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Owned and operated by former Detroit
Tiger & 3 Time MLB ALL STAR

Save on your batting cage rentals!

From January 1 - March 15, you can get 4 hours of cage time for only $100. Jugs pitching machine available upon request. Rental times subject to availability and must be used by March 15. Cage Special applies to individuals only.

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February Progressive Camps

4 Week Hitting Camp

Price: $120 per camp

Sunday Dates: Sundays – February 7, 14, 21, 28

Sunday Times: 11am-12pm ages 7-12, 12:30pm-1:30pm ages 13-17

4 Week Fielding and Footwork Camp

Price: $120

Date: Sundays – February 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 2pm – 3pm All Ages

College Hitting Clinic

University of Toledo and Eastern Michigan University

Price: $100

JTB presents a college hitting clinic featuring the University of Toledo assistant coach Ryan Chipka and Eastern Michigan University assistant coach Mike Frank. This clinic is intended for players to gain exposure to these college programs as well as the quality instruction necessary to reach the next level.

Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 3-5pm
Ages: 13-18

Call 248-853-2255 or email jtbaseball@sbcglobal.net to register


Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Progressive Camps will be held on Sundays until end of April

There are still plenty of great lesson times available!


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Born in 1954, in Hollywood, California, Jason was a standout player at Cal-State Northridge. He was selected in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers and began his Major League baseball career on April 23, 1976. Jason along with fellow rookie Mark “The Bird” Fidrych made an instant impact. Jason was selected to the All-Star team three times; first with Detroit in 1977 and again in 1978. It was during this time with the Detroit Tigers that Jason earned his nickname, "Roof Top" due to his ability to hit balls over the towering right field roof of Tiger Stadium.

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lessons & rentals

Private lessons Packages

30 Minutes


Team lessons

two coaches - (1 Hour)

2 cages
3 cages

Group lessons

One Coach, multiple players - (1 Hour)

2-4 players
5+ players

Cage rental

1 cage - 1/2 hr
1 cage - 1 hr
2 cages - 1 hr
3 cages - 1 hr
full facility

Video analysis


Per hour

Fall Baseball League

Summer’s over but not ready to stop playing baseball? Join the JTB Fall Baseball League! This is a great way to extend the baseball season into the fall months.

This highly competitive league is based out of Auburn Hills and runs from mid August until mid October. There will be five age divisions for the 2015 season: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and NEW 17-18. Registration can be individual, partial team, or full team. Please click the “See Details” link below to view the current season.

Summer Camps

These are all around skills camps and are intended for all ages and ability levels. Through the five days and twenty hours worth of instruction, players will have the opportunity to work with very knowledgeable instructors who will speed up a player’s development and get them ready to move on to the next level. Summer Camps will be held during July. Please click the “See Details” link below to view information for the current season.

Progressive Camps

Progressive Camps

Progressive Camps are month long camps held each Sunday offered from November until May. These camps will allow players of all skill levels to get quality instruction and the repetitions necessary to develop their skills during the off season. Hitting and Fielding camps are available on each date. Please click the “See Details” link below to view the current camp dates and times.

Travel Teams

The JTB Tigers are a competitive youth travel team organization that emphasizes player development, sportsmanship, and the love of the game. Each player will be exposed to top-notch competition during the season as well as an extensive off-season training program that includes individual and team skill training sessions and conditioning program.

For the 2016 season the Tigers will compete in the following age divisions: U10, U11, U13, U14, U15, U17, U18

College Videos

Recruitment videos are an essential step for every high school player looking to continue their baseball career in college. Each player will maximize exposure to college coaches with an organized and high quality video that includes only what coaches want to see. Please contact us for further information.

JTB Strength and Speed


Matt Thompson

National Academy of Sports Medicine certified
Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Programs offered

Strength and conditioning and speed and agility.

All programs are designed to be advanced or scaled back to fit the age and ability of each individual athlete. Programs are instructed on an individual, small group, and full team basis. Sessions are scheduled by appointment. Please contact Matt with any questions or if you would like to schedule a session.


Individual sessions

45 minutes

One session – $60

Package of five – $270

Package of eight – $420

Small group

(up to 4 athletes) – hour

One session – $110

Packages available for multiple sessions

Full Team

(5 or more athletes) – hour

One session – $125

Packages available for
multiple sessions

Our Instructors

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Is a former major league first baseman and a three time all star over his ten-year career. He quickly became known for his slick fielding and power hitting, earning the nickname “Roof Top” in 1977 when he hit two towering homeruns over the right field roof of old Tiger Stadium.

Don Kirkwood

Don Kirkwood

Is a former major league pitcher. During his rookie year of 1974 with the California Angels he learned the tricks of the trade from his locker mate Nolan Ryan.

Steve McCatty

Steve McCatty

Is a former major league pitcher and Washington Nationals MLB pitching coach. In 1981 with the Oakland A’s he finished second in the American League Cy Young Award voting.

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Is a certified personal trainer and has earned advanced certifications including sports performance enhancement and corrective exercise training. He also has several years of international coaching experience instructing aspiring players throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Shane McCatty

Shane McCatty

After a stellar college career at Oakland University, he spent five seasons pitching in the Washington Nationals organization. Shane is the son of Washington Nationals MLB pitching coach Steve McCatty.

Booking / Contact

2740 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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