Key Fall Season dates:
August 19 (Monday): General Registration Deadline (Deadline extended to end of Saturday, August 24th!)
July 31 11:59 PM: Early Bird Registration Deadline - Starting August 1st Registration Fees Increase from $125 to $150.
August 9: Mustang Tournament Team (10U/12U) Registration Deadline
August 11 & 18 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Pre-season workouts at Cardiff Sports Park Field #2 - All players welcome, Mustang players highly encouraged to attend.
September 8: Fall Season Opening Day
Fall Ball provides an opportunity for girls to stay active in organized softball for the Fall season. Divisions are open to girls in 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age groups. The 2019 season will run from September through mid-November and includes a season-ending tournament. 8U-14U teams will practice once each week and play game(s) on Sundays. 6U teams will hold a combination practice/game on Sundays.
For 2019, SDYS is looking at changing the format of the Fall 10U/12U program geared towards advanced players. Instead of having teams playing double-headers each Sunday in the North County Winterball League, separate from the rest of the league, we will be creating multiple "Mustang Tournament Teams". All players on these teams are encouraged to play on a regular team, and the Mustang Tournament Teams will play approximately one tournament a month such as the Monster Mash and Christmas Toy Drive tournament. These tournaments typically have games on Saturday and Sunday. It is our hope that this format will allow for multiple Teams to be formed in each division. We will use the pre-season workouts as a basis for team formation.
Early bird registration deadline: Wednesday July 31st, 11:59 PM.
Mustang Tournament Team registration deadline: Friday, August 9.
Regular team registration deadline: Monday, August 19.
What is the Cost For Fall Ball?
The 2019 Fall early bird registration fee is $125 per player ($50 for 6U). Early bird registration runs through July 31, 11:59 PM, after which registration will cost $150 (6U remains the same at $50). Registration includes: a uniform top, USA Softball registration, insurance, umpire fees, and a standard picture package. Mustang Tournament Team registration fees are to be determined and will depend on the number of tournaments played. It is expected that each tournament played will cost approximately $50/player. The difference will be assessed after teams are formed. Scholarships are available and awarded based on financial need. Please contact the treasurer at email@example.com for more information.
Regular Teams vs Mustang Tournament Teams
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.)
Regular teams are open to all skill levels, from brand new players to advanced. Mustang Tournament Teams are geared for more advanced players, for example, players who have played All Stars, Spring Select, or experienced players with advanced skills. All Mustang Tournament Teams players are encouraged play on a regular team.
Our goal is to form at least one 10U and 12U Mustang Tournament Team from the top players in their respective divisions depending on interest and skill level of those that are interested. The team selection committee will select teams from players attending workouts that are being held at Cardiff Sports Park on Sunday August 11 and Sunday August 18 from 10:30AM-12:30PM. All SDYS Fall Ball Players are welcome to attend regardless of their interest in the Mustang Tournament Team, but for players that want to be considered for a Mustang Tournament Team, the workouts are MANDATORY. If you can not attend at least one workout, please contact Brian Zeglen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Fall teams are formed by the Player Selection Committee which takes many factors into account when forming teams.
If your child is interested in playing on a Mustang Tournament team please indicate this when registering, and plan to attend the mandatory workouts / evaluations.
What is the appropriate division for my player?
Divisions are based on the player's year of birth as shown below. Players that will be moving up a division in Spring (players with birthdays on even numbered years) are strongly recommended to play the Fall season in the division that they will be age-appropriate for Spring 2020. For example, 2006 birthdates play in 14U, 2008 = 12U, 2010 = 10U and 2012 = 8U. Any requests to "stay down" in the division they played in during Spring need board approval. Please contact the Player Agent, Brian Zeglen email@example.com 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 Mustang Tournament Team workouts are on Sunday August 11 and Sunday August 18 from 10:30AM-12:00PM, but all 10U+ Fall Players are welcome to attend regardless of interest in playing on a Mustang Tournament Team. Games for all teams will begin on September 8.
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. Mustang Tournament Teams are expected to attend between 2-4 tournaments in or around San Diego County. 6U teams meet only on Sundays 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. We currently expect Mustang Tournament Teams to play between 2-4 tournaments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to contact any of the SDYS board members listed on the board member page of our website.