Tryouts for 2014 Philly 13-14 Maccabi Boys Basketball Team begin February 2nd, 2014
What: JCC Maccabi Games - Philadelphia Boys Basketball: 13-14 years old
Where/When: Sunday through Friday, August 17-22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan
Who: Jewish teenagers born between August 1, 1999 & August 1, 2001. (Basically, you have to already be 13-years old on August 1, 2014 and still be 14-years old on July 31, 2015)
Tryout dates: Sundays February 2 and 9, 2013; Invitation Only Tryout: Feb 23rd.
Practices: Sunday mornings through June; 3-4 practices week before we leave.
Coaches: Brian 'Shifty' Schiff (610-836-2572); Ryan Cohen (215-669-5690) JCC Contact number: Marti Berk (610-896-7770, x-125); Beth Segal (610-896-7770, x-102)
Tryout process: There are 2 scheduled tryouts at which everyone is to show up. There will then be a 3rd tryout (scheduled for February 23th) where only the athletes the coaches determine have a legitimate chance of making the team will be invited.
Practice and Commitment: Once the team is selected, from now through June we will practice and/or scrimmage approx. every other week for 2-3 hours; additional practices could be added. We will also practice a few times the week before we leave for the Detroit. Nine (9) players will be on the team and some alternates could be selected. (Alternates only go to the Games if someone on the team pulls out.)
Accommodations: While at the Games, athletes stay in the homes of local host families. Parents, family, friends and supporters are encouraged to attend and watch their children participate, but while at the Games the athletes are the responsibility of the Philadelphia delegation and coaching staff and contact with the athletes is limited.
JCC Maccabi Games is an athletic and cultural festival for Jewish teenagers between 13-16 years old. The Games involve athletic and social events.
Thanks for your interest in the Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Games 13-14 Boys Basketball Team.
With questions, contact Brian 'Shifty' Schiff at 610-836-2572 or at: [email protected]  or [email protected] .