Baseball Programs

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The RVBSA is a non-profit, volunteer led youth baseball and softball organization. 

Our baseball program is offered to River Vale kids Grades K-12.  In 2019, 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, we do not allow “playing up”. 

K/1 Clinic

Sessions are 75 minutes per week on Saturdays. The goal of the clinic is to expose kids 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

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 Saturdays. 

3rd/4th Grade Minors Baseball

Full kid pitch (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 Saturdays.  

5th/6th Grade Majors Baseball

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 TBD. 

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 Baseball

Open to all high school students 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

 

TRAVEL BASEBALL

The RVBSA offers a travel baseball program beginning in the Summer of 2nd grade (there is no Spring travel for second grade). Kids in grade 2-8 are eligible for consideration for the Travel Program provided that they: (1) consistently attend RVBSA games and practices, (2) meet the age eligibility requirements of the travel league they will be playing in, and (3) are willing to make the significant time commitment that is required.

The Summer Travel season runs from mid-June to the end of July.  In May, the RVBSA will assess each grade based primarily on  coach evaluations and teams will be selected.  Where the level of interest allows it, multiple teams will be offered for summer travel season.  We also offer a Spring travel season (April - May) for 3rd grade and up - selections based on the prior Summer’s evaluation and feedback from the summer travel coaches. 

Additional details about the Travel Program will be sent out in early May.