What is Fall Ball
The fall ball season at East County Little League is design to be focused on the fundamentals of baseball and softball. This is a perfect program if you are new to baseball or softball, moving up into a new age group or just want to improve your ball skills.
In the Baseball/Softball divisions, the season consists of twelve games beginning the week of Labor Day and continuing through the month of October. New this year is a fall ball tournament at the conclusion of the regular season. As this is a developmental league, seeding for the tournament will be done at the beginning of the season. The tournament is an opportunity for players to show off what they’ve learned throughout the fall season. Throughout the tournament coaches are encouraged to stop play to demonstrate and explain the fundamentals to their players.
In the Pee-Wee division, the season consists of six games beginning the week of Labor Day and continuing through the month of October. The Pee-Wee division will not compete in a tournament. The Pee-Wee division will be strictly coach pitch, with the use of the tee after five missed pitches.
Coaches are instructed to work on the fundamentals, and keep minimal stats on games and players. This information will be used to identifying the areas that players may need some added instruction on. The coaches will do their best to provide this additional instruction during the games and practices. They may also provide this feedback to the parents/guardians of the player to reinforce their skills outside of the season schedule.
Umpires will be calling the games, and granting more time for coaches to provide instruction during the games, as well as passing along to the coach’s things that they see that will help improve the player’s skills. Umpires will not be used in the Pee-Wee division.
The league, coaches, umpires, and staff of ECLL are here to provide a fun, enjoyable and safe fundamentals focused season during the fall ball season and we hope you choose to join us in a wonderful fall tradition.
Who can Participate?
Fall Ball is for ages 4, 5 & 6 for our Pee-Wee coach-pitch division and 7-14 within for kid-pitch baseball and softball divisions. Baseball players must turn 5 prior to April 30, 2013. Softball players must turn 7 prior to January 1st, 2013.
- Players age 4 must have one year of t-ball experience.
- Players age 6 will be placed in the Pee-wee division. This is a Little League rule that 6 year olds may not face player pitchers.
- Players age 7 will be placed into the 7-9 year old division regardless of the division played in the Spring.
- Players age 9 with one year of AAA experience may play in the 11U division.
How Do I Register?
Registration for all players can be done online. Players who previously did not play in Spring 2013 Season will need to have their age verified at one of our upcoming Registration Events. Online Registration closes August 16th, 2013.
New Players may register online, but will need to attend an upcoming Registration Event to have residency and player age verified. Otherwise, players will not be eligible to be drafted or placed on to a team. Baseball players must turn 5 prior to April 30, 2013. Softball players must turn 7 prior to January 1st, 2013.
The cost to register for Fall Ball is $90 for the Baseball/Softball divisions.
Pee-Wee registration fee is $50 per player.
Each sibling receives a $20 discount. Registration fees can be paid via Check, Cash, or Credit Card (with $3 fee). Checks should be made payable to East County Little League or ECLL.
Registration events will be held on July 23rd, 26th beginning at 6pm & 27th beginning at 10am. All events will be held at the Oakley Snack Shack, which is located at Oakley Elementary School, 701 Norcross Lane in Oakley.
Interesting in Managing?
We love our coaches. If you have any questions about managing in the fall, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please complete the attached volunteer form and turn it at a Registration Event.