The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 – 18 and adults 19 and older. The Miracle League is just like baseball. Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! There are a few differences in how the game is played.
- Each player has a buddy that gets to assist them.
- Each player will bat once each inning.
- Every player is safe, no one is out.
- Every player will score a run before the inning is over.
- The last player up hits a HOME RUN.
- Every game ends in a tie.
- A game will last two innings or an hour.
Special rubberized playing surface.
The league is open to all Greater Des Moines residents. Games are played at the Miracle League of Urbandale, located at Northview Park Little League Complex, traditionally on Sundays. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches. (Photo of participant and volunteer racing to second base at the Urbandale Miracle League Field).
To play in the Urbandale Miracle League register here: www.UrbandaleParksAndRec.org/Register
To volunteer as an ’Angel in the Outfield’ for the Urbandale Miracle League register here: https://cityofurbandale1.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=40979
There are over 20,000 kids with disabilities in the Des Moines Metro and most playgrounds do not give these children an opportunity to experience the fun and joy of being outdoors with their peers. Urbandale Parks and Recreation has an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind inclusive playground for children and families of all needs; enhancing the play experience for all metro residents.
Angels in the Outfield
We also need volunteers to be Angels in the Outfield. Each player has a buddy that gets to spend the game with them. Buddies can be ages 13 and older. As a buddy you will protect the player at all times. Assist the player, allowing them to play as much as possible. Support all the players with high fives, knuckles, and cheering. Enjoy the players and your experience.
Please click to register below if you, your company, or organization would like to be buddies for the Miracle League of Urbandale!