Team Fort Lauderdale Athlete

Join more than 300 local athletes as part of Team Fort Lauderdale for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. More than 1,500 participants from around the world will come to Fort Lauderdale to compete in athletic competition and embrace the Experiences’ Midot Values including Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood). 

As a JCC Maccabi athlete, you will: 

  • Join the rich 41-year tradition of the Games, the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens in the world
  • March in the Parade of Delegations at Opening Ceremony in front of 10,000 spectators 
  • Compete in a week-long, Olympic-style sporting competition versus delegations from across the world 
  • Participate in JCC Cares community service project 
  • Receive Team FTL swag including an Opening Ceremony uniform, backpack, team jerseys, shirts, trading pins, and so much more 
  • Become part of the JCC Maccabi Family and build lifelong friendships 

Athlete Requirements 

  • 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
  • Between the ages of 12-16 as of July 31, 2023 to participate in Individual Sports for Team Fort Lauderdale 
  • 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 host two (2) or more visiting athletes 

Team Sports:

  • Baseball (14U and 16U)
  • Boys' Basketball (14U and 16U)                                                       
  • Girls' Basketball (16U)
  • Co-ed Flag Football                                                       
  • Ice Hockey
  • Boys' Soccer (14U and 16U)
  • Girls' Soccer (16U)                                                                     
  • Girls' Volleyball (16U)

Individual Sports:

  • Competitive Dance
  • E-Sports
  • Star Reporter
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

For more information, contact us at 954.434.0499, ext. 317 or email FtLauderdaleMaccabi@dpjcc.org.