September 11 to November 3
We are now
taking sign ups for
our Fallball Weeknight League
will be played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, depending upon sign ups.
concept of this league
is to give Travel teams an opportunity have "Friendly Games" with live
pitching, in order to prepare for Weekend Tournaments. With
Travelball budgets going
through the ceiling, we also want to provide
quality games at a reasonable cost. Our format is patterned after
our previous girls fastpitch leagues for travel teams and will
include the following:
Games - No Standings, Playoffs or awards
will be given. Coaches don't have to play with a "Win at all
cost" attitude, thereby giving all of their pitchers mound time and to
put players at different positions. The whole point is to get
your team "Better for Tournaments".
Comes First - teams are not pressured to have all of
their players present when a player might have a heavy homework load or
a project due. Aiming for a college baseball scholarship?
Three very important words - Grades, Grades, Grades.
Game Times at 6:15 and 7:45 -
this means the length of the games will be 1 hour and 20 minutes, drop dead.
There are a few reasons for this: first, it is difficult for parents to
get off work , pick up their kids and be at the park to warm up for a
6:15 game. On the back side, we are playing on school nights and we
want games done and teams packed up by around 9:00PM. Many people
won't make it home until 10:00PM. So
games times will be crucial. We must start the second game at
7:45 in order to be done around 9:00PM.
Umpire System - in order to keep costs down, we will
use a 1 umpire system.
Remember that these are practice games so let's save your team's $$ for tournaments.
We are looking for new umpires so we also hope to pair a "newbie" up
with an experienced umpire for training purposes when we can. We
can't put newbies on the field during tournaments with no
experience. The cost of umpires
will be included in your League
Freedom Park General Rules - Freedom Park General Rules pertaining
to outside food/ drinks, parking, pets, etc. will apply to league
nights. We will not be charging a gate fee for league. The Freedom Park Snack
Bar will be open with a full grill of many options for food.
Schedules will be posted by September 7
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Premier or Futures?? - we will strive to group teams in competitive levels so
choose if you are entering at an Elite or Futures team.
You can still register as a Futures team and play in the Elite group
All teams must
submit proof of insurance
There is no organizational registration cost but teams must be able to provide proof of team insurance.
Chappell Insurance has a fantastic deal of 1/2 price for Team Insurance for the remainder of the calendar year.
Teams in Red are paid but
pending proof of insurance - Teams in Green are paid and
submitted proof of insurance
Division teams have the option of filling out a Waiver Form in lieu of insurance but DF
Softball will not be responsible any injury claims.
Fallball Session -
Starts the Week of September 11 for 8 weeks
We can take a maximum of 16 teams per night and need at least 4 teams in a bracket
We also need to strive to have an even number of teams in a bracket to avoid double header/bye situations
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If your team is listed in:
Black - You are Penciled-In but Entry is
Entry Fee Received - Need Proof of Insurance
all paperwork has been received
#1 - Proof of Insurance
A refund of the Entry Fee will be
cancels before the entry deadline, which is 9 days before the start of League Play. There
will be NO REFUND of the entry fee if a team cancels after the entry deadline
date. This includes
for the remainder of
particular league session.
The weather and field conditions will be
If the weather conditions and /or the
field conditions are questionable, we will
our decision to proceed or by 10:00AM on the
day of the game.
If games are cancelled and not
a refund of $60.00 per game will be applied. There
will be no refund for a particular game
has been started.