Fall Developmental League
Club 612 will organize 8U through 18U fastpitch teams for the fall season. Fall Ball is one of the best benefits of having a club team in the city. We are hoping through our efforts and word of mouth, 612 will be able to field a number of teams. Club 612 plans to field teams from 8U-18U, and if all goes well we'll have two teams per age group.
** PLEASE NOTE CLUB 612 HAS DECIDED TO ADD AN 8U TEAM FOR FALL 2016.
Pre-Registration Ends July 25th. (Register Now)
Costs: The Season Cost is $75 + the cost of your jersey $20. The club will use the long-sleeved jersey's from Spring/Summer 2016, so, if you have that jersey, you won't need to buy another.
** North Side $50 "Introductory Offer: Special $50 Deal For Students Residing in the Zone 1 Attendance Area
(See PDF to see if you qualify) Starting with age 10U, if you are the parent or guardian of a student who resides in the Minneapolis Public Schools Zone 1 attendance area and/or has a child who attends or who will attend Edison, North or Patrick Henry High Schools now or in the future, a generous donation from the Suburban League will allow Club 612 to offer these girls a special one-time $50.00 (jersey included) introductory rate for Fall Ball 2016. If you meet the criteria, you will check a box in the registration form to activate your special offer.
Games and Practices: Games are double-headers on Sunday afternoons. There are no "home" games in Minneapolis. Games are scheduled at multi-field facilities. in the greater Metro with some travel in the 60-90 minute range. Practices will start prior to the first game. Full schedule is located below. Individual coaches and team managers can help with logistics and carpool options.
Evaluations: Club 612 will schedule a player evaluation and mandatory parent's meeting prior to practices. The club will use the registration e-mail you included with your sign-up to communicate this date. We will also post the date on this website and in our mass e-mails to the club. There will be a non-refundable* $25 evaluation fee which will be applied to your season registration upon assignment to a club roster. If you are not assigned to a roster, the $25 fee will be refunded. Total roster spots and number of teams will be determined by sign-ups.
Equipment: Players will be required to provide their own glove, pants, softball shoes (metal cleats allowed 14U and up) and fielder's mask -required 10U-12U and encouraged for all levels. Club 612 will provide bats, a limited number of helmets, balls, catcher's gear (you can also use your own), practice equipment,
Batting helmets with mask and chin strap. (Required).
Bats (ASA Approved) For a complete list of legal bats visit the ASA’s Web site at www.asasoftball.com.
Softball Bag: To hold items such as --- sunscreen, bug spray, batting gloves, sweatpants, sweatshirt, raincoat, ball for glove, glove oil, hat, visor, or sunglasses, extra shoelaces, dry socks, and a small amount of money.
How To Get More Girls Out For Fall Ball?
At 612 we are very proud of our approach to building teams, allowing girls to pick and chose their seasons. While we anticipate good demand for our programs, players and parents play a role in the health of our program. If you have played for 612 in the past or attended clinics, you can help out by spreading the word to friends and neighbors. The girls can help by reaching out to a school teammate who didn't play during the summer, or recruiting new girls who might be intrigued by the game but who don't know where to get started,
What is So Great About Fall Ball?
For those unfamiliar, Fall Ball is a shorter season, and is 100% focused on team-building and player development. Fall ball is designed for beginners and experienced players and is a great opportunity for players of all levels to advance their skills. Fall is a great time for softball. The weather is still excellent allowing teams to get valuable weekday practices in and games on the weekends.
For Fall 2016, girls will play based on their age on December 31, 2016.
The Fall Ball season will run from August 21 through September 25 (practice will be scheduled prior to the first game). All league games will be doubleheaders played on Sunday afternoons. Game times will be 12:00/1:30 or 3:00/4:30. All games are one hour and 5 minutes. There will be no games over the Labor Day weekend.
League Games: Sunday afternoons, August 21, August 28, & September 11
Qualifier Tournaments: September 17 for 10U & 12U, September 18 for 14U, 16U and 18U
State Tournaments: September 24 for 10U & 12U, September 25 for 14U, 16U, 18U