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Grand Slam

Ages 9 & Under

OVERVIEW

In Grand Slam ball, players are divided into teams with a maximum roster of 6-7 players. There are no outfielders. The focus is on teaching throwing, hitting, base running and infield play.   Games incorporate most of the rules of baseball, but the purpose is instructional and non-competitive.  Game scores are not kept or recorded.  A Louisville spring-loaded pitching machine that throws soft “Incrediballs” is used and coaches stand in the field during play to coach defensive players during game play.

SCHEDULE & PLAYING SEASON

The baseball season begins in early May, weather permitting. Grand Slam plays two scheduled games per week, at fields throughout Charleswood, Tuxedo and River Heights. Teams are encouraged to practice weekly, in addition to the two games.  Games are held on Monday, Wednesday and/or Sunday evenings, but it does rain in May and June, and coaches try hard to schedule make-up games for those that are rained out.  So, some weeks you may play three games, or on unusual nights.  Games begin at 6:30 p.m., but coaches usually may want players to arrive early for a pre-game warm-up.  Typically, Grand Slam games are finished by around 8:00 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fee:  $145.00. *
  • Players are not divided by skill levels. Games incorporate most of the rules of baseball but use a pitching machine for safety and to help players learn to hit.
  • All players keep their ball cap and their jersey at the end of the season.
  • Equipment required: baseball glove and water bottle. CMBA provides helmets and bats if needed, however it is preferable for each athlete to provide their own.  GRAY baseball pants are preferred but not required. Athletic supporters are recommended at older ages but are optional at the Grand Slam level.
  • If you are purchasing a bat, the length should reach from the middle of the chest to the end of fingertips.  The weight should be able to be supported by a fully extended arm to the side of the body (perpendicular to the body) for at least 10 seconds without dropping it.

REGISTRATION

Please contact info@charleswoodbaseball.com for more information.

Click here for the 2017 Registration Form

CMBA POLICIES

* CMBA Registration Fees include the per-player fees charged by WSMBA, Baseball Manitoba, Baseball Canada, and the City of Winnipeg. With the remainder, CMBA pays for team equipment, jerseys, caps, and field maintenance.  Grand Slam players pay higher fees than Rally Caps because they have more expensive team equipment, their playing fields require more frequent maintenance.