Lake In The Hills Youth Athletic Association and Thunder Travel Program

McHenry County's premier in-house and travel baseball and softball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old

Without question, LITHYAA is one of the most recognized and respected in-house and travel baseball and softball programs in the McHenry County area. We welcome everyone regardless of residency, school district, ability or financial means.






Thunder Travel Baseball


Lightning All-Star Baseball

Our Story

The Lake in the Hills Youth Athletic Association (LITHYAA) is a community-based youth sports organization offering 5 to 18 year-olds an opportunity to learn and play baseball or softball. Founded in 1952 as Lake in the Hills Baseball, this volunteer organization continues to offer an outlet for kids and parents from Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, and beyond to develop athletic skills, socialize with their peers and have some fun at the ballpark.


Brian Krueger Memorial Tournament July 12th - 14th, 2024

Each year the Lake in the Hills Youth Athletic Association holds a tournament to celebrate the life of Brian Krueger and to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer. Fifty percent of the profits from this tournament are donated to organizations like the Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center to support the patients and families battling pediatric brain cancer.

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