Challenger Division

Lobo Little League Challenger Division offers disabled children the opportunity to play youth baseball on a real team, to learn the game and to create lasting friendships. No score is kept. Every player is a winner. Everyone has a turn at bat, advances through the bases, and takes a turn in the outfield. The wide range of abilities of Challenger participants will necessitate variations not only in the rules, but also in the philosophy of conventional baseball. One of the unique benefits of the Challenger Divisions is the use of the “buddy” system, whereby handicapped players will be assisted by non-handicapped players, e.g., helping handicapped players in rounding bases. This buddy system has been a proven benefit in programs across the country in establishing good relationships between disabled and non-disabled players. Through the “buddies” program, Challenger League players are paired with other  little league ball players and volunteers from the community. In this way, the community is learning about inclusiveness, increasing their knowledge about children with disabilities and fostering community partnerships. A key to a successful Challenger Division is the careful selection of managers and coaches as well as sponsors. Qualified adult leadership must reflect positive and constructive direction, tempered with patience and understanding. The teams can be made up of player’s equal in ability, rather than emphasis on age.

Registration Fee: $60.00 per player
Includes: Hat and shirt

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