2018 Challenger Sign Ups Open in NMB

Billy the Marlin Throws a Pitch in the 2017 Challenger Program

We are very excited to share with you the return of the Baseball Buddies, a program organized by North Miami Beach Little League! Baseball Buddies pairs experienced NMBLL players with youth who have special needs or haven’t had the confidence to participate in organized baseball in the past.

The 2018 program will be on September 30, October 7, 14, 21 and November 4 and 11, typically around 10am, at Pelican Park in Sunny Isles. We will be focusing on skills, drills, and teaching the basics of the game of baseball. Also, we will have informal game play in order to allow players to experience the thrill of participating in a team sport.

Every child will be assigned a “buddy”, typically a 11-17 year old current or former member of NMBLL who loves baseball and wants to help others learn to love the game as well. While we wish to welcome all children with special needs, due to the fact that the buddies will also be children, we ask parents to use their discretion as to whether their child can attend and take direction to participate. Our goal is to accommodate every child if possible. We also ask that an adult for each child attend every session.

If you are interested in having your child participate as a player, registration materials can be found at NMBLL.org. If you have any questions, click the button below to contact North Miami Beach Little League!

All Challenger Participants in 2017