The RVBSA offers both a recreational and travel baseball program for children of the Township of River Vale. Below is information on our programs:
Our recreational baseball program is offered to River Vale kids Grades K-12. In 2018, over 350 kids participated in the program. The program runs from mid-April until mid-June. Kids play at their current grade level regardless of age.
Introduction to baseball for current Kindergarten and 1st graders (separate clinics). Sessions are 75 minutes per week on Saturday mornings. The goal of the clinic is to expose our youngest players to the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and age appropriate way. T-ball/coach pitch scrimmages are introduced after the first few sessions with the focus on development and fun -- we do not keep score and everyone gets a turn to bat each inning. This clinic is separate from the T-Ball Clinic offered by the Township of River Vale for preschoolers.
2nd Grade - PeeWee Baseball
Introduction to competitive baseball for kids in the second grade. All kids are given equal playing time and will play multiple positions. The format is part kid-pitch, part coach-pitch. There are typically two games and one practice per week. Dates are usually Monday, Wednesday (5:30 or 6:00 start) and Saturday mornings. Dates subject to change based on field availability and weather.
3rd/4th Grade Minors Baseball
Full kid pitch format (46x60 field dimensions). Games played against other RV teams as well as rec teams from surrounding towns (Westwood, Park Ridge, Montvale). There are typically two games and one practice per week. Dates are usually Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Dates subject to change based on field availability and weather.
5th/6th Grade Majors Baseball
Full kid pitch format (46x60 field dimensions). Games played against other RV teams as well as rec teams from surrounding towns (Westwood, Park Ridge, Montvale). There are typically two games and one practice per week. Dates are usually Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday starting between 6:00-7:00pm. Dates subject to change based on field availability and weather.
7th/8th Koufax Baseball
Major league sized field (60x90). Number of teams depends on enrollment. RV plays in a multi-town league (Kinderkamack League). Each team will play games against rec teams from other local towns. Game schedules released in late March.
High School Recreational Baseball
Open to all kids in 9th -12th grade from River Vale and Hillsdale. Players manage the teams with one adult chaperone. Umpires and uniforms are provided.
Click here to register for RV Baseball: https://www.leaguelineup.com/myll_login.asp?url=rvbsa&nw=1
The RVBSA offers a travel baseball program for kids in grades 2-8. The Travel Program is an additional opportunity for select players who have demonstrated the interest, enthusiasm, sportsmanship and ability to play in a more competitive environment. Kids in grade 2-8 are eligible for consideration for the Travel Program provided that they: (1) are registered for and regularly attended rec games and practice, (2) meet the age eligibility requirements of the travel league they will be playing in, and (3) are willing to make the time commitment that is required
The travel season begins with Summer baseball in June. Each year, the RVBSA will conduct an evaluation at each age level prior to the Summer travel season. Evaluations will consist of coach evaluations and a tryout. Selection decisions will be made by the RVBSA in consultation with the travel coach. Where the level of interest allows it, multiple teams will be offered for summer travel season. Additional off-season travel may be offered for Fall and Spring seasons depending on interest and coaching availability. Additional details about the Travel Program will be sent out in late April.
Our travel teams have regularly placed at the top of their leagues, including:
- 2018: 10u NEBAs Champions, 10u Bergen County Charity Classic Champions, 9u NEBAs Regular Season First Place, 12u NJSBL Runner Up
- 2017: 9u & 10u NEBAs Champions