Welcome to Jason Thompson Baseball
Owned and operated by former Detroit
Tiger & 3 Time MLB ALL STAR
Fall Hours, September-December: Monday-Thursday 4-9pm, Saturday 11-4pm, Closed Friday and Sunday
Former Washington Nationals and current Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) pitching coach Steve McCatty will be available for lessons until Spring Training!
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.
lessons & rentals
Private lessons Packages
30 Minutes - Lesson packages include a swing analysis on the first and last lesson. Upgrade any lesson to HitTrax for $20.
one coach - 1 hour, Upgrade any team lesson to HitTrax for $40.
One Coach, multiple players - 1 Hour or 30 Minutes.
Winter peak hour pricing will be in effect during January, February, and March, Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm and Saturday Morning. Call for availability
Immediate Feedback, Real-Time Stats, and Game Changing Data Along with pitch speed and location, HitTrax accurately measures the exit velocity and trajectory of the batted ball while calculating the realistic outcome. View the hit live as if you are playing in your favorite stadium, and now know if that hard line drive reached the seats!
* HitTrax will be utilized during lessons to give players in depth video analysis along with an interactive report of the lesson.
* HitTrax Hitting Leagues offer players an opportunity to showcase their swing in a fun, competitive environment.
* HitTrax cage rentals is a great way to enhance any batting practice session.
*HitTrax birthday parties is a fun way to celebrate a special day with friends and family.
Off Season Camps and Programs
* Strength and Hitting Program
* Velocity Improvement Program
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 the teams will compete in four weekends of doubleheaders. There will be four age divisions for the 2017 season: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-16. Each team will be supplied with weekly practice times at JTB which will include use of HitTrax for fun and competitive hitting games! Registration can be individual or full team.
* Dates: 8 games beginning August 19/20 ending September 16/17 weekend
* Game Times: 9am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm
* Location: Auburn Hills area
* Age Divisions: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16
* 11-12 division will play on Saturdays, all other divisions will play on Sundays
* Every team will receive weekly batting practice and an indoor HitTrax Hitting League at JTB.
The 2017 Summer Camp will be held in July at Chrysler Field located at the Chrysler Fiat Headquarters in Auburn Hills. This all around skills camp will include development on all aspects of the game including live on field games as well as HitTrax for fun and competitive hitting games. Through the four days 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.
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.
We are currently looking to add qualified teams and coaches for the 2018 season. Please contact Matt or Jason if you are interested.
2018 Tryouts will be held in late July and early August. Dates and times will be announced shortly.
U11, U12, U13, U15, U16, U17/18
If you are interested in attending a tryout please send an email to JTB to register.
JTB Strength and Speed
National Academy of Sports Medicine certified
Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist
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.
One Session – $70
Month Package (twice a week) – $500
(up to 4 athletes) – hour
One session – $110
Packages available for multiple sessions
(5 or more athletes) – hour
One session – $150
Packages available for
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.
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.
Is a former major league pitcher and Washington Nationals MLB pitching coach. He is the currently the pitching coach of the Chicago White Sox Triple A affiliate Charlotte Knights . In 1981 with the Oakland A’s he finished second in the American League Cy Young Award voting.
Is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and has earned advanced certifications including performance enhancement and corrective exercise, and fitness nutrition. After his college playing career, Matt began instructing players in all aspects of the game and is currently the Director of Operations at JTB. He also has several years of international coaching experience instructing aspiring players throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
After a stellar college career at Oakland University, he spent five seasons pitching in the Washington Nationals organization. He is currently the manager of the Westside Woolly Mammoths in the United Shore Professional Baseball League. Shane is the son of the former Washington Nationals MLB pitching coach Steve McCatty.