All AAYO baseball games are cancelled for today.  Any AAYO teams that may have a game scheduled at CL - those games are cancelled as well.  This is due to the cold and general misery brought on by living in the Chicago area.

Please cascade this news to your Managers and them to their families.

Please ensure that all umpires are notified ASAP.

We reserve the right to reschedule these games at the end of Fall Ball but may not do so due to weather and scheduling considerations.  This decision will be made over the next 72 hours.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Joe Molinaro
AAYO Commissioner

Founder's Day Parade!

The 2014 Founder's Day Parade was held on July 26th, and was a huge success! A big Thank You to everyone who contributed and participated with us in the Parade. 

Founder's Day Parade

Player Awards Reception

On Sunday 7/20/14 the Algonquin Area Youth Organization recognized twelve ball players for their outstanding commitment to AAYO and their love of the games of baseball and softball. To qualify these young athletes must have been with AAYO for the past 5 seasons and active during the current season. Awards were presented by AAYO Commissioner, Joe Molinaro. AAYO board members and relatives of the award recipients attended the reception. AAYO would like to thank all of the athletes and their families for their support and look forward to providing future services that meet their needs.

Player Awards Reception

Pictured above: Mike Duffy (Baseball Director), Ashley Mueller, Joe Molinaro (Commissioner), Doug McCreight (Softball Director), Nadia Zange, John Gorham, Alec Rivas, Grant Monasterio, Haley Morrisard, Pedram Soheil (Website Administrator), Cindy Grell (Registration). Not pictured: Scott Novy, Dylan Shaull, Jacob Grabowski, Marissa Shaull, Jacob Hanson, Karissa Gonio

Algonquin Storm Travel Baseball & Softbal

AAYO's Travel Baseball & Softball Teams will be holding their try-outs soon. Please see each teams website for dates & times.

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Welcome to AAYO.net!

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 www.positivecoach.org
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!