Parents FAQ

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What is the Miracle League?

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The Miracle League is a youth baseball league designed specifically for special needs children. Completely handicap accessible, the rubberized playing surface provides a safe environment where kids of all ages and abilities can be successful on the field of play. Held at The Nuxhall Miracle Fields I Fairfield, Ohio, the nearly $3 million complex boasts state-of-the-art technology, including LED field lighting, a large video scoreboard complete with live video from the actual game being played, stadium seating for parents, families, and fans, a pavilion with restroom facilities, complete with concessions, music and sound system, and more! Admission is free, so stop by and support our Miracle League players this summer!

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Who can participate in the youth leagues?

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The Youth Miracle Leagues are designed for children with special needs ages 5-16. Players are not required be a member of the Great Miami Valley YMCA, as these leagues are open to ALL community participants. Likewise, volunteers are always welcome. Each youth player is matched up with a “Buddy” each week, who plays alongside them throughout the game and provides any special support, encouragement, and assistance necessary for the player to achieve the ultimate success during the game.

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What does league play begin?

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Great Miami Valley YMCA hosts spring, summer, and fall Miracle Leagues. Each of the league sessions run for a total of 8 weeks. League games last approximately ninety minutes in duration.

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How can I register my player?

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Registration forms are available at all Great Miami Valley YMCA locations, or by contacting Damon Knoche, Executive Director of the Fairfield Family YMCA (513) 829-3091 or via email at dknoche@gmvymca.org.

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What equipment is needed?

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Great Miami Valley YMCA will provide each player with a uniform shirt and hat. Players are welcome to bring their own gloves. As safety is our top priority, all equipment will be appropriate to the ability levels of our league participants.

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How can I get involved if I don’t have a child participating?

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Volunteers are always needed! Groups, teams, or individuals interested in volunteering as coaches, umpires and buddies for the GMVY Youth Miracle League may contact Damon Knoche at (513) 829-3091 or dknoche@gmvymca.org.

For those interested in sponsoring The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, please contact us at info@nuxhallmiracleleague.org.