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West Georgia Jackets and West Georgia Buzz


MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to be an organization that encourages hard work on and off the field. To instill good values and moral beliefs that will last a life time. To improve each players skill set and self esteem so that they may be confident in all things. Show our players the lessons they learn in baseball can and do relate to every day life as they they grow to be positive productive citizens of society as well as great husbands and fathers.

Its not where you start... but where you finish!

 

 

 

 

Spring JV Practice cancelled for Tuesday.

Game Thursday 8pm at Legion...pleare arrive at 7pm.

Wear the Vegas Jersey.

 

 
The West GA Jackets are looking for quality players to fill our 2014 Rosters.

The West GA Jackets are still looking for quality AAA players to fill our 2014 Rosters for 15U and 16U.

16U - OF and Pitching Needed

Please call Coach Newbern @ 678-755-3881 to RSVP or schedule a private work out!!!!

Email wgajackets@gmail.com

www.leaguelineup.com/wgajackets

Program Information:

The West Ga Jackets is a very diverse travelball program. We were established in 2009 with one team. To date we are now up to 7 teams with 12U,13U, 14U, 15u, 16U, 18U, and a College Summer Team. We are associated with Powder Springs Baseball and thus utilize their facilities.

Our program philosphy and focus has and always will be in developing players to succeed at the Next Level with a heavy emphasis on playing time. Since 2009 we have had over 100 college Scholarship offers with 25 players ultimately signing to play college baseball.

During this time our program has won over 11 Tourney Cahmpionships and more than 9 runner ups among the various age groups we offer.

All of our Head Coaches are Paid NON DAD coaches with playing experience.

Former Jackets doing their thing at the Next Level!!!

Dante Clay - Lane College

Tyler Swisher - Kentucky State University

The West Ga Jackets are off an running in the JV division of the Vision League for Spring 2014

Feeding the Homeless with MUST Ministries

The West GA Jackets were blessed wiht the opportunity to feed the homeless at MUST Ministries.

13U Runner Up - USSSA March 9th

 

Jackets 13U opened the 2014 Season with a Great 1st place Finish at GSA!!

 

 

Stephen Abernathy - Hillgrove HS 2014

Signed with Paine College!

Congratulations!!!

 

 

Eric Swenson – WGB Fall 2013 Scholar Athlete

In sports individual accomplishments and accolades are commonly mentioned and rarely go unnoticed. People in sports always seem to recognize a player’s skill set and how talented they are. But the reality is to make in this day and age you need much more than skills.

West Ga Baseball wants to recognize Eric Swenson for his exemplary academic achievements. Eric has maintained a 4.0 GPA since freshmen year at North Paulding High School. Eric's score of 1875 on his SAT represents the highest score to date in the history of our program. It means so much to us as a program to have a student athlete like Eric who is great person off the field and a scholar in the classroom.

We are proud of you Eric keep up the good work!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the WG Jackets 16U for bringing home the 1st Place trophy this past weekend at Lithia Springs HS.

 

2013 College Commitments
Corey Taylor - Volunteer State Community College
Colby Chattin - Georgia Highlands College
Calvin Moses - Hiawasse Community College
Jalon Alexander - Cahoma St. Community College
Martise Harris - East Ga CC

2013 NWGCL Homerun Derby

HR Champion Jo Jo Bonet

Corey Willig and Jo Jo Bonet "Going Yard"!!!

 

WGJ 18U at the Mizuno Florida State Championships

12U Jackets - Runner Up - USSSA Directors Cup

 

 

14U Jackets are the Champs at BPA in Cartersville

12U Jackets at the PSA Spring Blast!!!

Congratulations to the 14U Jackets - Runner Up in the TC Forsythe Slugfest!!!

 

 

Testimonials From our Players Families

 

"I just wanted to tell of my experience with the West Georgia Jackets. My son has been on several travel teams and none of them have ran as smooth nor has been as fair as the West Georgia Jackets. Coach Tyrone Newbern along with Coach Terry Swisher has been fair and upfront with everything they have told us about their program. My son and I are in complete agreement with the way the team determines who receives playing time in the elimination games. The coaches said from the very beginning that how you preformed in pool play would determine your playing time in the elimination games. From my recollection every player received playing time in pool play. The coaches would go back through the score book to make sure who did the best. With that said, the players got to decide their own playing time. You can’t get any fairer than that. That style of coaching should bring out the best in every player on the team. Any team a young man is on will sit you more if you do not perform."

