Syracuse Challenger Baseball is one of the oldest and largest baseball leagues for adults and children with disabilities. Our fields are like a “Field of Dreams” where everyone, regardless of age or ability has the opportunity to create friendships around the team sport of baseball. Watching a Syracuse Challenger Baseball game is a magical experience where all worries melt away and the joy being part of a team fills the air. New parents find the veterans and start conversations about parenting, uniforms and what they are feeding their kids for dinner. All this happens while laughter and cheering ring out from the fun happening on the fields.
The season runs May through July. For our junior and adult leagues, the teams play for fun. There is no score during the games. Plus strikes, walks and outs are not counted. The game lets every player get to bat and make a hit. When everyone has batted, the next team has a turn at the plate. Parents, coaches, family members, friends are all encouraged to assist with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The league prides itself on good sportsmanship and cheering every player to do their best. The senior league plays at a higher skill level where players play the field and are ready to chase line drives or even home runs.
The Syracuse Challenger league was started in the 1980’s by parents in Eastwood and because of their commitment and the vision of those that have managed the league since then, the league has grown to become the largest Challenger League in the US with close to 300 children and adults. Syracuse is proud that parents, volunteers and local businesses have continued to support our league and make it a model for other cities around the country.
Senior & Adult Fields = Roby Ave.
Junior Fields = Westwood Ave.
A room full of amazing coaches and superstar sponsors! Thank you coaches and Doug, Tammy and Anthony and the entire Gem staff for taking care of us. The season is off to an amazing start and we are READY for 2019!
Senior Division Yankee’s player, Michael Scholz, had the opportunity to be a bat boy at today’s Syracuse Mets game! He had a blast and really helped out the team in a pinch! Great job Michael!
So many of our Challenger Family came out to see the new Syracuse Mets in their home opener today! These are a few of the photo’s I found on Facebook! If you were out to the game today, share your photo’s in the comments! Let’s...
Thanks to our Challenger coaches who were able to be a part of Meet the Mets night! Look at how nicely they all clean up!!
We have a great team here in Mattydale working on some exciting projects to make these fields more accessible! Thanks to Chris and Mark from Mattydale Parks and Joanne and Trevon from Environmental Design & Research for standing in the mud on this cold but...
Let's all ROCK out into the weekend with our friend Parker Wall! Thanks Tracy Andrews Wall for letting us share this great video! #challengersrock
What does the Mattydale schedule look like BEFORE it is a webpage? Here it is.. keeping track of how many times each team plays each other, how many times it plays on each field and no two in a rows! It’s ready to see at...
SENIOR PLAYERS: If you are returning for the 2019 Season and you are a Yankee or a Met player, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjlKhnZp6WGSa3UaP_8U8ldKepoyY8nyTfviMddV-gDoDfsg/viewform
ADULT RETURNING PLAYERS: If you are an adult "tie dye" player please let us know if you are coming back for the 2019 season by filling out this form! Can't wait to see everyone! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOjhKefmcf_Y1MWmIintZdItsTEZPsCfP6faHBpvxz8hoCgw/viewform
COACHES & VOLUNTEERS: Emails were just sent out to everyone. If you are returning for the 2019 Season, please fill out this form! It is going to be an exciting year! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdktzWvkEoW5slXymaFKOvuEkxh7ssDyexpFjb2Bh1ceAue8Q/viewform
We know there is snow on the way ⛄️ ❄️ but we’re thinking about baseball gloves, bats and sneakers!! Thank you to Dick’s for sponsoring Little League nationally and our own District 8. They’d like to share this coupon with all of our families. Coupon...
UPDATE: Jordyn Kravec asked if I could post her youtube.com video so she could get more likes! Nice social media work Jordyn. If you have a youtube account please like Jordyn's video! -- So proud of our Senior Mets player Jordyn Kravec and her amazing...
2019 IMPORTANT DATES:
OPENING DAY: Thursday, May 30th (Memorial Day is that Monday)
LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT NBT STADIUM: June 15th (Meetup at 5:30 to the left of the front steps)
FINAL GAME: Thursday, July 25th (No games on July 2nd or 4th)