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.


2024 Season

All divisions:  Registration for our 2024 season is now closed, and we won’t be accepting additional players.  If you would like to be added to our database to receive 2025 registration information when it goes out in early January, please email Deb at jslregistrations@jrsaltdogs.com with your best email address, home mailing address, and player’s name.

Homer’s Heroes division:  Go to the Homer’s Heroes page for additional information.



U6-U14 Players, Coaches and Teams:  Head coaches were asked to be in touch with all parents by April 15.  Parents, check your email (including your spam/junk folders) and if you haven’t heard from a head coach, please contact Deb @ jslregistrations@jrsaltdogs.com and she will share coach contact info with you.    

U6-U14 Game Schedules:  The schedules are posted on the division pages at left.

U17  Division: See the U17 page for additional details.

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, 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!

U10-U17 Bat Rules/Checks:  As a reminder, no bat checks or stickers are needed for U6-U8 and if the correct sticker is on a bat for U10-U17 (orange for U10-U14, green for U17) from a prior season it does not need to be re-inspected.  For all other U10-U17  player bats, we must inspect them to make sure they meet our bat rules (see box at right).  If the bat is approved by us, we’ll put the appropriate sticker on it.  Umpires will not allow bats without a sticker to be used in games.

2024 bat checks must be done by a JSL rep.  Now that our pre-season dates for these are completed,  if you still need a bat check done, we will do them at Lewis or Fleming fields (for U10-U14) or at Denmsore field (for U17) on any JSL game night.  Find our site supervisor (wearing a navy blue JSL shirt/jacket).   Please let your child know that he may need to borrow a teammate’s bat until his has been checked/approved – this is especially true for about the first week of season games as many other things can pop up that we need to take care of before we can do bat checks but we’ll do our best to get to bat checks at the field just as soon as we can.  Thanks in advance for your patience!

Baseball Rules: Are posted on Rules-Reference Materials page at left.

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 referring to our FAQ page.  If not, please email Deb at jslregistrations@jrsaltdogs.com.