North Bay Challenger Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Wed 12/20 star Challenger Board Meeting 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Round Table Pizza-Marlow Rd.
Tuesday, November 21
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, more details to come.

(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:

 

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-4pm
Draft 2/18/18 (MANAGERS ONLY), noon-1pm (Minors-noon to 12:30; Juniors-12:30 to 1pm; Seniors-1 to 1:30pm.)100 Stony Point Rd.
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 opens in late November or December, TBD! 

Games start in April 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, dates to be determined.
 
Volunteers:
Once we load the 2018 season forms, 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 (to be determined), 2017. https://nbcll.sportngin.com/register/form/171737509
3) Walk-in registration (we will help you register online) will be held at skill assessments. 
4) Skill Assessment will be held at Cardinal Newman High School? (TBD).
5) First games played April (TBD) (weather permitting).
6) Opening Day ceremonies on April (TBD), 2018.
7) Final games and End of Season Celebration June (TBD), 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.
 


Sunday, November 20
2017 Season Flyer



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