Challenger program

What is the Little League Challenger Program?
   - Little League's adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges
   - WSLL partners with Washington State Little League District 7 to facilitate this program in the greater Seattle area
Who can participate in the Little League Challenger Program?
   - Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge AND who lives in the West Seattle community
   - 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 Program accommodates players ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school
Is there a cost to participate in the Challenger Program?
   - There is no fee to participate in the WSLL Challenger Program
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 Program?
   - Buddies are individuals who assist Challenger athletes, as needed, in the areas of batting, base running and defense
   - Buddies are often peer athletes who are participating in WSLL baseball or softball programs
How do I register?
   - To register your player for the Challenger program, please contact [email protected].
How can I help?
   - We are a volunteer based league and if you are interested in volunteering for the Challenger Program, please contact Irina Anthony
   - We are looking for a coach, team manager and on the field buddies

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