About our Fall Ball Season
Fall Ball is a great way for softball players to keep up their skills or for players who are interested in trying Fast Pitch Softball for the first time. Teams will play double headers on Sundays for six weeks during September and October, weather permitting, playing at various locations throughout the southern and western suburbs. Panthers plays in the Southwest Suburban League.
Southwest Suburban League rules apply. Games are played competitively, but the primary focus of Fall Ball is to allow girls to play in an instructional setting while developing their skills in preparation for the following season. Coaches are encouraged to emphasize player development in a competitive but fun atmosphere.
How do I sign up?
Registration instructions are stated above, and you can also enter most registration details online via the Online Registration link.
The fee for fallball is varies by age and girls will receive an uniform T-Shirt. Your player needs to provide softball pants, glove, cleats. Slider shorts, sliders, etc are optional. Teams will have helmets or you can bring your own.
Discounted Fees: Sign up for Fall Ball and In-House Volleyball and take advantage of our discount.
How many teams will there be and how many players to a team?
The number of teams will depend on the number of players that register and the number of coaches available. Team size various in the fall depending on the age level and based on understanding potential other player commitments. For the fall, players will be assigned to teams. If you have a coach preference, please note it on your form, but we cannot guarantee team placement.
Which level should I sign up my daughter for?
Age qualification is determined based on your daughter’s age as of January 1st of the current calendar year. We would encourage experienced players to play the level they will play come next spring; while new players should play the level that corresponds their current age level. If you are not sure which level to sign up for based on your daughter’s level of experience, then talk to our commissioner or one of our coaches.
Age as of Jan 1st of the current playing year:
8U – Must be 8 years or younger as Jan 1st playing year
10U – 9 or 10 as of Jan 1st
12U – 11 or 12 as of Jan 1st
14U – 13 or 14 as of Jan 1st
16/18U - 15 or older as of Jan 1st
Can I play Fall Ball if I have never played Fastpitch before?
The fall is great time for those players who are interested in trying fastpitch before committing to a full Spring/Summer Season. Feel free to talk to our commissioner regarding any of your concerns.
I want to play for my middle school in the fall. Can I still play Fall Ball?
The short answer is yes. If you are unsure, your best option is to contact your middle school coach. While Panthers would love to encourage every girl to play, we do not want to jeopardize your middle school eligibility.