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ML Program Information

Our Mission
The mission of the South Metro Miracle League is to provide opportunities for children and adults ages 3 years old and over with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, to play Miracle League Baseball, regardless of ability.

Provide the opportunity to make new friends and build self-esteem in a fun and safe environment by using the Buddy Program, which pairs players up with able-bodied peers or adults to help them in the game.

Click here to watch a Miracle League Movie developed by one of the Miracle Leagues. 

Miracle League Season

  • The regular season includes 10 weeks of play starting in mid-May
  • All teams play one game each week
  • Games are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings, or Saturday mornings
  • A 4-week fall season will be offered starting in mid-September after school starts

Miracle League Game Format
In compliance with National Miracle League rules:

  • Two inning minimum per team per game (target game length is 1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Every player bats once each inning
  • All players are safe on the bases
  • Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run)
  • Community adults, children and/or corporate volunteer groups serve as "buddies" to assist the players
  • Each team and each player wins every game


  • Coaches teach the players the basics about the game of baseball and create an environment where the players will simply have fun!  For more info, check out the Coaches page.
  • Game Announcers - Volunteer to be a game announcer, to help cheer on our players and get the fans motivated.  We have everything you need.  Contact Kari Schmitz, if you are interested.
  • Buddy Program - One of the most important elements of a Miracle League game is the "Buddy" program. Each player is paired with an able-bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game.  Check out the Buddies page for more info.

Kari Schmitz

Miracle League Director/South Metro Miracle League Director

Phone: 952-486-2982

Contact Kari for general program information, joining a Miracle League team as an individual, coaching, volunteering, online registration questions and/or if you are interested in hosting a private party at Miracle League Field

Barb Watson

South Metro Miracle League Buddy Coordinator

Phone: 952-237-0643

Contact Barb for information on volunteering at the games and the “Buddy” program for groups (teams, businesses and other groups) and Bring Your Own Buddy (BYOB) option for players.

Kari Schmitz

South Metro Miracle League Sponsorship/Special Events Coordinator

Phone: 952-486-2982

Contact Kari for field banner sponsorships, Team sponsorships, combination field banner and team naming sponsorships, media requests, and Special Events.