Challenger Division - Ages 5 - 18
Chris Hanson, League Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Today more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.
Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. Challenger games can be played as t-ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.
In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster, or when a pre-determined number of runs have been scored, or when three outs are recorded. Little League recommends that no score be kept during Challenger games. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players.
One of the benefits of having a Challenger Division is that it encourages the use of "buddies" for the Challenger players. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.
2019 SPRING REGISTRATION OPEN!!!
With thoughts of the Red Sox’s most recent World Series title fresh in your mind, take a moment to sign up your young slugger for the 2019 spring baseball season. North Reading Little League has opened registration 2019. We offer fun, instructional, and competitive leagues for boys and girls ages 4-16, and welcome returning players, new players, and players who’ve taken a year or two off from the game. NRLL wants to see all of you on the Benevento fields next spring. We’re again offering a special preseason price of $195 – that’s a savings of $30 off the regular price for our Instructional, Farm, Minors, Majors, and Big Diamond leagues. NRLL Tee-Ball (for ages 4 and 5) is just $125 and NRLL is again offering a “thank you” price of just $45 for all 16-year-olds.
Learn more about North Reading Little League and all our offerings by visiting www.nrll.org.
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