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Fall Ball

Fall Ball for Divisions 8U to 14U

Fall Ball is an opportunity for girls of all skill levels in 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U to play softball during the Fall season. Players in all age groups will have the opportunity to request to play with specific friends and/or a particular Team Manager. Teams will be formed with these requests in mind, but can’t always be accommodated. Teams, Managers, and Players must be approved and ratified by the North Shore Fall Ball Coordinator and the NSGSL Executive Board.

The Fall Ball season runs from late August through mid-November. Games are played on Sundays throughout the season, which allows girls that participate in other sports on Saturdays to continue to play softball in the Fall. Games are played against various other leagues in San Diego County.

Each Manager will determine the type of competition/opponent is best suited for the skill level of his/her team. Typically, there is one practice per week per the Manager's discretion. 

Should teams elect to participate in end of Fall season tournaments, there may be additional fees assessed.  Teams will collect those fees at such time if applicable.  Practices will begin the last week of August.

If you have ever expressed interest in managing a team, Fall Ball is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. 

Fall Ball divisions will be determined by the player’s date of birth in accordance with USA Softball rules as follows:

  8U: September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017

10U: September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2015 

12U: September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2013 

14U: September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2011

*The USA Softball birth year classification for each age division changed effective September 1, 2023.  North Shore is affording those players born between September 1 and December 31, who have completed 2 years in their current age division, the choice to remain in the same age division (for a third year), or move up to the next age division if desired.  Eligible players will choose their preference during registration.  This election may be changed at the time of Spring Recreation registration, at which point it will be effective for all recreational seasons (Select/Tide, Spring, All-Stars) through August 31, 2025.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fall Ball coordinator at  

The North Shore Executive Board by majority vote reserves the right to reject a player/parent/ family registration.  In the event any player/parent/family registration is denied, the fee will be refunded.