The Village of Iron Ridge is under construction and as a result detour will be in place throughout the season. When arriving at Iron Ridge the detour and route to the park should be as follows:
Concessions and Facility Information
Parents and Coaches - Please remember to review the "venue" (field) information in regards to what facilities (bathrooms) and concessions are available at each location. We strive to update the information as it is supplied by each community. Information is located by clicking on directions on the left navigation bar or by clicking on the location's name when you are viewing your schedule.
Please respect the no carry-in signage at each facility where it is posted and consider supporting the concessions in each community as this may be the only means of fundraising and financial support some softball programs have.
2017 League Registration Instructions
Team representatives will be responsible for registering players, coaches, and managers on the following forms. This includes late players and additions. Teams will generate their own invoice using the template provided. Both forms must be submitted electronically to Windmill_Softball@hotmail.com in the Microsoft Excel Format.
FEBRUARY 23 – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING / UMPIRE DISCUSSION
APRIL 7 – TEAM ENTRY CONFIRMATION WITH TEAM RANKING
APRIL 17 – REGISTRATION FORM, INVOICE & LEAGUE FEES DUE
APRIL 19 – COACH’S RULES MEETINGS (Details TBA)
MAY 5 – SCHEDULE “EARLIEST” RELEASE
MAY 7 – FREE UMPIRE TRAINING - WATERLOO
MAY 10 – ACE CERTIFICATION CLASSES
MAY 30 (Tues) – LEAGUE OPENING DATE
MAY 29 – MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY)
JUNE 26 – TOURNAMENT FEE WITH COPY OF INVOICE DUE
JULY 4 – FOURTH OF JULY (TUESDAY)
JULY 31 – WEEK OF MAKEUP GAMES
WINDMILL END-OF-YEAR TOURNAMENT – FRIDAY 8AM AUG 4, SATURDAY AUG 5 & SUNDAY AUG 6
2017 Windmill Tournament
August 4-5-6, 2017
A player should drink water early and often so please have water available at all times and be sure the players are drinking the water. Each player should have their own water bottle to fill and drink from. Bringing ice and water soaked hand towels or rags is also a good idea. Coaches and parents please observe each player drinking water before you allow them to leave the dugout between innings.
Due to the set up of the website, the results are posted as PDFs so you will have to view each result to find your team.
USA Softball (ASA) FASTPITCH DIVISIONS
U10 - U12 - U14 (ASA Rules - w/lineup options)
We invite Wisconsin area softball teams to join our travel league for girl youth. Presently there are 125 ASA registered teams with 1,661 coaches and players from Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Walworth, Columbia and Dodge counties participating. Contact us if you want to join or link your group to ours.
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country. All league participants and coaches become members and renew their membership each year!
HISTORY: Our present league began in 1990 as a girl 14 & Under Fast Pitch Summer Softball Travel League. The league was based in the city of Marshall, Wisconsin and included teams from Marshall, Oconomowoc, Watertown, Sun Prairie, and Lake Mills. The league disbanded in 1995 after its 6th season. In 1996 a 12 and Under Fast Pitch Summer Softball League, based in Lake Mills, Wisconsin and called the Windmill Travel League was formed. Teams from Deerfield, Cambridge, and Johnson Creek traveled to Lake Mills to compete against one another. Games were hosted by the Lake Mills Windmill Traveling Teams and played at the Lakeside Lutheran High School diamond in Lake Mills.
In 2007 the Windmill League began an "infield only" league for girls age 8 and younger. Rules and playing field were modified to add excitement and to accomodate the younger age group. Although play was patterned after the successful 10U league an 11” Jugs Lite-Flite® foam softball was used for safety. Girls with playing Ages 5 to 6 became eligible to play in the U8 Program. Players learn to hit off the tee and off a pitching machine. Designed to teach the basic skills; All girls play and learn the game of softball, develop a team attitude and above all else... HAVE FUN!
In 2009 the Windmill League began "Live Pitch" league for girls age 10 and younger. ASA rules are modified to accomodate the skill level of the players of this age group.
New in the 2014 season - ASA Fastpitch Division U10 live and U12 - ASA Rules - No Modifications.
Introduced in 2015 - the Developmental and Prep Divisions in the U14 age group. Please "Check Handouts" for a description of the two groups. Both groups play ASA rules.
New in 2016 - The U8 Machine Pitch league adopts the Diamond DFPM-12 ball. It is light weight. It throws well, is dimpled for true flight and greater pitching accuracy. The ball is a little larger than the lite-flite but the dimples help in the grip of the ball.
Also new in 2016 - Live Pitch League in the U8 age group. ASA rules are modified to suit the younger player.
The length of the summer season is geared to 7-8 weeks. Play typically begins the week following the WIAA State Softball Tournament. Each team plays 2 games (DH) per week. In addition to the season there is a Junior Olympic Tournament for each age division held at year-end in conjunction with the Watertown Area Riverfest Event. The tournament adds additional games to each team's schedule. The League Tournament in 2016 was July 22 thru July 24 with 99 teams participating. Participants numbered 1131 with 180 coaches.