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.
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. Head Coaches seasons will run mid-March through July tryouts for the next season. The paid Head Coaches will not have a son on the team they coach, while volunteer Assistant Coaches may. Fall tournaments will be coached by the volunteer Assitant Coaches, unless a Head Coach chooses to volunteer.
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, if possible
- September - October: 2-3 Fall Tournaments
- December: Jr. Statesmen Winter Baseball Clinic
- January - February: Winter Warm Up- 6 weeks
- March - June: Indoor/Outdoor Team Practices
- April - May: Private & Public School League Play
- April - May: Local League Play
- June: Jr. Statesmen Summer Baseball Camp
- July - August: Tryouts for any player living within or attending the Webster Groves school district