Lincoln County Parks & Recreation

REGISTRATION

Starting March 12th, all extracurricular activities, including athletics at the parks department, will be cancelled until further notice. This means no practices or games.

Youth Baseball/Girls Softball/T-Ball/Wee Ball Registration will still be scheduled as planned (March 16-April 3), however, we will only be taking online registration and mail ins. The parks office will be closed during this registration period.

We are continuing to seek consultation from the Lincoln County Health Department and Center for Disease Control. We are taking these measures as a precaution to best protect our community. We all have an obligation to protect ourselves along with the people around us. It is important to remain calm, clean (according to guidelines provided by the CDC) and cooperate with each other. The health and safety of stakeholders is our top priority.

 

2020 Youth Baseball/ Girls Softball/ T-ball/ Wee Ball

March 16-April 3, 2020

REGISTRATION:

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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Regular season is typically 6-8 weeks long, weather permitting.  There is an end-of-the-season tournament for baseball and softball.   Schedules will be posted on the bulletin board at the baseball complex.

 

Cal Ripkin Baseball (Based on birthday on April 30, 2020)

~Major: 11-12 years old, player pitch

~Minor: 9-10 years old, player pitch *Coaches may implement the pitching machine

~Rookie: 7-8 years old, coach pitch

BATS: 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.

*This rule does not apply in T-ball/Wee Ball/Girls Softball.

 

T-Ball/Wee Ball (Based on birthday on April 30, 2020)

~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 (Based on birthday on December 31, 2019)

~10-12 years old: player pitch, 12” softball *Coaches may implement the pitching machine

~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.