Lincoln County Parks & Recreation


2018 Spring Soccer Registration: NOW CLOSED (Feb 12-March 2nd)

2018 Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/T-Ball/Wee Ball Registration: NOW CLOSED (March 12-29)

Registration Fee: Goes toward a uniform, player insurance, end-of-the-season award, field maintenance, utilities, and other expenses.

Parent Responsibility: You will need to provide your child with rubber cleats (no metal or plastic), glove, bat, and batting helmet.

Practice: Practice will begin after teams have been formed (approximately mid-April).  Coaches will be responsible for making the initial contact to parents about practice.  Teams will practice 1-2 times a week.  Practices are held at the First Southern Veterans Park and Harmon Heights Baseball Fields.  Typical practice days are Sunday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday.  Coaches are responsible for scheduling practice.

Games: All games will be played at the First Southern Veterans Park Baseball Complex.  Games will begin in early May.  Game days are held on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday.  Regular season is typically 6-8 weeks long, weather permitting.  There is an end-of-the-season tournament for baseball and softball (TBA).   Schedules will be posted on the bulletin board at the baseball complex.

Cal Ripkin Baseball Program (Based on birthday on April 30, 2018)

~Major: 11-12 years old, player pitch

~Minor: 9-10 years old, machine pitch and player pitch

~Rookie: 7-8 years old, coach pitch

Some have asked about the New Bat Rule in our Cal Ripkin Divisions…

The Rule States:
Cal Ripken Division – All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking. The Barrel Maximum is

2 5/8″. No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division.

HOWEVER, the Lincoln County Parks & Recreation is allowing this to be a transition year for all players in our Cal Ripkin Divisions. We do not expect all players to purchase new bats for this year. In 2019, all Cal Ripkin Division players must be compliant to the new rule. This rule does not apply in T-ball/Wee Ball/Girls Softball.

Also, any player who plays All-Stars or outside teams during this 2018 season, must meet the new bat rule specifications.


T-Ball/Wee Ball Program (Based on birthday on April 30, 2018)

~Wee Ball: 5-6 years old, for the more advanced t-ball players, bat off T, understanding positions

~T-Ball: 4-6 years old, bat off the T only.  This program is for beginners

Girls Softball Program (Based on birthday on December 31, 2017)

~10-12 years old: machine pitch and player pitch, 12” softball

~7-9 years old: machine pitch, 11” softball

*Softball Batting Helmets-A face cage on the helmet is mandatory.

*Softball Face Mask-A face mask is recommended for all girls who play softball, especially for those playing an infield position.  Head coaches have the authority to enforce this policy.