Raritan Valley National Adult Baseball Association: Info

National Adult Baseball Association - Raritan Valley,N.J.
Entering our 19th season of play, part of a national organization of adult leagues which offers regional tournaments to its members. Local league offers playoffs, championship, and all-star games.

Typically, our 20-game season begins in mid-April. Most of those games are scheduled on Sundays, occasionally there might be a Saturday night game. We do not schedule games on holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.


Who Can Play?
This league is open to adults 18 years of age and older. While NABA leagues in other cities around the country are organized into age brackets of 38+, 28+, and 18+, we currently offer just one age bracket for all players 18 and up. There are two skill levels - AA and A leagues.

All skill levels welcome!


How to Join
If you've got a cool head and enjoy a challenge, why not play a little hard ball. Maybe even manage your own team?
To join call League President, Matt Dosch at (732) 763-8190 or email rvnabajam@yahoo.com. If you want to enter your team in the league contact the league office at the same number or email above. If you are planning on entering a team, think of a team name.

The deadline for entering a team is March 1. After that date, the league maintains and updates a player 'pool' for managers who find themselves in need of another player or two. If you want to join a team in mid-season, simply e-mail League President, Matt Dosch (rvnabajam@yahoo.com) be sure to include your name, your age, your city, your preferred position, and the last level of organized ball that you played. Once you've done that we'll get back to you with more information about the league.


Local League Play
Our season consists of at least a 20 game schedule spread over 17 Sundays, from April to August, with playoffs and a Championship Game in September. All single games are nine inning affairs. Doubleheaders, which occur twice or three times during a season consist of seven-inning games. At mid-season there is an annual All-Star Game.

Tournaments
As a member of this local NABA league you are eligible to register and play in regional tournaments across the country from Hawaii to Las Vegas to the birthplace of baseball in Cooperstown N.Y. This is a fantastic opportunity to play America's game in the country's most scenic settings on some of the world's best baseball fields. In 1999, one of our league's teams won the Cooperstown Tournament over the 4th of July Weekend. They went on to Phoenix in October where they were 4-1, including a 12-5 win at HoHoKam Stadium, spring training field of the Chicago Cubs.

RVNABA SALUTES ITS TOURNAMENT CHAMPION TEAMS: the following teams have competed and succeeded at the national level

1996 Carteret Mustangs Virginia Beach VA Labor Day Weekend
1999 Middlesex Bears Cooperstown NY Fourth of July Weekend
2001 Irvington Cardinals Roanoke VA Labor Day Weekend
2003 Irvington Cardinals Atlantic City NJ Memorial Day Weekend
2004 Irvington Cardinals Cooperstown NY Fourth of July Weekend
2004 Irvington Cardinals Philadelphia PA Labor Day Weekend
2005 Irvington Cardinals Cooperstown NY Fourth of July Weekend
2005 Irvington Cardinals PHOENIX AZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2006 NJ Clippers Cooperstown NY Fourth of July Weekend
2006 Old Bridge Mets Philadelphia PA Labor Day Weekend
2007 Paterson Phillies      Atlantic City NJ     Memorial Day Weekend
2009 Monmouth County Thunder Atlantic City NJ     Labor Day Weekend