Fall Ball 2020 Information

Key Dates for Fall Ball

8/1/2020 Registration opens

8/17/2020 PUSD First Day of School

8/31/2020 Registration closes

 

TBD Team Rosters tentatively finalized

TBD  First Baseball games

TBD First Softball games

TBD  Final Softball Games (6 weeks)

TBD Final Baseball Games (9 weeks)

NOTE: The Board is working on a plan to be prepared for Fall Baseball / Softball should the coronavirus pandemic situation improve and the governmental bodies allow youth sports to resume. Given the uncertainty around the feasibility of a fall ball season, we will open enrollment and plan for a season, but we will not take payments at this time. The goal for us is to gather numbers to aid in planning for an as yet-to-be-determined season. If we are to proceed with games and/or clinics and practices this fall, we will collect a pro-rata portion of fees depending on how many games/clinics are played relative to a normal fall season. As an aside, we are not raising the fees for the fall, instead keeping them at the Fall 2019 level.

Registration will close on August 31 at midnight.  As a reminder, Fall softball is for U8 and older, and fall baseball is for Pinto and older. The Fall normally season runs from early September through early November for Baseball and mid-September through mid-October for Softball.  Obviously, we will adjust the dates as we hear more from the city and county officials.

Age Cutoffs for Baseball

Fall ball division assignment is based upon where children play the FOLLOWING Spring season. The date of record for Fall 2019 is 8/31/2020 PLEASE NOTE: )   Requests for play-downs can be indicated in "Availability Notes" in the registration. Such requests will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

 

All players must register in their age-appropriate division based on the following age guidelines.

The governing body of PBSF baseball is PONY Baseball. PONY Baseball recently changed the date-of-record for division assignment from April 30th to August 31st with the intent to have children play with their school grade.

Fall ball division assignment is based upon where children play the FOLLOWING Spring season. The date of record for Fall 2019 is 8/31/2020

 Fall 2020 Pinto eligibility: birth-dates 8/31/2014-9/1/2012 (Age 7-8 on 8/31/2021)

Fall 2020 Mustang eligibility: birth-dates 8/31/2012-9/1/2010 (Age 9-10 on 8/31/2021)

Fall 2020 Bronco eligibility: birth-dates 8/31/2010-9/1/2008 (Age 11-12 on 8/31/2021)

Fall 2020 Pony eligibility: birth-dates 8/31/2008-9/1/2006 (Age 13-14 on 8/31/2021)

Requests for play-downs can be indicated in "Availability Notes" in the registration. Such requests will be considered, but are not guaranteed.   

Softball Division Descriptions

Due to COVID-19 the following descriptions are still being determined and finalized.  Please use this information as a guide for how Fall Ball is typically run but may not reflect the 2020 Fall Ball season.  We will update descriptions when more information is known.
There are no practices in Fall Ball. All players must register in their age-appropriate division following age guidelines established by ASA, the governing body for amateur softball of which PBSF is a member.
Players should register for the division they will be playing in Spring 2021 season.

6U

Sorry no fall ball

8U

Teams will play Sunday games in Oakland.  At 8U, girls pitch the first two innings and the coach pitches the last three innings. There is still a strong focus on skill development and learning the game. Games are usually about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

10U

Teams will play Sunday games in Piedmont or Oakland.  Games are 1 hour 45 minutes long and now are full kid pitch with stealing and dropped third strikes part of the game.

12/14U

Teams will play Sunday games in Oakland.  Games are 2 hours and 15 minutes long.

Baseball Division Descriptions

Due to COVID-19 the following descriptions are still being determined and finalized.  Please use this information as a guide for how Fall Ball is typically run but may not reflect the 2020 Fall Ball season.  We will update descriptions when more information is known.

Shetland (6U)

There is no Fall Ball for Shetland.

Pinto (8U)

Pro-rata Fee   Pinto Fall Ball is played at PHS Witter Softball Field. No practices. Each team plays one 90 minute coach-pitched game (following 30 minute warm-up) each Sunday.

Mustang (10U)

Pro-rata Fee  Mustang Fall Ball is played in Moraga and Orinda against Piedmont, Moraga and Orinda teams. There will be teams comprised of first-year Mustang players (U9) and teams comprised of second-year Mustang (U10) players. Each team plays one 120 minute kid-pitched game (following a 30 minute warm-up) each Sunday.

Bronco (12U)

Pro-rata Fee Bronco Fall Ball is played in Moraga and Orinda against Piedmont, Moraga and Orinda teams. Following a 30 minute warm-up, each team plays TWO 120 minute games every-other Sunday. That is one Sunday off, next Sunday double-header, etc.

Pony (14U)

Pro-rata Fee Pony Fall Ball is played in Moraga, Orinda and Piedmont against Piedmont, Moraga and Orinda teams. Following a 30 minute warm-up, each team plays TWO 120 minute games every-other Sunday. That is one Sunday off, next Sunday double-header, etc.