ABOUT THE LEAGUE
The Winchester Royals Baseball Team is one of eleven teams making up the Valley Baseball League. The VBL, a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, is a wooden bat league operating under NCAA rules and partially funded by Major League Baseball.
Northern Division Teams
New Market Rebels
Front Royal Cardinals
Woodstock River Bandits
Southern Division Teams
Charlottesville Tom Sox
Each team plays a 42-game regular season schedule through June and July. Eight teams, with consideration of division and final records, play in a three round championship series.
Exceptional baseball players are selected (30 per team) from universities and colleges nationwide. Every player must have had at least one year of college eligibility remaining.
Valley Baseball League players gain recognition by Major League Scouts who frequent the games up and down the Valley. Many former Valley Baseball League players have made it to the Majors.
Most of the Royals’ players arrive in Winchester from all over the country. While here for the summer, they live with local host families. Those players who need part time employment work for supporting businesses in our community. Sponsorships and promotional advertising packages, as well as admission to games, help finance the team’s expenses. The players are not paid to play ball, as stipulated by NCAA regulations.