Challenger Division

Opening Day 2014

llopeningdayThe 62nd Annual Millbury Little League and Girls Softball parade will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

The parade begins at Waters Street (across from Central Cemetery and Felters’ Mill), proceeds to Elm Street, to West Main Street and ends at Washington Street Park.

Opening ceremonies will immediately follow. There is NO RAIN DATE.
All coaches and players should arrive in uniform no later than 11:30 a.m.

2014 Millbury High School Baseball Camp

Millbury High School Varsity Baseball Coach Ron Silvestri will be conducting a three day baseball camp for children ages 6 - 12.  The camp will take place Tuesday, April 22nd through Thursday, April 24th.  Camp will take place between 1 PM and 4 PM at Millbury High School.

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2015 Board of Directors


2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President / John O'Brien / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Vice President / Dennis Kelly / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Treasurer / Steve Richer / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Secretary / Bob Hamilton / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
League Information Officer / Bob Picard / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Director - Major Division / Carl Ward / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Director - Junior and Senior Division / Craig Allen / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Director - AAA Division / Rick Sousa / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Director - Farm and Tball Division / Jen Grimaldi / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Director - Challenger Division / Nancy Whittier /  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Player Agent / Art Corey / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Equipment Officer / Don Nason
Safety Officer / Tom Dupre / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Post Season Coordinator / Phil Staruk / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Umpire In Chief / Rigo Sanchez / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Coaching Coordinator For Player Development / John Healey / JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Challenger Division

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What is the Little League Challenger Division®? 

The Little League Challenger Division is Little League’s adaptive baseball programs for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges. 

Who can participate in the Little League Challenger Division? 

Any boy or girl ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in a school program, with a physical or developmental challenge may participate. If a child can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. 

Is there a cost to participate in the Challenger Division? 

Each local Challenger Division sets its own policy with respect to registration fees. No player may be denied the opportunity to participate based on the inability to pay a registration fee. Typical registration fees range from $0 - $100 per player. 

What rules are followed during a Challenger Division 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 Division 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 Division so that participants can enjoy playing on the same type of field as their peers. 

How many Challenger Divisions are currently operating? 

There are currently over 900 Challenger programs in 10 countries around the world. Over 30,000 athletes participate in the Challenger Division every year. 

Challenger Division

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The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youtth, 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 the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening 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 filds, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.

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