Get in the Game - New Esports Program

Beginning summer 2020, the JCC will be unveiling a brand new state-of-the-art Esports Arena along with programs such as online tournaments, clinics, specialty camps, and more. Esports is a rapidly growing competitive individual and team-based experience through video games.

Now the JCC really has it all! Join us in our new state-of-the-art Esports Arena for an experience you’ll never forget. Individuals and teams will face off in more than twenty games including Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Super Smash Brothers, and more. All games are played with GG Leap, a system that provides ALL FREE game upgrades & enhancements!

⇒ Special Events

⇒ Open Play

⇒ Online Tournaments

CLICK HERE to join the JCC Esports Discord

Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Members, come check out the Esports Arena and see what all we have to offer!
Dates: Sundays,  August 9, & September 13 | Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

No adults allowed! Come out and compete after hours for some friendly competition. Kids ages 10 - 17 welcome.
Dates: Saturdays, August 8, & September 12 | Time: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 Member | $35 Non Member

Grab some buddies and join us for some after hours competition.
Dates: Saturdays, August 22, & September 26 | Time: 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 Member | $35 Non Member

Work with our experienced Esports Coach to improve your game. Learn important life skills such as problem solving, team work, self-critique, cooperation, and more. Each week will focus on different games including League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. Private Gaming lessons available upon request. This clinic is for players ages 12-18.
Dates: Mondays July 20 - August 3 | Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 Member | $40 Non Member

Interested in the competitive world of gaming? Join JCC’s first Esports Team and compete against other youth in the Youngstown area. Players will learn important life skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, cooperation, hand-eye coordination, etc. Weekly physical activity will be included. Students in middle school and high school are welcome.
Informational Meeting: Monday, July 27 | Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 Member | $150 Non Member

All games are available, but each night has a specific game for organized play. Games are subject to change.

Open play begins after August 9.

Tuesday | 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fortnite Game Night

Wednesday | 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
League of Legends Game Night

Friday | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Open Play

Saturday | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Open Play

Sunday | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Open Play

One Hour Members Non Members
One Session $5 $8
Five Sessions $20 $30
Ten Sessions $30 $50

Add unlimited play to your monthly JCC Membership payment $30/person | $50/family

Online Tournaments

Are you or your children looking for more exciting ways to stay connected with your friends and family? The JCC is offering more esports tournaments all summer long. See our schedule below. 

To participate you MUST join the Discord server. Please check the discord for all tournaments and esports updates. Discord is a free service that lets communities connect and is a useful place to find more information about upcoming events in our esports programs. Please fill out our Esports Survey so we can give you the games you want to play.

Contact Zach Gagliardi at with any questions.

Bring your “A” game and challenge other Valley competitors in the world of esports! JCC tournaments will guarantee at least 2 matches and the last person/team standing will win cash prizes & more!

Click on the game title to register.


Fortnite on all platforms
Date: Sunday, August 9 | Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Multi-Purpose Room
Register by: August 8
Cost: $10 Members | $15 Non-Members
Single Elimination
The winner receives $50 cash prize.

FIFA 20’ on Xbox One
Date: Friday, August 7 | Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Register by: August 7

Madden on PS4
Date: Friday, August 21 | Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Register by: August 21 

Overwatch Tournament 
Date: Sunday, August 30 | Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Esports Arena
Register by: August 29 
Cost: $25 Team/Member | $30/Team Non Member

Esports Tournament (Game TBD)
Date: Sunday, September 27 | Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Esports Arena
Register by: September 26
Cost: $30 Member | $45 Non Member

A Message from your Esports Coach  Zack Gagliardi

Dear Members,

My name is Zachary Gagliardi and I’m excited to welcome you into the world of esports. At the University of Akron, I was a member of the varsity esports program since its inception. Through my experiences, I have met many great people who love this world as much as I do. We have traveled to different cities to compete in tournaments and have had some unforgettable memories. Without esports, I wouldn’t have met some of my best friends and I want to bring these same types of connections to your families!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns; feel free to send me an email at . I’m excited to bring a fun and exciting experience to the community!

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