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2023 Fall Ball Season

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Key Fall Ball Dates:

  • Registration: 7/22 - 8/18
    • Early Bird: 7/22 -7/28 ($150)
    • Regular: 7/29 - 8/18 ($170)
    • Late: 8/19 - 9/2 ($190)
    • Sibling Discount: $20 for each additional sibling 
  • Assessments: Sunday 8/20 Kaeser Field (times TBD)
  • Please note that Fall Ball assessments will be used to for B Select Team formation.
  • Season: 8/28 to early Nov.
    • Practices Start 8/28
    • First Game: 9/10
    • Last Game: 10/29
    • End of Season Tournaments:
      • 8U & 10U: 11/3 - 11/5
      • 12U & 14U: 11/10 - 11/12
  • Practices: (1x or 2x/week) Start week of 8/28. Practice start times vary with times as early as 4:00PM and as late as 8:00PM and will be held at Wells Fargo and Liberty Park. Practice times are based on field and coach availability and are not determined until teams have been formed.
  • Games: Start 9/10 and end early November. Games will be doubleheaders on Sunday in either 4S or fields across San Diego County.

Division Ages (NEW CHANGES): USA Softball made changes to the Division Classifications. The updated cutoff dates are closer to most school cutoff dates and allows players to play more often with those in the same grade.

  • 8U: September 1, 2014- August 31, 2016
  • 10U: September 1, 2012- August 31, 2014
  • 12U: September 1, 2010- August 31, 2012
  • 14U: September 1, 2008- August 31, 2010

What is Fall Ball?

More commonly known as Winterball, our league participates in the North County Winterball season. In short, the season is 8 weeks long, 1-2 practices a week, and a double header, against the same team, on Sundays. The first game is competitive while the second game is more relaxed allowing coaches and umpires to coach the girls after a play has been completed. It's a great learning experiencing, especially for girls that will moving up to the next division in the spring since the rules change for each division. Games are played all over North County.  Keep reading for more detailed information.

Divisions:  8U, 10U, 12U, and Softball Sundays. We will field a 14U team, if we have enough interest. Please email [email protected] to be placed on an interest list.

Practices: 1 or 2 times per week, practice start times vary with times as early as 4:00PM and as late as 8:00PM beginning August 28th. Practice times are based on field and coach availability and are not determined until teams have been formed. 

Games: 2 games (double-header) every Sunday all around North County San Diego and players are generally expected to arrive 1 hour prior to start time. Games will begin September 10th and run for 8 weeks. The first game is typically competitive, while the second game is developmental.

Assessments:  Sunday, 8/20 Wells Fargo Field (times TBD)

Timing: Practices begin end of August, with games running from early September until November.

Tournaments: End of Season Tournaments will take place early November

Competitiveness: The age divisions are divided into a Gold (A) and a Silver (B). We can have multiple teams in the Silver division.  Note that typically North County Winterball requires girls to play in next year's Spring age division, so the more advanced girls in that age division will typically be on Gold and the newer players to that age division will be in Silver.

Eligibility: Our main recreational season is in the Spring.  Priority status for Fall Ball will be given to girls who played in 4S Ranch during the 2023 Spring Season.  Any new players may register, but we will be in contact with you if we are not able to place your daughter on a team.  Our goal is to make a place for every girl who wants to play North County Winterball, but placement is not guaranteed. We make every attempt to place girls that want to play on a team, but it is not always possible.

Selection Process: Managers and coaches will be selected by the Board based on the pool of volunteers noted on registrations.  The Board will utilize feedback from the Rec Season and All-Star Surveys in the coach/manager selection process.  There will be an assessment day for all players (TBD) at Stagecoach Field (formerly Well Fargo Field).   During the Fall season, girls typically play in the division they will be playing for in the 2023 Spring season. 8U = birthday Sep 2014 - Aug 2016, 10U = birthday Sep 2012 - Aug 2014, 12U = birthday Sep 2010 - Aug 2012.  Any requests to play down should be noted on the registration and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Players will find out team assignments end of August.

Fees: The cost is estimated at $170 ($150 for early bird registration) which includes 1 tournament jersey and socks.

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San Diego, California 92127
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