Michigan Travel Baseball

Baseball Team Directory

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8U Teams

2015 Backyard Dreams 8U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 8U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Tom Cooney
248-321-9088
tcpenn1@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The Bloomfield 8U Sting team is looking for dedicated players to play in the NOBF and in 3 plus tournaments.

The Sting program has a history of success and prides itself on fielding competitive teams while focusing on player development.

We train in excellent facilities during the winter to prepare for our Spring and Summer season.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 8U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Coldwater Reds 8U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Joe Closson
jcloscoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 8U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:Kevin Koch
8umetrostars@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Eastside Niners 8U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:(586) 468-9606
bottomoftheninth@att.net
Team Info:The Eastside Niners Boys Travel Baseball Program is affiliated with the Bottom of the Ninth Training Center located on Groesbeck south of Hall Rd.

2015 Fenton Tigers 8U
City/Area:Genesee, Livingston, & Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Miller
mike.miller@fttbaseball.com
Team Info:Sportsmanship Teamwork Strength Character Dedication. We are Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball…F.T.T.B.

Those are the bedrock principles we've built this organization on. We are a 100% volunteer organization seeking to promote an escalating level of highly competitive travel baseball.

Our organization is proud of our young men who have accomplished so much.

As an organization, we are proud to claim 10+ league titles, 50+ tournament championships, several USSSA AA top 15 rankings, and most importantly...a 99% placement rate on High school teams.

We are also proud to say that our 12u team is an annual participant at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Team will participate in league and tournament ball.

Currently accepting applications for Manager position. Contact Mike Miller to be considered.

2015 Hawks GOLD 8U
City/Area:Howell / Hartland League:KVBSA
Contact:David Piesko
810-533-0418
hawksgold@outlook.com
Team Info:Hawks GOLD is a name generated in 2006 when Coach Piesko coached a group of 8U players. Since then, the team has collected 49 Tournament CHAMPIONSHIPS (7 State Titles, 3 World Series Titles).

Over ten (10) of these players will receive collegiate baseball scholarships this fall. All players are expected to reach college baseball level.

In 2014, Coach Piesko decided to start this plan all over again with an 8U Hawks GOLD team.

As a very young first year team, they team won multiple Championships in their first season (including the KVBSA West Division Laague Championship).

The 2014 8U team had 50% of its players able to play 8U in 2015. This coming year 2015, Coach Piesko and coaching staff will have three (3) teams (at the 8U, 9U and 10U age levels).

Multiple player spots open at each age group. The coaching philosophy is fun, engaging and teaches your player to have the knowledge, skills, behavior and performance of a champion.

2015 HBF Maroons 8U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2014 Howell Hawks 8U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 LCB Legends 8U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 8U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 Metro Detroit Grizzlies 8U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Larry Powers
(586) 489-8975
l.p_29@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Metro Detroit Grizzlies 8u will play in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation (MABF). We will also be participating in 2 or 3 local weekend tournaments.

This is a first year team. The Grizzlies will carry 11 players.

Players and families must be willing to dedicate a lot of time and energy to the team for the players to improve their baseball skills.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 8U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2014 Michigan Bulls 8U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:Team will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

We will participate in the KVBSA league and play around four tournaments. Head coach will be announced soon and will be qualified.

This will be a new team for 2014 and our goal will be to instill core fundamentals that will allow our players to develop over the years.

2015 Michigan Lazers 8U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Joey Thorington
734-649-9098
thoring2@gmail.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

We had an exceptionally young 8U team this season. Some of the kids will stay with 8U next season and some will go up with the 9U next season.

This will leave both the 8U and 9U teams with a core of experienced players.We will need to fill a few roster openings on both teams.

2015 Michigan Nationals 8U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Storm 8U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Erik Wright
734-752-7965
erikw2424@yahoo.com
Bill Sennett
734-306-7174
bsennett@mceco.com
Team Info:Our team's focus is emphasize baseball fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork. Our goal is to provide a program for local youth to play at the highest level of quality baseball in our area.

While competing against the best travel teams in the area we will promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, commitment, and good friendships.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league, and participate in 4-5 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2015 Michigan War Dogs 8U
City/Area:Canton/Northville/South Lyon League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Kraut
248 767 9276
jwkraut@live.com
Team Info:The War Dogs are looking for kids/families who are dedicated to building on fundamentals, proper mechanics, and the love of the game in a competitive team environment.

We are a core group of boys from Canton, South Lyon, & Northville with a plan to play in the KVSBA league in addition to 3-5 tournaments throughout the spring and summer.

Optional indoor workouts will begin in January with increased expectations for participation in February and March.

2015 Motor City Bulldogs 8U
City/Area:Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Kevin Warren
734-476-7794
kskwarren@aol.com
Team Info:The 8U team will participate in the KVBSA for league play and also do 3-5 local tournaments. The primary focus will be on player development and learning the game, and of course, having fun.

Practices will begin as early as late August and will continue outside as long as weather permits. Winter workouts begin in early January and continue through March.

2014 Oakland Reds 8U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:David Plait – Youth Director
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Prospects Baseball 8U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Gregg Sadowski
(586)219-6791
gregg.sadowski@gmail.com
Team Info:This season the 8u Prospects team will play in the MABF and in 2-3 local tournaments. We will train throughout the year at our training facility in Chesterfield, MI.

Coach Sadowski has 10 years of travel baseball coaching experience and will focus training time on teaching the boys the proper techniques in hitting, fielding, pitching, and all areas of the game.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 8U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Joe Cline
248-320-8783
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2014 Tri City Lightning 8U
City/Area:Genesee/Livingston counties League:KVBSA
Contact:810-397-1232
Lightningbaseball@charter.net
Team Info:Tri City Lightning, the longest and continuous travel organization in Genesee county, has a tradition of developing and providing a positive experience to youth baseball players throughout the years.

The Tri City Lightning 8U will play in the KVBSA league and participate in 5 - 6 tournaments throughout the season.

Winter training, conditioning, and workouts will also be included.

The program is looking for talented, hard working, dedicated players /families who want to play baseball in a positive team atmosphere as well as an opportunity to develop skills to an optimal level.

2014 Troy Bulldogs 8U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:NOBF
Contact:Greg Pokley
248-321-4656
gaptpd67@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our experienced coaching staff is focused on developing player skills and character, while preparing them for the season.

An extensive indoor off season training program will begin in January to prepare players for the upcoming season.

Team will play 20-25 league games in the NOBF and 4-5 tournaments with one possibly out of town.

2014 West Michigan Outlaws 8U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Marc Uturo
wmoutlawsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to fill roster spots.

2014 West Michigan Warriors 8U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Dan Rogers
616-558-7202
dlmlrogers@gmail.com
Team Info:West Michigan Warriors is a competitive travel baseball team dedicated to raising strong men of God, and serving those in need.

We teach fundamental, competitive baseball in a family friendly environment. Warriors will compete in many regular season games, and several highly competitive tournaments.

Total games will be approximately 30-40 games in a season. Warriors players participate in mission based activities in addition to baseball practices and games.

We are fully aware and sensitive to the time commitments involved in travel baseball. We make every effort to balance this out with the mission based activities that the team participates in.

We feel that these activities benefit the players, the team, the parents of the players, and of course the people we are serving.

When your son joins Warriors Baseball, you can be sure he will learn the game of baseball in a safe environment free of cursing, tobacco, alcohol, etc.

He will also learn valuable lessons that will remain with him for the rest of his life.


9U Teams

2015 Ann Arbor A's 9U
City/Area:Ann Arbor (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Dyke McEwen
734-259-9679
dykemcewen@gmail.com
Team Info:The team focus is to emphasize baseball fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork while developing strong character including respect for the game, competitors, parents, and coaches.

We are looking for players that want to get an early start in competitive baseball and are willing to work hard to become a better player.

We participate in the KVBSA league (18-20 league games) and participate in weekend tournaments (2-4) throughout southeastern Michigan from early April through July.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee that covers the cost of uniforms, fees for off season training, league fees and umpire fees.

2015 Backyard Dreams 9U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2014 Beastmode Baseball SW 9U
City/Area:South Haven   
Contact:Santo Machado
269-993-1010
coachtos47@gmail.com
Chris Woodall
269-206-6337
Team Info:Class, dignity, and respect are the three rules of Beastmode Baseball SW.

Team looking to enter area fall league to ignite unity and comraderie. Looking forward to competing in a 25-40 game season with potential for wednesday league in summer.

5-8 tourneys with state title in mind.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 9U
City/Area:Tri County area League:NOBF
Contact:Tim Connaughton
248-224-5096
TConnaughton@VGpcLAW.com
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting 8U baseball team had a very competitive year in the NOBF and several tournaments.

We look to continue that success with our 9U team and are holding open tryouts to supplement a talented core group of kids moving forward with the team.

The Sting program has a history of success and prides itself on fielding competitive teams while focusing on player development.

We train at excellent facilities during the winter to prepare for our Spring/summer season in which we will play approximately 2 games per week in the NOBF and in 3+ tournaments.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 9U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Canton Cardinals 9U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

9U players must be willing to commit to 3-4 weekend tournaments, league play outside the community, and play a maximum of 40 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

The 9U Team will consist of Plymouth / Canton residents. Players must live in Plymouth, Canton, or attend a school in the Plymouth Canton district

2015 Coldwater Reds 9U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Joe Closson
jcloscoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2015 Detroit Bees 9U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Marc Strong
734-787-0968
otss74@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2015 9U Bees are looking to add a couple of talented players to our returning core of players returning that competed against the highest levels of travel baseball competition.

We are looking for players with a strong desire to develop their games and play at the highest levels of travel baseball. Pitching experience is a bonus.

We strive to teach the fundamentals of baseball while encouraging a competitive spirit in this family friendly organization. We want players and parents committed to the travel baseball experience.

We will be a tournament only team in 2015, playing in 8-10 tournaments with 2-3 overnight / out-of-town tournaments including Youth Baseball Nationals in Elizabethtown, KY.

2014 Detroit Drive 9U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Rodolfo Diaz
313-405-2676
Rodolfo.diaz6@gmail.com
Team Info:The Detroit Drive is a youth baseball team established by Micheal Vazquez in partnership with Esperanza Detroit and Western International High School Principal, Rodolfo Diaz.

The goal of this travel team is to teach players to love the game of baseball and to learn the fundamental skills needed to be competitive.

The coaching staff consists of Rodolof Diaz, Angel Garcia, Martin Tarrazas, and Mike Vazquez. All participants will have access to indoor training facilities during the winter months.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 9U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:John Hamby
586-260-5465
jhamby@sbcglobal.net
Team Info: 

2015 Downriver Hawks 9U
City/Area:Downriver Area   
Contact:Ed Smith
(734)558-9594
esmith81995@gmail.com
Team Info:The 9U Downriver Hawks are looking for serious and dedicated athletes to join their team for the 2015 season. We will be playing 12-15 non-tournament games along with 4-5 tournaments.

Our indoor trainings is held at The Downriver Baseball Center with professional one on one hitting and pitching coaches during the winter months Feb-April.

2014 East Side Niners 9U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Steve
eastsideniners@gmail.com
Team Info:Approximately 20 league games. Play in MABF league , 3-5 tournaments (USSSA, out of town, possibly out of state).

Professional training . Indoor off season practices beginning in November – 2 days week.

2014 Fenton Tigers 9U
City/Area:North Oakland, Livingston, and Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Adam Craven
Adamcraven@ymail.com
Team Info:The 9U Fenton Tigers are a part of Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball, FTTB. We play a highly competitive brand of baseball in a family environment.

FTTB has several former college ball players on staff and access to some of the states best instructors at our indoor home: the Colosseum of Fenton.

2015 Fenton Tigers 9U
City/Area:Genesee, Livingston, & Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Greg Luck
810-623-6020
luckgs8@gmail.com
Team Info:Sportsmanship Teamwork Strength Character Dedication. We are Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball…F.T.T.B.

Those are the bedrock principles we've built this organization on. We are a 100% volunteer organization seeking to promote an escalating level of highly competitive travel baseball.

Our organization is proud of our young men who have accomplished so much.

As an organization, we are proud to claim 10+ league titles, 50+ tournament championships, several USSSA AA top 15 rankings, and most importantly...a 99% placement rate on High school teams.

We are also proud to say that our 12u team is an annual participant at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Team will participate in league and tournament ball.

2014 Flames 9U
City/Area:Grand Rapids League:GRABL
Contact:Coach Chad Simkins
616-863-9777
csimkins9777@charter.net
Team Info:Flames Baseball is putting together an 8u team to play a couple of tournaments in summer of 2013.

The team will continue to play fall ball and the core team should continue to play in the GRABL 9u for spring of 2014.

2014 Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association 9U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Hatfield
517-304-2797
mhatfield217@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Grand Valley Thunder 9U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Matt Vinton
616 318-0800
mtvinton@yahoo.com
Team Info:This 9 U team is looking for all players for the West Michigan area that are skilled, dedicated and want to learn the game of baseball.

Will play 4-5 tournaments.

2015 Great Lakes Wave 9U
City/Area:Downriver League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Doran
pdoran4268@att.net
Team Info:The 9U Great Lakes Wave is looking for serious and dedicated athletes to join their team for the 2015 season. We will be playing 18-20 league games (KVBSA League) along with 4-5 tournaments.

Our indoor trainings is held at The Downriver Baseball Center with professional one on one hitting and pitching coaches during the winter months (Dec - Mar/Apr).

2015 Grossi Baseball 9U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 Hawks GOLD 9U
City/Area:Howell / Hartland League:KVBSA
Contact:David Piesko
810-533-0418
hawksgold@outlook.com
Team Info:Hawks GOLD is a name generated in 2006 when Coach Piesko coached a group of 8U players. Since then, the team has collected 49 Tournament CHAMPIONSHIPS (7 State Titles, 3 World Series Titles).

Over ten (10) of these players will receive collegiate baseball scholarships this fall. All players are expected to reach college baseball level.

In 2014, Coach Piesko decided to start this plan all over again with an 8U Hawks GOLD team.

As a very young first year team, they team won multiple Championships in their first season (including the KVBSA West Division Laague Championship).

The 2014 8U team had 50% of its players able to play 8U in 2015. This coming year 2015, Coach Piesko and coaching staff will have three (3) teams (at the 8U, 9U and 10U age levels).

Multiple player spots open at each age group. The coaching philosophy is fun, engaging and teaches your player to have the knowledge, skills, behavior and performance of a champion.

2015 HBF Maroons 9U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2015 Hitz Orange 9U
City/Area:Macomb Township League:MABF
Contact:Amber Evola
586-321-8772
vitoevola@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a MABF and Tournament Team.

2015 Howell Warriors 9U
City/Area:Howell Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Rich Dell
586-405-2529
rdell9@gmail.com
Team Info:The 9U Howell Warriors team is a newly forming team. We will be looking for strong players who are ready to learn and compete at high levels.

We will be playing in the KVBSA and playing 4 to 6 tournaments in state.

2015 Huron Valley Patriots 9U
City/Area:Huron Valley School district League:KVBSA
Contact:Michael Weinberger
248-819-0885
michaeleugeneweinberger@gmail.com
Team Info:Our team's focus is emphasize baseball fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork. Our goal is to provide a program for local youth to play at the highest level of quality baseball in our area.

While competing against the best travel teams in the area we will promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, commitment, and good friendships.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league, and participate in 4-5 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2015 JTB Tigers 9U
City/Area:Auburn Hills League:NOBF
Contact:Jason or Matt Thompson
Jtbaseball@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The team will play in the NOBF and 4-6 tournaments.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 9U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 9U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Line Drive ROCKHOUNDS 9U
City/Area:Oakland, Macomb, Wayne counties   
Contact:Coach Bolden
248-825-6783
detroitrockhounds@yahoo.com
Team Info:This a tournament only team, with the focus to develop players into the best that he/she can be.

This is a great opportunity to play with friends in your local recreational leagues while also getting a chance to compete against tournament talent.

2014 Marine City Maniax 9U
City/Area:St Clair & Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Ryan Felax
810 841-2925
ryanfelax@gmail.com
Team Info:New team for 2014 season. Will be playing in MABF requesting B division and several local tourneys. Team will be coached by a paid non- parent, with great baseball experience.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 9U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 Metro Detroit Grizzlies 9U
City/Area:Metro Detroit Area League:MABF
Contact:Larry Powers
586-489-8975
l.p_29@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team goals are to improve the individual players skills to help foster a winning season for the kids.

You can plan to play in approximately 20 games in MABF league play and 2 - 4 local (non overnight stay requirement) tournaments.

We expect players to give 100% at all times and attend all practices to obtain our goals.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 9U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2014 Michigan Bulls 9U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:Team will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

We will participate in the KVBSA league and play 4-6 tournaments. Fields used for home games and practices will be in the Novi, Farmington, Livonia area.

This team will be coached by Jeremy Ruckhaber and our goal will be to instill core fundamentals that will allow our players to develop over the years.

2014 Michigan Expos 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

2015 Michigan Lazers 9U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Joey Thorington
734-649-9098
thoring2@gmail.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

We had an exceptionally young 8U team this season. Some of the kids will stay with 8U next season and some will go up with the 9U next season.

This will leave both the 8U and 9U teams with a core of experienced players.We will need to fill a few roster openings on both teams.

2014 Michigan Longhorns 9U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Jimmy Hutson
616-638-4714
michiganlonghornsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Competitive travel team

2015 Michigan Nationals 9U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Michigan Red Sox 9U
City/Area:Davison League:GFBL
Contact:Curtis Strader
810-922-4484
miredsox@charter.net
Team Info:We will play in the GFBL and 3-4 tournaments for the 2014 season.

2015 Michigan Storm 9U
City/Area:Downriver League:KVBSA
Contact:Dan Omodio
313-995-2729
danomodio@allstate.com
Team Info:The 2015 9U team is looking to build on a successful 2014 season with a very talented core group of players who will be moving up together, likely to play at a AAA level next season.

Next Spring, the team will play two games a week in the KVBSA league and will play 5 to 6 weekend tournaments in Southeast Michigan.

We are also planning to be one of the teams representing Michigan in the 2015 Youth Nationals tournament in Elizabethtown, KY.

For more information, e-mail Coach Dan Omodio:danomodio@allstate.com. Also, be sure to Like ""Michigan Storm Baseball"" on FaceBook and visit www.michiganstorm.org

2014 Michigan Storm 9U
City/Area:Southgate   
Contact:Jeff Johnson
313-355-0093
jjohnson1857@comcast.net
Team Info:Michigan Storm is quickly becoming recognized as a tournament team favorite. We provide teams from 8U - 16U and each head coach is dedicated to the highest quality of competitive baseball training.

2015 Michigan Twisters 9U
City/Area:Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dan Sutherby
sutherbyd@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Michigan Twisters played a very competitive 8u tournament schedule which included a trip to Louisville, Ky. We plan on playing a very similar tournament schedule next summer as 9u.

We will play 7-8 tournaments including one out of town (Louisville was very nice). We plan on playing in the Kensington Valley League during the week which would prepare us for the weekends.

We are looking for all positions with an emphasis on Pitching and Catching. Winter off-season practices will be held at a state of the art baseball indoor facility.

Creative fundraising is used to help keep the cost low. Monthly installments is an option for those who would like to take advantage.

Fall baseball is also available to those who do not play other fall sports.

2014 Michigan Vengeance 9U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Chuck Pegelo
(586) 840-5084
cpegelo@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our experienced coaching staff is focused on developing player skills and character, while preparing them for the season.

An extensive indoor off season training program will begin in December to prepare players for the upcoming season.

Team will play 20-25 league games in the MABF and 4-5 tournaments with one out of town.

Coaches will accomplish this by being dedicated to the teaching of fundamentals and by properly preparing for the kids for the 2014 season.

2014 Michigan Young Guns 9U
City/Area:Lapeer County League:GFBL
Contact:Erin Hebberd
ehebberd@launchss.com
Team Info:This team will potentially play in a fall league, and dome ball this winter. We will play in the GFBL next spring and play 4-5 tournaments.

We are looking for dedicated players and their parents to support our efforts and be committed to the development and growth of our young players.

Cost for MYG 9u will be $350 plus fund raisers with buy out option.

2015 Motor City Bulldogs 9U
City/Area:Westland   
Contact:Matt McIntosh
734-751-5783
clipperslawn@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The Motor City Bulldogs 9U will be a tournament only team for the 2015 season, and will play in the most competitive tournaments around (approximately 10 tournaments).

If you are dedicated, passionate and love the game we want to see you on the field!

2014 NFWB Cobras 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dennis Shallal
dshallal@comcast.net
Team Info:The NFWB Cobras baseball program is recognized and endorsed by all high school coaches in SE Michigan for its baseball development philosophy.

In addition, our program is recognized for preparing Cobras players to compete and play at the high school and collegiate level.

We use the best local resources to enhance the players ability during the off season with resources like High Performance baseball instructors while training at that facility during the winter.

The 9U NFWB Cobras are a first year team. All positions are open. You do NOT have to be a resident of North Farmington or West Bloomfield to play on this team.

There will be a strong emphasis on individual player and team development. We are looking for skilled and dedicated baseball players and families.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 9U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Novi Heat 9U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Matt Walker
matt.walker@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2014 Oakland Reds 9U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:David Plait – Youth Director
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Peak Performance 9U
City/Area:Kalamazoo -Mattawan   
Contact:Reid Jones
269-254-3522
jones_reid@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team will be focused on fundamentals, having fun, playing the game with respect to all involved. Also, making these kids grow as players and as kids as well.

2015 Phantoms Baseball 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Bjerke
248-946-2358
sbjerkebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:This will be a first year team. All positions are open. We will practice at Oakland Yard Athletics in the Winter and play in their Indoor Winter League.

Team will participate in the KVBSA league in the Spring and Summer. Four (4) week end Tournaments are planned. Looking for players that want to move on to the next level.

Team is Coached by Bjerke Baseball Training Instructors.

2015 Pinckney Pirates 9U
City/Area:Pinckney/Hamburg League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Koone
419-340-0344
tkoone@pinckneyball.org
Team Info:The PHBSA sponsors the Pirate Travel Baseball program for kids in our community. Our task is to identify the most skilled players at their age to play against the best competition in the area.

Our goal is to develop quality players for our high school programs. Our teams compete in the KVBSA League, which is comprised of teams in or around our area.

It is unusual to travel more than an hour or overnight, although your team may choose to play in an out of town tournament – which can be a wonderful team-building experience!

Each Pirate Travel Baseball team participates in 3-5 weekend tournaments each season, 1 of which may require an overnight stay due to distance.

The 12U team participates in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, NY Total team participation in fund-raising events is required (regardless of personal need) for the 12U team.

