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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.

2022 Spring Ball Season

KMBA is looking forward to an exciting spring Challenger season.

Group A: 5 - 10 year olds
2 session options, choose one or both:
Session #1 - Saturdays April 23 - May 21, 8:30 - 9:15am, cost $25
Session #2 - Saturdays May 28 - June 25, 8:30 - 9:15am, cost $25

Group B: 10 years and
2 session options, choose one OR the other:
Session #1 - Saturdays April 23 - June 25, 9:30 - 10:15am, cost $50
Session #2 - Saturdays April 23 - June 25, 10:30 - 11:15am, cost $50


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 and understand that these policies may be changed at any time.
  • Players will need to bring their own glove and helmet


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 to stay at the field and they may required to helpfrom time to time. 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.

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.
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