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Jul, 2023

Fall Ball Registration is open

  1. West Bend Little League is pleased to announce that there will be a Fall League again this year. The basic
    information for the league is outlined in this letter including important dates.

    What is Fall League? The Fall League is a separate season with new teams built designed to give kids who want
    to continue their baseball or softball experience past what they received in the summer. It is also structured to
    move the oldest kids of each Spring League level to the level they will play next year. This gives them valuable
    experience for the next year’s Spring League. The Fall League stresses the fundamentals. Games are still played,
    but no standings are kept. Teams are determined by evaluations (excluding Rookies and TBall), similar to the
    Spring League. The evaluation dates are 8/8 through 8/10 and will be sent via evaluation slips and will be held at
    the West Bend Little League Complex at 600 E Water St. (details for evaluation times will be given out upon
    registration). The dates are specific to certain divisions.

    Who can play in Fall League? Players need not have been in the West Bend Little League system to play in the
    Fall League. Players from other communities (but not limited to) like Grafton, Kewaskum and Slinger are
    eligible to play. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

    How are teams built?
    Other than Rookies and Tball, teams are built upon ranking players based on their
    evaluation score to help balance out the talent, pitching and catching abilities. If a player cannot make an
    evaluation, we request that parents provide a contact for a coach that has worked with them during the summer for
    a basic assessment of skills. Requests for carpools or “same team” will be honored WITHIN REASON. This is
    not a league where an entire summer traveling team can play together on the same team. This league is about
    working at fundamentals and basics. Teams are built as evenly as possible on paper. Rookie and Tball teams are
    built based on school attendance as much as possible. Coaching needs come first, so some players may be split
    up from their normal classmates.

    What is the divisional structure of the Fall League? The breakdown for each level and league ages are as follows.
    Please read the league age breakdown carefully. There are new rules as of this year depending on the age you are.

    Tball: Introduction to the fundamentals of baseball; smaller teams and batters hit balls off a batting tee
    Rookies: Machine Pitch – introduction to baseball with pitched balls to batters
    Midwest: Player Pitch – league where players first begin pitching to batters. Rules are set up to maximize
    playing time and develop pitching.

    Intermediate: Introduction to “real” baseball on a 50’ pitching mound and 70’ base paths. This game teaches the
    fundamentals of leading off, holding runners on and for pitchers to work on pitching out of the stretch. Typically,
    there is not enough players in Fall to offer BOTH Majors and Intermediate, so WBLL opts to teach the
    Intermediate game.
    Juniors: Real baseball on a 60’ 6” pitching distance and 90’ base paths – same size as a high school diamond.

    GFP Softball (Minors): Introductory level to fast pitch softball, 35’ pitching distance
    GFP Softball (Majors): Next level of fast pitch softball with , 40’ pitching distance
    GFP Softball (Seniors): Full game of fast pitch softball, 43’ pitching distance

    League ages (LA) are calculated by Little League rules. Bold ages are 2023 (current year) league ages. If players
    coming from outside Little League programs and your player falls in a different level than expected, please
    contact the league.

    Tball: 4 to 5 year olds (Birthdates on or between September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019)
    Rookies: 6 to 7 year olds (Birthdates on or between September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017)
    Midwest: 8 to 9 year olds (Birthdates on or between September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2015)
    Intermediate: 10 to 11 year olds (Birthdates on or between September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2013)
    NOTE: Intermediate level is a level that uses Junior league rules, but with 50/70
    Junior: 12* to 15 year olds (Birthdates on or between September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2011).
    *12 year olds will play Juniors. If parents feel that Juniors is too big of a jump, contact
    the Junior director to discuss moving down to Intermediate. The system will
    automatically place them in Juniors.
    GFP Softball: Minors: 7 to 9 years old (Birthdates on or between January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015)
    Majors: 10 to 11 years old (Birthdates on or between January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013)
    Seniors: 12 to 15 years old (Birthdates on or between January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010)

    ***Softball camps will be offered should we not get enough players to field teams***

    When is the Fall League? The Fall League will start in mid-August (practices) with the season starting
    immediately after Labor Day – September 5. The season will run until October 14. The last weekend of the
    season will be a randomly seeded tournament for Midwest divisions on up (depending upon number of teams).

    When and Where is Registration? Registration must be done online (see Online Registration button in upper right
    corner at Returning players from past seasons will see much of the information
    will be already filled out. The fee for Tball will be $90 per player. The fee for Rookies will be $115. Fees for all
    other divisions is $150 per player. The site offers an option to pay with a credit card. If you choose to pay by
    check or cash, there are two options: a) mail copy of invoice and payment to WBLL, PO Box 531, West Bend,
    WI 53095 or b) contact Jim D’Angelo at [email protected] to make arrangements. Checks should be made
    out to WBLL. Please note that all registrations are subject to a system transaction fee of $3 so please figure that
    into your payment.

    There will NOT be any on-site registration dates. If you need assistance with registration, please contact Jim
    D’Angelo. Once registered, you will receive an email from the director of that league with an evaluation date slip
    (for any non-Rookie/TBall levels). There are no make up evaluations. If your player(s) cannot make the
    evaluation date, please contact the director at that level.

    Junior: Scott Deibel – [email protected]
    ntermediate: Mike Pettit – [email protected]
    idwest: Mark Blau – [email protected]
    Rookies/Tball: Brian Stoffel – [email protected]
    Softball (Min/Maj): Jackie Rehbein – [email protected]
    Softball (Seniors): Jackie Rehbein – [email protected]

    NOTE: For Fall League, NO proof of residency is required and NO copies of birth certificate are required.

    Interested in Coaching? Please register as a COACH online. After creating a login or logging in with an existing
    profile, simply register as a coach under Volunteer section. It will take you through the steps to fill out the
    volunteer application – REQUIRED! To coach, you MUST provide your Social Security number otherwise,
    WBLL cannot properly do a background check as mandated through Little League International.

    When are games played? Normally, games are played during the week (Monday – Friday). A structure will be
    developed to help minimize late nights especially for the younger players. Details on the exact structure will be
    determined by the turnout and number of teams. Be aware that at the end of the season, there will be games
    played on the last Saturday. Older divisions and Softball will probably have a season ending tournament.

    If you have anymore questions beyond this, please contact the appropriate director or Jim D’Angelo at
    [email protected].

    Thank you and we hope to see you this Fall!

    Registration Outline
    a. New User
    i. Create Family Account
    ii. Create Child(ren) Accounts - Participants
    iii. Select division – system will auto suggest them
    iv. Answer all questions
    v. Make Payment
    b. Returning user
    i. Login with existing account information
    ii. Register each player for a division
    iii. Answer all questions
    iv. Make Payment

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