CLICK HERE to learn common ASL signs we use on the field to communicate with our players that use sign language.

Session Update:

Looking forward to seeing everyone for our Fall 2018 Season first session on 
August 26th, 8:30-10:30am 
Weather is currently predicted to be sunny but dress in layers as it can be chilly in the morning.   Bring water and sunscreen as needed.

Fall 2018:

8:30am - 10:30am Sundays

August 26th - November 4th, 2018

(no session 9/2)


Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley

14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

What are Buddies?

JBL Adaptive Sports Program Buddies are invaluable volunteers who participate directly with individual players or help facilitate a group sports environment in order to enable our athletes to be safe and have fun while they participate in activities and games. Each session, Buddies are either assigned to individual players , assigned to run a station, or assigned to float and assist as needed.

All are expected to cheer and be willing to be animated and helpful. Buddies that are assigned to individual players for a session, are tasked to stay "tuned-in" to their player, to keep their player motivated and active. They provide encouragement and facilitate social interaction with other players and buddies.

Who can be a Buddy?

We recommend that all Buddies be at least 12 years of age. The JBL Adaptive Sports Program Buddy is not a player in our program, but many do engage as they players partner, and sometimes as careful opposition. Buddies can be skilled athletes, or have no athletic experience.

How do I become a Buddy?

1) Complete our on-line registration.*

* When completing the registration application, be sure to include an e-­mail address that is checked frequently. Use a parent's e-mail address, if you do not communicate frequently using your e-mail address.

2) Complete Buddy Training.

3) Communicate your availability using our online scheduling tool so we can plan accordingly for each week's session.

Have more questions?

Click here for some FAQ's for our JBL Adaptive Sports Program Buddies

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