2023: Manhattan Voted NYC Babe Ruth League Best Youth League!
NYC Babe Ruth League
Heckscher Ball Fields, Central Park
The NYC Babe Ruth League stands as the unequivocal Best Youth League in Manhattan, offering a baseball experience unlike any other. As part of the Cal Ripken, Jr. Division, this league is committed to introducing every youngster to the joys of baseball “The Ripken Way.” The core values of teamwork, camaraderie, and the sheer exhilaration of summer fun are at the heart of their mission. With Heckscher Ballfields in Central Park as their home turf, the league provides an idyllic setting for aspiring young ballplayers to grow, learn, and thrive. Here, dreams of hitting home runs and making memorable plays come to life. Join the NYC Babe Ruth League and be a part of an unforgettable journey through the world of baseball!
2022: Manhattan Voted Dream Best Youth League!
1991 2nd Ave
(212) 722-1608 – wearedream.org
Originally founded as Harlem RBI, Dream traces its beginnings to 1991, when a group of volunteers transformed an abandoned, garbage-strewn lot into two baseball diamonds for the youth of East Harlem. Thirty years later, they serve thousands of children across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of free, extended-day, extended-year Dream Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. They offer free, nationally recognized afterschool and summer sports-based programs that help our scholars become confident, competent, and caring community members who know what it means to be part of a team.
2021: Manhattan Voted Downtown United Soccer Club Best Youth League!
Downtown United Soccer Club
527 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
(646) 241-7024 – www.dusc.nyc
Soccer moms and soccer dads voted Downtown United Soccer Club the best in New York City—and for good reason. DUSC offers soccer camps all summer, including advanced training camps to serve soccer champs at all levels of skill. Its reputation for facilitating a love for the sport through a combination of skill work and ball mastery in a positive and supportive atmosphere is unparalleled. This not-for-profit fosters a community of soccer players of all ages who develop skills that extend beyond the field. These are life lessons in respect, sportsmanship, positive self-growth and team spirit that they will take with them far beyond childhood, creating lasting memories. The dedicated coaching staff at DUSC are committed to helping children reach their fullest potential.
2020: Manhattan Voted Greenwich Village Little League Best Youth League!
Greenwich Village Little League
323 W 22nd St
(917) 885-0260 – www.gvllnyc.com
In 1984, a local parent founded the Greenwich Village Little League to give children the opportunity to play an organized team sport. According to the organization, nearly 900 girls and boys played baseball and softball on 65 different teams last spring. The league plays and trains all year round but the main season takes place from April to June. The all-volunteer organization consists of a board of directors, team coordinators, team managers, coaches safety officers and umpires. Spring registration for the Greenwich Village Little League begins on Sunday, Dec. 1. Kids are placed on teams in the t-ball, juniors and minors divisions based on requests to play with former teammates and friends or kids from the same school. Kids in the more competitive majors, juniors and seniors baseball divisions, have the chance to try out and are drafted based on ability.