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About D16 Challenger

The D16 Alice O'Neil Challenger program is a district run program accepting players from within the D16 boundaries and the contiguous districts, D9, D12, D13, D15 .
All games are played on Sunday during the season. The league currently has 4 teams, and there currently is no charge to play.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Below is an outline and brief Q+A about the LL Challenger program.

What is the Little League Challenger Program? 

The Little League Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.

Who can participate in the Little League Challenger Program?

Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. If an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school. The Senior League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 15 and above (no maximum age).

What rules are followed during a Challenger game?

Flexibility and adaptability are key during Challenger games. Little League provides all chartered teams with a rulebook that includes a best practices guide to operating a Challenger Game. Typically games are 1-2 innings long and last about an hour. All players play defensively and bat every inning.

What are “buddies” and what role do they have in the Challenger Division?

Buddies are individuals who assist Challenger athletes in the areas of batting, base running and defense, but only as needed. Often buddies are peer athletes who are participating in the Little League Baseball or Softball program.

 

What type of field are Challenger Games played on?

Challenger games may be played on a traditional or synthetic baseball or softball field. Little League encourages the use of traditional fields for the Challenger Program so that participants can enjoy playing on the same fields as other Little Leaguers in the community.

How many Challenger Programs are currently operating?

There are currently over 950 Challenger programs in 10 countries around the world. Over 30,000 athletes participate in the Challenger Division every year.

Local Sponsors

Massachusetts District 16

Joe Baglieri District Administrator 
Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940

Email: [email protected]

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