Fall Ball FAQ’s — 2016

What fall league would I play in?

BASEBALL age levels are based on your age as of 4/30/17 for most players (see note below).   SOFTBALL age levels are based on your age as of 12/31/16.  Reference the league breakdowns by clicking on the Fall Ball Registration/information page.

NOTE:   The BASEBALL ages referenced above are ages as of 4-30-17 (for players born on or before 8/31/05), which will simulate the league in which players will play in the 2017 spring/summer season.  For players born after 8/31/05,  use player age as of 8/31/17 to determine a player’s Little Lg age for Fall Ball.

Who can play fall ball?

Fall Ball is primarily organized to support the needs of the WMLL baseball community. However, fall ball is also open to any other players in the greater Madison and southern Wisconsin area who wish to continue to play ball during the fall season. Those players not living or attending school within the WMLL regular season boundary area (high school attendance area for Madison West, Madison Memorial and Middleton-Cross Plains) are welcome to register and will be placed on teams based on space availability. Each league will have a separate maximum capacity and once that capacity is reached, all later registrants may choose to be placed on a waiting list ($5.00 non-refundable fee to be placed on the official online waiting list).

What are the 2016 fall ball fees?

Fall baseball and softball fees during early registration period are $144 for WMLL players living or attending school in the West, Memorial, or Middleton-Cross Plains high school districts, and $154 for non-WMLL players. Fees increase to $169 and $179, respectively, after July 4. Challenger fees are $25 to all players and increase to $35 after July 4. Fees cover league administration groundskeeping, home plate umpires, uniforms (hat & socks; sponsors provide jerseys), equipment, and baseballs & softballs for games. See Fall Ball information page for specific registration deadlines.
NOTE for 2016 Fall Ball Season:  fees for this season also include $24 for the player post-game snack program ($2 snack per player per game for 12 games).  Since over 97% of players participate in this pre-paid snack program anyway, this program will make things much easier for our volunteer Team Reps, as they won’t have to collect snack money at the start of the season.

What is the Fall Ball “Buddy System”?

The Buddy System allows two players to put each other’s name on their registration form as their “buddy” with whom they would like to play on the same team. Players may only select ONE buddy and names must match on both registration forms. WMLL will make every attempt to pair buddies on the same team, but cannot guarantee placement.

When and where are the games?

Almost all games will be at the WMLL complex at 701 Forward Drive in Madison.  Junior Softball doubleheaders are played Sunday afternoons vs other area little league teams; some games will be at other locations.

Typically, all teams play one weeknight and one weekend day each week, except Challenger Division which plays Saturdays only from Sept 3 – Oct 1.

Who coordinates the fall leagues?

Each fall league has a League Coordinator who will select the coaches, form the teams, distribute uniforms and equipment, maintain standings, etc.

Click Here for More Fall Ball Info & Registration info