Spring 2017 Registration is Open

Updated Friday December 23, 2016 by Greenwich Village Little League.

Registration for the 2017 GVLL Spring season is open.

The winter is when we build teams, order uniforms and get equipment set for the upcoming season. We're able to get a head start on all of that by opening registration early, so once again we will be giving discounts to those who sign up over the next few weeks. Register before December 31st and you will pay our early bird rate. For those age 9 and older, the fee includes indoor winter workouts at P3 on Sundays.

The schedule for the Spring season has not been finalized. However, 

  • Tentative: Season to start the first or second weekend in April
  • Tentative: Season to end weekend of June 17th. 

Because of the timing of public and private school holidays, our 

  • GVLL Opening Day event will take place on April 22nd. 

All players will hear from coaches in March, with some divisions having tryouts in February and practices in March (see links on divisions for more info).

Change to GVLL Baseball Majors

Please note that we have made changes to the structure of our Baseball Majors divisions. As of Spring 2017, there will no longer be separate Majors National and Majors American divisions. All players who qualify, try out and are drafted into Majors will play in one combined division, including all 12-year-olds. While you may register your League age 10- or 11-year-old for the Majors division, assignment to that division is contingent on tryout and draft results. We expect that not all 11-year-olds and very few 10-year-olds will be drafted into the 2017 Spring Baseball Majors division. Those who are not will be assigned to a Minors team.

Finally, GVLL is an all-volunteer organization. Everyone who registers will be asked how they are willing to pitch in and everyone will be expected to honor their commitment. Please make your choice knowing that someone from our Volunteer Committee will be following up to confirm your selection and to provide you with further details.

Before you register, please take 3 minutes to review the information below:

1. Registation Fees

2. Baseball Divisions

3. Softball Divisions

4. How to Register

5. Financial Scholarship

6. Sponsorship Opportunities

7. Contact Information & GVLL Online Destinations

As always, information will be updated and shared at www.gvllnyc.com.

 

1. REGISTRATION FEES

What you need to know:

  • Register before December 31 at the early bird rate of $225 for all divisions!
  • After December 31, the registration fee will be $225 for TBall divisions (baseball and softball), and $250 for all other divisions.
  • Register before March 1 to avoid late fees.
  • Sibling discounts are available for 2-4 players of same family. Each additional family member receives a $25 discount per player.
  • Financial Scholarships are available by contacting the league prior to registering your player
  • Some divisions will require tryouts. These tryouts will be scheduled in February 2017 and families will be notified of them in advance by email.
  • Players must reside or attend school in the GVLL boundary area. A boundary map is available here.
  • Field of play and division schedules are still being determined. We will provide updates during the registration process at gvllnyc.com.
  • Registered players age 9 and older can take part in Sunday winter workouts starting in December.

GVLL is an all volunteer organization. Your registration fees include the costs of:

  • Uniforms (jersey, baseball pants, heart guard, socks and cap)
  • Team equipment (batting helmets, catcher’s gear, bats, balls and first aid supplies)
  • Professional instruction from P3 baseball and softball instructors
  • Umpires
  • Field permits
  • Field conditioning supplies
  • League charter and insurance
  • Winter workout sessions for players 9 and older

Please note that players must provide their own mitts/gloves and protective cup.

 

2. BASEBALL DIVISIONS

All baseball divisions are coed. Some divisions require tryouts which will be held in February at a date and location to be determined. All divisions include professional instruction from P3 baseball and softball instructors.

Fields of play for the 2017 schedule are still to be determined and may include a mix of the following based on availability and division of play: Pier 40, Dewitt Clinton, Central Park (various fields), Passannante Field, Chelsea Waterside Park, Chelsea Park, Murry Bergtraum, Randall's Island (various fields), and, of course, JJ Walker.

Juniors and Seniors division are wood-bat-only leagues and teams may be mixed with players from other participating leagues.

Age cutoffs: Use this link to determine your player's League age.

Preliminary practice/game days and locations are listed below. Exact dates/times/locations

for individual team practices and games are still to be determined. Please see the GVLL

website for more information.

  • Ages 5-6, TBall – 1 weekend session per weekend, on Sunday mornings at Pier 40.
  • Ages 7-8, Junior Minors – 1 weekend practice (Sat.) and 1 weekend game (Sun.), primarily at De Witt Clinton Field and/or Pier 40.
  • Ages 9-11, Minors – 1 weekend practice on Sundays at Chelsea Park or at Pier 40, and 1 weekend game on Saturdays at Pier 40.
  • Ages 10-12, Majors – Entry is by mandatory tryout, even for returning players (generally on Superbowl Sunday). 1 weekday practice (Pier 40 or JJ Walker), 2 weekend games (Pier 40, JJ Walker on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday and occasional games on Sundays at Randall's Island Field 40).
  • Ages 13-14, Juniors – tryouts required, even for returning players. 1 weekday/night practice (Pier 40), 2 games on Saturday and/or Sunday with travel (fields include Central Park, Murry Bergtraum, Randall’s Island and Pier 40).
  • Ages 15-16, Seniors – tryouts required, even for returning players. 1 wkday/night practice (Pier 40), 2 games on Saturday and/or Sundays with travel (fields include Central Park, Murry Bergtraum Field, Randall’s Island and Pier 40).

