North Miami Beach Little League: Challenger League

Thursday, December 1
2016 Baseball Buddies Wrap Up- A Challenger League Program

2016 Baseball Buddies Wrap Up- A Challenger League Program

We are very excited to share with you news of the successful return of Baseball Buddies, a program organized by North Miami Beach Little League (“NMBLL”). Baseball Buddies pairs experienced NMBLL players with youth who have special needs or haven’t had the confidence to participate in organized baseball in the past.

This program occurred on October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, November 6 and November 13, with each session typically running 1.5-2 hours. We focused on skills, drills, and teaching the basics of the game of baseball. Also, we had informal game play in order to allow players to experience the thrill of participating in a team sport.

Every child was assigned a “buddy”, typically an 11-17 year old current or former member of NMBLL who loves baseball and wants to help others learn to love the game as well. Our goal is to accommodate every child if possible.

Thank you for all the players and buddies who participated this year. You have made our 2016 sessions our eighth successful year!

Although we have concluded our 2016 sessions, if you are interested in having your child participate as a player for our next sessions or if you have any questions, please contact us at

Jared Weingard         Grant Bianco