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Grassland Athletic Association

JV Baseball League

What is the JV Baseball League (JVL)?

Our JV League is made up of public and private schools in the Middle Tennessee area with games played on a 54/80 field compared to the 60/90 that is traditionally played in this area.   You will find that outside of Middle Tennessee, most other schools and leagues  will also play on a 54/80 field.  The first season of our JVL we had 5 teams, last year we had 6 teams, and this year we are aiming for 10.  All of the games will be held at Grassland Park with a schedule of 5-12 games.  This would be a supplement of your regular season schedule or you could play with us full time like one school has decided to do. 
 

What are the advantages of playing JVL?

The coaches love the 54/80 field because they can develop their players at a much faster rate, and they generally have closer and faster paced games with fewer arm injuries.  The shorter field is also less intimidating for 6th and 7th graders.  Many middle school, travel, and recreational coaches who have played on the 54/80 field will definitely concur that this is a much better option than 60/90 for JV teams.   
 

What about practices?

You would practice at your home school as you normally would.
 

How much does it cost?

The cost is $70 per game, per team, which covers baseballs, umpires, field prep and supplies.  Payment is due at the beginning of each game or if you wish to pay in advance for your season you may do that as well. 
 

When does the season begin and end?

The season will start in early March and run through late April.  Games can be played Monday through Saturday and they will begin as early as 4:30 or as late as 7:00.  I will schedule around your conference games and other requests.  With all of the rain during the spring, most teams ended up playing more games with us than within their conference. The general feedback from last year was the teams also wanted a tournament so we are plan to have one this season.
 
If you have further questions or need additional information, please contact Chris McElhiney at gaabaseballmngr@gmail.com or (615) 423-5126

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