"A player who steps up gets rewarded by getting “called up” to the 18u Jackets, and yes my son was one of them. These coaches would see the skill and determination of some players and let them know about it with positive reinforcement. Coach Newbern and coach Swisher gave these players the opportunity to go to Florida and show their skillset in front of scouts. Coaches like these guys will bring out the good and sometimes great in a player if that player wants it."

"These coaches have given my son a new found confidence that he is flourishing with."

"Thank you Coach Newbern and Coach Swisher!"

 

Sincerely....David Jacobs

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"Coach Newbern and Coaches,

Thanks for all you do, the time with the West Ga. Jackets truly has enriched our baseball experience. The West Ga. Jackets has provided my son the opportunities that he may not have had, opportunities to learn, grow, and compete. Thanks for letting us be a part of your family “West Ga. Jackets”."

Ricky Roberson

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"All three of my children have participated in the West GA Jacket’s program for a combination of six years. All of my children were at different levels in life, skills, academics, and personalities. Coach Newbern and Coach Swisher built relationships with each of my children. They understood their strengths and their weaknesses. Challenges did arise, but both coaches were opened minded and considerate when they needed to contact my husband or myself. These two men always had the best interest of my children in mind."

 

"These coaches gave my oldest son opportunities that high school coaches didn’t. They saw the natural talents and abilities he possessed, and strived on those talents. My son was offered four different baseball scholarships ranging anywhere from $1,000 to $8,000 a year. My oldest had a GPA of a 3.9 when he graduated from high school, so academic scholarships were offered as well. He would have never had these opportunities offered to him if it were not for the West GA Jacket program."

 

"My second child has a 4.0, a senior in high school whom is attending college; he is in the duel enrollment program. This child did not have natural skills in baseball, but he is a hard worker and determined to succeed. He worked hard and played with success. He has been offered academic scholarships. Both coaches have praised him for having such good grades. They have also expressed the importance of grades and SAT scores. Baseball doesn’t matter in college if you don’t have the grades.

 

"My third child is in middle school. He also has a 4.0. Again, the coaches have encouraged his success on and off the field. This player is extremely focus and pushes himself to be the best. He is very hard on himself. The coaches know this about him and push him to get the top ability out of him. I am very excited for what the future has in store for him as well."

 

"I am grateful that the staff of the West GA Jackets. They have integrity, know they are mentors and treat players fairly with high expectations."

Jennifer Swenson

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“WJG is more than a baseball team. Coach Tyrone Newbern, Coach Swisher and Coach Glenn Holley do more than prepare you for baseball they do prepare your young man for the next level.”

“Manager/Coach Newbern arranged tryouts and has traveled with us and help explain the offers our son received with each offer. He gives life skills, encouragement and support. He does follow up calls with player and parents. Coach Newbern is a man of his word and loves what he does and a man of God.

The 3 Rounds

Michael Round Sr., Theresa Rounds & Michael Rounds Jr.

 

 

 

 






As a member of the Powder Springs Youth Baseball Organization, a 501C Corporation, all donations to the West Ga Jackets are fully tax deductible!!!

 

Upcoming Games/Practices

Thursday,  Apr 17
JV - Spring
Arlington Christian @ Jackets Spring JV Team 8:00pm Legion Park
Saturday,  Apr 19
18U
West GA Jackets 18U PRACTICE 4:00pm Wild Horse
16U
West Ga Jackets 16U PRACTICE 4:00pm Wild Horse
West Ga Jackets 16U PRACTICE 4:00pm Wild Horse
13U
West Ga Jackets 13U @ Foundation A's - Dorrity 1:00pm Kiwania Park #8
West Ga Jackets 13U @ ABA 13U Braves 3:00pm Kiwania Park #8
Tuesday,  Apr 22
JV - Spring
Jackets Spring JV Team @ Cumberland 5:00pm Legion Park
Thursday,  Apr 24
JV - Spring
Jackets Spring JV Team @ Winston Knights 6:00pm Legion Park
Jackets Spring JV Team @ Heirway Christian 8:00pm Legion Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!



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