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Fall Ball 2024

** Once registration is closed Saturday 8/31, teams will be formed and coaches assigned.  Once that occurs you will hear from one of the coaches about the start of practices and games.  You should expect to hear from your coach shortly after Labor Day.  Games will start the weekend of 9/7. **


The Fall Ball program is for baseball players Little League age 8 through 16.

Fall Baseball age groups are determined by the players Little League age for the Spring 2025 season.

We intend to field the following baseball Little League Age groups this Fall (Fall uses next Spring's age groups).

  • 8-9 year olds - DOB 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017
  • 10 year olds - DOB 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015
  • 11 & 12 year olds - DOB 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014
  • 13 & 14 year olds - DOB 09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012
  • 15 & 16 year olds - DOB 09/01/2008 - 08/31/2010

Fall Ball is a fun, relaxed environment that allows for all levels of skill to play. Coaches put a strong emphasis on developing the individual players' skills and knowledge of the game. All players who are moving into a player pitch division (ex: Rookie to American) for the 2025 Spring season are highly encouraged to participate.

This gives players the opportunity to practice pitching and hitting against other players. Fall Ball is also extremely helpful for players moving from the small field format to the big field format (ex: Majors to Juniors) to adjust to the heavier bats, longer base and pitchers mound distances.

Please note the following:

  • All players must either reside in, attend a school located in, or have a sibling who attends a school located in either East Goshen, East Whiteland, or Charlestown Township.
  • All new players (e.g. did not play for GVLL in Spring 2024 or a previous season) must provide proof of age and must provide a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Actual baseball divisions fielded and number of teams will be based on player sign-ups and coach availability.

Fall Ball General Information

  • The season lasts approximately 8 weeks and should begin the weekend after Labor Day in September and will end the last of October. We do not make up rainouts.
  • Practice schedules are up to each coach - 8/9 year old division practices on Saturdays only; 10 year old division may have practices 1-2 times during the week nights through September.
  • 11/12s, 13/14s, 15/16s generally practice 1-2 times during the week in September.
  • Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays for all age groups.
  • The 9 year-old division has Saturday morning Baseball Practices/Clinics and games scheduled by District 27 on Sundays.
  • Saturday Games/Clinics for (8/9 - 10 year olds) are scheduled by GVLL, and generally scheduled in the mornings (9:00 am & 11:00 am starts) to keep the afternoons open.
  • 11/12 year-old Division play intra GVLL games on Saturdays with start times generally of 9:00AM, 11:30AM, & 2PM.    
  • 11/12 year-old Fall Ball will be playing 50/70 (longer bases) on Saturdays (GVLL intra league play) and traditional 46/60 baseball on Sunday (inter league District 27 play).
  • Sunday's games for 9 - 12 year old divisions are with other leagues, are scheduled by the district and generally have starting times of 1:00 and 3:00.
  • Games for Baseball ages 13-16 are scheduled by the District 27.
  • The game schedule includes teams from our league and other local leagues.


The success of our Little League, as always, depends on parent involvement and support.

We need many parents to help with the Saturday Baseball Clinic for the 8/9 year old group.

  • We have found that this clinic has limited conflicts with other fall sports.
  • With games on Sunday's only for this age group we have had very little schedule conflicts.
  • We understand that traditional fall sports may take priority.  That's OK, we will accommodate your player whenever they can make it.


Registration Information:

Registration for Fall Ball will open 7/1/2024, $25 discount if you register before August 1.

Team Assignments:

Team assignments will occur Labor Day weekend and contact will be made by coaches by shortly after Labor Day weekend.

Questions:

Please direct questions to [email protected].


Fall Ball Division Information

Softball:
Please see Chester Valley LL's website.

 

8/9 Year-Olds Baseball:

The 8/9 year-old program is designed for players moving into the American Division in the spring. The goal is to work on fundamentals and introduce the players to the concept of "kid pitch". Clinic stations are run on Saturday and games are done on Sunday.

10 Year-Olds Baseball:

This 10 year-old program is for players moving from the American League Division to the National League Division in the spring. The teams play other GVLL teams on Saturdays and other leagues on Sunday. Some coaches will host practices during the week but it is not mandatory.

11/12 Year-Olds Baseball:

Some coaches will host practices during the week but it is not mandatory. Fall Ball will be played traditional 46/60 baseball on Saturdays and Sundays.

13/14 Year-Olds Baseball:

Fall Ball is a great opportunity for players who will play on the big field next Spring. The base paths are longer 90 feet, the pitching mound is farther 60 feet, and the bats are heavier (-3 BBCOR).  It prepares players for what they will see next spring.

15/16 Year-Olds Baseball:

Fall Ball is for players who want to continue playing ball and honing their skills on the big field.


Have a great summer and hope to see you on the field this Fall! 

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