Coaching Future Leaders: Rose Weinstein

Rose Weinstein’s athletic resume spans pages, and includes a few unforgettable lines:

  • Dozens of years and hundreds of wins as a high school coach.
  • Years of service to the USTA as a volunteer.
  • Middle States Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

She was even a professional bowler for eight years.

Even with all the accomplishments and the years of service as a volunteer, Weinstein continues to give back.

True to her Jewish heritage, Weinstein has been the tennis coach for the Maccabi Youth Games, an Olympic-style, yearly competition for Jewish student athletes, for the past 33 years. Weinstein has taken her teams — comprised of boys and girls — to Australia, Argentina and beyond. She doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.

“I’ve met a lot of outstanding people from doing this,” she said. “We don’t get paid as coaches. We do it because we love it.”

Maccabi USA has an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games in Israel and other Maccabi competitions around the world.

While Weinstein has become a recognizable face at the games, she said her role is easy because of the kids. She added that she’s stayed in touch with many of the players throughout the years, and is impressed each season with the roster on her team.

“It’s very competitive,” Weinstein said. “But the best part is seeing the kids and how important the experience is for them. It’s an outstanding tournament and the kids are great to work with. You get to meet kids, coaches and parents from across the entire world.”

Learn more about the Maccabi Games.


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