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Denny Jones - A Omaha Icon in the Baseball Community

It is with a heavy heart to hear the passing of Denny Jones, a legend in the Omaha baseball community.

Denny was the UIC for Metro Umpires, the organization that has supported the Battle of Omaha with umpires for over the last 18 years.  Denny was more than a business partner, he was a close friend and a man with great integrity.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jan and the entire Jones' family.

Update on the CWS in Omaha

February 22, 2021

The following updates are subject to change due to the uncertainty of COVID-19

After a recent meeting between the NCAA Men's Baseball Championship committee and our partners at CWS Omaha, they have communicated that there will be significant changes to the World Series ticketing process.  It is not limited to but includes the sale of electronic tickets only. 

  1. The College Baseball World Series (CWS) is currently planning to be in town during the Battle of Omaha in June. 
  2. As of February 1, Nebraska is operating within the GREEN STATUS. (Subject to Change)
  3. Activities outside of the stadium, will be present, with possible attendance limitations.


  1. At this time, reserved seating tickets will be made available to season ticket holders.  It’s not known if individual reserved tickets will be made available or sold to the general public. 
  2. The possibility of General Admission (GA) Tickets sold to the public may not be available.  GA stadium seating may be needed to socially distance season ticket holders. (Subject to Change)
  3. The CWS Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 18th may look different due to fan limitations that will be in place for COVID-19 safety protocols.
  4. The NCAA has NOT announced publicly what the fan capacity limits inside the stadium will be.

What this means for teams competing in the Battle of Omaha:

  1. CWS tickets will be difficult to obtain. 
  2. There is a high likelihood that your team may not be able to see a game inside the stadium while in town. 

 Your entry fee included 10 GA Tickets at a cost of $95.00.  This cost can be refunded if GA tickets are not available.  For information on the 10U-14U Rules and Refund Policy, please hover over the Connect tab, then click on For Coaches.

We continue to monitor this weekly and will update the website once we have additional information to share.

Registration now open 15u, 17u and 19u

Registration is now online for our high school aged players. Nebraska plays American Legion baseball and abide by Legion rules, however we will accept all affiliations of teams.

17u is a 4 day tourney (June 17-20), with the Championship round taking place June 20.  Teams will get 5 pool play games.

15u and 19u midweek- 3 day tourney (June 21-23) Teams will get 3 pool play games and will be matched up on June 23.  Could play 5 games if in championship

19u potentially 5 days if you make Championship (June 24-28) Teams play 5 pool games and as many as 8 if in Championship

All teams will have the a night to catch a CWS game. Teams competing in the midweek will be able to take in as many as 4 games during their stay

Youth Age Events (10U - 14U)

Check out the Events Icon for all the information for this age group ; click the Events Icon, then "Tournaments", then "My Tournament".

Registration now open!  You may pay by credit card* as an added convenience .

Check back frequently to our website and join us on twitter @battleofomahaNE.

*a processing fee will be added to your shopping cart for the use of credit card.

For 10U - 14U only, please use the online registration link below that is highlighted in black.  If you do not have a current sportsengine account, it is very simple to create one.  You can also hover over the Connect icon on the Home Page,  then "For Coaches" to locate the paper registration form, tournament rules for ages 10U - 14U.

2021 Battle of Omaha Tournament 10U-14U Registration Open!

*July 6, 2020*

About the 2021 Battle of Omaha Youth Tournament

2021 Battle of Omaha is pleased to offer a non-sanctioning tournament for ages 10 - 14.  We offer 4 games for all ages, weather permitting.  We do our best to ensure everyone is able to attend the CWS each and every night as we do our best to be off the field by 5pm.  Regardless of weather, we do not play into the evening.

The tournament cost of $900.00 for all age group’s includes your entry fee, gate fee for players, coaches and fans, 1 book of 10 General Admission Tickets to the College World Series, and Nebraska State Sales Tax.   We do offer the option to all teams to purchase additional General Admission ticket books at cost.

