The Fall Ball is a developmental season which runs from just after Labour Day until approximately October 15th (Mother nature Permitting) Players are separated into age based divisions from Rookie Ball to Teenage (Juniors and Seniors). Evaluations usually occur prior to Labour Day. Teams are formed with kids from multiple associations across Little League Alberta Baseball Distrcit 3 (North Calgary)
Little League has chosen for baseball to align kids ages around a September to August Calendar span to ensure kids particiapting at the Little League World Series are the appropriate age for their respective division. This differs from other sports in the Calgay area - however as a Little League Chartered Association we are required to follow the age brackets as they are established in the Little League Rule book
Those age brackets are as follows:
Players continue to develop their skills and learn the rules of baseball. Emphasis is placed upon hitting, base running, fielding/ throwing and teamwork. Both Offensive and Defensive fundamental are stressed.
Players are evaluated for the first time in Majors. Player pitching is introduced, and all players are encouraged to try pitching. Umpires in this division allow a fairly liberal strike zone. The object of the game is to get the ball hit into play as often as possible. Players are encouraged to play all positions throughout the season. This is the first age group where All-Star teams can continue with Tournament play after the season ends.
Players are drafted based on their ability and Players development to either a Majors or or a National League team. The number of teams vary year to year depending on enrollment. Continuous batting orders are mandatory at this level and players are encouraged to play all positions throughout the season. All-Star teams can continue with tournament play after the season ends.
In Juniors, players are evaluated for Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams based on their ability and development. Leading off is introduced and diamond sizes and rules are in line with the rules of baseball. All-Star teams can continue with Tournament play after the season ends.
Senior players are evaluated for Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams based on their ability and development. Diamond sizes and rules are in line with the rules of baseball. Team atmosphere and dynamics are geared toward older players with refinement of baseball fundamental and introduction of advanced techniques and strategies. All-Star teams can continue with Tournament play after the season ends.