Travel Baseball’s National Team Classification System
What is DivLevel?
DivLevel is travel baseball’s national team division classification system. Travel baseball teams from across the nation are able to self-classify their team in one of three division classifications: Division 1 (D1), Division 2 (D2) or Division 3 (D3). DivLevel promotes the concept of LEVEL-PLAY in travel baseball, through one unified system of team classification used throughout the industry.
The DivLevel classifications will increasingly be used by travel baseball tournament providers from across the country in an effort to streamline the varying and often confusing terminology currently being used. DivLevel will also be the basis for Baseball Youth’s team ranking system, where teams from all levels of play will be ranked versus others nationwide.
DivLevel was created by the innovative and industry-leading minds at BASEBALL YOUTH – the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network! The various divisions and levels currently being used and promoted by tourney providers in travel baseball have quickly become confusing to the most important groups it serves…the coaches, players and fans!
The team at Baseball Youth believes it is time to take a proactive step in unifying the classification process, which will drastically benefit both travel baseball teams and tourney providers. The DivLevel system is built around the idea of promoting ONE set of universal division classifications: D1-D2-D3. These three division classifications are extremely easy to explain to parents and players and for coaches to understand as well!
By classifying with DivLevel, you are joining the movement to simplify the tournament process, increasing opportunities for equal and adequate competition during tournament play, and bring the focus back to the GAME! Together we will unify the industry, and enhance the overall EXPERIENCE for our players, coaches, and families.
DivLevel is FREE to classify your team and EASY to navigate. It only takes 1-2 minutes to classify your team for the entire season. If at any point in the season you feel that your team needs to move up or down a level, simply log in and change your classification!
Through your team’s DivLevel classification, you will have the chance to be featured in Baseball Youth Magazine and on Baseball Youth social media channels! In addition to these national EXPOSURE opportunities, your team will automatically be in the system for future Baseball Youth team rankings!
DivLevel allows coaches to choose the best division/level for their particular team, based on a candid assessment of their team’s skill level. DivLevel is made up of 3 very easy-to-understand division levels…Division 1 (D1), Division 2 (D2) or Division 3 (D3) as follows:
D1 – Major/All-Levels of AAA, Gold, Elite/Advanced, Competitive Nationally and Super-Competitive Regionally
D2 – Medium AA/High AA, Silver, High-Level Intermediate, Competitive Regionally and Super-Competitive Locally
D3 – Low AA/All-Levels of A, Bronze, Low-Level Intermediate/Beginner, Competitive Locally
Division 1 (abbreviated D1) is the highest level of play within Baseball Youth’s DivLevel classification system. This level is best suited for teams considered as Major/All-Levels of AAA, Gold or Elite/Advanced. Teams classified as D1 should be playing the majority of their games against other regionally strong and/or nationally ranked opponents.
Division 2 (abbreviated D2) is the middle level of play within Baseball Youth’s DivLevel classification system. This level is best suited for teams considered as Medium AA/High AA, Silver or High-Level Intermediate. Teams classified as D2 should be playing the majority of their games against other mid-level local and regionally based opponents of a similar classification.
Division 3 (abbreviated D3) is the lowest level of play within Baseball Youth’s DivLevel classification system. This level is best suited for teams considered as Low AA/All-Levels of A, Bronze or Low-Level Intermediate/Beginner. Teams classified as D3 should be playing the majority of their games against other local and lower-level regionally based opponents of a similar classification.