Little League Challenger Division
The Little League Challenger Division was founded in 1989, and 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 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).
No player may be denied the opportunity to participate based on the ability to pay a
registration fee. At Chesterfield Little League there is no fee for registering in the
Flexibility and adaptability are key during Challenger games. Chesterfield
Little League provides all teams with a rule book that includes a best
practices guide to operating a Challenger game. Typically games are 1-2
innings long and last about an hour. All players play defensively and bat
Buddies are inviduals who assist Challenger athletes in the areas of batting, base
running and defense, but only as needed. Often buddies are peer athletes who are
participating in the Little League Baseball or Softball program.
Challenger games may be played on a traditional baseball or softball field.
Little League encourages the use of traditional fields for the Challenger program so
that participants can enjoy playing on the same fields as other Little Leaguers in the
There are currently over 950 Challenger programs in 10 countries around the world.
Over 30,000 athletes participate in the Challenger Division every year.
If you would like to register for the Chesterfield Little League Challenger program,
please contact us at https://leagueathletics.com/TeamContacts.asp?org=PLAYCLL.COM
Or Register here. https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=PLAYCLL.COM
You can find more information about the Little League Challenger Division on the