Fall Ball Fall Ball is a shortened season for players that are interested in:
continuing their fastpitch softball experience beyond the summertime
previewing the new age group they move into the next spring/summer season
giving fastpitch softball a try (no experience required).
Teams will practice together for a few weeks prior to league competition. Practices are often conducted twice a week, with double-header games on Saturday or Sunday afternoon (opponents and locations vary). Game opponents are determined weekly, based on the results of the previous week's games; this is an effort to produce even parity between competing teams throughout the shortened season.
2022 online registration opens July 18, 2021 and runs through August 8, 2022.
Age divisions for 2022 Fall Ball
2022 Fall Ball play dates:
8U and 10U double header games (Saturdays)
Fall Ball State Tournament
12U double header games (Sundays)
Fall Ball State Tournament
EP Fastpitch works with the Minnesota Softball League so that we can host games at Miller Park to provide an opportunity for our girls to play at one of the best softball parks in the state. When we are fortunate enough to host these games we have our concession stand open to provide food and beverages for the players and families as well as raising funds for all of our programs. This is extremely beneficial to our program and allows us to keep our registration fees as low as possible.
During these games at Miller Park, we ask our parents, or a designated adult of their choice (16 or older), to work a volunteer shift -- usually only three to four hours. This could involve more than one Sunday. Volunteer shifts will also be needed from all teams during qualifier and state tournaments.
Volunteering (Fall 2022)
Please use our Volunteering webpage as a guide, but there are a few modifications to how we handle the volunteering process during the FallBall season. During the FallBall season, league organizers re-rank teams based on their previous week's performance; this means we won't know where any EP team plays during any given weekend. We will make efforts to host Fall Ball games (Weeks 1, 2, 3) at Miller Park, but we may not be notified until THU afternoon, which gives families very short notice about working that weekend 's shifts doing concessions or field maintenance. Only families with teams competing at Miller Park over the weekend will be the families assigned to shifts. EP Fastpitch will host games at Miller Park on Week 4 and for the Fall State Tournament.
There is no exact science to this volunteer process because we won't know which EP teams play at Miller Park until a few days before the weekend. We appreciate all of your patience and cooperation in showing up and working your volunteer shifts with such short notice.