Registration Opens Monday, July 20, 2015
Registration Closes Friday, August 28, 2015
Coaches Meeting Sunday, August 30, 2015
New This Fall 2015 Season!This Fall 2015 season we are expanding our program to include softball skills learning and advanced game teams in addition to the teams already established. There is no change to existing teams and these new teams will add additional progressive levels of play if interested. If you are satisfied with you current team there is no change, but we still urge you to register before registration closes on August 28th to insure placement on the right team and uniform shirt.
For those who are interested in more competitive play, these 3 new brackets are designed on the Special Olympics Softball guidelines: Skills (basic introduction to hitting, throwing, fielding and game rules), Modified (softball play with modified rules as necessary) and Traditional (standard play and rules).
For the Modified and Traditional teams only we are holding tryouts to evaluate players for the right team using the Softball Team Skills Assessment Tests (SATs). Below is a list of dates for tryouts and the Fall Season calendar. Again, evaluation tryouts are not required for existing teams or the Skills teams.
Please remember, to be considered for one of the Modified or Traditional teams you must register by the August 28 deadline and attend one of the tryout dates below.
Modified and Traditional Teams Tryouts
6:00 PM Tuesday, August 04, 2015
6:00 PM Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6:00 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015
6:00 PM Tuesday, August 25, 2015
11:00 AM Sunday, August 30, 2015
If you have any questions, please contact me or your coach from last season.
Celebrating our 10th Year!The North Metro Miracle League (NMML) is celebrating its 10 year (20 seasons) of Adapted Softball. This program serves aspiring athletes that are not able to participate in typical programs because of a disability. (Any disability)
The action takes place at the Adapted Sports Complex in Alpharetta’s North Park. This is a 2.6 million dollar facility that is totally accessible. The artificial surface makes it safe and easy to play for those that have coordination problems, visual impairment, or use a walker or wheel chair.
The most unique part of this baseball program is the Buddy System. Each athlete has an able bodied Buddy from a local high school or adult service group to help them do the things they can’t do for themselves because of their disability. The social aspect of the Buddy Program is almost as important as the game itself.
Teams are “drafted” according to age and ability. (Age Range- 4 to Adult) There are 3 levels of competition, Level 1 is everybody gets a hit and everybody scores. Level 2 is introduction to the rules, a limited number of pitches before you are advanced to first base and from that point on you are subject to being put out. Level 3 is all out baseball. After 10 years we are convinced that when a disabled athlete is appropriately challenged they can and will improve. Like all NMML programs the design was done through a collaboration of parents, coaches and Special Education professionals.