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2022 Fall League Information

Please review the Fall League information below prior to signing up.

Fall League Eligibility and Divisions
The Fall League is open to boys and girls that are ages as described below as of August 15, 2022.

For more information, see our Fall League Age Guide

BASEBALL DIVISIONS:

Coach Pitch (ages 4-6): In this division, coaches toss up to 5 pitches to each batter. If necessary, the batter hits off of a tee after five unsuccessful pitch attempts.

Machine Pitch (ages 6-8): Teams in this division hit off of a spring-loaded pitching machine.

Kid Pitch (ages 8-9): Players in this division will pitch to opposing batters. 

SOFTBALL DIVISIONS:

Machine Pitch (ages 6-8): Teams in this division hit off of a spring-loaded pitching machine.

Kid Pitch (ages 8-10): Players in this division will pitch to opposing batters. 

Age exceptions: Any exceptions must be approved by the fall league commissioner.

The Fall League is open to participants in nearby communities. There are no residency restrictions, but players should be able to commute to games and practices timely. All games and practices are expected to take place at the Mill Road Little League Complex in Menomonee Falls.

2022 Fall League Dates and Locations
The fall league schedule includes a team practice and a six game schedule. Each game day has a dedicated pre-game practice built into the schedule. The team practice and all games are expected to be played at the Mill Road Little League Complex in Menomonee Falls.

      August 7 - Team Practices
      August 14 - Games
      August 21 - Games
      August 28 - Games
    (No games Labor Day Weekend)
      September 11 - Games
      September 18 - Games
      September 25 - Games
      October 2 - Weather Makeups (if necessary)
      October 9 - Weather Makeups (if necessary)

Fall League Participant Fee

  • Coach Pitch Division ($95)
  • Machine Pitch Division ($110)
  • Kid Pitch Division ($125)

An additional online registration payment fee is $3 per registration, which may be waived with a check payment received within a week of the registration. Registration fees are subject to sales tax.

The participant fee includes:
  • A scheduled practice at the pre-determined dates listed above or as arranged by your team's coaches
  • Six scheduled games of league play, each with a dedicated pre-game practice
  • Falls Baseball jersey shirt
  • Falls Baseball hat or visor
  • Coaching from volunteer coaches
  • No volunteer time or fundraising activities are required by participants or their families
  • Paid umpires for the kid pitch and machine pitch divisions.

Weather
In the event of inclement weather, pre-determined make-up games are included in the schedule. The pre-determined weather make-ups gives fall league participants the best chance of playing all scheduled games. We cannot guarantee all games will be played if numerous games are cancelled due to weather. No refunds will be given for missed games or if weather prohibits the season from being fully completed.

Fall League Rules - Coach Pitch Division
The bullets below are a summary. A full coaches guide will be provided to the coaches prior to the start of the fall season.

- A coach pitches up to 5 pitches to each of their own team's batters. After 5 missed pitches, the player may hit off of a tee.
- Balls used in the Coach Pitch division during practices and games are sof-tees.
- All hits are singles and runners may advance 1 base on each hit. No leadoffs, stealing, bunting or advancing on errors, etc.
- A half inning ends after 3 outs, or 5 runs.
- Bases are 50 feet apart
- Up to 10 players will play (P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF x4). If 6 players, no OF positions. If 5 players, no OF or C position. A team with fewer than 6 players may reasonably borrow players from another team in the league.
- Coaches should rotate batting orders and rotate defensive positions to allow balanced participation across all positions.
- A game will last up to 4 innings. As time is nearing an end, coaches may wish to speed up the last inning at their discretion (i.e. only 3 pitches per batter or use only the tee). Due to field time allotments, each week will be under a strict time limit. The pre-game practice is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a game under a 1 hour time limit.

- Further guidelines will be communicated to coaches prior to the start of the season.

Fall League Rules - Baseball Machine Pitch Division
The bullets below are a summary. A full coaches guide will be provided to the coaches prior to the start of the fall season.

- A spring-loaded machine operated by a coach pitches from 46 feet to their own team's batters. There are no walks or called (non-swinging) strikes.
- Balls used in the Baseball Machine Pitch division during practices and games are sof-tees.
- Courtesy runners are allowed for catchers or injured players. The last player to make an out is deemed to be the courtesy runner.
- No leadoffs, stealing, bunting or advancing on errors, etc.
- Runners may advance at their own risk up to 1 base for a ball hit in the infield. Runners may advance at their own risk without limitation for balls hit into the outfield until the outfielder retreives the ball and releases a throw. For balls hit into the outfield, as long as the runner makes an attempt at the next base, the runner may advance at their own risk until the outfielder releases a throw from their hand.
- A half inning ends after 3 outs, or 5 runs, except in the fifth inning the run limit is increased to 9 runs.
- Bases are 60 feet apart
- 10 players will play (P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF x4). A team with 8 or fewer players may reasonably substitute with players from another team in the league (to get up to 9 players). Substitute players should bat at the bottom of the order.
- Coaches should rotate batting orders, rotate defensive positions to allow balanced participation between infield and outfield, and no player may play the same position twice in one game (except catcher).
- A game will last up to 6 innings. The final score will be determined by the last full inning completed. Due to field time allotments, each week will be subject to time limits. The pre-game practice is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a game under a 1.5 hour time limit.
- Further guidelines will be communicated to coaches prior to the start of the season.

Fall League Rules - Baseball Kid Pitch Division
The bullets below are a summary. A full coaches guide will be provided to the coaches prior to the start of the fall season.

