Miracle League

Miracle League

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.

But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes.  To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer.  The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional Baseball leagues.

The Y nurtures the potential of children through youth sports programming by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships. Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship. Families are presented with second-to-none volunteer opportunities as coaches, team parents and committee members.

Edmond (Mitch Park/Rankin)

Mitch Park YMCA, Rankin YMCA
9/12/22 - 11/7/22
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League Contacts

Norris Williams – Sports Director – [email protected]

Ellen Mack – Sports Coordinator – [email protected]

 

League Description

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.

But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional Baseball leagues.

Uniform Cost

$35 Uniform Package (uniform top and cap). Let the YMCA Sports Department know if needed for the spring season.

Spring Age Cut Off & Divisions

YMCA sports leagues are divided by the age of the participants. The age cut off is how old the participant was on August 31, 2022.  Age groups may be combined, depending on registration.

We will offer a 10 and Under Co-Ed League, 17 & Under Co-Ed, and a 18 & Above Co-Ed league. Divisions can be altered as needed based on the make-up of registration.

   

Coaches Needed

The YMCA uses volunteer coaches to provide leadership to the community through structured athletic activities. If you are interested in coaching, please contact the Sports Department for more information or visit the Coach & Parent Resources Tab at www.quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

Important Dates

  • We will email out information to all late August. More information will be sent out closer to the season starting.

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by September 7th, 2022, please reach out to Ellen Mack, [email protected]

 

  • Games begin around September 12th, 2022 (Games can be played on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday)

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Household MemberIndividual/Youth MemberNon-Member
Early Registration 6/14/22 9/2/22 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 35.00$ 40.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/12/22 - 11/07/22
Registration
Closed