Signups open for NRLL 2017 Season.
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.
For Approved coaches by NRLL.
North Reading Little League
Sat., Feb 11 • RAMS Complex • 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Join NRLL player development director Marco Vittozzi and get a jump on the 2017 baseball season by attending the annual NRLL Pitchers/Catchers Clinic. The clinic is open to all players ages 9-16 (they’ll be separated by age groups) and will focus on fundamentals, technique, and developing arm strength.
The clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2:30pm until 4:30pm at the RAMS Athletic Complex on Concord Street.
The cost is just $20. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to reserve your spot and is now open at www.nrll.org.
A reminder that signups for the 2017 NRLL spring season are open at www.nrll.org. Register early to take care of our preseason discount – just $195, a $30 savings off the regular price. And first year Tee-Ball costs just $95 and 16-year-olds can play Senior League for $45.