Playing team sports, organized, or not, is a normal, healthy part of growing up in Canada. Many children and youth dream of scoring the winning goal in overtime, hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning or crossing the goal line for a touchdown with only seconds left to play. Competition, challenge, and team experiences are beneficial for those who are young, and young at heart.
Baseball for Everyone!Challenger Baseball is a sport for players with special needs. Participation in our league can provide players the opportunity to develop and / or improve endurance, coordination, and skills, such as sportsmanship and fair-play, at recreational or competitive levels of involvement. Individuals develop a sense of belonging, lasting friendships are built and strengthened and the level of fun and enjoyment of life is enhanced. The main activity of the association involves junior and senior level teams playing inter-league or house-league games at local community baseball parks in the Greater Hamilton area. Buddies may assist players during the game, however, the priority of the buddies is to encourage the player to participate to the maximum of their ability. Baseball rules are adapted as required to match players’ abilities so that participation and teamwork are emphasized.
Mission StatementProvide high quality athletic and social activities for physically and/or cognitively challenged youth and adults in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere.
- Provide sports and social activities for challenged athletes
- Develop skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship to the maximum of each player’s ability
- Build self-esteem and confidence through participation and social interaction
- Create a fun atmosphere and playing environment for our members
- Promote community awareness and participation in the program