WHO: The Little League Challenger program is for players with special needs such as autism,
Down Syndrome, mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and other health or
medical issues. We accept all players from ages 5 through 22.
WHEN and WHERE: There are over 20 Challenger teams on the west side of the SF Bay.
Games are mostly on Sunday afternoons from mid-March through early June.
Within District 44, we have teams in Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Moreland/West San Jose,
and Santa Clara.
BASIC GAME RULES: In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance at bat.
Usually two innings are played. No score is kept during Challenger games.
The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment
as other Little League players.
REGISTRATION: Fees vary depending upon each league.
Registration deadline is in mid-February.
SAFETY: Parents must stay at the games in case their child needs help.
BUDDIES: Some leagues have Buddies to assist Challenger players on the field.
Whenever possible, Buddies encourage players to bat and to make the plays themselves.
However, the Buddy is always nearby to help when needed.
JOIN US! To sign up your child, to volunteer, or to start a new team, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Amy Jasper at (408) 506 2913.
•For the Little League Challenger Brochure: Brochure •For the Memorial Day Weekend Western Region Challenger Jamboree in Dublin, CA, go to the District 57 website
Amy Jasper is a Special Education para educator at a local high school and coordinates Challenger baseball teams within
District 44. Challenger baseball is not affiliated with any school nor school district. Challenger Baseball is a division of
Little League. Amy has been a Challenger coach for over 10 years and a special parent for over 29 years. We hope you
will join a Challenger team.