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THE DAWSON AQUATICS COMPLEX ENTRANCE IS CLOSED through Friday, November 26th. During this time, all members must enter through the Main Entrance (Rotunda). All members will receive their health screening, proceed to the Member Hospitality Center (formally known as the Front Desk), apply an arm bracelet, and then scan through the LJCC secure access door.
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Youth Sports

The LJCC provides a fun, non-competitive learning environment year round for all sports classes that include:

Youth Soccer Leagues

Click here to view the JSOCCER Fall 2020 Dates & Pricing

Parent & Me Soccer - Ages 2.5 - 3 years old
Introduction of fundamental soccer principles and rules through fun and games!  Parent participation required. 

Micro Soccer - Ages 4 and 5 years old  
Recreational, in-house league meets fall and spring on Sunday afternoons. All practices and games held at LJCC (Ostrow Family Soccer Field). 8 players make up each team.  4 vs 4 on field for games.  

Junior Soccer - Ages: 6 and 7 year olds  
Recreational, in-house league meets fall and spring on Sunday afternoons. All practices and games held at LJCC (Ostrow Family Soccer Field). 8 – 12 players make up each team. 6 vs 6, including goalie on field for games. 

Kicker Soccer - Ages: 8 and 9 year olds  (Resuming Spring 2021)
Recreational, in-house league meets fall and spring on Sunday afternoons. All practices and games held at LJCC (Ostrow Family Soccer Field). 6 - 10 players make up each team.  5 vs 5, including goalie on field for games.

Charlotte Area High School Soccer League
LJCC High School teams play in Charlotte Area recreational league meets fall and spring. 2 practices a week at the LJCC (Ostrow Family Soccer Field) and games on Saturday afternoons at various fields. 10-15 players make up each team

Preschool Sport Classes

Gym-Bees: 3–5 year olds 
Learn gymnastics on specially designed preschool equipment, gain confidence and learn in a playful environment. Develop tumbling skills, balance and upper/lower body coordination. 

Preschool Basketball: 4–5 year olds
Introduces dribbling, passing, shooting and defense in non-competitive skill drills, games and actual play.

Preschool Kicks for Kids: 3–5 year olds
Rooted in a traditional taekwondo curriculum, this class teaches balance, coordination, agility, core strength and reaction time. Kicks for Kidz also prides itself on developing discipline, respect, self-control, teamwork and a positive attitude. Students wear belts and earn colored skill stripes. After students earn all 6 stripes, they graduate to a new belt and break a board!

Preschool Sports Club: 3–5 year olds
Introduces basic sports skills through relays, stations, and sport activities that will enhance motor skills. 

Stepping Stones T-Ball: 3-5 year olds
Play America’s favorite pastime sport. Fun, non-competitive class that teaches basic baseball skills

Stepping Stones Soccer: 3-5 year olds 
Introduction to soccer to learn basic soccer skills. Fun, non-competitive class. Get ready for the Micro-soccer league.

Zumba Kids Jr.: 4–6 year olds
Come join the dance party! Preschoolers will have a blast dancing to different sounds from around the world. They will explore new cultures and rhythms through games and movements.

Preschool Yoga (Online): 3-5 year olds
Join Daniela Becker, Certified Yoga Instructor on zoom for this delightful class. Introduces children to grounded yoga postures in a class designed specifically for preschoolers. Fun activities, games, breath and body awareness, music, story time and more!

Preschool Tennis: 3–5 year olds
Emphasizes gross motor skills, basic tennis information, and fun on the courts.

K-5th Grade Sport Classes

JHoops Fundamentals: K-4th Grade
Learn basic basketball fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and offense in this fun, non-competitive class.

Beginning Gymnastics: K–3rd Grade
An introduction to the world of gymnastics. Learn the basics of all four Olympic events: Vault, Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise. Prior gymnastics experience not required.

Flag Football: K–5th Grade
Introduces football basics, strategies, team work and game play in a constructive learning environment. Non-contact.

Taekwondo Classes: K–7th Grade
Teaches blocks, hand strikes, kicking, forms, self-defense, sparring combos, footwork and board breaking thru fitness drills, fun games and team activities. Students also practice discipline, focus, goal-setting, respect, positive attitude, honesty, teamwork and perseverance. 

Fencing Classes: 7 - 12 year olds
Students will be introduced to learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the foil, epee or sabre. Fencers develop good coordination, balance and flexibility which makes this training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities.

Tennis Lessons: 5–18 year olds
Emphasizes stroke work, court knowledge, and games involving tennis skills. Learn more.

Youth Basketball Leagues: December - February 

Micro Basketball - Ages: 4 and 5 year olds
In–house league. Meets Sunday afternoons January and February. Clinic-style basketball program with all basics of the game covered under skilled supervision. Smaller balls and goals used. Get ready for hoopsters.

Under 8 Hoopsters - Ages: 6 and 7 year olds
In-house league. Meets December through February. All practices and games are at the JCC (Levine Gymnasiums). Saturday afternoon practice. Sunday afternoon game. 8 players make up each team. 4 vs 4 on court for games. 8 & 1/2ft baskets – half court.

Under 10 Hoopsters - Ages: 8 and 7 year olds
In-house league. Meets December through February. All practices and games are at the JCC (Levine Gymnasiums). Saturday afternoon practice. Sunday afternoon game. 8-10 players make up each team. 5 vs 5 on court for games. 10ft baskets – full court.

Interfaith Basketball
Area recreational league. All practices are at the LJCC (Levine Gymnasiums). Games are at different churches throughout Charlotte and at LJCC (Levine Gymnasiums) for some age groups. 10-11 players make up each team.
You cannot participate on these teams if you are on your school team
Girls: Grades 4 thru 10
Boys: Grades 4 thru 12
Season: mid-Nov 2019 thru mid-Feb 2020

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Garner, Sports Director
704-944-6743 or stephanie.garner@charlottejcc.org

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