Spring Divisions

Updated Thursday November 30, 2017 by Greenwich Village Little League.

Baseball T-Ball  

  • Co-ed ages 5-6.

  • Each team has parent volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.  In addition, we plan to have 2 professional (P3) coaches rotating around helping with concurrent practices and games.​

  • Teams are built based on requests (former teammates and/or friends) and players are generally grouped together with kids from the same schools. While every attempt is made to put friends together, requests can’t always be honored.

  • Parent supervised, recreational, learning and fun.  

  • Meets Sunday mornings for 90 minutes (including 30 minutes of practice/drills and 1 hour game).  

  • Children hit from T-ball stand with coach pitch for those who are ready as season progresses.

  • Games are on Sunday mornings on the Pier 40 rooftop level as well as on the Pier 40 Courtyard.   

  • First year players must upload birth certificate and proof of residency during on-line registration.

Baseball Junior Minors

  • Co-ed ages 7-8.

  • Each team has parent volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.  Coaches pitch in this division. On practice days, teams will rotate/share bi-monthly practice/clinics with professional (P3) coaches.

  • Teams are built based on requests (former teammates and/or friends) and players are generally grouped together with kids from the same schools.  While every attempt is made to put friends together, requests can’t always be honored.

  • Parent supervised, Games are recreational with an emphasis on, learning and fun.

  • 1 game/week (90 - 120 minutes) on Sundays.

  • Practices on Saturdays for 1 to 2 hours.

  • Games and practices are held at DeWitt Clinton Field and/or Pier 40.

Baseball Minors

  • Co-ed ages 9-11.

  • Each team has a parent volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.   

  • Teams are built based on both assessments (see below) and requests to play withformer teammates and/or friends).  While every attempt is made to put friends together, requests can’t always be honored if a team is full or if honoring the request results in a team that is not competitively balanced.

  • New this year:All players will be assessed in February and March and teams will be formed to ensure an equal distribution of talent..

  • New this year: There will be a regular Minors division and a AAA Minors division based on talent evaluation.

  • AAA Minors players may have the opportunity to be called up to Majors games when needed on a volunteer basis.

  • 1 game per week with partial majors rules. For example, stealing will be allowed after the pitch in the AAA Minors division but not in the regular Minors division.  Games are played in one of 3 time slots on Saturdays at Pier 40.  All games are completed by 3:30 on Saturdays.

  • 1 Practice/week (90 minutes to 2 hours) on Sundays at Chelsea Park or at Pier 40, times TBD. P3 coaches will rotate and visit practices 1-2 times/month and/or run bi-monthly clinics for Minors players (details TBD).

  • Players (not coaches) pitch and catch in both the AAA division and in the regular division unless, in the case of the latter, a coach has used all available pitchers, in which case, a coach may pitch.

  • Pitching and catching clinics early in season run by the P3 coaches.

  • No standings kept in regular Minors division; AAA division will keep standings but there will be no playoffs or post-season.

  • Professional umpires or umpires who are trained, at least 14 years old and former GVLL players will be used..

Baseball Majors

  • Co-ed ages 10-12.

  • Advanced play using a competitive game framework and age-appropriate Little League playing rules.

  • General rules include stealing (no leadoffs) and infield fly rule. To avoid injuries, we monitor pitch counts and use of catchers in all games.

  • 2 competitive games/week (Pier 40, JJ Walker on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday and occasional games on Sundays at Randall’s Island Field 40).

  • 1 mandatory practice session (90 minutes to 2 hours) on weekday afternoon or evening at Pier 40 or JJ Walker.  Indoor practices begin in early March.

  • Indoor practices throughout season run by Pier 40/P3 baseball and team coaches. Pitching and catching clinics pre-season run by the P3 coaches.

  • Professional umpires.

  • Participation in Majors requires a high level of commitment and NO major conflicts of any kind.

  • Each team has a volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.  A P3 coach will attend most outdoor practices as well.

  • Entry is by mandatory tryout (generally on Superbowl Sunday) with pre-tryouts and winter workouts available to all 9 and older from December onwards.  Returning players must also try out. Previous experience in the Minors division is strongly recommended; unselected players will play in Minors.  All 12-year-olds will play in Majors unless they specify they want to be in Minors.

  • Teams are drafted by the league's coaching staff based on tryout scores and assessments from the previous season’s managers..

  • Regular season generally starts in late March and ends in early June.

  • Playoff and Championship games will take place in early to mid June, attendance atthese games is mandatory.

  • Bats: Approved Little League of America wooden, metal bats and composite handles only. GVLL goes a step beyond LLoA and does not allow all-composite bats or bats with composite barrels. ​

Baseball Juniors

  • Co-ed ages 13-14.

  • Competitive play.

  • Wood bats only, 2 ½-inch barrel.

