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Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association Inc. 501c (3).

Since 1998, Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association (LZBSA) has been a local non profit organization that provides the youth of our community (Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Deer Park, Echo Lake, Forest Lakes, North Barrington) participatory baseball and softball activities.  Our objectives are to teach the fundamental skills of the game through competition, sportsmanship in winning and losing, team participation, courage and loyalty. 

LZBSA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which supports athletic programs for 1,000 boy and girls ages 5-18 each year.  Our organization does not have the benefit of a park district for field and equipment up keep, so we rely heavily on local participation to fund the organization through registration fees, fund raising activities and the generosity of local business owners via sponsorships.

The LZBSA Board is comprised of enthusiastic, energetic volunteers that look to serve our local community youth. Board members oversee a specific league or particular aspect of our organization and help make decisions that guide the direction of the organization as a whole.

 

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association Board Mission

  • Identify, recruit and retain the best volunteer coaches to provide a quality experience for both the players and parents
  • Provide players with a quality learning experience, proper instruction for playing the game, high-quality equipment and facilities to ensure the safest playing environment possible
  • Ensure each player realizes their personal potential within a positive team environment
  • Promote positive family involvement in the LZBSA experience
  • Prepare each player within their individual potential to compete at the next level of baseball/softball

 

LZBSA offers various types of baseball and softball programs so a wide variety of children can participate

In House: Baseball & Softball

Our house league goal is for the players to have fun while continuing developing their skills, demonstrating respect for others and learning how to compete by doing their best and playing hard.  Season (s) are comprised of Spring and Fall.

Part Time Travel: Baseball & Softball

Our part time program is designed for players in our in house program that want to test and develop their skills in a more competitive fashion.  The program consists of games with local part time travel teams as well as local tournament play.  The program consists of the “Storm” for Softball and the “Grizzlies” for baseball.

Full Time Travel: Baseball & Softball 

Our full time travel program is designed for players that want to develop their skills and play other competitive programs. The program is almost year round and includes multiple tournaments including out of state.  The program consists of the “Lightening” for Softball and the “Cougars” for baseball.

Challenger

This program, established in 1989 by Little League International, provides an opportunity for mentally and/or physically challenged youth to enjoy the game of baseball.  By partnering with "buddies," participants learn the basics of the game and most importantly, are afforded a rewarding and memorable experience for all those involved.

Blue Crew

Blue Crew provides local youth with the opportunity to show leadership and responsibility as an umpire for LZBSA.  The participants will be trained to be an umpire, and for many will be their first paid working experience. 

 


LZBSA Board Positions

The Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association is seeking enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors. Board members are elected and serve one-year terms.
 

If you know a Board member, feel free to reach out to that member directly.

 

As a board member you will oversee a specific league or particular aspect of our organization and help make decisions that guide the direction of the organization as a whole. Position responsibility descriptions can be found at the LZBSA website, on the Board page.  

 
The Board is a truly great group of dedicated individuals. New members can count on help and support from the veterans. The Association has been running these programs for years, so while there are new challenges every year, lots of processes & mechanics are in place.
 
This truly is a great opportunity to contribute to our community and help provide baseball and softball programs for our youth.  
 
Please consider joining our board!!!! We need you!!!
 
Philip Coughlin
Commissioner, LZBSA

Board Positions

The Board of Directors includes the following Positions:

  • Commissioner
  • Vice Commissioner Softball
  • Vice Commissioner Baseball
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Property Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Umpire-In-Chief
  • Tournament Director
  • Webmaster
  • League Presidents (for each of the age groups)
  • Part Time Travel Presidents (Grizzlies Baseball & Storm Softball)
  • Travel Presidents (Cougars Baseball & Lightning Softball)

Click below for a document containing Role Descriptions


Executive Committee

PHILIP COUGHLIN

COMMISSIONER

Phone: 203-598-1494

KEVIN MURPHY

KEVIN MURPHY

VICE COMMISSIONER, BASEBALL

Phone: 847-997-2861

NATASHIA DANNEGGER

NATASHIA DANNEGGER

SECRETARY

JOE FIORITA

JOE FIORITA

VICE COMMISSIONER, SOFTBALL

Phone: 847-804-7926

KEVIN BRAGAW

KEVIN BRAGAW

TREASURER


Board of Directors

PHILIP  COUGHLIN

PHILIP COUGHLIN

ACTING TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

CORY WOODEN

CORY WOODEN

PROPERTY MANAGER

PETER ANNIS

PETER ANNIS

TRAVEL BOYS PRESIDENT

MERRY REED

MERRY REED

WEBMASTER

DAVE SCHMELTZER

DAVE SCHMELTZER

CHALLENGER PRESIDENT

NICK SAVIANO

NICK SAVIANO

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

DOUG HOMUTH

DOUG HOMUTH

PRESIDENT, PART TIME TRAVEL SOFTBALL

DOUG HOMUTH

DOUG HOMUTH

TRAVEL GIRLS PRESIDENT

Philip COUGHLIN

Philip COUGHLIN

ACTING UMPIRE IN CHIEF

MATT CAMPBELL

MATT CAMPBELL

DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING

JR KYES

JR KYES

PRESIDENT, PART TIME TRAVEL BASEBALL


League Presidents

SCOTT THERIAULT

SCOTT THERIAULT

ROOKIE LEAGUE PRESIDENT

BILL ANGELO

BILL ANGELO

TYRO BASEBALL PRESIDENT

NICK EVANS

NICK EVANS

MINOR LEAGUE PRESIDENT

JOHN EBERLE

JOHN EBERLE

MAJOR LEAGUE PRESIDENT

Kevin MURPHY

Kevin MURPHY

ACTING PONY & COLT LEAGUE PRESIDENT

EG HESSENTHALER

EG HESSENTHALER

TYRO SOFTBALL PRESIDENT

ARI BARNETT

ARI BARNETT

JUNIOR LEAGUE PRESIDENT

DOUG HOMUTH

DOUG HOMUTH

INTERMEDIATE & FILLY LEAGUE PRESIDENT

Annual Audits

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association Bylaws