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LINCOLN YOUTH BASEBALL SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

We are very excited to be rejoining Little League (LL). For those who don't know, LYB has been part of the Cal Ripken League (CRL) for the past 10+ years. While CRL had its positive elements, the LYB Board of Directors see some distinct advantages to LL, especially around consistency - like time-tested safety rules and clearly written baseball rules by division.

LL will be LYB's baseball program for our K-8th graders (playing ages of 4-14) in the Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, AA, AAA, Majors, and Juniors Divisions. With other LL programs in the surrounding area (Raleigh Hills, Cedar Mill, Southwest Portland), we can focus on a community-based program and schedule games with neighboring LL programs versus just Lincoln teams competing against each other.  

Registration Available for Several Levels of Play and Age Groups

  • Tee Ball - Ages 4-6: Typically Pre-K to 1st Grade
  • Coach Pitch (A) - Ages 5-6: Typically 1st Grade
  • Minors AA - Ages 7-8: Typically 2nd Grade
  • Minors AAA - Ages 9-10: Typically 3rd and 4th Grade
  • Majors - Ages 11-12: Typically 5th and 6th Grade
  • Juniors - Ages 13-14: Typically 7th and 8th Grade

For players interested in more competitive levels of play, LYB offers Supplemental (10U and 12U) and Select (14U) team offerings that are subject to winter tryouts.

For those interested in playing softball, please visit the Lincoln Little League Softball page.

LYB Playerships Available

Lincoln Youth Baseball is committed to providing youth a positive baseball experience and do not want the cost of registration to prevent anyone from being able to play. Please see the LYB Playership request form to apply for a discounted registration.

Lincoln Youth Little League Safety Plan

Lincoln Youth Baseball follows an approved Little League safety plan to ensure a safe and healthy program.

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LITTLE LEAGUE AND CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL

Little League and Cal Ripken Baseball are both baseball programs designed for children and teens, but there are some differences between the two:

  1. Age Range: Little League is open to children ages 4-16, while Cal Ripken is open to children ages 4-12.
  2. Field Size: Little League uses smaller fields than Cal Ripken. The distance between the bases is 60 feet in Little League, while it is 70 feet in Cal Ripken. The pitching distance is 46 feet in Little League and 50 feet in Cal Ripken.
  3. Rules: Little League and Cal Ripken have slightly different rules. For example, Little League has a mercy rule where the game is ended if one team is ahead by a certain number of runs after a certain number of innings. Cal Ripken does not have a mercy rule.
  4. Competition Level: Little League is generally considered to be a more competitive league than Cal Ripken. Little League has a World Series that features teams from around the world, while Cal Ripken does not have a similar international tournament.
  5. Philosophy: Little League focuses on teaching life skills, such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and character development in addition to baseball skills. Cal Ripken also emphasizes skill development, but its primary focus is on providing a fun and enjoyable experience for all players.

2024 LITTLE LEAGUE AGE CHART


UNDERSTANDING BOUNDARIES IN LITTLE LEAGUE

Boundaries play an important role within the LL program by helping to maintain parity and ensuring that LL remains a community-based program.

All participants at every level in a local league must either reside or attend school within the boundary of the league.

Use the Little League League Finder tool to identify if your residence or school address is located within the boundaries of Lincoln Youth Baseball. 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BATS

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the LL Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must meet the BBCOR standard. Wooden bats may be used in any division.

Look for the labels below to determine bats that may be used. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats, visit usabat.com.




Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018.



Lincoln Youth Baseball Little League Boundary Map

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Lincoln Youth Baseball
25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 6-257
Portland, Oregon 97210

Email: [email protected]
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