2017 FALL (Winterball) SEASON INFORMATION

Important Calendar Dates

July 1  Online registration opens - $115

July 31 - Coach registration deadline

Aug 3 - Coach selection - notification

 Aug 5  Registration closes - Wait list only; Additional $60 if added to a team (Fee $175) 

Aug 6  Evaluations for 10U and 12U at Livermore Field 1. Times listed below.                                                                                                   *Players MUST attend evaluations in order to be draft eligible. 
Aug 7  Make up evaluations (prior approval only; email VPRec@folsomsoftballclub.com)

 
Aug 10 - Practice Selection Meeting 6PM; 10U Draft 6:30PM; 12U Draft 7:30PM - All at Hampton Inn

 Aug 10/11  Team assignments released

 Aug 13  Practices begin this week

 Aug 26/27 - Winterball seeding tournament 8U

 Sept 2/3/4 Winterball seeding tournament 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U

   
Sept 10 - First Winterball game 8U

Sept 17 - First Winterball game 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U

 Oct 28/29, Nov 4/5, or Nov 11/12 - Down and Dirty tournament for NorCal Winterball (dates each division plays is TBD)


Go HERE for more information on the Winterball program!


Before signing up, please be aware that playing on other sports teams that require participation on Sundays will put a strain on your softball team if you are unable to make games. This is especially true if you are a pitcher.  There will be Saturday games on the two tournament weekends. Please indicate any conflicts for these dates during registration.

Evaluation Schedule - Sunday, August 6th
Player MUST attend evaluations in order to be draft eligible. Make up evaluation Monday, August 7th with prior approval only -- email VPRec@folsomsoftballclub.com

For player equipment requirements go HERE.

10U Division
12:15 - 12:45 Player registration
12:45 - 2:15  Player evaluations
2:15 - 3:00   Pitcher/catcher evaluations

12U Division
2:45 - 3:15 Player registration
3:15 - 4:45 Player evaluations
4:45 - 5:15 Pitcher/catcher evaluations

Age Divisions
The division that your child will play in depends on her age as of January 1st (birth year). You will notice there are overlapping age divisions in Fall.  A player may move up or stay in their current division depending on where they fit best with the other players and where they will have the most fun.  For example, if a player would be moving to 12U for the Spring 2018 season, for Fall 2017 she can play 10U or 12U.  However, we highly encourage players to move into the division they will be playing in for the Spring 2018 season as fall really helps with that transition.

6U Division = No 6U division in Fall (Note: birth year 2010 can play 8U in Fall)
8U Division = players with birth years 2008-2010
10U Division = players with birth years 2006-2008
12U Division = players with birth years 2004-2006

14U and/or 16U Division = players with birth years 2000-2004**

 

**We may need to combine 14U and 16U players to have enough for one team to play in the 16U division.

Registration Eligibility
To be eligible to play 2017 Winterball players must live or go to school in Folsom and must have participated in spring 2017 recreation ball through Folsom Softball Club. Placement on a team is not guaranteed. Space in limited.                                                              If you recently moved to Folsom please reach out president@folsomsoftballclub.com to see if an exception may apply. Proof of residency may be requested.

Why NorCal Winterball?
Folsom Softball Club will be participating in NorCal Winterball across all divisions to enhance the playing experience through interaction with a wider variety of NorCal affiliated teams. Tournaments and games will be scheduled in the Sacramento and surrounding area.

 Registration Cost
The winterball registration fee is $115. This is less expensive than the spring season because we don't hold opening or closing ceremonies, no pictures, and we go with a simple uniform (jersey only) to keep costs down.  Because the cost is at a minimum the early registration and sibling discounts are not included.  
Registration fees go toward jersey, NorCal participation fee, field use fees, insurance, equipment, etc. No financial assistance is available for the Fall season.  If you have a balance owing on your account, you will not be allowed to register until it's cleared. Contact Treasurer@folsomsoftballclub.com

Uniform
Players will receive a uniform jersey for the Fall season (no names or sponsors on the jersey).  Individual teams may decide on sock choice (crazy socks, star socks, tie-dyed socks, etc.) at their own cost.  All players wear navy blue pants (purchased separately).  The front of the jersey will have the Folsom Fastpitch logo. The back of the jersey will have a number.


When you register online you will need to select:

Jersey size: Chest sizes noted next to the size in registration. 

Jersey Number: You can request a first and second choice number for your jersey.  We will try to honor your request, but we can't guarantee you will get it.  We will try.

 
Survey Feedback
Your feedback is important to us. We use your feedback to continue to improve our program such as better uniforms, more games, improved rules, and better value for your registration fees. Thanks for letting us know how we are doing.
 

Rules
NorCal Winterball is governed by a separate set of rules than our local rules. There will be many differences fostering more competitive play than you may be used to in the past with Folsom fall ball. Please take time to review the rules by following the Winterball link above.

Umpires
We continue to build our junior ASA umpire program this year (6th grade and older). Experienced ASA umpires will train our junior umpires, as well as umpire games for the older divisions. Our umpires continue to improve each season based on the coaches feedback, and their participation in the Fall season is part of that. Folsom youth umpires will be used for games located in Folsom only.

Refund Policy
If you find you cannot play after registering we will offer the following refund policy. You will receive a 100% refund up to Aug 7. From Aug 7 through Aug 12 a 50% refund will be offered. No refunds will be offered after Aug 13th.

 

Registration Fee Schedule

Amount

Refund

Jul 1 - Aug 6
(Regular Registration Fee)   

$115

100%

After Aug 6
(Registration Closed - Add to Wait List - fee is $175 if added to a team)

$175

50%

After Aug 12

$175

No Refund






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