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Ocean/Monmouth County Challenger Sports League 

The Ocean/Monmouth County Challenger Sports League is designed to offer a socialization opportunity through athletic participation between disabled students with their non-disabled peers. Students are eligible to participate on the challenger team when they are in seventh grade. Students with disabilities can participate until the age 21. Non-disabled student-athletes will serve as “buddies” to their disabled peers. The student-athletes will be students who are currently participating on the non-challenger athletic team during that season. The role of the buddy is to offer encouragement, direction, and assistance to the students with disabilities who are participating on the challenger team.

This league is the first of its kind in our area - a high school level challenger league which has been embraced by high schools in Ocean and Monmouth counties.  It enables students with disabilities who would not ordinarily participate in typical high school sports, to now have the opportunity to play in a competitive sports league.

This league is co-ed and plays football and soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring. We will also encourage students who are enrolled in regular high school sports to volunteer as “buddies”. This creates an opportunity for our challenged students to interact with their typical age appropriate peers. We are extremely excited about offering opportunities for our most challenged students to participate in competitive sports, while proudly representing their respective high schools. For more information, email us at ChallengerLeague@poac.net . 


 
Schedule of Upcoming Events
Date Event Location
11/2/14 Challenger Bowling Day Ocean Lanes
Lakewod, NJ
 12/14/14 First Week of Winter Season
Santa Visiting Players
Pancake Breakfast

 
Southern Regional
High School
Manahawkin
 
     
     


Participating School Districts
Lacey Township High School
Manchester Township High School
Jackson Township High School
Barnegat Township High School
Central Regional High School (Bayville)
Toms River High School
Southern Regional High School
Lakewood High School
Pinelands High School
Brick Township Schools 
Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District