Hapoel Jerusalem Youth Department is one of the biggest in Israel. Approximately 2,000 children and teenagers play in this department in 52 teams and 20 basketball schools, in ten locations spread across the city. The children are being trained and coached by certified basketball coaches.
The youth department's desire is to promote each and every player's professional growth, but the department is also committed to create an educational and social atmosphere among its players. The department encourages teamwork while taking into consideration the abilities and the wishes of the individual.
The youth department seeks to provide the children with a professional framework to develop as basketball players, and a supportive social framework that will give them the tools to work together with their peers.
Many of the youth department's players play or played for the Israeli Junior National Teams, for the club's senior team, and for other Israeli clubs in the Super League and in the National League.