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 4-18, 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.
The Challenger Division is not about competition. We stress fun, exercise, camaraderie, and skill development. After light calisthenics and warm-ups, we split into two teams. Each player gets a chance to bat every inning. We use soft balls and a coach pitches. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster. No score is kept. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms as other Little Leaguers and we participate in Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies.
We generally play on Woodland Field #1 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Sundays in the spring (April through June). While there is no fee, we ask that all participants register through our CLL website so that we have uniforms and hats for everyone.
For more info, you may contact our Challenger's Coordinator, Steve Glazier @