NJJBA has two options of play in our Fall Ball Program: the eight and under (8U) machine pitch, or the 9 through 14 year old (9U-14U) kid pitch. There is not any Tee Ball offered in Fall Ball. All games are played on Sundays, normally between late morning and early afternoon, as to not interfere with any of fall sports.
- The 8U program is for any player that is under 8 years old as of May 1 next season and will not be playing in the 9U division next spring.
- The 9U-14U program is for all players moving into the 9U and up to the 14U program in the spring of next season.
The goal of the Fall Ball program is to give the players more game time, to possibly learn new positions, to try something different, to enjoy stress free baseball, and to play the game for the pure fun of playing. We limit the number of runs scored per inning to keep the game moving, and don't keep standings. However, we do have an end of season tournament to give the season a little competitive flare at the end. We consider the fall ball program our “spring training”.
The players will register at the age they will be playing during the next year spring season. That will be the age of the player on May 1, of next year. For example, if the player played at the 10U level during the current year spring season, and will be 11 on or before May 1 of next season, they will register for 11U division. This becomes very helpful for ages that are changing base and/or pitching distances in the next spring season to prepare.
We allow for one outdoor practice field day per team, and one slot to use our excellent indoor practice facility for hitting/pitching practice. Practices are at the coaches discretion.
Wood bats are allowed but not required, but we also allow any bats that are legal for RMJBL/NJJBA Spring rules for the age group you are playing in.
Date and Payments
This year games are scheduled to begin on August 25h and continue until October 20th with the weather date was October 27th. No games will be played on Labor Day weekend. Barring any serious weather, each team will play eight (8) games, and there may or may not be double headers. There is an end of season tournament for all teams to end the season off, this is scheduled for 10/20.
Games will typically be held at Arvada fields, typically Youth Memorial for 8U Machine Pitch, and games are typically held at Youth Memorial, Pioneer Fields, Long Lake and Lutz fields in Arvada locations. Games that are played against neighboring locations/programs will be held at their locations.
The cost for Fall Ball in 2018 will be:
- $170 for 9U-14U kid pitch
- $140 for 8U machine pitch
- $10 for NJ hat is additional cost, but shirt is provided
Registration and Coaches
Fall Ball Registration will begin on June 4th and continue until August 8th.
If you would like to coach a team, please reach out to
and let us know if you will be bringing an entire team. If you are bringing an entire team, the costs remain the same and families must register individually.
If you have any questions please direct your questions to our office manager at
, or our Fall Ball Director at
. You may also call our office at 303-422-7406.
Fall Ball Director