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

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Partners

Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team joined the AL as an expansion team in 1977. Since July 1999, the Mariners' home ballpark has been Safeco Field, located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. SoDo means "South of Downtown."

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MLB British Columbians

Michael Saunders

Current MLB Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Hometown: Victoria, BC

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.