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Grizzlies Part Time Travel Baseball


This program was created as an alternate to Full-Time Travel baseball yet more competitive than the LZBSA House League, for players in the U8, U9, U10, U12 and U14 age ranges and it has proven to be the key to successful early skill development. The goal of the Grizzlies Program is to help teach young players the fundamentals of fielding, hitting and overall game of baseball in an environment that is conducive to learning. The season begins in February with indoor practices, outside practices typically begin in March/April and will overlap of the house league and typically finishes in late July. (Most tournaments take place in June and July). Tryouts take place in the Fall in September. 

Players chosen for the Grizzlies Program are placed in age and developmentally appropriate pools, and later assigned to a specific team. As a group, they receive training with an emphasis on technical skill development. In order to be considered for the Grizzlies Program you must have first participated in the Lake Zurich Tyro, Minor or Majors house league. For information on try-out dates please contact the Grizzlies President.  The number of teams at each age level may vary depending on the number of players who tryout.

The Grizzlies also participate in the N60 or Northern Illinois All-Star League which is made up of teams from surrounding communities. Player can expect to play an additional 3-6 games within the N60 League. Depending on the age of your child, the Grizzlies will also play in 1-4 tournaments in the surrounding area (no more than 50 miles). This provides a fun and competitive extension to the house lease season. All home games are played on Lake Zurich Baseball fields (Staples, Lions etc..)

Description Number of Games Comments



Feb-April: 1x -2x per week

May-June: 1x-2x  per week during house league

June-Aug: up to 2x per week pending games 

House League Games 12 Not including the playoffs (~ 3 games) or Fall Ball (~ 8 games)
Non-Tournament Games 3-6 Against N60 or other area teams
Grizzlies inner squad games 3-5 Inner squad games designed for more instruction and stoppage to explain in game situations
Tournament Games 9-12 Will depend of age division.  Expect (3) Tournaments
TOTALS 27-35  


2023 Grizzlies Tryout Dates Announced

Grizzlies Team Tryouts will take place on Saturday August 13th at Staples Park. Please find your age division below for your tryout time.

  • U13-U14: 9:00am-10:30am
  • U11-U12: 10:30m-Noon
  • U8, U9 and U10: Noon-1:30pm

To register for the 2023 Grizzlies Tryouts please CLICK HERE.

For more information about the Grizzlies Program you can visit the Grizzlies webpage. 

Grizzlies Pricing Breakdown

Team House League Cost Grizzlies Cost Indoor Cost Total Cost
U8 $290* $300** $275 $865
U9 $310* $325** $325 $960
U10 $310* $325** $325 $960
U11 $310* $325** $325 $960
U12 $310* $325** $325 $960
U14 $310* $325** $325 $960


*The house league fee includes the early bird discounted rate.

**The fee includes tournament  registration fees, travel league fees, umpire fees, uniforms and field maintenance. 

Indoor cost is only an estimate. Practices are at coach’s discretion and could differ from age group. This estimate is based on 1 practice per week starting in February and ending at the end of April.

JR  Kyes

JR Kyes

Grizzlies President

Grizzlies Team Pages

U8 Grizzlies Black

Coach Rosenbarger

U8 Grizzlies Blue

Coach Kocher

U9 Grizzlies Blue

Coach Evans

U10 Grizzlies

Coach Kyes

U14 Grizzlies

Coach Fiorita