Why is the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League the BEST for you?
Do your homework, YOU HAVE A CHOICE!
UNMATCHED LEAGUE PARITY - The GHVBL is comprised teams placed into A & B divisions. Stressing PARITY, we treat both divisions exactly the same. As a result, no league in the area produces more 1-3 run games..... There is an "A" Division Playoff & Champion - and a "B" Division Playoff & Champion..... In 2017 we have began hosting an ELITE division to create three divisions.....
SCHEDULE FLEXIBLITY - GHVBL teams always participate in setting their own schedule. Coaches prepare for and participate in a structured COACHES scheduling meeting where they collaborate and pair up with like teams for single/doubleheader games on a schedule that works for the individual team. If you have local rec leagues, blackout days, etc - you set your schedule based on your home field availability and your team's availability. Play on any day of the week, day or night, single or doubleheader games. It is YOUR schedule - set it to develop your kids at your pace.
ALL TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS - Regardless of how many teams participate – All will compete for the championship banner and trophies in playoff tournaments at the conclusion of the regular season. Treat the regular season as a chance to develop more pitching - who knows you may have a diamond in the rough! The regular season is used for Playoff Seeding only - the Playoff Champion takes home the banner!
ORGANIZED & PROMPT COMMUNICATION - Our top notch, professional umpire association (EBUA) supports & assigns our games with professional, badged umpires... Our WEBSITE (GHVBL.COM) is updated nightly with FULL SEASON SCHEDULE, GAME RESULTS, MESSAGE BOARDS, & NIGHTLY STANDINGS!
AFFORDABLE - Our league does not have extra costs - NO extra "TOWN FEE", NO extra "UMPIRE ASSIGNOR FEES", NO extra "FORFEIT BONDS" - simply pay the GHVBL registration fee ($300), submit proof of insurance, and you are good to go. Our league baseballs are a FRACTION OF THE COST of other local leagues. Only $35 a dozen.
MANAGEABLE TRAVEL & GREAT VARIETY - Play a minimum # of regular season games (8 Spring - 12 Summer - 8 Fall) for playoff eligibility. Geographic friendly radius of games, never traveling too far for a road game.... We will group divisions to keep travel fair - but also give you a great diversity/variety of opponents in good parity with your team.
COACH FRIENDLY RULES - rules to promote & develop all kids, roster batting allowed, open substitution, no automatic outs (except for ejection), focus on your team - NOT on adhering to complex substitution rules!
NO STRICT LEAGUE BOUNDARIES - we are happy to host teams in the NY, CT, & NJ areas - our sweet spot is Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, and Fairfield Counties......
We know you have a choice on what league to play in..... the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League works every day to earn the right to host your team every season.....