Grades 3-8 (Minors, Majors, Koufax) - players are DRAFTED Practices begin late March for Majors and Koufax. Minors (3/4 grade) is the first year of umpires, and traditional baseball rules. Special requests for coaches, or players can not be honored at this level as all players are draft eligible.
Tee Ball (K), Instructional (1) and PeeWee (2) - players register and are assigned by the league director. We try very hard to honor special requests. These are instructional years, and each year progresses to prepare your player for Minors in third grade.
Recreation Baseball Director: Jamie Doyle firstname.lastname@example.org For Questions about the League Only. To contact your division director, please click the correct division under Rec above.
Baseball Commissioner Keith Savino
Mahwah Recreation Baseball
MAHWAH YOUTH BASEBALL RECREATION PROGRAM The goal of the Mahwah Youth Baseball Recreation program is to teach players how to play baseball in an environment that emphasizes fundamentals of the game, good sportsmanship and fun. Winning and losing are part of the game, but should never be the focus. The program is designed to promote and maintain baseball as a sport to be enjoyed in a safe and positive atmosphere.
Mahwah Youth Baseball League
Exceptions to grade designations must be approved by the commissioner.
The recreation program is open to the children of Mahwah in kindergarten to eighth grade. The program is divided into leagues based on a child’s school grade during the season.
COACHES: to learn more about coaching in the Mahwah Rec Baseball Program please visit our coaches page. CLICK HERE
League Directors - Each division is governed by a league director. The job of the league director varies - depending on division - but basically entails assigning coaches and distributing practice and game schedules and rules to coaches. League directors also distribute uniforms and equipment to the coaches and communicate important dates throughout the season. In divisions for older children, the league directors coordinate a draft process to select teams, compile season standings and coordinate post-season tournaments. In divisions for younger players, the league directors assemble the teams from the registered players. Directors also work with coaches to reschedule make-up games when necessary.
Baseball Divisions Read Below, or select the "Recreation" menu above and Select Your Division
What Mahwah Division Should My Child Play In ?
The Mahwah Recreational Baseball program makes it very easy to select the correct league. The recreation leagues are separated by grade. Mahwah Youth Baseball believes that using grades as a distinction in placing players in leagues enhances the enjoyment and safety of the game. Therefore, grade separation by league is strictly enforced.
Kindergarten THE TEE BALL DIVISION is a co-ed division for children in kindergarten. This is the first entry into the game for many young ball players. Scores aren’t kept so, hence, wins and losses aren’t recorded. Tee-Ball games are played at Continental Soldiers Field. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page.
First Grade THE INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION is for children in first grade. Coaches pitch in the Instructional division. Scores aren’t kept so, hence, wins and losses aren’t recorded. Games are played at fields behind the Betsy Ross and George Washington schools. Some games also are played at Continental Soldiers Field. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page.
Second Grade THE PEE WEE DIVISION, in which second graders participate, also has coaches pitching to the batters, but as the season progresses players begin to pitch to batters. The objective of this league is to get players comfortable with pitching off a mound and to prepare the players for the more traditional baseball rules used in the divisions for older kids. Scores aren’t kept so, hence, wins and losses aren’t recorded. Games are played at fields behind the Betsy Ross and George Washington schools. Some games also are played at Continental Soldiers Field. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page
Third and Fourth Grades THE MINORS DIVISION is for third and fourth graders. It is the first league in which the more traditional baseball rules are used, scores are kept, standings are maintained and umpires govern the action on the field. It’s also the first recreation league in which a draft is conducted. Children in the division attend an assessment in early March to give coaches a chance to evaluate the skill level of players and help them prepare for the draft. Games are six innings. A non-seeded tournament is played at the end of the regular season. Children in the Minors division play on a field with a pitching mound 46 feet from home plate and base paths of 60 feet. Games in the Minors division are played at Riverside Park, Sam Braen field and Continental Soldiers Field. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page.
Fifth and Sixth Grades THE MAJORS DIVISION is for fifth and sixth graders. There is no assessment in this division. A draft is held in March. A more traditional playoff tournament follows the conclusion of the regular season and is based on regular-season standings. Games are six innings. The pitcher’s mound in the Majors division is 50 feet from home plate and the base paths are 70 feet apart. Games are played at fields at Fardale, Commodore Perry and Continental Soldiers Field. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page.
Seventh and Eighth Grades THE KOUFAX DIVISION is for seventh and eighth graders. A draft is conducted prior to the start of the regular season. A traditional playoff tournament is played at the conclusion of the regular season. For the 2013 and 2014 seasons Mahwah has played vs. Oakland on weekends. Early in the season weeknight games are six innings, seven innings on weekends. When daylights savings time is instituted, games are seven innings both during the week and on weekends. The pitcher’s mound to home plate is 60 feet and the base paths are 90 feet in length. Games in the Koufax division are played at Airmont Field, Commodore Perry and Continental Soldiers. For the documented rules used in this league, see the baseball Web site under the Rec Leagues page.
Mahwah Youth Baseball and Mahwah Travel Baseball For the Mahwah Youth Sports site click on tmysb.com