West University Softball Association

2019 Fall Ball Registration

WUSA 2019 Fall Ball Registration


WHAT IS FALL BALL?

 

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:
 

  • WUSA will once again offer free pitching and catching clinics this fall.  Please contact the WUSA Helpline (wusahelp@gmail.com) if you have questions regarding pitching in the 9U and older divisions.
     
  • All girls who register for Fall Ball will be placed on a team. There is no tryout to participate in the regular Fall Ball season
     
  • If your daughter has any potential scheduling conflicts due to other fall activities, please indicate those conflicts in the Notes section on the registration page. While we cannot promise that we can accommodate all scheduling issues, efforts will be made to avoid as many schedule conflicts as possible if those conflicts are identified in the registration process. Teams practice once per week allowing flexibility for girls with other fall sports activities. Each team will be assigned one 1 1/2 hour practice slot during the week in the evening.
     
  • Evening practices for Fall Ball begin the week of September 2. Games will begin on Sunday, September 8, and continue each Sunday afternoon thru November 17. Our goal will be for each team to play 10 games, weather permitting.

DIVISIONS OF PLAY:

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:

DIVISION AGES BIRTH YEARS DESCRIPTION
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.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?

 

  • Each player will need the following equipment: glove,  batting helmet,  bat, and mouthguard

 

  • Other equipment is also recommended in some divisions including cleats, bat, and sliding shorts/pants. In the 9U, 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions, infield face masks are required for the pitcher and 3rd base positions and are recommended for other infield positions as well. Infield masks for the 3rd base position will be provided by the league and placed in each team equipment bag.

WILL THERE BE FALL BALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS?

 

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.


Important Dates

Date Event
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

HOW MUCH IS WUSA FALL BALL?


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.


IMPORTANT !!!

Please read all information carefully. You may need to scroll to the top of the page.

Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about Fall Ball or if you would like to receive a refund (100% refund minus $25 processing fee prior to August 27th).