Travel Baseball and Softball Tryouts

AAYO would like to announce the 2017/2018 Algonquin Storm Travel Baseball & Algonquin Aces Travel Softball tryouts coming up soon. Please contact the manager of the team to pre-register for the try-out or for more info.
18U Algonquin Storm - Ray Ledinsky -
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes North
Dates - TBA - Please contact Coach Ray for more  info
17U Algonquin Storm - Pat Chlopek-
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes South

16U Algonquin Storm - Kurt Kiesel -
Tryouts to be held at Algonquin Lakes Park
Thursday July 27 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday August 8 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

15U Algonquin Storm - Pat Chlopek-
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes North
14U Algonquin Storm - Steve Lavin -
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes South
12U Algonquin Storm - Steve Foster -
Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
10U Algonquin Storm - Robert Buonincontro -
Tryouts to be held at Kelliher Park
Saturday August 12 - 10am to 12pm
9U Algonquin Storm - Larry Eissler -
Try-outs to be held at Presidential Park 
18U Algonquin Aces - Travis Sjodin -
Try-outs to be held at Presidential Park 
15U Algonquin Aces - Pete Sternberg -
14U Algonquin Aces - Tim Moran -
Try-outs to be held at Presidential Park 
13U Algonquin Aces - Chuck Smith -
Try-outs to be held at Presidential Park
12U Algonquin Aces - Jim Weaver -
Try-outs held at Presidential Park
Please contact Coach Kurt to pre-register

2018 Regitration

Spring 2018 registration will open November 1st.

Please come back and visit our site.

AAYO 8u First Place Winners!

Congratulations to 8U, our 1st place winners!!

2017 Player Appreciation Day

We had a gorgeous day! What a fun event for all. The Raffle prize winners are...

  • Buffalo Wild Wings gift card...Cynova Family
  • Schaumburg Boomers family 4pack...Trychta Family
  • AAYO Sweatshirt... Blake and Cetina Families
  • AAYO T-Shirt... Ciosea Family
  • Sox Hats... Williams, Stanley & Heard Families
  • $100 off Spring 2018 registration Vuglar Family
  • $50 off 2017 Fall Ball registration Hoover Family
  • Schaumburg Boomers family 4 pack

Here are some pictures of the event:

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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

Algonquin Aces     Algonquin Storm