Fall Ball

APB's Fall Ball 2012 Registration is now OPEN.

We have added some exciting changes to Fall Ball including adding a brand new division and bringing back our Select League to offer a higher level of play to established travel and All Star teams.

Quarter Horse Division (NEW) – In coordination with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District we are proud to introduce our newest division for children 4 and under.  Your child must be born between 5/1/2008 - 4/30/2012         
Players age is either 3 or 4 as of April 30th, 2013 –  this is the only division that will require the user to register at another location (PLS READ DETAILS BELOW)

We have a class code created, and it will go live on July 1st. Once on our website, it’s very simple to sign up. Here are the steps.

1. Follow the link https://class.rsrpd.org/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
2. Type in the class code: 27319
3. Click the “Add” Button (Upper right hand of the window)  

4. If they already have an account, sign in and follow the directions, if not, they will be directed to create an account.  

  If anyone has any questions, they can call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District at (818) 865-9304 and any of the office staff can assist.

For all the other Divisons you may register on this site by pressing the RED REGISTER PLAYERS or REGISTER TEAM button located to your right.

Shetland Division            
Your child must be born between 5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008         
Players age is either 5 or 6 as of April 30th, 2013
Pinto Division            
Your child must be born between 5/1/2004 - 4/30/2006         
Players age must be either 7 or 8 as of April 30th, 2013
Mustang Division            
Your child must be born between 5/1/2002 - 4/30/2004         
Players age must be either 9 or 10 as of April 30th, 2013
Bronco Division            
Your child must be born between 5/1/2000 - 4/30/2002         
Players age must be either 11 or 12 as of April 30th, 2013
Pony Division            
Your child must be born between 5/1/1997 - 4/30/2000        
Players age must be either 13, 14, or 15 as of April 30th, 2013

Fall Ball Season Information 

The season starts on September 16th and runs 10 Sundays through November 11th. All games are played at Lupin, including Shetland. The registration fee is $195 per player for all divisions. (All teams are required to also pay a team sponsorship fee of $375.) Games start times will depend on enrollment but we anticipate that game times would be at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. As with previous years, we are allowing non-APB pre-formed and partially formed teams to be brought in to the league, bearing in mind that our regular fall ball program is designed to be an “instructional” league, not a high-level competitive league.

Here are just a few reasons to play Fall Ball at APB...

  1. Every game is played at our Lupin baseball complex, including all Shetland Games. Our Quarter Horse Division will be at Indian Springs.

  2. Fall Ball is an instructional league designed to enable players a time to improve their skills and focus on getting prepared for the Spring Season.  We do not keep official scores or standings.

  3. Hitters get 30-40 additional at bats during the Fall to prepare them for the Spring.

  4. Defensively, players have an opportunity to learn additional positions.

  5. Play with your friends - We will do the best we can to put players who want to play together on the same team - Just make the request when you register.


Fall Select League League

We are also bringing back our Select League for established All Star and Travel Teams.  This will allow for a higher level of play in the Fall and is separate from our Standard Fall Ball League.  In order to qualify you must have an established travel team or All Star Team that has played in tournament play during the past Spring Season. Select teams  will need to provide their own uniforms. Select League Games will be played on Sundays at Lupin.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to email us at agouraponybaseball@gmail.com

NOTE: Registration Ends on September 6, 2012.

Frequently asked questions

What is the focus of Fall Ball? The emphasis of Fall Ball is on teaching and improving upon players' fundamental skills. There are no standings or trophies awarded. While we want games to be competitive and fun, coaches should not lose site of Fall Ball's ultimate goal of learning and all teams are encouraged to rotate players through most positions and give them a chance to play where they might not normally play in Spring.

What is the cost? $195 per player which includes a jersey, cap, socks and belt. Additionally, all teams must obtain a sponsor for $325.

Games - Teams will play one game a week on SUNDAYS, rotating between 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm time slots.

Practices - Teams are limited to one practice a week for Fall Ball.

What day/times are practices? Your team manager will determine which day and time practices will be.

What division will my child be in? See "Divisions & Teams" link to the left.

Where are the games/practices? See "Field Locations" link to the left. All games will be played at our Lupin Elementary facility.

What is the deadline for registration? September 6, 2012. Contact the Division Director for space availability after this date.

Is there walk-in registration? No. Registration will be done through the APB web site.

Are there tryouts? No.

How will teams be chosen? With the exception of Shetland, teams will be drafted by the managers.

Can I bring in a "pre-packaged" team? Non-APB teams are welcome to play in our Fall Ball league so long as they are not All Star-caliber or travel teams. These types of teams should contact Devin Sirkus about the Platinum Division. If a pre-packed team continually blows away the other teams, then that team is subject to removal from the league. Pre-packed teams will be filled out with other players, if necessary, through the draft process. APB managers are allowed to "protect" up to six players including their child. The rest of the team will be selected through the draft process.

When will I hear from my coach? All teams should be selected by September 14. If you do not hear from anyone by then, then please contact the Division Director.

When will the schedule be posted? It's our goal to post the schedule by September 12.

When do practices start? The week of September 10.

When do games start? September 16.