Website Manager

General FAQ

Can my child play for GVLL if we don’t live in Greenwich Village?
GVLL’s catchment extends beyond Greenwich Village to include Chelsea, Midtown West and Soho. Our boundary map can be viewed here. Please note that a child must have at least one parent or legal guardian living within the catchment, or must attend school in the catchment, in order to play for GVLL. Exceptions are rare and are granted only by the Charter Committee of Little League of America in Williamsport, PA. Per Little League of America regulations, your child may not play in more than one Little League at a time.

How many players and teams are there in GVLL?
Last year, more than 900 boys and girls, ages 4 to 16, played on over 60 teams.

How is the league organized?

Spring Season: April - mid-June more information 
- Multiple Baseball and Softball Divisions for ages 4-16
- Travel and Tournament Baseball Teams (by tryout and invitation) for 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U players 
- Winter Workouts: December - February
- Baseball and Softball indoor instructional sessions at the P3 Baseball Facility inside Pier 40

Summer Ball: July - August more information
- Multiple Baseball Divisions

Fall Ball: September - November more information
- Multiple Baseball and Softball Divisions for ages 4-16
- Travel and Tournament Baseball Teams for 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U players
- Baseball and Softball indoor instructional sessions at the P3 Baseball Facility inside Pier 40

Can girls play in the baseball divisions?
Yes. Girls may play either baseball or softball.

Can you explain the age cutoffs? (“League Age”) 
Click here for Little League of America's easy to use "age calculator."

For baseball, League Age is determined by how old the player is on August 31 of the year they are enrolled to play.

  • If a baseball player turns 8 this year on August 30, their league age is 8
  • If a baseball player turns 6 this year on Sept 2, their league age is 5

For softball, League Age is determined by how old the player is on December 31 of the previous year.

  • If a softball player turned 10 last year, their league age is 10 current year

Click here for a chart explaining player eligibility for various baseball divisions. 

Why are there overlapping ages for some of the divisions?
While meeting the age requirement is all that’s necessary to join a team in the younger divisions, more competitive divisions in both baseball and softball recommend or require that players have previous experience and/or try out to join a team.

Where are games played?
Games are played at various locations throughout the city, including the fields at Pier 40 and J.J. Walker, in the West Village. You will receive a schedule prior to the start of the season that indicates locations for each game.

Find directions to all the fields utilized by GVLL here.

Does my child need to attend every game and practice?
We ask that you please try to make every effort to ensure your child attends all practices and games, particularly if your child is in an older, more competitive division. If you know your child will miss a practice or game, please let the Team Manager know as far in advance as possible. In cases of illness or injury, alert the Team Manager as soon as you know your child will not be able to play.

How competitive are the games? I want my child to compete but also to enjoy the experience. 
Our goal is to give players an opportunity to have fun while learning to play the game. To that end, we make sure the level of competition in each division is age-appropriate, starting with T-ball, where the emphasis is on teaching basic rules of baseball and softball through simple drills. The games are short and non-competitive at this age--no scores are kept and every player gets a chance to bat every inning. In older divisions, the games are longer and more competitive. Overall, we try to create an atmosphere that allows players to develop and challenge themselves while also enjoying the experience.  You won’t find a “winning is everything” mentality at GVLL no matter what division your child plays in.

Does the League provide transportation to the games?
It is your responsibility to get your child to games and practices.

How can I find out if a game is cancelled due to weather?
Your Team Manager will send out an e-mail on game day to let you know if the game has been cancelled.

If I have a question/concern, whom should I contact?
For general questions about the League email [email protected].

For questions specific to your child and your child’s team, contact your child’s Manager, who will provide you with his or her e-mail address at the start of the season.

If the Team Manager does not address your question or concern adequately, you may contact the Coordinator for your child’s division. Divisional Coordinators are listed on the GVLL Board of Directors webpage.

The Player Advocate is also available to help resolve any issues you might have concerning your child if they remain unresolved after speaking with your Team Manager and/or Divisional Coordinator. You can contact the GVLL Player Advocate confidentially at [email protected].

Copyright © 2024 Greenwich Village Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login