Parkland Grand Slam Program
Grand Slam is the official 9U program for Baseball Manitoba and Tim Horton's is a sponsor of the Program. Tim Horton's provides players uniform tops and medals.This Baseball Canada Program is designed to develop skills in our young players by reducing team sizes and encouraging touches of the baseball through practice and game situations.
The Grand Slam Program is designed to promote physical development of children through the game of baseball. The program helps develop physical literacy by using a modified game to teach the basic baseball skills to children and ensure success. The program is designed for children of eight and nine and consists of four categories of activity fit into two seasons. .
Grand Slam Goals
1. Create a healthy environment in which children of various levels of ability find pleasure in learning baseball
2. Initiate or pursue the development of basic baseball skills and strategies for players
3. Teach and develop sportsmanship in a context of healthy competition
4. Develop and promote self-esteem in children
There are no hard and fast rules for Grand Slam. Baseball Canada has put forth guidelines; teams of 6, all players in the infield, all players bat each inning, no walks or strikeouts, etc. Typical game days could include a 15-30 minute practice and then a game with another team afterward. 60-90 minutes total. Baseball Manitoba can also provide stickers and sticker books for players depicting famous Canadian baseball players - awarded for successfully completing categories, within Grand Slam.
To register for Grand Slam in your area, contact your local baseball association.