Jr. Giants/Baseball

Jr. Giants Baseball Summer League

*FREE* Summer Jr. Giants Program (5-13 years old) Players must be 5 years old by 7/1/17
Jr. Giants is a FREE, non-competitive summer baseball program for boys and girls, sponsored by the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and the Chico Area Recreation and Park District.  Junior Giants is a great opportunity for boys and girls. For the 2017 season, divisions will be by ages: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11-13.  Players will learn the skills of baseball in a positive and fun format. Junior Giants is more than just a baseball program; it has character development, health, education, and violence prevention programs within it as well!
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 30. Starting 5/31, you can put your information in the system to be put on the waitlist to get in the program. If there is room on a team, you will receive an email with an update. Please do not call for waitlist updates.
 
When you click "Register," you will be taken to Sports Illustrated Play, the registration system that is used for all Jr. Giants programs. This account will be separate from your other CARD accounts.
Starting 5/31, you can put your information in the system to be put on the waitlist to get in the program. If there is room on a team, you will receive an email with an update. Please do not call for waitlist updates.

 
Jr. Giants Baseball 2017
 First Pitch Meeting Presentation (Google Slides)
 Weekly Breakdown of Incentives and Chico League Reminders
Follow along your handbook interactively, on GoJrGiants.org
 Pictures will be before your game on Saturday, July 8. Click here to see the picture schedule.
 
 
Please Note:
When you click "game schedule" you will be taken to the external website, TeamSideline. We are using TeamSideline for game and tournament schedules for all youth/adult leagues. Please contact your coach to find out what team number/color you are on the game schedules. Please make sure to scroll all the way down to see the tournament and practice schedule for your league.
  
This is limited seating at all game location. Please bring a chair if you have one available. There is no tolerance for unsportsmanlike behavior from players, parents or spectators. Persons or players participating in the activities sponsored by CARD are not covered in anyway for personal liability, property damage, medical injuries, etc.
 
Word of the Week
Resources & Reminders:
  • Games schedules: www.TeamSideline.com/chico
  • Jr. Giants website: www.GoJrGiants.org
  • CARD’s website: www.ChicoRec.com
  • Jr. Giants University: https://goo.gl/tXrqNy
  • Pictures will be held before your game on Saturday, July 8
  • Player uniform schedule: At practice the week of 6/12 & 6/19: Players receive handbooks, hats, and t-shirts. On 7/1 & 7/8: Players can go to the Info Booth to receive a glove to keep if they don’t have one.
There are a few small differences in the Giants Handbook in regards to where to receive incentives. Please follow the below schedule for the most up to date information.  
Week # 1:

Introduction to Jr. Giants
  • Receive your handbook, t-shirt and hat at practice!
  • Receive your first baseball card at practice- the Starter card.
  • Start reading for the Round the Bases Reading Program. Starting 6/24, turn in your reading card to the Information Table at your game when you achieve a "base." 
Week # 2:

Health
  • Receive your second baseball card at practice- the Health card.
  • Turn in the completed Healthy Habits poster to Information table at the game to receive a Giants water bottle.
  • Game on Saturday, June 24
Week # 3:

Confidence
  • Receive your third baseball card at practice- the Confidence card.
  • Receive a Confidence band at practice or your game.
  • Game on Saturday, July 1
Week # 4:

Education
  • Receive your fourth baseball card at practice- the Education card. 
  • Bring a book to practice to encourage your teammates to achieve the Home Run Reading Level.
  • Game on Saturday, July 8. PICTURE DAY!
Week # 5:

Teamwork
  • Receive your fifth baseball card at practice- the Teamwork card. 
  • Receive a Teamwork band at your practice or game.
  • If your ENTIRE TEAM reached the Home Run Reading Level - they will receive a Giants backpack.
  • Game on Saturday, July 15.
Week # 6:

Leadership
  • Receive your sixth baseball card at practice- the Leadership card.
  • Receive a Leadership band at your practice or game.
  • Game on Saturday, July 22.
Week # 7:

Strike Out Bullying
  • Receive your seventh baseball card at practice- the Strike Out Bullying card.
  • Turn in your Strike Out Bullying Contest entry to the Information Table at your game and receive a Giants drawstring bag.
  • Recite the Strike Out Bullying pledge at the Information Table at your game and receive a Giants sweatband.
  • Game on Saturday, July 29.
Week #8:

Integrity
  • Receive your eighth baseball and ninth baseball card at practice- the Integrity and Season Review card. 
  • Receive an Integrity band at your practice or game.
  • Show the Information Table that you earned all 9 of your Jr. Giants baseball cards at practice, and receive a bobblehead.
  • Last chance to turn in your Strike Out Bullying Contest entry, and any Round the Bases Reading cards for individual prizes (this excludes the Giants backpack for the team Homerun Reading level).
  • Game on Saturday, August 5.
 
 
 

ShortE Tee-Ball

ShortE Tee-Ball (Fall & Spring Options)

ShortE Tee-Ball includes fun and game play! This instructional program is open to all youth 3-6 years old.  Coaches will work with players the first two weeks to introduce the sport of baseball using basic skill techniques and formations- including catching, throwing and batting from a tee.  The last three weeks there will be 30 minute practices and a 20-30 minute non-competitive “game” each session. Fundamentals and simple game strategy will be taught throughout the entire program.  Show up the first day and be ready to play! You will not be contacted by a coach for this program. Program will be held at DeGarmo Park.  General youth sports jersey is optional, but highly recommended. (can be purchased at the CARD Office for $15).

 
Fall Option: REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1
 
Course # Day
Date Time Age Fee
 
1357
W 9/13-10/4 2:00-3:00PM
3-5
$35
1358 W 9/13-10/4  3:15-4:15PM
3-5
$35
1359 W 9/13-10/4  4:30-5:30PM 4-6 $35
 
 

Little Batters

Little Batters Tee-Ball (Fall & Spring Options)

Hey batter, batter. This instructional league will get your child excited to run the bases! Stations and games will be broken up by grade and age. Show up the first day and be ready to play! You will not be contacted by a coach for this program. Program will be held at DeGarmo Park.  General youth sports jersey is optional, but highly recommended. (can be purchased at the CARD Office for $15).

 
Fall Option: REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1
Course # Day
Date Time Grade Fee
 
1363
W 9/13-10/4
5:30-6:30PM
K-2nd
$35