A Look into Fall Ball

Posted On August 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm by / No Comments

A Look into Fall Ball

In its 15th year at Total Sports, Total Baseball’s Fall Ball League provides a great transition for players into the travel and school baseball seasons. Over the course of five weeks, with the option of Saturday (American League) or Sunday (National League) leagues, teams will play ten games at one of four local field locations.

The goal of Fall Ball is to give players the chance to play quality and competitive games in a non-competitive situation, try new positions and techniques. This league also gives coaches the opportunity to see how players fit in various positions, try out new players in game situations, and get more games for their team.

Started at Henry Ford Community College back in the late 1980’s by Executive Director of Total Baseball/Softball and Sporting Goods Stu Rose, Fall Ball was initially only for high school players. Today, the league hosts divisions for players as young as 9 years old and even offers a woodbat division for high school (an option unique to Total Baseball’s program).

In addition to being the longest running, Total Baseball’s Fall Ball League is also the largest fall program in the state of Michigan with many past participants going on to play professionally with a handful even making it to the majors.

Team and individual player registration is available; individual players are placed on a Total Baseball “house” team and receive a jersey and hat! The league will run August 23rd through September 28th with a registration deadline of August 15th. Spots are limited, so call Total Baseball to register today!

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