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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.

LZBSA 2016 Bear Claw Tournament

July 6th - 10th!  

The Bear Claw is a friendly and competitive tournament for in-house, post-season All-Star and part-time travel teams INCLUDING 8U!

•       Boys Ages: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U/14U (combined).
•       3 game minimum pool play (weather permitting)
•       Trophies awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams
•       Medals awarded to 3rd and 4th place teams 
•       MVP awards for every game!

For more info:

Lake Zurich Girls Fastpitch Softball Try Outs Announced!

Saturday August 6th!  Please check out the Lightning page for more details!

LZBSA 2016 Wood Bat Tournament

June 30th - July 4th 2016


  • Age Levels: 10U to 14U
  • Wood Bats are used
  • Eight teams maximum per age bracket
  • Full roster continuous batting order
  • Four games for each team planned, weather permitting

For more information:

Cougars 2017 Try Outs!

Save the date July 30-July 31st!  Details to be posted soon!

    Opening Day!


    2016 Fall Baseball

    Looking for more baseball in the fall?  Check back late July/early August for Fall Ball Registration.

    Get Connected!

    While all registrants should be receiving periodic email blasts, if you are interested in receiving Field Status text/email notifications and you aren't yet receiving them you will need to opt-in.  Because message rates may apply to text messages the system is a user opt-in, opt-out model.

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    - Text LZBSA to 84483
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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 15, 2016.
    • 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