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Welcome to the Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association provides quality 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 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.

Our 2021 Fall Ball Registration is now open. Fall Baseball and Softball will run from the weekend after Labor Day through the last weekend in  October.  Format is usually one game per week (most leagues play on Sunday) and potentially one practices per week.

LZBSA is also proud to open registration for our 2021 Fall Challenger Program!  Players ages 4 to 18 with intellectual, behavioral and/ or physical challenges are welcome to participate.  You can register a player in the Fall Ball registration link.

 We are also looking for Buddies ages 11 and up to partner and mentor our Challenger players.   Please go to our Challenger section to sign up as a buddy.


2022 Cougars Tryouts!

2022 Cougars Full-Time Travel Tryouts Date are set:

Saturday 7/17

  • 9U     12pm
  • 13U    2pm

Rain out date 7/18 

  • 9U     12pm
  • 13U    2pm

Saturday 7/24

  • 10U 10  AM
  • 11U  12 PM
  • 12U  2 PM
  • 14Y  4 PM

Rain out date 7/25

  • 10U 10  AM
  • 11U  12 PM
  • 12U  2 PM
  • 14U  4 PM



Please use the below link to register for the tryouts

For questions please reach out to Peter Annis at

2022 Lightning Softball Tryouts!

2022 Lightning Full-Time Travel Tryouts will take place on July 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 26th.

To find the specific dates per age please click here.

For questions please reach out to Doug Homuth at

Remembering Frederick D. Martin III

Frederick D. Martin III

Fred Martin was very active in our organization back when it was known as Lake Zurich Youth Baseball Association.  He served as Commissioner for several years back in the early 1990’s, as well as managed and coached his two children.  Our program is what it is today thanks to people like Fred who gave of his time and talents for the benefit of our children and grandchildren as they are now playing in our program.  Fred Martin’s company, Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning, has been a sponsor of LZBSA for many years. 

Our deepest condolences go out to the Martin Family. Fred will be missed. 

Former Lake Zurich Cougar headed to the Blue Jays in 13th round of MLB Draft

Congrats to Matt Svanson, former LZBSA player and Cougar has was selected 392nd overall by the Toronto Blue Jays  in the 13th Round of the 2021 MLB Draft Tuesday afternoon. 

The Hawthorn Woods, Ill. native was electric throughout this past season, cementing himself as the Patriot League's most consistent starting pitcher by year's end. Svanson posted a record of 4-4 with a league-best 2.30 ERA in 12 starts. He struck out 65 batters, walked 24 in 70.1 innings, holding hitters to a .222 batting average.

You can read the full story here.

2021 Fall Ball & Challenger Registration Now Open

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If you have good pictures of your teams or players, we are always looking for pictures to post on the website and our social media pages.  Send them to

    Contact Us

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