2015 Precision Patriots 9U
City/Area:Canton/Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Flohr
248-761-9694
info@precisionbaseballone.com
Team Info:This team will focus on development and fundamentals . Team will play league and tournaments.

Team will practice once per week in the off season from January thru March at Precision Baseball in Canton

2015 Rochester Rays 9U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Jeff Fleury
jfleury@thefleuryfirm.com
Team Info:The Rochester Rays is a Rochester area based travel baseball team created in August 2013.

Team had an enormously successful first year season, playing in the 8U NOBF with that we finished in 2nd place out 7 other highly competitive teams.

In June 2014, we traveled to Canton and won the State of Michigan USSSA 2014 "AA" State Championship Tournament.

We are thrilled to continue with several of our current core players (moving up to 9U) and to compete again next season in the NOBF and play in several championship type tournaments.

2015 Rochester Red Wings 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jeff Good
248-660-5512
jeff.good@rocketmail.com
Team Info:The Red Wings are a first year team and are looking for committed players and families who would like to play in a competitive and fun environment while learning the fundamentals of baseball.

We will play 18-22 league games and 3-4 tournaments.

2014 Royal Oak Nationals 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Mike Morris
248-990-2327
twre2@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play in the North Oakland Baseball Federation. The NOBF is a very competitive league made up of teams from all over Oakland County.

We estimate that we will play 20-22 league games. In addition to our league games we will play in 2-3 tournaments.

Our winter workouts will start in late November and end in March. Outdoor practices will start in March. Games will start in April.

Our goals are: Teach the game of baseball the right way. Be a positive impact on our players. Improve as players and coaches each practice and game. Do all of the above with class.

We have an outstanding coaching staff that has a ton of coaching experience at various levels. Our practices are designed to teach the mental and physical sides of the game.

Each minute of practice is designed to keep everyone involved with meaningful instruction and drills so that we can get the most out of our time together.

2015 South Oakland A's 9U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:Greg Pokley
248-321-4656
gaptpd67@yahoo.com
Team Info:The team will play in the NOBF as well as in at least 5 competitive tournaments. Practices will be held indoors throughout the winter at the SOA's indoor practice facility.

The team is looking to add a few dedicated players to a core group that was very successful at the 8U level in 2014.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 9U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Craig Lahue
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2014 West Michigan Outlaws 9U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Marc Uturo
wmoutlawsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to fill roster spots.

2015 West Oakland Wings 9U
City/Area:White Lake/Commerce League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Miller
tmills81@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play the 20 game KVBSA League Schedule and 6-8 competitive tournaments... 1 or 2 out of state.

2015 Western Wayne Crush 9U
City/Area:Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Jason Gibson
734-578-8980
Jaygibby9@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play in the KVBSA league and play 2-3 tournaments.

2014 Whitmore Lake Trojans 9U
City/Area:Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw County League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim DiDio
jdidio@novi.k12.mi.us
Team Info:Whitmore Lake participates in the KVBSA. We play an 18-20 game schedule and plan to play in 1-2 weekend tournaments throughout the season for a total of approximately 25-30 games.

Indoor practice begins in January and season ends July 1.


10U Teams

2015 10U Major Team (Name TBD) 10U
City/Area:North Oakland County   
Contact:Bay Paul
248-613-2816
eliteyouthbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:We are this past season's 9U Clarkston Riverdawgs looking to add a few elite players to our roster. Our team name is pending national sponsorship and will be determined later.

Coach Bay Paul is the head coach who has over 8+ years of coaching youth baseball.

Coach Paul played Division I baseball for University of Central Florida and was also a baseball instructor for Florida State University Baseball Camp.

We competed at the MAJOR level last year and our record was 34-11. We also won 3 out 8 USSSA tournaments. We will play 8-10 tournaments and roughly 10 weekdays games next year.

Our indoor practices will be at Baseball City (Waterford) "Voted #1 indoor facility in the US by Baseball Youth Magazine" and outside practices will be at Diamonds of Jaycee Park (Waterford).

2015 Anchor Bay Angels 10U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Tim Bussineau
586-246-4155
abangels10u2015@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to add a couple multi-position, competitive, committed, players to our talented roster.

A team that in its first year as a fed/travel team has won over 20 regular season and tournament games, including many against established MABF/USSSA teams.

Join one of the oldest and largest youth federation baseball/fast pitch organizations in Michigan.

The Angels organization sends it's 12u teams to Cooperstown and have an annual certificate, this is definitely a long term goal of our team.

Head coach with a dozen years HS Baseball coaching experience. We plan to compete in thA" divison of the MABF and 3-4 local/statewide tournaments and a preseason indoor tournament.

2014 Ann Arbor A's - Gold/Green 10U
City/Area:Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Jamie Schmunk
734-320-2542
csbjamie@aol.com
Team Info:The Ann Arbor A's are a competitive Travel Baseball program who compete in the KVBSA and tournament both local and travel.

We start training in January and League play begin mid April. Our focus is on developing the kids as players and as a team all while keeping the game of baseball fun!

2015 Backyard Dreams 10U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 10U
City/Area:Bloomfield Hills League:NOBF
Contact:Brad Winter
248-506-3540
bwinter133732@comcast.net
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting U9 team completed a successful season in the NOBF league and will participate in the NOBF AAA division next year.

We will play 18-20 league games in the NOBF league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

We will start indoor training in the fall once a week with professional hitting and pitching instructors. Starting in January we will go to twice a week with indoor training.

Please contact Brad if you have any questions about the Bloomfield Sting program.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 10U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Canton Cardinals 10U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

10U players must be willing to commit to 3-4 weekend tournaments, league play outside the community, and play a maximum of 40 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

The 10U Team will consist of Plymouth / Canton residents. Players must live in Plymouth, Canton, or attend a school in the Plymouth Canton district

2014 Capital City Cobras 10U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Chris Regan
capcitycobras@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2015 Clarkston Riverdawgs 10U
City/Area:North Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Kirk Stegmeyer
(248) 330-2103
ksteg@comcast.net
Team Info:The Riverdawgs will play approximately 20+ regular season games in the NOBF and participate in 4-5 tournaments including our own hosted USSSA Clarkston Classic.

2015 Coldwater Reds 10U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Joe Closson
jcloscoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2014 Complete Baseball 10U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Matt Baker
(269) 870-3625
coachbaker5@gmail.com
Team Info:Complete Baseball is now expanding, and is looking to have a 10U team!

Complete Baseball has been around for 3 years now. We have had a lot of success in BPA Gold level tournaments.

The founder and owner of Complete Baseball is a college level coach, who also is a head coach at a local high school! Any questions, please contact him!

2014 Dearborn Heights Diamondbacks 10U
City/Area:Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Mike Makki
313-658-7600
Mike.makki@yahoo.com
Team Info:Looking for very dedicated ball players. 40-50 games ,We play in league Michigan and will play in 6-8 tournaments.

Highly competitive and fun. Indoor workouts start in December.

2014 Detroit Bees 10U
City/Area:Wayne, Oakland and Macomb   
Contact:Aaron Garcia
313-600-4902
usmsajg1@gmail.com
Team Info:The Detroit Bees 10U are a tournament only travel baseball team. We will compete in 10-12 USSSA tournaments, and will travel out of state to 1-2 tournaments.

We are currently looking for 3 pitchers/position players to complete our 2014 roster. We start indoor workouts in November.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 10U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:Mike Rice
248-630-6728
mikerice02@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Eastside Niners 10U
City/Area:Macomb, etc League:MABF
Contact:Bryan
586-321-3683
bduryee802@gmail.com
Team Info:Team will be participating in MABF and will play roughly 20 league games. 3-5 tournaments throughout the season. Professional training provided. Looking to fill the final four roster spots.

2014 Eastside Niners Red 10U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Bryan
586-321-3683
bduryee802@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking for dedicated players and parents interested in development and growth of skill and maturity. Will play approximately 20 games through MABF league.

Tournament play will consist of 3-5 tournaments, some of which will require overnight accomodations and possible out of state travel.

Off season practice will begin in November; 2-3 days per week. Professional hitting and pitching training.

2014 Flames Simkins 10U
City/Area:Grand Rapids League:GRABL
Contact:Chad Simkins
616-863-9777
csimkins9777@charter.net
Team Info:Flames Sports is a Christian organization were we try to build life skills as well as teach baseball skills to young players.

We want to be competitive and have fun in a safe Christian environment that reflects our core values as parents and as an organization.

2015 Flushing Wolfpack 10U
City/Area:Genesee County League:GFBL
Contact:Frank Cherveny
810-955-8753
fjcherveny@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our team goal is to create a love for baseball by building confidence in each and every player, by teaching them the fundamentals of baseball,teamwork, and sportsmanship.

We will play fall ball 2014 and spring/summer 2015 in the GFBL along with 3-4 tournaments.

2014 Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association 10U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Anderson
517-294-1975
jimtonyaanderson@live.com
Team Info: 

2014 Grand Valley Lakers 10U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Mark Hatto
616 802-2391
mhatto@farmersagent.com
Team Info:This team is looking for high skilled and motivated baseball players that want to improve their skills and play competitive baseball.

The team plans on playing 5 tournaments and several scrimmages from April to July.

2014 Great Lakes Wave 10U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Todd Carter
734-945-3300
todd@invenuemobile.com
Team Info:10U team that plans to compete at a very high level, committed players and parents required. Committed coaches provided.

2015 Grossi Baseball 10U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 Hawks GOLD 10U
City/Area:Howell / Hartland League:KVBSA
Contact:David Piesko
810-533-0418
hawksgold@outlook.com
Team Info:Hawks GOLD is a name generated in 2006 when Coach Piesko coached a group of 8U players. Since then, the team has collected 49 Tournament CHAMPIONSHIPS (7 State Titles, 3 World Series Titles).

Over ten (10) of these players will receive collegiate baseball scholarships this fall. All players are expected to reach college baseball level.

In 2014, Coach Piesko decided to start this plan all over again with an 8U Hawks GOLD team.

As a very young first year team, they team won multiple Championships in their first season (including the KVBSA West Division Laague Championship).

The 2014 8U team had 50% of its players able to play 8U in 2015. This coming year 2015, Coach Piesko and coaching staff will have three (3) teams (at the 8U, 9U and 10U age levels).

Multiple player spots open at each age group. The coaching philosophy is fun, engaging and teaches your player to have the knowledge, skills, behavior and performance of a champion.

2015 HBF Maroons 10U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2015 Howell Hawks 10U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Brian Hess
810 599 0896
bhess0608@gmail.com
Team Info:Howell Hawks brings one of the highest level of competitive travel baseball in Michigan. The Hawks organization host teams 8U-16U and has been in existence for 12 years.

Our focus is to develop kids into becoming great young men and exceptional baseball players. Our motto is that we use the game to build the kids, not the kids to build the game.

2015 SCHEDULE 10U EXPECTATIONS: Pitching and Hitting Camp in December ; Winter workouts January - March ; 50 Total Games ~18 League Games / ~7 Tournaments

2015 10U Howell Hawks will play in the highest available conferences in the KVBSA as well as participate in several USSSA and other competitive tournaments.

This will be a 3rd year team.

2014 Howell Hawks 10U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Howell Warriors 10U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Kory Leppek
810 343-3575
kleppek97@yahoo.com
Team Info:Howell Warriors for the 2015 Season will be a newly forming team.

We are looking for strong candidates who have strong talent, are coachable, and show good sportsmanship.

2015 Huron Valley Patriots 10U
City/Area:Milford Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Fink
810-217-7365
themasterplumber@comcast.net
Team Info:As coaches teach the fundamentals of baseball and good sportsmanship.

We plan on playing 22 league games with six tournament during the year. With one tournament out of town.

2015 Huron Valley Rebels 10U
City/Area:Highland/Milford/White Lk. League:KVBSA
Contact:Rob O'Connor
(248)705-7924
ROconnorRebels@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our team is dedicated to focusing on the core fundamentals of baseball, good sportsmanship, and an overall great experience on the field.

Weather permitting we will have a couple of outdoor practices this fall. Indoor training will begin in early January and continue until the weather breaks.

The Rebels will have access to Huron Valley's indoor batting cages and will also look to train at places like Virtual baseball, Baseball city, total sports etc.

The Rebels plan on playing in 18-20 KVBSA games and 3-4 local tournaments.

Our experienced coaching staff have been together for multiple years and is very dedicated to player growth on and off the field.

2015 JTB Tigers 10U
City/Area:Northern Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Patrick Buck
JTBcoachbuck@gmail.com
Team Info:This year’s team will feature extensive off season professional training including 1 on 1 instruction with JTB’s professional training staff.

Team will participate in NOBF and play in 5-6 tournaments.

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Buck.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 10U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 10U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Livonia Bats 10U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Davis
313-820-7669
sdavis111@att.net
Team Info:We are a team focusing on fundamentals and player development as a team. We will play in the KVBSA this year with 18-20 league games and 2-4 weekend tournaments.

We also do fundraising to keep cost low.

2015 Livonia City Thunder 10U
City/Area:Livonia/Farmington Hills League:KVBSA
Contact:Phil Henriksen
s8henriksen@yahoo.com
Team Info:Plan to play in KVBSA league (15-18 games) along with 6-8 weekend tournaments. Players will receive a strong focus of long term skill development.

We will develop young baseball players on the field and off the field. Chance to get into a winning organization and be part of something unique for years to come.

2014 Macomb Gators 10U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Erik Anderson
erik.anderson32@hotmail.com
Team Info:As coaches, we strive to develop our team into competitive, fundamentally sound ballplayers.

We are looking for players that are coachable, hard working, and good teammates.

The Macomb Gators play in the MABF along with 3-4 tournaments. We are looking for more great families to join our organization.

2014 MBS Jets 10U
City/Area:Midland, Saginaw, Bay City   
Contact:Frank Fleming
989-430-4651
ffflem@charter.net
Team Info:We are a relatively new travel baseball organization trying to build competitive teams in the tri-city area.

We try to keep it affordable for families and encourage player development and enjoying the game of baseball.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 10U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays Royal 10U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Mason
mmason@ipgservices.net
Team Info:KVBSA league play, several tournaments local and out of state.

2015 Michigan Brewers 10U
City/Area:Multiple Areas League:MABF
Contact:Larry Geldhof
complete_athletics@comcast.net
Team Info:Play high level baseball with a focus on on good development at a young age. Will be playing in the MABF and 3-4 high level local tournaments.

Non parent coach with multiple years of coaching and playing experience.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs 10U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Kevin Reed
313-475-1603
kreed1094@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Michigan Bulldogs strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and building fundamental skills.

We emphasize teamwork and develop strong character allowing young players to grow in a competitive baseball environment.

The Michigan Bulldogs participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league with games played from mid-April until mid-July.

The Bulldogs will participate in 3-4 local and regional baseball tournaments each season in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at Bicentennial Park and Ford Field in Livonia, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Livonia area.

2014 Michigan Bulls 10U
City/Area:Oakland County and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Jason Gabel
(248) 881-0085
Gabelj@comcast.net
Team Info:The Michigan Bulls is a highly competitive organization who will be playing in the KVBSA open division, 5-7 tournaments including USSSA, NIT, and State.

We will start training once a week in November and December with two weeks off for the holidays.

In January we will practice twice a week indoor, then going outdoors as soon as weather permits.

2014 Michigan Expos 10U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2015 Michigan Lazers 10U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Doug Quick
248-343-9433
dquick@rockelectrical.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

2014 Michigan Longhorns 10U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Dan Morren
616-260-9707
dmorren@live.com
Team Info:Our goal as a team is to keep cost for playing to a minimal cost thanks to generous sponsors.

We will be competing in competitive tournaments ONLY and our goal for the future is to qualify for the USSSA Disney 32.

The 2014 season we will be playing in 10 to 11 tournaments.

2015 Michigan Nationals 10U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Prospects 10U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Brad Nettles
snettles321@comcast.net
Team Info:Goals for players: Have fun. Prepare to be the best you can be. Learn how to win. Expect to win. Win games with class.

Goals for coaches: Build a solid foundation. Teach fundamentals. Teach discipline. Be positive. Make athletics fun.

Team website is: www.michiganprospects9u.com. Password: prospects

Prospect Facility website: www.prospectstrainingcenter.com

2015 Michigan Red Sox 10U
City/Area:Bloomfield / Birmingham and surrounding areas League:NOBF
Contact:Robert Hanania
248 736 2874
rjhanania65@aol.com
Team Info:We will play approxiately 18 to 20 games in the NOFB as well as play in at least tournaments.

Our goal is to focus on fundamental player skills and prepare players for the next level of baseball.

We will practice once or twice per week in the fall and winter to prepare for the 2015 season.

2014 Michigan Storm 10U
City/Area:Downriver area   
Contact:Bill Fell
734-934-2002
williamfell@wowway.com
Team Info:We will be playing 6-8 competitive tournaments. We will be starting winter workouts in November.

2014 Michigan Strategy 10U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2015 Michigan Strategy 10U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2015 Michigan Wildcats 10U
City/Area:Downriver League:KVBSA
Contact:Mario Garza
mario.garza.jr@gmail.com
Team Info:Michigan Wildcats provides its players with the use of a 7000 sf private indoor facility with fully covered turf floor and 2 batting cages for Winter workouts.

Team facility is located in Southgate, MI, and home games will be played in Southgate, MI In 2015 the team will play league games in KVBSA as well a competitive tournament schedule.

Coaches: Mario Garza played @ Southgate Anderson, The University of Michigan. Rick Dorn played @ Barton College (NC) Coached H.S., College, and in the Collegiate Summer Costal Plain League.

Our intent is to provide a program for local youth to play at the highest level of quality in our area.

We will provide a healthy learning environment for our youth to learn and play the game of baseball.

While seeking a high level of competition, we will promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, character, commitment, and good friendships.

We will emphasize the importance of teamwork and effort both on the field, at home, and in school, with the utmost emphasis on academic success.

We will encourage early planning for continued education and athletic careers.

2014 Michigan Wildcats 10U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Mike Shields
734-552-7067
Mshields1@aol.com
Team Info:Our intent is to provide a program for local youth to play at the highest level of quality in our area.

We will provide a healthy learning environment for our youth to learn and play the game of baseball.

While seeking a high level of competition, we will promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, character, commitment, and good friendships.

We will emphasize the importance of teamwork and effort both on the field, at home, and in school, with the utmost emphasis on academic success.

We will encourage early planning for continued education and athletic careers.

2014 Michigan Young Guns 10U
City/Area:Lapeer County League:GFBL
Contact:Craig Brown
(810)656-9094
cbrownmgt@hotmail.com
Joe Schierlinger
810-358-7384
jschierlinger@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Michigan Young Guns have been developing elite baseball players for over a decade.

It is our goal to continue this tradition through hard work and dedication to our players and parents.

We play in the Greater Flint league, and this is a competitive league. We do get in to 3-4 tournaments a year.

We also have practice during the winter months at the Strike Zone in Almont.

2014 Michigan Youth Baseball Association 10U
City/Area:Livonia League:League MI
Contact:Donna Banks
734-772-4704
michiganyouthbaseballassoc@gmail.com
Team Info:Team plays in the Michigan League. Games are held on 2 Weekdays from Late April through Early July. 3-4 Tournaments are projected.

2015 Motor City Bulldogs 10U
City/Area:Westland   
Contact:Scott Essenburg
313-412-0434
scottessenburg@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Motor City Bulldogs 10U will be a tournament only team for the 2015 season, and will play in USSSA tournaments wherever they might be held at (10+ tournaments).

This will include at least two out of state tournaments.

2014 Motor City Outlaws 10U
City/Area:Downriver - Flat Rock   
Contact:motorcityoutlaws@gmail.com
Team Info:We are an organization in its second year. Our focus is for our kids to play competitive tournament baseball.

We accomplish this by being dedicated to the teaching of fundamentals and by properly preparing for tournament play.

We plan to play at least eight tournaments in 2014. We will also play scrimmages against other travel/tournament teams. At least two tournaments will be out of town.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 10U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Novi Heat 10U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Ken Perpich
ken.perpich@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2015 Oakland Indians 10U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Indians will be playing 18-20 league games as well as participating in 5-7 tournaments. Winter training will start in January and go until April.

2014 Oakland Reds 10U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Jennings
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will play in the KVBSA this year with 18-20 league games and 5-6 weekend tournaments.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oxford Wildcats White 10U
City/Area:North Oakland County / Oxford League:NOBF
Contact:Scott Dolata
989-798-8498
sdolata@wimsattdirect.com
Team Info:Oxford Wildcats White 10U looking for 5-6 experienced, powerful players to complete our roster with an aggressive core of players.

Pitching experience, powerful batting abilities and sharp fielding performance needed.

Players AND parents must be dedicated to hard work while maintaining positive attitudes and sportsmanship.

We will be competing in NOBF for 2015 season, 3-4 tournaments, training starts in late November at The Maxx Training Facility in Oxford.

We will play 2 sessions in the winter league games at Oakland Yards (Waterford).

2015 Pinckney Pirates 10U
City/Area:Pinckney/Hamburg League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Koone
419-340-0344
tkoone@pinckneyball.org
Team Info:The PHBSA sponsors the Pirate Travel Baseball program for kids in our community. Our task is to identify the most skilled players at their age to play against the best competition in the area.

Our goal is to develop quality players for our high school programs. Our teams compete in the KVBSA League, which is comprised of teams in or around our area.

It is unusual to travel more than an hour or overnight, although your team may choose to play in an out of town tournament – which can be a wonderful team-building experience!

Each Pirate Travel Baseball team participates in 3-5 weekend tournaments each season, 1 of which may require an overnight stay due to distance.

The 12U team participates in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, NY Total team participation in fund-raising events is required (regardless of personal need) for the 12U team.

2015 Precision Patriots 10U
City/Area:Canton/Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Neal Corey
734-536-6545
ncorey@ford.com
Team Info:This will be our Community Based 10U team and will play in the Community Division of the KVBSA.

This is a first year team with 8 spots open.

2015 Rage 10U
City/Area:Tri-City Area   
Contact:Steve Kerby
989-598-7424
skerby@s1eonline.com
Team Info:We are a second year team located in Swan Valley. We will play five or six tournaments in May through June possibly into early July.

We do like to take July off for family summers and Little League All-Stars.

2014 Saline Hornets 10U
City/Area:SE Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Andy Gottfried
734-218-8385
salinehornetsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:The 2014 AAA team will play a competitive schedule. We plan to play:

Approximately 40-50 games
In the KVBSA league
5-8 tournaments
3-5 USSSA tournaments including World Series and State Championship
2-3 Out of town tournaments

2014 Saline Hornets Blue 10U
City/Area:Saline League:KVBSA
Contact:Doug Cundiff
734-657-5845
Dougcundiff@comcast.net
Team Info:We are looking for boys that attend Saline Schools. We will play in the KVBSA league and 4 tournaments.