As mentioned, you do not need to be sanctioned to any affiliation (CABA, USSSA, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc.) to play in the Battle of Omaha.  The tournament will aligned with each team playing 2 pool games then being split up by either playing in a Single Elimination Championship Bracket or a Single Elimination Consolation Bracket.  If a team loses its first bracket play game, they will get one more game.  Each pool of  4 will have a mix of Gold teams, Silver teams, and Bronze teams, based on what the mix is by age group.  We will do our best with what we have and try to keep states separate as well.  Awards will be given to the 1st and 2nd place teams from the championship bracket and consolation bracket. (the tournament format may be altered due to the number of teams entered in a specific age group) We have sold-out all ages the last four years. 

To help you to define the strength of your team, we provide you this example:

  • Gold Level: Generally your highest level select teams that travel out of state, play in multiple tournaments, pulls players from different areas, aka your Major Teams.
  • Silver Level: Generally your select teams that do travel and play in multiple tournaments, compete in many local tournaments, aka your AAA Teams.
  • Bronze Level: Generally your lower level select teams, or challenge teams, some travel, in-house affiliation along with an all-star picked to travel for tournaments,  play mostly local tournaments with certain number of games, aka your A/AA Teams.

Check out the Events icon for all the information for the 10U-14U age group ; click the Events icon, then "Tournaments", then "My Tournament".  Follow us on twitter @battleofomahaNE




The Battle of Omaha enters its 19th year of offering a competitive but yet affordable tournament option when teams and families alike travel to Omaha to become part of the College World Series experience and play some baseball as well.  

2021 Battle of Omaha Youth Tournament Dates

Session 1 -  10u/12u/14u/17u (June 17-19)

Session 2 -  11u/13u/15u/19 (June 21-23)

Session 3 -  10u/12u/13u/19u (June 24-26)


High school age events (15U - 19U)

Here in Nebraska we play Legion baseball for our 17 and 19uu groups.  Although we are under the Legion umbrella, we take teams of all affiliations for the Battle of Omaha.  The one cavat that we have is birthdate eligibility that we go by for these events.  

The 15u is a freshman / reserve type of event although we do have a lot of select teams that participate.  This past year we had 12 teams that competed.  Teams will play 3 pool play games with pool winners advancing to championship round.  Other teams will play a consolation game

The 17u, which is considered more of a JV type of tourney had 36 teams this past year.  A majority of the teams that play in this event are 15/16 year olds, Teams will play 5 pool play games with the pool winners advancing to the championship round

The 19u is a varsity style tourney.  This past year the midweek had 12 teams while the weekend event had 44.  Teams participating in the midweek will play 3 pool games while teams in the weekend event will play 5 pool games.  Pool winners in both events advance to the championship round

TD Ameritrade Park

TD Ameritrade Park Updates - CWS
TD Ameritrade Park is located at 1200 Mike Fahey Rd, named after Mayor Mike Fahey who was instrumental in getting the new stadium downtown.  Ameritrade will hold 24,000 fans.  The outfield backdrop shows the beautiful Omaha skyline.  Teams attending the Battle of Omaha events can purchase their general admission CWS tickets through the Battle of Omaha.  Tickets come in a booklet of 10 for $95.00.  The GA tickets are good for any game, however fans must wait in line to use them as they are first come, first serve.  They will allow the first 5,400 fans in the gates. To order your team tickets contact director Scott Hodges - on the High School side or Mike Reggio - on the Youth side.

Comments From the Battle of Omaha


Read some of the comments from the teams that participated in the 2019 Battle of Omaha...

"Great tournament, we had a blast!" (CA)

"Thanks for hosting our team this year at the Battle of Omaha, they had a really good time (MN)

"We appreciate all your help during the tournament, everything ran smooth even with the rain! (MN)

"We cannot tell you enough how well this tournament is put together; from the fields, to the umpires, and the site directors, everyone had the best interest in the kids; we will definitely be back (TX)

"Thanks for having us in your tournament, the boys had a great time!" (WI)

"I want to thank you for a great tournament, we had a great time". (CO)

"Great tournament!  We had a blast.  One of the best tournaments we have ever been to. (IN)

"Thanks for the great experience.  Very organized and the hotel choice was perfect! (TX)

"My son's had a wonderful time at the tournament.  With my youngest son turning 11 this year we look forward coming to Omaha again" (AK)


Scott Hodges

Tournament Director 15's - 18's

Phone: 402.203.7070

Mike Reggio

Tournament Director 10's - 14's

Phone: 402.616.7441