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The Little League Challenger Division®

is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.

Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. If an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4 to 18; or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school. The Senior League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 15 and above (no maximum age).

Schedule

Challenger
Home Games
Date Time  Team  Majors Buddies  Location 
         
 Saturday 3/09/19 4:30pm  LR Dodgers  D'Backs & Phillies  Cox 4
 Saturday 3/16/19 4:30pm  LR Dodgers  Rays & Orioles  Cox 4
 Saturday 3/23/19 3:30pm  LR Dodgers Reds & Dodgers  Cox 4
 Saturday  3/23/19 7:30pm  LR Angels    Cox 4
 Saturday 3/30/19 4:30pm  LR Angels    Cox 4
 Saturday 4/13/19 4:30pm  LR Angels    Cox 4
 Saturday 4/27/19 3:30pm  LR Dodgers  A's & Yankees  Cox 4
 Saturday 4/27/19 7:30pm  LR Angels    Cox 4
 Saturday 5/04/19 4:30pm  LR Angels    Cox 4
         

***Games on the schedule with no buddies assigned means that is our Senior challenger team that doesn't need buddies, however, we welcome everyone to come out to any and all games to watch and cheer them on. The two 7:30 pm night games will have music and announcing. Please encourage your teams to catch a few games this season!

Buddies Information

Game Play Guidelines for Buddies

The role of a Challenger Buddy during game play is to protect the Challenger player and to assist in any way necessary. Below are some general guidelines for assisting players while playing in the field, while at bat and while running the bases. These guidelines are intended to give general instruction on how to
assist Challenger players, but do not cover every situation. It is important to remember that each Challenger player will need a different level of assistance and may face unique challenges while participating.

Fielding

Position & Readiness:

  • Make sure fielders are a safe distance from the batter. No fielder should be located in front of the pitcher’s mound
  • Avoid standing in the base paths
  • Stand near your player in a position that will allow you to protect him or her from a batted or thrown ball if necessary
  • When your player is ready to throw a ball, be sure the receiver is ready to receive the ball

Player with unlimited mobility:

  • Softly Hit Ball
    • Allow the player to field the ball alone
    • Direct the player with respect to where to throw the ball
  • Hard Hit Ball
    • If the ball is heading to the outfield, let it go
    • If the ball is in the infield, knock it down, if necessary, and then allow the player to field the ball

Player with limited mobility (walker, wheelchair, etc.)

  • Field the ball, or ask another player to field the ball and hand it to your player to allow them to throw it or hold it momentarily
  • Assist the player in throwing the ball, if necessary
  • When talking with a player using a wheelchair, always position yourself at their eye level and talk face-to-face

At the end of an inning, all players and buddies should remain on the field until the last base runner scores.

Contact Us

Ladera Ranch Little League

Please Reference Board of Directors Page for a Full List of Contacts 
   

Email: [email protected]

Ladera Ranch Little League

Please Reference Board of Directors Page for a Full List of Contacts 
   

Email: [email protected]
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