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, as well as 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.
Registration: 2023 Registration is closed for all our divisions, and we’re not able to add additional players (no exceptions). All 2023 players will automatically receive information for our 2024 season. If you’ve had an address change or if you didn’t play in 2023 and would like to be added to our database so you receive 2024 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 email@example.com.
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 (it will be added in very late May/early June). 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: Each registered JSL player will receive 10 free general admission tickets to regular season Lincoln Saltdogs games. U6-U14 players should have received an email from the Lincoln Saltdogs office with the player’s ID code and how to redeem your 10 tickets. If you did not get the email from them or have any questions about the process to get/redeem your tickets, contact the Lincoln Saltdogs ticket office directly at 402/434-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org. U17 players who chose to take the tickets will receive their email from the Lincoln Saltdogs after the May 24th registration deadline – watch your email closely.
Bat Checks (updated 5.24.23): 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). 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 rep wearing a navy blue shirt or navy/gray 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 Densmore on the first game night. 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 2023 season. Bat checks are not required for U6-U8.
Baseball Rules: See the Rules-Reference Materials page at left.
Sponsor Coupons: Our 2023 community partner and sponsors are listed on the Sponsors page – we encourage you to shop at these businesses. Please see the coupons linked towards the bottom of the Sponsors page for coupons and ads for these busiensses.
Area Baseball Events: Watch the Rules-Reference Materials 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 first referring to our FAQ page. Or if a question still remains, please email Deb at email@example.com.