It is very easy to sign up for one of our World Series events.....
Go to our website at http://www.grandslamtournaments.com
Create your team account, pay your once annually sanction fee, register for the World Series you want to attend and you are on your way!
When determining what class you are in a particular age division with Grand Slam, we offer FOUR separate classes: ROOKIE, AMERICAN, NATIONAL & ELITE:
Keep in mind that classifying teams is VERY SUBJECTIVE and a very inexact science. Unfortunately there will always be "sand baggers" & "trophy hunters" in our world but we do the best we possibly can to make sure all teams are classed appropriately within the Grand Slam organization. Will we always get it right? Absolutely not! Again, it is very subjective and a lot of teams are what we call "tweener" teams; teams that can potentially dominate the American class one weekend and not even complete in the National class the next weekend. This is the gray area when it comes to classifying teams. We leave it up to our respective State Directors to place teams in the class they feel is best suited for that particular team. We reserve the right to move a team up or down prior to our World Series event or during the regular season based on their play in the Grand Slam sanctioned events. For teams who do not have the opportunity to play in our qualifying events, we place them in the class that is on an equal basis with other travel baseball organizations.
The “ROOKIE” class teams are start-up and rec ball type teams.
The "AMERICAN" class teams are teams that are average travel ball teams and not quite at the elite level of their age division.
The "NATIONAL" class teams are teams that are above average travel ball teams and compete on a higher level than the American class teams.
The “ELITE” class are teams that are the cream of the crop in their respective age division.
In our World Series events, we do our best to separate into TWO separate classes, Rookie & American and National & Elite. There are occasions where we have to combine all teams and when that is the case, we still award the highest finishing 3 Rookie/American teams and the highest finishing National/Elite teams. In other words, SIX teams in a combined bracket receive awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in both classes. World Series Session IV is an OPEN event!
All 8-U CP through 14-U teams that are based in GEORGIA, ALABAMA, NW FLORIDA PANHANDLE & MISSISSIPPI are required to play in FOUR total qualifying events which includes the 2018 Southeastern Championships or your particular State's "State Championship" event in order to participate in a Grand Slam World Series event. 15-U and up teams do not have to play in any qualifying events. Teams from ALL other states can register on a FIRST COME BASIS as there are NO qualification procedures.
Certain States like SW Texas, West Tennessee and NW Kentucky may have Grand Slam events in 2018 and thus teams from these areas may have to qualify, stay tuned!
We urge you to sign up for your World Series event NOW as they sell out well in advance. World Series Session I and Session III were sold out by late February, early March in 2017. Session II Sold out shortly thereafter. If you are required to play in qualifying events, you can sign up for these later.....DO NOT WAIT as you could get shut out of the week you want to play!