WHAT DO YOU NEED? We welcome all children with disabilities on our junior, adult, and senior teams. Each child receives a jersey and a hat with his team’s colors and logo. There is plenty of equipment (bats, balls, helmets, gloves, bases, etc.) for the children to use, but players should bring their own gloves and bats if they have them.
NO FEES, JUST FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there are no fees to play Challenger Baseball. All that is required is for children and families to come out and enjoy America’s pastime sport with the child’s peers in a wonderful summertime setting. Please let our sponsors know how happy you are that they are a part of the Challenger family!
GAMES: Each Syracuse Challenger game consists of two innings. All children bat in their respective half of the inning (no score is kept nor are any strikes, walks, or outs). Parents, coaches, family members, friends, all help out and are encouraged to assist the children with batting, fielding, running, and throwing as necessary. The children are taught good sportsmanship and very basic fundamentals of the game. Every child hits, runs, and scores!
Exceptional Family Resources (Dark Blue) – Coach Karie Cottrell – [email protected] & Asst. Coach Trinity Cottrell
Adult Non-Competitive League
GAMES: We are thrilled to welcome adult players with special needs to our league. The adult non-competitive league runs with the same rules and spirit as the Junior League. The league is for players aged 15 and older.
The Robert Family Diesels (Red Tie Dye) – Coach Rebecca DeJohn – ([email protected]), Assistant Coach Chris DeJohn
Blink Fitness Engines (Blue Tie Dye) – Head Coaches Kim and Michele Wimmer ([email protected])
Harris Beach PLLC Express (Bright Green Tye Dye) – Coach Kelly Modelewski ([email protected]) – Assistant Coach Dawn Josniak
Wild Wills Saloon Streetcars (Yellow Tie Dye) – Coach Travis Trudell ([email protected]) and Asst Coach Mike Robert
Senior Competitive League
GAMES: The Senior competitive league games usually last 5 innings depending on the weather. All players must try out for the Senior league and prove they can handle line drives in the field and competition at bat. Strikes and outs are called and players are taught to play infield and outfield positions. Volunteers and coaches are in the field to support independence. Age requirement is 15 years old but players who are so advanced that they could pose a risk to players in the Junior League will also be considered upon the agreement of coaches and managers. Players must behave with good sportsmanship and respect for other players, coaches, and volunteers.
Stone Family Yankees – Head Coach Karen Delaney ([email protected]) & Mike Newman ([email protected]) Assistants Mark Botwinick and Mike Dlugozima, Nilde Wozniczka and Coach for both teams Matt Goldberg