Buddy Baseball is a skill building, non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls with special needs. The program focuses on experience of team play, exposure to a lifelong skill and participation in one of America’s favorite past times. Each player is paired with a “Buddy” to assist the player as needed. The Buddies primary responsibility is to encourage the players, keep them safe, share in the excitement of the game, and create a fun and successful opportunity for each player. The league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team play, being cheered on by a crowd, and camaraderie. All involved will have fun as friendships are formed and skills are developed.
The Philosophy is to give all children the chance to play baseball in a setting that is fun and supportive. A big part of this, for the players, is to experience the sense of belonging that comes with being a part of a team. In Buddy Baseball, scores don’t count – everybody is a winner. It’s all about acceptance, self-esteem, a positive learning experience and team spirit.