Lincoln Youth Baseball Organization (dba as Junior Saltdogs League)
Junior Saltdogs is a summer youth baseball program. We have 7 divisions…U6 tball, U8 machine pitch, and player pitch for U10, U12, U14, and U17, and our Homer’s Heroes division for kids with physical or intellectual disabilities.
We have 75-100 teams each season, and there are no tryouts. JSL commissioners form the teams based on the preferences that each player lists on their registration form for a specific coach, friend, or school. While we can’t guarantee specific team placement, we do our very best to honor listed preferences while at the same time balancing player numbers between all the teams in each division. Please check the FAQ page for answers to many questions.
U6-U14 divisions: Registration for our 2021 season is closed, and we won’t be accepting additional players (no exceptions). If you would like to be added to our database to receive 2022 registration information when it goes out in early January, please email Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org with your best email address, home mailing address, and player’s name.
U17 (high school) division only: A second registration period for U17 only will open in mid-April and continue to late May. Watch the U17 page for details and the final registration deadline when it is set.
2021 U6-U14 Head Coaches: Commissioners will contact all individuals selected to head coach in April. If you’d like to contact your commissioner sooner to see if you were selected to be a head coach, please use the email links on each division page.
2021 Players: We know everyone has a lot of questions about their coach/teammates/game schedule/etc. We appreciate your patience, as we know waiting is difficult and parents want to get dates on their calendars to schedule around them. Schedules will be linked on the division pages when they are final (most likely not until late April). Games nights will vary from week to week with potential game days every week night, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please remember that Jr Saltdogs does not own any fields, so our game days are based on when the individual field owners will let us rent their fields.
Bat Checks: Remember that player bats (U10-U17 divisions only) have to be inspected/stickered to make sure they meet our bat rules (see box at right). We will host several dates for bat checks closer to the start of the season. Watch here for dates, times, and locations. If the bat is approved by us, we’ll put a sticker on it (orange for U10-U14, green for U17). Umpires will not allow bats without a sticker to be used in games. If your child’s bat already has a sticker of the appropriate color for his division, no bat check is needed and it is good to use for the 2021 season. Bat checks are not required for U6-U8.
Covid-19 Adjustments: As we get closer to the start of the season, the Board will review local DHM’s at that time as well as any rules the owners of each field may have pertaining to Covid-19. Any adjustments/rules for the season relating to Covid-19 will be communicated to all registered families and will also be posted here.
Area Baseball Events: Watch the Coach Information page – as we become aware of area baseball events that might interest Jr Saltdogs players, we will post them there.
NO REFUNDS: The JSL has a “no refunds” policy so before registering your child, please be sure their plans are final. If you plan to list a coach or friend request, please be in touch with them to confirm their plans before registering your child.
QUESTIONS: Most questions can be answered by referring to our FAQ page. If not, please email Deb at email@example.com.