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 U16, as well as our Homer’s Heroes division for kids with physical or intellectual disabilities.
We have 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 out the FAQ page for answers to many questions.
UPDATE: As of 3.23.20, the upcoming season has not been scheduled.
U6-U14 divisions: Registration for our 2020 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 2021 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.
U16 (high school) division only: We will open an additional registration period in late April. Watch the U16 page – details will be added as they are finalized.
2020 U6-U14 Head Coaches: Commissioners will contact all individuals selected to head coach via email in April. If you’d like to contact your commissioner, please use the email links on each division page. A mandatory coach meeting will be held in late April. Commissioners will provide the date and time details to those selected to head coach.
2020 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. As soon as details are finalized, we will post them here so please check back frequently. For now, here’s what we know… Season start dates will vary by division but we anticipate that U6-U14 divisions will begin games in May (likely before school is out). Schedules will be finalized in mid-late April and posted on each division page at that time – to avoid disappointments if/when changes happen, we will not give out any scheduling details until they are final. Teams generally play 2 games each week and game nights will vary from week to week. Most divisions play games every week night and some Saturdays/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-U16 divisions only) have to be inspected/stickered to make sure they meet our bat rules (see box at right). If you didn’t have this done at one of the in-person registrations or if your bat doesn’t already have our sticker on it (orange for U10-U14, green for U16), you will need to have it done before season games begin. We will schedule a few dates in late April/early May for bat checks – watch here for date/time/location details to be posted.
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.