Youth Basketball

Skill Builders Basketball

Skill Builders is The J’s unique approach to youth sports featuring quality, consistent coaching by knowledgeable coaches and practices offered multiple times per week (beginning with the Kindergarten age group) that are run like skills clinics.  This approach allows for greater convenience and more opportunities for skill development. While participants are encouraged to come to as many practices as possible to gain the maximum skill development, attendance at all practices is NOT required. (Click here for more information about Skill Builders Winter Basketball)


TRU Basketball at the J 
Where Player Development is the Top Priority

TRU Basketball at the J is a partnership between the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the TRU Basketball Club.  Both the J and TRU share a common interest in helping people Live Up to their potential and that means helping young athletes develop their skills and ability to play the game of basketball to the best of their ability.  Together TRU and the J provide young people the opportunity to advance their skills and grow their love of the game.

Team Training Programs

TRU Basketball at the J includes the U - League team training program for boys in 3rd-7th grades; the You Hoop team training program for girls in 5th-7th grades and the Advanced Team Training program for boys in 8th-12th grades.  All training programs consist of quality coaching with an emphasis on player development and advancement through individual skill and team workouts along with games.  (Click here for more information about TRU Basketball Team Training Programs)

Evaluation & Skills Camps

We offer two primary evaluation sessions during the year.  Evaluations take place within our two week Fall and Spring Skill Camps.  These camps may be taken as a standalone camp or as part of the process to be evaluated for placement into a team training program.  The Fall camp covers the Fall and Winter sessions and the Spring Camp covers the Spring and Summer sessions. (Click here for more information about Evaluation and Skills Camps)

Basketball Camps & Skill Clinics

We offer several basketball camps throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter. These camps focus on ball handling, shooting, foot work and game play. We also offer three levels of skills clinics to best meet the ends of players at a variety of skill levels.  Each clinic is run like a camp with the emphasis on player development and skill advancement. (Click here for more information about Basketball Camps and Skill Clinics)