Fall Ball is WMLL’s version of Little League’s Training & Development Program. Fall Ball focuses on the development of players (over competition) & emphasizes skill development during play (rather than at practices). Since player development is the priority, coaches are encouraged to give all players an opportunity to play a variety of positions & standings will not be kept.
Register by July 5 to receive a $20 per player discount!
Register by July 17 to guarantee your child a roster spot & avoid a $20 late fee!
Late Registrations: After July 17, players can be placed on a team only if space is available (each league has a separate maximum capacity) and will be charged a $20 late fee to encourage on-time reservation and defray the resources costs created by late registrations.
Late registrations significantly delay & disrupt the formation of leagues & teams, the creation & release of schedules, & uniform orders. Late registrations can also result in larger than desired rosters & the need to turn players away – both undesirable outcomes that can be easily prevented via on-time registration.
Waitlisting: While WMLL would like to accommodate everyone, late registrants can be placed on a team only if space is available. Once a league is full, late registrants may opt to be placed on a waiting list (in the order their registrations were received) for a $5 processing fee in case any spots open up.
PLEASE DO YOUR CHILD, YOURSELF & WMLL A FAVOR – REGISTER ON TIME!
WMLL utilizes an easy-to-use online registration system. Each player registration should only take about 5 minutes. All questions are straightforward & no special information is needed. To save time & effort, multiple players from the same family can be registered together in the same process. To ensure that your child is registered properly, please read & answer all registration questions carefully and be on the lookout for autofill mistakes that erroneously populate answers for you!
At the completion of the registration application, fees (excluding some special scholarship requests) must be paid via credit card or ACH payment. Please consider paying by ACH as it saves WMLL money via reduced processing payments.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION REMINDERS
Scholarships: This fall season qualifying families have two options for scholarship support:
(1) The standard WMLL scholarship that covers 75% of the registration & snack prepayment fees. To be eligible for a WMLL Scholarship, a family must qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.
(2) For families that received a T-Mobile Call-Up Grant in the spring, a T-Mobile Call-Up Grant that covers the remaining 25% of fees. The T-Mobile Call-Up Grant program is closed for 2022 & no new grants are being awarded.
In either case, families need to receive a scholarship code in advance for use when registering.
Buddies & Siblings: In the fall season, players in all leagues who register during the regular registration period are able to take advantage of WMLL’s buddy system. The buddy system allows a pair of friends to request that they be placed on the same team. For this to happen, both halves of the buddy pair must identify one another as their ONE buddy during registration. Please coordinate in advance as needed. Siblings in the same league will be placed on the same team automatically unless a parent/guardian requests otherwise. While WMLL will attempt to pair buddies that register BEFORE the late period, it is not guaranteed.
Coaches & Team Coordinators: If you are interested in helping your child’s team as a coach or team coordinator, it is VERY important that indicate your interest when registering. Please also e-mail your interest to the appropriate league coordinator (see contact information at the bottom of the page HERE).
Mandatory Service: To keep registration fees affordable, WMLL requires one parent/guardian for each player to volunteer in some fashion every season or opt out of their commitment via a special $100 donation. During registration, you must specify if you would like to opt out of this service. Families must also volunteer to operate the scoreboard & serve as base umpires. These are additional duties that neither satisfy the volunteer service requirement, nor are included in the opt out package.
Waivers: During registration you will be asked to read through & acknowledge three important waivers: (1) WMLL General Waiver & Acknowledgements (HERE), (2) Media Release Form (HERE), & (3) Concussion Information & Waiver Acknowledged (HERE)
Payment: At the completion of the registration application, fees (excluding some special scholarship requests) must be paid via credit card or ACH payment. Please consider paying by ACH as it saves WMLL money via reduced processing payments.
Refunds, less a $10 processing fee, will be granted if requested by July 28. No refunds will be granted after this date except for situations involving player injury, a family moving away from the area, or an interruption in the season. In these cases, a partial refund will be provided if less than 75% of the scheduled season is offered. The partial refund will be based on the total fee paid, less a $10 processing fee, $29 non-refundable administrative fee and a prorated charge based on the number of practices / games offered.
QUESTIONS / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Before registering, please be sure to read the important 2022 fall season overview materials (HERE).
For questions related to registration, please contact WMLL’s Registrars
Registrars: Kraig Bodie and Mark Wochos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For questions related to a specific league (player assignments, schedules, volunteering to coach/team rep, etc.), please contact the appropriate league coordinator. Click HERE for information on leagues by age.
Rookie BB (LL ages 7 & 8): Robb Vogel – email@example.com
Minor BB (LL ages 9 & 10): Mark Schauder – firstname.lastname@example.org
Major BB (LL ages 11 & 12): Harry Miller – email@example.com & Mark Newburg – firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior BB (LL age 13 & 14): Andrew Hahn – email@example.com
Senior BB (LL ages 15 & 16): Tom Heneghan – Tom.Heneghan@huschblackwell.com & Joan Farrell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rookie SB (LL ages 7 & 8): Nate Judnic – email@example.com
Minor SB (LL ages 9 & 10): Scott Fossum – firstname.lastname@example.org
Major SB (LL ages 11 & 12): Mark Wochos – email@example.com
Junior / Senior SB (LL ages 13 – 16): Nadeem Afghan – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot reach the primary contact or do not get a timely response, please contact the most appropriate League Officer or WMLL’s executive director:
President: Jerry Schmitt – email@example.com
Vice President-Baseball: Robb Vogel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President-Softball: Scott Fossum – email@example.com
Treasurer: Chris Jillings – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being a part of West Madison Little League!