North Shore Challenger Baseball

“In a League, on a Team, in a Uniform.”

Challenger Baseball is a program that provides an opportunity for children and adults with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. North Shore Challenger Baseball is open to all residents of North and West Vancouver. The Youth Challenger Baseball program is hosted by Highlands Little League, while the North Shore Adults Challenger Baseball program is hosted by Mount Seymour Little League.

Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept. Able-bodied “Buddies” are assigned (one on one, where possible) to each participant. These Buddies assist the Challenger players with their involvement in the game. Pushing wheelchairs around the base path, assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing, or providing protection for the Challenger player from a batted ball, are just a few of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants in Challenger Baseball.

Each participant is treated like every other player in the conventional baseball program. All players are outfitted in uniforms, use the same equipment, and play their games at the local baseball parks. A team picture is a must for Challenger, as it is in the other divisions.

Last but not least, the smiles are plentiful and free! The joy on the face of each participant in Challenger Baseball makes it very clear how much fun they are having. No pressures, no playing time issues, everyone just has fun! It’s what baseball is supposed to be all about.

North Shore Challenger Baseball

The Youth Challenger Baseball Program is for players ages 5 to 18. It is chartered by Highlands Little League and games are played at Delbrook Park. Please refer to the Highlands website to register or find more information about the program.

North Shore Adults Challenger Baseball

2017 is the inaugural season for the North Shore Adults Challenger Baseball program hosted by Mount Seymour Little League. This program is aimed at players aged 19+ living with cognitive or physical disabilities on the North Shore who would like to play baseball. The program runs on Saturday from 2.00pm-3.45pm at Myrtle Park in Deep Cove. The program is offered at NO cost to the participants.

Ian McLean is the Challenger program coordinator. Ian is the National Coordinator of Challenger Baseball Canada. He and is wife Julie were the original founders of North Shore Challenger Baseball at Highlands back in 2004.

To register for North Shore Adults Challenger Baseball – click on the Register Now button. Note: If you live outside of the Mount Seymour area then please enter “V0V 0V0” as your postcode during registration.

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If you have questions about the Challenger Division or are interested in volunteering as a Buddy – please contact Ian.