Skip to main content

Junior Giants

Junior Giants: 5-13 Years Old

May contain: text
  • All divisions are currently full. Make sure to get on the waitlist by going through the registration process.
  • Any player that is added to the program from the waitlist, will be emailed by 6/18/21.
  • Priority will be given to waitlist participants that have a parent/guardian that is willing to volunteer as a Coach.
  • Please do not contact us about your position on the waitlist, as we won't have any available information before 6/18/21.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAITLIST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A VOLUNTEER

CLICK HERE FOR CARD YOUTH & ADULT SPORTS COVID REQUIREMENTS (June 2021)

Junior Giants is  FREE, non-competitive, co-ed, baseball league that focuses on life skills using baseball as a vessel. Through each child’s experiences as part of a team, they will learn the Four Bases of Character Development – Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork – and the importance of Education, Health and Bullying Prevention, and Respect.

Junior Giants is a volunteer-run program! We are actively recruiting head coaches, assistant coaches, and team parents. We need one of each of every team. We will not be able to continue running this amazing program without volunteers. Make sure to click here to register as a volunteer! 

Please note the below information, with dates for practices and games. There are quite a few changes from past years- including specific practice days assigned to each division.

NEW this year! Practice days are pre-assigned! Please make sure the below days work for your family.

  • 5/6 Year Olds: All teams will be practicing on Mondays after 5pm, times vary by team
  • 7/8 Year Olds: All teams will be practicing on Tuesdays after 5pm, times vary by team
  • 9/10 Year Olds: All teams will be practicing on Wednesdays after 5pm, times vary by team
  • 11-13 Year Olds: All teams will be practicing on Thursdays after 5pm, times vary by team

Games will be on Saturdays, times varying between 8:45AM-1PM at Community Park from 7/10-8/7.

Breakdown of the Program:

First Pitch Meeting:  The First Pitch Meeting will go over a breakdown of the program, updates, and changes! Click here to watch a 30-minute video breaking down CARD's Junior Giants program.

Week of June 14: Player Clinic (optional for players) & Volunteer Clinic (mandatory for volunteers) at Community Park, 1900 Dr. MLK Jr. Parkway

  • 5/6 Year Olds: Monday, June 14 from 5:45-6:45 PM
  • 7/8 Year Olds: Tuesday, June 15 from 5:45-7:00 PM
  • 9/10 Year Olds: Wednesday, June 16 from 5:30-7:00 PM
  • 11-13 Year Olds: Thursday, June 17 from 5:30-7:00 PM

Friday, June 18: You will receive an email with your coach and team information from an "@chicorec.com" email.

Week of June 21: Practices start at Community Park, 1900 Dr. MLK Jr. Parkway on CP 1 and CP 2. Practices will run from the week of June 21 through the week of August 2. To see the field layout, visit http://bit.ly/FieldLayOut

May contain: number, symbol, text, and plot
2021 Junior Giants Practice Times

Saturday, July 10: Games will start on Saturdays at Community Park, 1900 Dr. MLK Jr. Parkway. Game schedules will be posted online at www.TeamSideline.com/chico. Games will run from 7/10-8/7.

Player & Parent Resources

Visit the below websites weekly:

Download the below apps for the season:

  • Sports Engine App (team information):   Android   I   Apple 
  • Junior Giants App (has On Demand and On the Go information on it):   Android   I   Apple
May contain: menu, text, and plot
  • GLOVES: Practice gloves will be available on the field for anyone that needs to borrow one each practice. We will give out new gloves on-site before the first game on Saturday, July 10 for anyone that needs one!
  • TENTATIVE (this could change) End of Season Surveys/Giants Tickets Update: The Giants plan on reinstating our end-of-season surveys for parents and volunteers with Giants tickets as an incentive, as well as interviews with players (no tickets attached). Our Ambassador will oversee this project—more information to come!

Volunteer Information: We NEED You!

Junior Giants is a partnership between the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and CARD. We are only able to continue running this fantastic FREE program if we get enough volunteers. Please complete the below steps if you have any baseball experience, coaching experience (any sport), or are organized and efficient. We are currently looking to fill 3 roles for each team: Head Coach (has baseball or coaching experience), Assistant Coach (has baseball or coaching experience OR has worked with kids before), and Team Parent (is organized and efficient, no experience needed). Volunteers typically only spend an average of 3 hours a week on Junior Giants during the season.

Please complete the below steps to volunteer:

Step 1: Register as a volunteer through Junior Giants.

Step 2: Complete a CARD Volunteer Application.  Click here to complete.

Step 3: Sign the CARD Acknowledgement & Agreement form. Click here to complete.

Step 4: If you are NEW Volunteer to CARD- you will need to pass a background check/livescan to work with the participants in the program. Click here to sign up for an appointment (this is free to volunteers, and should only take 5 minutes to complete).

Step 5: Attend the mandatory Volunteer Clinic (optional Player's Clinic) the week of June 14 at Community Park, 1900 Dr. MLK Jr. Parkway-

  • 5/6 Division Volunteers: Monday, June 14 from 5:00-7:30 PM
  • 7/8 Division Volunteers: Tuesday, June 15 from 5:00-7:30 PM
  • 9/10 Division Volunteers: Wednesday, June 16 from 5:00-7:30 PM
  • 11-13 Division Volunteers: Thursday, June 17 from 5:00-7:30 PM
  • If you cannot make any of the above clinic times or days, please email chico.jrgiants@gmail.com to schedule a time on Friday, June 18 to meet.

Step 7: CLEARED VOLUNTEERS: Call players on assigned team by Friday, June 18 by 12PM to update them on team information (practice day, time & location, and team color)

Volunteer Resources

Download the below apps for the season:

  • Sports Engine App (team information):   Android   I   Apple 
  • Junior Giants App (practice plans and Word of the Week information):   Android   I   Apple
Junior Giants App & SportsEngine App FAQ's.pdfVolunteer Assignment Checklist. Fillable PDF.pdf

 Junior Giants Practice Plans