Coaches & Team Parents
At Bat This Week
- Collect your EDUCATION Word of the Week pack.
- Introduce Education Week by reviewing the Round the Bases Reading Program.
- Encourage players to read all summer long and earn prizes along the way!
- Have players track the books they read on their Reading Scorecard.
- As a bonus, encourage players to read to younger family members or friends to include them in the fun!
READING LEVELS & PRIZES
- 1st BASE | Read the Player & Parent Handbook receive a Giants bookmark.
- 2nd BASE | Read for 240 minutes to receive a Giants folder.
- 3rd BASE | Read for 480 minutes to receive a Giants pencil and pencil case.
- HOME RUN! | Read for 720 minutes to receive a Giants notebook.
If your ENTIRE TEAM reaches the Home Run level, the team is eligible to attend the Junior Giants Festival at AT&T Park!
(Please note that T-ball teams will receive a backpack instead of an invitation to the Festival.)
Word of the Week Talk
- Begin a discussion about education by asking the players the following questions:
- Define education: learning more about the world through school, books or other activities
- Do you have a favorite book that you read with your family? What book is it?
- What is your favorite part about going to school?
- Why is going to school important?
- What are your favorite books/stories? Favorite authors?
- What is your favorite subject in school?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Can you name one memorable teacher you have had? What made them so great?
- Where would you like to go to college? What would you want to learn in college?
- What kind of job do you see yourself having when you're older?
End of Practice
- Pass out the Education Baseball Card to all players and remind them to enter the answer to this week's trivia question on gojrgiants.org!
- Have players show their Reading Scorecards and pass out rewards accordingly.
- Continue to encourage reading by showing players the other rewards they can earn.
- Take a photo of your team with books or their reading rewards and post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #jrgiants.
Items to Track in SIPLAY This Week:
- Education Card
- Reading Rewards Earned
On Deck Next Week:
- Encourage your players to come up with a Junior Giants cheer that you can use all season long. Take an extra step by recording the cheer and posting on social media next week!
Parents & Players
At Bat This Week
Turn in your Round the Bases Scorecard to earn your next reading prize! Make your way to home plate and see how much you can read this summer! Use the inserted scorecard to track your reading levels.
As a bonus, read to younger family members or friends to include them in the fun!
ROUND THE BASES READING PROGRAM
Reading Levels & Prizes
FIRST BASE: Read the Player & Parent Handbook to receive a Giants bookmark.
SECOND BASE: Read for 240 minutes to receive a Giants folder.
THIRD BASE: Read for 480 minutes to receive a Giants pencil and pencil case.
HOME RUN: Read for 720 minutes to receive a Giants notebook.
If your ENTIRE team reaches the Home Run level, you are eligible to attend the Junior Giants Festival!
(Please note that T-ball teams will receive a backpack instead of an invitation to the festival.)
RETURN YOUR SCORECARD TO YOUR COACH BY JULY 16.
HARMON AND SUE BURNS SCHOLARSHIP
The Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship program is named in honor of the late Giants owners Harmon and Sue Burns. Both Harmon and Sue were generous supporters of the Giants Community Fund and Sue was a highly dedicated member of the Education Committee and the Board of Directors.
ENTERING 8TH GRADE?
If so, you're eligible to apply! Each year, 10 Harmon and Sue Burns Scholars are selected to receive special support during high school and a $5,000 scholarship after graduation. You don't have to be an A+ student to be a Harmon and Sue Burns Scholar. Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership, character, academic potential and Junior Giants involvement. Harmon and Sue Burns Scholars are honored at an on-field ceremony at AT&T Park and receive a personalized jersey when they graduate from high school. More Information.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 16th
Special thanks to the Burns Family Foundation who generously underwrites the cost of the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship Program each year and to Franklin Templeton Investments for their donation to support the Road the College Workshop and Education Day.