The Club is committed to improving the quality of youth baseball and softball in Detroit and throughout Michigan. The Detroit Tigers Foundation aims to support all youth wishing to participate in baseball and softball by making every effort to reduce and/or eliminate the barriers associated with playing the game. By doing this we hope to ensure that every athlete has a positive and informative experience at all events.
Youth Sports Programs
Learn & Improve
The Detroit Tigers will host three Youth Baseball Indoor Skills Camps this winter in an effort to continue youth baseball training through the offseason. Each camp will focus on hitting and will be held in a different Metro-Detroit location. Proceeds from each camp benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation. Click below to learn more and register.
The Play Ball Detroit program inspires thousands of children in neighborhoods across the city of Detroit to dream big through the power of Tigers baseball each year. Through a thoughtful mix of free to low-cost programming as well as hyper-local solutions, Play Ball Detroit is providing necessary resources to grow the game throughout the city.
Team Tigers is a rewards program for youth baseball and softball teams, organizations or leagues. By joining, your team will receive an official welcome kit which includes a Team Tigers banner, a branded item, welcome letter, 15 tickets to a pre-determined Tigers game and exclusive experiences for players and coaches.
The Detroit Tigers Fun At Bat Summer Tour, presented by Bally Sports Detroit, is a series of five free interactive clinics taking place this summer across Detroit for children aged 6-12 years old.
The Detroit Tigers are committed to bringing baseball and softball to youth across the state of Michigan, with a focus in the Metro Detroit area. The Detroit Tigers Foundation hosts 16 Tigers Summer Baseball/Softball Camps from June through August. More than 1,000 boys and girls ages 6-14 participated in 2023.
PLAY BALL Weekend is a league-wide MLB initiative that introduces youth to the game of baseball and softball! In partnership with MLB, USA Baseball and USA softball, the Detroit Tigers will be hosting a PLAY BALL clinic to encourage kids to get out and get active. PLAY BALL events not only teach youth baseball/softball fundamentals but they also demonstrate the positive impact the game can provide.
The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball launched a baseball-themed, online education program called Summer Slugger. This interactive course makes learning fun during vacation months. Due to the shift in education as a result of COVID-19, the curriculum is available for individuals, students, schools and community organizations at no cost. To sign up, use code "tigers" at summerslugger.com/tigers today!
Proper equipment is critical to playing baseball and softball. Gloves For Kids is an important component in growing the game throughout the Detroit Tigers market by providing youth with the proper equipment to not only learn the game but also develop their skills.