Goodyear Little League: Challenger Division

Monday, December 30
Challenger League takes to the field............



After such a fabulous inaugural season of our Challenger Division, we are very excited to offer again for the 2014 Season.   With the addition of more interleague games between other cities.

Challenger League takes to the field……………. Goodyear Little League Challenger division is a Little League International nationwide program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.    The value of the challenger Division is found to be proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participant’s self-esteem and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. This league will accommodate participant’s ages 4-18, including those requiring wheel-chairs.   Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. Challenger games can be played as tee ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.  Little League recommends that no score be kept during Challenger games. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players.   This program is not limited to residences of Goodyear; however any interested participant who lives in the surrounding areas – Litchfield Park, Surprise, Buckeye, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Verrado and other west valley cities may register.    Open registration will begin Dec. 2nd through January 31st at the City of Goodyear Recreation Center located @ 3075 N. Litchfield Rd.    If you have any questions or interested in becoming involved, please contact Goodyear Little League @ goodyearlittleleague@gmail.com.