Lincoln County Parks & Recreation



The Lincoln County Parks & Recreation Youth Baseball is sanctioned through Cal Ripkin League ages 6-12 which is a sub league of the Babe Ruth League.

Age Requirements (Your age division is determined by your age on April 30)

Major League (Live Pitch): 11-12 year olds
Minor League (Machine/Live Pitch: 9-10 year olds (8 year olds may play up)
Rookie League (Coach Pitch): 7-8 year olds (6 year olds may play up)

Baseball Bats: Metal or wooden, cannot exceed over 33” long, nor have a barrel in excess of 2 ¼”.

Registration Fee: Goes toward a full 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 Baseball Complex and Harmon Heights Baseball Fields (Danville Ave).  Typical practice days are 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 (main entrance).  Opening day is the first Saturday in May.  Games 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 (TBA).   Schedules will be posted on the bulletin board at the baseball complex.

Volunteer Coaching: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please notify the park office.

We are also taking donations for gently used cleats and player equipment.  Please bring those items to the park office.

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