The League of Dreams FAQ
To qualify, the child must be between the ages of 5 and 22 AND have an IEP on file with the school or have a medical diagnosis from a licensed physician. We can also accept the "Face Sheet" from Kern Regional Center.
Currently, we provide baseball (spring), bowling (summer), dance (fall) and basketball (fall). We also offer swim lessons when staffing is available.
We play games on Sunday afternoons only. Baseball is played for eight weeks in the spring. Bowling is played for six weeks in the summer. Basketball is played for eight weeks in the fall. ADAPTIdance is in the fall for 6 weeks on Saturdays and a performance at the Fox the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. When available, swimming is offered in the summer.
Due to many of our athletes having outside therapies, doctor's appointments, high-cost medical and therapeutic devices and needs, we do not have any practice times. The only time-requirement is on Sunday afternoon during your game time (usually about 45 minutes to an hour for basketball and baseball and about 1.5 to 2 hours for bowling).
Due to amazing community support, we are currently able to offer our services at a very low cost to families. The regular registration is $15 and late registration is $25. The only other out-of-pocket is if you would like to purchase additional pictures for your athlete during the season (a small picture package is included with registration, but our photographers offer affordably priced extended packages as well). We also offer "scholarships" for those who cannot afford the registration fee. A signed letter in writing must be submitted to be considered for a scholarship.
Included in your registration are: season uniform shirt with team name, a small picture package, a trophy or medal, hat (baseball season only), and your reserved space at each game of the season. There is no additional cost for bowling weekly rentals; they are included in your registration as well.
Prior to both Baseball and Basketball seasons, we hold mandatory season "try-outs," where we use a scale to determine your athlete's ability level. We also place on divisions based on age. The two combined give us a pretty good gauge of where athletes are best placed.
During every season, the League of Dreams has volunteers that we know as "angels" that come out to the games and participate with our athletes on the field, court, or lane. These volunteers go through training with our staff and work very closely with your athlete. You also have the option, if you feel it best for your athlete, to volunteer a family member to act as his/her "angel." Some of our athletes are simply more comfortable with family members, and as long as they register as such, we support family and friend involvement.
Athlete: To become an athlete, create an account on our website with your e-mail and password, then "Add player" and complete your registration. It is very important to enter the correct Date of Birth, last immunizations, medical insurance information, etc. Once those are entered, submit the form. You will know your registration is complete when you see "Registered" next to your player's name.
Volunteer: If you'd like to become a volunteer, you must be over the age of 14, be responsible, and have a heart for individuals with disabilities. It's very easy to create an account on our website with your e-mail and password, then "Add volunteer" and complete your registration. Each season, you must log onto your "My LoD" and update your registration for the season. If you ever have questions about your login and password, you may contact the LoD office to reset.