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Due to the Coronavirus, the JCC is temporarily closed, but virtually open for you!
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June 3, 2020 |

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Bob Berman, Health & Physical Education Director, ext. 233, bberman@worcesterjcc.org

Mikayla Singas, Assistant Health & Physical Education Director, ext. 213, msingas@worcesterjcc.org

Live with Mikayla - Click here for Layup Shot Lesson

Live with Mikayla - Click here for "Woof Wednesdays" with Mikayla!

Live with Mikayla - Click here for Dribbling Tips

Live with Mikayla - Click here Basketball shooting form


Live with Bob - Click here for Trick Shot Tuesday

Live with Bob - Click here for the Figure 8 Tip

Teen Workout at Home Flyer

Baseball Tips/Practice at Home

https://youtu.be/7JSMEOv4dXQ A clear and nice video on the steps of a swing

https://youtu.be/pRjscfWpdMw Youth hitting drills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aO9KtcUQCo Throwing tips

Jr. NBA Basketball at Home

We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this challenging and unforeseen time. As we all do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, we recognize
that staying home for an extended period can be difficult for both children and parents. 

Below is a newsletter with video of "at home" basketball from our partner Jr.NBA.com on how we all can stay connected and safely continue practicing the game of basketball during our time at home.  We hope these at home activities can keep us connected to you while we all participate in social distancing and look forward to Summer Camp and future Basketball programs here at the J.  Feel free to tag the Worcester JCC in any of your Jr. NBA at Home activities that you post on social media!

Click here to access the Jr. NBA at home videos!

The JCC offers opportunities for fun, fitness, and relaxation. Join our age-appropriate basketball leagues for children through adult players, or drop-in for an informal pickup game, indoors and outdoors. If you enjoy racquet sports, play to your heart’s content on our racquetball, international squash court, or outdoor tennis court.

Below are few of the great programs we will be running again as soon as the J reopens! 


An easy game for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. A fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. 


A fast and exciting game that promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. The rules stress the importance of safety and sportsmanship and are designed to limit the chance of injury without decreasing the speed or skill of the game. Floorball is great training for hockey players as it improves your stick handling, shooting and passing skills.

MASH (More After School Hoops)

Age-appropriate fundamental drills combined with weekly basketball games and contests. Appropriate skills combined with learning game sense and team play. Weekly scrimmages and fundamental drills. 


T-Ball for ages 3-5 teaches basic baseball skills such as throwing, hitting and base running. 

Major League Baseball - Rookie League - Grades K-6 will work on skills and take part in weekly fundamentals and games.


Click here for the JCC Karate Club Flyer

(Age 8 to adult) offers traditional instruction in the Japanese art of Hirano Wado-ryu Karate. Classes are taught by Ronald C. Teixeira, Sandan Training is highly cardio-vascular incorporating Kihon (basics), Kata (forms), Kumite (sparring) and aikido/ju-jitsu based self-defense. 

Uniforms are not required to start but are available for purchase in time. To register for a free introductory class or for more information call Ron Teixeira at 508-864-6895 or register at the front desk.

Preschool Gym Programs 

The JCC offers children 3-5 year olds their first organized sports experience in a wide variety of sports and activities. Children learn in this age-appropriate program through movement exploration using specific sports as a vehicle to grow. Classes offered Monday through Friday’s 1- 1:45 pm. 


Micro Soccer - Emphasis on soccer skills, team play, and fun. An active introductory program for 3-5 year-olds. 


Preschool Gymnastics for ages 3-5 will be introduced to tumbling and the apparatus appropriate for their age and development.

Sports Summer Camp

Click Here to register for 2020 Summer Camp.

Our co-ed Sports Camps provide expert instruction in a supportive atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Our emphasis is on skill and technique paired with an appreciation of teamwork and strategy. Campers make use of the JCC’s athletic facilities: newly renovated gymnasium, outdoor ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, 25-yard indoor and outdoor pools, gymnastics studio and new outdoor gaga pit. Members of our camp staff are certified Youth Development Coaches having completed the USA Basketball Coach licensed program.

