U9 GRAND SLAM - 2022 Season (born 2014 and 2015)
Online Registration Opens February 15, 2023 and closes March 31, 2023: RRVB Online Central Registration
- Every player will be required to create an account
- select Springfield as your community club
Payment options: online credit card, etransfer **must have pre-registered online**
Age Advancing: follow the instructions on the RRV website. Parents, you must initially register your child in their age appropriate category. Then complete the RRVB online Age Advancement form
Special Requests: be sure to communicate requests for team assignments during registration. Requests cannot be guaranteed after registration has closed
Nights of Play: Tuesday and Thursday-Playing season starts the beginning of May (weather permitting) and plays through to the end of June.
Home Diamond: Dugald Community Club
Coach Volunteers: must register through the RRV online portal http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/coachesreg
Many volunteers are needed to organize and manage a Grand Slam team. Parents interested in coaching will also need to register off the RRV site.
GRAND SLAM is for boys and girls age 8 or 9. Grand Slam ball is a fun league designed and sanctioned by Baseball Canada for the development of skill in preparation for U11 ball. In Grand Slam, pitching is done either with a pitching machine or with coaches pitching. No score is kept and all players bat every inning. Coaches are encouraged to be on the field to instruct (not physically aid) players. Grand Slam is a really fun level and does not require players to have played Rally Cap previously. It's a great introduction to Baseball.
Some players that have played Rally Cap from a young age appear to be ready for Grand Slam ball at the age of 7 (born in 2014). Age advancement is permitted and will require parents to complete the online form as noted above. Parents, please be sure communicate requests for car pooling, coaches, players, siblings to be on the same team when registering. We will try to accommodate requests as best as possible. Springfield teams will be scheduled to play other RRVB community clubs so some travel will be required to Gateway, Victoria Jason (Transcona), East St. Paul and East Selkirk diamonds. The Grand Slam Jamboree is A fun weekend event in May organized by the league at the Gateway Rec Centre and is part of the regular league schedule.
For players that are 9 yrs old and demonstrate some skill, age advancing to U11 may be a consideration. Parents, please complete the separate online form at the same time as registration for this assessment to be done. Requests AFTER registration will not be accommodated.
Springfield Hawks Grand Slam Uniform & Equipment
Player to supply: glove, batting helmet, long pants such as sweats, jeans or gray baseball pants, running shoes or baseball cleats (cleats are not a requirement for this level)
SMBA will supply: Hawks cap for player to keep, bats and catchers equipment
League will supply: team jerseys