Begun five years ago as a prelude to the winter season, the fall program is geared to allow improvement and participation in an atmosphere that is less time consuming and more relaxed than the regular season.
Baseball games are played in three age groups, from those beginning fifth grade to those in high school. The games are all played at Chapman Field Park during the week (no weekends), two games per week and with no required practices. Pitching is limited to two innings per pitcher per game to allow development of a greater number of players.
Softball will be conducted in three age groups — 8 and under, 9-11, and 12 and over. Games are played at Palmetto Bay Park.
The season will begin after Labor Day and end prior to Thanksgiving, with a regular season of 14 games and no playoffs. In keeping with the instructional goal of the season, no standings are kept and no champion is named.
The cost is $175 and a full uniform is included. Fall Ball is designed to provide a positive baseball and softball program without a large time commitment during the fall.
To register, go online to www.howardpalmetto.com or call Bob Hingston at 305-332- 8567.