Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rainouts

Rainout Line for All Fields:

 314-961-6685

Camp & Tryouts

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Merchandise Storefront is OPEN
Order Deadline is Sunday, November 25 at Midnight
Merchandise will be delivered 2 1/2 weeks after closing date, just in time for Christmas!
Merchandise Supplier is Winning Streak

To view merchandise and place order, click HERE

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Jr. Statesmen Baseball 2019 Winter Clinic
January 3 and 4, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)
9 am - 12 noon at Center St Louis
4th through 7th Graders Only (10u-13u) - $60 per player

To view information flyer, click HERE
To register and pay for the clinic, click HERE

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Jr. Statesmen Player Registration & Account Payment Site, click HERE

NOTES about Registration:

  1. Click the link above and click on the blue [ACCOUNT] button and log into your family profile
  2. We have already registered all players that made the team, so to make a payment, click on “View Unpaid Invoices” under the Account Options
  3. Click on the blue [Details] button, then the blue [Make Payment] button and follow the prompts to complete your transaction
  4. Once your payment is complete, you will receive both a confirmation message on the screen and a confirmation email to the address within your players profile
  5. To update the email address or other contact information, click on your players name, click Edit Info, and [Submit] 

Player fees are expected to be either paid in full by Sept 1, 2018, or by this payment schedule:
$200 by Sept 1, 2018; $350 by Jan 1, 2019; $350 by Feb 15, 2019

Welcome!

JSB Steering Committee

·         Eunice Harris, contact HarrisFamily03@charter.net

·         Chris Hansen

·         Jerry Pinkner

·         Paul Kuehler

·         Tyson Sturgeon

Strategic Partnerships/Events

Through partnerships with Saint Louis University Men's Baseball (SLU) and Webster Groves High School; Webster Orange Sox, Jr. Statesmen Baseball, and WGBSL programs will receive professional training for both coaches and players and will have the opportunity to participate in community events tied to national competitions.

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Winter Clinic 2019

·   Led by WGHS Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff

·  Two days over Winter Break, 9 am - 12 noon

·   Players 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Grade (10U-13U)

·   Location Center St. Louis

·   $60 per player

Saint Louis University (SLU) Winter Warm Up 2019

·   Led by SLU Men’s Baseball Coaching Staff, along side WOS & JSB Coaches

·   January & early February

·   6-week camp with one 90-minute session per week

·   5-to-1 player to coach ratio

·   Professional indoor facilities on the campus of Saint Louis University

·   Cost is included in player fees

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camp 2019

·  Open to anyone
·  Led by WGHS Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff 
·  Monday-Thursday in June 2019 with exact dates TBD
·  Players entering 6th,7th, and 8th Grades (11U-14U) in the 2019-2020 school year 
·  Location: Webster Groves High School - Plymouth Field 
·  $120 per player

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Tryouts 2019

· 2 Tryouts scheduled in July & August with 2019 Dates TBD
· Tryouts are Free 
· Location: Webster Groves High School - Plymouth Field
· Ages: 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (11U-14U) in the 2019-2020 school year
· Open to any player that lives within or attends the Webster Groves School District

Jr. Statesmen Baseball

Jr. Statesmen Baseball (JSB) is a competitive baseball program designed to mentally and physically prepare 6th, 7th and 8th grade (12u-14u) players for Webster Groves High School (WGHS) Baseball. Community-minded and community-grown, 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.

Coaches are asked to make a 3-year commitment, if possible, to build uniformity for the team while they are in the Jr. Statesmen program. The paid Head Coaches will not have a son on the team they coach, while volunteer Assistant Coaches may. All coaches are required to attend coaching clinics facilitated by the WGHS coaching staff. The coaching philosophy within this program will be under the guidance of the WG Head Coach to ensure we are adhering to the appropriate development levels for this age group. We want players excited and ready for high school ball.

Season Highlights

  • January-February: Winter Warm Up with St Louis University (SLU) Baseball
  • March-June: Routine Practices 1-2 nights per week
  • April–May: Private/Public School Games (12-15 games)
  • April–June: League Play + Possible Local Tournaments (15-18 games)
  • June: Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camp with WGHS Varsity Coaches
  • July-August: Tryouts for Fall 2019-2020 Season
  • September-October: Local Fall Tournaments
  • December or January: Jr. Statesmen Baseball Winter Clinic (4th -7th grades only)

Player Costs

 

To keep this program affordable for all players living in or attending the WGSD, we are committed to keeping the cost at a lower price point compared to other baseball clubs. Our leadership is all voluntary, with only paid head coaches. We will schedule teams in local games, leagues, and tournaments to help families only incur local travel expenses (i.e. gas and mileage). Our hope is to solicit sponsors within the Webster Groves community to help offset player costs and/or sponsor players that may not be able to afford the cost to play.

Player Fee Package Includes Per Player
Uniforms $100.00
Winter Warmup 6 weeks, 2 nights/week @ SLU (Jan-Feb) $200.00
Indoor Practice Facility TBD (March: Weekly 1 1/2 hrs per team; April-May backup) $150.00
Outdoor Fields (practice) Steger (April 1-June 30) & WGHS Plymouth (after May 15, Sat 9-12) $ -
WGBSL Spring/Summer Games Private & Public Schools - approx 12-15 games $50.00
League Play TBD - approximately 12 games $150.00
2-3 Tournaments TBD (Summer and/or Fall) $100.00
Equipment, Incidental Fees Balls, Catching gear, End of Season Party, etc $50.00
Hired Coach Season runs March - July tryouts $100.00
Total Fees per Player* $900.00
     
Add-On Fees at Players Choice (not required) Cost Estimate
SLU Fall Baseball Camp (October) TBD
JSB Winter Clinic (2 days in Dec over winter break) $60.00
JSB Summer Camp (4 days in June) $120.00
Additional Tournaments, at Coach and Team Family discretion (player cost/tourney) $40.00
*Families may pay this entire fee upfront or over three payments: $200 at acceptance of this invitation (by Sept 1); $350 by January 1; $350 by Feb 15. For a confidential conversation about financial assistance to help cover this cost, please reach out to us.

This first season (2019), we will do what we can to help figure it out for players established on AAA club teams, so they can start playing with their future teammates. We are hopeful they can be a part of the inaugural season for Jr. Statesmen Baseball, so we can start developing a cohesive future Statesmen Baseball team; but also recognize the wheels on this bus are bigger than one player, one team, or one grade.


Mission & Values

The Jr. Statesmen Baseball Program and the Webster Orange Sox (WOS) Baseball Club are non-profit Amateur Sports Organizations in affiliation with the Webster Groves Baseball & Softball League (WGBSL). Our mission is to train and prepare Webster Groves School District baseball players from 9u-14u for High School baseball.  Our program is built upon community minded leadership, professionally trained coaches, dedicated families and disciplined players.

Program Values

·         Community minded, community grown

·         Great preparedness makes for great performance

·         Disciplined in mind and routine

·         Trust in self and in team

·         Sportsmanship first

·         Excellence on and off the field

WGBSL Partnership

The Webster Groves Baseball & Softball League will serve as the umbrella organization for Jr. Statesmen Baseball and the Webster Orange Sox Baseball Club. Bringing their long-standing trust with the community, broad infrastructure, administrative support and marketing reach. 

WGBSL Commitment

·         Securing of practice and game fields

·         Administration and Registration

·         Equipment, uniform and trophies

·         Marketing support

·         Scheduling of WGBSL league and Private /Public league games

·         Payment processing

·         Insurance compliance


For more information about the Webster Orange Sox Baseball Club, click here.