Youth Sports & Leagues


Sports, leagues, clinics, and training for children & youth »

Basketball, soccer and more for ages 2 - 16, 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.

Jr. Maccabi »

Join Jewish youth athletes from the JCCs of Orange County, Long Beach, Los Angeles and more for an exciting day of Jewish youth Olympics at the Merage JCC.

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.

Sport Specific Training

Basketball • Pickleball
Take your game to the next level!

60 minute personalized sports 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


Rates are per person.






Basketball Coaches 

  • Matt Burt
  • Cedric Brown
  • Patrick Noailles
  • Curtis Tavares

Pickleball Coaches 

  • Melanie Wheatley
  • Tom Nelson


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


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