The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in the sport worldwide.
Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. LGLL Challenger games are t-ball or coach pitch.
In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster. Little League recommends that no scores are kept during the Challenger games. Most games are completed after two or three innings.
The registration fee for Challenger is $35.00 and is always open.
One of the benefits of having a Challenger Division is that it encourages the use of "buddies" for Challenger players. The buddies, who are typically older, assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make the plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.
Please contact John Walsh atfor further information.