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Welcome to the Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association provides recreational, part-time and full time travel baseball and fast-pitch softball programs for the youth of Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove and adjacent communities. Dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable 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.

Our 2022 House League Registration is officially open for Softball and Baseball.  Registration is also open for our Spring Challenger Program.  

This week marks the beginning of our winter sessions.  Our travel teams have just begun their winter practice sessions and we have several clinics to chose from for those players that want to start learning and practicing for the spring.   LZ  softball is offering several clinics for hitting , fielding and pitching.  Our neighbors in Wauconda are also offering one time baseball pitching clinics and a co ed catchers clinic.

Please reach out to your league president with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the Lake Zurich Fields soon!  

Enjoy the Holidays and have a great winter!

Wauconda Baseball Pitching Clinics and Co Ed Catching Clinic

Wauconda Baseball and Softball is offering a baseball pitching clinic and a  co ed catchers clinic for those who are interested.  For either clinic, you will need to sign up on the LYAA website and register to get the insurance waiver.  Links are below.


Dear WBS families

We hope everyone is doing well and having a nice New Year so far. We are excited to announce this Baseball Pitching Clinic, which will focus on improving and enhancing the mechanics necessary to become an effective baseball pitcher. Participants will take part in drills geared towards improving their overall pitching skills. You do not have to be registered for the 2022 season yet to attend, but you do have to register for the clinic that applies to your child's current grade.

Instructors for this session are none other than two of our very own former Bulldogs!

**WBS (LYAA) and Wauconda High School alumni Kevin Malisheski and Rich Mascheri will be leading this clinic. We are excited to welcome them back to help our youth program!
Kevin is currently in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization while Rich Mascheri was most recently playing for the Chicago Dogs, and was previously part of the New York Yankees organization!

**Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time to sign in. Players will need their glove, gym shoes, and comfortable clothing, along with a Covid face mask.  Please bring water or something to drink as well please**

We have 2x sessions:

Thu, Jan 27th


Wauconda High School Main Gym

Grades 1st-4th



Thu, Feb 3rd


Wauconda High School Main Gym

Grades 5th-8th




We also have a Co-Ed Catchers clinic.  The instructor for this clinic is a friend of the program, Dan Colucci, who is the varsity baseball coach for Lake Park High School and was a NCAA Division 1 catcher.  Please bring your own gear to the clinic

**We are excited to announce the following Co-ed Catchers Clinic:
Youth Baseball / Softball Catching Clinic, Feb 2nd $30

Wed Feb 2


Wauconda High School Main Gym

8u and up



Sign up now at or

Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

WBS Executive Board

Softball Academy Registration is now OPEN!

Lake Zurich Softball is excited to announce our Winter Softball Academy. This year we are offering 3 Winter Sessions:

Hitting/Fielding Winter Session: Jan 26th - March 16th 

Pitching Winter Session #1: Jan. 29th -Feb 19th

Pitching Winter Session #2: Feb 26th - March 19th 

Visit the LZBSA Training Academy page for more information and to register. 

2022 Baseball, Softball & Challenger Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the 2022 Lake Zurich Baseball, Softball and Challenger Program is now officially open. Register today for the early bird discount.

To register please click the button below.

2022 Lake Zurich Bear Claw Tournament Dates Announced

The dates for the Annual Lake Zurich Bear Claw Baseball Tournament have been announced. 

July 6th - July 10th

The Bear Claw Tournament is open to all All-Star/Part-Time Travel Baseball Teams.

Age Divisions: U8, U9, U10, U12 and U13/U14.

To get more information or to register visit the Bear Claw Tournament page or find us on the Bear Claw Tourney Machine page now.



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    Contact Us

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