Consider Maccabi Games

What are the requirements for an athlete to qualify?

Each athlete must be Jewish and have at least one Jewish parent to be eligible to try out for the Games. Also, athletes must be between the ages of 12 and 17 as of July 31 of the year of the Games for which the athlete is registering.

Are tryouts required for every sport?

Tryouts for boys’ and girls’ basketball and soccer will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton. All other sports will be sign-ups.
2017 tryout dates are
Sunday, February 12 (6-7pm)
and Sunday, March 12 (6-7pm).
A $150 deposit is due at tryouts and is 100% refundable until March 15, 2017.

What else is required?

Maccabi athletes meet throughout the months leading up to the Games at team practices, days of community service, Jewish learning opportunities, and other social and sports activities. It’s a fun and fulfilling experience for all!

Who oversees the athletes?

Our delegation is chaperoned by mature adults, some of whom are also Maccabi coaches. Local host families and JCC Maccabi staff onsite at the Games also supervise teens.

How does an athlete register for the JCC Maccabi Games?

Once an athlete has a confirmed spot on the JCC Greater Boston delegation, he or she must also register online at the JCC Maccabi registration site.

How will my child get to the Games?

JCC Greater Boston arranges transportation. Transportation is included in the cost to participate.

Can parents accompany athletes?

Parents are welcome to attend the Games and need to apply for credentials
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