2014 Silk City Slammers 10U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Dave Riches
(616) 325-4709
silkcityslammers@gmail.com
Team Info:SLAMMERS BASEBALL= HARD WORK AND DEDICATION GET BETTER EACH TIME YOUR ON THE FIELD.

Slammer baseball focuses on the fundamentals of individual players and driven by teamwork! Slammers is not just about the players alone it is comprised of:

- Players committed to a strong work ethic, teamwork, goal achievement, good sportsmanship, winning attitude, competitive spirit and passion for the game

- Parents committed to a supportive environment, good sportsmanship, involvement and respect for all players, coaches, parents and officials

- Coaches committed to providing a safe, fair, enjoyable and rewarding environment for all of players and parents

2015 South Farmington Blues 10U
City/Area:Farmington / Farmington Hills and surrounding Cities League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Schuler
248-444-5146
sschuler@sfbluesbaseball.com
Team Info:The South Farmington Blues will play in the KVBSA along with 4-5 tournaments during the spring season. We will also play 1-2 indoor tournaments during the winter.

We look to build a strong core of players and be competitive at every level.

We promote a family atmosphere and look to increase the player’s ability, sportsmanship, and love of baseball throughout the season.

2014 South Lyon Thunder 10U
City/Area:South Lyon League:KVBSA
Contact:Dean Whitcomb
313.350.2881
dean.whitcomb@alliedbuilding.com
Team Info:The South Lyon Thunder will play in the open division of the KVBSA and compete in several tournaments.

We hope to once again find the right balance of teaching, winning and having fun.

2015 South Lyon Thunder 10U
City/Area:South Lyon League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Galardi
248-444-6444
mgalardi@wowway.com
Team Info:We will play 16-20 KVBSA league games and 4-6 tournaments throughout the season which runs from late April to early July. We expect to play 35-40 games.

Weekly offseason indoor training starts in January and runs through March. Outdoor practices and games will be played at South Lyon HS and Centennial Middle School (9 Mile).

2015 Southfield Cardinals 10U
City/Area:Tri-county area League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Young
Detroitbruins@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 10U Southfield Cardinals team is a competitive travel baseball team.

Our main objectives is to provide high-level baseball experience that develops baseball skills, athletic abilities and the knowledge of the game.

We promote good sportsmanship and scholastic obtainment. Players will participate in KVBSA travel league and play in 6 tournaments with (two out of town tournaments).

Indoor training will be from Dec- March.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 10U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Craig Lahue
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2015 SWM Sluggers 10U
City/Area:Niles/Buchanan area League:BPA
Contact:Cris Preissing
574-286-7947
Preissing4@att.net
Team Info:We expect to play competitive baseball at a high level with class.

2014 The Players Edge Sluggers 10U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Chris Newell
chrisnewell2@comcast.net
Team Info:The Player's Edge Baseball Training Center will provide professional instruction for the purpose of guiding young athletes to achieve the highest possible level of their ability.

Not only will we teach the fundamentals of baseball, but we will instill the basic fundamentals of life.

We will strive to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

2015 Titans Baseball 10U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Bobby Curran
248-709-7588
curran5629@gmail.com
Team Info:The primary objective of the Titans program is to prepare young players for the high school level and beyond.

We have sent players to the Hit Dogs & Warriors programs, so if your goal is elite then we prepare you for that too.

The competition for a high school roster spot is intense and our goal is to see each player in our program in a high school uniform.

We are looking for kids that are committed to playing baseball and are willing to work hard.

The Titans teams are tournament teams. We will play tournaments throughout the year with two tournaments being out of town.

There will be indoor training and once outside, we will be practicing during the week.

2014 Tri City Lightning 10U
City/Area:Genesee/Livingston counties League:KVBSA
Contact:248-224-1882
rjlammers@charter.net
Team Info:Tri City Lightning, the longest and continuous travel organization in Genesee county, has a tradition of developing and providing a positive experience to youth baseball players throughout the years.

The Tri City Lightning 10U will have league play and participate in 5 - 6 tournaments throughout the season. Winter training, conditioning, and workouts will also be included.

The program is looking for talented, hard working, dedicated players /families who want to play baseball in a positive team atmosphere as well as an opportunity to develop skills to an optimal level.

2015 Troy Bulldogs 10U
City/Area:Troy (and surrounding area) League:NOBF
Contact:Jeff Gruca
(248) 302-0185
troybulldogs10u@gmail.com
Team Info:The Troy Bulldogs team will participate in the North Oakland Baseball Federation.

The goal of the Bulldogs organization is to prepare young players for high school baseball, while building character and sportsmanship.

The Bulldogs plan to play in a Fall Baseball League starting in mid-August, 2014. We will hold indoor training in the winter.

The Bulldogs will play approximately 20 regular season games in the NOBF and participate in 3-4 tournaments (one out of town).

We are looking for boys that are serious and committed to baseball. We will be selecting players that are focused and highly coachable.

Players must be dedicated to hard work while maintaining positive attitudes and sportsmanship.

2014 Troy Bulldogs 10U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:NOBF
Contact:Jeff Riffe
734-255-6164
jkbnriffe@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our experienced coaching staff is focused on developing player skills and character, while preparing them for the season.

An extensive indoor off season training program will begin in January to prepare players for the upcoming season.

Team will play 20-25 league games in the NOBF and 4-5 tournaments with 1-2 possibly out of town.

2014 Vengeance 10U
City/Area:Chesterfield, Macomb, New Baltimore areas League:MABF
Contact:Steve Super
586-557-4784
stevensuper@comcast.net
Team Info:We have a excellent core group of 5 players from 9U team. We're looking to add 6 players. All fielding positions currently open and all players will be assessed during practices and winter training.

Team practices will be held outdoors in the late summer/early fall. Winter training to be held at Hitz Training facility twice per week.

We will be working with the Hitz professional instructors. We plan to participate in 4-5 tournaments with one, possibly two being a travel tournament.

Vengeance 9U were runners up in the USSSA Spring Thaw Tournament in April 2013, Vengeance 9U took 1st place in the BPA Bronze Tournament in May 2013.

Vengeance 9U were runners up in Total Baseball's House Ball Invitational in June 2013.

2014 West Michigan Black Sox 10U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Todd Nunn
269-254-1761
tnunnwmichblacksox@gmail.com
Team Info:The 10U Black Sox will be playing in tournaments at both the BPA and USSA levels this year.

The 10U Black Sox will be playing in a double header league during the spring and players will not be participating in Little League.

2014 West Michigan Outlaws 10U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Marc Uturo
wmoutlawsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to fill roster spots.

2014 West Michigan Warriors 10U
City/Area:Lowell, Kentwood League:GRABL
Contact:Doug
616-706-5292
wmWarriorsBaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Raising Men of God, While Coaching Baseball

If you want to be part of an elite team, and maintain a family atmosphere…then this is the team for you.

Warriors will compete in many regular season games, and several highly competitive tournaments. Total games will be approximately 40-50 games in a season.

Winter practices begin in January, and the season ends in July.

2014 West Oakland Wings 10U
City/Area:White Lake, Commerce, Milford, Lakes Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Brad Farquhar
Brad.Farquhar@hvs.org
Team Info:We will participate in the KVBSA league and play 6-7 tournaments. Indoor training begins in January at High Performance and Total Sports facilities.

2014 Whitmore Lake Trojans 10U
City/Area:Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw County League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Stefanovski
586-703-4442
stefanovski.steve@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a team focusing on fundamentals and player development as a team. We will play in the KVBSA this year with 30-35 games and 1-2 weekend tournaments.

One early evening per week training starting late October, 2 days per week starting January. Season starts Mid April ends 1st week in July.

2014 Woodbridge Eagles 10U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Mike Wilson
(313) 832-4770
woodbridgebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Woodbridge Eagles will be entering our 3rd year in existence and 2nd of competition within the Travel circuit.

The Eagles played a 60 game schedule including 5 travel tournaments in 2013. We currently have the only Baseball Academy located within the city of Detroit.

Our 20/20 principle goal is that 75% of youth participating in our program will go on to compete at the high school and collegiate level.

Our indoor training facility is equipped with cages, portable pitching mounds, speed, strength and condition equipment to help develop and enhance the skills sets of any baseball player.

We have an elite professional Little League Baseball diamond complete with infield grass and fences which feature 200 ft. distance from pole to pole.

The 2014 season will feature 5-6 Competitive tournaments and League Michigan Travel play during the week.

2015 Ypsilanti Elite 10U
City/Area:All League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Mitchell
734 474-6390
mainstreetdollar@yahoo.com
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals. Team will play 18-20 games in KVBSA and also 3-5 Local Tournaments.

20 weeks of indoor practice thru the winter.

2015 Zappen Tigers 10U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Steve Lepkowski
248-804-9428
coachlep.zappensports@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a development based baseball club that has a core belief in practicing throughout the season.

Players will be trained to play multiple positions along with given the opportunity to play those positions in games.

We do not believe a player should specialize in in one or two positions at this age level.

Players will be selected based on playing ability but more importantly our emphasis will be selecting players we feel will be highly coachable learners.

This experience will not only will develop players fundamentally but will provide them an opportunity to grow in a character based environment.

Schedule: 7 – 8 Tournaments with one being an overnight trip. Supplemental games will be added to complete schedule.

Practice: Indoor training starts in January at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse, which is an 80,000 square foot facility with access to 3 indoor batting cages.

January – Mid March: 1 practice per week . Starting in Mid – March: 2 practices per week.
Coaching Staff:Cost: $650
Follow us on Twitter: @ZappenTigers


11U Teams

2014 4-40 Baseball 11U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Al Fernandez
al.fernandez33@hotmail.com
Team Info:Downriver based team will mainly play tournaments.

2015 Avery's All-Stars 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Nick Crivella
248-930-8828
Nick.Crivella@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2015 Avery's All-Stars 11U are looking for kids who want to learn, work hard, and play competitive baseball.

Our goal is to play at a high competitive level and prepare the kids for high school ball.

We will play fall ball and start twice a week indoor winter practices in December while playing in an indoor league. Next summer we will play 18-25 league games and 4-5 tournaments.

2015 Backyard Dreams 11U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Nicole
nhartje@yahoo.com`
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting will be playing in the AAA division of the NOBF and will be playing in 4-6 tournaments.

The Sting has a dedicated outdoor field and indoor dome use 2 hours per week in the winter.

Also conduct team instructional training 1-2 hours per week in the off season in an effort to maximize results on the field.

The Sting has a dedicated and organized volunteer coaching staff.

The staff is committed to teaching baseball fundamentals while displaying a positive attitude and provide a rewarding and memorable experience for all players and parents.

2015 Blue Water Attack 11U
City/Area:St. Clair County, Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Josh or Rachel
586-255-1875
vagi31@hotmail.com
Team Info:Our goal is to provide players with skills, fundamentals and knowledge to play different positions. To have fun while being competitive.

Our expectation is that your son will be dedicated to the game and attend practices and games ready to play. We will play at least 24 league games and in 3-4 tournaments within Michigan.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 11U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2014 Canton Bandits 11U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth/Westland/Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Bob Lynn
734-748-0041
BobLynn55@comcast.net
Team Info:The Canton Bandits are a 11U travel baseball team looking for some competitive ball players for the 2014 season.

The roster will generally consist of players from the Plymouth, Canton, Westland and Livonia areas but players from surrounding communities are more than welcome to tryout.

Our mission is to provide a competitive travel experience and to promote the concept of teamwork without sacrificing the fun.

Focus will be on improving the skill set of our young players while preparing them for the next level.

The 11U Canton Bandits will compete in the KVBSA and play a league schedule of 18 to 20 games. The Bandits will supplement the league play by participating in 6 weekend tournaments.

The goal is between 40-50 games for the season. Indoor practice will start in late January with the season wrapping up in early July.

2015 Canton Cardinals 11U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

11U players must be willing to commit to 3-7 weekend tournaments, league play outside the community, and play a maximum of 50 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

Under certain circumstances, a maximum of 2 non-resident players will be allowed on the 11U Team.

2015 Cascade Cyclones 11U
City/Area:Grand Rapids League:GRABL
Contact:Jim Palmitier
616-481-3631
jim.palmitier@comcast.net
Team Info:Cascade Cyclones Baseball was founded in 2013 in West Michigan to provide a positive environment for kids to excel at baseball.

Our focus is to provide players with an opportunity to develop their skills, while competing at a higher level than little league can provide.

Indoor practices will be offered in January with mandatory practices starting in February to best prepare for our 2015 season.

We will play 50-60 games throughout the season; GRABL, 5-6 tournaments, and scrimmages.

We hope to fill our roster with players who would be interested in making a two year commitment for a 2016 trip to Cooperstown.

2014 Clio All Stars 11U
City/Area:Genesee/Mid-Michigan League:GFBL
Contact:David Adkins
810-247-0649
dave_adkins@comcast.net
Team Info:Our goal is to provide our players with the fundamentals necessary to play baseball at a higher level in the future.

We will play 15- 20 league games in the Greater Flint Baseball League. Our tournament play will include 6--8 tournaments both locally and extended travel options.

2015 Coldwater Reds 11U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Joe Closson
jcloscoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2014 Detroit Black Sox 11U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Jason Hann
detroitblacksox@gmail.com
Team Info:This is a NEW team for 2014 and already has a strong core of 'Major' level players committed.

We are looking for other 'Major' or 'AAA' level baseball players that want to compete at the highest level both locally and nationally. A premium will be placed on players with Pitching experience.

Team will be based out of the Shelby Township / Utica area in Macomb County. Plan to compete in 5-7 USSSA Tournaments along with competing in MABF.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 11U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:Jim Spilko
586-421-0511
jimspilko@comcast.net
Team Info: 

2015 Downriver Demolition 11U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Joe Burke
734-778-2885
coachjoe1724@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our team will be playing in the weekday 11u travel league, plus 7-8 tournaments including one or two out of town / overnight tournaments. MIO League Opportunity.

We will have indoor training beginning in October along with professional lessons on hitting and pitching.

Players must be willing to commit to the scheduled practices and to a minimum 40 games schedule including weekend, weekday and tournament play (April through July).

2014 Downriver Hawks 11U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Michael Phillips
586-610-2239
phillips2417@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be playing up an age level in League Michigan and will play between 7-9 tournaments, mostly USSSA. We practice indoors at our own facility starting in January.

2014 East Side Niners 11U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:(586) 468-9606
bottomoftheninth@att.net
Team Info:The Eastside Niners Boys Travel Baseball Program is affiliated with the Bottom of the Ninth Training Center located on Groesbeck south of Hall Rd.

2015 Fenton Tigers 11U
City/Area:Fenton League:KVBSA
Contact:Rob Maier
810-444-5567
maier1214@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2014 Fenton Tigers 11U
City/Area:North Oakland, Livingston, and Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Tim Hellebuyck
248-219-2645
trhellebuyck@hotmail.com
Team Info:The 11U Fenton Tigers are a part of Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball, FTTB. We play a highly competitive brand of baseball in a family environment.

FTTB has several former college ball players on staff and access to some of the states best instructors at our indoor home: The Colosseum of Fenton.

2014 Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association 11U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Craig Simon
517-775-2564
Craig.simon@aecom.com
Team Info: 

2015 Fremont 11U
City/Area:Fremont   
Contact:Mark Baden
231-519-0613
mabaden@ncats.net
Team Info:looking for a extend playing season. We only had 9 regular season games.

Just want more diamond experience for our kids. Want our kids to see some good clean fun competitive baseball with a good learning experience.

Any college athletes that could assist or come to some practices.

2014 Grand Slam Baseball 11U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Marlon Wright
312-520-9625
wrightmarlon@hotmail.com
Team Info:Interested in competing in 6-8 tournaments throughout Michigan. Indoor practices will be held at Court One Training Center at 7868 Old M-78 in East Lansing.

Home field is a newly constructed junior baseball field at 2291 Research Dr in Okemos.

2014 Grand Valley Thunder 11U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Chris Corner
616 292-4833
ccorner@ommengineering.com
Team Info:Grand Valley Thunder travel baseball team is looking for high skilled, hard working baseball players that want to play competitive baseball.

We plan on playing 5 baseball tournaments and several scrimmages from April to July. We were 13-8 last season and won a baseball tournament.

2015 Great Lakes Cyclones 11U
City/Area:Grand Blanc and surrounding areas League:GFBL
Contact:Eric Ray
(810) 394-3339
coachetray@gmail.com
Team Info:This team will be playing winter ball (Genesee Fieldhouse or possibly Oakland Yard after youth wrestling season ends in March), summer league (GFBL), and 6-8 Tournaments.

Planning a fall 2014 fundraiser to attend Elizabethtown Kentucky for a National tournament in July 2015.

The goal of this upcoming team is to keep as many of our players together over the next few years..attend Elizabethtown at 11U and in 2016 go to Cooperstown at 12U.

Parents please note, there will be fundraising available to reach our goals of Nationals and for your player dues.

2014 Grosse Pointe Avengers 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Aaron Senter
(313)580-8416
asenter45@yahoo.com
Team Info:Grosse Pointe Avengers are looking for players to participate in the 2014 11u season in the MABF.

We will participate in 5 tournaments (4 local/1 travel). Coaching staff has over 40 years of baseball coaching experience.

We are looking to teach the kids the skills of baseball while having fun and being competitive.

2015 Grossi Baseball 11U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 HBF Maroons 11U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2015 Howell Warriors 11U
City/Area:Howell Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris Eikey
517-672-2862
eikeysports@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 11U Warriors will be playing 4 to 6 tournaments in state. We will be playing in the KVBSA. We are looking for some players to help us strengthen our roster.

Visit our website for more information.

2015 Huron Valley Patriots 11U
City/Area:Highland, Milford, White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Rick Wing
248-921-3634
Patriots.coach.wing@gmail.com
Team Info:The Huron Valley Patriots will compete in the advanced division of the KVBSA and play 16 - 20 games in league play.

In addition we will play in 8 - 10 tournaments, 2 of which will be out of town (stay over) tournaments. These will be a mix of USSSA and community based tournaments.

Our team goals are to instill a love for the game and the fundamentals necessary to compete against any level of competition.

The coaching staff strives to reinforce the concepts of TEAM first, discipline, sportsmanship, and hard work.

Our season schedule will consist of fall practices once per week with the possibility of a fall tournament. Indoor winter practices will begin in January.

We are looking for players who are coach-able, and committed to improving their skills.

2015 Huron Valley Rebels 11U
City/Area:Highland, Milford, White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:CJ Pearson
(517) 798-7315
Rebelstravelball.pearson@gmail.com
Team Info:HV Rebels will participate in KVBSA (18-22 season games) and compete in 5-7 weekend tournaments. Winter/Indoor training begins in January.

We are looking for talented players that demonstrate focus on the field, teamwork, goal achievement, winning attitude, and competitive spirit.

Our coaches focus on improving our players skill set by teaching sound baseball fundamentals and teamwork while having fun.

2014 Jet Box Baseball Macomb 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Brandon Finn
finner27@comcast.net
Team Info:October 2013 - Resume practicing once a week (weekend) outside, if weather permits.

This will enable the kids to “gel” a little bit and will also serve as preparation for those players who will be participating in the winter league.

Winter Practices: Plan on starting in November/December indoors, probably once a week at first I will plan on taking time off during the holidays.

January – April we will have “regular” practices twice a week, one weekday and one weekend day.

Winter League: Not mandatory, but encouraged for all players. Located in Waterford, (M-59/Crescent Lake Road) Cost between $150-200 per player for entire season.

Tournaments: 5-7 “regular season” – at least one travel. Post Season (e.g., Mid/Late July) – Likely, and may include travel.

League (MABF): Considering playing up in the 12U “B” division.

I have talked with coaches who played in the 11U division last year and they believe we would not have an issue competing in the “B” division. This is still TBD, but is being strongly considered.

2015 Lake Orion Dragons 11U
City/Area:Lake Orion League:NOBF
Contact:Doug Babcock
248 875-6493
Drbabsmi@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Lake Orion Dragons will compete in the NOBF with 18-20 games schedule. The Dragons will play in 5-6 tournaments with 1 maybe 2 out of state.

We will have a training program that will consist of indoor and outdoor training. We will compete in the Oakland Yard indoor league in the winter.

2014 Lakes Area Dodgers 11U
City/Area:Oakland, Macomb, Livingston Counties   
Contact:John Hodgins
ladodgers11@comcast.net
Team Info:Tournament only. 10 to 12 tourneys. Mostly local. Cooperstown in 2015 . Solid Winter training program.

2014 Lakeshore Storm 11U
City/Area:Holland/Zeeland   
Contact:Shawn Wyckoff
616-931-5323
wyckos15@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a new team for the 2014 season. We plan to play tournaments in the West Michigan area only.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 11U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 11U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2015 Liberty Shores Minutemen 11U
City/Area:Fenton/Linden League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Stark
810-449-5239
paestark@gmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the KVBSA league (18-20 league games) and participate in weekend tournaments (3-4) throughout southeastern Michigan from April through July.

We also host a tournament, Cartwright Classic, where all families will be required to work during the weekend of June 19-21, 2015.

All team members will pay a player fee of $500 that will cover the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, league fees and umpire fees.

Our team's focus is emphasizing baseball fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork.

Our goal is to provide a program for local youth to play at the highest level of quality baseball in our area.

2014 Livonia Rockets 11U
City/Area:Livonia and surrounding area League:KVBSA
Contact:Ed Shepler
734-660-6768
edshepler@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are looking for a solid commitment for 4-5 tournaments and league play in the KVBSA (35-40 games). We will begin indoor training in mid-January.

2015 Livonia Stars 11U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Matt Fournier
734-968-0499
Mattfournier22@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The 2015 Livonia Stars will be playing 20-24 league games in the KVBSA along with 3-4 weekend tournaments.

All winter and spring practices will be held at Livonia Franklin High School and conducted by Franklin's head varsity coach Matt Fournier.

We provide a very competitive and very family oriented program that focuses on player development both on and off the field.

2014 Macomb Rage 11U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Pete Bacarella
586-354-7894
bacarel5@comcast.net
Team Info:MABF/tourney and elite tourney only team.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 11U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 MBS Jets 11U
City/Area:Midland, Saginaw, Bay City   
Contact:Frank Fleming
989-430-4651
ffflem@charter.net
Team Info:We are a relatively new travel baseball organization trying to build competitive teams in the tri-city area.

We try to keep it affordable for families and encourage player development and enjoying the game of baseball.

