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2016 Fall & 2017 Season Lightning Try Outs August 6th!

The Lake Zurich Lightning Girls Travel Fastpitch Softball will be holding tryouts for the 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring seasons on August 6th according to the following schedule:

10U    10am - Girls who will be 9 or 10 years old as of December 31, 2016. Arrive 9am for registration/warmups!

12U    Noon - Girls who will be 11 or 12 years old as of December 31, 2016.  Arrive 11am for registration/warmups!

14U    2pm - Girls who will be 13 or 14 years old as of December 31,2016.  Arrive 1pm for registration/warmups!

16U  4pm - Girls who will be 15 or 16 years old as of December 31, 2016.  Arrive 3pm for registration/warmups!


All tryouts will take place at Heritage Oaks Park, on Kruckenburg Rd in Hawthorn Woods (Between Midlothian and Fairfield Rds).  In the event of rain, signs will be placed at the softball field indicating postponement.  Tryout rain date will be Sunday, August 7th at the same times.  If you have any questions, call Lightning President Rich Keller at (847) 809-0190

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.

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