BHKLL sponsors baseball teams in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball (GHVBL) travel league. GHVBL baseball is highly competitive - it requires a serious commitment on the part of both the child and parent. Players aged 9, 10, 11 and 12 are eligible and MUST also play in our spring in-house recreation league.
Teams are selected after an open tryout, which will be conducted in the fall. Once teams are selected, there will be an optional (but highly recommended) 8 week winter clinic starting in February. Outdoor practices start in April and run concurrently with our spring league. Summer games start in mid June will concluded at the end of July. The fall season starts just after Labor Day and runs through the end of October.
Commitment If your child makes the team, we anticipate him / her playing in approximately 18 - 20 games during the summer and another 10 - 12 games during the fall. In addition to the scheduled games, there will be a minimum of one weekly practice. Please consider this commitment as your son or daughter is being considered for the team.
Tryouts will be organized and run by BHKLL and the players will be evaluated by the travel coaching staffs. There are NO pre-picked positions on these teams including returning players. The best representative team will be selected on their ability. Beyond the commitment expected, there are often questions about playing time and position play. While everyone gets to play, equal playing time is not guaranteed. The head coaches have discretion over the lineup and substitution of players.
There is no fee for the tryout but the anticipated cost per player is $400 - $460 for summer league play and an additional $200 - $250 for the fall. The optional winter clinic costs approximately $250 - $275. The program costs include league and umpire fees, baseballs, uniforms, field maintenance and utilities.
For further information regarding our travel program, please contact Bill DiRago at: firstname.lastname@example.org