Fall Ball is WUSA's off-season program that is designed primarily for training and development of softball skills to compliment our more competitive Spring Season. Unlike the Spring Season, Fall Ball is more casual, with a focus on skills development. Official standings are not kept.
Fall Ball 2019 will feature the following:
Each WUSA player is slotted into a division of play according to her birth date. Division birth dates are set up according to USA Softball rules and are based on the calendar year: January 1 to December 31.
In the WUSA Fall Ball 2019 season, the league will continue to implement the following age requirements:
a) All girls born in 2011 and later will play in the division that corresponds to their age as of December 31 of the prior year. As an example, in Spring 2020, girls born in 2011 will be 8 years old as of December 31, 2019, and will be required to play in the 8U division.
b) In Fall Ball, girls can play in the division which they intend to play in the following Spring season, subject to the age requirements listed in 'a)' above.
c) All girls born in 2010 and earlier are highly encouraged to play in the division that corresponds to their age as of December 31 of the prior year. However, girls born in 2010 and earlier may play one division up, subject to WUSA Board approval. As an example, in Spring 2020, girls born in 2010 may play up into the 10U division, subject to WUSA Board approval.
d) WUSA does NOT offer a 6U division during Fall Ball; 6U is only offered during the Spring season.
The WUSA Divisions of Play and the associated age ranges are the following:
|8U||8||2011-2012||In this division, a coach will pitch to the players from a distance of approximately 27 feet using an 11-inch safety ball|
|9U||9||2010||This division will include a combination of girl pitch for one inning and machine pitch for the remaining innings, both from a distance of 35 feet using an 11-inch standard ball|
|10U||10||2009||This division will include a combination of girl pitch for two innings and machine pitch for the remaining innings, both from a distance of 35 feet using an 11-inch standard ball|
|12U||11-12||2007-2008||This division is exclusively girl pitch at 40 feet from the pitching plate to home plate; there is no machine pitch component. 12-inch ball.|
|14U||13-15||2004-2006||This division is exclusively girl pitch using a 12-inch ball and 43 feet from pitching plate to home plate.|
Depending on interest, fall tournament teams may be formed at the 10U age level and above. More information about tryouts for these teams will be made available as details are finalized. In order to be placed on a WUSA 10U or 12U fall tournament team roster, players must be registered for WUSA Fall Ball and will be expected to participate on their assigned WUSA Fall Ball team, in addition to the fall tournament team. Fall tournament teams generally play no more than four to five weekend tournaments in total, beginning in late September or early October and ending in early to mid December.
For more information about WUSA's tournament team program, click here. Please read this information carefully if your daughter is considering trying out for a WUSA fall tournament team. Team fees, in addition to Fall Ball registration fees, will be required for participation on WUSA fall tournament teams.
|July 22, 2019||Early Bird Registration Opens|
|August 2, 2019||Early Bird Registration Closes|
|August 27, 2019||Regular Registration Closes|
|September 2, 2019||First Day of Practices|
|September 8, 2019||First Day of Games|
|October 13, 2019||Pink Out Day, double-headers for 9U-12U|
|November 17, 2019||Last Day of Games, double-headers for 9U-12U|
The Fall Ball registration fee is $175 for all divisions with the exception of 14U, which will have a fee of $100. There are no refunds for registration fees after August 27, 2019. Prior to that time, refunds must be requested by email using the link below. Registration closes on August 27, 2019. Late registrations may be accepted after August 27, if the requested age group is not full. The late registration fee is $200.
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