Vienna Little League
2011 Fall Ball
League Age Eligibility for 2011 Fall Ball
All ‘league age’ players 6 to 11 from the previous spring season (i.e. rising 7-12’s) will be eligible to participate in the program. This means anyone born between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2005.
Majors Level: VLL Majors Fall Ball seeks to provide a competitive environment for the returning Majors' players and an instructional environment for those prospective Majors players selected to play Majors Fall Ball. There will be an end-of-the season “Fall Classic” tournament for all the Majors teams.
AAA and AA Levels: VLL AAA and AA Fall Ball is intended to be developmental in nature and scope. Emphasis should be on providing an environment with the focus on instruction, development and opportunity for everyone to develop in anticipation of the spring season.
Single A Level: VLL A Fall Ball is new for 2011. It ss intended to be developmental in nature and scope. Emphasis should be on providing an environment with the focus on instruction, development and opportunity for everyone to develop in anticipation of the spring season. Games will only be played on Saturday at this level.
Season: Games will be played from the beginning of September to late October.
The VLL Fall Ball Program will be divided into two (2) divisions: “Majors” and “Minors”. The “Minors” division will consist of two levels: ‘AAA’, ‘AA’ and 'Single A'. All divisions are ‘kid pitch’ except Single A.
The cost is $125 per player. Late fees assessed as per the schedule on the website.
All returning Majors level players from the spring are guaranteed a spot in Majors Fall Ball. Each Fall Ball Majors team will have between 7 to 9 returning Majors players from the spring season. Additional players to fill out the roster will be drafted from the list of the players rising up from spring AAA level who have expressed a desire to play Majors level Fall Ball. Because of space limitations in Majors Fall Ball, not every rising AAA player who wishes to play Majors Level Fall Ball will be selected. This selection is up to the Managers of the teams and will be done via a draft in mid-August.
AAA, AA and Single A Levels:
There are no try-outs for Fall Ball. Each AAA and AA Manager is allowed to ‘assign’ a certain number of players to their team before the draft. The rest of the team will be filled via the draft, which will occur in mid-August.
Determination of Fall Ball ‘level’:
Upon registration, you will be asked to select the requested ‘division or level’ (Majors, AAA, AA or Single A). If in doubt, please consult with the Manager of your spring team as to his recommendation for Fall Ball level.
Also, this ‘request’ is not guaranteed, especially for Majors level requests, as explained above for the Majors level team selection process and it’s limited Majors spots for rising AAA players. For the AAA and AA requested levels, VLL will make every attempt to fulfill the request.
Volunteers and Waitlist
Vienna Little League is a volunteer organization; and, therefore requires many volunteers to manage and coach Fall Ball teams. Because at this time (early June) we do not yet know how many volunteers we will have, we may need to ‘wait list’ registrants once registrants exceed 350. Our goal is to have everyone play.
· Every team roster player will play defensively in at least every other inning.
· Each team roster player will bat in a “continuous batting order”.