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Lightning Travel Softball

The Lightning Travel program provides a top quality softball experience for the girls in Lake Zurich and surrounding communities. Lightning Softball is part the Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Assoc, a non-profit organization run primarily by parent volunteers. 

We are passionate about developing competitive softball players. We are equally passionate about the development of our young athletes as whole persons. Success in softball, and in life after softball, is dependent on being balanced in body, mind and spirit.

 We use pursuit of team & personal softball success to prepare our players for the challenges of life, both on and off the field.

 Body – Softball is a physical came that takes instruction, training and repetition to master. A player’s progress toward mastery helps her learn about her physical self and the key role of physical fitness in the enjoyment life.

 Mind – Softball creates situations that place players under mental & emotional pressure. Developing the ability to positively channel emotions and maintain mental discipline on the field carries over into all aspects of life.

Spirit – The process of maturing includes a dawning awareness that one is not the center of the universe and that we are blessed to live in better circumstances than most people  in the world. A focus on team over self and whole team participation in community service projects helps our young athletes learn these truths.

Use the left side menu links to explore the Lightning Philosophy, FAQ, and Fall Fundraiser pages.

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 and Tuesday August 1st.  Details are as follows:

Saturday July 29th @ Staples 1

          10u:            9a – 11a

          11u /12u:   10:30a – 12:30p

          13u / 14u:  12p – 2p

          16u:            1:30p – 3:30p


Sunday July 30th @ Staples 1

          10u:            9a – 11a

          11u /12u:   10:30a – 12:30p

          13u / 14u:  12p – 2p

          16u:            1:30p – 3:30p


Tuesday August 1st @ Staples 1

          10u / 11u / 12u:  5:30p – 7p

          13u / 14u / 16u:  6:30p – 8p


NOTE:  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to get loose.  Age group will be determined by daughter’s age as of 12/31/17.


Players can pre-register for tryouts at:


Click here for more information on Lightning Travel Softball

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Freeland at

Field Maps

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