At age 13, Alon immigrated from the United States to Israel. Due to the lack of popularity of the sport in Israel, basic baseball equipment such as bats, balls, gloves, and helmets are often difficult for teams to acquire. Alon was thrilled when Israel Association of Baseball was the recipient of an equipment grant from PIFBS and he was able to utilize quality baseball equipment from the United States. Alon’s talent was identified quickly and he was able to participate on the 14U Israel National team.