Soccer Camp - Grades 1-8

Director Adam Strogoff is the former head coach of the Worcester Academy Girls Varsity Soccer team and led the team to three N.E. Championships in his eight years with the program, compiling an overall record of 102-14-23 in the process. Under his guidance, the team won the NEPSAC Class A title in 2011, its first year of Class A play, and NEPSAC Class B championships in 2008 and 2009. The team was a New England finalist in 2010, semifinalist in 2005 and 2007, and quarterfinalist in 2006 and 2012. In 2008 Adam was named the NSCAA Massachusetts Private School Coach of the Year. He brings years of soccer camp experience having worked at numerous soccer camps throughout New England. Special Guest....MASSOOD ABOLFAZLI ... 20-year coaching veteran who trained 20 All-American Players as head soccer coach at Clark University. As a player Massood was a 4-time All-New England Selection and All-American Selection and a Clark University Sports Hall of Fame member. STAFF...Top high school & college coaches assisted by college players.

Basketball Camp - Grades 1-9

Expert staff composed of top high school and college coaches, help campers better understand the game of basketball, develop fundamentals and understand the concepts of teamwork and good sportsmanship in a fun and safe environment.
Grades 1 – 4 Players will participate in daily drill sessions helping them build fundamental skills that are the foundation of youth basketball development. Campers will also participate in fun skills competitions and games throughout the day.
Grades 5 – 9 Staff will help young players understand the game of basketball through fundamental skill work, advanced skill work, individualized instruction and coaching. Players will participate in a week long tournament leading to a championship game, helping them learn concepts of teamwork and team play.

All-Sports Camp - Grades 1-9

Campers will receive instruction in a variety of sports. Skill sessions, contests and scrimmage games will help campers improve their level of play in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Baseball, basketball, soccer, gaga, Jr. Olympic skills competition, NHL street hockey, track and field, lacrosse, team handball, tennis, NFL flag football, dodgeball, Mass Wiff whiffle ball tournaments and capture the flag. Daily swim option plus elective periods provide campers with a fun-filled experience. 

Rich Gedman Baseball Camp - Grades 1-7


Program Coordinator RICH GEDMAN: Hitting Coach of the Boston Red Sox Triple A Minor League affiliate Pawtucket Red Sox and former Can-Am Manager of the Year with the Worcester Tornadoes. Rich brings 12 years of Major League experience. He played with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and St. Louis Cardinals and participated in two American League Championship Series and the 1986 World Series. He was the 1981 Sporting News Rookie of the Year and a two-time American League All-Star Catcher.

TAF Junior Triathlon Camp - Grades 3-6 and Grades 7-10

The TAF Junior Triathlon Camp is designed to introduce kids from grades 3 - 10 to the exciting sport of triathlon. Focus is on skill development and fun. Instruction includes swim stroke improvement, bike handling and safety, run skills, warm up routines and nutrition. TAF Junior Triathlon Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle that young triathletes can develop for a lifetime.

Head Coach - Gabriella Stolpinski. Gabby has been racing for more than 8 years in in regional and national events. She is also the captain of the TAF Junior Elite High Performance Team. 

Camp cookout lunch provided.

Gymnastics Camp - Grades 1-4

This program provides interactive recreational gymnastics delivered in a fun, creative and safe environment. Incorporates tumbling, balance beam, spring board, dance and more. Perfect for first time gymnast. Quality instructors safely challenge the limits of individual abilities.

Wahoo Swim Camp - Ages 7-18

This full day, week long noncompetitive technique based program focuses on building strong components of skills in all four racing strokes through drills and activities. Increasing strength and performance in swimming, flip turns, starts and fundamentals. Each day will be a new stroke with instructions through a drill circuit at the outdoor pool in the morning, dry land strength development, video analysis and discussion session, finished off with a swim team style practice to tie in lessons of the day together. Wahoo Swim Club coach; Kelly Sampson will be directing all activities and instruction.

Swimmers must be evaluated in the 50 yd Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and 25 Fly before registering.


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