What age level should we sign up for? In the fall league you sign up for the age group your player/team will be playing the follwing baseball season (using the 2013 summer season age for the 2012 fall league). For example, if your team played in a 13U league in the 2012 summer baseball season, you would sign up for the 14U league in the Gopher State Fall Baseball League. In 2012, the Recreational leagues will follow the "age criteria" instead of the grade-based designations as in past years.
How will players be placed on teams? Players signing up individually or as a small group will be put together with other players as geographically close as possible to their homes.
Is there a group discount for submitting a complete team and a coach? YES, for groups submitting 9 or more players with a coach, each player will recieve $10 off per player for a total of $85/player. We will accept group registrations with 2-8 players; that fee is $95/player. When submitting group registrations please send in Individual applications for all players with their $95 payment.
When/Where will practices and games be played? The league does not mandate practice and instructs each coach to go over any practice obligations with their teams prior to the season. Games will be played where teams have home field availability. The league always attempts to keep teams/players within 1/2 hour of their home communities each Sunday for their league games.
What are game times on Sundays? Game times are typically 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm each Sunday. Every team will play two games each Sunday. The Host team plays the first and last game of the day. Some 10:00am games are possible due to limited field availability on some weekends.
Do you know of teams in my area that are looking for players? It is very difficult to know exactly what we have to work with regarding teams and players until after the entry deadline. We always take all situations into consideration when forming teams of individual and small group entries.
Should I sign up my player for Majors, Competitive or Recreational? Please read through the League Information link on the Gopher State Fall Baseball League page to determine the best league to sign your player(s) up for.
When will I hear what team I am playing on? Where/when is my first game? We are holding a Fall League Coaches' Meeting on August 29th. At that meeting all coaches will receive schedules, rosters, and uniforms (hats and jerseys). At this meeting we are directing each coach to contact their players to introduce themselves, schedule their first practice/meeting, and go over their fall league schedule. The league begins September 9, 2012.