Youth Sports

Questions: Sports@Tucsonjcc.org

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GYM SCHEDULE_March


Outdoor Explorers *NEW

Ages 2 – 4, $80/64 Member, Tuesday Starts Feb 20

Class will focus on being outside and walking around talking about nature and noticing things in nature. We will setup a tent, go on bird watching hikes, and pretend we’re “going on a bear hunt”. This class will help children learn to play outdoors and develop an appreciation for nature.


Team Sports

Ages 3 – 5, $80/64 Member, Tuesday Starts Feb 20

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.


Pee Wee Soccer

Ages 3-4 Play 5-6pm $80/64, WEDNESDAY
Ages 5-6 Play 6-7pm $85/110, WedNESDAY

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.


FOR SCHOOL AGE YOUTH


BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Come and improve your knowledge and skills in the game of basketball. The camp is designed for all skill levels and players will 6 weeks learning and refining their basketball skills. Registration is open.

6 – 14 years, WEDNESdays, 4 – 5 pm STARTS FEB 21st

FOOTBALL ACADEMY

6 – 14 years, MONdays, 4 – 5 pm STARTS FEB 19th

Come and improve your knowledge and skills in the game of football. The camp is designed for all skill levels and players will 6 weeks learning and refining their football skills. Registration is open.


 

 

2nd SEASON OF FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE K-8

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

 Registration Form Here:

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 learn proper techniques and game strategies, improve and build upon those techniques in weekly practices. Jersey’s and Flag’s Included. 

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  TBA

REGISTRATION FEES
$135.00 Member  / $195.00 Non-Member

REGISTRATION & TRYOUT DAYS
Players will be evaluated and drafted onto teams Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled time below. All participants are required to purchase and wear a mouth guard to practices and games

Rookie: Ages 5-7
(Tuesday, 10/24 at Softball Field, 6-8pm)

Semi-Pro: Ages 8-10
(Wednesday, 10/25 at Softball Field, 6-8pm)

Pro: Ages 10.5-12
(Thursday, 10/26 at Softball Field, 6-8pm)

LEAGUE PLAY SUNDAYS
Starting November 12th – January 28th.


 

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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