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INDIVIDUAL PLAYER REGISTRATION


Who is eligible to play in the Fall Leagues?

  • Incoming 2022-2026 grads are eligible.
  • Coach recommendation encouraged for 2026 grads.
Players register individually and can request teammates on registration:
  1. Choose a League - CLICK HERE
  2. Register a Player
  3. Player is Placed on a Team
Registered Players receive:
  • One (1) Phoenix HD Maple Wood Bat ($110 model)
  • Jersey Top
  • College ID Profile
League Registration includes:
  • Eight (8) Game Season w/ College Game Day(s) and League Tournament
  • HSFBL Final Four for Qualifying Teams
  • All-Star Games for selected players
Leagues begin play August 22nd, August 29th, or September 12th. Leagues play on Sundays unless otherwise noted. Check out League Locations: CLICK HERE




TEAM or GROUP REGISTRATION


Have a Team or Group of 10+ players?

  1. The 'Team/Group' contact person must fill out this Team/Group Roster Form.
  2. Include each Player's Name, High School, and Grad Year.
  3. All Players must register individually online and list the 'Team/Group' on their registration.
  4. As each player registers, they are placed on their 'Team/Group' roster.
  5. 'Team/Group' of 10+ players can designate their own coach or have our HSFBL Coaches coach their team. The same League Rules are followed regardless.
Check out League Locations: CLICK HERE




ROSTER INFORMATION


Players select a Division during Registration:

Do Division 1 and Division 2 players play in the same league? Based on the total # of players and level of experience in a given league, we either combine D1 and D2 players together on teams in the same league or split players onto teams in separate D1 and D2 leagues. We set rosters based on:
  • Player Requests
  • Playing Experience
  • Position(s) Played
  • State Rules
Check out League Locations: CLICK HERE




LEAGUE FAQ's


Who is eligible to play in the Fall Leagues? Incoming 2022-2026 grads are eligible. A coach recommendation is suggested and encouraged for 2026 grads. When are league games played? All league games are played on Sundays unless otherwise noted (only exception may be the All-Star Game). Leagues run for 5-6 Sundays (we do NOT play Labor Day Weekend), followed by the HSFBL Tourney for qualifying Teams/Leagues. The season finishes up with the HSFBL All-Star Games for selected players. Can I play on the same team as my friends or high school/travel teammates? Yes, players have the opportunity to request other players under the "Teammate Request" section of their online registration. When we set rosters, we attempt to honor teammate requests. However, with State HS Athletic Assn rules, we may only be able to have a set number (4-5 players) from the same HS on a team. We also attempt to balance positions and experience on teams which may periodically cause us to be unable to fulfill a request. When will I know what team I am placed on? Rosters are not posted until the 2 days before the League officially begins. EX. Rosters will be posted online the Friday before the 1st Sunday game(s). We will remind all families to log-in and check their league dashboard for rosters/schedule and read our 'League Info Document' before their first game. Are there any practices during the League? No, there are no practice commitments. Only games. When do we receive our Bat and Jersey Top? All players will arrive early to their 1st game on opening day to receive their Bat and Jersey Top. Players are responsible for bringing their own equipment, baseball pants, and hat. Players typically wear their HS or Travel Team hat. Attendance is mandatory, but what if I cannot make it due to an emergency or major commitment? If you cannot attend due to an emergency or major commitment, please contact us by the Friday prior to your absence at HSFallBaseball@gmail.com. **IMPORTANT: Please include the player's name, league, team, date of absence, and reason for being absent. Otherwise, we expect that you will be in attendance each week. We set teams at only 11-13 players per team to allow players maximum playing time, so your teammates and other teams in the league count on you to be there. When is the registration deadline for my league? Early registration deadline is July 4th. Regular Registration deadline is August 1st. Late registrations are accepted until the 1st game of the season depending on availability. Check out League Locations: CLICK HERE




LEAGUE RULES


We provide an atmosphere where players have fun, compete, work on their game, and grow as a player!

  • This is a Wood Bat League. Players must swing with a wood bat. Every player receives a HD Maple Wood Bat from Phoenix Bats (retails for $110+) with the opportunity to purchase extra bats at a discounted price at the time of registration.
  • Each league location combines Division 1 and 2 players to create teams or separates Division 1 and 2 players into 2 separate leagues based on # of players available. Division 1 players typically have HS Varsity experience (or Tier 1-4 player). Division 2 players do not typically have any Varsity experience (or Tier 4-6 player).
  • Players are responsible for their own equipment (helmet, glove, and catcher's gear).
  • Teams typically consist of 11-13 players. Players register for the league individually, and request teammates. Rosters are set based on teammate requests, high school, position(s) played, playing experience, and State Athletic Assn Rules.
  • Games are 6 innings in length. However, no new inning is started after 1:35. If an inning is started, it must be completed. No drop dead rules are enforced.
  • We do not have a run rule during the regular season. We will enforce a 10 run rule after 4 completed innings during all tournament play.
  • A continuous batting order will be used throughout the entire season. This is designed to give all players an equal # of at-bats. Each player receives a dri-fit shirt with a jersey number on the back. Players must wear this jersey top to every game. Players will hit according to the # on their jersey top.
  • Players choose up to 2 defensive positions on their registration form. We set rosters based on positions chosen on the registration form. Coaches work to rotate players defensively and allow equal playing time while keeping the games competitive for each team during the season.
  • Depending on the # of pitchers on a roster and # of games being played that day, pitchers can expect to throw between 1-3 innings per outing. Coaches are in charge of setting the pitching rotation each week to keep games competitive while working to allow pitchers opportunities to pitch throughout the season.
  • Team Dugout Coaches are selected by the Site Directors at each league location. They will be experienced coaches with the players' best interests in mind. Teams may have a different coach each week. This does not affect playing time, batting order, or pitching rotation.
  • Arguing/Cussing/Being Disrespectful with an umpire will not be tolerated. We have a zero tolerance policy. If found being disrespectful, player/parent will be removed from the game/stands immediately by the site director and escorted from the facilities.




ALL-STAR VOTING


Each League will have All-Star players represented and playing in the Fall League All-Star Exposure Games:

  • Players chosen for the All-Star Games are selected after each individual League Tournament.
  • Information on All-Star players are provided to all RSVP'd Colleges in our network.
  • League Coaches/Directors use their best judgment of top talent in their respective leagues along with online ballots turned in by players to select the players that are invited to the All-Star Games.
All-Star Voting Details:
  • Vote for the best 3 players on your team and league.
  • Voting opens September 26th, 2021
  • Votes accepted until 11:59pm EDT on 10/3/2021
  • CAST YOUR VOTE - CLICK HERE




LEAGUE TOURNAMENT


Each League location plays an end of the year single elimination tourney to determine a League Tourney Champion (Teams are seeded based on their regular season record).

  • League Tourney schedules are posted after all regular season games are completed and teams are seeded.
  • Teams that win their League Tournament receive invites to participate in an HSFBL Regional Championship (offered only in regions w/ surrounding leagues).
  • Regional Championship Brackets are posted after all League Tourneys are completed in an area (where applicable).