Challenger FAQ

Updated Tuesday December 5, 2017 by Mason Challenger.

What is the Challenger Program? The Challenger Division offers boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in an organized game of baseball. The most fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give everyone a chance to play.

What is the age limit? MYO Challenger Division will accept players between the ages of 5 to 18 (or completion of High School- age 22).

Who is accepted in the league? The league is designed for youth with physical and developmental challenges.

How are teams set up? The Challenger Division teams will be set up based on abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players.  Our average team has 12 atheltes. Challenger games can be played as tee ball, coach’s pitch, player pitch or a combination of the three.

Are there different rules for the Challenger Division? The Challenger Division uses Little League rules with some modifications. For example every player on the roster is in the batting order and shall play defensively for the entire game. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the entire roster. Little League recommends no score be kept during games. Complete rules can be found in the Challenger Rules section.

What equipment does a player need? Challenger Division players wear the same uniforms and safety equipment as other Little Leaguers. MYO will provide jerseys and visors/hats and coaches will have bats and helmets for the team. Players will need a glove. The league also uses a rubber baseball.

Is the MYO Challenger Division for only Mason Residents? NO! MYO will accept players from surrounding communities.

When do the Challengers play? MYO will offer two (2) programs.

  • The Fall program is a 3-4 week clinic. This is an instructional clinic to allow players to learn the skills to play baseball. The Fall clinic will take place in September.
  • In the Spring, MYO Challengers will form teams that will play from April through June.

When does registration take place?

  • Fall Clinics- Open registration is from late July through mid-August
  • Spring Baseball- Open Registration is from November until the end of January of the spring season.

How do I get involved? MYO is a volunteer organization. MYO Challenger Division has plenty of opportunities to get involved.

  1.  Volunteer to be a head coach or assistant coach for a Challenger team.
  2. Sponsorship programs
  3. Buddy Program (Please see Challenger Buddy Program)

For information on the National Challenger League www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/challenger




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