UNMATCHED LEAGUE PARITY – The GHVBL is comprised of 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….. We also host an ELITE division to create three divisions when appropriate…..
SCHEDULE FLEXIBLITY – GHVBL coaches always create their 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 your program. Teams schedule around local recreation leagues, team 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. 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 awards in playoff tournaments at the conclusion of the regular season as long as you play the regular season minimum (6 games in Spring/Fall, 8 games in Summer), although you may play as many as you like! 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 WEBSITE (WWW.GHVBL.COM) is updated nightly with FULL SEASON SCHEDULE, GAME RESULTS, MESSAGE BOARDS, & NIGHTLY STANDINGS! WE ASSIGN THE BEST professional umpires in the area – you never have to schedule an umpire…
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 ($315), and you are good to go. We recently contracted with DIAMOND-SPORTS for new LEAGUE STAMPED tournament grade baseballs for only $40 a dozen!
MANAGEABLE TRAVEL & GREAT VARIETY – We promote a balance of geographic friendly radius of games, with a desire for parity and encouraging division rivalries…. Our volume of teams promises a great diversity & variety of opponents in good parity & proximity 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 the development of 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 but we are attracting more (NY) Ulster, Orange, NY Metro & (CT) Litchfield, New Haven County teams……
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…..