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2012 Fall Update

Baseball will start on Saturday  the 15th of September.   We will be back at The Garden City Pool  starting at 9:15AM.
Lacrosse will start on Sunday the 16th of September..  Same place in Garden City..  starting at 2PM
And back by requst we will have Golf  for 3 Fridays..  Starting on The 14th. At  Eisenhower Park starting at 6PM.


It is the purpose of the CHALLENGER DIVISION to provide an athletic experience for the children who are physically or mentally challenged, in a wholesome, supervised environment, and expose these children to the benefits offered by team sports. The GCAA Baseball and Basketball programs both provide Challenger Divisions.

The most fundamental goal of the CHALLENGER DIVISION is to give everyone a chance to play, regardless of limitations.

These programs consist of games as well as clinics designed to teach and improve the skill level of those children involved so that these youngsters become part of a regular athletic program.

These programs are open to any challenged child age 6 through 18 (21 if still in school).  The child is placed on a team based on skill and safety considerations rather than age.  Each team is assigned to a team manager as well as coaches to work with the children during practice sessions and games.  Parents and other adult volunteers are encouraged to assist.

In addition, each player is assigned a "BUDDY: to work with during practices and games.  A "BUDDY" is any person who is a willing volunteer, genuinely desiring to assist in the program:  youngsters from the local Little League communities are encouraged to be "BUDDIES."

We wish to thank Greg Burke of Lane Office Furniture for his generous contribution to our challenger basketball programs.


2012 Challenger Basketball


Our basketball season starts January 7th 2012. Play is on saturdays 12:30pm at the GC Middle School. 

2012 Winter Basketball Registration Form

2012 Volunteer Application Form

2012 Buddy Volunteer Form


2012 Challenger Baseball

The GCAA Baseball Challenger Division (residents and non-residents) will start Saturday April 21st and end mid June 2012 and play from 9:00am to 11:30 am at the Garden City Community Baseball field Complex fields 1 and 3 (behind the GC pool - right parking lot in back).

All disabilities welcome (girls and boys).

Must bring Mitt!! We're always looking for volunteers to help out (teenagers and adults).

Forms to be updated shortly

2012 Spring Baseball Registration Form

2012 Volunteer Application Form

2012 Buddy Volunteer Form


Challenger Lacrosse

Our lacrosse season starts April 22nd 2012 and runs into June. Play is on Sunday 2:00 pm at the St Paul's School. Parents will be required to supply lacrosse equipment.

Forms to be updated shortly

2012 Spring Lacrosse Registration Form

2012 Volunteer Application Form

2012 Buddy Volunteer Form



Contact Anna Dragone at 516-437-0521, Al Vanasco 516-741-6767 or email gardencitygcaa@gmail.com.

For more information on the CHALLENGER PROGRAM, or to help out as a volunteer or a buddy, please drop us a note at mailto:gcaa@gc-aa.com?subject=Challenger%20Information%20Request.