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Athlete FAQ


What are the requirements to participate as an athlete for the JCC Maccabi Games® Fort Lauderdale delegation?

Athletes must be Jewish defined as:

  • Having at least one Jewish parent and the athlete is being raised Jewish or:
  • A Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish

Athletes must be: 

  • Between the ages of 12-16 as of July 31, 2023 to participate in Individual Sports for Team Fort Lauderdale 
  • Be between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2023 to participate in Team Sports for Team Fort Lauderdale 
  • Local athlete families are required to house two (2) or more visiting athletes 

Do I need to be a member of the David Posnack JCC to participate?

No, this is a community-wide program and everyone who meets the requirements noted above is invited and encouraged to participate.

Are there fees involved?

Yes, there are expenses such as registration fees, uniform costs, tradable costs, etc. involved with this national program. Fees are differentiated between current DPJCC members and non-DPJCC members.

How do I become a member of the Fort Lauderdale JCC Maccabi Delegation?

Numerous tryouts will be held in starting in late fall 2022 through early winter 2023. Athletes must attend at least one tryout out to be properly evaluated. Multiple teams of varying skill levels will be formed.

Will there be practices once teams/individual sport groups are formed?

Yes, each coach will determine his/her own practice schedule and communicate with the team. 

What happens if I attend summer camp or have other summer commitments?

We are well aware that many athletes will be attending summer camps or participating  in other activities that require them to be away for most of the summer. That being said, we strongly encourage athletes to be back in town for the two weeks prior to the event.

Where do the athletes sleep?

Local athletes will stay in the own homes during the event and are required to host at least two (2) visiting athletes.

I have more questions, how do I get the answers?

Please contact 954.434.0499 ext. 314 or email FtLauderdaleMaccabi@dpjcc.org