Our mission is to teach the game of baseball while firmly implanting in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Our hope is that our players will be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
Saturday, January 21st Tryouts are at Kemp Field
Good Morning FALL Families -
Tryouts for Saturday, January 21st will take place at Kemp Field. Dress warm and we will see you there!
As a follow-up to the email we sent earlier in the week, we remain committed to conducting our final tryout tomorrow – Saturday, January 21st. Our preference is to conduct our tryouts on an outdoor field where space constraints aren’t an issue. Due to the current storm, however, we may be forced to move our tryouts to an indoor facility. Based on the un-predictability of the weather we will make our final decision early tomorrow morning.
Our current options are:
Option #1 (Outdoors)
Tryouts will take place at lower Kemp soccer field #1 - located at 1322 Bundrick Drive (down near the volleyball court) GoogleMapLinkReminder: No metal cleats allowed on turf! Turf shoes and running shoes only.
Our goal is to send a follow-up email early tomorrow morning with final location details. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we do our best to work around the weather!
Tryouts are organized by league age - your child's league age determines registration, warm-up, and tryout time.
2017 Folsom American Little League Tryout Schedule for Saturday, January 21st
(Designated warmup area)
7:30 a.m (Last name; A-L)
8:15 a.m. (Last name; M-Z)
9:00 a.m. (Last name; A-L)
9:45 a.m. (Last name; M-Z)
11:30 a.m. (Last name;A-L)
12:15 p.m. (Last name; M-Z)
All players league age 9-14 years old (born Sept 1, 2007 - May 1, 2002) MUST attend at least one tryout session in order to be eligible to play Spring 2017 baseball. Players who attended the Sunday, January 15th tryout are more than welcome to try out again on Saturday, January 21st – although they’re not required to do so.
EXCEPTION (MAJORS): Players returning to a Majors team from Spring 2016 (not Fall 2016) are not required to tryout as they will automatically be placed on their returning team. If a player from a 2016 Majors team opts to try out, they will be eligible to be drafted by any Majors team.
EXCEPTION (8 AND 9 YEAR OLDS): Players league ages 8 and 9 are eligible to be drafted to AA (8 and 9 year olds) or AAA (9 year olds) if they tryout. Participation in tryouts is not a guarantee a player will be drafted to AA or AAA. Players that don't get drafted will automatically be placed on a Single A team for the Spring 2017 season. Players who choose to not attend tryouts: 8 years old will be place in Single A, 9 years old who do not tryout will be Waitlisted.
All players, new and returning, must have all registration materials (payment or scholarship applications inclusive of all supporting paperwork) completed prior to the tryout they attend. Walk-in registrations are permitted at tryouts, but expect a longer wait time at check-in.
LITTLE LEAGUE® TO ADOPT NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD STARTING WITH 2018 SEASON
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
There is no immediate change to youth baseball organizations' bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017.
Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard and all bats must be marked with the USABat label in order to be used in Little League Baseball®. All bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) and marked with the BFP 1.15, will NOT be permitted to be used in any Little League activities, including practices or games.
Folsom Batting Cages merges with MVP Sports Unlimited
Folsom Batting Cages is excited to announce the merger of the Folsom Batting Cages with MVP Sports Unlimited. The merger is effective December 13, 2016 with the facility name being changed to MVP Folsom. MVP is a well established and highly regarded academy in the greater Sacramento area providing tournament teams, instruction, and cage rentals. They are committed to keeping the facility a great community asset for Folsom and the surrounding areas. Please visit their website at www.mvpsportsunlimited.com to learn more about them!
FALL would also like to thank Jim and Linda McMahon for bringing Folsom Batting Cages to our community and providing baseball and softball players alike with a fun, safe, and comfortable hangout to fine tune their skills and simply share their love of the game. Your support of FALL and the youth of Folsom is tremendous and appreciated by all. We wish you the best!
FALL is in need of managers, coaches, and assistant coaches for the Spring 2017 season. If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you will return to the dugout as a manager or coach again this spring. If you have not volunteered and are interested in volunteering as a manager, coach, or assistant coach, we highly encourage you to do so! Our program is run on the dedication and spirit of our volunteers and we are only successful when we have a strong network of parents and volunteers assisting.
The deadline for manager applications for AA, AAA, Majors, and Juniors divisions is December 5th. The Division Reps will be interviewing managers after applications close and will be solidifying the managers for the spring season by mid-December. If you are interested in volunteering as a manager for these divisions, please complete an application.
Managers are needed for Tee-Ball, Farm, and A divisions as well. Please be sure to fill out an application if you are interested in volunteering as a manager in these divisions.
Registration for the Spring 2017 Season is NOW OPEN!
We are excited to provide another great season of baseball for the youth in Folsom! You can register your player easily right here on the FALL website. Just go to the large orange "Register Now" button in the upper right hand corner of the home page to start the process.
Please note there are some firm dates in the registration process. Players that do not register before the deadlines will be wait listed with no guarantee that they will be placed on a team. We strongly encourage you to register early to guarantee placement on a team... and save on your registration fees as well!
The first thing you will need to do before you register, is determine the league age of your child. The chart below will help you.
11/1/16 - Early Registration opens for league age players age 5-14
1/1/17 - Registration cost increases $25.00
1/13/17 – Online Registration closes for league ages 8 through 14 – Walk-in Registration Only at Tryouts
Online registration closes one day prior to the second tryout scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017. At this point walk-in registrations will be accepted at tryouts. However, tryouts are a busy day for everyone, we encourage you to register online prior to 1/13.
2/5/17 – Online Registration Closes for league ages 5 through 7
Last day to register for LEAGUE AGE 5-7 is February 5. 2017. All players that register after February 5th, 2017 will be placed on a wait list with no guarantee of placement.
If you have any questions on registration, please contact
. For all other questions, please email