The Challenger Division
The purpose of MBSA's new Challenger Division is geared to enable individuals with physical and developmental challenges to participate in an adaptive baseball program based on the template set forth by Little League International.
Open to any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge between the ages of 4 and 18, (or up to 22 if still enrolled in school), the division will be adaptive and flexible, thus the games might be played as tee ball, coach pitch player pitch games, or a combination of the three.
whatever method employed, division participants will gain the opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
THE BUDDY SYSTEM
Every Challenger player will have a Challenger Buddy. Buddies help players who have physical and developmental disabilities play baseball as much or as little as needed by the individual player. The Buddies primary responsibility is to make sure the players have fun, while learning and playing the game of baseball in a safe environment. Buddies may be comprised of volunteers from the High School Baseball team as well players from other divisions within the MBA.
All buddies go through mandatory Challenger Buddy training.
Players will receive hats and uniforms from the league. A nominal fee will be charged to help offset these costs.
Base Cost: $20.00
born between: 09/02/2004 and 09/01/2019