General Information

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 incentives, which are baseball stickers depicting famous Canadian baseball players are awarded for successfully completing categories.

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

Example Resources

Coaches Manual

Practice Plan 1

Grand Slam Sticker Booklet

To register contact your provincial association

Additional Information

 

MLB Canadians

Nick Pivetta

Current MLB Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Hometown: Victoria, BC

Umpire of the Week

Week of July 17, 2017

Skyler (MB)

Shaped by our Game

Baseball Canada is pleased to introduce Shaped by Our Game, a new initiative on baseball.ca that will profile people who have used our sport to achieve success later in life. Baseball is a sport that provides great life lessons and teaches skills that are applicable for future success in life whether on the baseball field or not.

 Dominic Therrien

 Isabelle Higgins

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.