Youth Sports

Check out all of our cool youth sports your child can participate in, from soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball to swimming, The Tucson JCC has it all! Not only are our sports leagues fun, but they also allow your child to enhance their coordination, endurance, social skills and develop a positive attitude. Registering your child in one of The Tucson J’s youth sports is the ultimate classroom. Kids learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, respect for other teammates, perseverance, playing by the rules and more.

To Enroll please register online with the buttons below or contact Matt at 520-299-3000 x191  or Laurel Corona 520-299-3000 x255 or email sports@tucsonjcc.org

Gymnasium summer Schedule here

Team Sports Ages 3 – 5
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 – 2 pm

Program introduces kids to team sports included, but not limited to soccer, baseball, and P.E style games. Girls and boys will have fun learning new skills, fundamentals, sportsmanship in a team setting. Class will be a mix of both skill teaching and team activities. Instructor: Matthew Meyer

Tuesdays, 4-5 years
Thursdays, 3-4 years
Session 1A: August 15 – September 19
Session 1B: August 17 – September 28
Session 2A: September 26 – October 31
Session 2B: October 19 – November 30
Session 3A: November 7 – December 19
Session 3B: November 9 – December 21
$80/$64 members
Gym


ITTY BITTY OPEN
September 10th

Sometimes you just need to give it a little help.

Flyer and Information Here: Itty Bitty Open Flyer

The Itty Bitty Open features golf for kids ages 3-5. This program will provide all participants with a set of plastic golf clubs. One adult is required to be a caddy for each youngster during the event. DO NOT bring your own golf clubs! Registration deadline is Friday, September 8th, 2017. Best Dressed Golfer & Caddy Contest. Special prizes will be awarded to the best dressed golfer and their caddy. It can be wacky, matchy-matchy or just plain cute…come show your spirit! One winner per tee time.

Tiny Tot’s Golf Event
Sunday, September 10th , 2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Tee Times: 9AM, 10AM, 11AM
Please arrive 15min prior to tee time.
Space is limited 25 participants per tee time
Fee: $5.00


PEE WEE SOCCER
starting again Aug 16th

SESSION BEGINS AUGUST 16TH (Enroll still until Aug 23rd)

FALL Session Begins September 27th

WEDNESDAYS
Ages 3-6 practice 6-7pm
Pee Wee Soccer is a non-competitive, learning league. This program will help develop and enhance coordination and skills, using fun games. Kids will learn soccer rules, team work and good sportsmanship all while having fun and making new friends! Each practice, coaches will teach soccer fundamentals the first half and follow with a friendly scrimmage.

Prices $110/$85 member Game Shirt included in price Soccer Ball and gear provided.

 


NEW FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE K-8

Registration Form Here:  Youth Basketball Flyer Fall ’17

Tucson J 5vs5 youth flag football league consist of an 8 week season and every team makes the playoffs. This program is designed to develop skills and an understanding of the game that will lead to a lifelong enjoyment of the game of football in a safe, structured and fun environment. Children will be taught proper techniques and game strategies, will improve and build upon those techniques in weekly practices. Jersey’s and Flag’s Included. Please note, participants are required to purchase and wear a mouth guard to practices and games.

Players will be evaluated at Tryout and then Drafted onto teams. Please arrive at scheduled time for your age division.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED
Coaches Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd

REGISTRATION FEES

 Early Bird Discount by Sept 15th         Late Registration after Sept 15th

Fees:     $135.00 Member                    $150.00 Member
              $255.00 Non-Member          $270.00 Non-Member

REGISTRATION DAYS

Pick Division based on child’s age by Aug 31st, 2017

 Rookie: Ages 5-7
(Meet on Tuesday, 10/17 at Softball Field)

Semi-Pro: Ages 8-10
(Meet on Wednesday, 10/18 at Softball Field)

Pro: Ages 10.5-12
(Meet on Thursday, 10/19 at Softball Field)

SCRIMMAGES
October 28th, 2017 5:30 –7:30pm

LEAGUE PLAY SUNDAYS
Starting November 5th


YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES K-8

Registration Form Youth Basketball Flyer Fall ’17

Our recreational league is where all players are put into a division based on their grade. All skill levels are welcome. This is an 8-week league with an end of the year double elimination style tournament. Players will be evaluated and then drafted onto teams. Please arrive at scheduled time for your age division. Jersey’s are an additional $20.00 and can be re-used each season.

TRYOUTS August 20, 2017

Mighty Mites:

K & 1st Grade (1st day, meet @ 12:45 pm)

Junior AllStars:

2nd & 3rd Grade (1st day, meet @ 2:15 pm)

AllStars:

4th & 5th Grade (1st day, meet @ 3:45 pm)

Super Stars:

6th8th Grade (1st day, meet @ 5:15 pm)

COACH’S MEETING:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
If you are interested in Coaching you will need to attend this meeting unless you have made arrangements with the Sports Director. For more information please email mmeyer@tucsonjcc.org

TRY-OUTS:                            SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 (PLEASE SEE TIMES ABOVE)
DRAFT:                                   SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

Mighty Mites: 12:45 pm
Jr All-Stars:       2:15 pm
All-Stars:           3:45 pm
Super Stars:      5:15 pm

LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS:     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Space is limited. Click on the link below to register or call (520) 299-3000 x191 for more information.


What are the benefits of youth sports? Participating in sports such as basketball is a fun way to build friendships, learn teamwork and leadership skills and much more. Here’s a few advantages of playing basketball, and why you should allow your kids to be involved in the sport:

Exercise & Endurance – Of course, like all youth sports, basketball is a great way for your kids to get a little extra exercise throughout the week. Even if they only practice a couple of times a week, they will be getting a couple of extra hours of exercise than they would without the sport. Basketball is also a sport that requires great endurance. It’s a full-body workout for kids and it’s important for kids to learn to push toward an end goal without giving up.

Balance and Hand-Eye Coordination – Many sports require coordination, but basketball especially requires hand-eye coordination. When players are dribbling the ball down the court, they have to be coordinated enough to focus on their dribbling while also being prepared to pass the ball to another player or shoot a goal.

Agility – Since basketball is such a fast-paced game, it requires quick reactions. Kids have to be fast on their feet in order to make plays. While they’re on the court, the direction of the play can change any second, so they have to be quick to adapt to the changes also.

Strategy – Basketball, like any sport, is a game of strategy. Between the plays, the movements on the court and everything else involved in the sport, kids will learn how to be strategic about the way they play which will lead to problem-solving thinking skills. Kids will start creating strategies to solve problems instead of jumping to immediate conclusions.

Social Skills – Like all team sports, it’s pretty easy to form relationships, and it’s a great way to help young children develop their social skills. With interaction with other teams, coaches and the players on their own team, there will be plenty of opportunity for conversation about the one thing they all love – basketball!

Easy to Play All Year Round – Of course, the basketball season isn’t year round, but it’s an easy sport to play throughout the year – even after the season has ended. There’s basketball courts in community parks, recreational centers and you can easily have a basketball goal right at your house which make it easy to practice while you’re preparing for the tournament! Plus, basketball is also a sport that can be practiced alone, so you don’t have to wait on other players to join you in the off-season.

 

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Click here to view youth tennis programs and information.