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Welcome to the Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association

LZBSA provides quality baseball and fastpitch softball programs for the youth of Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove and adjacent communities. Dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable recreation and travel programs that teach a love for the game of baseball/softball, we stress game fundamentals, sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork, and a competitive spirit, all of which assist our youth in becoming responsible and productive adults.

2017 Fall Ball Registration!

Registration is open until August 15th!

LZBSA Fall Ball is an instructional league intended to prepare players for the next spring season. 

  • Tyro and Minor league games will be played on Sundays, beginning September 10th. LZBSA is currently securing games with surrounding communities for both the Major and Pony leagues.
  • Softball games will be played on Saturday or Sunday, dependent on the municipality(s) that we partner with, and the number of softball teams we are able to field. Additionally, there may be one to two practices per week (dependent on team). 

2018 Cougars (Full Time Travel) Baseball Tryouts

  • Tryouts for Cougars baseball (10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U) will be held Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th.
  • Tryouts for 15/16U will be held on Monday, August 7th.
  • Alternate tryout dates are:
    • Wednesday, July 26th (12U-14U)
    • Monday, July 31st (10U-14U)
    • Wednesday, August 2nd (10U-14U)

Players please pre-register for tryouts at:

For more info on Cougars tryouts, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hilton,

2018 Lightning Fastpitch Softball Tryouts

Tryouts for Lightning Softball (10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and 16U) will be held Saturday July 29th, Sunday July 30th, Tuesday August 1st and Wednesday August 2nd. 

For more details and to pre-register for tryouts:

Click here for more information on Lightning Travel Softball

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Freeland at


Seeking Lightning Travel Softball Managers for 2018

LZBSA is looking for full time travel managers for Lightning Fastpitch Softball.  If you are interested in managing a team in 2018, please send an email expressing interest and a short coaching bio to: 

Jeremy Freeland at

More information on the Lightning Travel program can be found at:


Congrats to Lucas Foley, Jonathan Fleaka, and Ryan Kondrad for winning Fastest Double Play Event in Cooperstown Skills Competition.

Congrats to 8U Grizzlies for 2nd place at the LZBSA Bear Claw!

9u Bronze Champions in the Grant (GTAAA) Bulldog Memorial Day Tournament

8U White Cary CHAMPS!

14U Cougars Black take 2nd in St. Charles!

14U Cougars Black take 2nd in St. Charles!

13U Cougars 2nd Place Buffalo Grove Dalton Hinkle Memorial Slugfest

Congrats to our 12U Cougars White team who finish in top 16 at Cooperstown with 6-3 record.

Congrats to the Lake Zurich Thunder 2017 Filly League Softball Champs!

Congrats to 9U Grizzlies for 3rd place at the LZBSA Bear Claw!

10U Cougars Wisconsin Dells Champs!

Tyro Championship Game

Cougars 11U White takes 2nd place in KWBA 2017 Bulldog Classic!

12U Blue Cougars 2nd Place Vernon Hills Spring Bee Tourney

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    Field Status Updates

    Field Hotline: 847-604-3860 #1
    Weekday game cancellations announced by 4pm. If games are NOT canceled before 4pm then any weather occurring after 4pm will be an onfield decision and will be made by the managers and umpires only.

    LZBSA General Information

    The program is designed for players ages 5 through 19.

    • Uniform shirts and hats/visors are provided at all levels.   Team equipment includes batting helmets and catcher’s gear.
    • Players are required to bring their own baseball/softball glove and recommended to purchase baseball pants.
    • The season begins with practices in *early to mid April.  Games begin in early May and run through June.
    • League evaluations begin in February (date and time vary by league)
    • Picture Day is May 7, 2017.
    • Post-season tournament tryouts in June.
    • Post-season tournament teams play through July.
    • Rookie league starts mid-June and runs through the first Saturday of August.

    *Please note: dates are subject to change based on weather and field conditions.

    Contact Us

    P.O. Box 411, Lake Zurich, IL 60047