Days: TBA 2017 Season
Times: TBA 2017 Season
Start Date: TBA 2017 Season
Challenger Baseball is for youth ages 5 to 16.
**Players must be 5 as of May 9th to register for Challenger Baseball.**
Anyone who is on the field with the players must have a criminal record check completed before the first day of the season. There is a letter on our website under coaches/umpires at the top of the home page, then coaches corner you will see a 2016 criminal record check letter. Provide this letter to the RCMP and they will waive the cost. It is recommended that you go at least 4 weeks before the start of the season to get this done. These are Baseball Canada, Little League and Baseball Alberta's rules and there will be no exceptions to this.
Every player will receive a jersey and a hat. Only equipment needed is your glove.
Pictures will be done the 2nd or 3rd week of Ball depending on the weather.
Come with your smiles and be ready to have some fun!
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What is Challenger Baseball?
Well, it is probably the most rewarding organized baseball activity you will find out there. Challenger Baseball is the program that allows children with cognitive or physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of playing baseball, in an environment that caters to their very special needs. Our philosophy is very simple: play, just for fun!! You can't beat it.
The game is played in a safe, recreational environment, where no score is kept. Able-bodied Buddies are assigned (one on one) to each participant. These Buddies are mentors to the Challenger players, and assist with their involvement in the game. Pushing wheelchairs around the basepath, assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing, or providing protection for the Challenger player from a batted ball, are just a few of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants in Challenger Baseball.
Each participant is treated like every other player in the conventional baseball program. All players are on a team, and are outfitted in uniforms and use the same equipment. A team picture is a must for Challenger Baseball, as it is in the other divisions a team party to finish the season and a team trophy as they are all part of the Challenger Baseball experience for every child that plays.
Last but not least, the smiles are plentiful and free!! The joy on the face of each participant in Challenger Baseball, makes you realize just how much fun they are having. No more all star pressures!! No more playing time issues!! Everyone just has fun is kind of what baseball is supposed to be all about.