Jr. Statesmen Baseball (JSB) is a competitive baseball program designed to mentally and physically prepare 6th, 7th and 8th grade (11u-14u) players for Webster Groves High School (WGHS) Baseball. This program is open to any player living within or attending the Webster Groves School District that dreams of playing for their high school team. Who doesn’t want to be a Statesmen!
As an informal extension of the high school baseball program, Jr. Statesmen teams will be guided by the same principles, routines and philosophies as the WGHS baseball program. The goal of the program is to instill the fundamental aspects of the game along with promoting a strong work ethic, sportsmanship, and teamwork while celebrating each player’s successes on and off the field!
Trust the Process. Celebrate the Success.
Jr. Statesmen teams will be led by dedicated and qualified, paid and volunteer coaches. Coach qualifications, requirements, and selections will be set by the Jr. Statesmen Steering Committee, Advisors, and WGBSL Board of Directors.
Team Managers and Assistant Coaches are asked to make a 3-year commitment to build uniformity for the team while they are in the Jr. Statesmen program. Their season will run mid-March through July tryouts, unless they choose to participate in the fall season. The paid Team Manager (head coach) will not have a son on the team they coach, while volunteer Assistant Coaches may.
WGHS Baseball coaches will attend routine practices through winter warm up and league play, will hold summer and winter clinics and will conduct coach training sessions. All coaches are required to attend annual coach training clinics and assist at player training camps.
*As the inaugural year for Jr. Statesmen baseball, we are willing to work with players and their current “home” team coaches for potential participation in both programs for the 2019 season only. Going forward, all players will be expected to play exclusively for the Jr. Statesmen team as the maximum number of games will increase.
- Jr. Statesmen Winter Baseball Clinic (December)
- Winter Warm Up (January - February)
- Routine Practices (March - June)
- Private/Public School League Play (April - May)
- Select tournaments (March & June; and Fall)
- Jr. Statesmen Summer Baseball Camp (June)
- Players can stay on “home” teams (2019 only)*
- 20-25 game minimum (2019 only)*
- Tryouts for any player living within the Webster Groves school district (July)