Grand Slam Sports Tournaments

CELEBRATING OUR 19th ANNIVERSARY

THE 2023 GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL SESSION IV

JULY 24-30, 2023


PANAMA CITY BEACH PUBLIX SPORTS PARK, GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE, LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

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FRANK BROWN SPORTS COMPLEX, 16200 PCB Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida




World Series Session IV Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 23, 2023


8:00-9:00 AM:  Coaches Meetings for 7U, 8U, 9U & 10U teams @ Rockit Lanes, Richard Jackson Blvd., PC Beach, FL.

9:00-10:00 AM:  Coaches Meetings for 11U, 12U, 13U & 14U teams @ Rockit Lanes, Richard Jackson Blvd., PC Beach, FL.

10:00-11:00 AM:  Coaches Meetings for 15U, 16U & 17/18U teams @ Rockit Lanes, Richard Jackson Blvd., PC Beach, FL.

2:00 PM:  Opening Ceremonies Team Parade Line-Up in the parking lot behind The Grand Theater @ Pier Park

3:30 PM:  Opening Ceremonies Parade presented by Visit Panama City Beach at Pier Park



5:00-7:00 PM:  Pin Trading presented by The Trading Pin Zone at Rockit Lanes on Richard Jackson Blvd., PC Beach, FL.

     


**** SKILLS COMPETITIONS will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at TBA park on TBA fields.  Teams will sign up for specific times at the Coaches meetings.  Skills competition instructions are posted under the DOCUMENTS tab on the event home page.  This is subject to change depending on number of teams entered in the event.


HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL EVENT.....

1.  When does the tournament start and end?  Coaches meetings, Opening Ceremonies Parades, Pin Trading and more starts on Sunday morning July 23.  Each team will play a Pool play doubleheader on either Monday or Tuesday, July 24 or 25 with the day you don't play as your designated day off.  Double Elimination bracket play starts on Wednesday, July 26, no team is eliminated prior to Thursday, July 27 and Championship games are set for Saturday, July 29.  Sunday, July 30 is the rain date.
2.  Is the event a Stay to Play tournament?  NO, you can stay wherever you like.  We do strongly encourage you to reach out to one of our host properties to get the best rates and top notch customer service!  These properties are listed under LODGING on the event page you are signed up for.
3.  Will you have a team and individual skills competitions?  YES!  We will offer three individual competitions (HR Derby, Golden Arm & Roadrunner) as well as one team competition (Around the Horn).  See Skills under the Documents tab.
4.  When are the entry fee and team gate fees due?  Your team entry fee of $950.00 is due by June 1, 2023 or whenever the event sells out.   Your team gate fee of $850.00 is not due until the day before the event at the coaches meetings and cannot be paid prior to this.  CASH or CARD ONLY for the Gate Fee Payment, NO CHECKS please, NO exceptions due to the large number of bounced checks received in the past!
5.  Will age divisions be separated into classes?  World Series Session IV is an open event.  14U age division is OPEN in all WS events.
6.  Do we have to qualify to play in this event?  Depends!  If you team is based out of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Tennessee (Chattanooga area), Florida Panhandle, *Northern Kentucky/Southern Indiana (Louisville area) and ** possibly the Houston Texas area (we will make this determination by January 1, 2023).....you must play in any FIVE Sanctioned Grand Slam events.  EVERY event listed under Events on this website is considered a qualifier.  If your team is based in any State other than the aforementioned, you do NOT have to qualify and can sign up on a first come basis. ** Northern Kentucky/Southern Indiana teams can play in the Charlestown, Indiana events listed on our website. *** Louisiana teams have to play in 3-total events.  ONLY 2-Fall events count towards your 5 required events.  One of your events must also be your State's Spring Championship.
7.  Do you supply baseballs?  YES, we supply two new Mizuno NFHS sanctioned baseballs per game.
8.  Will you have official World Series merchandise for sale and/or pre-order?  YES!  Pre-Order Forms will be available under the documents tab on the WS I Event home page no later than May 1, 2023.  TEAM ORDERS ONLY (no individual orders) for official World Series merchandise including Dri Fit T-Shirts, WS logo pins, WS logo pin trading towels, The Game Hats and more!  This pre-order form will be available under the documents tab to the left on this page.
9.  When will we know what park our team will be playing at?  We will not make this determination until we get closer to the event and have an idea how many teams are in each age division.  Please understand that BOTH parks are immaculate facilities.  Frank Brown Park has played host to our World Series events the past 18-years and the All turf Publix PCB Sports Complex is moving into it's 4th full year of operation.  Both parks are located off of PCB Parkway (Back Beach Road) approx. 6-miles from one another.  We will also use Gulf Coast State College as well as local high schools for this event to allow for as many 15U and up teams as we have enter!
10. What rules does Grand Slam play by?  We play by National Federation High School Rules with the exceptions found under the rules link on this website.
11. Do you offer 8U CP or KP and does your 13U age division play 54/80 or 60/90?  We offer BOTH Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch for the 8U division and we offer BOTH 54/80 and 60/90 in the 13U age division.
12. Are there fields for us to practice on upon arrival?  N0!  There are NO fields available for practice.  There are plenty of batting cages available on a first come basis and both parks.  There is also a large grass area (Festival Site) at Frank Brown Park where you can hold a practice.
13. Are we allowed to bring pop up tents, coolers or outside food into the park?  NO outside food period!  Team Coolers with water for the players is allowed.  We encourage you to bring your tents and chairs as their is limited shaded areas and covered bleachers.

