Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Rainout Line for All Fields:


Camp & Tryouts

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camp and July Tryouts Registration is Open!


Flyer with camp and tryout information: Jr. Statesmen Baseball Flyer


Online registration is now open at https://reg.sportspilot.com/105971/login

NOTES about Registration:

1)    If you are new to the WGBSL, click on [Create a New Account] to setup a family profile

2)    Click either [Browse Open Registrations] or [Begin Registration] to begin

3)    Checkout is required to complete registration with two payment options: Credit/Debit Card or Check-By Mail.

4)    Remember Tryouts are FREE, so choose Check-By Mail, if your player(s) is not attending camp

5)    Upon successful registration, a confirmation email will be sent immediately. If you do not receive the email, confirm the email address you entered in your family profile is correct.


JSB Steering Committee

·         Eunice Harris, contact HarrisFamily03@charter.net

·         Chris Hansen

·         Clay Degenhardt

·         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 Summer Camp

·         Led by WGHS and Jr. Statesmen Coaching Staff

·         Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2018, 9am-12pm

·         Players 6th. 7th. 8th Grade (11U-14U)

·         Takes place at Webster Groves High School- Plymouth Fields

·         $120/player

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Tryouts

·         Sunday, July 22, 2018 and August 5, 2018

·         Webster Groves High School Plymouth Field

·         Open to any player that lives within or attending the Webster Groves School District


Jr. Statesmen Baseball Winter Clinic

·         Led by WGHS and Jr. Statesmen Coaching Staff

·         Two days in December over Winter break, 9 am - 12 noon

·         Players 6th, 7th, 8th Grade (11U-14U)

·         Location TBD

·         $60/player

Saint Louis University (SLU) Winter Warm Up

·         Led by SLU Men’s Baseball Coaching Staff and WOS/ JSB Coaches

·         January & February

·         6-week camp with two, 60-minute sessions per week

·         5 to 1 player to coach ratio

·         Professional indoor facilities on the campus of Saint Louis University

·         $200 per player

Other Events

·         SLU Coaches Clinic (March)

·         WGHS Coaches Clinic (July)

·         SLU Fall Clinic (September)


Jr. Statesmen Baseball

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.

Season Highlights

  • 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)
*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.

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.