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.
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.
Our league cannot exist without coaches (PDF), as they are the most important part of the organization. We are currently seeking coaches who will be good role models, teach life lessons and provide positive coaching. Remember, baseball knowledge and experience are not necessary.
How to Volunteer
How do I sign up to become a volunteer?
This program is made possible through the help of thousands of volunteers looking to make a positive impact in the lives of our players. Once in your league’s registration page, you can register to volunteer directly in the division of your choice (i.e. T-ball or Minors Softball). From there, complete your registration to become a coach, assistant coach or team parent.
Do I need previous experience in order to coach?
No previous experience is needed in order to register as a coach or assistant coach! Each league will provide training, practice plans and guidance as you embark on your first season as a volunteer!
What steps do I need to take to register?
- Visit the league registration page.
- Once you reach the registration dashboard, find the division you would like to volunteer for and click “register”.
- Create an MLB account. If you already have one, sign in and click “connect accounts.”
- Fill in your contact information and sign the digital waivers to complete your registration and your free online background check.
This will complete your registration as a volunteer and you will be notified of the next steps. This program could not exist without volunteers just like you!
Attend a First Pitch Meeting
All participants and their parents must attend a mandatory First Pitch Meeting (see information below). This meeting is optional for Volunteers who do not have a child enrolled in Junior Giants.
What: Santa Rosa Junior Giants, First Pitch Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 6pm
Contact Juan Flores, Recreation Coordinator and Junior Giants Commissioner, at [email protected] or 707-543-4886.