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Recreation: Building Skills, Values & Community

Participating in sports is great for your health. But at the Weinstein JCC, sports go beyond the physical to give participants opportunities to grow as a person. In our youth leagues and rec programs, children, their parents and adult team members all build lasting friendships in a friendly environment. Good sportsmanship is always emphasized!

Recreation Programs

Sports can be a lot more fun when you’re participating as a group. At the Weinstein JCC, we bring children and adults opportunities for healthy fun, with classes and rec teams covering a huge range of sports activities.

For preschoolers, the Weinstein JCC is a great place to get moving! Our Lunch and Fun programs include classes in aquatics, fitness, recreation and dance for children ages three and up.

Children ages 6 - 12 can choose from a range of recreational and instructional dance programs, swimming, leagues and classes, including basketball, gymnastics, soccer, flag football and more.  

Adults can meet friends and enjoy pick-up basketball, pickleball, running clubs and many other gym and fitness activities.

To learn more, see our class list below or visit our Activity Finder.

All-Star Soccer - Winter


Learning a new sport can help your child develop social and motor skills. In this class, your child will learn fundamental soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, and scoring. The lessons taught over the eight sessions will build and end with participants combining all their newly-learned skills in a game. This is a fun, recreational class focused on teaching your child sportsmanship, listening skills and teamwork.

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CORE Tumble Bugs - Winter


In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. CORE Kids Academy’s mission is to instill and develop confidence by enhancing each child’s own capabilities through personal coaching in a group setting.

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Gym Time Frenzy - Winter


The gym is at the heart of this class, where children will play a variety of different sports and games each week to improve team skills, body control, balance and hand/eye coordination. Perfect for children who enjoy being active.

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Sports Spectacular - Winter


This fun class is offered to all preschool children in classes that dismiss at 1:30 pm and donít get the opportunity to participate in Lunch and Fun programming.

This class will give your child a chance to have some fun time in the gym playing a variety of games and sports. Each week a different game will be played.

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Jr. NBA


The season will begin with a skill evaluation held on January 5, 2020. The skill evaluation is done in an effort to get a sense of each child’s skill level and thus make teams as even as possible. Team and coaching requests are limited to siblings. Volunteer coaches needed!

Each week the fundamentals of basketball are the focus which include dribbling, passing, shooting, lay ups, defense, and rebounding. Safety, skill development, fun, and sportsmanship are imperative. Practices are held each week prior to playing games. All games are held at the Weinstein JCC. Sign up early for our early-bird discount!For more information, contact Nick Pruden at 545-8607 or npruden@weinsteinjcc.org.

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Bricks 4 Kidz: Ticket to Ride ~ NEW!


Our fun-filled model plans designed by engineers and architects teach children to learn with LEGO® bricks. Using axles, gears, motors, and bricks, our project kits motivate children by reinforcing STEM-based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions. Our models are either kid-powered or fully motorized. We build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals, and much more!

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CORE Gymnastics - Winter


In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. CORE Kids Academy’s mission is to instill and develop confidence by enhancing each child’s own capabilities through personal coaching in a group setting. This class is offered to elementary school-aged children only.

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All-Star Soccer - Spring


Learning a new sport can help your child develop social and motor skills. In this class, your child will learn fundamental soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, and scoring. The lessons taught over the eight sessions will build and end with participants combining all their newly-learned skills in a game. This is a fun, recreational class focused on teaching your child sportsmanship, listening skills and teamwork.

Buy

CORE Tumble Bugs - Spring


In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. CORE Kids Academy’s mission is to instill and develop confidence by enhancing each child’s own capabilities through personal coaching in a group setting.

Buy

Gym Time Frenzy - Spring


The gym is at the heart of this class, where children will play a variety of different sports and games each week to improve team skills, body control, balance and hand/eye coordination. Perfect for children who enjoy being active.

Buy

Sports Spectacular - Spring


This fun class is offered to all preschool children in classes that dismiss at 1:30 pm and donít get the opportunity to participate in Lunch and Fun programming.

This class will give your child a chance to have some fun time in the gym playing a variety of games and sports. Each week a different game will be played.

Buy

Bricks 4 Kidz: Work Vehicles ~ NEW!


Work Vehicles! Students will learn about different vehicles and then build them with Duplo blocks. They will use counting, placement, vocabulary, and patterning all with DUPLO and LEGO Bricks. Using DUPLO and LEGO bricks, our project kits motivate children by enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions.

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Bricks 4 Kidz: Forces of Nature ~ NEW!


Students will build models that simulate different powerful weather events, such as a tsunami or tornado. Then they will be able to place mini-figures in the build and watch them spin and plunge. Using axles, gears, motors, and bricks, our project kits motivate children by reinforcing STEM-based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions. Our models are either kid-powered or fully motorized. We build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals, and much more!

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CORE Gymnastics - Spring


In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. CORE Kids Academy’s mission is to instill and develop confidence by enhancing each child’s own capabilities through personal coaching in a group setting. This class is offered to elementary school-aged children only.

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Weinstein JCC Youth Leagues

By joining a youth league, children can build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy activity. The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center is the ideal place to join. Our Center has a long history of league sports in Greater Richmond, and we’re proud of the memories we’ve created for all who have participated. 

The youth leagues at the Weinstein JCC include:

Our Jr. NFL Flag Football League is for ages five to 11. This league focuses on safety, skill development, and fun. And each participant gets an NFL jersey and flag belt. Click here for more information!
 

Our Jr. NBA Basketball League is for ages four to 11. Players practice before they play a game each week at the Weinstein JCC. (Parents—volunteers for coaching are always welcome!) Click here for more information!

For details about our sports leagues and recreational programs, contact Sports, Recreation & Specialty Camps Director Nick Pruden at (804) 545-8607 or npruden@weinsteinjcc.org.