2014 Metro Detroit Grizzlies 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit Area League:MABF
Contact:Larry Powers
586-489-8975
l.p_29@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our goal is to improve the individual players skills in an effort to create a winning team.

We will play in the MABf and 2 or 3 local (non overnight required stay) and 1 out of state tournament requiring parent time off and overnight stays.

We expect 110% effort from all players and 100% attendance at practices to meet our goals.

2014 Metro Detroit Grizzlies 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Larry Powers
(586) 489-8975
l.p_29@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Metro Detroit Grizzlies 11u will play in the MABF as well as 2 or 3 local and one out of state tournaments.

The Grizzlies will carry 11 players and are looking for boys. Players and families must be willing to dedicate a lot of time and energy to the team for the players to improve their baseball skills.

2015 Michigan Batbusters 11U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Jeffery Cojcoar
586-873-5443
jcojocar@cojocarlaw.com
Team Info:The Michigan Batbusters are proud to return to the MABF for the 2015 season as an 11U squad, after its very successful 2014 10U season.

In addition to our regular season games, we will also participate in at least 3-4 tournaments, including the Cal Ripken Tournament in Aberdeen, Maryland.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 11U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Brewers 11U
City/Area:All League:MABF
Contact:Ed Hayward
complete_athletics@comcast.net
Team Info:This team is comprised of multiple players from high level tournament teams that have been put together to compete on a major scale in both tournament play and potentially with league play.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs 11U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Derrick Herr
248-909-2365
derrick.herr@att.net
Team Info:We will participate in KVBSA league and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. We will also participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

The team expects to play a league game schedule plus 2–4 tournaments for a total of 30 – 40 games starting in April and playing through the end of July.

Player development is our main focus as we believe we are preparing our young players to play at the highest level.

2014 Michigan Bulls 11U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 11U age group. One will be a Major/Elite team coached by Brent Scheffer and one a AAA/AA team with a qualified coach TBD.

Teams will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

We will participate in the KVBSA league and play 5-8 tournaments. Fields used for home games and practices will be in the Novi, Farmington, Livonia area.

Our goal will be to build on core fundamentals in a competitive environment to further develop our players as a team.

2014 Michigan Expos 11U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2014 Michigan Inferno 11U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Nick Guevarra
248-842-5772
michiganinferno@gmail.com
Team Info:The Michigan Inferno are Rochester based and participate in NOBF. We play approximately 18-22 games and 6 – 7 tournaments.

We will also be participating in a winter indoor league. We will have a Fall Team but NOT mandatory participation.

2015 Michigan Lazers 11U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Joey Thorington
734-649-9098
thoring2@gmail.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

2014 Michigan Longhorns 11U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Jimmy Hutson
616-638-4714
michiganlonghornsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Competitive travel team

2015 Michigan Mayhem 11U
City/Area:Grand Blanc and surrounding areas League:GFBL
Contact:Lou Columbus
810-964-2148
michiganmayhembaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Mayhem is adding a NEW 11U baseball team to the organization for the 2015 season! The Mayhem organization is entering its 6th year.

This team will: Focus on skills development in the fall; Practice indoors from January-April; Practice outdoors at their home field in the Burton area, starting in April.

Play 16-18 games in the Greater Flint Baseball League (GFBL); Play 4-5 tournaments; Have access to Mayhem’s indoor sports facility at: 3600 South Dort Highway in Flint

This new 11U baseball team is backed by an established, committed organization.

Team will be led by experienced coaches with a desire to help kids refine their baseball fundamentals, develop advanced skills, and who truly enjoy playing the game of baseball.

We currently have 12U-16U fastpitch softball teams and we are ALWAYS looking for new coaches and teams.

2015 Michigan Nationals 11U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Red Sox 11U
City/Area:Birmingham   
Contact:Bill Hess
248-703-1196
bhess@techrg.com
Team Info:Tournament only team - played in 10+ tournaments in 2014 - practice 2-3 times a week in Birmingham area during the season.

Fall workouts while the weather allows us to be outside and indoor practices twice a week in winter months utilizing large dome and cages for batting and pitching.

2014 Michigan Red Sox 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Tony Kostello
248-342-7136
MIredsox11u@gmail.com
Team Info:The Red Sox 11U is a second year team that will play in North Oakland Baseball Federation (NOBF) and in 5-7 weekend tournaments in the SE Michigan area.

The team will be active in September and October for outdoor practices. Indoor workouts will be planned thru the winter months.

Our home field will be in Birmingham, MI - accepting players from all areas.

2015 Michigan Red Sox White 11U
City/Area:Birmingham League:NOBF
Contact:David Mason
248.953.1966
dmason.mich@gmail.com
Bill Hess
bhess@techrg.com
Team Info:The primary objective of the Red Sox program is to prepare young players for the high school level while emphasizing teamwork and developing strong character.

Fall workouts while the weather allows us to be outside and indoor practices twice a week in winter months utilizing large dome and cages for batting and pitching.

NOBF Team will compete in NOBF and play in 4-5 tournaments. Home field is in the Birmingham area - Contact Dave Mason.

2014 Michigan Storm 11U
City/Area:Wayne/ South Oakland/Monroe Counties   
Contact:Scott Gailey
(248)568-0339
scottgailey@comcast.net
Team Info:The 11U Michigan Storm is a tournament only team looking to compete in approximately 10 tournaments during the 2014 season.

In addition to that we will be playing umpired scrimmage games against other travel teams in the area to help us prepare for tournaments.

We have an friendly and experienced coaching staff that are dedicated to helping our players develop the skill they will need to play at the next level.

2014 Michigan Strategy 11U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2015 Michigan Strategy 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Wildcats 11U
City/Area:Southgate   
Contact:Coach Steve Faber
fabera@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a tournament only team looking to do 10-12 tournaments throughout the season. Indoor training will begin Nov/Dec at our Southgate Facility.

2014 Michigan Young Guns 11U
City/Area:Lapeer County League:GFBL
Contact:Wayne Smith
(989) 387-2475
michiganyoungguns@gmail.com
Team Info:2014 Michigan Young Guns 11u, will be playing in the Greater Flint League and will play in 4-5 tournaments.

This team will potentially field a 2013 fall team and play in a dome league through winter. Cost is $350.00 plus fund raisers with a buy out option.

We will also do some extra fund raisers to help offset our Cooperstown cost for this team in 2015. We are looking for dedicated baseball players and committed parents.

2014 Mid Michigan Bandits 11U
City/Area:Genessee County   
Contact:Kevin Palmer
(810)931-9233
coachpalmer@midmichiganbandits.com
Team Info:Looking for talented, dedicated, motivated players willing to challenge themselves and their teammates to excel at playing the greatest game on Earth.

Our philosophy is to continue to develop players through instruction, drill work, repetition, competition, and positive reenforcement.

We will have indoor training beginning in early December until tournament play begins in April, and we will play through early August for 40-50 game season.

We are looking for players interested in a minimum 2 year commitment because we will be going to Cooperstown in the summer of 2015, and we will begin fundraising during the upcoming season.

**Team will be a tournament only team**

2015 Motor City Snipers 11U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Donna Banks
734-772-4704
michiganyouthbaseballassoc@gmail.com
Team Info:The 11u Snipers are a second year team with a core group of boys who give their all EVERY time they step on the field. We are based in the Livonia/Westland area.

We compete in a fall ball league and then start indoor conditioning in January.

We will compete in approx. 20 regular season games, as well as 4-5 weekend tournaments (Such as The Detroit Tigers Hometown Tournament).

We offer a variety of fundraising to keep costs affordable.

2014 NFWB Cobras 11U
City/Area:West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Commerce, Bloomfield, Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Tengler
313-805-6755
ds10gler@gmail.com
Jim Forner
(313) 598-7720
jforner3@comcast.net
Team Info:The 11U Cobras will be playing in KVBSA league play as well as 6 tournaments with 2 of them out of town tournaments.

We will have the assistance of Von Joshua MLB World Series Player and Coach as well as other collegiate player. Home field is Drake Sports Park in West Bloomfield.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 11U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Northville Broncos 11U
City/Area:Northville Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Matt Corriveau
248 921 2004
mcorriveau@goldstarfinancial.com
Team Info: 

2014 Northville Mustangs 11U
City/Area:Northville, Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Jeff Harp
(810)602-9728
jeffreyrharp@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2014 11U Mustangs will play 4 or 5 games in the Fall between September and Halloween and hold indoor Winter practices between January and April.

Team will play approximately 17-20 League games between late April and the middle of July, and participate in 5 or 6 weekend tournaments wrapping up by August 1st.

We are always interested in scheduling competitive exhibition games against area teams--especially in the fall, early April, and mid-July--with umpires. Please contact me for more info.

2015 Novi Heat 11U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Brandon Los
brandon.los@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2015 Oakland Diamondbacks 11U
City/Area:Oakland CountyOakland County   
Contact:Lou Aguilar
248-390-4331
Lou845@comcast.net
Team Info:Looking to add to a solid team that plays a lot of baseball.

Winter workouts start in November and end in March. Optional Individual workouts start September - Nov to prepare for the winter workouts.

2015 Oakland Indians 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Indians will be playing 18-20 league games as well as participating in 5-7 tournaments in the 2015 season. Winter training will start in January and go until April.

Our focus will be to prepare players to play at a higher level of play.

2014 Oakland Reds 11U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:David Plait – Youth Director
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oxford Wildcats White 11U
City/Area:Oxford, North Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jason Snow
248-563-9911
jsnow2@live.com
Team Info:Established NOBF Oxford Wildcats White 11U looking to acquire 1-2 PROVEN players with past fed-ball experience.

Pitching experience REQUIRED and must have powerful batting abilities to round out are already strong roster. Will hold private tryout sessions to evaluate players strengths and capabilities.

2015 Phantoms Baseball 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Bjerke
248-946-2358
sbjerkebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team will practice in Waterford at Oakland Yard Athletics and play in there Indoor Baseball League.

Team will play in the KVBSA league in Spring and Summer and play in (4-5) week end tournaments.We are looking for players looking to improve their skills and want to play at the next level.

2014 Phantoms Baseball 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Bjerke
Scott@bjerkebaseball.com
Team Info:Team will participate in the KVBSA and Local Tournaments. We will play Indoor Baseball League at Oakland Yard Athletics.

We will have practice from Nov. to March indoors until the weather permits outdoor practice.

2015 Pinckney Pirates 11U
City/Area:Pinckney/Hamburg League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Koone
419-340-0344
tkoone@pinckneyball.org
Team Info:The PHBSA sponsors the Pirate Travel Baseball program for kids in our community. Our task is to identify the most skilled players at their age to play against the best competition in the area.

Our goal is to develop quality players for our high school programs. Our teams compete in the KVBSA League, which is comprised of teams in or around our area.

It is unusual to travel more than an hour or overnight, although your team may choose to play in an out of town tournament – which can be a wonderful team-building experience!

Each Pirate Travel Baseball team participates in 3-5 weekend tournaments each season, 1 of which may require an overnight stay due to distance.

The 12U team participates in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, NY Total team participation in fund-raising events is required (regardless of personal need) for the 12U team.

2015 Precision Patriots 11U
City/Area:Canton / Plymouth / Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Pat McAuliffe
734-787-8393
precisionpatriots11U@gmail.com
Team Info:Team will participate in League plus 7-8 Tournaments and we will roster 11-12 players. Full uniforms, equipment and Membership to Precision Baseball included.

Winter indoor practices will be held at Precision Baseball in Canton at 7835 Market Street, Canton 1 mile north of Ikea.

2015 Rage 11U
City/Area:Tri-City Area   
Contact:Steve Kerby
989-598-7424
skerby@s1eonline.com
Team Info:We are a second year team located in Swan Valley. We will play five or six tournaments in May through June possibly into early July.

We do like to take July off for family summers and Little League All-Stars.

2015 Recruits 11U
City/Area:North Oakland   
Contact:Brad Bacon
(248) 425-1040
bgbacon@icloud.com
Team Info:The team is seeking 2-3 motivated players to add to their experienced core that had a very successful 10U tournament and league season, in which they went undefeated in the NOBF AAA division.

The team will move to a tournament-only schedule in 2015 with a continuing focus on player development and competitive challenge in a supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere.

Fundraising opportunities will help to keep player fees reasonable. Winter training will begin in February and the tournament season will run no later than the first week of July.

2015 Royal Oak Nationals 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Mike Morris
248-990-2327
twre2@yahoo.com
Team Info:In addition to playing in the NOBF, the Nationals will compete in 3-4 tournaments. In the fall team members will have the opportunity to play fall baseball.

The winter consist of 1-2 days of indoor training per week starting in Late November.

Last years team finished 16-4 in our league and in first place in their division of the NOBF. The team also qualified for the AABC state tournament finishing in the final 4.

2014 Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs 11U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Todd Goldensoph
989-239-6280
jen.goldensoph@juno.com
Team Info:The 2014 11u Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs is affiliated with Peak Performance Baseball in Bay City, MI.

We are a very competitive team looking to improve for the 2014 season. We play mostly USSSA tournaments but also play in other organizations.

We will again play fall ball, winter dome ball, and 7 – 15 tournaments. We travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama during the kids Spring Break for spring training.

When we are down there, we will try to play 1-2 tournaments against Southern Teams. We have a great group of parents and have a fun time playing competitive baseball.

Through fundraising, this is a low cost team. We are looking for kids from anywhere in Michigan who are excited to play. Please feel free to check out our websites and contact us.

2014 Saline Hornets Blue 11U
City/Area:Saline & Surrounding Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Jason Wangler
734-330-5078
jason.wangler@comcast.net
Team Info:The Saline Hornets Blue will have a roster of 11 players and compete in the KVBSA league and approximately 7 tournaments in 2014.

2014 SEM Pirates 11U
City/Area:SE Mich/NW Ohio   
Contact:Don Nagle
419-913-7349
d.nagle@sit-indeva.com
Team Info:2014 11U South East Michigan (S.E.M.) Pirates youth travel baseball team out of Bedford Township (Temperance) is looking for serious players interested in competing at a regional and national level.

We participate mainly in USSSA tournaments and expect to be very competitive in 2014.

We currently have players from Bedford Township, Toledo, Sylvania, Bowling Green, Findlay, and Adrian on our roster. As a result, we are very accommodating to out-of-town players and families.

2014 Sharks Baseball 11U
City/Area:Mattawan   
Contact:Ron Perry
269-598-3112
perryr40@yahoo.com
Team Info:Sharks baseball is a Christian base team seeking talented players. Our goal is to sharpen the athletes skills on and off the field.

Our practices are in Mattawan or Paw Paw and we play tournaments within 1 hour away.

2014 Silk City Slammers 11U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Dave Riches
(616) 325-4709
silkcityslammers@gmail.com
Team Info:The Slammers are entering their 2nd year of travel ball, we are quickly growing as an organization.

This season we have added another age division and expansion is expected to continue in 2014, we play in 4-5 weekend tournament from June- early August.

2015 South Farmington Blues 11U
City/Area:Farmington Hills & nearby communities League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Kent
(248) 496-5840
jim@kentcomproductions.com
Team Info: 

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 11U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Allen Dresselhouse
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2015 Titans Baseball 11U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Todd Turner
248-701-3067
todd@t2baseball.com
Team Info:The primary objective of the Titans program is to prepare young players for the high school level and beyond. The team will play tournaments only.

The competition for a high school roster spot is intense and our goal is to see each player in our program in a high school uniform.

We are looking for kids that are dedicated and are willing to work hard.

2014 Troy Mud Hens 11U
City/Area:Troy / Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:John Benesch
troymudhens@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Troy Mudhens will play in 20 NOBF league games and compete in 4-5 Tournaments during the 2014 season.

2014 Vengeance Orange 11U
City/Area:Macomb County / Metro Detroit League:MABF
Contact:Dave Senter
senter_23@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our coaching philosophy is that strong player development, building the core fundamentals and teaching the mental and physical aspects of the game lead to a fun and rewarding season.

We will play in the "A" division of MABF as well as 4-5 tournaments. 2 of the tournaments will likely involve travel/hotel stays.

We are looking for hard working, dedicated baseball players. We will play in a wood bat fall baseball league that begins September 8th and ends October 6th.

The league consists of double-headers on Sundays and practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Winter workouts begin the first week of January 2014 and end at the end of March.

We have our own indoor training facility with batting cages, a pitching tunnel and and full size turf infield.

2014 Warriors Baseball Club of Michigan 11U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Jim Etzin, General Manager
(248) 842-7044
WarriorHQ@aol.com
Team Info:This team features four professional "non-parent" coaches, is comprised of players from throughout Southeastern Michigan, practices in Oakland County and competes on a national level.

In 2013, our 12U team finished 66-12, won six tournaments (including Cooperstown Dreams Park) and once again earned a bid to the USSSA Elite Major World Series at Walt Disney World.

Due to our 501c3 not-for-profit status and extraordinarily generous sponsors, families within the organization are only required to pay $1000 for the season.

Expenses such as coaching salaries, facility rental, uniforms, equipment and tournament registration fees are paid by the club.

2014 West Michigan Black Sox - Black 11U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Michael McDonald
(269) 382-4469
MikeMcDonald68@gmail.com
Team Info:For the 2014 season we will be playing local double header league along with tournaments.

2015 Zappen Tigers 11U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Steve Lepkowski
248-804-9428
coachlep.zappensports@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a development based baseball club that has a core belief in practicing throughout the season.

Players will be trained to play multiple positions along with given the opportunity to play those positions in games.

We do not believe a player should specialize in in one or two positions at this age level.

Players will be selected based on playing ability but more importantly our emphasis will be selecting players we feel will be highly coachable learners.

This experience will not only will develop players fundamentally but will provide them an opportunity to grow in a character based environment.

Schedule: 4 Tournaments. Supplemental games will be added to complete schedule.

Practice: Indoor training starts in January at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse, which is an 80,000 square foot facility with access to 3 indoor batting cages.

January – Mid March: 1 practice per week . Starting in Mid – March: 2 practices per week.
Coaching Staff:Cost: $400
Follow us on Twitter: @ZappenTigers


12U Teams

2014 84th St Sliders 12U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Mike Schuelke
616-723-6132
cfl84@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2014 Adrian Lookouts 12U
City/Area:Lenawee County   
Contact:Chad Settles
settles3131@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Ann Arbor A's 12U
City/Area:Ann Arbor & Surrounding Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Peitz
734-883-6809
jpeitz1@frontier.com
Team Info:The Ann Arbor A's is a competitive youth travel baseball organization for ages 8-16. The 12U A’s are planning to offer two teams in 2015.

The Gold team will compete in the KVBSA Open Division. The Green team will play in either the Community or Advanced Division.

Both teams will play 4-6 tournaments next season, both locally and regionally. The Gold team will also play at Cooperstown or Cal Ripken, SC in 2015.

Indoor training will begin in January 2015 and will continue into spring.

2015 Backyard Dreams 12U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2014 Brighton Blaze 12U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Tim Whalen
734-341-8475
tim.whalen@ka-group.com
Team Info:We are looking for kids with great attitudes that have talent, love baseball and are excited about practice and working hard. We will play 30+ games and at least 2 tournaments.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 12U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Canton Cardinals 12U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

12U players must be willing to commit to 3-7 weekend tournaments (1 tournament may include a week long Cooperstown or the Ripken Experience).

Also commit to league play outside the community and play a maximum of 50 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

Under certain circumstances, a maximum of 2 non-resident players will be allowed on the 12U Team.

2014 Clio Mustangs 12U
City/Area:Greater Flint Area   
Contact:Dan Hippensteel
810-691-1979
Team Info:We will begin indoor practices this winter and will be competing in local tournaments throughout the summer as well as the possibility of playing in a weekday league in the Greater Flint Area.

Our focus will be on learning the fundamentals of the game, winning ball games, and of course having fun.

2015 Coldwater Reds 12U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Joe Closson
jcloscoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2015 Complete Baseball 12U
City/Area:Kalamazoo League:BPA
Contact:Matt Baker
269-870-3626
coachbaker5@gmail.com
Team Info:Complete Baseball is expanding! Former college baseball player and current high school baseball coach, looking for solid baseball players who want to continue to develop.

Injury prevention is something we take serious.

Looking to do 6-7 tournaments along with a league. Fall, Winter workouts are available as well!

2014 D.-Town Tigers Travel Baseball Team 12U
City/Area:Metropolitan Detroit area League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Stewart
(313) 739-0612
stewart.kiano@yahoo.com
Team Info:Goals for 2014:

1. Provide the technical/tactical skills to my baseball team to be able to compete against AAA teams throughout the 2014 season.

2. Team (individual kid) improve so we will be a AAA Team (player) beginning the 2015 season (13u).

Plans for 2014: We will play in KVBSA 12u, play in 6 local weekend tournaments, and go to Cooperstown.

Offseason expectations/schedule to prepare for 2014 Season:

1. Practice 2-3 days a week from 8/21/13 - 10/18/13. (Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday)

2. Play in a 6-week Fall Baseball League on Sundays from 9/8/2013 - 10/13/2013.

3. Participate in AAA Baseball tournament 10/19/13 & 10/20/3013.
Coaching Staff:4. Winter workouts start in January.
Indoor baseball facility accessible to players all year around.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 12U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:Tom White
586-909-2084
whiteto@lc-ps.org
Team Info: 

2014 Eastside Niners 12U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:(586) 468-9606
bottomoftheninth@att.net
Team Info:The Eastside Niners Boys Travel Baseball Program is affiliated with the Bottom of the Ninth Training Center located on Groesbeck south of Hall Rd.

2015 Farmington Hills Mud Hens 12U
City/Area:Farmington Hills, Livonia, Redford, Southfield, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Bean
586-201-2368
fhmudhens@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our 2015 12U Mud Hens team will compete in the KVBSA. We also have a Cooperstown Dreams Park Grandfather Certificate. Traditionally our teams attend Cooperstown during the July 4th Holiday week.

We will also compete in 3 additional tournaments.

2014 Fenton Crush 12U
City/Area:Michigan League:GFBL
Contact:Ted
734-660-4031
fentoncrushtravelbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Team will be playing in GFBL and 3 tournaments.

2014 Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association 12U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Tim LaPlante
517-404-1465
talaplante@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team will be participating in Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament in July 2014.

2014 Grand Blanc Gladiators 12U
City/Area:Grand Blanc, Fenton, Linden, Genesee County, Oakland County League:GFBL
Contact:Andy Andre
810-444-7815
andyandre22@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be participating in the GFBL and plan to play in 6 tournaments. The 12U Gladiators are a part of The Grand Blanc Gladiator Travel Baseball, Inc.

