s when results start to come more rapidly!”

Testimonials

” Our teenage daughter has shown amazing improvement in ball handling and scoring baskets thanks to Coach James!  Coach James has given her more confidence in her abilities as he has taught her a deeper understanding of how to play the game.  She loves working with Coach James!  He has given her great practice skills to work on at home as well. He is a great addition the JCC’s basketball program!”

“Coach James has offered our daughter a fundamental approach to the game of basketball that ingeniously elevates the basics that makes players successful in their sport.  I am deeply thankful for Hannah’s work with a coach deeply committed to the game, focused on teaching effective skill development drills and gifted with extraordinary knowledge of the game.”

“Coach James has been a fantastic teacher and role model for our son. He has been patient, thoughtful and kind as he has worked with our son on his basketball skills. It has been a pleasure getting to know him, and we really enjoyed taking classes with him.’

Youth Soccer

Ages: 3

 The J’s 3-year-old Youth Soccer Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Introduce your child to team sports and the world’s most popular sport at the JCC. 3-year-old players will come to the JCC for 20 minutes of skills followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage play. 

Dates: March 6- May 1 ( No practice 4/17)

Last day to register: March 4, 2022
Location: JCC Field

Safety measures and check in procedures:
– Self-health screening
– Temperature checks for players and coaches.

 

Let’s Play Soccer PreK – 6th Grade

The J’s Youth Soccer Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Play the world’s most popular sport at the JCC. Come to the JCC on Sunday with your friends and play in Coach controlled scrimmages for fun.

Dates: February 27 – April 28

Last day to register: February 17
Location: Practice JCC Fields | Games at the YMCA

Safety measures and check in procedures:
– Self-health screening
– Temperature checks for players and coaches.

Information Coming Soon

Building Character one Fundamental at a Time
We are shaping our future through community, activity, and integrity by providing sports programming that focuses on teamwork, fundamentals, and a love for the game.

Come learn to play soccer and flag football with your classmates and the JCC coaching staff this fall semester. We will have fun and stay active learning first touch, passing, dribbling, and shooting skills in soccer. Then we will transition to flag football and work on our catching, throwing, and kicking skills.

Dates: August 30 – December 16
Location: JCC Field

Safety measures and check in procedures:
– Self-health screening
– Temperature checks for players and coaches.

For more information, please contact Todd Kelly at 214-239-7146 or tkelly@jccdalls.org

If you are part of the Goldberg Early Childhood Center, click the button below to view the options.

Ages: 3

The J’s 3-year-old Youth Soccer Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Introduce your child to team sports and the world’s most popular sport at the JCC. 3-year-old players will come to the JCC for 20 minutes of skills followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage play. The program is run by the JCC Sports and Leagues Director, Josh Goldstein.

Ages: 4 – 13

The J’s Youth Soccer Program is a fun, developmental program that focuses on fundamentals and building a love for the game. Play the world’s most popular sport on a JCC team. The J has teams from Pre K – 6th grade. Games are played against teams from the Town North YMCA. Each Team will have 7 – 8 games and a weekly practice.

Ages: 5 – 12

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Come and play the world’s most popular game at the J. Sunday afternoon open play – bring your friends for an hour of fun!

All Four Dates Drop-in
Member $40 $15
Non-member $50 $20

GECC-only Soccer Skills

Tuesdays, September 3 – October 29 (6 classes)
(No class 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)

  • 3s: 1 – 2 pm
  • Pre-K: 2 – 3 pm

GECC students only: $90

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For more information, please contact Todd Kelly at 214-239-7146 or tkelly@jccdalls.org.

Sports & Leagues

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JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America
and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.