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Senior League Challenger Division FAQ

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Senior League Challenger Division FAQ

Why was the Senior League Challenger Division created?

Delegates to the 2014 Little League International Congress approved the creation of the Senior League Challenger Division to give Challenger athletes an opportunity to continue participation regardless of age. This division provides a framework to ensure that adults and children are not placed on the same teams within the Challenger program.

Who can participate in the Senior League Challenger Division?

Any individual age 15 and above with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate in the Senior League Challenger Division. Individuals ages 15-18 have the option to participate either the Little League or Senior League Challenger Division.

Can players ages 19-22 continue to play in the Little League Challenger Division if they are still enrolled in school?

Players ages 19-22 may only continue to play in the Little League Challenger Division if they are enrolled in school if their league is not offering the Senior League Challenger Division. If a league feels a player over the age of 18 should remain in the Little League Challenger Division, they must request a waiver from the Charter Committee.

Is there an upper age limit in the Senior League Challenger Division?

No. The Senior League Challenger Division was created to provide Challenger Division participants, and others who can benefit from the physical and social aspects of the program, a place to participate after they age out of the Little League Challenger Division.

Is the Senior League Challenger Division a competitive program?

No. This division is designed as a non-competitive extension of the Little League Challenger Division. However, leagues may choose to implement some additional rules such as recording outs, keeping score, etc. Regular season standings should not be kept.

Does my league have to offer the Little League Challenger Division in order to offer the Senior League Challenger Division?

Yes. All leagues offering the Senior League Challenger Division must also offer the Little League Challenger Division.

What size field is used for the Senior League Challenger Division?

The Senior League Challenger Division utilizes the full size 60/90 diamond. A league can request a waiver to use a smaller field if they feel there is a need to do so. Waiver requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Charter Committee.

Can a Senior League Challenger Division team play a Little League Challenger Division team?

No. Senior League Challenger Division teams can only play other Senior League Challenger Division teams.

Can the Senior League Challenger Division be chartered as a district-wide program?

Yes. A district can charter a Senior League Challenger Division program provided that the Little League Challenger Division is offered by the district or a league in the district.

What is the cost to charter/insure a Senior League Challenger team?

Charter fees for the Senior League Challenger Division are the same as all other divisions of Little League ($10). Teams can be insured for the same cost as a Little League Major Baseball team.

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