Second Round of AAYO Fundraisers

Last chance!  If you missed the last Dick's Days, great news!  There will be a 2nd Dick's Days this Sunday 4/19 from 11:00am - 4:00pm, at the Algonquin Commons location.  Everything is 20% off (most items). Stop in for anything you need last minute to start the season!

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In addition, the Menchies fundraiser events are on Friday 4/24, Saturday 4/25 and Sunday 4/26. Make sure to stop by there as well!

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Thank you,
AAYO



Upcoming AAYO Events

Reminder of all upcoming AAYO events

  • - Saturday April 4th Dicks day event. 11- 4 pm
  • - Saturday April 4th Menchies Fundraiser available all day (across the parking lot from Dicks, by Great Clips)
  • - Friday April 10th 7 pm Parent meeting at Westfield Community School Sleepy Hollow Rd.  Enter thru door 5 Sports Entrance (please have all Birth Certificate copies turned into your manager)
  • - Friday April 24th AAYO Pride Day, wear your AAYO jersey to school day.
  • - Saturday April 25th Opening Day games and events at Presidential Park
  • - Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 24, 25 & 26 Menchies Fundraiser bring in your flyer
  • - Sunday May 3rd Picture day
  • - Sunday May 3rd Boomers ticket orders due

 

Please check the CALENDAR for additional events. 

 

AAYO



Spring 2015 Events and Fundraisers

Welcome to an exciting spring 2015 season. Our practices will begin soon and our opening day is April 25th. We will have a full day of games at Presidential Park, so get ready for some wonderful events coming up.

Please see the attached flyers for valuable coupons for our AAYO families. We have Dick's day deals,  Menchies fundraiser and Schaumburg Boomers discount ticket deal with AAYO day at the park. 
Visit our web site for all updates and league events at www.aayo.net.


See you on the field.



AAYO Boomers Family Night Out

On Saturday 5/30/15 at 6:00 PM Algonquin Area Youth Organization will host a Family Night Out Event:

- Everyone runs the bases!
- Post game fireworks!
- Open to all Players, friends, and family
- Free Parking!

Tickets are $9. To order your tickets, please download, fill out and return the form below to your coach on picture day. 

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Questions? Email Brian Horn at bjhorn92a@gmail.com. Orders are due by May 3rd, 2015. 



Spring Registration and Player Waiting List

Registration is still open in most divisions online, with limited availability.

We are offering a waiting list for select divisions. Please contact Registration with your child’s name, birthdate, division & call back info.

We will contact all players by Spring Break if we have a spot on a team. If you would be able to coach your child’s team please register online and contact the league coordinator.

Divisions open now for wait list are:
- Minors Baseball
- U14 Jr Majors Softball
- U10 Ponytail Softball

Contact register4aayo@gmail.com for more information. 



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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!

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