Junior Giants

Santa Rosa Junior Giants Participant Awarded Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship

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Itzel Velarde, a Santa Rosa Junior Giants participant, has been awarded the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship, earning her a $10,000 college scholarship and more!


About Junior Giants

Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, and innovative co-ed baseball program for under-served children ages 5-13 years old (as of 6/12/23). The Junior Giants Program is made possible by the Giants Community Fund, which collaborates with the San Francisco Giants, by using baseball as a forum to encourage youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The program teaches kids the fundamentals of baseball, but places a higher emphasis on building character than on wins and losses. The program offers a wide array of educational components, including the Round-the-Bases Reading Program, the Strike-Out Bullying Contest and Four Bases of Character Development (Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork). This program encourages kids to live healthy and productive lives by getting outside, playing baseball and learning important life lessons at the same time.

Play on a Junior Giants Team

The season runs from early June to August. Each team has one practice and one game per week. Practices and games last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on age division) and take place on Monday-Thursday.


Register online beginning 4/3/23 at GoJrGiants.com or in person on 4/25/23 from 5-8pm at Steele Lane Community Center (415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa).

Volunteer With Junior Giants

Volunteer Coaches and Team Parents are essential to the success of the Junior Giants Program. Join us to make an impact on kids' lives! Baseball knowledge and experience are not necessary! This opportunity is open to volunteers age 14 and up (must be 14 as of 6/12/23). All volunteers 18 and over must pass a free, mandatory background check.

  1. Team Parents
  2. Volunteer Coaches
  3. How To Volunteer
  4. Attend a First Pitch Meeting

Team Parents

Team Parents (PDF) are essential for coordinating the Junior Giants program elements that extend beyond baseball, such as education, health and bullying prevention. The team parent is a vital part of each player's character development and must be prepared to be committed to the team for the duration of the season. 

Helpful Resources

Contact Juan Flores, Recreation Coordinator and Junior Giants Commissioner, at [email protected] or 707-543-4886.


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