BWJCC Basketball Northbrook: Welcome

Meet the Coaches:

Jeff Wechsler

“If you make the game a lot of fun, kids will want to stick with it for years!” - Coach Jeff

That is Coach Jeff’s guiding philosophy for running a premier basketball program.  His goal is to develop each child’s skill level and help them grow both as a basketball player and a person.  2012marks Coach Jeff’s 28th year of coaching youth basketball and his 10th year at JCC Chicago.  In addition to basketball, he has coached baseball, football, and runs his own summer basketball clinics called JW Rockets. For information on the clinics visit  Jeff’s Motto for basketball at the J is, “where all your basketball dreams come true.”


Dan Norcia

 Dan Norcia has been working at the JCC since 2003.  Prior to the J, Dan worked with Coach Jeff at the park district of Highland Park.  Together Dan and Jeff  have been coaching15 years.  Dan graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI with a major in education and minor in coaching.  Dan always says there are three keys to being a successful basketball team, “defense, taking care of the ball, and playing as a team.” Dan also enjoys watching his two sons, Jake and Luke play basketball.  Jake is a senior at Highland Park High School and on the Varsity team and Luke, a freshman at Highland Park high school plays on the sophomore team.  Both sons played their youth basketball at the JCC!