Baseball Canada

Grand Slam

Grand Slam is a program focused on skills development using a sticker album to track progress based on experiences with the game of baseball.

To request additional information or hard copies of program material contact your provincial association.

 

Grand Slam Information

Grand Slam Program – Brochure
Coaches Manual

Introduction

Objectives of the Program
The Coach’s Crucial Role
The Sticker Album as part of the Grand Slam Program
The Structure of the Manual
The Importance of Adapting the Practice to your level of Participation
Pictograms
Sequences of Practices
Long Term Athlete Development Program
LTAD Recommendations
Ten Factors of the LTAD

Practice Plans

Practice Plan 1
Practice Plan 2
Practice Plan 3
Practice Plan 4
Practice Plan 5
Practice Plan 6
Practice Plan 7
Practice Plan 8
Practice Plan 9
Practice Plan 10

Appendixes

Pre-game Preparations
Rotation Sheet for Grand Slam Games
“Vision” sheet for “Dominant Eye’s” Exercise
Defensive situations moves
Description of Pre-game Activities
Settings (sample season structure)

 



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