MANITOBA CHALLENGER BASEBALL
IS STILL ACCEPTING LATE REGISTRATIONS

 

WINNIPEG AREA

Newly registered players will be assigned a Team based on where there is availability.  Due to the volume of players we have in Winnipeg this year, late registration requests can be made for specific leagues or coaches, but please note, this is not guaranteed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WINNIPEG AREA

  WHERE YOU LIVE 

 

 

 

North of the Assiniboine River to the Perimetre Hwy, West of Rte. 90 and South of Inkster Blvd. to Red River. Also including the RM of Rosser & Headingley. 

Home Game Locations: Optimist Park (west Perimetre)
Game Times: Saturdays @ 10:00am or 11:30am
 

 

 

South of Assiniboine River to Red River, East of Red River to South of CN Rail Main Line (HWY 1).  This includes areas such as Lorette, Iles Des Chenes, St. Adolphe, La Salle, St. Norbert, Steinbach, La Broquerie, Grunthal, St. Anne, etc.

Home Game Locations: Bairdmore Park
Game Times: Saturdays @ 10:00am or 11:30am

 

 

North of Inkster Blvd from Route 90 to Red River, North of CN Rail Main Line east of Red River.  This includes areas such as East/West St. Paul, St. Andrews, Selkirk, Oakbank, Anola, etc.

Home Game Locations: Garden City
Game Times: Saturdays @ 10:00am

WESTMAN 

 

LINK TO REGISTER

WHERE YOU LIVE

CARBERRY
MINOR BALL

REGISTRATION

Anywhere in the Carberry, Brandon/Westman or surrounding areas.

Home Game Locations: Carberry, MB
Game Times: Saturdays @ 10:00am

 

 

Please note: We currently have the 3 active divisions in Winnipeg and 1 in Carberry but have been working at and are looking to expand to all areas of Manitoba.  While we welcome all players to join the above leagues regardless of where you live, if you feel you are unable to join the above leagues, but want to be kept updated of when a Challenger division is coming to your area, please fill out this form

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

FEES: All players will be required to provide a $50.00 refundable Volunteer/Fundraising Bond in lieu of registration fees  Families may opt out and pay a registration fee of $50.00 but we hope that you will join us in keeping Challenger Baseball affordable for all families!  Please see FAQ below to learn more.  These should be paid at the Season Opener Event (dates TBD), along with a $50 Jersey deposit by post-dated cheques if possible.

 

DAYS/TIMES/LOCATIONS: Games will, for the most part, be played on Saturday mornings at Optimist Park, Bairdmore Park and Garden City Park starting the week of May 1, 2018 (weather dependent).  In an effort to provide more skill development and goal achieving opportunities, scheduled practices will be held on Wednesday evenings at various locations on a week-to-week Sign-Up basis.  More information coming about what practices will look like and how to sign up each week.

 

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED COACHING YOUR CHILD’S TEAM?

No experience is necessary; we will provide all the training you will require! There are great incentives to being a coach with the Challenger Baseball program and ultimately it’s a great opportunity to spend time with your child!   PLEASE CLICK HERE to be taken to the coach page for more information!

 


FAQ 

1. What age do you have to be to play?
Players must be a minimum of 4 years of age prior to December 31, of the current year.  There is no maximum age.  If there are enough players registered in each age category (Jr./Sr.), players will be organized into teams based on their age.  

2. How much does registration cost?
Challenger Baseball is completely facilitated by volunteers and funded through Grants, Sponsorships and Fundraising.  However, this only works if our families contribute by participating in fundraising and volunteer ventures.  In lieu of registration fees, to encourage families to participate in Fundraising and Volunteering activities, each family is asked to provide a $50 Bond (post-dated cheque preferred) per player that will be returned at the end of the season as long as they complete requirements.  Families may opt out if preferred but a $50 fee would apply.  Because of the Bond option, our program does not qualify for Jumpstart or Kidsport individual funding.  For more information, please visit the page titled Bond Opportunities Players will also need to provide a Jersey Deposit which will be returned at the end of the season when their jersey is returned.  These are to be paid at the Season Opener Event.

3. How long is the waiting list?
Challenger Baseball does not practice a "waiting list" and all registered players will be assigned to a coach and a team.  We create teams based on the number of players and coaches registered.  Each team will have between 8-12 players.  That said, there may be games where there are not enough Buddies for each player to be 1-on-1.  If this is the  case, parents, family, friends and support workers are encouraged to join in to assist their player. For insurance purposes, you will be asked to sign a participation waiver and wear a special Buddy t-shirt so you are easily identifiable to coaches and other observers.

4. We would like to supply our child's Buddy!  Is this possible?
Absolutely.  While we encourage our players to learn about personal independence and our families to socialize and cheer on their team as they would in any other sport, if you feel your player would benefit from having a Buddy who is someone whom you identify, this can be arranged.  All we ask is that person signs a participation waiver, wears a special Buddy t-shirt during activities and lets us know when they are available through the Buddy Sign-Up
 (link found on this page) 

5. My child is pretty independent or My child is very high need!  Can they still play?
Yes, yes and YES!  No question!  Challenger Baseball is a completely inclusive program for all children, youth and young adults with cognitive or physical disabilities, no matter how minor or severe.  In addition to making adaptations and modifications to all activities based on each player's abilities, through the information we collect on the registration form, we try our best to match each player to coaches who would be comfortable with the child's abilities as well as teammates whom each player would be able to relate.  Part of being on a Challenger team is that each player is encouraged to help each other to work on their own strengths and achieve personal goals.  A player who is more independent may be encouraged to use their abilities to help another player who may need more assistance.  The player who may need more assistance may be the leader of team cheers, even with just being excited and vocalizations!   

For more information, please contact Bobbi Bottle at 204-803-8868 or email blbottle@shaw.ca