Opening Day 2013 - Baseball is Back!!
ATTENTION! Update on Rules for Composite Bats!!
Menlo-Atherton LL has allowed the use of composite bats that have the Little League waiver for all Little League Divisions. Little League International has posted an article and FAQ regarding the recent moratorium, as well as a list of licensed bats with a 2 1/4 inch max diameter that are currently approved for use in Little League (Majors only). To access the article, click on this link: Little League Moratorium Article.
Challenger Team Goes on the Road!!
The Menlo Atherton Red Sox (MA's Challenger Division team) travels to San Jose this week to play the Moreland Astros. They return home for a 2:00pm game at Burgess Park on May 5. Come on out and cheer on our athletes!
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program. The Little League Challenger Division provides the framework so Little League programs may offer a structured, athletic activity for all youth in their communities. Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.