The McLean Little League Challenger Division was established in 2012. Its purpose is to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Challenger games can be played as tee ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players.
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. All buddies go through mandatory Challenger Buddy training.
McLean Little League charges a nominal fee to cover cost of uniforms and some equipment.
Additional information about the program can be found below, and if you have additional questions, please contact John Shank (firstname.lastname@example.org).