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Lightning (Full-time Travel)

What is Lombard Lightning Baseball?

Lombard Lightning is Lombard’s Full Time Travel League and the highest level of competition Lombard Baseball has to offer.  The league focuses on fundamentals, team play, and character development.  Lightning teams play in travel leagues in the Chicagoland area as well as local and out of state tournaments. Lightning teams will consist of a minimum of 70% players from Lombard and Villa Park. We are a local organization that will develop local players as they prepare for High School. 

How Do I Play For the Lombard Lightning?

Teams are formed from tryouts that occur in mid-July for the following Spring’s season.  Tryouts and roster selections will be determined by third-party independent evaluators from the Chicago White Sox Baseball Academy.  Rosters will be 11-12 players for the younger teams and rosters will be determined by the manager and Program Director for the high school aged teams.  There will be 1 team per age level, but if there is an abundance of talent at an age level the Lombard Baseball League Executive Board will determine if a 2nd team can be approved.  Additional teams at an age level will be evaluated on a year to year basis.  Teams will be managed by volunteers that are approved by the Program Director and the Lombard Baseball League Executive Board.

When Are Tryouts?

PLEASE NOTE, PLAYERS WILL BE TRYING OUT FOR THE AGE THAT HE/SHE WILL BE IN FOLLOWING SEASON. YOUR CHILD’S PLAYING AGE IS THEIR AGE ON APRIL 30, 2022.  ALL PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAY WITH THEIR GRADE LEVEL, BUT EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE UP UNTIL 12U.  ONCE A PLAYER HAS REACHED 13U, THEY MUST PLAY WITH THEIR GRADE LEVEL.

Lightning tryout dates  will be posted on the registration page. Registration is closed for the 2022 season. Tryouts for the 2023 season will be in summer 2023.

What Is the Expected Commitment?

Once teams are formed in July, players may play fall ball in the Lombard Travel Fall Ball League that starts in late August and goes through October.  Teams will then partake in a variety of off season workouts.  Lighting games will begin in early April and go through the end of July.  Most age groups will travel out of town for at least one tournament.  The 11U team will participate in the Omaha Slumpbuster Tournament during the College World Series in June and our 12U team will travel to Cooperstown, NY during June of July to compete at the Allstar Village complex.

How Much Are The Players Fees for Lightning?

Each Lightning player will have a baseline fee of $1300 for residents of Lombard/Villa Park. Players from outside the Lombard/Villa Park area will have a baseline fee of $1500. There is also a PITCHER ONLY (PO) option of $750.  This covers uniforms, league fees, a portion of off season conditioning, insurance and some tournament entry fees.  Teams traveling out side of the state can expect to incur more costs. The Lombard Baseball League Executive Board can increase player fees prior to the start of a new season. 

Tournaments in Lombard

Thank you for your interest in playing in a Lightning tournament in Lombard. All tournaments are  listed on TourneyMachine.com, search Lombard.

Lombard Lightning Spring Swing

April 21-24, 2022

9 and 10u: $450

11 to 14u: $500

Champions & runners up receive rings. 

Register by 12/31/2021 save $50- use code LL2021$50

 

Lombard Lightning Memorial Day Throw Down 

May 26 - 29, 2022

9 and 10u: $450

11 to 14u: $500

Champions & runners up receive rings. 

Register by 12/31/2021 save $50- use code LL2021$50

 

Lombard Lightning Father's Day Tournament

June 16 -19, 2022

9 and 10u: $450

11 to 14u: $500

Champions & runners up receive rings. 

Register by 12/31/2021 save $50- use code LL2021$50

 

Lombard Lightning Independence Day Tournament 

June 30  -July 3, 2022

9 and 10u: $450

11 to 14u: $500

Champions & runners up receive rings. 

Register by 12/31/2021 save $50- use code LL2021$50

 

Additional Discounts available for multi-tournament entry and multiple age level entries per tournament.  Please contact Jake Lavin @ jlavin03@gmail.com for further discounts.


LOMBARD BASEBALL LEAGUE

PO BOX 1174 
LOMBARD, ILLINOIS 60148