Athletics

BallerZ Elite

Ages8-18

BallerZ Elite is the premier youth basketball program in Bergen County for boys and girls, grades 3-10. Our program includes travel basketball, clinics, private training & more.

In 2021, JR Inman Fitness Fabs Inc.'s head coach and owner, collaborated with the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to create the BallerZ Elite Basketball program.

Mission

Our mission is to foster a diversified group of student-athletes that develop principles of resilience, integrity, and sportsmanship while striving for competitive greatness in expressing their love and passion for basketball. We appreciate the Jewish value rachmanus. Rachmanus means compassion and includes displaying good sportsmanship, respecting yourself and others, and exhibiting appropriate behavior.

BallerZ Tryouts

Monday, November 27th

5:30pm-6:30pm: 3rd & 4th grade

6:30pm-7:30pm: 5th & 6th grade

7:30pm-8:30pm: 7th & 8th grade 

8:30pm-9:30pm: High School

Private Basketball Lessons

30 Minute Basketball Lesson
# of Sessions Cost Per Session Total Cost
1 Member $56.65
Public $67.98
Member $56.65
Public $67.98
5 Member $55.62
Public $66.74
Member $278.10
Public $333.72
10 Member $52.53
Public $63.04
Member $525.30
Public $630.36
60 Minute Basketball Lesson
# of Sessions Cost Per Session Total Cost
1 Member $92.70
Public $111.24
Member $92.70
Public $111.24
5 Member $87
Public $104.40
Member $435
Public $522
10 Member $84
Public $100.80
Member $840
Public $1008
30 Minute Basketball Partner Lesson
(cost per person)
# of Sessions Cost Per Session Total Cost
1 Member $41.60
Public $49.92
Member $41.60
Public $49.92
5 Member $36.40
Public $43.68
Member $182
Public $218.40
10 Member $34.32
Public $41.18
Member $343.20
Public $411.84
60 Minute Basketball Partner Lesson
(cost per person)
# of Sessions Cost Per Session Total Cost
1 Member $57.20
Public $68.64
Member $57.20
Public $68.64
5 Member $52
Public $62.40
Member $260
Public $312
10 Member $49.92
Public $59.90
Member $499.20
Public $599.04

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between J.P.B.L & BallerZ Elite Basketball?

  1. JCC Premier Basketball League (J.P.B.L.)
    The JCC Premier Basketball League encompasses a skills training & game schedule that will commence on Sunday mornings, Tuesday, & Thursday evenings. Our in-house league consists of 10 games (plus playoffs) & 16 “Skills Clinics”. The games are coached by volunteer coaches & staff, & our skills training are conducted by a team of Basketball Trained Professionals. Please see information below:
    Skill Clinic Time Slots:
    4:30pm-5:30pm                  Grades 2 & 3
    5:30pm-6:30pm                  Grades 4 & 5   *Finalized time following registration/evaluation
    6:30pm-7:30pm                  Grades 4 & 5 *Finalized time following registration/evaluation
    7:30pm-8:30pm                  Grades 6 & 7
  2. BallerZ Elite Travel Basketball Program
    Coach JR Inman & his Staff in the BallerZ ELite Travel Basketball Program have created a competitive platform for talented hoopers interested in an elevated experience (20 team practices & 16 games). Our games take place both at the JCC & nearby bordering locations throughout Bergen County. These games & practices are managed by professional coaches only (No Volunteer Coaching).This is possibly the most glaring difference between the two program options we have to offer.  Practices for BallerZ Elite focus more on a “team philosophy” rather than a focus on individual skill development which would be found more so in the “Skills training” found in J.P.B.L.  Our approach here is to encourage players to develop their 5 on 5 instincts, & execute organized sets of formation.

Fall 2023 Basketball at the J Program

Can my child do both?

Yes, players interested in maximum participation would register for the BallerZ Elite Travel Basketball Program which includes a full BallerZ Elite team travel schedule + J.P.B.L. in house league games.

  • BallerZ Elite Schedule: (Monday &  Wed. practices , Sunday J.P.B.L games & afternoon Travel game option)
  • J.P.B.L. Schedule: (Tues. & Thurs. Skills training & Sunday J.P.B.L games only) 

How do I register?

Registration is now live for both our BallerZ Elite teams & the J.P.B.L. league. Returning players from our BallerZ Elite program should sign the “Intent to return Registration Form”, if you are a new player interested in travel basketball you must click the BallerZ Elite New Players sign up which is also attached.

Players interested in the JCC Premier Basketball League should select the Sign up option which is the first link attached below. This will prompt you to make your payment and fill out the relative info listed. So register now for the program that best accommodates your student athletes schedule & game preference. 

J.P.B.L Registration Link:
https://my.jccotp.org/s/registration?course=JCC%20Premiere%20Basketball%20League

BallerZ Elite “Returning” players sign intent to return document:
BallerZ Elite Intent to Return Registration Form – Google Forms

BallerZ Elite “NEW” players must sign up with below link:
https://form.typeform.com/to/vmpjIcdw



How can I get involved?

We are seeking volunteers in a number of roles in our basketball programing such as coaching (J.P.B.L), scorekeepers, & site management. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please let us know.

How are the teams organized?

J.P.B.L
Skills assessment (Evaluation 8/27/23 & 9/10/23). The teams are divided evenly by the league commissioner & parent consultants.

BallerZ Elite
Returning players & New players attend tryouts on 8/20 & 8/24
Teams created with the discretion of the Basketball Director