This is a not-for-profit organization that at present includes seven other travel clubs from ages 8-16, and one 14U softball team.

Further information about the organization can be found at http://www.grandblancgladiators.com/.

2014 Grand Slam Baseball 12U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Marlon Wright
312-520-9625
wrightmarlon@hotmail.com
Team Info:Interested in competing in 6-8 tournaments throughout Michigan. Indoor practices will be held at Court One Training Center at 7868 Old M-78 in East Lansing.

Home field is a newly constructed junior baseball field at 2291 Research Dr in Okemos.

2015 Great Lakes Wave 12U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Brad Modi
313-623-6273
brad.modi@gmail.com
Team Info:The 12U Great Lakes WAVE is looking for serious and dedicated athletes for the 2015 season.

We will be playing about 20-26 league games in League Michigan (Downriver area) along with 3-4 local tournaments. We also have a Cooperstown Dreams Park Grandfather Certificate.

We have our indoor training at The Downriver Baseball Center (Riverview) with professional hitting & pitching coaches that we will be utilizing through the winter months (Dec - Mar/Apr).

2014 Greyhound Baseball Club 12U
City/Area:Macomb Township League:MABF
Contact:Alan Jacob
586-913-1455
alan@greyhoundbaseballclub.com
Team Info:Greyhound Baseball Club will compete at a local and national level in 2014, with the focus on tournament play. The majority of our tournament participation will be in the state of Michigan.

However, we are planning to participate in three out of state tournaments for 2014, including a week-long trip to Cooperstown.

To prepare for the season, the team will participate in a dome ball league at Oakland Yard Athletics in addition to weekly indoor practices during the winter months.

If accepted, will also play in an elite spring league consisting of a single game each week instead of a full MABF schedule.

For additional information on our team and tryouts, please visit our website at www.greyhoundbaseballclub.com.

2015 Grossi Baseball 12U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2014 Hawks Baseball Club 12U
City/Area:Paw Paw and SW Michigan   
Contact:Mike Hiestand
269-217-4821
mhiestand5@me.com
Team Info:Our goal with this team is to put together a group of players and families that are looking to commit, work and compete at a high level.

Conditioning begins in November and practices in January. 7 local tournaments will be scheduled with a weekly league and Cooperstown experience in July 2014 is scheduled.

2015 HBF Maroons 12U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2015 Hitz Black 12U
City/Area:Chesterfield   
Contact:Derek Stine
810-790-4736
Hitz2015u12@gmail.com
Team Info:This team will be a tournament only team competing in 8 tournaments. Most tournaments will be local within the state. We have made a deposit for COOPERSTOWN for the 2015 season.

We will be playing in a Fall Ball Wooden Bat League starting in September (approx. 10-12 games).

Our Indoor practice (located at Hitz Training Center) is scheduled to start in January and run through March, and will consist of 2 days a week practices.

The team will have instructional practice for hitting and pitching from our in house instructors. Once the weather breaks we will be practicing up to 2 days a week outside until the end of season.

Multiple expected fundraisers will be scheduled to help keep the costs at this.If there are any questions please contact Derek.

2015 Howell Hawks 12U
City/Area:Livingston League:KVBSA
Contact:Dan Rossbach
(810)217-2391
Dan@reidglass.com
Team Info:Looking for competitive players to compete in KVBSA league season, open division, in addition to 4-5 tournaments. Team will be attending Cooperstown Dreams Park this year.

Indoor training begins in the winter, with outdoor play starting in April running until early July.

2015 Howell Warriors 12U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:John Sedell
517-375-1390
satch3374@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 12U Howell Warriors will be playing in the advanced division of the KVBSA. We will be attending the Cooperstown tournament this and playing an additional 3 to 4 more local tournaments.

2014 Huron River Rams 12U
City/Area:Downriver Area League:DTBL
Contact:Jim Owczarzak
734-552-6507
jowczarczk7384@wideopenwest.com
Team Info:The Rams are Downriver based AA baseball team that averages between 40-45 games with 6-8 tournaments per season over the last two years.

The Rams competed this year in the Downriver Travel Baseball League as well as local and out-of-state FAAST & BPA Tournaments.

2014 Huron Valley Patriots 12U
City/Area:Milford, White Lake, Wixom, Commerce Twp. League:KVBSA
Contact:John Gusumano
248-202-7149
hvtravelpatriots@gmail.com
Team Info:This is a 2nd year team that'll play in the KVBSA league.

The Huron Valley Patriots are apart of the HVYBSL (www.hvybsl.com) and is comprised of the Commerce, White Lake, Milford, Highland and Wixom area's.

Our team will be lead by head coach John Gusumano with a heavy emphasis on player developement. While we want to compete and or win every game we play, it'll never be at the expanse of a youth player.

Baseball is simply the conduit for teaching our boys sportsmanship, hard work, compassion, dedication as well as the simple love of the game.

We look forward to your support both on and off the field.

2015 Huron Valley Patriots 12U
City/Area:Highland, Milford, Commerce, White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Rob Young
248-756-9520
Coachrob.patriots@gmail.com
Team Info:The Huron Valley Patriots are a 2nd year travel baseball team that will compete within the Community division of the KVBSA in 2015.

We will play 15-20 league games with mandatory pre-season training beginning in January (two-three times per week).

We will have voluntary practices beginning this fall (September 2014) and may participate in a winter league. We will compete in 2-4 local tournaments (NO OVERNIGHT STAYS).

As an added bonus, the 2015 12U Patriots will be attending the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament during the 2015 summer season.

Our team emphasizes the fundamentals of baseball, skills development, and teamwork.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for local youth to play in a baseball program that succeeds at the highest levels in our area.

While competing against other travel teams, we promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, commitment, and foster strong friendships.

Fundraising, while not required, can help off-set the cost per player.
Coaching Staff:In preparation for the 2015 season, there will be multiple opportunities to conduct both team and individual fundraising activities.

2015 Huron Valley Rebels 12U
City/Area:Milford/White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Shaw
248-524-2027
Mikeshaw5170@gmail.com
Team Info:We will be playing in 15-20 league games and 5-6 tournaments including the Cooperstown Dreams Park.

2015 JTB Tigers 12U
City/Area:Rochester   
Contact:Brady Vibert
248-224-4953
bradyvibert@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are looking for a few talented players to strengthen our core team, all positions are open. We plan to play in USSSA open tournaments, with the season culminating in a trip to Cooperstown.

The team will feature paid professional coaching, significant training and conditioning, and fall/indoor winter baseball.

2015 Kalamazoo Kobras 12U
City/Area:Kalamazoo League:BPA
Contact:Alex Santiago
269-350-4457
alexs@kalamazookobras.com
Team Info:Our goal is simple, to develop and prepare kid's for the next level of baseball. In 2015 we plan to play and compete in at least 10 tournaments.

2015 Kensington Valley Cardinals 12U
City/Area:Livingston / Oakland Counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Murray
(248) 818-4390
smurray75@comcast.net
Team Info:Kensington Valley Cardinals will be a 2nd year team that will compete in the KVBSA league and participate in 3-4 Tournaments locally.

Our coaching staff will have specialties in Pitching, Catching, Corner Infield, Middle Infield, Outfield, Baserunning and even a specialist for physical training.

Players Development is goal #1 with our program, allowing players to learn proper mechanics and fundamentals of this great game.

Year round Access to Training. Affiliated with SWAT Elite Sports in Howell.

This team is run at extremely low cost/high value due to sponsorships with MC Sporting Goods and many others. 1/2 to 1/3 the costs of similar programs.

Fair and open tryouts. No City/Small town politics. Dedicated and committed Coaches.

2014 KINGS 12U
City/Area:Dundee, Coldwater   
Contact:Matt Snyder
msny22@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be playing in BPA and USSSA tournaments. Practices will be indoors at Milan Facility (Royalty Sports) and outdoors in Dundee and Coldwater Locations.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 12U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 12U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Marine City Maniax 12U
City/Area:Macomb & St Clair Counties League:MABF
Contact:Ryan Felax
810 841-2925
ryanfelax@gmail.com
Team Info:Jeremy Dunford will be coaching the team, non-parent. MABF requesting A division, several USSSA tourney and Cooperstown.

Newly formed team for 2014

2014 Mayhem Baseball 12U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 MBS Jets 12U
City/Area:Midland, Saginaw, Bay City   
Contact:Frank Fleming
989-430-4651
ffflem@charter.net
Team Info:We are a relatively new travel baseball organization trying to build competitive teams in the tri-city area.

We try to keep it affordable for families and encourage player development and enjoying the game of baseball.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 12U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Brewers 12U
City/Area:Multiple Areas League:MABF
Contact:Vince Calella
complete_athletics@comcast.net
Team Info:Team core is players from former fed team that is looking to add experienced high level baseball players.

Players that want to continue to work towards the ultimate goal together with an emphasis on fundamentals and increasing baseball IQ's.

The team will be planning a trip to Cooperstown also.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs 12U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Heard
734-834-6950
mikeheard34@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will participate in KVBSA league and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. We will also participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

The team expects to play a league game schedule plus 4–6 tournaments for a total of 40 – 50 games starting in April and playing through the end of July.

In addition we have booked a spot to participate in the Ripken Tournament in July.

Player development is our main focus as we believe we are preparing our young players to play at the highest level.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs - Red 12U
City/Area:Livonia and surrounding area   
Contact:Jeff Schroeder
734-748-0055
jeffschroed@earthlink.net
Team Info:We will participate in KVBSA league and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. We will also participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

The team expects to play a league game schedule plus 3-4 tournaments for a total of 30-40 games starting in April and playing through the end of July.

Indoor training will begin in January 2015, continuing until the weather breaks in the spring.

Player development is our main focus as we believe we are preparing our young players to play at the highest level.

2014 Michigan Bulls 12U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Bobby Marten
martenbobby@gmail.com
Team Info:Team will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

We will participate in a league TBD and play 6-8 tournaments including Cooperstown, Great Black Swamp Classic and Memorial Day / Canton Super NITS.

Fields used for home games and practices will be in the Novi, Farmington, Livonia area. Our head coach is Bobby Marten and his assistant is Paul Vokler.

Our goal will be to begin building advanced fundamentals in a very competitive environment to get every player ready for high school baseball.

2014 Michigan Expos 12U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2015 Michigan Lazers 12U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Joey Thorington
734-649-9098
thoring2@gmail.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

Headed to Cooperstown in 2015!

2014 Michigan Longhorns 12U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Jimmy Hutson
616-638-4714
michiganlonghornsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Competitive travel team

2014 Michigan Mudcats (Black) 12U
City/Area:Genesee, Livingston, Oakland League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Gorman
810-691-6076
sgorman@rbauction.com
Team Info:We will play in the Greater Flint Baseball League (GFBL) Fall Ball (11u-12u) and GFBL Spring/Summer Season (12u) as well as KVBSA.

We will play approximately 60 games including 6-8 tournaments. We are also in the early stages of planning a trip to the The Ripken Experience.

We will begin Fall ball practice the last week of August. We will start practicing indoors in January. Contact me for details if you are interested.

Join a winning organization. This year we will have 10U, 12U (Black and Orange), 14U, and 16U teams.

2013 Michigan Mudcats 11U Results: We finished third in the top division of the GFBL. We placed in 4 of 6 tournaments we played in.

We won the Richfield Spring Training Tournament 4-0. We won the Frankenmuth Baseball Showcase Tournament 4-0.

2014 Michigan Mustangs 12U
City/Area:Ann Arbor   
Contact:Sean Eaton
734.686.2809
smeaton27@comcast.net
Team Info:Mustangs like to teach and train the players repetition and also to be flexible at multiple positions and enjoy themselves. (We do not assign a player to play 1 spot).

Mustangs will be playing up to 10 tournaments with a goal to play one additional tournament that is outside of Michigan.

We are setting our competition to be A/AA level at the start of this coming season and achieve competition level of AAA by the end of the season.

The Michigan Mustangs 2014 12u, centralized out of Ann Arbor area is going into their 2nd season. We are a weekend tournament team.

2015 Michigan Nationals 12U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Nationals Blue 12U
City/Area:Wayne/Wastenaw/Oakland Counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Tim Maher
734-624-7248
tmaher24@comcast.net
Team Info:The 2015 Michigan Nationals Blue 12U team will play between 15-20 games in the Advanced Conference of the KVBSA.

The team this year will be playing in the Greatest Tournament in America-Cooperstown as well as 3-4 local tournaments for a total of 35-45 games from April - July.

We have a core of 5 solid returning players and are looking to add 4 pitchers, 1 catcher, and middle infield.

ALL Michigan Nationals teams will train at Michigan Nationals Sports Center “The Indoor" during the winter months. The Indoor is located in Belleville, just south of I-94.

The facility offers 15,000 SQ ft. all turf, college level infield, 30ft ceilings, fully netted facility for 6 on 6 games, NO POLES!!! WIDE OPEN playing field.

Second level seating for parents with kids’ corner.

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2014 Michigan Red Sox 12U
City/Area:Birmingham & surrounding cities League:NOBF
Contact:Tony Benedetto
lisatonyb@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2014 12U Red Sox will again be competing in the NOBF, as well as 4 or 5 weekend tournaments. Plans are also in the works for a trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park.

2015 Michigan Stealth 12U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Coach Ed S.
734-624-7891
edwardj72@ymail.com
Team Info:We are looking for dedicated players to be part of competitive AA baseball organization.

Teams will play in fall (2014) tournaments, have indoor practice/training during the off season and play in a league along with 5-6 tournaments in the 2015 season.

The experienced coaching staff will provide a safe, fun learning atmosphere for this great game! and prepare for the next level.

2014 Michigan Storm 12U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:James Bowens
jamesbowens2@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a AAA team based out of the downriver area. There will be indoor training working on strength & agility, and sharpening their baseball fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Strategy 12U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Strategy 12U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2014 Michigan Thoroughbreds 12U
City/Area:Ann Arbor, Belleville, Canton, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti   
Contact:Mike Rhodes
(734)-320-5310
rhodes42@comcast.net
Team Info:We as a team will strive to bring out the best of our players abilities. We plan on having a fall team, to help achieve or our goals.

We also will have specialty instructors and coaches for pitchers and catchers, who were collegiate players.

We are tournament team and will play on weekends only, so kids will be able to play other leagues if they choose.

2014 Michigan Vipers 12U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Tom Croud
586-214-4158
michiganvipers11@gmail.com
Team Info:3rd year team with aspirations to play and compete at the 'A' level in MABF, participate in 4-5 tournaments including a World Series

2014 we will be attending the Cal Ripken WS in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Tryouts occur in mid August each year. Specific times and dates are found at our website.

2014 Michigan Wildcats 12U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Coach
2014michiganwildcats12u@gmail.com
Team Info:The 2014 12U coaching staff is comprised of former collegiate baseball players and coaches with extensive experience developing players.

The combination of our baseball knowledge along with our networking capability into the high school and college ranks sets us apart from the rest.

We have the passion, experience, and resources to advance each player’s abilities.

The focus for this team will be on significantly improving each player’s skill level utilizing an effective and proven program.

Instruction provided by coaches with collegiate pitching, catching, fielding and hitting experience at our private indoor training facility.

Strength and agility training begins in November 2013 at the Wildcat Den.

The Wildcats organization will stress the importance of mastering baseball fundamentals and focus on enhancing each player’s mental approach to the game.

We provide a healthy learning environment for our boys to learn and play the game of baseball.
Coaching Staff:While seeking a high level of competition we promote sportsmanship, knowledge of the game, character, commitment, integrity, and good friendships.
We emphasize the importance of teamwork and effort both on the field, at home, and in school, with the utmost emphasis on academic success.
We will encourage early planning for continued education and athletic careers.

2014 Mid-Michigan Diamond Dawgs 12U
City/Area:Genesee County League:GFBL
Contact:Danny
810-624-9996
mmdiamonddawgs@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Diamond Dawgs were Division Champions of the GFBL this past 2013 season.

In addition, we were Division Champions of the 2013 Indoor League at the Genesee Fieldhouse and Division Champions of the 2012 GFBL Fall League.

We will be playing in the GFBL next season along with 6 tournaments. Our indoor workouts will start in January 2014.

We have our own home field, so we will look to hold several scrimmages in the spring and schedule some additional non-league games during the season.

2015 Motor City Bombers 12U
City/Area:Macomb Twp League:MABF
Contact:Bruce Burns
586-242-2355
bruce.burns13@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Bombers will again play in the MABF along with 4-5 tournaments. We plan on attending Cooperstown and have already submitted paperwork.

We are looking for ball players with good families to compliment our exsisting core of players.

2015 Motor City Bulldogs 12U
City/Area:Westland   
Contact:Kevin Warren
734-476-7794
kskwarren@aol.com
Team Info:The Motor City Bulldogs 12U will be a tournament only team for the 2015 season, and will play in the most competitive tournaments around (approximately 10-12 tournaments).

If you are dedicated, passionate and love the game we want to see you on the field!

2014 NFWB Cobras 12U
City/Area:Farmington Hills / West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Williams
248.321.3420
mwilliamsperfectfloors@yahoo.com
Team Info:Cooperstown July 2014. 18-20 league games. 5-6 tournaments. Pplay in KVBSA advanced division.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 12U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Northville Broncos, Mustangs, & Stampede 12U
City/Area:Northville League:KVBSA
Contact:Tom Breen
(734)740-4656
tbreen@activeaero.com
Jeff Harp
(810)602-9728
jeffreyrharp@gmail.com
Tom Cotter
(248)505-5526
tcotter@abiomed.com
Team Info:We are a group of community-based travel baseball teams that will compete in all Divisions of the KVBSA--Community, Advanced, and Open.

Our number one goal and priority is to prepare our players to ultimately compete at the High School level while having fun, forging lifetime friendships, and learning all aspects of the game.

In 2015 (generally) we will play a full KVBSA schedule (16-20 games) plus 5 to 7 tournaments (totaling 35-45 games).

The Broncos and Mustangs teams will also plan to compete in Cooperstown for the 12U season.

2015 Novi Heat 12U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Lubin
mike.lubin@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2014 NW Oakland Rattlers 12U
City/Area:NW Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Ken Krill
kenkrill@wkkrill.com
Team Info:NW Oakland Rattlers have built a strong program with a focus on details. We strive to develop and grow quality kids which will succeed as student-athletes.

Coaching Staff consists former Major/College Baseball Players. Ranked in the USSSA Power Ratings top 10 teams (AA).

Will play in NOBF - AAA . Will play 3-4 Fa Tournaments and 10 S/S Tournaments. Will play in Cooperstown.

2014 Oakland Braves 12U
City/Area:Waterford and surrounding areas League:NOBF
Contact:Ed Rhue
erhue@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play appox 20-22 league games (NOBF) and 4-5 tournaments with a option for winter baseball.

2014 Oakland Diamondbacks Blue 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Louie Aguilar
248-390-4331
Lou845@comcast.net
Team Info:2014 12u Blue Oakland Diamondbacks will compete in the NOBF as well as 10-12 Tournaments and will be going to Cooperstown.

Returning a solid core of players and looking to upgrade our team / roster. Looking at all positions, competitive program that plays alot of baseball.

Winter workouts as well as winter league play. Looking for commited players, and parents to join our organization.

2014 Oakland Diamondbacks Gray 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Louie Aguilar
248-390-4331
Lou845@comcast.net
Team Info:2014 12u Gray Oakland Diamondbacks will compete in the NOBF as well as 4-6 Tournaments.

Returning a solid core of players and looking to upgrade our team / roster. Looking at all positions, competitive program that plays a lot of baseball.

Winter workouts as well as winter league play. Looking for commited players, and parents to join our organization.

2015 Oakland Indians 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Indians will be playing 18-20 league games as well as participating in 5-7 tournaments in 2015. Winter training will start in January and go until April.

Our focus will be to prepare players to play at a higher level of play.

2014 Oakland Reds 12U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:David Plait – Youth Director
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oakland Whitecaps 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jeremy Miller
248-670-9196
jmiller@millerlandscape.com
Team Info:The Oakland Whitecaps are pleased to announce the formation of a 12U Travel Team that will compete in the 2015 baseball season.

The 12U Oakland Whitecaps will play in the NOBF and will compete in 3 – 5 tournaments with 1 – 2 tournaments being out of state including Cooperstown.

We are currently looking to improve on an already solid core of players by adding serious and experienced players.

We are also in need of additional pitching depth.

2015 Oxford Wildcats White 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:John Feltz
248-535-9816
J.feltz09@yahoo.com
Team Info:We play in the NOBF, 16-21 games a year and 3 tournaments.

2014 Peak Performance 12U
City/Area:Mattawan / Kalamazoo   
Contact:Nathan Jones
269-760-8429
daniellesue@hotmail.com
Team Info:Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Strength, Character, Discipline, Dedication

Welcome to Mattawan Peak Performance 2013 11U travel baseball. As a part of the Peak Performance organization, we are dedicated to building young men of character as we build baseball skills.

Peak Performance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, develop, supervise, and assist those who participate in youth athletics.

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, Peak Performance assists youth in developing citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being.

By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, Peak Performance hopes to develop superior citizens as well as superior athletes.

2015 Phantoms Baseball 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Bjerke
248-946-2358
sbjerkebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team will practice Indoors at Oakland Yard in Waterford and play in the Indoor Baseball League this Winter. Team we play in the KVBSA League in the Spring and Summer.

Team will play in (5-6) week end tournaments. Team looking to play in Cooperstown or Ripken experience next season.

2015 Pinckney Pirates 12U
City/Area:Pinckney/Hamburg League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Koone
419-340-0344
tkoone@pinckneyball.org
Team Info:The PHBSA sponsors the Pirate Travel Baseball program for kids in our community. Our task is to identify the most skilled players at their age to play against the best competition in the area.

Our goal is to develop quality players for our high school programs. Our teams compete in the KVBSA League, which is comprised of teams in or around our area.

It is unusual to travel more than an hour or overnight, although your team may choose to play in an out of town tournament – which can be a wonderful team-building experience!

Each Pirate Travel Baseball team participates in 3-5 weekend tournaments each season, 1 of which may require an overnight stay due to distance.

The 12U team participates in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, NY Total team participation in fund-raising events is required (regardless of personal need) for the 12U team.

2014 Plymouth Lightning 12U
City/Area:Plymouth-Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris
plymouthlightning@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will participate in both league and tournaments games. Our travel team will play around 40 games including tournaments.

We are looking for talented and disciplined players and committed parents that love baseball and have the desire to achieve their very best in this sport.

2015 Precision Patriots 12U
City/Area:Canton/Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Flohr
248-761-9694
info@precisionbaseballone.com
Team Info:We will have two to three 12U teams ranging from community thru high end travel. Teams plan to attend Cooperstown in 2015.

