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Cougars Travel Baseball


Cougars Travel Baseball

Cougars teams compete at the 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U levels (ages 7-14) in spring/ summer league and tournament play.

The Goal of the Cougars Program is to support those players that want to take their baseball playing experience to the next level, compete in leagues and tournaments, develop skills and enjoy the game of baseball.  Each Cougars Team can have a minimum of 11 players and a maximum of 15 players. Players can anticipate approximately 45-65 games per season, this will vary by age group and how competitive each team is during tournament play

League Games: The Cougars typically participate in the Mid-Suburban League (MSBL), McHenry Travel League. These leagues are made up of the Elite Level, A Level and B Level program in the surrounding areas. Each Cougars Team will play around the Lake and Cook Counties and will play approximately 8-14 league games (half home, half away)

Tournaments: In addition to league play, each Cougars team will participate in 4-5 tournaments. Teams will be placed in tournaments based on the individual team’s skill level. For questions about what tournaments you can expect, please reach out to the Manager for your age division on that teams home page.

Each team has a volunteer Head Coach, selected by the Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association.  Player package includes Winter Training, Spring/ Summer Season, Tournament Registration Fees and Uniform Package. 

Schedule: the following is a typical season schedule in our youth program (varies by age):

  • January - March: indoor team practices (2 times per week)
  • April - June: regular season games and tournaments (1 weekday game and 1 weekend, not including tournament play)
  • June - July: league playoffs, late-season tournaments (1 weekday game and 1 weekend, not including tournament play)

Fall Baseball:

During the regular spring/summer baseball season, we expect that the Cougars team is our players’ first sports priority. However, the LZBSA encourage our players to participate in other sports as well.

The Lake Zurich Baseball Association offers a Fall House League, and any Cougars Player is required to participate in one season of Fall Baseball.

For travel baseball -Age 2020-21 Class

U9 - 3rd Grade 
U10 - 4th Grade 
U11 - 5th Grade 
U12 - 6th Grade 
U13 - 7th Grade 
U14 - 8th Grade 

 

A May 1st cutoff is used to determine you age, for example, any 4th grader (in 4th grade on April 1, 2021) who would turn 11 after May 1st of 2021 would be eligible for the 10-year-old team (u10).

U11 Cougars take 1st Place at Vernon Hills Memorial Day Tournament

U11 Cougars take 1st Place at Vernon Hills Memorial Day Tournament

U12 Cougars Take 2nd at Memorial Day Tournament

U12 Cougars Take 2nd at Memorial Day Tournament


Peter Annis

Peter Annis

Travel Baseball President