Sports Programs for Special Needs Children and Teens

Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball 
(800) 880-3142
www.baberuthleague.org
League for ages 4-18. Different divisions based on age. Offers Buddy Baseball for kids (5-20) with special needs. Visit www.baberuthleague.org for more information.

 

Friendship Circle at the Chabad Center
2240 University Dr., Newport Beach
(949) 721-9800
www.jewishnewport.com
Programs, pairing teen volunteers with special needs children and adults include: basketball and soccer leagues, Sunday Circle with a variety of activities, and summer camps also offered.

 

HoopStars
www.hoopstarsbb.com
Basketball for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Three leagues in Anaheim, Fullerton and Pomona Valley. www.hoopstarsbb.com

 

Little League Baseball and Softball 
www.littleleague.org
Boys and girls baseball in age divisions (4-16), softball for girls (4-16) and Little League Challenger teams for boys and girls (4-22) with special needs. Find a local league at www.littleleague.org.

 

Special Olympics 
www.specialolympics.org
Sports training and competition for children (8+) with limited intellectual and physical abilities. Divisions based on age and performance; everyone may participate regardless of ability. Visit their website for locations. www.specialolympics.org

 

Spirit League 
(714) 417-9553
www.spiritleague.org
A sports league for children and young adults (ages 6-22) with special needs. Includes three sports per year: basketball (January – March), baseball (April – June) and soccer (September – November).

 

The Miracle League
Baseball for boys and girls with special needs. Miracle League Los Angeles, (213) 283- 7047, www.miracleleaguela.org; Miracle League Orange County, (714) 713-2512, www.ocmiracleleague.com.

 

• Top Flight Street Hockey & Ice Hockey
Huntington Beach Inline (714) 901-2629
Lakewood ICE (562) 429-1805
www.anaheimducks.com/topflight
The Rinks offer street hockey and ice hockey for participants with special needs, all ages and ability levels are welcome. Participants practice weekly, learn fundamentals and play games. No previous experience is required and gear can be provided. Top Flight Street Hockey is offered at The Rinks – Huntington Beach Inline and at The Rinks – Lakewood ICE.

 

We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym 
(818) 708-0860
www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com
Provides social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum. After-school club and birthday parties are available. Locations in Long Beach and Laguna Hills. Call (818) 708-0860 or visit www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com for more information.