Sports Programs

The Bender JCC offers sports programs for all ages in a variety of sports. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned athlete, the Bender JCC has leagues and classes for members to stay active, get fit, and explore new hobbies.

Youth Sports & Recreation Programs

Programs run through the school year.

Basketball

Browse & Register for Basketball

Participants learn the fundamentals of the game, such as ball-handling, shooting, and defense.  Two levels of classes offer in-depth instruction.

 


Gymnastics

Browse & Register for Gymnastics

Our gymnastics program helps youth develop balance, flexibility and coordination, as well as social skills including confidence and self-esteem.

 


Karate

Browse & Register for Karate

Kang’s Blackbelt Academy, the Bender JCC’s karate program, promotes a non-competitive lifestyle, inner balance and discipline. We offer a variety of classes for all age-ranges and ability levels.

 


Multi-Sports

Browse & Register for Multi-Sports

Perfect for sports fanatics, we offer a variety of multi-sports programs to keeps participants active and engaged. Activities include floor hockey, basketball, dodge ball, T-ball, tennis and more!

 


Youth Volleyball

Browse & Register for Volleyball

This introduction to volleyball is intended to take beginners or experienced youth volleyball players to the next level. Learn proper technique, skills and strategies, and participate in small-sided games. Instruction will be given by college athletes and coaches with the additional opportunity to meet and learn from professional athletes.

 


Sunday Youth Clinics

Browse & Register for Youth Clinics

Various sports such as soccer and basketball are offered on Sundays for participants to learn sport fundamentals in a high-energy, competitive setting.  League includes game-play and instruction.  Click on the registration link to see clinics being offered at this time.

 

 

 

 


 

JCC Maccabi Games & Mid-Atlantic Jr. Games

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Since 1982, Jewish teens from around the world have come together for an Olympic style event filled with spirited competition and powerful comradery.  Maccabi promotes sportsmanship, community service, and religious pride.  Join the Greater Washington Team today for a Jewish teen experience filled with memories that last a lifetime. Host JCC locations change each year.

JCC Maccabi Games (ages 13-16)

A week-long event each summer. 14 sports offered.

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest (ages 13-16)

A week-long event each summer. 7 disciplines offered.

Mid-Atlantic Junior Games (ages 10-12)

A day at a regional JCC in the first weekend of May. 6 sports offered.

Click Here for Details

 

Adult Sports & Recreation

Softball Leagues

Love a good softball game? The Bender JCC offers two co-ed softball leagues (weeknight or Sunday morning). Interested in joining in? Either add your team or join the league as a free agent.

Contact Anthony Hunter, Director, Sports Programs at 301-348-3852 to be added as a free agent or for more information.

Register Here!

(Team registration only)


Catchball League

mamanetFounded in Israel, Catchball (cachibol) is a community sports league for moms, similar to volleyball.  Weekly games and various exercises incorporated into the program.  Meet other moms and build community!

Register Here!


Adult Pickle Ball

Saturdays | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

December – March
$3 Member | $5 Non-Member per week
3 courts available in the Wasserman Gymnasium.
Register by contacting the Bender JCC Welcome Desk at 301-348-3800. Nets and balls provided at the desk as well upon arrival.

Contact Anthony Hunter, Director, Sports Programs at 301-348-3852 for more information.


Pick-Up Games: Basketball, Volleyball, Squash/Racquetball*

The Weinberg Health & Fitness Center at the Bender JCC boasts two racquetball courts, one of which is an international squash/racquetball court, and a full-size basketball court.

Open basketball: Sundays, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. See the most up to date Gymnasium Schedule.
Volleyball: Mondays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Squash/Racquetball: Sign-up sheet by Racquetball Court 1 in the Weinberg Health & Fitness Center. Racquetball FAQs.

*For Bender JCC Members. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions about sports leagues and recreation at the Bender JCC? Contact Anthony Hunter, Director, Sports Programs at 301-348-3852. Interested in becoming a member or general questions about the Bender JCC facilities? Contact us!

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