Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association (AHYAA) administers multiple baseball, softball, lacrosse, football and cheerleading programs in Arlington Heights, IL. Registration and general information about each program is available on our website.







Arlington Cardinals

Full-Time Travel Baseball Program








Travel Baseball (9U to 14U)

  • Format - Arlington Cardinals is our full-time travel baseball program. This competitive baseball program has been in existence for more than 20 years and is known for developing superior baseball skills while practicing high standards of sportsmanship. 
  • Season - The Arlington Cardinals play in the MSBL League and the regular season is approximately 20 games with a post season tournament. Teams will likely play in 2 to 4 additional tournaments during the season. Games start in April and end in early to mid-July.  Some tournaments may be after the regular season schedule ends. This program includes indoor training in the winter prior to the start of the regular season.
  • Teams - Teams levels range from 9U to 14U and players are selected based on ability. To be eligible for a given team the player must be the appropriate age as of May 1 of the year in question. For example, to play on a 2020 10u team, the player must be no older than 10 as of May 1, 2020. Tryouts are held for teams at all levels and the number of teams fielded will be determined based on turnout, generally 1 or 2 teams at each age level.  Note: Players participating in Arlington Cardinals Travel Baseball are ineligible to play in AHYAA house leagues. 
  • Cost - The estimated cost for participating in the Arlington Cardinals Baseball program is $800-$1000. The cost includes indoor training, tournaments, league fees and uniforms. 
  • Dates
    • Registration – TBD
    • Tryouts – TBD
    • Winter Training – Starts in late January
    • Regular Season – April to mid-July

For more information, dates and details about the Arlington Cardinals program contact Matt Izenstark


9U Tryouts
July 13th  6-8pm at Pioneer on Fields 2 and 3
July 22nd  6-8pm at Pioneer on Fields 2 and 3
10U Tryouts
July 12th 6-8pm at Pioneer on Field 2 and 3
10U Brian Paruch- 312-371-2670
11U Tryouts
July 11th 6-8pm at Pioneer on Fields 2 and 3
July 14th 6-8pm at Pioneer on Fields 2 and 3
11U-Matt Izenstark-773-590-2827
11U Craig Kersemeier -847-894-8781 
12U Tryouts
July 20th 6-8pm at Pioneer Fields 2 and 3
12U- Tim Foley-224-575-4482
12U- Frank Nuccio-847-343-2071
13U Tryouts
July 20th 5-7pm at Heritage Northwest Field #1
July 22nd 5-7pm at Heritage Northwest Field #1
13U Art Carrison-312-282-7776
13U Chris Collins--847-707-4965
14U Tryouts
July 31st  10-12 at Pioneer Field #1
14U-Perry Gentile-224-415-0254