Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC
Avis/South Shore JCC
- Ages: 3-5
- Styles: Youth Basketball, Gymnastics, Youth Soccer, Futsal, Tennis, Aquatics
The JCC’s Sports and Recreation Department offers a wide range of programming for children ages 3.5 and up. Programs are run by prominent leaders in each field and are available for children of all skill levels.
Our basketball programs include semester-long programs, CYO and Travel Leagues, school holiday break clinics, and Summer Camp. Basketball Camp includes morning and afternoon sessions along with a swim break in the JCC outdoor pool.
Our gymnastics program, located at the Avis/South Shore building, has been training Staten Island’s finest gymnasts for over 30 years. Students are trained under the USA Junior Olympic Gymnastics program. Gymnasts are trained from levels 1-10, ages 3-17. We have produced the Island’s top gymnasts, many of whom have won or placed in regional USAG competitions for many years.
Children learn the basics of soccer as well as team development and good sportsmanship. The JCC offers clinics throughout the year and Soccer Camp.
The JCC Quick Start Tennis Program trains kids from ages 6-17 at the beginning or intermediate levels and adults of all ages. Classes are taught by certified USTA & PTR Associate Instructors. In warm weather, instruction takes place at the Staten Island Academy courts. During inclement weather and during the winter, instruction takes place at the Bernikow JCC.
The JCC has a Jr. Olympic sized pool with instruction available from ages 4 months to adults. The JCC offers group lessons according to age and ability as well a private 1-on-1 training. Our US Swim team, called Trident Aquatics Club, for competitive swimmers, ages 8-18. For those training for the swim team, we offer a pre-competitive program, ages 6-18. We offer Lifeguard and CPR Training for ages 15 and above.
For information about all Sports and Recreation programs please contact Jill Gottlieb, Chief Program Director of Membership & Wellness Services at 718.475.5223 or [email protected]
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