  • Each team has volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

  • 2 games on Saturday and/or Sundays with travel (fields include Central Park, Murry Bergtraum Field, Randall’s Island and Pier 40).

  • 1 practice a week at Pier 40 with team and P3 coaches.

  • Practices begin in March, season begins in April and runs thru mid/late June.

  • Mandatory tryout, even for returning players.

Baseball Seniors

  • Co-ed ages 15-16.

  • Competitive play.

  • Wood bats only, 2 1/2 inch barrel.

  • Each team has volunteer manager, head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

  • 2 games on Saturday and/or Sundays with travel (fields include Central Park, Murry Bergtraum Field, Randall’s Island and Pier 40).

  • 1 Practice a week at Pier 40 with team and P3 coaches.

  • Practices begin in March, Season begins in April and runs thru mid/late June.

  • Mandatory tryout, even for returning players.

​​Challenger Division

  • Boys and girls with physical and/or developmental challenges age 4-18 (up to age 22 if still enrolled in school). No previous experience necessary.

  • Games are developmentally appropriate with an emphasis on fun and teamwork.

  • 1 game per week on Saturdays from late April through June at Battery Park City Ball Fields.

Softball - T-Ball

  • Girls ages 4-6; no previous softball experience necessary.

  • Parent supervised, recreational and geared towards learning and fun.

  • Teams are built based on requests (former teammates and/or friends) and players are generally grouped together with kids from the same schools. While every attempt is made to put friends together, not all requests can be met.

  • Girls hit from T-ball stand with introduction later in the season to underhand pitching by a coach.

  • Girls are introduced to the general rules of baseball/softball.

  • 1 practice per week with professional coaches/ Practice includes an instructional game.

  • Practices/games are on Saturday mornings at Chelsea Waterside Park at 23rd Street between the Westside Highway and 11th Avenue, across from Chelsea Piers.

  • First year playersmust upload birth certificate and proof of residency during on-line registration.

Softball - Junior Minors

  • Girls ages 7-8; no previous softball experience necessary.

  • Parent supervised, recreational and geared towards learning and fun.

  • Teams are built based on requests (former teammates and/or friends) and players are generally grouped together with kids from the same schools. While every attempt is made to put friends together, not all requests can be met.

  • Junior Minors teams will meet most weekends on both Saturday and Sunday as follows:  

    • Practices on Saturdays (includes professional coaches)

    • Intra-league games on Sundays (coach pitch)

    • Majority of practices and games will take place at Chelsea Waterside Park (23rd Street between the Westside Highway and 11th Avenue, across from Chelsea Piers).

Softball - Minors

  • Girls ages 9-10; no previous softball experience necessary.

  • Parent supervised, recreational and geared towards learning and fun.

  • Girls are introduced to many of the rules that are unique to Little League Softball, including windmill pitching.

  • Teams are built based on requests (former teammates and/or friends) and players are generally grouped together with kids from the same schools.  While every attempt is made, not all requests can be met.

  • 1 practice at Pier 40 with P3 coaches during the week.

  • Practice with professional coaches on Saturday mornings at Chelsea Waterside Park (23rd Street between the Westside Highway and 11th Avenue, across from Chelsea Piers).

  • Recreational inter-league and/or intra-league game generally on Sunday (combination coach and kid pitch), sometimes with nearby Little Leagues either at Chelsea Waterside Park, Pier 40 or a nearby Little League facility (for example, Westside Little League Fields at Riverside Park).

Softball - Majors

  • Girls ages 11-12; some softball/baseball experience recommended, but not required.

  • More competitive softball, but still instructional in nature.

  • 1 practice at Pier 40 with P3 and other professional coaches during the week.

  • 1 team practice at Pier 40 or Chelsea Waterside Park on Friday nights or Saturday mornings, respectively, that includes professional coaches.

  • 1 or 2 competitive recreational inter-league games each weekend with nearby Little Leagues either at Chelsea Waterside Park, Pier 40, Chelsea Park or a nearby Little League facility (for example, Westside Little League Fields at Riverside Park).

​​Softball - Juniors

  • Girls ages 13-14; competitive softball.

  • ​​1 practice at Pier 40 with P3 and other professional coaches during the week.

  • 1 team practice at Pier 40 on Saturdays.

  • 1 or 2 interleague games with nearby Little Leagues per weekend at Chelsea Waterside Park, Pier 40 or a nearby Little League facility.

​​Softball - Bigs

  • Girls ages 15-16; competitive softball.

  • ​​1 practice at Pier 40 with P3 and other professional coaches during the week.

  • 1 team practice at Pier 40 on Saturdays.

  • 1 or 2 interleague games with nearby Little Leagues per weekend at Chelsea Waterside Park, Pier 40 or a nearby Little League facility.