Returning teams are further defined as teams that
participated with us in the previous year. When a club or
organization has more than one team associated with
them, they are allowed to bring forward the same number
of teams they had in the previous season, no matter the
age groups or coaching. The same holds true for stand alone teams.
If a team was in the 12U age group in the previous year, they could return as a 14U team;
or even a 16U team the next year.
Organized clubs or organizations do play an important role
the MMFL's success and intent to provide quality fast pitch
softball opportunity to the young ladies who participate. As
a result, the MMFL will continue to support and encourage clubs
to build strong teams both on the field and off.
In the event a team decides to leave an established club or
organization, the departing team shall lose its rights
as a returning team into the MMFL. The club or
organization will retain that's team's slot or spot for
the next year.
Teams returning from the previous year will only be
accepted during the designated priority time period (See
REGISTRATION TIMING page.) When the
number of teams within age groups to be allowed into the
league for a given year is established, the registration
page will still allow those age groups to be selected.
After the returning teams are accepted, the number of
NEW teams to be accepted into the league will be
announced by age group and the second registration
period will open. No teams will be accepted
without a deposit ($300) or the full
REGISTRATION TIMING page detailing when the new registration periods
will accept forms. For
Non-Returning Teams, scheduling circumstances may
require special consideration be given to specific teams within an age group.
Prior to March 1st,
any payments made will be refunded if your team is NOT accepted into the league
or you cannot assemble enough players to substantiate a team. However,
after March 1st, accepted teams that elect to drop out
of the league for various reasons, payments will NOT be refunded.
The process of joining is broke down into 2 steps:
The MMFL utilizes an automated on-line registration
process, which basically involves three separate
forms. The first step or form, Part 1; The Initial
Registration form, must be submitted to the league
to begin the process. A deposit or full payment must
be received by the league before your team is
officially accepted. Payment must be made in the
form of a personal, team or club check, we do not
accept credit card payments. Specific fee amounts
will be displayed on the registration form.
A deposit of $300.00 or the full team fee is required prior to the MMFL accepting your team(s).
Mailing instructions can be
found on the Contacts Page of
If your team is not accepted into the MMFL, your deposit will be refunded
as described above. If your team drops out after the March 1st deadline, for any
reason, your deposit will NOT be refunded.
Teams accepted into the league for the new season will be posted on the
of our web site.
Also, when your team is accepted, you will be sent an e-mail with
a new ID and Password.
This ID and Password will
then allow you to enter the secure area of our web site ("login" menu option).
This secure area of our website will be used for three different purposes; MMFL Roster, ASA Registration, insurance
and game scoring. Both Players and Coaches must be individually
entered into the Roster area in order to be insured for the year.
The "Continued Registration" option will allow you to complete
parts 2 & 3 of our registration process. Without these
steps completed, your team will not be scheduled.
It is strongly recommended you fill your team with 12 to 14 players to account for the many
excuses your kids will come up with to miss a game.
Remember to also register your coaches individually so they too will be insured.
Don't risk a forfeit. A fielded team is 9 players, even though our rules allow you to actually play with 8.
The MMFL allows for a maximum of 20 team members to be registered individually,
including coaches. When adding multi-team players, be
sure to read and understand our MMFL Rules regarding
this subject. Your team could risk a forfeit playing
with ineligible players.
After your team has been accepted and you've entered your players and coaches individually,
your team will automatically be insured. New players can be added any time before the league's deadline for new players.
(See the MMFL Rules for details) Players and coaches can also be removed from
our on-line database as necessary. Please keep your team's
individual roster up to date and accurate. The number of
players and coaches registered will have a financial
impact on the league.
A short time after the March 1st deadline, the MMFL Board of Directors will begin the scheduling process.
Teams will be split into divisions. Each age group will typically be split into
multiple divisions, depending on the number of teams within each age group.
Divisional updating can be viewed on the Teams Page.
Once the entire process is complete, new schedules will be posted via the
Scheduling Page of our website.
Before March 1st of the current year the following
forms must be submitted to the MMFL:
Playable/Unplayable Dates, including 3 weekend available dates (Continued Registration Part 2).
Quality Questionnaire - A form used for scheduling purposes (Continued Registration Part 3).
Before April 1st the following must be sent to the MMFL:
Final MMFL registration payment, if a deposit was previously sent in.
Preliminary rosters, with player and parental signatures.
(Form available from the secure area of website.)
(See our Contacts Page for mailing addresses.)
Your team will not be scheduled and allowed to participate without this
information. Final team rosters are due to the MMFL prior
to the start of our season. Team rosters will be
accepted by mail, email, or fax.
The league generally has 2 major meetings a year for all
teams to discuss any changes that could affect league
play. The first full league meeting will be held before
the season starts, usually in May. The second meeting
will be held at the conclusion of the normal summer
season in time for our yearly elections. This meeting is
generally held in November. We ask that all teams be
represented by a coach, manager or a formal team
representative. There could be specific topics that
require full league voting. Again, please stay up to
date with our web site, all official announcements will
be posted there.
At our spring meeting, before our summer season starts, the league will distribute packets to each
of our teams. Game balls will be distributed as well. Within the packets is
vital information specific to your team; an Official MMFL membership card,
ASA individual membership cards, a current ASA rule book, an ASA score book.
Teams insurance certificates will be available for
download from your on-line menu, as provided by our insurance carrier.
As per our
League Rules, you must show up for every scheduled game,
there are no excuses, nor are there any procedures if you can't make a scheduled game.
Forfeited games will result in heavy fines to accommodate lost expenses to the league.
During the summer season, the official MMFL Hot-Line and
Twitter will be put into service. The Hot-Line and
Twitter will be operational to
inform coaches, managers and umpires of game cancellations due to inclement weather.
Access to the Hot-Line web window and phone number
can be accessed on the Scheduling Page. Unless you hear otherwise via the Hot-Line
or Twitter, ALL GAMES ARE ON. Only a
at the game location can decide whether or not conditions are safe for games to continue as scheduled.
At scheduled games, the umpiring crew will have an MMFL Game Report Card. This report card will be used as
a player/game sign-up sheet as well as an official score card. These report cards will be signed by the coaches and
umpires to insure their accuracy. The report cards must also contain any unusual circumstances encountered at the games.
Umpires will be sending these forms back to the league as verification the games were played and assurance to the league that
the correct umpires were there. MMFL umpires carry the burden of control and responsibility that our games are executed
in a manner according to our rules and bylaws as well as the satisfaction of our players, coaches and parents. Game scores
will be verified and updated from these Report Cards and posted on the respective
divisional schedules. To speed the process of reporting game scores on our
website, coaches can also enter game scores from the secure area of our website. Submitting
scores in this manner will result in immediate updates for everyone to view
but verified against the Game Report Cards later.
More team, game, and league information can be found on our
About Us web page. If there are specific questions not
answered on this page or anywhere else on our web site, please, don't hesitate to contact any or all of
the MMFL Board members.
The registration fee for the 2017 season will be $875 for all teams.
Registration will open in 2 phases; 1, for Returning Teams only; 2,
for New Teams.
Registration for Returning Teams will open Sat. Dec. 5th at 10am and closes on Dec 18th.
New Teams registration will open on Sat. Dec. 19th at 10am
and will remain open until 3/1.
REGISTRATION TIMING Page.