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Rookie League

NOTE:  The Rookie League schedule will be out by the end of May.

The LZBSA Rookie League is our entry level for baseball and softball.  It is a non-competitive league comprised of boys and girls who are ages 5 years old by December 31st of the current year and Kindergarteners. 

The league is designed to teach children the basic elements of throwing, fielding, running, and batting.  Teams will cover such topics as where to stand in the field, which direction to run, how to throw a baseball, how to hold a bat, etc.   It is an underhand coach pitch league that consists of approximately 12 games (twice per week, 1 weekday and 1 Saturday or Sunday). Each game is broken down into two parts.  The first 30 minutes of each game is designed around instruction of the various skills being taught.  The second part is a 3 inning game that usually lasts about 1 hour.  

After registration is completed, all participants are placed on a team by the league President.  While we cannot guarantee that any two players will be placed on the same team, we do accept requests to pair players and will accommodate it whenever possible.  The season runs from June through early August.  All players will receive a hat and tee shirt that is theirs to keep.




Boys and Girls age 5 years by December 31st of current year or in Kindergarten

Competitive Level


Time Commitment

2 games per week (one during the week and one on Saturday or Sunday)

Number of Regular Season Games

12 games



Team Selection:

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



April 30th, 2018

Early Bird Registration Ends

Late May

Coaches notify players of their team selection

Early June

Practices Begin

Mid June Games Begin 

June 24th

Team Picture Day


Rookie Fields

Field Hotline: 847-604-3860 #1

Weekday game cancellations will be announced by 4pm on the Field Hotline. If games are NOT canceled before 4pm then any weather occurring after 4pm will be an on field decision and will be made by the managers and umpires only.


Braemar Park

Barrington, Illinois 60010

Located at West Cuba Rd. and Berkshire Ln or W. Deerpath.  It is approximately 1/4 mile west of Ela Rd.  Parking is permitted on the street adjacent to the park.

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Knox Park

280 Knox Park Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Located at the corner of Route 22 (Main St.) and Telser Rd.  Parking is not permitted on Route 22.  However, there is a parking lot south of the intersection.

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Staples Park

Red Bridge and Farm Bridge, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

Formerly known as Sarah Adams Park.  It is the home to 6 ball fields and a concession stand.  It is located at the corner of Red Bridge and Farm Bridge Roads.  Parking is permitted on the east side of Red Bridge Road, in the Staples parking lot or Sarah Adams School parking which can be accessed off of Old Mill Grove Road.  Portable toilets are available.

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Staples Park (aka Sarah Adams)


Text LZBSAROOKIE to 84483 to receive alerts






Rookie League Rules