VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE
of the 2014 Little League
most fundamental goal of the
Division is to give everyone
chance to play,
CLINTON VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE
CHALLENGER DIVISION INFORMATION
Registration information available January thru May
The league is divided into two
divisions, Little League division for players ages 4 to 15 and the Senior
League division for players 16 and up (players ages 16 & 17 may also play
in the Little League division).
The Senior League play games on
Monday, Wednesday and alternating Saturdays.
The Little League play games on
Tuesday, Thursday and alternating Saturdays.
A parent meet and greet is held
in May, uniforms and schedules are distributed
Games are played at the Norm Hott
Challenger Field located in Neil Reid Park in Clinton Township (Harper rd.
north of 16 mile rd.)
Games are played twice a week,
June through August
Games are played at 6:15pm on
weekdays and Saturday mornings
Players hit off a tee or are
pitched to by a coach
The playing fee includes uniform,
cap, trophy, end of season picnic and other fun events.
THE SPECIAL RULES OF THE
· All children and adults age 4 and up.
· Teams include between 12 and 15
· Players hit off a tee or are pitched to
by a coach.
· “Buddies” help players with batting & fielding.
· All players bat and play the field
· No team is scheduled to play more than
one game in one day.
· No score is kept during games.
· No strikes or outs.
· Challenger Division players wear the
same uniforms, patches and safety equipment as other Little Leaguers.
· CVLL Challenger players must wear
normal tennis shoes, no cleats allowed.
· Bats, helmets and baseballs used by
players must be Little League approved and are supplied by the league.
The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a program for mentally and
physically disabled youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League
participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. However, whenever possible and with
reasonable accommodations, disabled youngsters should participate in unrestricted
league play provided their participation is possible and fall within the
standard rules and regulations of Little League.
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 of 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
The philosophy of the Little
League Challenger Division is to provide the framework so that every Little
League program may offer a structured, athletic activity for all youth in the
Playing equipment, uniforms,
official shoulder patches, umpires, and any special event activities provided
for existing divisions are to be available for the Little League Challenger
Division participants as well.
A special group of children and
adults, who shun the description “special”, can now enjoy all the benefits
Little League Baseball has been offering to youngsters since 1939. Playing with the same equipment, Challenger
Division participants learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how
it feels to be just like other children pulling together as a team, being
cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
Clinton Valley Little League is
part of Little League District #6. Leagues within District #6 are: Clinton
Valley Little League, Grosse Pointe Farms City, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse
Pointe Woods Shores, Fraser, Macomb Township, Harper Woods, Lac St. Clair, and
CHALLENGER BASEBALL ROCKS!
more information on the
Valley Little League Challenger Division contact:
League Baseball does not limit participation in its activities on the basis of
disability, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference or