Lindenhurst American Little League: Challenger Baseball Division

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To All Returning and New Challenger Division Players

Welcome to the 2013 Baseball Season of the Lindenhurst American Little League – Paul D’Agostino Challenger Division. The Challenger Division is open to all children with disabilities from ages 5 to 21 from the start of our first scheduled game. The fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give you a chance to play baseball to the best of your ability. Playing with baseball equipment on Little League fields, Challenger Division participants learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to pull together as a team, being cheered by family and friends. There is no Registration Fee for playing on the Challenger Little League team due to the extreme generosity of our Sponsors. Please patronize our Sponsors and remember to Thank Them!

 

Levels of Play:

 

All players deserve to have fun and play at the consistent level of their peers. Remember, player age does not matter when it comes to playing ball, rather, their skill level {listed below} and their ability to develop along side their peers.

 

Orioles and Yankees (B-Team) – For these teams, players must be able to protect themselves from balls hit/thrown in their direction without the use of a “buddy”.

 

Blue Jays and Angels (C-Team) – For these teams, players have the use of a “buddy”, whenever possible.

If you have a friend that would like to play baseball, or know of anyone looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday morning, either by volunteering to help as a coach or a buddy, or any aspect of the program, please ask him or her to email:

Anthony Chironno, Director / Challenger League Board Member
  

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

If there are any questions not addressed on this page, feel free to contact us directly!

 

Are there practice sessions? No. Challenger Baseball is non-competative Division with a main goal of having the players enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. With limited field availability, our players will learn as they play. 

 

Do I need to purchase my player's equipment? No. We have a supply of bats, balls, baseball mits, and batting helmuts of varied sizes. If your player has their own equipment, please ensure their names are on them lest they may become misplaced. We gladly acceptdonations of baseball equipment! 

 

 

 

What is a Challenger "Buddy"? The Challenger "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.We encourage all to participate in our games! 

 

Why do I have to fill out a "Registration/Health" form each season for my player? There are several reasons for this. Little League insurance covers all players while on the ball field. Their requirements dictate the completion of these forms. Further, in case of an accident, a signed medical release form is necessary to afford immediate First Aid. Simply stated, No signed forms, no ball play on the field! 
   

Are there other Long Island Challenger Divisions? 

Yes! Little League's Website will soon include a search feature by zip code to find your closest Challenger Division. If below listed town is underlined, you may visit their website by clicking on the town name. 

Nassau County 

Carle Place

Floral Park 

Garden City

Garden City South

Mineola

Valley Stream

West Hempstead

New Hyde Park

Franklin Square

Baldwin

East Meadow 

Plainview 

Cedarhurst 

Massapequa 

Hicksville 

Suffolk County 

Melville

Smithtown

Hampton Bays

Commack

Ronkonkoma 

Holbrook

West Islip

Eastport South Manor (Manorville)