- Ages: 3-5
- Styles: Youth Basketball, Gymnastics, Youth Soccer, Futsal, Tennis, Aquatics
The Sports and Recreation Department of the JCC offers a wide range of programming for children ages 3.5 and up. Programs range from Intro courses to skill development in individual sports. Prominent leaders in the field are in charge of specific programs. We also offer Intro 2 Sports, Flag Football and T-ball afterschool programs for children in Pre-school and UPK for All.
The JCC has a partnership with Gerry Mosley and his Shoot 4 Success program. These include semester long programs, CYO and Travel Leagues, school holiday break clinics as well as a Summer Camp that includes morning and afternoon sessions along with a swim break in the JCC outdoor pool.
The JCC/Richmond Gymnastics Center, 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. Their motto is “Start Here Go Anywhere”. Gymnasts are trained from levels 1- 10, ages 3-17. We have produced the Island’s top gymnasts that have won or placed in regional USAG competitions for many years. Gymnastics Director: Mary Fontana at 718. 475.5275 or [email protected]
Our youth soccer program are led by coaches from the SB4U program. Depending on their level, children learn the basics of soccer as well as team development and good sportsmanship.
Five-a-side football that is played extensively throughout the world. The term ‘Futsal’ is an abbreviation of the Portuguese ‘futebol de salão’ or the Spanish ‘futbol sala’, which literally translate to ‘indoor football’. It is played on a pitch approximately the size of a basketball or netball court with a ball which is smaller and heavier than the outdoor football and has a reduced bounce. The ball forces players to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. As a small sided game, players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play while under pressure or in confined spaces. This is the only program on Staten Island affiliated with US Futsal Federation. We offer a league as well as a Winter holiday clinic.
The JCC Quick Start Tennis Program trains kids from ages 6-17 at beginning or intermediate levels and adults of all ages. Classes are taught by certified USTA & PTR Associate Instructors. When the weather is seasonal, 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 age 4 months to adults. There are group lessons according to age and ability, and private 1 on 1 training. We also have a US Swim team called Trident Aquatics Club at the JCC for kids who are serious about competitive swimming, ages 8-18 and a pre competitive program, ages 6-18. We offer Lifeguard and CPR Training for 15 and above. Aquatics Director: Justine Bergen at 718.475.5215 or [email protected].
For information about all Sports and Recreation programs please contact Sports and Rec Director Ernest Murdukhayev at 718.475.5212 or [email protected].