Teams will play a mix of tournament and league play. Off season training will be held at Precision Baseball in Canton. Teams will practice twice per week starting in December thru March.

2015 Prospects Baseball 12U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Brian/Guy
248-943-9306
prospects12u@hotmail.com
Team Info:We will compete in the A division of the MABF. Play 4-5 AA-AAA USSSA or equivalent. The training facility has a full infield and 7 hitting tunnels.

This year's focus will be on fundamentals. With the help of the training staff at Prospects we will receive hitting, pitching, fielding, speed and agility coaching.

Please send questions to the email provided above.

2015 Rage 12U
City/Area:Tri-City Area   
Contact:Steve Kerby
989-598-7424
skerby@s1eonline.com
Team Info:We are a second year team located in Swan Valley. We will play five or six tournaments in May through June possibly into early July.

We do like to take July off for family summers and Little League All-Stars.

2015 Rochester Red Wings 12U
City/Area:Rochester Hills League:NOBF
Contact:Jason
248-977-9957
nobfredwings@gmail.com
Team Info:The Red Wings are a 4th year team.

We are looking for 2-3 additional committed players and families who would like to play in a competitive and fun environment while learning the fundamentals of baseball.

We will play 18-22 league games and 3-4 tournaments including Ripken or Cooperstown in 2015.

2015 Royal Oak Nationals 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Matt Lovelace
248-808-8379
Matt@jlmnetworks.com
Team Info:The Nationals will play in the North Oakland Baseball Federation. The ‘NOBF’ is a very competitive league made up of teams from all over Oakland County.

We estimate that we will play ~20 league games. In addition to our league games we will play in 2-3 tournaments in the spring/summer.

Our goals are: 1. Teach the game of baseball the right way; 2. Be a positive impact on our players; 3. Improve as players and coaches each practice and game; 4. Do all of the above with class.

2015 Shelby Chiefs 12U
City/Area:Shelby Township League:MABF
Contact:Chris
(810) 919-0244
shelbychiefs@gmail.com
Team Info:Shelby Chiefs Baseball Club is adding a new 12U team for the 2015 season. The team will train with the Utica High School varsity baseball coach during the winter months.

The team’s focus will be on fundamentals and skill development. The 2015 12U Chiefs will be competing in 20-25 MABF league games, and participating in 3 tournaments.

Cooperstown is on the agenda and is actively being pursued.

Fall/Winter training consists of hitting instruction, fundamentals training, and pitching instruction. Indoor training begins in November. Will accommodate players who play winter sports.

Looking for dedicated players who can play multiple positions. Pitching a preference.

2014 Silk City Slammers 12U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Dave Riches
(616) 325-4709
silkcityslammers@gmail.com
Team Info:SLAMMERS BASEBALL= HARD WORK AND DEDICATION GET BETTER EACH TIME YOUR ON THE FIELD.

Slammer baseball focuses on the fundamentals of individual players and driven by teamwork! Slammers is not just about the players alone it is comprised of:

- Players committed to a strong work ethic, teamwork, goal achievement, good sportsmanship, winning attitude, competitive spirit and passion for the game

- Parents committed to a supportive environment, good sportsmanship, involvement and respect for all players, coaches, parents and officials

- Coaches committed to providing a safe, fair, enjoyable and rewarding environment for all of players and parents

2015 South Farmington Blues 12U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Steven Gust
248 802-9213
stevengustsfblues@gmail.com
Graham Fett
248 231 5860
grfett@aol.com
Team Info:The 12 u Blues will play in the KVBSA Open Division along with 4-6 tournaments. In addition we will be traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park using a grandfather certificate.

Winter training begins in November that will include 1-2 indoor tournaments. We encourage our players to play multiple sports and work with our families to create a reasonable offseason schedule.

We are looking to build upon a successful 2014 season(26-8).

Our coaching staff includes a former head coach at Wayne State U. a dedicated pitching coach that is certified with the National Pitching Association.

Our goal is to improve each players ability in every aspect of the game.

2015 South Oakland A's 12U
City/Area:Madison Heights & Surrounding Area   
Contact:Duane Naylor
313-220-4570
Soabaseball99@gmail.com
Team Info:Schedule will consist of a majority of AAA and AAA Major tournaments as we prepare for our annual Cooperstown destination tournament in late July – final dates have not been set as of this posting

In 2015 we will be playing 12-16 tournaments with the intent of participating in a couple of fall tournaments in 2014 once the 2015 team has been finalized.

The 2015 12U SOA team will not be participating in any league games and will be a tournament only team.

2014 Southeast Phillies 12U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Mike James
586-719-2231
southeastphillies12u@hotmail.com
Team Info:Southeast Phillies are a third year team who play out of the MABF league in the "A" division.

We typically play 22 to 24 league games plus 4 tournaments.

2014 Southfield Cardinals 12U
City/Area:Southfield and Metro area League:KVBSA
Contact:Anthony Edmond
313-575-7779
southfieldcardinals1@gmail.com
Team Info:Southfield Cardinals is an official 501C3 baseball organization that has been providing baseball fundamentals for well over a decade.

The team will participate in KVBSA and 4 to 5 high level weekend tournaments. We are expecting to play anywhere between 35 - 40 games between April and July.

We want talented players and committed supportive parents that love baseball, and seek a more competitive baseball experience.

Pre-season training will begin in January.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Rick Essig
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2014 The Players Edge Sluggers 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Chris Newell
chrisnewell2@comcast.net
Team Info:The Player's Edge Baseball Training Center will provide professional instruction for the purpose of guiding young athletes to achieve the highest possible level of their ability.

Not only will we teach the fundamentals of baseball, but we will instill the basic fundamentals of life.

We will strive to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

Also, we will be participating in the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament along with our NOBF season.

2015 Titans Baseball 12U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Todd Turner
248-701-3067
todd@t2baseball.com
Team Info:The primary objective of the Titans program is to prepare young players for the high school level and beyond.

The competition for a high school roster spot is intense and our goal is to see each player in our program in a high school uniform.

We are looking for kids that are dedicated and are willing to work hard.

The Titans teams are tournament teams. We will play tournaments throughout the year with two tournaments being out of town.

There will be indoor training and once outside, we will be practicing during the week.

2014 Tri City Lightning 12U
City/Area:Lake Fenton and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Cam TerBurgh
tricitylightning11@yahoo.com
Team Info:Tri City Lightning plays in the KVBSA league and will play in 4-5 tournaments plus a trip to Cooperstown.

Our plans are to play indoor winter ball along with other indoor training through out the winter.

2015 Tri City Lightning 12U
City/Area:Fenton/Hartland/Linden League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Steeves
810-422-4198
dcsteeves21@aol.com
Team Info:The 2015 Tri City Lightning 12U will be a highly competitive team that will play in the KVBSA and play in 5 or 6 tournaments including Cooperstown.

2014 Troy Thunder 12U
City/Area:Troy League:NOBF
Contact:Gary Clippard
garyclipp29@gmail.com
Team Info:The Thunder will play Fall Ball in the Jason Thompson Fall Ball league, have a full winter training schedule, compete in the NOBF and 3-4 tournaments, including a trip to Cooperstown, NY.

We are looking for experienced Federation or Tournament players to add to a core of returning players.

2015 Western Wayne Crush 12U
City/Area:Wayne County, Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Angelo DiMichele
734-658-7482
angelodimichelle@yahoo.com
Team Info:Playing is the kvbsa Playing in 5-7 local tournaments. Indoor training during the winter.

Looking to field a competitive team to compete in competitive league play and tournaments, while learning the game and getting better everyday.

2014 Westland Warriors 12U
City/Area:Westland   
Contact:Todd Southern
734-578-6402
tsouthern4454@yahoo.com
Team Info:12U PLANS ARE TO GROW PLAYERS, LEAGUE PLAY IS 16-20 GAMES SEASON AND 2-3 TOURNAMENTS A MONTH. GREAT COACHING STAFF AND WILLING TO HELP PARENTS IF NEEDED.

2014 Whitmore Lake Trojans 12U
City/Area:Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw County League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris Romine
cpromine@charter.net
Team Info:Whitmore Lake participates in the KVBSA. We play an 18-20 game schedule and plan to play in 1-2 weekend tournaments throughout the season for a total of approximately 25-30 games.

Indoor practice begins in January and season ends Mid July.

2015 Ypsilanti Elite 12U
City/Area:All League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Mitchell
734 474-6390
mainstreetdollar@yahoo.com
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals. Team will play 18-20 games in KVBSA and also 3-5 Local Tournaments.

20 weeks of indoor practice thru the winter.

2015 Zappen Tigers 12U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Steve Lepkowski
248-804-9428
coachlep.zappensports@gmail.com
Team Info:This team will be a highly competitive USSSA team. We are a development based baseball club that has a core belief in practicing throughout the season.

Players will be trained to play multiple positions along with given the opportunity to play those positions in games.

We do not believe a player should specialize in in one or two positions at this age level.

Players will be selected based on playing ability but more importantly our emphasis will be selecting players we feel will be highly coachable learners.

This experience will not only will develop players fundamentally but will provide them an opportunity to grow in a character based environment.

The goal of this team is to properly prepare our players to compete at the highest level of baseball at this age level and beyond.

Schedule: 7 – 8 Tournaments with one being an overnight trip. Supplemental games will be added to complete schedule.

Practice: Indoor training starts in January at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse, which is an 80,000 square foot facility with access to 3 indoor batting cages.
Coaching Staff:January – Mid March: 1 practice per week . Starting in Mid – March: 2 practices per week.
Cost: $750
Follow us on Twitter: @ZappenTigers


13U Teams

2014 84th St Sliders 13U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Mike Schuelke
616-723-6132
cfl84@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2014 Anchor Bay Angels-Red 13U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Denis Drumb
(248)310-4325
denis.drumb@agfa.com
Team Info:Team plays in the MABF, and plans on 4-5 local tournaments and/or out of town tournaments.

This Angels team will be coached by the current 12U Angels Coach, 2012 and 2013 MABF champs and 15-8 tournament record; USSSA and Cooperstown. A current College Player will be assisting.

2015 Ann Arbor A's 13U
City/Area:SE Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:James Finn
734-429-4857
jamesd@finnsins.com
Team Info:We plan in the open division in KVBSA we plan on playing in 3 to 5 tournaments. Practice starts first week of January.

2014 Ann Arbor A's Gold 13U
City/Area:Washtenaw County   
Contact:Jeff Roberts
ja_roberts@att.net
Team Info:Team will play a 30 - 35 game schedule starting in mid April and continuing through July which will include 3 - 4 tournaments. Off season / indoor practices will begin in January.

We intend to build on our solid base of players and families for the 2014 team.

2015 Backyard Dreams 13U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 13U
City/Area:Bloomfield League:NOBF
Contact:David Przygoda
dave@dscontractors.com
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting will be playing in the AAA division of the NOBF and will be playing in 4-5 tournaments.

The Sting has a dedicated outdoor field and indoor dome use 2 hours per week in the winter.

Also conduct team instructional training 1-2 hours per week in the off season in an effort to maximize results on the field.

The Sting has a dedicated and organized volunteer coaching staff.

The staff is committed to teaching baseball fundamentals while displaying a positive attitude and provide a rewarding and memorable experience for all players and parents.

2015 Bluewater Blue Jays 13U
City/Area:Michigan Thumb and Macomb County Area League:MABF
Contact:Nathan Bindschatel
810-358-8334
nathan.bindschatel@gmail.com
Team Info:We're looking to build a competitive yet fun 13U team that will compete in the Macomb League (MABF) and also compete in 4-5 local tournaments.

We will play approximately 45 games this season between April and July with indoor practices beginning in January. Our season will be completed in Mid-July 2015

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 13U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Canton Cardinals 13U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

13U players must be willing to commit to 3-7 weekend tournaments (some may be out of state or include a week long tournament).

Also commit to league play outside the community and play a maximum of 50 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

Under certain circumstances, a maximum of 2 non-resident players will be allowed on the 13U Team.

2015 Canton Cobras 13U
City/Area:Canton and surrounding area League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Petersen
734-776-8355
cantoncobras12u@gmail.com
Team Info:The team will once again compete in the KVBSA travel league and in 4-5 tournaments.

2014 Capital City Cobras 13U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Chris Regan
capcitycobras@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2015 Clarkston Riverdawgs 13U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb County League:NOBF
Contact:Brad Bur
248-343-7820
BBUR@comcast.net
Team Info:The Riverdawg organization will provide professional experienced coaching to prepare athletes for the next level of competition.

We strive to create a positive learning environment and focus on team, character, integrity and discipline. We will play ~20 games in the NOBF and 4 tournaments.

2015 Coldwater Reds 13U
City/Area:Branch County   
Contact:Matt Snyder
msnydcoldwaterreds@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments will be Battle Creek, Kalamazoo area and possibly Fort Wayne area. Battle Creek league will be the preferred League Play location.

2015 Complete Baseball 13U
City/Area:Kalamazoo League:BPA
Contact:Matt Baker
269-870-3626
coachbaker5@gmail.com
Team Info:Complete Baseball is expanding! Former college athlete, looking to spread knowledge of the game!

Injury prevention is something we take serious.

6-7 tournaments and a league! Fall/Winter training available.

2015 Dearborn Heights Diamondbacks 13U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Coach Rob
734-444-4337
d.h.diamondbacks@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to do 10 tournaments.

2014 Detroit Bandits 13U
City/Area:Birmingham/Blomfield League:NOBF
Contact:James McNulty
248-568-9390
jamesmcnulty@fuel-media.net
Team Info:The Detroit Bandits are coached by three non-parent High School Coaches. Each Played Division 1 College.

We will be playing in NOBF top AAA division and several AAA local tournaments.

Talent and Coaching instruction is top notch and team is flexible, fun and competitive.

2014 Detroit Metro Stars 13U
City/Area:Shelby Township   
Contact:Jim Agemy
586-741-1299
jamesagemy@att.net
Team Info:We will be a tournament only team in 2014 and also play some games during the week in between tournaments.

We are a AAA team that is looking for a few players that want to take their game to the next level. Our goal is to get our players ready for high school and beyond.

2014 Downriver Hawks 13U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:John Skinner
734-624-8045
Skintowin@att.net
Team Info:The 2014 13u Downriver Hawks will be a very competitive team. We had a lot of success this season with a 41-11 record and a top 17 finish at cooperstown dreams park.

We will be playing in 8-10 tournaments. Mostly USSSA tourneys. We will also play league during the week. We also plan on going to the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach in late July.

We will also start practicing in early December in our indoor facility.

2014 Downriver Raiders 13U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Brian Chase
bchase42@gmail.com
Team Info:The Downriver Raiders strive to play in a competitive atmosphere with respect, growth and knowledge of the game.

Our goal is to teach each player those aspects while growing into young men. The team will play in twenty league games and in four/five tournaments though out the season.

The team also practices during the winter in our indoor facility and two/three times a week during the season.

The Raiders have their own indoor practice facility that we use during the winter.

2015 EBC Aces 13U
City/Area:South Lyon League:KVBSA
Contact:Rocky Stephenson
248-760-6468
pcm237@sunbeltrentals.com
Team Info:This is an open team as part of the Elite Baseball Club. This team is for players that wish to play high school baseball and be a part of college showcase teams once they are in high school.

We will play in the Open Division of the KVBSA as well as 5-6 USSSA Tournaments.

2014 Fenton Crush 13U
City/Area:Fenton, Holly, Linden League:GFBL
Contact:Don Lucas
248-640-4928
donaldl@dishmail.net
Team Info:We will play in the Greater Flint Baseball League and participate in 3 to 4 tournaments. The Fenton Crush Travel Baseball,inc., is a not-for-profit organization.

2015 Fenton Tigers 13U
City/Area:Genesee, Oakland, Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Miller
mike.miller@fttbaseball.com
Team Info:Sportsmanship Teamwork Strength Character Dedication. We are Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball…F.T.T.B.

Those are the bedrock principles we've built this organization on. We are a 100% volunteer organization seeking to promote an escalating level of highly competitive travel baseball.

Our organization is proud of our young men who have accomplished so much.

As an organization, we are proud to claim 10+ league titles, 50+ tournament championships, several USSSA AA top 15 rankings, and most importantly...a 99% placement rate on High school teams.

We are also proud to say that our 12u team is an annual participant at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Our 13u team expects to play league ball and 6-10 tournaments.

We work out in a heated 30,000 square foot all field turf facility in the winter along with weekly tunnel time with a professional hitting coach.

2014 FJBA Fusion 13U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Brad Sova
517-376-0903
Bradsova@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2014 Genesee Giants 13U
City/Area:Genesee County League:GFBL
Contact:Robert Bennett
810-625-2353
bennettrw4444@yahoo.com
Team Info:We Have been practicing year around and would like to try and play in the fall. Excited to play some good baseball this summer.

2014 Grand Blanc Gladiators 13U
City/Area:Genesee County & Surrounding League:GFBL
Contact:Jerod Asbridge
810-210-3768
jroda74@gmail.com
Team Info:We will play in the Greater Flint Baseball League and participate in 4-5 tournaments along with one session of winter ball. Depending on interest and availability we may do fall ball.

The Grand Blanc Gladiator Travel Baseball, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that at present includes nine other travel clubs from ages 10-16, and one girls U14 softball team.

Further information about the organization can be found at http://www.grandblancgladiators.com/.

2015 Great Lakes Wave 13U
City/Area:Downriver League:DTBL
Contact:Nicolas Medel
734-516-6976
nmedel76@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a second year travel team and will honor all Middle School Baseball. We will do 4-5 tournaments and play in The Downriver Travel baseball League.

Also winter indoor training at The Downriver Baseball Center.

2015 Grossi Baseball 13U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2014 Hartland Eagles 13U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Kurt Couture
248-408-5549
resdes1@aol.com
Team Info:We will be playing in the kvbsa league for 20 games and playing in 5 tournaments beginning in April. Winter Training begins in January and continues until the end of March.

2015 Hartland Eagles 13U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Brad Brief
(810) 599-8460
bradbrief@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Looking to add to a solid core nucleus of returning players from Open Division team. We plan to play Open again as well 6-7 tournaments.

2015 Hartland Thunder 13U
City/Area:Genesee, Livingston, and Oakland counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Robert Fritch
517-304-1960
hartlandthunderbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:The team focus is to emphasize baseball fundamentals, skill development, and teamwork while developing strong character including respect for the game, competitors, parents, and coaches.

We are looking for dedicated players that love the game.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league, and participate in 4-5 tournaments with one of them being out of town possibly out of state.

2015 HBF Maroons 13U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2015 Howell Hawks 13U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:John Luomala
810/599-3775
johnl@accordcarton.com
Team Info:Our goal is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow in a competitive baseball environment.

Our focus will be to prepare players to play at the High School level. The Howell Hawks will be playing in the KVBSA league, as well as participating in 5-6 tournaments in 2015.

Winter training will start in January. Home field will be located at Parker Middle School. We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve.

2014 Howell Hawks 13U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Howell Warriors 13U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Heath Caylor
248-318-3495
hcaylor@genovanewsinc.info
Team Info:The Howell Warriors are looking for players who willing to work hard to become the best ball players they can be.

We will be playing in the KVBSA and expect to play between four and five tournaments.

2015 Howell Warriors 13U
City/Area:Howell Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Jeffery Falzone
810-923-8560
muttandjeff@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The Howell Warriors will be playing 4 to 6 tournaments. We are looking for a few players to help us strengthen our roster.

2015 Huron Valley Rebels 13U
City/Area:Milford/Highland/White Lake/Commerce League:KVBSA
Contact:Troy Hewitt
248-961-3791
thewitt2005@comcast.net
Team Info:The 2015 13U HV Rebels will be playing the KVBSA and participating in 5 Tournaments.

The HV Rebels will be returning a great group of kids for the 2015 Season and look to continue to build the necessary baseball skills to compete today and in the future.

2014 Jet Box 13U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Mark Sarti
586-634-4008
jetbox25@gmail.com
Team Info:AAA team that will compete in MABF and play in 4-5 high level tournaments. Former college and pro players assist in off season training.

2015 Jet Box - Merrifield 13U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Mike Merrifield
586.709.1185
merrifield12@comcast.net
Team Info:Will play MABF A division 4-5 tournaments (2 out of town).

2014 Jet Box Oakland Gold 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jim Corbeil
248-904-5574
jcorbeil@jetboxbaseballclub.com
Team Info:We are planning to play in the highest division of NOBF, as well as participate in mulitple tournaments (5-6) including 1-2 out of state.

Strong core returning. If you want to take your game to the next level, this organization can get you there if you are willing to put the time in.

2015 JTB Tigers 13U
City/Area:Auburn Hills League:NOBF
Contact:Mike Pardi
734-262-4988
pardi@wowway.com
Team Info:This will be a very competitive team bringing back a core of players from the 2014 team.

It will feature paid professional head coaching, intensive indoor training and conditioning, and winter indoor baseball.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 13U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2014 Lakeside Baseball Club 13U
City/Area:Grosse Pointe/St. Clair Shores / Eastpointe / Harrison Twp / Roseville   
Contact:Jim
586-804-3000
info.lakesidebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeside Baseball Club is a tournament only team based out of the Grosse Pointe area. This team will participate in 8-10 tournaments with 1-2 being out of state.

We will be focused on player development with special emphasis on getting our kids ready for high school baseball.

We will have a former college coach, former college players and current high school varsity coach on staff.

There will be winter indoor skills training.

2015 LCB Legends 13U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Lincoln Railsplitters (Alliston) 13U
City/Area:Milan, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Saline, Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Shawn Alliston
734-740-2257
sralliston@gmail.com
Team Info:Our goal this upcoming season is to improve all aspects of our players abilities. We will be practicing once a week dec-feb, indoors at Lincoln's gym.

This is a highly competitive team and we expect to to very well this upcoming season. We are also going to a tournament out of state. We have a few places in mind.

We are playing fall ball if interested in taking a look at your possible teammates. Six players on our fall ball team will be playing on next year's team.

2015 Line Drive Baseball 13U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Craig West
586-215-4983
catcrawest@gmail.com
Team Info:Line Drive is looking for players that are willing to work hard on and off the field. Must be willing to commit to 7-9 tournaments including two travel.

We are a AAA team. We won our MABF division (19-1 with two games left). Our home games are played on one of the best fields in Macomb County located in Eastpointe. We practice year round.

John Dombrowski is our volunteer head coach. He is also an assistant coach at Wayne State University, with over 20 years coaching experience.

