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2021 Challenger Fall Ball - NOW OPEN!
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    About Challenger Baseball

    Challenger Program Objectives

    • Provide opportunities for youth with disabilities to play organized baseball.
    • Provide experiences that enhance the lives of youth with disabilities and their families.
    • To empower youth with disability through baseball and physical activity.
    • Teach core life skills inherent to baseball including teamwork, communication, determination , resiliency, includes, independence, confidence, self-esteem, social skills and courage.
    • Provide opportunities for youth with disabilities to make new friends, meet other children and families in the community and become part of a team.

    Fall Ball Season

    KMBA is excited to have extended our Challenger season to include fall ball practices. There will be three different groups, each with a session on Saturday mornings as follows:

    Group Sept 11 - Oct 30
    #1: Ages 5 - 1 8:30 - 9:30am
    #2: Ages 11 - 15 9:30 - 10:30am
    #3: Ages 16 - 20 10:30 - 11:30am

    Parent/Adult Participation
    As per KMBA's Challenger Parent/Adult Participation Policy an adult whether that be the parent, support worker, friend, grandparent will be required to be AT the field to support their athlete, At this time a person may not be requaired to be directly on the field but must stay at the field for the duration of the practice should that requirement change. As part of the Return to Play guidelines & restrictions that KMBA must follow, athletes & coaches will be required to remain 3meters apart at all times. To read the policy, click here.

    COVID-19 Policies
    All KMBA COVID-19 policies and protocols will be followed, in accordance with the PHO guidelines for return to play. Please see our Return to Play section of our website for more information.

    How to Register
    • Registration opens August 1st!
      • Registration can be found on the top of this page
      • Cost $40
      • 8 sessions/ group
    Equipment
    • It is recommend that players bring their own glove and helmet. KMBA will have equipment available for athletes to use if they do not have their own.

    FAQ's

    Do all players in all age groups require a parent/support worker
    on the field?

    Yes, at this point all age groups require a parent/guardian or support worker. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KMBA is not allowed to provide buddies this year.

    Can my child's sibling without special needs participate as in past years?
    Due to keeping numbers low we are not allowing any siblings without cognitive or physical disabilities to participate this year. We are aware that a mistake was made in the activity guide. We apologize for the confusion.

    My child can not wear a mask, can they still participate?
    Masks are not mandatory when outside. Athletes and adults do have the option to wear a mask if they feel more comfortable. Should they become mandatory outside, exceptions will be made for those unable to wear masks for safety reasons.

    My child is close to the age cut off for one group, can I move them to the older group if they have played before and want to be with friends or other siblings with disabilities.

    Due to small groups etc we will have to look at requests on a case-by-case basis depending on registration and space available in each group.
     
     
    About Challenger

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2021 SEASON PLEASE CONTACT CHALLENGER COORDINATOR BY E-MAIL.

     
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