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

16U Algonquin Storm - Jack Scarpelli -
Try-outs held at Algonquin Lakes North
August 4 - 6pm to 8pm
August 6 - 1pm to 3pm

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 Red - Rob Marczyk -
Try-outs - TBD

14U Algonquin Storm Blue - Steve Churak -
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

12U Algonquin Storm - Mike Lara -
Tryouts will be held at Kelliher Park
July 20 6pm to 7:30pm

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

10U Algonquin Aces - Dawn Jackson -
Try-outs to be held at Kelliher Park
August 7 - 1pm to 3pm
August 11 - 6pm to 8pm

AAYO Founders Days Opportunities!

The 2016 Spring season has come and gone, and we are now entering the dog days of summer. That also means that Algonquin Founders Days is just around the corner. As always, Founders is held the last weekend in July, 28th - 31st. AAYO is happy to announce that we are looking to have a strong presence with this year's Founders Days activities, as AAYO has become an official sponsor of Founders Days.

New this year, is AAYO will have a booth/tent at the Friday, 7/29, Market & Bazaar, located at Towne Park, with setup at 7:00am and wrapping up at 3:00pm. AAYO will also be assisting Founders with Festival Entrance at Towne Park, Saturday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

More detailed info will be posted on For any questions about volunteering for these fun events, please contact Brian Horn, AAYO Special Events Coordinator, at or his cell: 847-514-7975.

Looking forward to this great opportunity for AAYO!

Thank You,

Brian Horn,
AAYO Special Events Coordinator

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Player Appreciation Day raffle winners

Congratulations to all of our raffle prize winners…

$100 off Spring 2017 registration… Deegan and Maldonado families
$50 off Fall 2016 registration…  Hickey and Catalano families
4pack of Schaumburg Boomers tickets… Impastato family
Trader Joe’s goodie bag… Castro family
Gatorade backpack… Gale family
Port Edwards gift card… Carniglia family

AAYO Travel Team Looking for Volunteers

AAYO is looking for volunteers to start a 10U, 11U or 12U Algonquin Storm Travel Baseball Team or a 10U or 12U Algonquin Aces Travel Softball Team. To apply for this position please contact Larry Eissler at

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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!




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