2014 Livonia City Thunder 13U
City/Area:Western Wayne/Oakland League:KVBSA
Contact:Greg Wendt
248-613-9543
livoniacitythunderbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Successful team looking to add 1-2 players to current roster. Will play highly competitive tournaments including open level.

2013 season highlights include Shiawassee Shootout Champions, FAAST Monroe Summer Classic Champions and USSSA South Farmington Blues Runner Up.

Exceptional coaching staff includes former D1 baseball players. No residency restrictions.

2015 Livonia Lakers 13U
City/Area:Livonia and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Aaron Rumberger
734-740-2473
ccrumberger@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Livonia Lakers were established in 2010. We play approximately 20 games in the Advanced division of the KVBSA. We will also play in 4-6 tournaments, some out of state.

We start winter workouts in January and get outside as soon as the weather allows.

The head coach is a former high school varsity baseball coach and we strive to prepare our players to make the high school baseball team wherever that may be.

2014 Livonia Panthers 13U
City/Area:Livonia/Farmington/Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Williams
734-812-1165
LivoniaPanthers@gmail.com
Team Info:If your looking for quality playing time, less bench time. Time to TRYOUT! 18 Games (WE play under the lights) + 2 Tournaments (1 Tournament we host!)

Winter Workouts began January 5th.

2014 Macomb Mad Dawgs 13U
City/Area:Sterling Heights League:MABF
Contact:Mark Arrowood
(586) 557-1884
C.arrowood45@comcast.net
Randy Watson
586-292-7521
Team Info:We will play a 20-30 game season and play 2-3 local tournaments.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 13U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 MBS Jets 13U
City/Area:Midland, Saginaw, Bay City   
Contact:Frank Fleming
989-430-4651
ffflem@charter.net
Team Info:We are a relatively new travel baseball organization trying to build competitive teams in the tri-city area.

We try to keep it affordable for families and encourage player development and enjoying the game of baseball.

2015 Michigan Ambush 13U
City/Area:West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Commerce Township & Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Baron
bearbaron1211@gmail.com
Chris Allison
chris.allison@magna.com
Team Info:We will plan 18 games in the KVBSA along with 5-6 tournaments including a travel event to a national tournament.

We have formed a closed travel fall ball league where we will play double headers on a weekend afternoon.

Once this is complete we will take a break until indoor work starts in January that will include professional training. Due to our sponsorships, the initial cost will be relatively low comparably.

2014 Michigan Batbusters 13U
City/Area:Shelby Township League:MABF
Contact:Joe Cammarata
586-804-1166
Batbusters.Baseball@gmail.com
Team Info:13U AAA Team that will participate in the 2014 MABF "A" Division and will play in 6-7 NIT quality tournaments.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 13U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Brewers 13U
City/Area:Multiple Areas League:MABF
Contact:Kyle Kilpatrick
complete_athletics@comcast.net
Team Info:Coach is a non parent coach with college playing experience and high school coaching experience.

Looking to build good mechanics and habits and increase baseball IQ's to continue to get them ready for high school baseball.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs of Livonia 13U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Ed Kandah
313-492-0476
edkandah@greatlakesbev.com
Team Info:20-22 league games. 3-tournaments 1-out of town tentatively. Looking for good kids and families to continue to build our program

2014 Michigan Bulls 13U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:Team will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

We will participate in the KVBSA league and play 6-8 tournaments. Fields used for home games and practices will be in the Novi, Farmington, Livonia area.

Our head coach is Ethan Vasiliakous and our goal will be to build advanced fundamentals in a competitive environment to prepare our players for high school baseball.

2014 Michigan Expos 13U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2014 Michigan Kings 13U
City/Area:Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Milan, Dundee League:KVBSA
Contact:Dan Clatterbuck
michigan_kings@comcast.net
Team Info:The mission of the Michigan Kings is to develop fundamental skills, build character, and grow as a team at a higher level of play.

Our 13U team is looking for players with advanced skill, drive and ambition to work hard, have fun, and prepare for high school play.

We will play a competitive 40-50 game schedule that includes KVBSA advanced division league play and local tournaments.

Also, we will have an end of season trip to the Ripken Experience tournament in Maryland.

Off season training and strength/conditioning will be held at the Kings' new 22,000 square feet indoor facility in Milan.

2015 Michigan Lazers 13U
City/Area:Livingston County   
Contact:Doug Quick
248-343-9433
dquick@rockelectrical.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

Tournament Team.

2014 Michigan Longhorns 13U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Jimmy Hutson
616-638-4714
michiganlonghornsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Competitive travel team

2015 Michigan Mustangs 13U
City/Area:Utica/Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Dan Freeman
586-255-7574
footballgeek20@aol.com
Team Info:Looking for experienced, serious ball players who want to take it to the next level. We will play 20-24 league games,5-6 local tournaments and 2 travel tournaments.

Head coach has 15+ years coaching experience and no kids on team.

2015 Michigan Nationals 13U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Nationals White 13U
City/Area:Wayne/Wastenaw Counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Steve
michigannationals13uwhite@gmail.com
Team Info:The 13U Michigan Nationals White Travel Baseball Team will play 18-20 KVBSA League games and 3-4 tournaments from April to the end of July 2015.

Participation in a national tournament, such as the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, is a strong possibility for the team.

Off season indoor training starts in early November and finishes in early April.

ALL Michigan Nationals teams will train at Michigan Nationals Sports Center “The Indoor"" during the winter months. The Indoor is located in Belleville, just south of I-94.

The facility offers 15,000 SQ ft. all turf, college level infield, 30ft ceilings, fully netted facility for 6 on 6 games, NO POLES!!! WIDE OPEN playing field.

Second level seating for parents with kids’ corner.

We are looking to add a number of dedicated players to an established core team. We PREFER that players trying out have travel baseball experience and play baseball as their primary sport.

Lefties and pitchers are encouraged to tryout.

2014 Michigan Red Sox 13U
City/Area:Birmingham, Troy, Royal Oak, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, Beverley Hills League:NOBF
Contact:Kurt Borngesser
248-515-6530
Miredsox13u@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be competing in the NOBF and will play in 4-5 tournaments throughout the spring and summer.

Practices will start in the fall and we will have a full winter training season which will start in January 2014 at our own private facility.

We are looking for a few players to add to our solid core who are willing to work hard, with a positive attitude to become a better ball player and be a part of a great team experience.

2014 Michigan Red Sox 13U
City/Area:Davison League:GFBL
Contact:Curtis Strader
810-922-4484
miredsox@charter.net
Team Info:We will play in the GFBL and 3-4 tournaments for the 2014 season.

2014 Michigan Stealth 13U
City/Area:Metro Detroit / Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Kurt Dearbaugh
314-229-8192
michiganstealth13u@gmail.com
Team Info:The Michigan Stealth will play in at least 7 tournaments and league. Our goal is to play the best competition we can and get the players ready to play High School.

2015 Michigan Stealth 13U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Ed Skrzynski
734-624-7891
edwardj72@ymail.com
Team Info:We are looking for dedicated players to be part of competitive AA baseball team and organization.

Team will have indoor practice/training during the off season and play in a league with 4-6 tournaments in the 2015 season.

If participation and interest team will play in 1-2 fall tournaments.

2015 Michigan Strategy 13U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Strategy 13U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2014 Michigan Team Under Armour 13U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Dave Prestininzi
586-703-1097
dprestininzi@cvs.k12.mi.us
Team Info:We will be playing approximately 20 regular season games in the MABF (A division) and 3-4 tournaments in the 2014 season

2015 Motor City Bulldogs 13U
City/Area:Westland League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Twigg
734-716-0983
mtwigg14@gmail.com
Team Info:We will participate in the KVBSA baseball league and do approximately 6-8 tournaments.

Head coach is a non-parent/non-paid coach with 10+ years of travel with about 20 years overall of coaching experience.

2015 Motor City Chiefs 13U
City/Area:Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Farmington, Novi, Westland, Wayne League:KVBSA
Contact:Ken Gaffney
734.395.4058
motorcitybaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:The Motor City Chiefs Baseball Club will be entering its 13th season in 2015. Our resources allow us the flexibility and freedom to create a great baseball environment:

- A competitive baseball environment with a focus on individual skill development.

- The coaching staff is experienced, organized and efficient, having the ability to teach kids the game of baseball while making it fun.

- The coaching staff's experience crosses over many age classifications with a track record of developing player skills and advancing players to the next level.

- Very Strong practice to game ratio. We do not chase games at the expense of player development.
- Don Massey Field (Plymouth) for home games. One of the best fields in the area.

- Our own indoor training warehouse provides unlimited access while saving hundreds of dollars per family.
- No residency requirements, players from all communities are welcome.

2014 Season Highlights: Champions – Crusader Invitational at Madonna University ; Runner-Up – FAAST End of June Bash ; KVBSA Open Division

2015 Team Plan; KVBSA Open Division (14 – 20 games); 5 – 6 Tournaments
Coaching Staff:Our formula for success: experienced coaching, below average cost, independent organization, free indoor warehouse, ability to develop players, competitive spirit, fun atmosphere and much more.
If you want this experience for your child, please contact us at motorcitybaseball@gmail.com.

2015 Motor City Hit Dogs 13U
City/Area:Rochester Hills   
Contact:Rick Goff
ryansville34@aol.com
Team Info:This is a tourney only team, that plays approx. 12 tourneys, with 4-5 out of state. This will include the Travel Ball Select National Championships at the East Cobb Complex in Atlanta Ga.

We have our own exclusive indoor practice facility in Rochester Hills.

2015 Motor City Hitmen 13U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Justin LaForest
motorcityhitmen13u@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2015 13U Motor City Hitmen are looking for 6 talented players to join 5 players that have already committed to the Hitmen.

These 5 player come from some of the top travel teams in Macomb county. We are looking for this team to be very competitive from the start.

This team will be built by positions for max playing time. We want 11 kids who think baseball first.

The coaching staff consist of 4 coaches, 2 that just finished playing college baseball and 2 with 12 plus years of baseball coaching experience.

Team will play in MABF (20-24 games) and 6-8 tournaments with 2 being out of state.

2014 Motorcity Bulldogs 13U
City/Area:Westland League:League MI
Contact:Matt Wladysiak
734-658-1282
matco31@wowway.com
Team Info:The Motorcity Bulldogs 13u are based out of Westland and have players from Dearborn to Milan. We will paticipate in 7-8 tournaments with 1-2 being out of town.

There will be practices once the team is chosen until the weather no longer permits. Indoor practices will begin January.

2015 MSA-Livingston 13U
City/Area:Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Paja
(517) 294-0426
jpaja@afwood.com
Team Info:We are looking to build on a very successful first season as a team. The ability to pitch will be strongly considered, as well the skill level to play multiple positions.

We will be playing in the KVBSA as well as up to six tournaments. Most tournaments are within driving distance of Livingston County (up to an hour) with the exception of one overnight trip possible.

2014 MSA-Livingston 13U
City/Area:Livingston County (but all players welcome) League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Federmeyer
(815) 341-2304
Jmfedermeyer@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:All MSA baseball teams will participate in the KVBSA and will play in up to six tournaments during the 2014 season.

All players on MSA teams will have fall practices and will participate in the winter conditioning sessions with Chris Down.

Each team will have regular indoor winter practices and players will be members of MSA and have full access.

The 13u team will begin play in April. Roster will be limited to 12 players.

2014 NFWB Cobras 13U
City/Area:North Farmington/West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Gary Gal
248-410-2596
gary.gal@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The NFWB Cobra travel baseball program is committed to develop players for their respective high school baseball programs.

In addition, team is committed to play a high level of competitive travel baseball tournaments in and out of state of Michigan.

NFWB is recognized for preparing Cobra players to compete and play at the high school and collegiate level.

Team will use the best local resources to enhance the players ability during the off season with resources like, High Performance baseball instructors while training at that facility during the winter

The 2014 season promises to be even a better season with the continued philosophy on baseball development. Please contact Gary Gal with any questions you may have.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 13U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Novi Heat 13U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Joe Dulzo
joe.dulzo@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2014 Oakland Braves 13U
City/Area:Waterford/Clarkston League:NOBF
Contact:Spencer Ellis
248-346-9945
sellisjr@me.com
Team Info:The team will play in the NOBF plus 3-4 tournaments. In addition the team has a comprehensive off season training program.

For further information, please contact Spencer Ellis at (248) 346-9945 or sellisjr@me.com

2015 Oakland Diamondbacks 13U
City/Area:Oakland CountyOakland County   
Contact:Lou Aguilar
248-390-4331
Lou845@comcast.net
Team Info:This team plays allot of baseball, close to 100 games this past year with Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer baseball.

Winter workouts start in November and end in March. Optional Individual workouts start September - Nov to prepare for the winter workouts.

2015 Oakland Grizzlies 13U
City/Area:Rochester Hills   
Contact:Eric Ramaekers
OakGrizz@gmail.com
Team Info:We are an established team based out of Rochester, Lake Orion, and surrounding communities.

The returning players have been playing USSSA tournaments and federation (NOBF) baseball together for the past four years.

We are looking to add good players/families that share balanced values regarding youth travel baseball. This year the team will be tournament only, playing in 8-10 tournaments.

Two or three will be out-of-town, one of which will be a destination tournament/family vacation. During the season we will scrimmage with other teams to compliment practices.

Also, we expect to play two one-day "warm-up" tournaments in dome ball this winter.

Off-season training will be conducted by the professionals at the Varsity Shop and High Performance Baseball (Dec- Mar).

The returning head coach is a former Wayne State University player paid by the team (not affiliated with either training facility).

2014 Oakland Grizzlies - Gold 13U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Brad Bacon
248 425 1040
bgbacon@icloud.com
Team Info:Our tournament-only team looks to continue to progress and develop our young men in preparation for high school baseball in the next couple of years.

In addition to fall tournaments and indoor winter training, we expect to play in roughly 10-12 high level 2014 tournaments (primarily USSSA).

We are returning several core players from our previous AAA team and are looking for 3-4 good athletes to solidify our roster.

The 2014 season promises a unique opportunity for our team to learn from an experienced and accomplished player.

All on field instruction, lineups, and game decisions will be made by our new head coach who recently completed an outstanding career at Oakland University.

2015 Oakland Indians 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Indians will be playing 18-20 league games as well as participating in 5-7 tournaments in 2015. Winter training will start in January and go until April.

Our focus will be to prepare players to play at a higher level of play.

2015 Oakland IronPigs 13U
City/Area:Oakland/Macomb League:NOBF
Contact:Coach Keaser
248-652-6933
OaklandIronPigs@gmail.com
Team Info:Highly competitive travel team. Most players are from Oakland & Macomb counties. Over 30 wins in the 2014 season.

Currently we play in the NOBF AAA division and higher level USSSA tournaments.

2014 Oakland Lakers 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Joe Cristofori
248-431-0143
jlcristofori@aol.com
Team Info:Waterford Lakers 13U/14U are looking for enthusiastic players who want to advance their knowledge & improve their skills in America's greatest game.

We will be actively looking to fill all positions to play in the NOFB in the 2014 season. The Lakers will be playing in but not limited to at least 3 tournaments.

We expect our players if chosen to attend all off season work-outs and be committed to working hard to get better to achieve Team goals.

(We very affordable and have sponsors.There will be opportunities for individuals to reduce their financial commitment.)

2014 Oakland Reds 13U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:David Plait – Youth Director
youthtryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oxford Storm 13U
City/Area:North Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Shawn Anolick
oxfordstorm13u@hotmail.com
Team Info:We are looking for a few players who love the game and are willing to play fall ball weekends in September.

Also, we will have indoor professional pitching and hitting training in November and December, and indoor practice in Jan, Feb, March. This will help prepare us for the 2015 Season.

2014 Patriots 13U
City/Area:Calhoun County League:BPA
Contact:Paul Stuut
269-781-1222
paulstuut@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a new team expecting to be playing in both League and Tournaments.

The goal of the Patriots Team is to ensure each player has the opportunity to fulfill his greatest potential while playing on a fun and competitive team.

The expectation of the each Patriot player is that they will each give 100% effort each time he steps onto the playing field.

We will be competing in NOBF for 2015 season, play a Fall Ball league, 4-6 tournaments, training starts in November at The Maxx Training Facility in Oxford.

We will play in the winter league games at Oakland Yards.

2014 Phantoms Baseball 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Bjerke
Scott@bjerkebaseball.com
Team Info: 

2015 Pinckney Pirates 13U
City/Area:Pinckney/Hamburg League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Koone
419-340-0344
tkoone@pinckneyball.org
Team Info:The PHBSA sponsors the Pirate Travel Baseball program for kids in our community. Our task is to identify the most skilled players at their age to play against the best competition in the area.

Our goal is to develop quality players for our high school programs. Our teams compete in the KVBSA League, which is comprised of teams in or around our area.

It is unusual to travel more than an hour or overnight, although your team may choose to play in an out of town tournament – which can be a wonderful team-building experience!

Each Pirate Travel Baseball team participates in 3-5 weekend tournaments each season, 1 of which may require an overnight stay due to distance.

The 12U team participates in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, NY Total team participation in fund-raising events is required (regardless of personal need) for the 12U team.

2015 Plymouth Panthers 13U
City/Area:Plymouth/Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Bob Miller
plymouth.panthers@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Plymouth Panthers Travel Baseball team is an established 3rd year team with experienced coaching and a strong emphasis on developing each and every player on the team.

The organization provides one-on-one batting lessons from a professional hitting instructor which is included in the player fees.

We are looking for dedicated players to be part of a competitive 13U AA travel baseball team/organization.

Team will participate in an optional fall league, 1 or 2 fall/winter tournaments, and winter indoor practice at a high school gym.

Team will play in around 20 league games during Spring 2015 with additional 4-6 tournaments.

2015 Precision Patriots 13U
City/Area:Canton/Western Wayne County League:KVBSA
Contact:Jason McDonald
734-260-0765
macja1618@comcast.net
Bill Flohr
248-761-9694
info@precisiobaseballone.com
Team Info:We will be playing in the KVBSA league as well as 4-6 tournaments throughout next summer.

Coach McDonald is a former EMU player as well as a current high school assistant varsity coach.

He values strong baseball fundamentals and will work with each player to help them grow as ball players.

2015 Prospects Baseball 13U
City/Area:Macomb County   
Contact:Mike Kruse
kruse0214@yahoo.com
Team Info:Prospects 13u team will be a tournament only travel team participating in 7-9 tournaments.

Players will train 2-3 times a week and also have to opportunity to get additional training in our 40,000 square foot training facility

2015 Rage 13U
City/Area:Tri-City Area   
Contact:Steve Kerby
989-598-7424
skerby@s1eonline.com
Team Info:We are a second year team located in Swan Valley. We will play five or six tournaments in May through June possibly into early July.

We do like to take July off for family summers and Little League All-Stars.

2015 Rochester Stingrays 13U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Jay Gamble
248-882-4337
Gambs23@aol.com
Team Info:The Stingrays will play in the NOBF as well as 3-4 tournaments, possibly including the Youth Baseball Nationals in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

We will have professional indoor training which will start in January.

2015 Royal Oak Nationals 13U
City/Area:Southern Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Shawn Coplen
248-990-8824
coplen112003@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play in NOBF and also compete in 3-4 tournaments. The winter will consist of 1-2 days of indoor training per week starting in Late November thru March.

2015 Saline Hornets 13U
City/Area:Saline / Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Russ Miller
SalineHornet@comcast.net
Team Info:The 13U Saline Hornets are a USSSA AAA level team playing in the KVBSA league's Open division. We participate in approximately 7 tournaments - 1 or 2 may be out if state.

The season runs April through July. The team has offseason practices beginning in January usually 2x per week.

The team will focus on preparing the boys to play HS baseball in a fun and challenging environment.

2014 Saline Hornets (Ferrari) 13U
City/Area:Saline and Surrounding Area League:KVBSA
Contact:Rob Ferrari
734.368.7962
rferrari@mml.org
Team Info:The 13U team will be comprised of eleven dedicated boys who have been chosen to represent our team and community throughout Southeastern Michigan.

The team will compete in the Kensington Valley Baseball league and in tournaments throughout the state of Michigan for the 2014 season.

2014 Saline Hornets (O'Keefe) 13U
City/Area:Saline and Surrounding League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve O'Keefe
734-231-6685
steveokeefe1@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Saline Hornets Blue 13U
City/Area:Saline League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Hesse
734-649-6614
Davehesse19@gmail.com
Team Info:The 13U Saline Hornets Blue is a community level team playing in the KVBSA league's Advanced division. We participate in approximately 20 league games and 4-5 tournaments.

Indoor Practice begins in January.

2014 Sharks Baseball 13U
City/Area:Mattawan   
Contact:Ron Perry
269-598-3112
perryr40@yahoo.com
Team Info:Sharks baseball is a Christian base team seeking talented players. Our goal is to sharpen the athletes skills on and off the field.

Our practices are in Mattawan or Paw Paw and we play tournaments within 1 hour away.

2014 Silk City Slammers 13U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Dave Riches
(616) 325-4709
silkcityslammers@gmail.com
Team Info:SLAMMERS BASEBALL= HARD WORK AND DEDICATION GET BETTER EACH TIME YOUR ON THE FIELD.

Slammer baseball focuses on the fundamentals of individual players and driven by teamwork! Slammers is not just about the players alone it is comprised of:

- Players committed to a strong work ethic, teamwork, goal achievement, good sportsmanship, winning attitude, competitive spirit and passion for the game

- Parents committed to a supportive environment, good sportsmanship, involvement and respect for all players, coaches, parents and officials

- Coaches committed to providing a safe, fair, enjoyable and rewarding environment for all of players and parents

2014 South Farmington Blues 13U
City/Area:Farmington and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Pete Finn
248-767-5617
peter.finn@farmington.k12.mi.us
Team Info:The 2014 13U Blues will be coached by Farmington High School Head Baseball Coach Pete Finn.

The 2013 team improved for the 3rd straight year in league play and tournaments finishing 28-17-3 with two tournament championships and a runner-up.

Each player developed as a pitcher and/or catcher and played at least one infield position and one outfield position throughout the season.

Next years team will play approximately 6-7 tournaments with one or two being out of town. The approximate cost for the season will be $800 which includes all indoor time.

Winter workouts begin in January.

2015 South Farmington Blues 13U
City/Area:Farmington/ Farmington Hills and surround communites League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris Kelbert
248-207-8139
ckelbert9@gmail.com
Team Info:The South Farmington Blues will play in the KVBSA along with 4-5 tournaments during the spring season.

We are looking to add players to a strong core of players and be competitive at every level.

We promote a family atmosphere and look to increase the player’s ability, sportsmanship, and love of baseball throughout the season.

