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Fall Ball 2017: FAQ

Fall Ball 2017: FAQ

 

When is the season played?

The season typically starts around the last weekend of August and will continue through the end of October.  Practices will start during the second half of August.

How does fall ball differ from spring baseball?

Fall ball is less structured and less formal than the spring season.  The play is more recreational but with a focus on instruction and preparing players for the next spring season.   Fall ball provides the player an opportunity to try new positions and experience the next level of play (e.g. a coach pitch level player moving to kid pitch/minors)

What is the players "little league age"?

Players "league age" is determined by their age on April 30, 2018 (note:  next years league age).  One exception will be players born in 2006 and later.  Players born in those years will be based on their age as of August 31, 2018 based on the new little league age rules implemented this year. You can refer to our Age Requirements page to quickly determine your child's age.  Simply look for your child's birthday month/year and then add 1 to the league age to determine the fall ball age.  As an example, someone born in July 2006 would be little league aged 12 for fall ball.

What player ages are eligible to play fall ball?

For the 2017 fall ball season, if we can get enough kids, we would like to offer teams for anyone fall ball league aged 6-12.

What are the fall ball divisions?

We hope to have three levels of play this year.  We will have a minor league level, a major league level and hopefully, new this year, will be an instructional/coach pitch division. 

When and where do the players practice?

Players will practice either at our Normalville field or our Dunbar field.  We will provide the opportunity during the registration process for you to provide your preference for your home field.  However, depending on the number and mix of players that register, we may have to assign a player to a different field to balance the teams. Or, we could have a situation where we will only have a Dunbar or Mountain team, in such a scenario, we will endeavor to split time between fields.

When will the games be played?

Games are primarily played as double headers on Saturday or Sunday, but there are exceptions to this and final game schedules will be determined by each teams coach.

How are teams formed?

Players are assigned to a team at the discretion of the league.  Home field requests are honored whenever possible, but this will be dependent on the kids that register.  If no home field requests are made during registration, we will make every attempt to place your player on the field closest to the home address of the player. 

What equipment does the league provide?

The league will provide a player jersey and hat.  In addition, the league will provide baseballs and catchers gear as required.  If a bat or helmet is required by the player, please let us know and we may have some used gear that they could use.

What equipment does the player need to provide?

Players are expected to provide their own fielding glove and baseball spikes.  In addition, wearing a cup is strongly encouraged for all male players and little league requires all male players to wear an athletic supporter.  Male catchers are required to wear a cup.

Will there be a concession stand during home games?

Yes, we will have a concession stand and ALL parents will be expected to help run the stand during their turn.  We will do our best to share this responsibility equally.  The concession stand is very important to help us pay for the umpires during the season.

I am a local business owner, what options are available for team sponsorship?

We would love to have you sponsor a team in the league.  Please contact us and we can provide you all the details of sponsorship opportunities.  Our email is dunbarllbaseball@gmail.com