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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.

We are in our last 3 weeks of Fall Ball, so enjoy the games!


Pitch, Hit & Run

On September 18th three LZBSA players represented us in the MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run regional competition.  We had one 2nd place finisher and 2 first place finishers.

Congratulations to Alaina Krzeminski (14U) and Piper Hessenthaler (8U) won first place and Zachary Santner (11U/12U) who took home second place

Alaina and Piper are now eligible for the national competition and finalists will be selected at the end of September.

LZBSA to add a Director of Instruction to Board for 2022 Season

LZBSA is re instituting the Director of Instruction board role starting this fall to impact our 2022 season and beyond

This is exciting news as role will be geared towards improved experience and development of our LZ softball and baseball players.  While scope of the role is to impact all players in LZ, the major focus will be on our house and part time travel teams (Grizzlies and Storm).  The methodology will be working with our coaches to develop better age appropriate skill developing practice plans; as well as run our off season clinics for our players and coaches.

New and exciting things are coming. Find out more about what the Director of Instruction will bring to the LZBSA. 

Grizzlies Part-Time Travel Program - 2022 Season

The LZBSA and the Part Time Travel Grizzlies Program are making significant changes to the Part Time Grizzlies Program starting in 2022. The Grizzlies Program was originally created as an extension to the LZBSA House League season, we now see a demand for an alternative to our Full Time Cougars program for either the players and families that do not want to make a full-time baseball commitment or for those players that need additional player and skill development with the goals to play full time travel.  

The Grizzlies Program is dedicated to provide a competitive program that is focused on player development, not wins and losses or tournament placement. With that as out main goal, we recognized that our programs practices to game rations did not align with that goal. So, staring in the 2022 season the Grizzlies program will be holding its tryouts in the fall, extending invitations to player in the fall, finalizing team in the fall and beginning training and practices in the winter. These winter training sessions are the major change, and we believe focusing on the individual players skill development throughout the winter will assist our players improve and make sure they are ready for the Spring season when it starts. The LZBSA will also be having the winter training academy for all age level and the Grizzlies players will be welcome to attend these sessions.


Tryouts took place on September 13th & 14th. If you were unable to tryout and wish to be considered for the Grizzlies 2022 Program, please reach out to JR Kyes, Grizzlies President at

We are still in need of a manager for the U9 and U12 age divisions. If you wish to be a manager of one of these teams, please reach out JR Kyes, Grizzlies President at

For more information about the Grizzlies Program, you can find information on the Grizzlies Page at  or you can reach out to me directly.

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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