Full listing of events & key dates for 2018

All events are at WMLL unless noted otherwise.  Although specific dates vary from year to year, the basic timing & sequence of events remains consistent form one year to the next.

January
Jan 1: 2018 spring/summer season registration begins
Jan 7: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)

February
Feb 4: Last day to receive a $25 early bird registration discount
Feb 11: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Feb 11: Mandatory training for new & 2nd-year umpires, Part 1 (4-6 PM at Edgewood High School)
Feb 17: WMLL winter softball clinic – hitting, fielding & throwing (1-2:30 PM @ 5816 Manufacturers Drive)
Feb 18: Mandatory training for new & 2nd-year umpires, Part 2 (4-6 PM at the Madison Ice Arena, 725 Forward Drive)
Feb 28: Last day to register with the guarantee of a roster spot on a team
Feb 28: Last day to make special placement requests for spring/summer season

March
Mar 3: Special WMLL discount days at Dicks Sporting Goods (at Dicks West Towne store)
Mar 3: WMLL winter softball clinic – hitting, fielding & throwing (1-2:30 PM @ 5816 Manufacturers Drive)
Mar 4: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 10: WMLL winter softball clinic – hitting, fielding & throwing (1-2:30 PM @ 5816 Manufacturers Drive)
Mar 11: District 4 umpire clinic (3-6 PM at Edgewood High School)
Mar 11: Coaches meeting for all softball leagues (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 12: Coaches meeting for Atlantic & Pacific Leagues (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 14: Coaches meeting for Major League baseball (at Queen of Peace)
Mar 15: Coaches meeting for Badger League (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 17: Skill Sessions for players 7-12 years old (see schedule for times, in Memorial High School Fieldhouse)
Mar 18: Last day to request a spring/summer season refund (except Senior League baseball)
Mar 19: Badger League draft (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 20: All softball league drafts (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 21: Major League baseball draft (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 22: Atlantic & Pacific League drafts (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar TBD: WMLL coaching clinic (at Edgewood High School) – 3 sessions: new coaches, essential first-aid for all coaches & experienced coaches

April
Apr 2: Forward Drive fields open for practice (weather permitting)
Apr 3: Edgewood College Little League Coaching Clinic with Al Brisack (5:30-9:00 PM at Edgewood College / $25)
Apr 7: Annual WMLL field clean-up day (9-11 AM)
Apr 7: Baseball pitching clinic with Coach Tom Bennett (11 AM-12:30 PM)
Apr 8: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Apr 12: Team rep meeting (except Senior League baseball)
Apr 14: Baseball & Softball Pitching Clinic by Memorial HS Coaches (3-4 PM @ Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Baseball & Softball Pitching Clinic for Coaches by Memorial HS Coaches (4-5 PM @ Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 21-22: Opening Day (all games at the Forward Drive fields)
Apr 25: Coaches meeting for Senior League baseball (at Queen of Peace)
Apr 28-29: Team pictures, round 1 (all softball & Atlantic League baseball)
Apr 29: Last day to request a refund for Senior League baseball

May
May 1: Deadline for baseball tournament team coach applications
May 2: Senior League baseball draft – tentative (at Vitense Golfland)
May 5-6: Team pictures, round 2 (Pacific, Major & Badger Leagues)
May 6: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
May 21: Baseball tournament team coaches meeting (@ Vitense Golfland)
May 25: Senior League baseball Opening Day
May 31: Junior League softball Opening Day – tentative

June
Jun 1-5: Baseball tournament team tryouts – tentative
Jun 3: Team pictures, round 3 (Senior League baseball)
Jun 9: 2018 Fall Ball registration begins
Jun 9: Major League baseball Games at Helfaer Field (site of the old Milwaukee County Stadium playing field)
Jun 11-14: Metro Baseball Camp with Coach Tom Bennett – ages 7 & 8: 8-9:45 AM ($130) / ages 9-12: 8:45-10:45 AM ($135)
Jun 14-15: WMLL Nights at the Madison Mallards (7:05 pm game vs. the Green Bay Bullfrogs)
Jun 24: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Jun 26: Little League Night at Miller Park (7:10 pm game vs. the Kansas City Royals)

July
Jul 1-22: WMLL regular season playoffs (varies by league)
Jul 4: Last day to receive a $25 early bird registration discount for Fall Ball
Jul 20: Last day to make special placement requests for Fall Ball
Jul 20: Last day to register for Fall Ball – to ensure placement on a team, register early, as each league will have a set maximum capacity
Jul 23: Forward Drive fields close for Fall Ball prep

August
Aug 1: Last day to request a refund for Fall Ball
Aug 12: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Aug 18: Baseball pitching clinic with Coach Tom Bennett at WMLL (10:45 AM-Noon)
Aug 18: Fall Ball coaches’ meeting – including uniform, equipment, roster & schedule distribution (9:30 AM)
Mid-Aug TBD: Mandatory training for new umpires (umpiring for the first time during 2018 Fall Ball)
Aug 20: Parent meeting for families new to WMLL
Aug 22: Team rep meeting for all Fall Ball leagues (baseball and softball)
Aug 24: Challenger League parent, player & buddy meeting*
Aug 24: Challenger League player practice game
Aug 27: Opening Day for baseball & softball

September
Sept 1: Opening Day for Challenger League
Sep 9: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Sep 29: End of Challenger League season (excluding rainout makeups)

October
Oct 14: End of baseball & softball season
Oct 14: WMLL’s Annual Home Run Derby for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Noon)
Oct 27: WMLL Annual Meeting  (9 AM at Vitense Golfland)

November
Nov 11: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)

December
Dec 9: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)