14. OK, we are in, how do we sign up?  Click on Sign up in the upper right hand corner of the home page at http://www.grandslamtournaments.com  After you have signed up, click on account and fill out the information and save.  Next click on teams, register new team, pay sanction fee and register team.  Next go to events, find the event you want to sign up for, click register, follow the prompts and you will be good to go!


If you have any further questions, please email us at grandslamtournaments@gmail.com
We hope you can join us at the Beach in the Summer of 2023 for arguably the Finest Youth Baseball  World Series event in the entire Country!

Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Five Star 7U Black-Grant
LaGrange, GA
7U-OPEN 0-0-0
2 Available
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Available
2 Available
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 KSA Bombers Wilson
Louisville, KY
8U-CP 4-1-0
2 South Walton Hawks
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
8U-CP 0-0-0
3 8U Five Star Braves CP
LaGrange, GA
8U CP 0-0-0
4 8U Five Star-Grant
LaGrange, GA
8U CP 0-0-0
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Southern Wildcats
Logan, WV
9U-AA 0-0-0
2 9U Five Star Black-Fraley
LaGrange, GA
9U-AA 0-0-0
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 10U Five Star Black-Grant
LaGrange, GA
10U-AA 0-0-0
2 Available
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Heartland Hitmen
Elizabethtown, KY
11U-Major 0-0-0
2 Katy outlaws 11u
Katy, TX
11U-AAA 0-0-0
3 11U Five Star Gold-Yeatman
LaGrange, GA
11U-AA 0-0-0
4 11U Five Star Lawrence
LaGrange, GA
11U-AA 0-0-0
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Louisville Elite Baseball Club 12U
Louisville, KY
12U-A 2-5-0
2 Texas Edge - Albergucci
Clyde, TX
12U-AA 0-0-0
3 12U Five Star Black-Kilcrease
LaGrange, GA
12U-AA 0-0-0
4 Wildcards 12u Red
Smyrna, TN
12U-AA 0-0-0
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 American Outlaws
Martinez, CA
13U-AA 0-0-0
2 Panthers Baseball
Lorain, OH
13U-AA 0-0-0
3 Rez Dogs
Brandon, MS
13U-AA 2-8-0
4 13U Five Star Black-Campbell
LaGrange, GA
13U-AA 0-0-0
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 OKLAHOMA SHOCKERS
Norman, OK
13U-AA 0-0-0
2 Southern Elite Baseball
Moundville, AL
13U-AA 6-2-0
3 Wildcards 13u Blue
CHRISTIANA, TN
13U-AA 0-0-0
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 BAM Diamond 2027
Indianapolis, IN
14U Coach 0-0-0
2 Clarksville Orioles 14U
Clarksville, TN
14U-AAA 0-0-0
3 14U Five Star Black-Lawrence
LaGrange, GA
14U-OPEN 0-0-0
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Owings Mills Spartans
Owings Mills, MD
15U-OPEN 0-0-0
2 Princeton Post 25
Princeton, IN
15U-OPEN 0-0-0
3 Rawlings Tigers Velo
Louisville, KY
15U-OPEN 0-0-0
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 6-4-3 Baseball HSV
Huntsville, AL
16U-OPEN 0-0-0
2 Birmingham Giants 16u
Pleasant Grove, AL
16U-OPEN 0-0-0
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Confirmed Division W-L-T
1 Cincinnati Defenders
Amelia, OH
18U-OPEN 0-0-0
2 Katy Outlaws
Katy, TX
18U-OPEN 0-0-0
3 Ohio Warhawks South
Amelia, OH
18U-OPEN 0-0-0
4 PBL Baseball
Cincinnati, OH
18U-OPEN 0-0-0
5 Alabama Outlooks
Phenix City, AL
18U-OPEN 9-3-0
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
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