CharMeck Softball is proud to announce that it will now offer a higher level for the advanced players in our league.
Here is a look into our new program that we launched Spring 2017**(please note the challenge program is a work in progress and may change from day to day at this point. Until we remove this note from this page, some criteria is subject to change)
• The mission of Char-Meck Challenge Softball is to introduce competitive play to its rec players as an enhancement to rec play without the commitment and expense of a full-time travel program. To foster the program’s success, the committee and the association must primarily focus on promotion and participation, and providing a fun and exciting experience for all interested players.
• Scheduled tournament dates and locations for the Fall 2017 season will be
o October 1 - 8U, 10U, & 13U @ MARA
o November 5 - 8U @ TBD
10U @ TBD
13U @ TBD
• Rule adjustments – still under review, and will include:
o No coach pitch innings in 8U (coach pitch after walk only)
o No overthrow rules
• Players who do not qualify for the league team at their age level, or whose league is unable to
field a team at their age level, may enter into the Metro Team pool
Metro team information
o All players who are interested in Challenge play but unable to play with their league will
be eligible for Metro Team play
o Metro Team coaches must declare their interest in coaching to the Committee ASAP
o Coaches will be selected based on need and qualifications, and may include a selective
interview and reference-check process
o Teams will be assembled by the organizational committee via an assessment held in
conjunction with Metro Team coaches
o Metro Team assessments to be held in early September
o Further rules to regulate Metro Team selection and management will be announced in
This a fun and exciting program, and we hope you will actively join us in making it a
great experience for everyone. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Please let us know if you need clarification on any of the main points.
We’re looking forward to a great Spring 2017 Challenge Sunday season!
If you have any questions, please contact your associations commissioner or email the Challenge Ball committee.