League structure for Fall Ball

Fall Ball is WMLL’s version of Little League’s Training and Development Program (TAD), a slightly less competitive version of the spring /summer season that focuses on providing players an opportunity to improve their skills playing a variety of positions.

Due to the developmental focus, players are assigned into Fall Ball leagues based upon what their Little League age will be for the next spring/summer season (more info HERE). In special instances, however, some leagues may also consider parental requests, player skill level & the number of registrants when making league assignments.

Note: If you feel that your child would be better suited for the league above or below their age level, please contact the appropriate League Coordinator or Registrar during registration to request that this be considered.  

Baseball Leagues (by next season’s Little League age – see reference chart here)
Rookie League = 7 & 8-year-olds (& possibly some younger 9-year-olds)
Minor League = 9 & 10-year-olds
Major League = 11 & 12-year-olds
Junior League = 13-year-olds & most 14-year-olds
Senior League = 15 & 16-year-olds & any 14-year-olds who are already in High School

Softball Leagues (by next season’s Little League age – see reference chart here)
Minor League = 7, 8 & 9-year-olds*
Major League = 10, 11 & 12-year-olds*
Junior League = 13 & 14-year-olds
Senior League = 15 & 16-year-olds
Big Leagues (not currently active) = 17 & 18-year-olds

* In Fall Ball, Minor & Major League softball place an additional emphasis on player experience & skill level when assigning players to leagues.  This is done to support the developmental focus of Fall Ball.

Note: Softball is designed to have a Rookie League for 7 & 8-year-olds, a Minor League for 9 & 10-year-olds and a Major League for 11 & 12-year-olds.  In recent years, however, registration numbers have not been sufficient to support three leagues for players under 12 years old.