The Miracle League of Michigan is partnering with Jack’s Place for Autism to provide a 5-week dance program that our kids and young adults will LOVE!
Classes will be held at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Franklin Road in Bloomfield Hills. Dancers 4-yrs – 13-yrs old will have class on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm – 7:45pm. Dancers 14-years old and up will have class on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm – 7:45pm. This program is available to ANY child or young adult with a disability. (If your dancer is in a wheelchair or walker they are welcome to dance as well.)
Space is limited to only 25 dancers and slots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Registration will include 5 sessions at Fred Astaire Dance Studio and a family member/friend or dance “buddy” will be able to assist our dancers as they learn and preform their routine.
On December 4th, our dancers are invited to perform their routine at the Easter Seals Michigan Holiday Cheers Gala.
Registration is now available by clicking the link below. Hurry, this is first-come-first-serve and slots will fill fast!
The registration fee will be $65.00. (Families may be responsible for purchasing an article of clothing to wear at the Gala.
Fall Ball Opening Day today is ON! Weather looks to be clearing a bit and even if it rains you’ll be able to pick up your players uniform. Also it’s Sponsor Appreciation Day and if it’s raining sponsors can still pick up their award. Play for sun! See you today!
Volunteer Registration is Now OPEN for Player Buddies and Concession Help.
Task: Player Buddy
One of the most important parts of The Miracle League of Michigan is the Buddy system – pairing each player with an able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game.
Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college or high school students, athletes, business leaders, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Companies or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the child the gift of baseball and a smile that touches us all. Enthusiasm and compassion is key. (Volunteer credits available)
Task: Concession Help
Concession help is needed to assist in serving food to our players and families. Talking orders, serving our fast food menu including hot dogs, nachos, beverages and ice cream and vending cash is part of this job. Having fun is the biggest part. (Volunteer credits available)
Space fills fast – Register Today by clicking the button below:
Fall Ball registration has closed. For Late Registration Consideration, email: Speck@essmichigan.org
Our league was recently featured on Bloomfield Public Television with attorney and host Henry Gornbein.
This video shares the story of our league and tell how you can become involved as a player, volunteer or donor.
TODAY’S GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. You will be notified of a new make-up Picture Day date. (Sunday June 14)
Team and schedule information is posted on the “Non-Competitive” and “Competitive” Team Info buttons the the top of this website. We look forward to another great season of Miracle League of Michigan baseball.
(A special thanks goes out to our awesome Miracle Team, Susie Glasgow and Andrew Edgar and David Tyrrell. You make this league a better league!) Questions? Email Speck@EssMichigan.org.
It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to warmer weather and Miracle League of Michigan baseball.
2015 marks our 12th season as Michigan’s first adaptive baseball field for children and adults with special needs.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AND WAS FILLED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS. (See below for late registration consideration)
- Season begins Saturday June 6th (Tuesday June 2nd for Competitive league)
- Non-Competitive teams play one game per week for 10 weeks (Game days are Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (Thursday & Friday night games are at 7:00pm. Saturday games are at 11:00am or 12:30pm. Sunday games are at 12:00pm or 1:30pm.) The schedule rotates and you will only play in one of the above time-slots per week.
- Competitive teams play one game per week on a Tuesday night at 7:00pm or Saturday at 2:00pm. Practices are optional but encouraged.
- All games take place at our field in Southfield. (Click here for location and directions.)
- Registration fee includes: MLB Shirt, Hat and year-end Trophy
- Players are required to provide their own white baseball pants. (Available at Walmart or local sports store)
Non-Competitive League Description:
This is our Original, Non-Competitive League. Every player fields/hits and gets on base every inning and there are no outs. Kids love this Fun, Self Esteem Building league. Ages 4 and up, no baseball experience required. Non-Competitive leagues play one game per week on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday for 10 games. Thursday and Friday night games will be at 7:00pm. Weekend games begin at 11:00am and 12:30pm on Saturday and 12:00pm and 1:30pm on Sunday.
Competitive League Description:
This COMPETITIVE League is for players who have the ability to make plays and hit the ball WITHOUT assistance. Although this league is coach-pitch, balls are pitched from the mound at a higher speed and hitters use metal bats. If a player has not played in this league before, they must try out for the league. Balls are hit at high velocity, and players must be able to protect themselves.
Competitive teams play one game per week on a Tuesday night at 7:00pm or Saturday at 2:00pm. Commitment to attend most games is a must and coaches may have additional practice days. Players must supply and wear their own WHITE baseball pants and wear tennis shoes. Rules: No balls or strikes called, 10 pitches without a hit equals an out. 3 outs or 5 runs ends the inning. Standard Little League rules apply and players must make plays unassisted. Players can use wheelchair or walker but must hit and get to the bases on their own. If your player can hit a ball with a metal bat pitched from the mound and has the ability to catch, field and throw, this league is a good choice for them.
One of the most important parts of The Miracle League is the “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game.
We are looking for people who are willing to donate their time, a little or a lot, to help us out in this capacity. Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college or high school students, athletes, business leaders, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the child the gift of baseball and a smile that touches us all. Community Service Credits are available for volunteers.
Miracle Families: We know that many of our players LOVE to dance. This is an amazing opportunity to enter your child into a one-day dance class at Novi High School on Saturday January, 10th and then watch them preform “live” on stage in a concert with the Novi High School Dancers on January 14th.
Check your email for more information or write me with questions at Speck@essmichigan.org. Register ASAP!!
– Sincerely, Steve Peck, Director, The Miracle League of Michigan
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND…
Novi High School
Dancing with the Novi Dance Company
Date: Saturday, January 10 at Novi High School, Room 152
Time: Grades K-2 10:00am; Grades 3-5 10:45am; Grades 6-8 11:00am-12:30pm; Miracle League 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $10 at the door. Guardians will sign a waiver
*proceeds go to NDC performance expenses