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The CVBL is committed to sustaining quality baseball in Northern New York.  The following section is intended to address common questions regarding league operations. In case of any concerns not addressed here, please refer to the official League By-Laws (PDF), or contact the site via the Contact Us link at left.

General Rules and Structure
What is the CVBL?
What rules of play does the CVBL use?
What type of bat does the CVBL use?
How are CVBL teams organized?
How is the CVBL schedule organized?

Information for Prospective Players and Teams
What is the CVBL policy on player eligibility?
What is the cutoff date for joining a CVBL team, or switching between teams?
How is playoff eligibility determined?
How should a prospective player go about joining a team?

 


What is the CVBL?

The CVBL is the Champlain Valley Baseball League, a competitive adult recreational summer league centered in Northern New York.  (TOP)

What rules of play does the CVBL use?

The CVBL abides by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules of play.  Additionally, ground rules vary according to ballpark.  (TOP)

What type of bat does the CVBL use?

Wooden bats are required for any player without high school eligibility. Players with high school eligibility may use BBCOR bats.  (TOP)

How are CVBL teams organized?

The CVBL restructures itself on a seasonal basis to accommodate the best format available for its membership.  In 2014, the CVBL will contain 7 franchises:

Adam's Glass Dodgers
Fourth Ward Athletics
Fourth Ward Cardinals
Fourth Ward Timberjaxx
Lyon Mountain Miners
Meron's Expos

Peabody's Padres  
(TOP)

How is the CVBL schedule organized?

Official CVBL games are played as 7-inning doubleheaders commencing at noon each Sunday from the first weekend in May. Teams play on either 9 or 10 out of the league's scheduled 11 weekends, with one or two bye weekends over the course of the season. Teams with two byes also play two evening games during the week, such that each team ultimately plays 20 regular-season games.  (TOP)

 


What is the CVBL policy on player eligibility?

The CVBL has no restrictions on player eligibility based on age, league affiliation, or any other consideration.  However, league’s quality of play dictates that players tend to be college-age and older.  Prospective players should review the eligibility requirements of any other league in which they participate to ensure CVBL participation will not affect their other obligations.  (TOP)

What is the cutoff date for joining a CVBL team, or switching between teams?

Players are free to join a CVBL team at any point in the regular season.  Players may only change teams during the offseason; once a player has participated in a regular season game for any team, he must remain with that team for the remainder of the season. Any player starting with a new team MUST ensure his team contacts league officials to amend their official roster; any participation on a team without such notification can result in forfeiture of games due to player ineligibility.  (TOP)

How is playoff eligibility determined?

A player must appear in one-third of his team's regular-season CVBL games to become eligible for inclusion on that team’s postseason roster.  Players who do not join teams in time to accrue the necessary appearances are not eligible for postseason play.  An exception is made for players primarily affiliated with American Legion teams during the regular season; as long as they are officially part of a CVBL roster, such players can appear in playoff games without meeting the minimum appearance requirement.  (TOP)

How should a prospective player go about joining a team?

Most CVBL rookies are recruited by their teams during the offseason.  Players new to the area during the season who wish to play are encouraged to attend games to gauge the league’s quality of play, and speak to team officials if interested.  (TOP)

 

 

 

 

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