2022 GRAND SLAM USA FALL LEAGUE & CLINIC REGISTRATION
Grand Slam USA is organizing its 25th annual Fall Baseball League along with our high school fall skills clinics. This league is for 9th through 12th graders who want to get extremely vital repetitions in the fall and experience game situations.
8 scheduled games on Sundays at noon, with a potential to play 11 games with playoffs.
Each team will play at least 6 games (rainouts), and 8 official games are scheduled (7 regular seasons and one playoff game).
9 inning game or 2-hour and 15-minute time MINIMUM.
156 Registrations will be accepted – all registrations after the limit will be put on a 16 player waiting list
1 qualified Head Coach and 2 IHSAA Certified Umpires for each game
Up to 2 practices per week
Every player will be in the batting order every game and open substitution on defense
All games will be played at High School or Senior League fields throughout the Des Moines Metro Area
IMPORTANT LEAGUE DATES
REGISTRATION OPENS REGISTRATION CLOSES EVALUATION CAMP SELECT TEAM RELEASED
May 2nd July 15th August 7th August 12th
TEAMS RELEASED THE FIRST GAMES PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP
August 8th August 14th October 2nd October 16th
EVALUATION CAMP INFORMATION
Our Evaluation Camp is formatted very similarly to the showcase format. Players will be tested on foot speed, arm strength, bat speed, lateral quickness, and defensive skills. For pitchers and catchers, we also have each of them throw and catch bullpens. For pitchers, we will be charting their velocity, how well they pitch around the zone, and how well they throw their off-speed pitches. For catchers, we will be evaluating how well they receive the pitch, how well they block balls in the dirt, and how well they work with pitchers. Data gathered at this Camp will be sent directly to the following schools if certain criteria are met. Each of them sets its criteria.
NCAA DI NAIA NCAA DII NCAA DIII JUCO
Bradley, Butler, Dallas Baptist, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota State, and Western Illinois. Graceland, Grand View, Mount Mercy, St. Ambrose, William Penn, and Northwestern College Upper Iowa and Maryville (MO) Coe, Cornell, Simpson, Wartburg, Central, and Loras Century (MN), DMACC, Ellsworth, Heartland (IL), Iowa Central, Johnson County (KS), Kirkwood, Marshalltown, NIACC, Southeastern, and SWCC
SELECT TEAM INFORMATION
For the fifth year in a row, we will be putting together a Grand Slam Select Team. We have a lot of success getting players regional exposure. We will only be putting together one team again this year. To play on the Select Team, you also have to be a participant in the Fall League. No exceptions will be made. To play on this team, you also MUST attend the Evaluation Camp. The team will be selected by the Grand Slam coaching staff and will consist of 16 players from each of our Fall League teams. We will compete in three out-of-town tournaments.
Our high school clinics are designed for everyone. They meet 8 weeks throughout the fall and are designed to help players get more repetitions and receive quality instruction. Each week, we will focus on something different to assist in skill development. This year our focus on these clinics will also be providing a competitive environment that will assist in accelerating skill development. The Infield/Outfield Clinic is limited to 10 players, the Pitching/Catching Clinic is limited to 20 players, and the hitting clinic is limited to 25 players. Also, each player signed up for the Fall League has the opportunity to sign up for our High School Plyo Throwing Clinics at a discounted rate!
2022 GRAND SLAM USA REGISTRATION
CLINIC DATES & TIMES
No clinics on Labor Day Week (September 5th, 6th, and 7th)
Infield/Outfield Monday | 4:30-5:30pm | @ Walnut Creek LL #7
August 15, 22, 29 September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10
Pitchers/Catchers Tuesday| 4:30-5:30pm | @ Grand Slam USA
August 16, 23, 30 September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11
Hitting Wednesday| 4:30-5:30pm | @ Grand Slam USA
August 17, 24, 31 September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12