WHO WE ARE
Trumbull County Adaptive Baseball was originally known as the Challenger Division of Brookfield Youth Little League, Inc. Started in 2003 by a mom who wanted her son to have the opportunity to play baseball in an adaptive environment that worked for him. Since that time the league has grown and in 2015 the decision was made to become an independent league and the name was changed to Trumbull County Adaptive Baseball to better reflect our vision to make our program available to all residents of Trumbull County, Ohio and Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
Trumbull County Adaptive Baseball is a program for individuals who are ‘differently-abled’, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of Adaptive Baseball is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Adaptive Baseball participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
Teams consist of players ranging in age from 4 through adult and typically include 8-10 players. Games can be played as t-ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.
In an Adaptive Baseball game, each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster. A typical game is 3 innings. The players wear the same uniforms, and use the same safety equipment as other players.
One of the benefits of Adaptive Baseball is that it encourages the use of "buddies" for the players. The buddies assist the 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.
Games are played at the Brookfield Community Park on Field 4. The Park is located at 7291 Stewart-Sharon Rd. between State Route 7 and Bedford Road.
You can support our group in many different ways:
We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization
1) Monetary donations are always appreciated.
2) Equipment – helmets, gloves, bats, balls (hollow core baseball).
5) Team sponsorship
6) Field maintenance supplies
7) Refer this information to someone who might like to participate.