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



Spring/Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9pm, Saturday 11-4pm, Closed Friday and Sunday 





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Batting Cage Rentals

Cage Rental Special

Price: $120

Get 4 hours of cage time for only $120.

*All reservations must be made in advance.

*Pitching machine available upon request.

*Upgrade any cage rental to include HitTrax. Contact Jason or Matt for details.

Please contact JTB with any questions and to reserve your time.


June Hitting Camp

4 Week Hitting Camp

Price: 120

This camp will cover the fundamentals of hitting and is intended for players to recieve quality instruction and the reps necessary to gain confidence in their hitting approach for their upcoming games.

Includes HitTrax Video Analysis for all Players

Date: Monday, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 6-7pm

Head Instructor: Jason Thompson

This camp can be prorated prior to be beginning of the month to accommodate players game and practice schedule.

Walk-Ins welcome $35 per day


Open Hitting

Open Hitting Featuring HitTrax

Price: $20

Open Hitting is a great opportunity for players to get tons of extra swings in preparation for the upcoming season! Players will have full access to the facility which includes HitTrax for fun and competitive hitting games.

Open Hitting Schedule:

Every Tuesday and Saturday in June


Tuesday – 5-8pm

Saturday – noon-3pm

Drop-Ins Welcome


2017 Summer Baseball Camp

Summer Camp at Chrysler Field

Price: 195

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.

Date: July 17-20

Time: 9am-1pm daily

Location: Chrysler Field, 1 Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, MI

Ages: 8-14

Head Instructors: Jason Thompson, Matt Thompson, and Shane McCatty


HitTrax Hitting League

U10, U12, and U14 Hitting Leagues

Price: $75 per player

This indoor hitting league will feature the HitTrax gaming module which will allow players to compete against other teams in a fun and competitive environment.

*3 players per team

*4 week season with each team playing 2 games on Tuesday evenings.

*6 inning games limited to 25 minutes per game

*Playoff and Championship on the 4th week followed by a homerun derby.

Dates: Tuesdays – June 6, 13, 20, 27

Hitting League Video

Please contact us for further information and to register your team.


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


Spring/Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9pm, Saturday 11-4pm, Closed Friday and Sunday

Congratulations to Shane McCatty on being named the new manager of USPBL Westside Woolly Mammoths! Shane will be available all winter for lessons.     Link to Detroit Free Press Article


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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 - Lesson packages include a swing analysis on the first and last lesson. Upgrade any lesson to HitTrax for $20.

1 Lesson
6 Lessons
9 Lessons

Team lessons

one coach - 1 hour, Upgrade any team lesson to HitTrax for $40.

2 cages
$150 w HitTrax
3 cages

Group lessons

One Coach, multiple players - 1 Hour

2 players
3 players
4 players

Cage rental

With a pitching machine add $5 per rental. Upgrade any rental to HitTrax for $40.

1 cage - 1/2 hr
$25, $40 w HitTrax
1 cage - 1 hr
$40, $70 w HitTrax
2 cages - 1 hr
$75, $100 w HitTrax
3 cages - 1 hr
full facility

Video analysis


Please contact us for details


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.

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 will be held on Sundays while Pitching camps will be on Saturdays. Please click the “See Details” link below to view the current camp dates and times.

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.

Field Locations:

9-10 Division
Auburn Hills Civic Center – 1827 N Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills

11-12 Division
Chrysler Field – 1 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills
Lake Orion Civic Center – 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion

13-14 Division
Chrysler Field – 1 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills
Lake Orion Civic Center – 1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion

15-16 Division
Oakland Christian School – 3075 Shimmons Rd, Auburn Hills

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.

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.

Tryout Dates

Sunday, August 14 – Royal Oak High School

U16 – 10am
Head Coach – Greg Porter (Royal Oak High School Varsity Head Coach)

If you are interested in attending a tryout please send an email to JTB to register.

We are currently looking to add qualified teams and coaches for the 2017 season. Please contact Matt or Jason if you are interested.

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 – $275

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. 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.

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

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.

Shane McCatty

Shane McCatty

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.

Booking / Contact

2740 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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