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Junior Giants Week 1: Intro


Coaches & Team Parents

At Bat

At Bat This Week

  • Collect your first WORD OF THE WEEK PACK with the rewards and discussion guide for this week.
  • Welcome players and teach them about the Junior Giants philosophy and noncompetitive spirit.
  • Have all participants and volunteers sit in a circle and introduce themselves by sharing their name and favorite summertime activity.
  • Junior Giants is more than just baseball! Have players take turns reading through the Player & Parent Handbook to learn about the various programs.
  • By simply doing this, all players have now reached 1st Base in the Round the Bases Reading Program! Pass out bookmarks to all players.
  • If any of your players haven't completed the Strike Out Bullying Pledge yet (located in the front of their Player & Parent Handbook), take the pledge together and reward them with a sweatband!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week Talk

  • Begin a team discussion by asking players the following questions:
    • T-Ball (5-6 years old)
      • Define the word "teammate": a member of the same team as somebody else
      • 1. What is a teammate?
      • 2. What is something a good teammate would say to others on the field?
      • 3. What is something you see Giants baseball players do that you want to learn this summer?
    • Minors (7-9 years old)
      • 1. What does a good teammate do?
      • 2. Who have you seen be a good teammate?
      • 3. What are your goals for this season?
    • Majors (10-13 years old)
      • 1. How does being a good teammate affect the entire team?
      • 2. When was a specific time that you were a good teammate? When was a specific time that someone was a good teammate to you?
      • 3. What would you like to accomplish this summer? What do you want to focus on?

End of Practice

End of Practice

  • Introduce the Junior Giants Baseball Cards
    • Junior Giants Baseball Cards are designed to give coaches a tool to discuss the Word of the Week. Coaches should take time before or after practices/games to engage players in a conversation about the Word of the Week and pass out that week's card.
    • Players will earn 1 card each week. Players that earn all 8 cards will receive the Review Card and a bobblehead at the end of the season.
    • Each week, players and their parents should go to and enter the answer to the trivia question for a chance to win autographed baseballs, Giants tickets, promo items and an all-inclusive AT&T Park experience!
    • For Week 1, pass out the Starter Card and have your Word of the Week talk. Mark off which players earned their cards on your tracking sheet, located in this Game Plan, and on the SI Play. You'll repeat this process each week!

Items to Track

Items to Track in SIPLAY This Week:

  • Strike Out Bullying Pledge (if completed already)
  • Starter Card
  • Round the Bases Reading program rewards earned
    • Your players have all earned the bookmark (1st base) because you read the Player & Parent Handbook together!

**See page 33 of the Coach & Team Parent Game Plan for instructions on how to track. (link to Coaches & Team Parents page)


On Deck

On Deck Next Week:

Preview Health Week by:

  • Reviewing the Healthy Habits Poster and tracking/sticker sheet from the Player & Parent Handbook.
    • Encourage players to use the Healthy Habits tracking sheet to track their nutrition and exercise for a week.
    • Remind your team that if they bring their completed tracking sheet to next week's practice they will earn a water bottle.

Each week, players and their parent should go to and enter the answer to the trivia question for a chance to win autographed baseballs, Giants tickets, promo items and an all-inclusive AT&T Park experience as part of the Junior Giants Sweepstakes*!

*For full rules, please visit 

Week 2: Health »

Parents & Players

At Bat

At Bat This Week

  • Read the Player & Parent Handbook to receive a Giants bookmark. Complete this task and you've already read to 1st base in the Round the Bases Reading Program!


This summer, you will follow the 8-week schedule and learn about each Word of the Week. Be a dedicated teammate all season long by attending every practice and game.

You don't want to miss out on each week's fun activities!


At the end of each game, huddle up and say the Junior Giants cheer before you give high fives to the other team.

Who are we? J-R-G;
go Junior Giants!

Junior Giants League Schedule:

  • Week 2 HEALTH
  • Week 4 EDUCATION
  • Week 6 TEAMWORK
  • Week 8 INTEGRITY

Junior Giants Baseball Cards


How do you earn the cards?
Each week, attend your practices and games and your coach will help you learn the Word of the Week to earn your baseball cards. Collect all 8 cards and you will earn a Buster Posey bobblehead at the end of the season! If you miss a game or practice, be sure to ask your coach or team parent if they can review what you missed so you can earn your baseball card.

Junior Giants Sweepstakes!
Every week you will have the chance to enter the Junior Giants Sweepstakes* and win cool Giants prizes! Along with your parents/guardians, check out your Junior Giants baseball card for instructions on how to enter the sweepstakes HERE. Enter each week for your chance to win a great prize!

*For full rules, please visit 

Golden Bobblehead!
10 lucky Junior Giants from across all the different Junior Giants leagues will find a golden bobblehead in their box and receive an invitation to AT&T Park to meet Buster Posey and enjoy a game!

✔Remember to mark off the bookmark on your magnet.


On Deck

On Deck Next Week

Get ready for Health Week! Track your healthy eating and exercise habits for one week on your Healthy Habits Poster. Return your tracking sheet to your coach to earn a Giants water bottle!


Week 2: Health »