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.
Games and High Heat (added 6.17.21):
JSL does not cancel games due to heat. Parents, please take appropriate actions to keep kids hydrated and bring plenty of water to the game for drinking and wet towels for the back of their neck between innings. Of course parents always have the final decision on whether or not their kids will be at any game. If your child will not be at a game, please let your coach know asap so they can plan accordingly.
Registration: Registration is closed for all our divisions. We are not able to accept any additional players (no exceptions). All 2021 players will automatically receive information for our 2022 season. If you’ve had an address change or if you didn’t play in 2021 and would like to be added to our database so you receive the 2022 registration information when it goes out in early January, please email the player’s name, mailing address, and a parent’s email address to Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Schedules: For U6-U14 schedules, go to the appropriate division page at left and then select the game schedule link. For the U17 schedule, go to the U17 page. Please note that rain make up games will NOT be added to either of these links – coaches will be forwarded these dates as they are scheduled and will pass them on to their players/families. JSL will honor our commitment to our JSL families that our season will be over no later than July 31.
Game Cancellations: Go to the “Rainout Info” page for a list of any game cancellations and how to sign up to receive mobile text alerts/emails for rainouts, and for our rainout policy.
End-of-Season Tournament: The tournament schedule is affected by regular season rain makeups so dates will not be known until early July (watch for them on each division page). For your planning purposes, we guarantee that all regular season and tournament games will be done by July 31. For a broad “guess-timate” of when each division will play their tournament, you can use the schedule link to find the last regular season game for a team in that division, add a few days to cover any rain make-ups that might be needed, and the tournament will follow after that.
Know Your Role: Players will play, coaches will coach, umpires will umpire, and parents will parent. Jr Saltdogs has a “zero tolerance” policy for everyone involved in our program. We ask that every parent, coach, and player in our program read the flyer about this on our website (posted in box in top right corner and on the Coach Information page) as well as read the Code of Conduct page. Please help us to have a positive season!
Lincoln Saltdogs tickets: Included in your Junior Saltdogs registration are 10 free berm tickets to any Lincoln Saltdogs regular season home game. The Lincoln Saltdogs will be emailing all JSL families with a unique player ID to use in their electronic tickets system. If you don’t receive it or have any questions, please contact the Lincoln Saltdogs office directly at 402/474-2255 or at email@example.com.
Bat Checks (updated 5.14.21): All player bats for the U10-U17 divisions must be inspected/stickered by us to make sure they meet our bat rules (see box at right). See below for the dates/locations for bat checks. 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.
As of May 11, our pre-season dates for bat checks are over. U10-U14 bat checks will now be done at Lewis or Fleming on any JSL game night. Look for a JSL board member or site supervisor wearing a navy blue or gray shirt/jacket. Try around the concessions area first however, they may get pulled to a field to deal with an issue so just look around for them (thanks for your patience). U17 bat checks will be done at the game field on the first game night.
Covid-19 Adjustments: See the Rules-Reference Materials page at left.
Baseball Rules: See the Rules-Reference Materials page at left.
Sponsor Coupons (updated 5.12.21): All of our 2021 community partners and sponsors are listed on the Sponsors page – we encourage you to shop at these businesses. And if you need any baseball equipment, we have three sporting goods stores as sponsors this year…Play It Again Sports, DICK’s Sporting Goods and Primetime Sporting Goods. Below are some special offers from our sponsors for all Junior Saltdogs families:
- JSL Sponsor Coupon Offers
- Modern Real Estate coupon
- DICK’s Sporting Goods – ecoupon good from 4.1.21-12.31.21
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 first referring to our FAQ page. Or if a question still remains, please email Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.