Lincoln Dodger Baseball
2019 Lincoln Dodgers Baseball Tryouts
Baseball Tryouts for the 2019 season are quickly approaching and the time to register is now! Register by filling out the contact us page. We are expanding our program with additional 7 – 14 year old teams. Please contact Landon @ 605-941-9111 or Bob @ 402-432-2033 or e-mail LincolnDodgersBaseball1@gmail.com.
About the Dodgers
We are excited to announce exciting leadership changes and a new year-round 16,000 sq. ft. indoor training facility in 2018-19 Season. The Lincoln Dodgers Baseball Organization has been providing opportunities for young players to showcase their athletic talents since 1997. Founded by Bob Bade, the Lincoln Dodgers are committed to providing a quality select baseball program and the new leadership will continue the same winning tradition that has brought the Dodgers organization success for over 20 years.
The Lincoln Dodgers area youth excel in developing the skills needed to play at the high school level and compete at the highest level in USSSA Baseball. We are proud to say that we have more of our players making their high school teams than any organization in Lincoln. The dodgers difference is superior coaching that provides pro-style player development that elevates each players skill every year.
The Lincoln Dodgers have a tradition of providing a positive, competitive environment for players, ages 7 -14, to learn fundamentals, sportsmanship, and skills needed to reach their individual potential. We are also the only organization with our own 16,000 sq. ft. training facility with no additional fees for unlimited availability. Providing an unprecedented advantage above all other select baseball programs. Individual training opportunities available.
Lincoln Dodgers aspires to be an outstanding select baseball program that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete:
- Provided superior year round training facilities
- Is coached using the principles of Positive Constructive Coaching
- Has fun and works hard during practices and games
- Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance
- Learns “life lessons” that have value beyond playing field
- Learns the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game and improves as a player
In each age division, we will field up to three teams to provide additional opportunities for Lincoln area youth to play select baseball. We encourage players of all ages and experience levels to attend tryouts. Each Lincoln Dodger team plays an average of 40-55 games per season and participates in USSSA NIT, State, and World Series tournaments.
Come experience the Dodgers Difference with getting the most competitive advantages for your son today. Greatness Awaits…
The Dodgers Approach to Youth Baseball
Baseball is a sport that is meant to be enjoyable for players, parents and coaches.
Dodgers’ coaches have been chosen based on our view that they have the knowledge, skill, dedication and attitude necessary to coach your sons to become successful ball players.
Although we may not win every ball game we play, we do intend to identify and field the best players possible at each position to try to win each game.
Players are required to participate in all practices and to be at all games including tournaments. Your commitment is for the entire season.
On average, all players will have an opportunity to play during non-tournament games. However, for tournaments, the coaches will decide the best line up of players for each game with the goal of winning these games to progress as far each season as possible. Our philosophy is that each baseball player will improve more quickly as a result of competition, especially at these levels.
If you as a parent expect your son to play every inning of every game, then the Dodgers’ organization is not for you.
The coaches intend to be fair and to try to identify the strengths of each player; but ultimately, they will have to make a decision as to which nine players should be on the field at any given time.
By mid-April, we hope to know the two or three positions best suited for your son. We will then have him playing those positions to help him learn how to approach a variety of fielding situations, to develop strategies related to those positions and to know what to do at any given moment in a game.
As a parent we would expect that you support your son and the coaches and that you not attempt to coach from the sideline. Cheering and offering encouragement are truly appreciated. However, with all the things that each player must learn and do to hit and to field, it is essential that the coaches be the ones telling the players how to hit, to catch and to play a particular position.
Respect for coaches, other team members, opponents and umpires are an essential part of the Dodgers’ team philosophy.
Temper tantrums, profanity, throwing of equipment and disrespect of the coaches will not be tolerated. Players will be benched if they do not conduct themselves as good sportsmen and team members.
Lincoln Dodgers allows opportunities to reduce your player fee to the extent that you may play free, however all payments made toward your fee are non refundable. This includes situations where a player/parent can not continue with Lincoln Dodgers through the season.
Baseball is a team sport that requires all players to be available to give us the best opportunity to be successful as an organization.
As an organization we strive to make playing select baseball as affordable as possible. Having said that, a lot of resources go into fielding each team for the season. Your player fee will include most everything that your son will need without any additional cost. We will provide your son with a full uniform, medical insurance, indoor workout facility, regular season games, tournaments (including team gate fees), State and World Series. We give the highest quality of facilities, equipment, and coaching 3-4 hours a week that gives the best investment in your players development. Dodgers also provide several optional fundraising opportunities that provide financial assistance to player fees.
Players fees for each age group will be for 2019 will be:
7yr old team – $450 ($38/month)*
8yr old team – $950 ($79/month)*
9-11yr old team – $1200 ($100/month)*
12-14yr old team – $1300 ($109/month)*
*$300 commitment fee is due within 24hrs of accepting a roster spot. (Applied to player fee.)
*Discounts given to siblings, returning players, coaches, and player referrals
*Many fundraising opportunities to provide financial assistance. Payment Plan options available.
The Dodgers provide each player with:
- Uniform (2 Pants, belt, 2 jerseys, warm-up jersey, and hat.
- Supplemental medical insurance.
- Use of indoor facility
Each player must provide their own:
- Long-sleeved blue undershirt
- Cleats (Molded 12 & Under; Metal 13 & 14’s)
Suggested optional gear:
- Additional pair of uniform pants
- Team Batting helmet
- Team Back pack bat bag.
To be eligible to play for the Lincoln Dodgers, all parents must:
- Sign the approach to baseball form and return to the coach.
- Sign medical release form and return to the coach.
- Provide a copy of player’s birth certificate to the coach.
Forms will be linked here when available.