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.

August
Aug 17: Last day to register for Fall Ball for leagues with space still available – Each league has a separate maximum capacity.  Once leagues are full, late registrants may choose to be placed on a waiting list in the order their registrations were received (for a $5 non-refundable processing fee).
Aug 17: Last day to request a refund for Fall Ball
Aug 18: Fall Ball coaches’ meeting* – including uniform, roster & schedule distribution (9:30 AM at WMLL)
Aug 18: FREE Baseball pitching clinic with Coach Tom Bennett* (10:30-11:30 AM at WMLL)
Aug 18: Madison Prep Softball Clinic for Ages 8-18 (Olbrich Park, Diamonds 1 & 2)
              Check-in: 7:30-8 AM
              Session 1: Infield & Outfield, 8 AM-12 PM
              Session 2: Hitting, Bunting & Baserunning, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Advance registration is required, click HERE to register.  For players younger than 12, enter please their age in the “Other” box & check the “Fundamentals” box.  Click HERE for additional information & contacts for questions
Aug 18-19: WMLL 20% discount day at Dicks Sporting Goods (at Dicks West Towne store)
Aug 19: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Aug 20: Parent meeting for families new to WMLL* (6:30 PM at WMLL)
Aug 21: Mandatory training for new umpires* (umpiring for the first time during 2018 Fall Ball) (6:30-7:30 PM at WMLL)
Aug 22: Team rep meeting for team reps new to Fall Ball* (6:30 PM at WMLL)
Aug 24: Challenger League buddy meeting (pizza will be served)* (5:30 PM at WMLL)
Aug 24: Challenger League coach, buddy & player meeting* (6 PM at WMLL)
Aug 24: Challenger League practice game* (6:30 PM at WMLL)
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)

*  = In the event of inclement weather on a meeting day, the meeting will likely postponed until the next day at the same time.  Please check the Field Conditions page or call WMLL’s Field Condition Hotline (608-274-6556) for confirmation.

Past events

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 at 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 24: WMLL information & registration session (12-2 PM at Vitense Golfland)
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: WMLL winter softball clinic – hitting, fielding & throwing (1-2:30 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive)
Mar 3-4: WMLL 20% discount day at Dicks Sporting Goods (at Dicks West Towne store)
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 at 5816 Manufacturers Drive)
Mar 11: District 4 umpire clinic (3-6 PM at Edgewood High School)
Mar 12: Coaches meeting for all softball leagues (6 PM at Babe’s)
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 HS Fieldhouse)
Mar 17: 14-25% off select bats from Badger Sporting Goods (4-7:30 PM at Memorial HS 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: Minor League softball draft (6 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 20: Major League softball draft (7:15 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 21: Major League baseball draft (at Vitense Golfland)
Mar 22: Atlantic & Pacific League drafts (at Vitense Golfland)

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 4: UW Health Pitching Clinic for Youth Baseball Players & Coaches (6:30-8 PM at UW Health at The American Center (4602 Eastpark Blvd), Sports Performance – 2nd Floor)
Apr 7: Annual WMLL field clean-up day (9-11 AM)
Apr 7: CANCELED! 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 10: CANCELED! West HS vs. Memorial HS baseball game* (4:30 PM at Mansfield Stadium, 201 S Gammon Road)
Apr 11: Team rep meeting, except Sr League baseball & Jr & Sr League softball (6:30-7:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
Apr 12: Memorial HS vs. West HS baseball game* (4:30 PM at Mansfield Stadium, 201 S Gammon Road)
* = WMLL players invited to take the field with the Memorial and West players the during 5th inning stretch!
Apr 13: CANCELED! UW softball recognizes WMLL Minor League Softball as “Stars of Tomorrow” before game vs. Illinois (5 PM at Goodman Diamond)
Apr 14: Softball Pitching Clinic by Memorial HS Coach Amber Janssen (2-3 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Softball Pitching Clinic for Coaches by Memorial HS Coach Amber Janssen (3-4 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Essential First-Aid Refresher for Coaches (4:15-4:45 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Essential First-Aid Refresher for Coaches (5:15-5:45 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Baseball Pitching Clinic by Memorial HS Coach Tim Richardson (5-6 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 14: Baseball Pitching Clinic for Coaches by Memorial HS Coach Tim Richardson (6-7 PM at Memorial HS Field House)
Apr 21: Practice & pizza party with the UW softball team after the game vs. Purdue (4 PM – 8:30 PM at Goodman Diamond)
Apr 25: Coaches meeting for Senior League baseball (at Queen of Peace)
Apr 28-29: Opening Weekend for Baseball
Apr 28: Team pictures, round 1 (see schedule HERE)
Apr 29: Last day to request a refund for Senior League baseball
Apr 30: Senior League baseball draft (7:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)

May
May 1: Deadline for baseball tournament team coach applications
May 4: UW softball recognizes WMLL softball players as “Stars of Tomorrow” before game vs. Northwestern (5 PM at Goodman Diamond)
May 5: Opening Day for Minor & Major League softball
May 5: Team pictures, round 2 (see schedule HERE)
May 6: Board of Directors meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
May 18: Team pictures, round 3 (see schedule HERE)
May 21: Team pictures, round 4 (see schedule HERE)
May 21: Baseball tournament team coaches meeting (6:30 PM at Vitense Golfland)
May 27 (new date): Senior League baseball Opening Day
May 31: Junior League softball Opening Day 

June
Jun 1-5: Baseball tournament team tryouts – tentative
Jun 3: Team pictures, round 5 (see schedule HERE)
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 14: WMLL Night at the Madison Mallards (7:05 pm game vs. the Green Bay Bullfrogs)
Jun 15: WMLL Night at the Madison Mallards (7:05 pm game vs. the Green Bay Bullfrogs) – arrive early for pregame induction of Bill Battista into the Mallards’s Wall of Fame
Jun 16: Dedication of Bill Battista Major Field (10 AM)
Jun 18-21: Madison Memorial Summer Baseball Camp with Coach Tim Richardson (7-8 years old = 8:30-10:00 AM / 9-12 years old = 10:00-11:30 AM at Mansfield Stadium, 201 S Gammon Rd) – $60
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 14-17: District IV Junior League tournament (on the Senior Field)
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