"Every Person Deserves The Chance To Play Baseball"
The Miracle League of the South Hills is an all inclusive program that allows individuals starting from the age of 5 and up to learn and play the fundamentals of baseball.
The Miracle League of the South Hills serves individuals with special needs. Our community of players, families, and volunteers work together toward a common mission: to give individuals of all abilities the chance to learn and play the fundamentals of baseball.
Benefits of playing
Making friendships and interacting socially with peers.
Participating in a program that promotes physical activity and a spirit of encouragement.
Developing relationships with coaches and members of the extended community.
Logistics of Playing
Safety is the #1a Rule. With everything we do, we will always be on the side of safety first.
Have fun! #1b Rule in our league!
Our league is for kids and adults with special needs
The Miracle League Field has a rubberized, all-weather surface that is wheelchair accessible.
The Miracle League season consists of a spring season and fall season.
The spring season consists of 6-7 games from mid-May to late June.
The fall season consists of 6-7 games from September to mid-October.
Every effort will be made to makeup cancelled games due to weather.
Season Timeline & Game Schedules
6 weeks: May-June
6 weeks: September-October
Schedule Basics: Every team will play one game per week for the 6-week season. Games are typically Saturday or Sunday, plus a few Wednesday/Thursday evening games. The full game schedule will be released in advance of the start of each season. You can check out the upcoming schedule here. *Advanced Skills teams will have practice once a week in addition to their games. This is also noted on the game schedule.
Organization of Players
Miracle Division (non-competitive)
Ages 5 and up
Buddies are assigned to each player to help them hit, run the bases, and have fun on and off the field!
Everyone hits, everyone scores.
There are no outs, and all games end in a tie.
Players are on the field while other teams hit, but defense is not a priority.
2 inning games (1 hour)
Hitting: coach pitch or tee, whatever the athlete prefers
Miracle Division teams do not have practices; only games.
Advanced Skill Division (competitive)
Ages 10 and up
No buddies. Players in the Advanced Skills Division are independent on the field: hitting, running the bases, and fielding on their own without the guidance of a buddy.
Players in the Advanced Skills Division lean on their teammates and coaches for support.
We teach teamwork, sportsmanship, and some baseball rules and skills.
Players use metal bats & hit baseball-sized Soft Hit balls. Batters are required to use a batting helmet. (The MLSH provides bats & helmets, but your athletes may purchase their own if you prefer).
Players play defensive positions and learn the skills at each position during games and practices.
We play with baseball rules, so outs are recorded.
Innings switch at either 3 outs or 5 runs scored, whichever comes first.
4 inning games
Games can end in a win, loss, or tie.
No strike outs, but you can get out if the defense makes a play, catches the ball, tags you out, etc.
Hitting: Coaches Pitch. If there is not a hit in fair territory after 15 pitches, the player will hit off the tee.
Practices are once a week on Mondays or Tuesdays during the season.
No Drop Off Policy: A family member or staff (aide) is required to be at all Miracle League of the South Hills activities when your athlete is present. This policy is for children and adults. The family member or staff is responsible for the athlete in case of emergency or any situation where that athlete needs to be one-on-one with another person (i.e. bathroom breaks or emergencies).