Challenger Baseball League
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, ages 5 to 18 (or the completion of high school), helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
More than the skills of baseball learned through experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants' self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program.
The little League Challenger Division provides the framework so Little League programs may offer a structured, athletic activity for all youth in their communities. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
The most fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give everyone a chance to play.