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West Springfield

Little League, VA

West Springfield Little League, VA



The 2023 Springfield Challenger Baseball Spring Season is planning to start back up beginning Sunday April 2. All games will be played at West Springfield Little League (WSLL) Byron Ave Fields.  We will play a 10 game schedule this season. 

PLEASE NOTE : We are experiencing difficulties with our website at this time, but the ability to download our registration form is still available. Feel free to contact us by email or phone and we can answer any questions you might have. Also, please contact either myself or Logan if you have interest in Volunteering.

If you have any questions please contact Eddie Garretson at [email protected] (703) 304-2330 or Logan Bruno [email protected] (571) 331-1167

Registration Form and Medical Release

Year after year families ask what they can do to help out with Springfield Challenger baseball.  Returning these forms as soon as possible is one of the most important ways you can help.  Even though we accept registrations throughout the season, returning this form is key to determining the number of teams, the number of players on a team, accommodating special requests, scheduling fields for games, making arrangements for our Mother’s Day tribute, and ordering equipment,  uniforms and trophies.  Please do not leave this form on the kitchen counter or wait for spring to arrive.                      

For some, the attached pre-printed registration form is based on the information you provided when you registered last year, so some of the information may be out of date.  Please review, make any changes necessary (including the Medical Release Information) and return by Saturday February 18 OR sooner if possible.  It is a tremendous help to us in getting ready for the new season if you get this back to us quickly.      

 If you opt to mail in your registration please do so to :   Patti Alf     8810 Dianne Place    Springfield, VA  22152

What is Springfield Challenger Baseball

Springfield Challenger Baseball is a division of West Springfield Little League for players with special needs ranging in ages of 4-40.  It is managed under West Springfield Little League in cooperation with Central Springfield Little League and South County Little League.

We have three divisions:
Little Challenger for kids 4-12
Majors for our teenagers 13-19
Adult division for payers 19-and older

We provide a volunteer-based inclusive baseball program with peer buddy support, in a positive, fun atmosphere with role models for age appropriate behavior. Our program builds self-esteem, confidence, acceptance, as well as an opportunity to establish on-going relationships with others. We also provide opportunities to socialize, learn proper cooperative behaviors, sort out problems and work together as part of a team.

Springfield Challenger Baseball gives our kids a sense of belonging outside of the immediate family.

Spreading the Word for 2023

One of the best things about our Springfield Challenger program is the support we receive from our local Little League programs. We have plenty of room to bring on many more ballplayers and would like to get the word out to more and more families. If you would like help with making arrangements, members of our staff would love to visit your schools, churches, businesses, etc. and spread the word about what a wonderful time we have during the spring and fall seasons. If you know of anyone or any group that would benefit from Springfield Challenger, please let me know and we would come out to meet and answer any questions about how we could make a difference.

This year we will be sending out Springfield Challenger information flyers to schools throughout Fairfax County, focusing on elementary and middle schools, asking principals and teachers to distribute the information to the special needs population. We are also asking parents to talk with your friends about joining up. We can and will do everything possible to accommodate all requests for players, friends and classmates to participate on the same teams.

Lastly, if you know of a family that would like to come out and try Challenger Baseball, please feel free to bring them out on any Sunday game day. We would love to meet them.

Contact Information

Eddie Garretson – League President       (703) 304-2330 
Email:   [email protected]

Logan Bruno – League Director              (571) 331-1167      
Email:  [email protected]        

Patti Alf – Registration & Mother’s Day       
Email:    [email protected]

Upcoming Events

April 2

Opening Games

1PM – 3PM

April 9

No Games - Easter


April 16


1PM – 3PM

April 23


1PM – 3PM

April 30


1PM – 3PM

May 7


1PM – 3PM

May 14

Mother’s Day Tribute Brunch

Springfield Hilton

1PM – 3:30PM

May 21


1PM – 3PM

May 28


1PM – 3PM

June 4


1PM – 3PM

June 11


1PM – 3PM

June 18

Closing Games & Awards

1PM - 3PM

Mother's Day Sunday - May 14 Special Event

This year we have a special event planned for the moms, players and families of Springfield Challenger. We have reserved the banquet hall at the Springfield Hilton for a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch complete with a tremendous buffet including an omelet station and pasta station. Other specials will include an ice cream station for the kids plus a DJ and dancing for ALL.


With this tribute to our moms we are hoping for even more families to celebrate Mother’s Day with the Challengers plus give our moms a day to remember.  We’re anticipating a big turnout of players and their families as the accommodations we are setting up allow for up a very special day for our moms.


Springfield Challenger has ALWAYS been family oriented, but instead of just sitting back and playing games on Mother’s Day Sunday, we felt that the day was too special and we would like to offer a tribute to the best part of our lives.


We will have more information as the season progresses, so expect invitations to go out early in April. This will be a RSVP event, so please set aside 1PM – 3:30PM on Mother’s Day AFTERNOON, May 14 for a thank you to our moms. This year we will be asking for a $25 fee per family to help us offset the costs for this wonderful event.


PLEASE NOTE : Do not send in the Mother’s Day $25 fee until we send you the formal invitation


Game Location and Times

All games are played at West Springfield Little League (WSLL) Byron Avenue Fields 

From I95: Take the Old Keene Mill Road, Exit (644W), and follow Old Keene Mill Road approximately 1.5 miles to Byron Avenue.  {Once you pass the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Hanover Street, Byron Avenue will be on your RIGHT at the base of the hill.  If you pass St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, you have gone too far.}                    


From Fairfax County Parkway : Turn off of Parkway onto Old Keene Mill Road.  Follow  for approximately 6 miles until you pass St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church.  Byron Avenue is the NEXT LEFT as you pass the Church.

Game Times: 1:00 to 3:00


Springfield Challenger Baseball Maintains an Email Notification System

Springfield Challenger Baseball maintain an E-mail notification system to keep everyone up-to-date on baseball activities. If you would like a personal message sent directly to your email address to alert you about upcoming events and changes such as game cancellations you can join by clicking the following link and sending an e-mail to [email protected].

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If you would like to receive our periodic newsletter with updates and upcoming event information, please email Patti with your mailing address and we'll get you the info immediately.


West Springfield Little League
West Springfield Little League, P.O. Box 2563
Springfield, Virginia 22152

Email: [email protected]
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