The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.
Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. If an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4 to 12.
Tee Ball is a coed division for players age 4 and 5. This division is for players who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In tee ball players hit of a batting tee, coaches are in the field to provide instruction and teach the game.
The primary goal of tee ball is to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
Single A is a division for players aged 6 and 7. This is a coach pitch division. As players become more experienced coaches are encouraged to give the players an opportunity to pitch.
The purpose of this division is to teach the players about the different positions in the field, how to get batters out, run the bases correctly, and start the basics of a real game.
Double A is for players aged 8 to 10 years old. In this division kids are required to pitch with coaches pitching after 4 walks in an inning.
This is a semi-competitive division where basic skills are refined, and rules of the game are instructed and re enforced while developing skills and learning how the game is played. Players at this age level may be eligible to tryout for a World Series team.
The Majors division is for players aged 10 to 12. Majors division is the most competitive division. More advanced skills are taught at this level preparing the players for school ball.
Players must tryout to be drafted on a team. A draft is held after the tryouts and players are selected based on their ability to play at this level. All 12 year olds and players that previously played on a Majors team must be selected for a team. Any 10 and 11 year olds not selected to a team will play in the Double A division. All players in the Majors division are eligible to tryout for a World Series team.