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Tyro League


The LZBSA Tyro Softball League is designed for 1st and 2nd grade girls who have an interest in playing and learning softball and want to have fun with friends. While we work to build a foundation of fundamental skills, our true goal is to instill a love for the game.  

  • Tyro is a “coach pitch” league where each team selects an adult to pitch underhand to their own team with the opposing team playing the field.
  • Girls are encouraged to play several different positions and a continuous batting order is used.
  • Official scores and standings are not kept. There is no playoff or Championship game at the season’s end.
  • 2nd graders are invited to play in an All-Star Game toward the end of the season.
  • For girls interested in extending the softball season and playing in a bit more competitive environment, LZBSA will look to field a post-season tournament team based on interest and skill level. The team will play in 2 – 3 weekend tournaments in July.  Interested girls will try-out for this team.
  • No experience is necessary or expected of Tyro players. All are welcome.

‚ÄčOur teams at this level play in a combined league with teams from Barrington and Cary Youth Softball, playing a 15-18 game regular season schedule. There is also an all-star game for 2nd grade girls at this level.   During the month of April, you will have 2-3 practices per week, practices will be held during the week and on the weekends.  May and June will be when games are played with the same format, 2-3 games per week.  We do not make up any rainouts.



Girls in 1st and 2nd Grade

Uniform The league provides a shirt and socks. 

Competitive Level


Time Commitment

2 -3 games or practices per week (1-2 during the week and 1-2 on the weekend).

Number of Regular Season Games

15- 18 games
No rain makeups



Travel Games

All games will be played either in Lake Zurich, Cary, or in Barrington

League Partners:

Barrington and Cary

Team Selection:

All registered players are placed on teams based on neighborhood/schools. Coach and Friend requests are almost always accommodated, but not guaranteed.


Feb 28,

Early Bird Registration Ends.  If teams are filled after 2/28, you will be placed on our waiting list.


Coaches notify players of their team selection

April 1

Practices Begin

TBD Post Season Tryouts 

April 28th

Opening Day 

May 1 – June 24th

Regular Season Games

May 5

Team Picture Day, Time TBD

June 16th All-Star Game (Father's Day) Early Evening

July 1 – July 31

Post-Season Tournament dependent on interest and skill level – try-outs required

Late June Fall Ball Registration Opens
Late August/Early Sept Fall Ball Begins - Games start after Labor Day.  Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday in Lake Zurich, Barrington, and Cary.