Jr. Lions Mission & Vision

Welcome to the Jr. Lions Baseball website.  Jr. Lions Baseball is a not for profit organization that is a travel feeder baseball program for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys looking to develop baseball skills and character to prepare them for high school.  Although Jr. Lions Baseball is not run through Saint Viator High School or its athletic department, the program leverages the Saint Viator coaching staff, facility, alumni and parent network to incorporate a baseball system that teach kids the proper fundamentals to compete at the highest level.  Please find more information below including the vision/mission.


Our vision is to focus on total player development and prepare athletes to play at the high school level by leveraging coaching, facilities, and system developed by the St. Viator HS Baseball Program

  • St. Viator Baseball accomplishments include 2017 Class 3A State Champions, 2016 Class 3A 4th Place Finish, Regional Champs 6 out of last 8 years


Our mission is to develop baseball skills, character, and community of St. Viator families that enable players to reach their fullest potential both on and off the field.  Lions Baseball values include:

  • Family, church and school are more important than baseball
  • The right combination of training, coaching, and competing builds character traits to prepare players for high school and beyond
  • Team accomplishments are greater than individual accomplishments.
  • Commitment to developing baseball skills, situational awareness, emotional intelligence, and respect for coaches, opponents, and umpires
  • Academic excellence is a fundamental component of individual success
  • Integrating Christian principles emphasizing responsibility to our community


Please e-mail:

     • Mike Manno ‘94 Head Varsity Baseball Coach at mmanno@saintviator.com or 847-204-8863

     • Ross Lund ’95 President Jr. Lions Baseball at lundrj7@gmail.com or 847-612-1124

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