North Bay Challenger Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 2/21 star Challenger Board Meeting 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Round Table Pizza-Marlow Rd.
Wed 3/21 star Challenger Board Meeting 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Round Table Pizza-Marlow Rd.
Thursday, February 15
North Bay Challenger Little League

NBCLL provides an adaptive, co-ed, non-competitive, Little League experience for young athletes with physical and/or intellectual challenges. We provide an annual Spring-time baseball season where all players and families can have fun, socialize, and participate. We maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere for all participants and volunteers. 

 

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/North Bay Challenger 


2018 SEASON - The dates are Sundays April through June at Mark West Fields.

(All Sundays except Easter, Mother's Day, and Memorial Weekend)

We supply all the necessary equipment (bats, baseballs, batting helmets). If you have a baseball glove, you can use it. If you need to borrow a glove, we have those too. Baseball cleats are not allowed, so no need to buy those. Baseball pants are fine, but not required. Every player, coach, and buddy will receive a uniform shirt and hat.   

 Recent Communications:

 

2/15/18
Registration closed after 2/11/18.
Skill Assessments were completed 2/11/18.
Teams will be formed at the Managers' Draft on 2/18/18.
Players will be notified of team placement shortly after the draft.
Baseball is coming!
Here's the planned dates for the season.
Draft 2/18/18 (MANAGERS ONLY), noon-2:15pm (Minors-noon to 12:45; Juniors-12:45 to 1:30pm; Seniors-1:30 to 2:15pm.), 100 Stony Point Rd., suite 160.
First game 4/8/18
Opening Day (2nd game) 4/15
3rd game 4/22
4th game 4/29
5th game 5/6
6th game 5/20
7th game 6/3
End of season BBQ (8th game) 6/10 

1/14/18 email
If you were planning to register your player at walk in registration, and missed it yesterday, there's still time to register today. Volunteers can also complete applications at this event.
Register in person at Dick's Sporting Goods, 1975 Cleveland Ave in Santa Rosa. You have until 1pm today.
See you at skill assessments on Feb. 11 at Mark West Baseball Fields.
 
Here's the planned dates for the season.
Online registration 12/1/17-2/11/18 
https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/085550080
Walk-in registration 1/13, 1/14/18 9am-1pm (Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1975 Cleveland Ave)
Skill Assessments 2/11/18 MWLL fields, 11am-3pm
Draft 2/18/18 (MANAGERS ONLY), noon-2:15pm (Minors-noon to 12:45; Juniors-12:45 to 1:30pm; Seniors-1:30 to 2:15pm.), 100 Stony Point Rd., suite 160.
First game 4/8/18
Opening Day (2nd game) 4/15
3rd game 4/22
4th game 4/29
5th game 5/6
6th game 5/20
7th game 6/3
End of season BBQ (8th game) 6/10 

Mary Beth Moreno
North Bay Challenger LL board member
 

12/24/17 email
Greetings Challenger Baseball Players and Families, we hope your holidays are happy and calm.
 
If you have already registered your player online through Sport Engine for the 2018 season, you can ignore this message.
 
Challenger Baseball Registration is open to register all baseball players through February 11, 2018 at this website: https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/085550080.
You may also register players in person on January 13th and 14th of 2018 from 9am-1pm, at Dick’s Sporting Goods (1975 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa). 
 
Please feel free to spread the word and share the flyer, that is attached to this email, with anyone who you think would be interested! Please see flyer for more details.
 
Do not hesitate to leave us a message at 707-331-1321, or email us at sonomachallenger@gmail.com with any questions.
 
We look forward to seeing you all soon in 2018
 
Mary Beth Moreno
North Bay Challenger Board member 

 
 
12/3/17 email
Hello Challenger Baseball Players and Families,

We are excited to announce that Challenger Baseball Registration will be open to register all baseball players as of December 1st, 2017! You will be able to register all players online from December 1, 2017- February 11, 2018 at this website: https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/085550080.
You can also register all players in person at Dick’s Sporting Goods located at 1975 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa on January 13th and 14th of 2018 from 9am-1pm. Please feel free to spread the word and share the flyer, that is attached to this email, with anyone who you think would be interested! Please see flyer for more details. Also, do not hesitate to call us at 
707-331-1321 or email us at sonomachallenger@gmail.com with any questions.