- Players pitch from approximately 46 feet to the opposing team batters. Pitchers are limited to 1 inning (3 outs) per game. Falls Baseball encourages the development of pitchers.
- Balls used in the Kid Pitch division during practices and games are hard balls.
- Courtesy runners are allowed for catchers or injured players. The last player to make an out is deemed to be the courtesy runner.
- No leadoffs. Stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate. Runners may not steal home.
- Runners may advance on errors or passed balls. A runner on third base may not advance to home by stealing or a passed ball.
- A half inning ends after 3 outs, or 5 runs, except in the fifth inning the run limit is increased to 9 runs.
- Bases are 60 feet apart
- 10 players will play (P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF x4). A team with 8 or fewer players may reasonably substitute with players from another team in the league (to get up to 9 players). Substitute players are not allowed to pitch and should bat at the bottom of the order.
- Coaches should rotate batting orders and rotate defensive positions to allow players to gain experience with with all positions. Coaches are expected to play players at all positions throughout the season, even pitcher, unless there is a specific parent request or circumstance that would warrant otherwise.
- A game will last up to 6 innings. The final score will be determined by the last full inning completed. Due to field time allotments, each week will be subject to time limits. The pre-game practice is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a game under a 2 hour time limit.
- Further guidelines will be communicated to coaches prior to the start of the season.

Fall League Rules - Softball Machine Pitch Division
The bullets below are a summary. A full coaches guide will be provided to the coaches prior to the start of the fall season.

- A spring-loaded machine operated by a coach pitches from 35 feet to their own team's batters. There are no walks.
- The batter will get 5 pitches from a pitching machine to put the ball in play. A player will not be called out on 3 strikes/swings. The batter is out if they have not put the ball in play after 5 pitches, unless the fifth pitch or any subsequent pitch is a foul ball. Bad pitches due to issues with the pitching machine may not be counted if the umpire or both teams agree that the pitch was outside the normal pitch area.
- Balls used in the Softball Machine Pitch division during practices and games are 11 inch yellow softballs.
- Courtesy runners are allowed for catchers or injured players. The last player to make an out is deemed to be the courtesy runner.
- No leadoffs, stealing, bunting, slash bunting, or advancing on errors, etc.
- Runners may advance at their own risk up to 1 base for a ball hit in the infield. Runners may advance at their own risk without limitation for balls hit into the outfield until the outfielder retreives the ball and releases a throw. For balls hit into the outfield, as long as the runner makes an attempt at the next base, the runner may advance at their own risk until the outfielder releases a throw from their hand.
- A half inning ends after 3 outs, or 5 runs, except in the fifth inning the run limit is increased to 9 runs.
- Bases are 60 feet apart
- 10 players will play (P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF x4). A team with 8 or fewer players may reasonably substitute with players from another team in the league (to get up to 9 players). Substitute players should bat at the bottom of the order.
- Coaches should rotate batting orders, rotate defensive positions to allow balanced participation between infield and outfield, and no player may play the same position twice in one game (except catcher).
- A game will last up to 6 innings. The final score will be determined by the last full inning completed. Due to field time allotments, each week will be subject to time limits. The pre-game practice is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a game under a 1.5 hour time limit.
- Further guidelines will be communicated to coaches prior to the start of the season.

Fall League Rules - Softball Kid Pitch Division
The bullets below are a summary. A full coaches guide will be provided to the coaches prior to the start of the fall season.

- Players pitch from approximately 35 feet to the opposing team batters. Pitchers are limited to 1 inning (3 outs) per game, with limited exceptions. Falls Baseball encourages the development of pitchers.
- There are no walks. Coach pitch will be used after the fourth (4th) called ball. Coach will underhand pitch from the pitching rubber within the pitching circle. Batters will then have the remaining strikes in pitch count as swings at soft toss from a coach standing at the pitcher’s rubber. Example: If the fourth ball is thrown with one strike (4 and 1 count), the batter would get two (2) swings to put the ball in play from soft toss by a coach. If the third strike toss is a foul ball, the batter will get another pitch.
- Balls used in the Softball Kid Pitch division during practices and games are 11 inch yellow softballs.
- Courtesy runners are allowed for catchers or injured players. The last player to make an out is deemed to be the courtesy runner.
- No leadoffs. Stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate. Runners may not steal home.
- Runners may advance on errors or passed balls (one base per batter). A runner on third base may not advance to home by stealing or a passed ball.
- A runner may advance at any time while the ball is in play until the ball returns to the infield (fielders should attempt to get the ball back to the pitcher’s circle, but runners will be held to the nearest base once the ball is in the infield).
- A half inning ends after 3 outs, or 5 runs, except in the fifth inning the run limit is increased to 9 runs.
- Bases are 60 feet apart
- 10 players will play (P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and OF x4). A team with 8 or fewer players may reasonably substitute with players from another team in the league (to get up to 9 players). Substitute players are not allowed to pitch and should bat at the bottom of the order.
- Coaches should rotate batting orders and rotate defensive positions to allow players to gain experience with with all positions. Coaches are expected to play players at all positions throughout the season, even pitcher, unless there is a specific parent request or circumstance that would warrant otherwise.
- A game will last up to 6 innings. The final score will be determined by the last full inning completed. Due to field time allotments, each week will be subject to time limits. The pre-game practice is scheduled for 30 minutes followed by a game under a 2 hour time limit.
- Further guidelines will be communicated to coaches prior to the start of the season.