New baseball team for teens and adults with special needs

The Alternative Baseball Organization, a 501c3 developmental baseball program for teens 15+ and adults with autism and special needs, will be starting a club in Philadelphia.

The program follows Major League rules (wood bats, base stealing, dropped third strike, etc.).

Alternative Baseball also has clubs in Greater Atlanta, Chattanooga, Jersey City, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Ormond Beach, Greater West Palm Beach, Upstate South Carolina and the Chattahoochee Valley (Columbus, Georgia/Phenix City, Alabama/Auburn, Alabama).

The club is looking for players and volunteers. Players can be of all experience levels. Alternative Baseball takes them from where they start out (whether they require to be pitched to fast overhand, slow overhand, or hit off the tee), and help develop their physical and social skills.

The club is also looking for coaches and managers.

ESPN’s Baseball Tonight produced a segment which can be found here

For more information, visit alternativebaseball.org or contact commissioner Taylor Duncan at 770-313-1762 (call/text) or taylor@alternativebaseball.org. ••