Youth Sports & Leagues

Sports & leagues for children & youth »

From Bitty Clinics for ages 2-5 to our NJB Youth Basketball League for grades K-8, the whole family can stay active.

JCC Waves youth swim team » 

Join our year-round youth aquatics team, JCC Waves. We have competitive and non-competitive tracks.

Basketball Training

Take your game to the next level!

60 minute personalized basketball training session to improve your skills, turn your weaknesses into strengths and increase your confidence.
First session includes a skills assessment to determine specific areas of focus.
• Boys and girls 8 years+
• Merage JCC members only

Basketball Coach Steve Averill is the TVT Middle School Head Coach and JCC Maccabi Games Team OC 14U Head Coach. He holds a gold level license with USA Basketball and has coached youth basketball at the JCC since 2008. Steve played college basketball at Bowdoin College where he was a two-year letterman. He was an All-State basketball player in high school, where he captained three sports and won six state championships.




Rates are per person.


Contact Eddie Priesand, Merage JCC Sports & Recreation Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 104 or to arrange your personalized sessions.


Teen Pick Up/Drop-in Sports

Minors under the age of 18 can get Teen Certification and use our fitness facilities without being accompanied by an adult. JCC teens who have received their Teen Certification for the fitness center can drop in and get their game on at one of our weekly pick up sessions, below. It’s fun and it’s free!

Pick Up Basketball, Ages 13-17

Wednesday nights, 5:30-9 p.m.

Teen players have first priority in our JCC Wednesday night pick-up basketball games. No charge. JCC Members only; must show badge at fitness desk.

Please check out our schedule here to find out when the courts are open to everyone.

For more information about youth fitness programs at the Merage JCC, please contact the JCC Fitness desk at 949-435-3400 ext. 283 or Eddie Priesand, Sports & Recreation Director at