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Challenger Divisions Program Information

Come one, come ALL Let’s play some Baseball ⚾️.

Baseball can be a great adaptive sport for kids; however, baseball is just a piece of what the LNLL Challenger league provides. Not only is this an opportunity for children with physical or mental limitations to participate on a TEAM, but a way to build confidence, friendships and a sense of community while being paired with buddies who play Baseball for LNLL

The Little League Challenger Division Is an adaptive baseball program for boys and girls with physical, intellectual or developmental challenges. PLUS it is so much more!

While it’s a great benefit to get our kiddos out from behind screens and playing outside, it’s the additional benefits that can be truly life changing. Strong friendships are developed on the Jr. teams that continue throughout their lives. We have players on Sr. teams that have built friendships through baseball that have lasted for well over 20 years and counting.

The Buddy program is not only successful at helping to teach adaptive baseball skills, but has also been a great way to integrate our kids into their communities. Our Buddies not only provide modeling and assistance on the baseball field, but they quite frequently recognize, acknowledge, support and encourage our special needs players when they encounter them in the community. 

Our Challenger teams are not designed for competition, but as a welcoming and adaptive place for players of all abilities to develop at their own pace, in a safe and inviting environment.
The games consist of two innings, with each player batting and playing in the field each inning.  Some athletes hit off a tee, some hit a ball pitched by a coach.  All games will be played on Saturdays, with Home games played at Chapparosa Community Park in Laguna Niguel.

There are no league boundaries for this program - all players 5 and up are welcome.

Parent involvement is also welcomed and encouraged. So please sign up today and come help us build a special community where our kiddos can thrive.

A chance for kids to come together as a team and be cheered.
We don't count outs and we don't count runs.
Everybody plays. Everybody scores. WE ALL WIN.

For more information contact:
Lani Lewis
LNLL Challenger Commissioner
[email protected]

Challenger Commissioner

Challenger Commissioner
Lani Lewis [email protected]

2022 Spring Little League Baseball

Our Sandlot Divisions (League Age 4 - 9)
Tee Ball (4-6)
Rookie (5*-7)
Single A (7-9)
  • The purpose of the Sandlot Divisions is to teach children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
  • Basic hitting, fielding, catching and throwing fundamentals are stressed in all Divisions, with an introduction to player-pitch and competitive play in the Single A Divisions.
  • Players in the Sandlot Divisions shall be placed on teams by random selection, drawing or assignment at the discretion of the applicable division commissioner.
  • Tee Ball division teams will have one Saturday combination practice and game each week with an optional weekday practice available to each Manager. 
  • Rookie and Single A division teams will have one Saturday game each week and one weekday practice each week. 
*League Age 5 & 6 may play Rookie with 1 year experience in Tee Ball.

NOTE: All players league age 8 and older are required to participate in the evaluations.

Our Drafted Divisions (League Age 8-16)
Major – Little League Baseball (10-12)
Minor - Triple A (AAA 9-11) and Double A (AA 8-10)
Intermediate 50/70 (12-13)
Junior and Senior League (13-14/15-16)
  • Players registering in the Drafted Divisions, participate in a player evaluation.
  • Teams will be selected by a draft of evaluated players.
  • To be eligible for the draft, players must participate in the evaluation., including manager's sons/daughters.
  • AA division teams will typically have two practices each week and one Saturday game. 
  • AAA, Major, Intermediate Division and Juniors/Senior League teams will typically have two practices each week, one midweek game and one Saturday game. 

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Tee Ball

Registration closes on 01/14/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 05/26/2022
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Sandlot Divisions (Rookie/Single A)

Registration closes on 01/14/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 05/26/2022
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Drafted Divisions (AA/AAA/Major)

Registration closes on 01/14/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 05/26/2022
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Drafted Divisions (Int/Jr/Sr)

Registration closes on 01/14/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 05/26/2022
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Laguna Niguel Little League
PO Box 6985, 28052 Camino Capistrano Suite 203
Laguna Niguel, California 92677

Phone: 949-503-8201
Email: [email protected]

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