Founder's Day Parade Pictures

A BIG thank you to the AAYO Board Members who attended and organized the parade, as well as all kids that joined us. Here are some pictures. 

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2016 Fall Ball Registration


Fall Ball Registration is now open

Registration will be open thru July 31st. The Fall season will run Mid-August thru October. All ages will be set for the next season.

Visit the Player & Coach Registration tab on this page to register to play or volunteer for the season

Founder's Day Parade Reminder

The Algonquin Founder's Day Parade is this Saturday, July 30th. 

Lineup begins at 9:00am.  Parade begins at 11:00am.  We are number 27, and our lineup spot is on Eastgate Drive, between Ridge St and Scott St.  The parade ends at Madison St and Main St.  After 10:15am Main St will close south of Rt 62, and Rt 62 will be reduced to 2 lanes.  Complete details are enclosed in the attachment.  For parents picking up kids at the end, we will gather at La Fox River Drive and Madison St.

AAYO is so excited to walk in the parade as we have for many years!  Players are encouraged to wear jerseys and hats.  Parents, family are also welcome to walk in the parade.  Please bring non-chocolate candy pass out along the route.  Also bring water.

Hope to see everyone there on Saturday!! The weather looks great!!


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The 2017 Algonquin Storm Tryouts

The 2017 Algonquin Storm Travel Baseball & Algonquin Aces Travel Softball tryouts are coming up soon. Please contact the manager of the team to pre-register for the try-out or for more info.

17U Algonquin Storm - Ray Ledinsky -
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes North
August 6 - 10am to 1pm
August 7 - 10am to 1pm

15U Algonquin Storm Blue - Darren VanDyke -
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes North
August 1 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
August 2 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
August 3 - 5:45pm - 7:45pm

14U Algonquin Storm Blue - Joe Molinaro -
Try-outs held at Holder Park
July 14 - 6pm to 8pm
July 16 - 10am to 12pm

13U Algonquin Storm - Steve Lavin -
Try-outs held at Snapper Field
July 30 - 10am to 12pm

11U Algonquin Storm - Steve Foster -

Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
July 30 - 10am to 12pm
July 31 - 10am to 12pm

9U Algonquin Storm - Larry Eissler -
Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
August 7 - 3pm to 5pm
August 10 - 6pm to 8pm

18U Algonquin Aces - Travis Sjodin -
Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
August 2 -6pm to 7:30pm
August 6 - 10am to 12pm
August 7 - 10am to 12pm
August 9 - 6pm to 7:30pm

13U Algonquin Aces - Tim Moran -
Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
July 23 - 10am to 12pm
July 27 - 6:30pm to 8pm

12U Algonquin Aces - Chuck Smith -
Tryouts to be held at Kelliher Park
July 23 12pm to 2pm
July 27 6:30pm to 8pm

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Welcome to!

AAYO is a not for profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to organize, conduct, supervise, sponsor and otherwise foster wholesome athletic youth Baseball and Softball programs for the youth residing in the Algonquin, Illinois area.  We have five baseball leagues, four softball leagues and travel baseball and softball.

Honor The Game this season
ROOTS of Positive Play
Courtesy of
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we win by ignoring or violating the rules, what is the value of our victory?

O is for Opponents
Without an opponent, there would be no competition. Rather than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong opponents because they challenge us to do our best. Coaches showing respect for opposing coaches and players sets the tone for the rest of the team.

O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!).

T is for Teammates
It's easy for young athletes to think solely about their own performance, but we want athletes to realize that being part of a team requires thinking about and respecting one's teammates.

S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their opponents are not.

Alone At The Plate

He pulls on a helmet, picks up the bat,
and walks to the plate, "gotta hit and that's that."
The crowd starts to yell, the game's on the line,
last inning, two outs, the score's nine to nine.
Dad yells, "Go get it," Mom wrings her hands,
coach hollers, "hit it," but alone there he stands.
Heros are made in seconds such as this,
but he's just a little boy, what if he should miss?
Years after this game's ended and he's little no more,
will he remember the outcome or even the score?
No he'll have forgotten if he was out, hit, or a run,
he'll only look back on his friends and the fun.
So cheer this boy on, alone with his fate;
help him remember with fondness this stand at the plate.
Spend your time wisely and help in his quest
to be a hitter with confidence and always his best.
And when the game's over, this boy can stand tall,
for you've helped him prepare to give it his all!




Travel Teams

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