Fall Ball is WUSA's "off season" program that is designed primarily for training and development of softball skills to compliment our more competitive WUSA Spring Season. Unlike the Spring Season, Fall Ball is less structured and more casual, with the focus on skills development instead of competition. Official standings are not kept.
Fall Ball 2018 will feature the following:
Each WUSA player is slotted into a division of play according to her age. 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 Fall Ball 2018 season, and continuing to the WUSA Spring 2019 season and all subsequent WUSA seasons, the league is implementing the following age requirements:
a) Beginning in the WUSA Spring 2019 season, 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 2019, girls born in 2012 will be 6 years old as of December 31, 2018, and will be required to play in the 6U division.
b) Beginning with Fall Ball 2018, girls will be able to play in the division which they intend to play in the following Spring season, subject to the age requirements listed in 'a)' above.
c) Unfortunately, WUSA does NOT offer a 6U division during Fall Ball, however, 6U will be offered in the Spring.
d) These age requirements will continue in future years.
The WUSA Divisions of Play and the associated age ranges are the following:
|8U||8||2010-2011||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||2009||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||2008||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||2006-2007||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||2003-2005||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 three to four weekend tournaments in total, beginning in late September or early October and ending in early to mid December. Efforts are made to identify Saturday tournaments and/or round robins in order to minimize conflicts with the Fall Ball schedule.
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.
The Fall Ball registration fee is $175 for all divisions with the exception of 14U, which will have a fee of $100. Except as noted above with respect to the 14U Division, there cannot be any refunds for registration fees after August 28, 2018. Prior to that time, refunds must be requested by email using the link below. Registration closes on August 28, 2018. Late registrations may be accepted after August 28, if the age group is not full. The late registration fee is $200.
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