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JCC Mentor Program

JCC Mentor Program

What started as an idea to fill a vacant coach’s slot, JCC’s basketball mentor program has grown substantially over the last few seasons with more and more high school students wanting to coach our youth basketball teams. With parents and guardians busy schedules, we found ourselves in a bind for coaches. Two of our long time league players, now high school seniors, volunteered to coach a team. Their experience for themselves and their players was indescribable. The chemistry, the sense of team and comradery that they created was incredible. Imagine how a 3/4th grader feels to be coached by a really larger than life “high school player”. The mentors also love giving back to their JCC community. Win or lose, the connections that they have made with their players and families are fulfilling and rewarding. We started three years ago with one mentor coached team to having a dozen teams coached by mentors in the 2017/2018 season.