Consider the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades your home to explore your sports passions.
With the most welcoming and supportive approach, our athletic experiences are truly life-changing. Classes not only build skills, but they build character and confidence that carry over into all aspects of life.
We offer private and small group classes, as well as exciting opportunities to become part of a team. What sets our sports classes apart are our beloved coaches. With the highest standard of instruction, each individual gets the attention they need to reach their full potential.
The Kaplen JCC’s breathtakingly beautiful 21-acre campus serves as the backdrop, complete with expansive fields, state-of-the-art facilities, and outdoor and indoor courts.
Youth Sports Programs
Not only do the sports at the JCC give my twin sons a forum to expend their energy, but I can see the mental and emotional development in a myriad of ways. The benefits have been infinite.
My kids do different sports every day of the week at the JCC! I’m so proud of how far they have come, a testament to the absolutely incredible coaches. They treat my kids like their own!
What safety measures are in place to mitigate against risk of Covid-19?
Please read below for safety precautions implemented to create a safe environment and experience for everyone who visits the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Athletic Facilities. These policies and procedures were created to reflect government guidelines as well as additional safety measures specific to our JCC.
Limited Occupancy/Smaller Class Sizes
Athletic groups are limited to a maximum of 10-12 participants. Parents or caregivers are not allowed in the facility. You may walk your child through health checks and check-in, but then must exit immediately afterwards.
Classes will take place outside, weather permitting. Participants are encouraged and positioned to physically distance during classes.
Health screening questions and a temperature check is required for all participants prior to entry. Out of an abundance of caution, you may be asked questions more than once if you are participating in different programs. We appreciate your understanding. Members are asked to remain home if they are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19.
A “check-in” team member will be stationed at our front door to greet participants, check them in, and let them know where to meet their coach.
Check-out is located outside the health and wellness entrance. Children will be walked out by a member of the health and wellness team. Early pickups must be coordinated in advance.
Personal Protective Equipment
Parents and children over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering to comply with the current Executive Order.
Paper registration forms have been replaced with online registration only.
Health screening questions and a temperature check is required for all coaches prior to entry. Members are being asked to remain home if they are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Personal Protection Equipment
A clear plastic barrier has been installed at the Courtesy Desk. Team members will wear masks and gloves during health screening and check-in. All coaches will be wearing face masks during classes/clinics.
You will be asked to bring your own equipment. Any shared equipment will be sanitized and cleaned after classes/clinics.
Awareness & Preparedness Training
Our employees play a key role in helping prevent the spread of coronavirus. To that end, our team has been instructed on how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has taken a number of steps, outlined below, to help mitigate risk against the spread of Covid-19.
Increased Cleaning and Disinfecting
- 2 additional cleaning staff per shift have been assigned to increase frequency of cleaning for high touch surfaces
- Cleaning protocols identified for every program and service area
- Signage on proper hygiene posted in all washrooms
- Electrostatic sprayer used nightly
- New non-toxic chemicals used for cleaning rated to kill COVID-19 in 1 minute
- Converted sinks, toilets and urinals to touchless
- Installed arm pulls on doors where practical
- Installed magnetic door stops to prop open doors where practical
- Serviced HVAC system and replaced all air filters
- Additional hand sanitizers installed throughout the building
- Installed Plexiglas barriers at client service and security desks
- Signage posted to clarify expectations and traffic manage flow
Decals and signs throughout the facility share clear and helpful reminders and control the flow of traffic through the school.
Lost and Found
Please try your best to keep track of all your belongings, as the Lost and Found will be eliminated temporarily.