Why is the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League the finest youth travel baseball organization in the NY/CT area?
UNMATCHED LEAGUE PARITY – The GHVBL is comprised of teams placed into one of 4 divisions (D1, D2, D3, & D4). Stressing PARITY, we treat divisions exactly the same. As a result, no league in the area produces more 1-3 run games… If we have enough teams in a division, we will host Division Playoff & Championship in each division level. In larger divisions, we may split playoff brackets into a Championship, Gold, and Silver brackets. The only difference is we only award custom banners to the championship bracket winner in each division.
SCHEDULE FLEXIBLITY & TECHNOLOGY – GHVBL coaches create season schedules around their teams availability. Teams are issued a team portal that provides detailed contact information for your peer teams allowing coaches to pair up with similar teams for weekday, weekend, day or night, single or doubleheader games. Teams may schedule around local recreation leagues, blackout days, tournaments, etc. – simply set game details based on team availability. Play as many games as you like – or just fill in around your tournament schedule – 100% your call. Develop your kids at your pace. Your team portal is the place to submit rosters, insurance, waivers, see your umpires for upcoming games, and submit game scores.
ALL TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS – Regardless of how many teams participate – All will compete for the championship 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 more or less games. Treat the regular season as a chance to develop your kids WITHOUT THE FEAR of missing the postseason The regular season is used for Playoff Seeding only.
ORGANIZED & PROMPT COMMUNICATION – Our WEBSITE (WWW.GHVBL.COM) is updated REALTIME with game schedules, results, discussion board, & live standings! WE ASSIGN THE BEST professional umpires in the area – as long as you are in our league area – you never schedule an umpire…
AFFORDABLE – Our league does not have extra costs – NO extra town fees, no extra umpire assignor fees, no extra forfeit bonds – we take care of these fees and you simply pay one registration fee ($350), and you are good to go. We bring teams together, assign the best area umpires, and facilitate the best competition, in the most organized league in the area, all for less than half the cost of one tournament. We have exclusive pricing for Baden Sports tournament grade baseballs $45 a dozen.
MANAGEABLE TRAVEL & GREAT VARIETY – We promote a balance of geographic friendly distances for games with a desire for parity, variety, and diversity of opponent. We encourage division rivalries with teams and coaches you develop relationships. Our volume of teams promises this diversity & variety of opponents in good parity & proximity with your program.
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, Orange, NYC Metro and Fairfield Counties but we are attracting more (NY) Ulster & (CT) Litchfield, New Haven County teams every season……