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Junior League

The LZBSA Junior Softball League is designed for 3rd and 4th grade girls who wish to experience the complete game of fastpitch softball in a recreational setting. 
 

Our development goals for players in this league are:

  • Playing several different positions to learn fundamentals
  • Exposure to live pitching (including windmill form, called balls and strikes) and base stealing
  • Developing awareness of game situations
  • Developing personal self confidence
  • Having fun in a team environment!

Our teams at this level play in a combined league with teams from Barrington Youth Softball, playing a 12-15 game regular season schedule. The teams are formed through a player draft and requests to pair players are communicated at the draft but not guaranteed.  The regular season is followed by a playoff to determine a league champion.  There is also an all-star game at this level.  Depending on interest, the league may also include a post-season travel all-star team in which players must try out to be selected.  They typically play in 2-3 "away" tournaments.

JUNIOR LEAGUE QUICK FACTS

Eligibility

Girls in Grades 3 & 4

Competitive Level

Moderate

Time Commitment

2-3 games or practices per week

Number of Regular Season Games

12 - 15 games
No rain makeups unless the team will not complete a target of 12 games.

Tournament

Double Elimination Tournament held in late June

Travel Games

7-8 regular season games will be played in Barrington

League Partner

Barrington

Team Selection:

All registered players are evaluated and drafted to a team. Coach and Friend requests are considered but not guaranteed.

JUNIOR LEAGUE IMPORTANT DATES

January 31

Early Bird Registration Ends

 

 

Mid-March

Coaches notify players of their team selection

Beginning of April

Practices Begin

Late April

Opening Day Events

Late April - mid June

Regular Season Games

May 6

Team Picture Day

mid to late June

End of Season Tournament

Late June

Junior League All-Star Game

JON HARTMANN

JUNIOR LEAGUE PRESIDENT

Phone: 773-502-6325