Wednesday, June 26, 2019


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JSB Player Information

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camps - 9 AM - 12 NOON @ WGHS Plymouth Field

Open to all baseball players entering 3rd - 8th grade in 2019-2020
Camps led by Webster Groves High School Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff

June 24-27 - 6th - 8th Grade Players
July 8-12 - 3rd - 5th Grade Players

$120 per player - Click here for camp flyer
Online Registration is still OPEN


Jr. Statesmen Baseball Tryouts for 2019-2020 Club Teams with two date options
Open to all baseball players entering 6th - 8th grade in 2019-2020 school year. Players only need to attend one session.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10 AM - 12 NOON @ WGHS Plymouth Field OR
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2 PM - 4 PM @ WGHS Plymouth Field


Jr. Statesmen Baseball Player Account Payment Site, click HERE

NOTES about Registration / Player Account Payments:

  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] 

JSB Club Team 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


JSB Steering Committee

·  Eunice Harris (Club Teams)

·  Chris Hansen (Development Teams)

·  Jerry Pinkner

·  Paul Kuehler

·  Tyson Sturgeon

Strategic Partnerships/Events

Through partnerships with Saint Louis University Men's Baseball (SLU) and Webster Groves High School; 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

·  Open to anyone (JSB and non-JSB players)
·  Players in 4th-7th Grades (10U-13U)
·  Two half-days over Winter Break
·  9 am - 12 noon

·  Led by WGHS Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff
·  Location Center St. Louis
·  Cost: $60 per player

Winter Warm Up 2019 at Saint Louis University (SLU)

·  Open to JSB Players only
January & early February
·  4-week camp with one 90-minute session per week
·  5-to-1 player to coach ratio
·  Led by SLU Baseball Coaching Staff, along side JSB Coaches
·  Professional indoor facilities on the campus of Saint Louis University
·  Cost: $200 per player (included in Club Team player fees)

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camp 2019

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

Jr. Statesmen Baseball Tryouts 2019

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

Jr. Statesmen Baseball


Jr. Statesmen Baseball (JSB) is a competitive baseball program designed to mentally and physically prepare 3rd thru 8th grade (9u-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!

Trust the Process. Celebrate the Success.

Program Mission

Our mission is to build a program that trains and develops players from an early age (3rd grade; 9u), so they are ready to play for the Statesmen in high school… and that they stay in the Webster school system, because we have the training and experiences they are seeking. 

Program Goal
Our goal is to instill the fundamental aspects of the game along with promoting Statesmen baseball ideals, a strong work ethic, sportsmanship, and teamwork while celebrating each player's successes on and off the field.

Business Structure
We are a non-profit, Amateur Sports Organization under the umbrella of the WG Baseball Softball League (WGBSL) so that we can leverage their administrative services (online registration / payments); insurance coverage (for players, coaches and board members); coordination of private and public-school games, and community outreach. Direction for the program is guided by the JSB Steering Committee made up of the five volunteers listed at the left, along with the advice of the Webster Groves High School Baseball coaching staff. Starting with the 2019 season, two of our steering committee members will also sit on the WGBSL Board of Directors.

JSB Baseball Teams
The Jr. Statesmen Baseball teams are structured in two levels: Development Teams (9u-11u) and Club Teams (12u-14u). We are proud to offer an opportunity for kids to play on the same team with their school friends, so they begin building camaraderie for as a team which will take them on into high school. 

•  JSB Development Teams - Established in 2013 as the Webster Orange Sox (WOS) baseball club, these 3rd-5th grade teams have officially joined the Jr. Statesmen Baseball program starting with the 2019 season. As the player's first introduction to the principles, routines, and philosophies of the WGHS Baseball program, the goal of these skill-development teams will be to prepare players for the Jr. Statesmen Club and high school teams. No tryouts are required, so there is a roster spot for everyone.

•  JSB Club Teams - Established in 2018, the Jr. Statesmen Club team rosters are filled with 6th-8th grade AA and AAA level players selected from tryouts held each summer. The goal of these club teams will be to enjoy the game of baseball and to develop solid fundamental baseball skills, so they are prepared for the high school team.

JSB Coaches
Coach qualifications, requirements, and selections will be set by the Jr. Statesmen Steering Committee, Advisers, and WGBSL Board of Directors.The Development Teams will be led by dedicated and qualified volunteer coaches and the Club Teams will be led by paid and volunteer coaches. P
aid 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 each age group.

 Season Highlights for the JSB Program

• January-February: Winter Warm Up (required for Club Teams; optional for Development Teams)
  March-June: Indoor & Outdoor Routine Practices 1-2 nights per week 
  April–May: Club Teams play a series of Private & Public School Games (12-15 games) 
  April–June: League Play + Local Tournaments (15-18 games) 
  June: Jr. Statesmen Baseball Summer Camp with WGHS Varsity Coaches (open to JSB and non-JSB players) 
  July-August: Club Team tryouts for Fall 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Season 
  September-October: Club Teams play in 2-3 Local Fall Tournaments
 December or January: Jr. Statesmen Baseball Winter Clinic with WGHS Varsity Coaches (open to all JSB and non-JSB 4th -7th graders, sorry no 8th graders per MSHSAA rules)

Player Costs


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

2018-2019 per Player Fee Items Description CLUB DEVELOPMENT
Uniforms Jersey, Pants, Socks, Belt, Cap  $100  $100
Indoor Practice Facility March (weekly 1 1/2 hrs); Backup Site April-May  $150 $50
Outdoor Practice Fields Steger Field (April 1-June 30); WGHS Plymouth Field (after May 15 on Sat 9-12)  $0 $0
WGBSL Games Club: Private & Public Schools (approx 12-15 games); Dev: League + Select Games (approx 7 games)  $50 $50
League Play Affton Athletic Association (approx 12 games)
 $150 $150
Tournaments (local) TBD (2-3 summer; Club teams will add 2-3 in fall)  $100 $100
Equipment + Incidentals Balls, Catching gear, End-of-Season Party, etc  $50 $50
Hired Coach (Club Teams) Season runs March-October  $100 $0
Winter Warm Up with SLU Baseball Required for Club Team players; 4-weeks in January-February, 1 1/2 hrs session per week @ SLU Indoor Facility  $200 (optional)
 $900 $500
ADD-ON Fees at Player's Choice (not required)
JSB Winter Clinic 2-half days over winter break; 4th-7th grades only  $60  $60
Winter Warm Up Optional for Development Team players; 4-weeks in January-February, 1 1/2 hrs session per week (required)  $200
JSB Summer Camp 4 half-days in June; 6th-7th grade only  $120  $120
Additional Tournaments At Coach & Team Family discretion (player cost per tournament) $40 $40
*Club Team 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 Club Team 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. 

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 school games
·      Payment processing
·      Insurance compliance



Please support these local community businesses as a thank you for their Sponsorship of the Jr. Statesmen Baseball program.