While Summer isn't quite over, it is time to think about Fall Ball!
Fall League provides an opportunity for our players to learn about the game and gain experience playing fastpitch softball. Each team plays two games either Saturday or Sunday against different opponents. Game times are either 12:00 and 1:30 or 3:00 and 4:30. If they have an odd number of teams at a location there are occasions that they have to stagger your game schedule for your team. i.e. Noon and 3:00 or 1:30 and 3:00. It rarely happens but it may. Also, depending on how many fields they have at each age level at each site, teams may have be move from site to site to play games.
What team should you register your daughter for? Register for the team your daughter will play on next summer. For example if your daughter played 14U this year but will play 16U next summer – register her for the 16U team.
For all players – the Softball Board reserves the right to move you from one age level team to another to balance teams. If team numbers are too large, the last players to register will be issued a refund.
If you are a new to Buffalo Fastpitch you will also need to purchase a new game jersey. You will also need to have a pair of black pants, purple socks, and a batting helmet with a mask. They can be purchased from Buffalo Faspitch or at a sporting goods store.
There will be no refund of a purchased uniform or helmet.
8U – we will be offering an 8U team for the first time. The registration cost is $100 but you will be refunded $50 after registration. Do not purchase a jersey, a t-shirt will be provided as part of your registration, just select your t-shirt size at registration.
10U – if you are moving from 8U to 10U you will need to purchase a new game jersey. You will also need to have a pair of black pants, purple socks, and a batting helmet with a mask but they can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
14U - if you are moving from 12U to 14U you will need to purchase a new game jersey.
18U – if you are moving from 16U to 18U next summer, we will not be offering an 18U team for lack of numbers, please register for the 16U team.
Teams will typically practice twice a week during the pre-season, once a week games are played.
Registration will be start the week of July 14th - below are the key dates and information.
DEADLINE to register = July 31st at Midnight.
Sat., August 24th - Week 1 (8U & 10U)
Sun., August 25th - Week 1 (12U, 14U, & 16U)
Sat., September 7th – Week 2 (8U & 10U)
September 8th- Week 2 (12U, 14U, & 16U)
September 14th – Week 3 (8U & 10U)
September 15th- Week 3 (12U, 14U, & 16U)
September 21st - Week 4 (8U & 10U)
September 22nd - Week 4 (12U, 14U, & 16U)
September 28th - 8U, 10U & 12U Fall State
September 29th - 14U, 16U, & 18U Fall State
Because of fall weather conditions, and Saturday and Sunday play, all games will be scheduled for 1 hour and 5 minutes- allowing for the last inning to be completed, and one inning of international tiebreaker if the game is tied. Free substitution and round robin batting is mandatory.
If you have any questions - please feel free to contact any BGFA Board Members. Thank you!
Buffalo Girls Fastpitch Association