We look forward to see all of the Challenger baseball players and families this baseball season!

Talk soon,

Katie Swan 


 

 

11/21/17

Hello Challenger Families,

The 2018 Season Online Registration will open on 12/1/17. We are using Sport Engine again this season, so if you registered online last season, you should already have an account. We will have two walk-in sessions for those unable to register online.

Go to https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/085550080 to register. The fee remains $50 per player.

 Here's the planned dates for the season.

Online registration 12/1/17-2/11/18
Walk-in registration 1/13, 1/14/18 9am-1pm (Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1975 Cleveland Ave)
Skill Assessments 2/11/18 MWLL fields, 11am-3pm
Draft 2/18/18 (MANAGERS ONLY), noon-2:15pm (Minors-noon to 12:45; Juniors-12:45 to 1:30pm; Seniors-1:30 to 2:15pm.)100 Stony Point Rd., suite #160
First game 4/8/18
Opening Day (2nd game) 4/15
3rd game 4/22
4th game 4/29
5th game 5/6
6th game 5/20
7th game 6/3
End of season BBQ (8th game) 6/10 

Thank you!

The North Bay Challenger Board


 

9/20/17

Hello Challenger Families,

We have our 2018 Challenger Season Kick-Off Board Meeting tonight! There have been lots of changes to the board in the last 2 years, so we could really use your help.  

The meeting is open to all, and is held at the Marlow Rd. Round Table (1791 Marlow Road) in Santa Rosa at 6:30pm. Please come and find out if you can become part of our awesome team.

Thank you!

The North Bay Challenger Board

 

Upcoming Events: 

Online registration is open, December 1 through February 11th.     

Skill Assessments February 11 at Mark West Little League Fields 11AM-3PM.    

Games start April 8, 2018! 

 

To complete the online registration process, you need to create a Sports Engine account. This requires entering a valid email address, and clicking the link in the verification email. 

Remember to like our Facebook page.   

 

 

 

To donate to Northbay Challenger Little League, please download the Sponsorship Letter from the handouts tab. NBCLLB is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on sponsorships and donations for support for the league for each year.

 

Greetings Challenger Families,

Registration for the 2018 season will be done on-line, see the flyer for details.
 
Volunteers:
Fill out the adult volunteer application for managers, coaches, buddies that are age 16 and over, and team parents. Please DO fill in your SSN, and include a photo of your driver's license (this is how we run a background check).
For any Buddies age 15 or less who intend to be on the field or in the dugout during games, please fill out the buddy application.
Please complete the photo and terms waiver and include with the application. 
These forms can all be mailed to:
North Bay Challenger
132 10th Street
Santa Rosa, CA
95401
 
 
PLEASE note some important items this season:

1) Returning players age 23-25 may register this season, along with new or returning players age 5-22 (age on 5/1/2018).
2) Register online beginning 12/1/2017 through 2/11/17. https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/085550080
3) Walk-in registration will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods on Jan. 13 and 14 from 9AM-1PM.. 
4) Skill Assessment will be held at Mark West Little League Fields on Feb. 11.
5) First games played April 8 (weather permitting).
6) Opening Day ceremonies on April 15, 2018.
7) Final games and End of Season Celebration June 10, 2018.
As always, please contact sonomachallenger at gmail.com if you have questions or inputs to the Challenger Board.

Contact for questions:

Sandee Huskey
North Bay Challenger  
132 10th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

If you have any questions, you may also leave a message for us at 707-331-1321.

email: sonomachallenger at gmail.com  



 
Little League Pledge:
I trust in God.
I love my country, and will respect its laws.
I will play fair and strive to win.
But win or lose, I will always do my best. 
 
Parent Pledge:
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise the good effort despite the outcome of the game.
 
An excerpt read at our Opening Day Ceremony 2015 Season
 WELCOME TO HOLLAND
by
Emily Perl Kingsley.

c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.
 


Wednesday, November 29
2018 Season Flyer



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