Southern Tier Challenger League

Southern Tier Challenger League
The Southern Tier Challenger League is a baseball program for children, youth, and adults who have physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities within the Southern Tier of NY and Northern Tier of PA.

Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players, who can participate in one of three levels: Tee-Ball, Coach-Pitch, or Player Pitch.

Each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster, when a pre-determined number of runs has been scored, or when three outs are recorded. No score is kept during games. The Challenger players wear uniforms and safety equipment as other players would.

One of the benefits of our program is that we encourage the use of "buddies" for the Challenger players. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.

          Dates: April through July
          Ages: 6 and up
          Location: Challenger Field, 320 Vestal Parkway E., Vestal

          Cost: FREE
          Registration: Open all season

Register online at or download the application here.