Spring In-House Baseball and Softball Registration is now OPEN! Early Bird Discount through January 31st!

Spring In-House Youth Baseball and Softball registration is now open, register now! Click here for Spring In-House Baseball Registration Click here for Spring Softball Registration Lake in the Hills Youth…

Winter Camps and All-Star team opportunity, LITHYAA Lightning

Happy Holidays! On behalf of the entire LITHYAA Board (www.lithyaa.org) we wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Holiday season! While baseball and softball season may seem like…

Thunder Travel Baseball – 11U Player Opportunity

Is your 11 year old interested in Travel Baseball? We have a new opening on our Thunder Travel Baseball 11U team. If you are interested in scheduling a private tryout…

Thunder Travel Baseball Tryouts – NOW OFFERING 8U!

Attention! Our Lake in the Hills Thunder Travel Baseball program will be hosting tryouts and/or offering private tryouts for the teams listed below.  This is a great chance to tryout…

15th Annual Brian Krueger Memorial Baseball Tournament – Letter from Krueger Family

WELCOME BACK (I HOPE) Yes, I think the 15th Brian Krueger Memorial Baseball Tournament (BKM) will happen this July (7-11) 2021, in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Therefore, I welcome…

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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.

Spring 2022 In-House Baseball and Softball Registration is now open!

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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 7th - 11th, 2021

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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