Lincoln Youth Baseball

2023 Spring Season Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2023 Spring Registration for Lincoln Youth Baseball

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

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LEVELS OF PLAY

T-BALL

Kindergarten

T-Ball is offered to first time players who are at least 4 years old and in either Pre-K or Kindergarten. T-ball is coed, with the emphasis on having fun. Teams are formed by schools and teammate requests are honored. T-ball starts right after spring break and runs through the end of school. T-ball is one practice and one game per week. Teams will play a 10 week season with about 8 games against other Lincoln teams.

Games are on Saturdays. Practice day and time are set by each Coach.

 

A BALL

1st Grade

Cal Ripken A Ball (Coach Pitch)

A Baseball is designed as a transition for 1st graders and some advanced Kindergarteners  with some knowledge of rules or with a year of T-Ball experience. The coach pitches to his/her own team the entire game, from a designated spot (usually in front of the regular pitching mound). Fundamentals are the focal point. An agreed upon number of coaches are allowed on the field and the pitching coach acts as the umpire. The goal is to get all the kids swinging aggressively at the ball. Generally, most kids are ready to move on to AA Baseball after one year of playing A ball. The season lasts from April through mid-June.

A practices will typically twice a week to start. Practice day and time are set by each coach. Once games begin, the coaches usually have one practice and 2 games.  Teams will play a midweek game and a Saturday game against other Lincoln teams.

 

AA BALL

2nd Grade

Cal Ripken AA Baseball (Machine Pitch)

AA Baseball is the next level of transition in the average child's development. Kids can play two years at the AA level. In AA ball there is a mixture of pitching machines and player pitch. As always, the emphasis is on fundamental skills, including pitching, and the players begin to develop the ability to hit competitive pitching from an opposing player. Typically the season begins with machine pitch with a transition to player pitch as the season progresses. The season lasts from April through mid-June.   AA teams will play on a modified  "Little League" size field with 60' foot bases and a 40' pitching distance.

AA Teams usually start with 2 practices per week and then as games get into full swing, practices may be just once per week. Games are typically played 2x per week.  Teams will play a midweek game and a Saturday game against other Lincoln teams.  At the end of the AA season a team will be chosen by coaches in the league to compete in two local machine tournaments.  There will be an addition fee for Tournament teams.

 

MINORS (AAA)

Minors/AAA Baseball is the next level of play after AA designed for players who are just getting into baseball or need more time to develop skills before playing with advanced rules. It will be played on local fields and the season will end mid-June.  All AAA players are required to attend the AAA level Evaluations.  AAA teams will play 2 midweek games per week against other Lincoln teams.   AAA teams will play on a "Little League" size field with 60' foot bases and 46' pitching distance.  Tournament teams, also know as "ALL Star teams",  will be formed in the 8u, 9u, and 10u age groups from the AAA players that want to play more baseball on the weekend and continue the season into the summer.  Tournament teams will compete in local tournaments and Cal Ripken State tournaments.  There will be an addition fee for Tournament teams.

 

MAJORS/JUNIORS

Majors (Juniors) teams are competitive baseball teams for 11-12 year olds. The season begins in April and will lasts until Mid-June. Juniors teams will play on a 50/70 field,  Bases are 70′ apart and the Pitching distance is 50'.  The Junior teams will play 2 games per week and practice 2 times per week.   The Junior teams will play against other Lincoln teams and teams from other leagues in the Portland Metro area.    Tournament teams, also know as "ALL Star Teams" will be formed if there is enough interest from players and coaches.  The Tournament teams will be formed at the 11u and 12u age groups from the Junior level players that want to play more baseball on the weekend and continue the season into the summer.  Tournament teams will compete in local tournaments and the Cal Ripken State tournament in Mid July with the possibility of continuing on to the Regional and Cal Ripken World Series.  There will an addition fee for Tournament teams.

 

SENIORS

Senior JBO teams, also know as Junior Baseball of Oregon,  are competitive baseball teams for 7th and 8th grade players. The season starts in Mid April and last until late June or early July. Within this age group are 3 divisions of competition, Federal, American, National.  Senior teams may also play in weekend JBO tournaments hosted by other JBO organizations. Post-season play is available to teams that qualify with Westside District and JBO State Tournaments in July.     Seniors will play on a regulation baseball (MLB) sized field.  Bases are 90′ apart and the pitching distance is 60'6".  Senior teams will play two midweek games a week and practice 2-3 times per week.   There will be an addition fee for Tournaments.