U9 GRAND SLAM - 2019 Season (born 2010 and 2011)
Online Registration Opens February 22, 2019: RRVB Online Central Registration (http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/playerreg)
- If you are new to baseball, create your member account with Red River Valley Baseball (hint: Member Login button is underneath the baseball graphic on the left hand side of the home page)
- If you already have an account from 2018, login to your account to register
- select Springfield Minor Baseball as your community club
Payment options: online credit card, in-person March 4/19 at OBCC for cash or cheque or e-transfer
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
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 should reference the RRVB Coaches Den webpage for details on clinics and requirements you will need for 2019 season.
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 Mosquito 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 2012). 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 Mosquito 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 Braves 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: Braves cap for player to keep, bats and catchers equipment
League will supply: Tim Hortons sponsored team jerseys