Youth Sports | Shalom Austin

YOUTH SPORTS

TEAM AUSTIN – JCC MACCABI GAMES

The 2023 JCC Maccabi Games will have two host communities, and Team Austin is attending both! This program is a unique opportunity to represent our community and compete against Jewish Teens from all over the world

 

Israel: July 5 – July 25

Join Team Austin at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games in Israel!  Jewish teens, ages 14 – 17 as of July 25 2023 are eligible to participate.

Interested in participating and/or finding out more information?  Email Brooks Weaver at brooks.weaver@shalomaustin.org

Ft. Lauderdale: August 6 – August 11

Join Team Austin at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!  Jewish teens, ages 12 – 16 as of July 31 2023 are eligible to participate.

Interested in participating and/or finding out more information?  Email Brooks Weaver at brooks.weaver@shalomaustin.org

Available sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Girls’ Volleyball
  • Flag Football (boys and girls)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Boys Lacrosse (Fort Lauderdale only)
  • Table Tennis (Fort Lauderdale only)
  • Star Reporter
Program elements
  • Athletic competition  
  • Jewish Values  
  • Social events 

For Israel Competitors

  • Olympic style sporting events, including competitions, opening, and closing ceremonies, large cultural events, and more.
  • An unforgettable tour of Israel’s most culturally, religiously, and historically significant sites.
  • Exploring Israel through a sports lens, including opportunities to meet with influential Israeli speakers, coaches, and professional athletes
  • Participating in volunteer service projects with Israeli NGOs and social justice organizations
Accommodations
  • Details coming soon!
Transportation & Cost

Fort Lauderdale

Member Price $2,000

Non-member Price $2,400

Israel

Member and Nonmember Price $4,500

JCC Little Rookies Flag Football

JCC Little Rookies is a youth flag football league for boys and girls of all skill levels. Our aim is to teach the foundational skills of football with a focus on fundamentals and teamwork in a fun and energetic setting.  The first 2 weeks consist of drills and stations, with a keen focus on catching, throwing, defense, and spacing. The remaining 6 weeks will consist of game play. Each child will be put on a team and games will be played on our modified football field. Our trained high school and college age student/coaches will teach the rules of the game, how to be a teammate, and ultimately create an environment that has the little rookies eager to continue to play the game of football for years to come! 

Sundays, March 26 – May 14, 2023

Kindergarten – 12:15-1:15 PM
First & Second Grade – 1:30-2:30 PM
Third & Fourth Grade – 2:45-3:45 PM 

Members: $176
Non-Members: $210

JCC Little Rookies Basketball

Group of kids play basketball in the gym

Little Rookies is a youth basketball league for boys and girls of all skill levels. Our aim is to teach the foundational skills of basketball with a focus on fundamentals and teamwork in a fun and energetic setting. The first 6-weeks consist of drills in stations, with a keen focus on ball-handling, shooting, defense, and spacing. The remaining 7-weeks will consist of game play. Each child will be put on a team and games will played 4 on 4, full court. Our trained high school and college age student/coaches will teach the rules of the game, how to be a teammate, and ultimately create an environment that has the little hoopers eager to continue to play the game of basketball for years to come!  

Sundays, November 6, 2022 – February 26, 2023

Kindergarten – 12:15-1:15 PM 
First Grade – 1:30 – 2:30 PM 
Second Grade – 2:45 – 3:45 PM 

Members: $235
Non-Members: $275

For more information contact brooks.weaver@shalomaustin.org

Basketball Shooting Clinic

Run by former college basketball coach, Tommy Romano

This program will specialize in teaching kids the proper way to shoot and train. Whether you are new to basketball and learning fundamentals or trying to improve your shot and make a team, this clinic will teach you how to train, and more importantly, have fun!

3rd-5th Grade | 6:30-730 PM

6th-8th Grade | 7:30-8:30 PM

9th-12th Grade | 7:30-8:30 PM

Maccabi Sports Club

Junior (3-5 years old)

Children will be introduced to a variety sports and games in an energetic and supportive environment surrounded by friends. Kids can expect to develop fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance, teamwork, sportsmanship and build self-confidence! Class may take place indoors or out.

Senior (6-8 years old)

Children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety sports and games in an energetic and supportive environment surrounded by friends. Kids can expect to build confidence, develop skills, and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. Class may take place indoors or out.

Session 1

Mondays: January 23 – March 6 (7 weeks)
Member Price $126
Non-Member Price $147

3:00 – 3:40pm (Ages 3-5)
4:00 – 4:40pm (Ages 3-5)

Wednesdays: January 18 – March 1 (7 Weeks)
Member Price $126
Non-Member Price $147

3:00 – 3:40pm (Ages 3-5)
4:00 – 4:40pm (Ages 6-8)

Session 2

Mondays: March 20 – May 15 (9 weeks)
No Class 4/12
Member Price $162
Non-Member Price $189

3:00 – 3:40pm (Ages 3-5)
4:00 – 4:40pm (Ages 3-5)

Wednesdays: March 22 – May 17 (8 Weeks)
Member Price $144
Non-Member Price $168

3:00 – 3:40pm (Ages 3-5)
4:00 – 4:40pm (Ages 6-8)

SOCCER SHOTS

Soccer Shots Face Mask

The Children’s Soccer Experience!

Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a fun, quality and age appropriate introduction to youth sports. We offer three different programs to meet each child’s development needs. See below to find the program that is right for your child.

THE “THREE CS” – COACHING, COMMUNICATION AND CURRICULUM.

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

  1. The best coaches in the business
  2. An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication
  3. Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Mini

(Ages 2-3)
Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling, and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. 

Soccer Ball Boys Sitting Field 2

Classic

(Ages 3-5)
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

Young Boy Soccer Goal 2

Premier

(Ages 5-8)
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity will also be introduced to compeitino in developmentally appropriate manner. 

SPRING SEASON

Tuesdays | January 24 – May 2 (14 Weeks)
$322 Member | $378 Non-Member

3:00 – 3:40 PM | Ages 3-4 (Classic)

4:00 – 4:40 PM | Ages 5-8 (Premier)

No class: 3/14

Thursdays | January 26 – May 4 (12 Weeks)
$276 Member | $324 Non-Member

3:00 – 3:40 PM Ages 3-5 (Classic)

4:00 – 4:40 PM Ages 3-5 (Classic)

No class: 3/16, 4/6, 4/13

Sundays | January 22 – April 30 (13 Weeks)
$299 Member | $351 Non-Member

9:10 – 9:40 AM Age 2 (Mini)

9:50 – 10:30 AM Ages 3-5 (Classic)

10:40 – 11:20 AM Ages 6-8 (Premier)

No class: 3/12, 4/9

MARTIAL ARTS 

 

Martial Arts Kids

January 17 – May 16

17-Week Session

$425 Member | $476 Non-Member
$99 registration fee for first time participants

Ages 6 – 12
Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:50 PM

This safe, positive, and motivational adventure is designed to help your child increase physical, moral, and mental fitness, all while making new friends and having a great time! This class will cover all of the basic martial arts techniques as well as the basic life skills of respect, discipline, perseverance, and self-control.

The registration fee includes a t-shirt, belt, sling backpack, and ATA International Songahm Taekwondo registration.

No class: 3/14

For more information, please contact Master Palacios at masterpalaciosatamartialarts@gmail.com 

Krav Maga Kids

Jaunary 17 – May 16

17-Week Session

$425 Member | $476 Non-Member
$99 registration fee for first time participants

Ages 6 – 15
Tuesdays | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Empower your kids by having them train in the most effective self-defense system in the world. Are you looking for a fitness activity for your child that can also help them defend themselves. The primary goal of Krav Maga is to neutralize the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible. There is very little fighting etiquette to learn and an emphasis is placed on being able to react out of instinct with proper self-defense & attack moves during any physical confrontation.
We do all this while building confidence, developing life skills, and most importantly having FUN!

The registration fee includes a t-shirt and boxing gloves.

No class: 3/14

For more information, please contact Master Palacios at masterpalaciosatamartialarts@gmail.com 

OTHER OFFERINGS

Ballet Austin @ the J

Join Ballet Austin@ the J for an amazing semester of classes for ages 18 months to 5 years old!

Meet the Athletics Leadership

Tommy Romano

Athletics Coordinator

Coach Tommy Romano has been a basketball coach for the past decade at all levels and specializes in teaching shooting form and foundation to elementary and middle school students. He has coached at the international level (United States Basketball Academy-Kunming, China), collegiate (Pima College-Tucson, Arizona) and most recently at the Elementary/Middle School levels at St. Gabriel’s School in Austin. Romano is an Austin native and graduated from Westlake High School in 2007, where he earned academic all-state and all-district honors. “I am thrilled to bring my passion and energy to Shalom Austin. This program will specialize in teaching kids the proper way to shoot and train. Whether you are new to basketball and learning fundamentals or trying to improve your shot and make a team, this clinic will teach you how to train, and more importantly, have fun!”

Brooks Weaver

Aquatics and Athletics Director

Brooks joins us from the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh where he was most recently the Assistant Camp Director for the JCC’s Resident Camp, Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC).  In this role, he supervised the Waterfront and Aquatics Center.  Additionally, Brooks oversaw programming, rentals, staffing, and facilities for the entire camp.   Prior to EKC, Brooks worked in the Sports and Recreation Department at the Pittsburgh JCC where he coordinated youth and adult sports programming and leagues.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a dual degree in Accounting and Finance. Brooks will oversee the operations and programming of our Aquatic Center, as well as supervise the Athletics department. He enjoys playing and coaching basketball, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and of course being in the outdoors near the water!

Brooks Weaver

Brooks Weaver

Aquatics & Athletics Director

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