 

3. SOFTBALL DIVISIONS

All softball divisions are for girls only and include practices and extensive workshops, coaching and clinics. Fields of play for the 2017 schedule are still to be determined and may include a mix of the following based on availability and division of play: Pier 40, Central Park (various fields), Chelsea Waterside Park, Chelsea Park, and JJ Walker. In addition, Juniors and Seniors will play other leagues at their home fields (Riverside Park, Battery Park City, others). Exact dates/times/locations for individual team practices and games are still to be determined. Ages are based on your child's age as of 12/31/16.

  • Ages 4-6, T-ball – 1 instructional game/session per weekend with professional coaches on Saturday mornings at Chelsea Waterside Park at 23rd Street
  • Ages 7-8, Junior Minors – Practices on Saturdays with professional coaches, intraleague games on Sundays. Majority of games and practices will take place at Chelsea Waterside Park.
  • Ages 9-10, Minors – 1 practice at Pier 40 with professional coaches during the week, 1 practice per weekend on Saturday mornings at Chelsea Waterside Park. 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).
  • Ages 11-12, Majors – ​1 practice at Pier 40 with professional coaches during the week, 1 team practice at Pier 40 or Chelsea Waterside Park on Friday nights or Saturday mornings, and 1 or 2 interleague games with nearby Little Leagues per weekend either at Chelsea Park, Pier 40 or a nearby Little League facility
  • Ages 13-14, Juniors – 1 practice at Pier 40 with professional coaches during the week, 1 team practice at Pier 40 during the week or Saturdays, 1 or 2 competitive recreational inter-league games each weekend with nearby Little Leagues either at Pier 40, Chelsea Park or a nearby Little League facility (for example, Westside Little League Fields at Riverside Park.
  • Ages 15-16, Bigs – 1 practice at Pier 40 with professional coaches during the week, 1 team practice at Pier 40 during the week or Saturdays, 1 or 2 competitive recreational inter-league games each weekend with nearby Little Leagues either at Pier 40, Chelsea Park or a nearby Little League facility (for example, Westside Little League Fields at Riverside Park.

 

4. HOW TO REGISTER

All registration can be completed online with a credit card. Checks cannot be accepted online. One-time in-person registration will be available in January, time and date to be determined

 

RETURNING PLAYERS

To register, please go to www.gvllnyc.com, click the big red "Spring 2017 Registration is Now Open" button and follow the instructions for registering one or multiple players. Only age-appropriate divisions will be presented and any sibling discounts will be automatically applied.

See below for Financial Scholarship.

 

NEW PLAYERS

Please follow this 3 step process below:

1. Confirm that you reside or attend school in the GVLL boundary by checking the map. If you do not live in this area, you must contact your local league to obtain a waiver from the Little League Charter Committee in Williamsport.

2. Proceed to our website, www.gvllnyc.com, click the big red "Spring 2017 Registration is Now Open" button and follow the instructions for registering one or multiple players. Only age-appropriate divisions will be presented and a sibling discount will be automatically applied.

3. After completing the registration you must upload a copy of the player's birth certificate and proof of residency by following these instructionsUpload Registration Documents 

This information must include:

  • Proof of child's age (passport, birth certificate)
  • Proof of residence (cable bill, insurance bill, utility bill, etc) that confirms that you reside within the GVLL boundary

 

ADDITIONAL PARENTS

Register Additional Parents and/or Guardians so that everyone gets email notifications from the GVLL website. The website will be used by League Officials, Managers and Coaches to send important and timely emails regarding rain cancellations, schedule changes, and other updates. In order to stay informed, follow these easy steps: Register Additional Parent/Guardian. Be sure to include your mobile number so that you can receive an automated text in the event that a game is rained out: Get Text Notifications

 

5. FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For those requesting financial assistance, please click this link before proceeding: Request Scholarship for 2017 Spring Season to email your request to the GVLL Board.

 

6. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Companies, Families and Individuals can sponsor a Greenwich Village Little League team for the 2017 season.

For more information, please visit Sponsorship Details or register as a sponsor here. Online Sponsorship Form, or email gvll.sponsorteam@gmail.com if you have any questions or need more info.

 

7. QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions or require information regarding league boundaries, league policies, division rules, safety plans, volunteer forms, medical release forms, or sponsorship, please go to our website: www.gvllnyc.com or email us at gvll.contact@gmail.com

Lastly, as most of you know, GVLL fields and facilities are facing some tough challenges so it's more important than ever that we come together as a community to protect ourchildren's field space. Please consider following GVLL on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date and learn how you can help.

Please feel free to pass on this information to any families who live in our catchment but have not registered previously for GVLL.

We look forward to seeing you this Spring and playing ball together.