2017 Fall Season
Fall Ball provides an opportunity for girls to stay active in organized softball for the Fall season. Divisions are open to girls in T-Ball, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age groups. The 2017 season will run from September through mid-November and includes a season-ending tournament. All teams will practice once each week and play game(s) on Sunday.
Two types of teams will be formed. "Select" teams that play double headers and regular teams that play one game each Sunday. Select teams will consist of advanced/experienced players, for example, players who have previously played on All-Star or Spring Select teams, or experienced players looking for more playing time. Regular teams are great for for all players of all skill levels - from new to advanced!
Select team registration deadline: August 11
Regular team registration deadline: August 30
Frequently Asked Questions
Select Teams vs Regular
Fall Ball is open to players of all skill levels from beginning to advanced, ages 5-14+ (see age chart below). The majority of Fall Ball games are played in Cardiff. T-Ball and 8U divisions will have single games each Sunday, while older divisions may have some double headers. (Note: All 14U teams will have double headers throughout North County, but is open to all skill levels and will not have mandatory evaluations.)
Select teams are geared for more advanced players, for example, players who have played All Stars, Spring Select, or experienced players with advanced skills. Regular teams are open to all skill levels, from brand new players to advanced.
One 10U and 12U Select team will be formed from the top players in their
The team selection committee will select teams from players attending
mandatory Select team workouts that are being held at Cardiff Sports Park
on Sunday August 13 and Sunday August 20 from 12PM-2PM. If you can not
attend at least one workout, please contact Brian Zeglen at email@example.com.
All Fall teams are formed by the Player Selection Committee which takes many factors into account when forming teams.
Fall Select teams play double headers every Sunday with games throughout North San Diego County. If your child is interested in playing on a Select team please indicate this when registering, and plan to attend the mandatory workouts / evaluations.
What is the appropriate division for my player?
Divisions for 2017 are based on the player's year of birth as shown below. Players that will be moving up a division in Spring 2018 (players with birthdays on event numbered years) are strongly recommended to play the Fall season in the division that they will be age-appropriate for Spring 2018. For example, 2004 birthdates play in 14U, 2006 = 12U, 2008 = 10U and 2010 = 8U. Any requests to "stay down" in the division they played in during Spring need board approval. Please contact the Player Agent, Brian Zeglen @ firstname.lastname@example.org with requests to play down.
When Does the Season Start?
Fall Ball teams will be formed and practices will begin in late August or early September. Mandatory Select team workoutss are on Sunday August 13 and Sunday August 20 from 12PM-2PM. Games for all teams will begin on September 10.
Where are Games and Practices?
Practices and home games will be held at Cardiff Sports Park or Encinitas Community Park. In Fall, many games are played against other leagues, and some games will be held at other parks in North San Diego County. Select teams typically have more away games than Fall Ball. T-Ball teams meet on Sundays only with 45 minutes of practice followed by a 45 minute game each week.
How Long is the Fall Season?
The season is approximately 9-10 weeks and will conclude in mid-November.
What Equipment is Needed?
Players need to provide: Softball glove, batting helmet with face guard, pants, cleats and bat.
Fielding masks are highly recommended for all players 8U and older, especially pitchers and infielders.
Sliding pads or shorts are recommended for players 10U and older.
SDYS provides some team bats for T-Ball and 8U. The league supplies basic equipment including balls, catcher's gear and a limited number of pitcher's masks, however, you may choose to purchase these on your own.
More details can be found on the Equipment page.
Who should I contact with further questions?
If you have additional questions you may send them to email@example.com or please feel free to contact any of the SDYS board members listed on the board member page of our website.