Snoqualmie Valley Little League

Challenger Division

Snoqualmie Valley Little League - Challenger Division

The Little League Challenger Division is Little League's adaptive baseball program for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges. Any child ages 5-18, or up to 22 if still enrolled in a school program, with a physical or developmental challenge may participate. All kids are partnered with a "buddy" to assist Challenger athletes in areas of batting, base running and defense, but only as needed. Often buddies are peer athletes who are participating in the Little League Baseball or Softball programs.

There are more than 900 Challenger programs around the world, spanning 10 countries, and SVLL is thrilled to be one of two leagues within District 9 to field Challenger teams.

Encompass is the proud sponsor of SVLL Challenger Baseball and flexibility, adaptability and fun are the top priorities. All players will enjoy playing the game at their level in a low pressure environment. Players can hit from a tee or from a pitch and everyone plays defense and bats each inning.

Games take place on Sunday afternoons at Torguson Park in North Bend and the team travels to one away game per season (Issaquah or Woodinville have been past locations). The season will start in late April and run thru mid-June. There will be no games on Mother's Day, Memorial Day or Father's Day.

If you are interested in supporting Challenger as a buddy or player, please go to http://www.svll.net/registration. Buddies participate at no charge and players have a minimal cost of $35 and scholarships are available.

"I always dreamed that my boys would grow up and play sports like I did. For my son Camden, autism made that dream difficult and Challenger Baseball made it a possibility." - Marsha Quinn, parent/coach/Director.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can we join this team even if we live outside of the Snoqualmie Valley Little League boundary?
A: Yes. SVLL's Challenger Division team is just one of two Challenger teams within District 9 so the boundary is extended to accommodate players from a larger area. Sammamish Little League fields the other District 9 Challenger team and families can decide which team is most convenient to play with.

Q: Should I register with SVLL or my own league?

A: Please sign up for the Challenger Division directly with SVLL by registering online at http://www/svll.net/registration.

Additional questions can be directed to the Challenger Director, Marsha Quinn, at challengerprogram@svll.net.