2015 South Lyon Thunder 13U
City/Area:Surrounding Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Cassel
248-867-9996
ntpd75@yahoo.com
Team Info:The South Lyon Thunder U13 team is a USSSA AA/AAA level team playing in the KVBSA league's open division. We will participate in approximately 5 to 7 tournaments.

We may play in one or two out of state tournaments too. The season runs from April through July. The team will start off season practices beginning in January.

The coaches will focus on preparing the ball players to play HS baseball and putting school first. We will also have fun and challenging environment.

All positions will be considered.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Megyesi
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2014 St. Anne Crusaders 13U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Doug
(248) 990-2143
Dburg69@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a travel baseball team who will participate in the MABF league in 2014 and do approx. 3-4 tournaments.

2014 Stoney Creek Cutters Baseball Club 13U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:John Chermside
(734) 233-4825
john.chermside@honeywell.com
Team Info:Stoney Creek Cutters Baseball is based in Rochester and has a tradition of talented players but just as important, great Families for our Team.

In the U13 - 2014 season we will be continue our philosophies of extensive professional training and development, while playing baseball in a competitive, but also a positive family environment.

We will build on the success of consecutive 20+ winning seasons including 3 tournament championships and 2 second place finishes in the past two years.

We will play in the upper division of the NOBF league, in addition to 4-5 team tournaments including one out of town tournament.

Please see our website for more information.

2014 The Players Edge Sluggers 13U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Chris Newell
chrisnewell2@comcast.net
Team Info:The Player's Edge Baseball Training Center will provide professional instruction for the purpose of guiding young athletes to achieve the highest possible level of their ability.

Not only will we teach the fundamentals of baseball, but we will instill the basic fundamentals of life.

We will strive to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

2015 Titans Baseball 13U
City/Area:Oakland Coutny League:NOBF
Contact:John Clark
248-310-1968
jclark@gmhlaw.com
Team Info:We will play in NOBF and play in 3-4 tournaments.

2015 Troy Bulldogs 13U
City/Area:Oakland/Macomb Counties League:NOBF
Contact:Dennis Sacco
248-467-4167
dsacco88@gmail.com
Team Info:The Troy Bulldogs are a very competitive team that play 20 games per season in the NOBF AAA division. The Bulldogs also play as a AAA team in USSSA tournaments.

The team goal for the Bulldogs is to develop players and play the game of baseball the right way.

We want all our players future to be playing high school baseball and to be not just great players, but great young men.

2014 Warriors Baseball Club of Michigan 13U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Jim Etzin, General Manager
(248) 842-7044
WarriorHQ@aol.com
Team Info:This team features four professional "non-parent" coaches, is comprised of players from throughout Southeastern Michigan, practices in Oakland County and competes on a national level.

In 2013, this team finished 66-12, won six tournaments (including Cooperstown Dreams Park) and once again earned a bid to the USSSA Elite Major World Series at Walt Disney World.

Due to our 501c3 not-for-profit status and extraordinarily generous sponsors, families within the organization are only required to pay $1000 for the season.

Expenses such as coaching salaries, facility rental, uniforms, equipment and tournament registration fees are paid by the club.

2015 West Michigan Black Sox 13U
City/Area:West Michigan League:BPA
Contact:Bill Hanna
269.823.8081
WestMiBlackSox@Gmail.com
Team Info:The West Michigan Black Sox is a travel baseball club located in Kalamazoo. Black Sox nation continues to grow since it's inception in 2011.

The league was founded by Bill Hanna, an area baseball coach, who realized the need for higher competitive baseball in the region.

Our philosophy is centered around teaching players the benefits of team play, hard work, setting goals while developing themselves to compete in high school, college or beyond.

2015 West Michigan Broncos Travel Baseball Club 13U
City/Area:Paw Paw and Surrounding Area League:BPA
Contact:Mike Hiestand
269-217-4821
mhiestand5@me.com
Team Info:The West Michigan Broncos will have a 13u team for the 2015 season.

We will be playing baseball at a high level while building a culture centered around developing young men and strengthening family values to become a team.

2014 West Michigan Warriors 13U
City/Area:Lowell, Kentwood League:GRABL
Contact:Doug
616-706-5292
wmWarriorsBaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Raising Men of God, While Coaching Baseball

If you want to be part of an elite team, and maintain a family atmosphere…then this is the team for you.

Warriors will compete in many regular season games, and several highly competitive tournaments. Total games will be approximately 50-70 games in a season.

2015 West Oakland Wings 13U
City/Area:White Lake/Milford League:KVBSA
Contact:Jeremy Krol
248.830.2307 (Cell)
jkrol@jktwings.com
Team Info:The 13U 2015 team will be playing at the Major/Open level for tournaments and participating in the KVBSA 13U Open Division.

Indoor workouts, practices and home games will be held at Total Sports in Wixom. Anticipated schedule includes 3-4 out of state tournaments, 6-8 Michigan tournaments and 18-20 league games.

2015 Western Wayne Crush 13U
City/Area:Westland/Garden City/Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Brad Fuchs
734-748-3358
bradf300@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be playing in the 13u Advanced division of KVBSA for 2015.

Participating in fundraisers is mandatory as our team operates mostly on raised funds instead of charging families a fee.

We practice at 1-2 days a week at an indoor facility from November - March and move to outdoor fields when the weather is nicer.

We will play approximately 20 league games and 5-6 tournaments, including a week in Myrtle Beach at the Cal Ripken Experience.

Extra fees may need to be charged for this tournament if fundraiser obligations are not met. This trip is planned for late June and all players must be able to attend.

2015 Westland Warriors 13U
City/Area:Westland   
Contact:Todd Southern
734-578-6402
baseball.southern@gmail.com
Team Info:WYAA Baseball has been a part of the Detroit Metro area for decades. In 2011 WYAA branced out to participate in travel baseball. The Warriors were also established in 2011.

The 2014 Warriors will be competing in 16-20 league games, and participating in 3-4 tournaments, one or more will be out of town.

Fall/Winter training consists of clinics, pitcher and catcher focus days, and hitting instruction - indoor training begins in November.

Player fees are being determined for the 2015 season and will be available prior to tryouts. Player families will also be asked to participate in additional fundraising activities.

Player fees will cover uniforms, player equipment, league and umpire fees, team insurance, tournaments etc.

2014 Whitmore Lake Trojans 13U
City/Area:Washtenaw, Oakland and Livingston County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Flynn
davewlbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Whitmore Lake participates in the KVBSA. We play an 18-20 game schedule and plan to play in 2-5 weekend tournaments throughout the season for a total of approximately 30-40 games.

Indoor practice begins in January and season ends July 1.

2015 WLBC Hurricanes 13U
City/Area:Commerce, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Novi and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Omar Harb
oharb@albercrafton.com
Team Info:The Hurricanes is an established, competitive team looking to add 3-4 players with travel baseball experience.

We will play a full KVBSA schedule (approx. 18-20 games) as well as 7-8 tournaments, including one out-of-state tournament.

The players can participate in non-mandatory Fall Ball games (weekends only) in the Fall.

We will train indoors in the winter, beginning in January.

2015 Ypsilanti Elite 13U
City/Area:All League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Mitchell
734 474-6390
mainstreetdollar@yahoo.com
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals. Team will play 18-20 games in KVBSA and also 3-5 Local Tournaments.

20 weeks of indoor practice thru the winter.


14U Teams

2015 A. Green Baseball 14U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Stan Eldridge
mipanthers@aol.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide a quality atmosphere that will allow high school players the chance to improve their athletic skills while emphasizing their academic studies and good citizenship.

This is achieved by providing the ability to play at quality facilities against top-level competition and using experienced coaches who stress the fundamentals of baseball.

2014 Anchor Bay Angels 14U
City/Area:Macomb County and surrounding areas League:MABF
Contact:Darrin Tikkanen
586-703-3987
teamtikkanen@comcast.net
Team Info:Looking to add 4-5 players to a solid core group, all positions available. Team will focus on getting players ready for High school.

Playing in MABF A Division. Indoor practice starting in January. 3-5 Tournaments.

2014 Ann Arbor A's Gold 14U
City/Area:Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Lon Horwedel
734-649-3586
lonphoto@yahoo.com
Team Info:Open division level team that will play in the KVBSA as well as several local, and a few national tournaments in 2014.

2015 Backyard Dreams 14U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Bloomfield Sting 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Alan Wittenberg
248-921-9049
alanwittenberg@aol.com
Team Info:We plan on playing in the NOBF league and participate in 5-7 tournaments, including Cal Ripken next summer.

We are pleased that John Toth, the former Lahser High School varsity coach who has many years experience coaching high school and college level players, will be a full time coach.

Our goal is to prepare the players for high school level baseball and follow in the footsteps of this past years 14u Bloomfield Sting which won the state championship.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 14U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Canton Cardinals 14U
City/Area:Canton/Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Cassatta, Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball Commissioner
paulc826@gmail.com
Team Info:Canton Cardinals Travel Baseball is designed to attract the player who seeks a more competitive and serious baseball experience.

14U players must be willing to commit to 3-7 weekend tournaments (some may be out of state or include a week long tournament).

Also commit to league play outside the community and play a maximum of 50 games per season (April through July).

The Canton Cardinals are also committed to preserving high level competition in the travel baseball community. Teams will be comprised of qualified players selected by tryout.

Teams and coaches are evaluated yearly.

Under certain circumstances, a maximum of 2 non-resident players will be allowed on the 14U Team.

2015 Canton Cobras 14U
City/Area:Plymouth, Canton, and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Jack Murray
(734) 968-5808
jackmurray929@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Clarkston Riverdawgs 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Larry McKay
248-891-6771
lem55@comcast.net
Team Info:I have managed baseball teams for 15 years and the team goals are always the same: 1) Have fun, 2) Be Safe, 3) Get Better With Each Game and Practice, and 4) Win (always more fun winning!)

We will play in the 14U NOBF league and will play 4-6 tournaments.

We expect to continue to develop players with the end-goal to prepare them the best we can for high school baseball tryouts.

We were a first year team in the 13U this year and continued to develop throughout the year. We had fun playing and lasting friendships resulted.

2014 Commerce Giants 14U
City/Area:Walled Lake/Commerce/West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Gretchen Hart
248-770-6499
hartgm@aol.com
Team Info:We will participate in late KVBSA and 6-7 weekend tournaments. Total of 30-40 games with possible end of season trip to Ripken Experience.

We are an independent travel team dedicated to training our players to be more competitive, with expert trainers on hand. This will be a AA team level.

2014 Dearborn Heights Diamondbacks 14U
City/Area:Dearborn Heights   
Contact:Pat Succurro
313 350 7669
rmstwins@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Diamondbacks are a AA team looking to compete in 6-8 USSSA and other competitive tournaments in Michigan with a possibility of doing 1 or 2 out of state.

We are looking for kids who are committed to learning how to play the game the right way and winning.

2015 Detroit Bandits 14U
City/Area:Anywhere League:NOBF
Contact:James McNulty
248-568-9390
jamesmcnulty@fuel-media.net
Team Info:The Bandits competed last year in the top AAA Division of NOBF and 4 AAA Tournaments.

We are very pleased to announce our returning three non-parent coaches:

Head Coach Rob Heumann, 4 year player and Captain at Adrian College, Asst Baseball Coach Adrian College, current middle school teacher and Head Coach of multi-sports at Detroit Country Day.

Scott Cain, a 4 year starter at Grand Valley/Captain and current teacher and Head JV Baseball Coach at Detroit Country Day, his speciality includes hitting and outfield instruction.

Jason Quaine, 4 year pitcher at Adrian with specialty in pitching instruction.

Our team philosophy is to create a team environment where the boys can play at a AAA competitive Tournament level and improve all aspects of their game, have fun and keep a balance with family life.

We will once again be training during off season at the "state of the art" Country Day Field house complete with Batting Cage and full turf field drill capabilities.

2015 Detroit's Own Steel 14U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Brett Hall
313-516-4637
bh21ss@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2015 14U Detroit's Own Steel will be competing in Major/Elite USSSA baseball tournaments.

2014 Dirt Dogs 14U
City/Area:West Michigan League:GRABL
Contact:Anthony Noffke
anthony@dhwdogs.com
Team Info:We are a West Michigan based Travel Baseball team. We have the LOWEST price of most Travel Baseball teams in the West Michigan area and still play in some of the Top Tournaments.

We take the game of Baseball very serious. I will not put up with talking back to coaches or umpires, bad attitudes, or laziness.

If you are going to play for this team, I expect 100% effort in every at bat and on the field. Spots on this team are earned and not given.

2014 Downriver Raiders 14U
City/Area:Southern Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Joseph Dalton
734-246-3955
cdalton0923@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournaments during fall, winter, spring and summer. League to play in the upper division with League Michigan.

Clinics and indoor facility to practice all year. Bring kids to level that they need to be and get them ready for High School.

2014 Eastside Niners 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Kevin
586-994-0310
bottomoftheninth@att.net
Team Info:3rd year team looking for talented player. All position's will be looked at. Train 2 to 3 times a week during winter.

Will be going to Ripken next summer. Will play in the MABF and also local tournaments as well. Train with 16 year pro Eddie Lara on hitting and Brad Mumma on pitching. Please call for more info.

2015 Eastside Niners Blue 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Tom Fisette
586-322-0969
tfisette@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be playing in the MABF, 3-5 tournaments. We are looking to add some solid travel ball players to our great core group of players.

2014 Farmington Hills Mud Hens 14U
City/Area:Farmington Hills, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Redford, Southfield, Birmingham League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Bean
586-201-2368
fhmudhens@yahoo.com
Roger Parsons
rogerp@combine.com
Team Info:The Mud Hen organization has been established since 2008 and is an independent travel baseball program. This team has core players returning and has played together entering their fifth season.

Parents will also be asked to take part in fundraising activities (charity poker events).

We will participate in the KVBSA and participate in weekend tournaments mostly local however will have a week long tournament (out of state) to be determined.

Beginning in early April through early June our team will play a 12 – 16 league game schedule (including 2 tournaments).

Beginning in June and through all of July the team will participate in tournaments only with a week-long tournament to be determined towards the end of July.

2015 Fenton Tigers Travel Baseball 14U
City/Area:Oakland, Livingston, Genesee Counties League:GFBL
Contact:Brian Horton
(248) 996-2491
brianhorton23@gmail.com
Team Info:League play in the Greater Flint Baseball League (14-16 games) along with 5-6 tournaments. The expectations will be raised coming off a 30-7 season.

2014 Former Huron Valley Patriots 13U - 2013 14U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Paul Dreslinski
248-343-7233
pnd@qad.com
Team Info:This team will be formed to promote kids into college. Only serious baseball players should come to the tryouts.

The team will pick the best roster possible to participate in National Tournaments including many out of town. The 14U team will consist of 8th and 9th graders.

While the 9th graders are in HS, the 8th grade team will combine with a couple of other players in the 8th grade early season to compete at National Tournaments.

Tournaments will include early Myrtle Beach, Elizabeth-town KY, Cincinnati as well as some local tournaments from March through May 31st.

The 9th graders will then re-join the team and will participate in high end national tournaments such as Perfect game, Past time, USA baseball and other tournaments.

Winter work-outs start in December /January and go through to March.

The team will participate in 1 - 2 tournaments in the fall season, however there will not be a fall schedule other than the tournaments.

The focus will be showcase the players to enable the best opportunity for players to play at the next level. The team will be coached by Paul Dreslinski.

2014 Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association 14U
City/Area:Livingston County/Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Tony Montrose
810-523-2413
tmontrose@elsleasing.com
Team Info: 

2014 Grand Slam Baseball 14U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Marlon Wright
312-520-9625
wrightmarlon@hotmail.com
Team Info:Interested in competing in 6-8 tournaments throughout Michigan. Indoor practices will be held at Court One Training Center at 7868 Old M-78 in East Lansing.

Home field is a newly constructed junior baseball field at 2291 Research Dr in Okemos.

2014 Great Lakes Cardinals 14U
City/Area:Wayne County League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Flohr
248-761-9694
pteridactyl@comcast.net
Team Info: 

2015 Great Lakes Firebirds 14U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Ryan Ford
greatlakesfirebirds@gmail.com
Team Info:Ryan Ford, former Oakland A’s Pro Player, Minor League All-Star, EMU All-Conference Player, Travel Team Coach and Professional Instructor at Total Sports named as Head Coach for Great Lakes Firebirds.

The 2015 Great Lakes Firebirds is an elite-level travel team that will compete in higher-level local and out-of-town tournaments to prepare players for high school and collegiate level baseball.

Pre-season indoor training will be held at Total Sports Wixom and Farmington, and outdoor practice will be held at Total Sports Wixom. Tournament play will begin after high school season ends.

Elite/experienced travel players (8th and 9th graders) are invited to showcase their talent for this high-level team.

8th Graders will combine teams to play games prior to summer season.

2014 Grosse Pointe Avengers 14U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:MABF
Contact:Dirk Drieborg
313-415-7812
drieborg@wowway.com
Team Info:We play in MABF league approx. 18-24 league games. We will participate in 5 tournaments - 4 in the Detroit Metro area and one out of town tournament.

We are looking to play in a fall league or participate in fall tournaments.

2015 Grosse Pointe Avengers Blue 14U
City/Area:Grosse Pointe/ Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Bob Maxey
313-268-5250
bobmaxey@hotmail.com
Team Info:Avengers has a strong core group of players returning and looking to add 3-4 players. We will play in the MABF A division and in 4-5 tournaments.

The head coach is a non-parent high school coach who played college ball at WMU. Please contact Bob Maxey if you are interested in the team.

2015 Grossi Baseball 14U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2014 Gull Lake Storm 14U
City/Area:Greater Kalamazoo   
Contact:Bill Money
269-629-4290
moneys7714@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Our team will be open to players from the Southwest Michigan area.

We will play a mix of 8 to 10 BPA and USSSA 60' x 90' tournaments and participate in a double header league (Galesburg or Battle Creek).

Our team is dedicated to providing a competitive experience balanced with player development and instruction. Our goal is to continue to build on the success of our previous two seasons.

2015 Hartland Eagles 14U
City/Area:Hartland and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Kurt Couture
resdes1@aol.com
Team Info: 

2014 Hartland Eagles 14U
City/Area:Hartland, Howell, Brighton, Highland League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Ehgotz
248-763-0254
nehgotz@gmail.com
Team Info:HAYAA Baseball offers a competitive travel program for the Hartland area.

We participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball Association and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.

We also participate in weekend tournaments throughout the region (the number of tournaments is at the coach’s discretion).

Travel teams will start indoor practice in January and play a 30-50 game schedule from early April through the end of July.

2015 HBF Maroons 14U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2014 HITZ Baseball Club 14U
City/Area:Chesterfield   
Contact:Rob Stevenson
586-219-6370
rob@hitzbaseball.net
Team Info:This team will be traveling to all the top tournaments and will be starting tournaments in October/November time frame. Additional information to follow on exact tournament schedule.

Team will be training 3 days a week at our state of the art 20,000 sqft training center along with small group/private hitting and pitching practices, with our lead trainers.

This team will be run by Rob Stevenson.

HBC is looking for both experienced coaches and teams that may want to join our club, bring your existing team or build a new team from tryouts. We are looking to add teams in all age groups.

This last season we had teams at 13U-17U, these teams where a mix of paid coaches and non paid coaches. Paid coaches included a mix of varsity coaches, lead trainers, past college players.

Contact Rob if interested.

2014 Howell Hawks 14U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Huron Valley Patriots 14U
City/Area:Milford Highland White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Chad Minton
248-505-6225
chad.minton@comcast.net
Team Info:We will play in the KVBSA U14 late season. Practice will start January / February and season will include two to three tournaments.

2014 Huron Valley Rebels Red 14U
City/Area:Milford White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Brian Beaumarchais
248-795-0502
Beaudawn@netzero.net
Team Info:We will be made up mostly 8th graders. We will start play in April and play till end of July.

We will play the early Kvbsa season, in the community divison.( 15-20 games) and 8-10 Tournaments. Indoor training will begin in January.

Sponsors and fund raising will be required to keep cost down. This is for non High School Players.

2014 Jackson Vipers 14U
City/Area:Jackson League:KVBSA
Contact:Brandon Hutchins
517-206-7745
Team Info: 

2014 Jet Box Macomb Blue 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Kristian Gennette
586-615-2538
kgennette@me.com
Team Info: 

2015 JTB Tigers 14U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Brady Vibert
248-224-4953
bradyvibert@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are looking for a few talented players to strengthen our core team, all positions are open. We plan to play NOBF's AAA Division again as well as some local travel tournaments.

The team will feature paid professional coaching, significant training and conditioning, and fall/indoor winter baseball.

2014 Lake Michigan Lakers 14U
City/Area:Manistee County   
Contact:Nick Fortier
231-233-0933
lakemichiganlakers@yahoo.com
Team Info:This team will compete in 4-5 tournaments with a 30-40 game schedule. We are still unsure if we will compete in a league with this being our first year doing this.

We will be a talented team and hope to keep bringing forth talent as the years go on. Looking for players with a good attitude, good hustle, and dedicated for a good portion of the year.

2015 Lakeland Raiders 14U
City/Area:Commerce Twp./Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Wahlstrom
(248) 730-3700
berkleybillsold@aol.com
Team Info:Lakeland Raiders is a growing organization playing out of the Lakes Area and Walled Lake School District.

Lakeland Raiders will play 15-20 regular season games through KVBSA, and an additional 6-8 local tournaments.

Our focus is on encouraging all players to strive to be their best, and to prepare for the next level of baseball.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 14U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 14U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2015 LCB Legends Black 14U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Jgregart@att.net
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

The LCB Legends 14U team will compete in KVBSA Open next year and play in 6-8 USSSA tournaments.

The LCB Legends 14U team will compete in KVBSA Open next year and play in 6-8 USSSA tournaments.

2015 Lincoln Park Rails 14U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:Paul Gildersleeve
313-587-4835
lprails14@yahoo.com
Team Info:All positions are open we are a new team added to the Rails Summer program thats been in the downriver area since 1956.

We will play in the same style of tournaments and league as the 15/16 & 17/18 Rails team.

2015 Lincoln Railsplitters 14U
City/Area:Ypsilanti League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Bernard
810-265-4219
Meishka705@msn.com
Team Info:The Lincoln Railsplitters will be participating in the Advanced Division of the KVBSA league for 2015.

The team intends to start the season this September by playing in the FAAST Fall Ball league. Winter conditioning will start in January and the KVBSA league will begin in April.

The team will play in 3 in-season tournaments and conclude in Myrtle Beach, SC at the Ripken Experience (July).

The Railsplitters have participated at Cooperstown (2013) and Ripken Experience (2014), giving the players the opportunity to play at the highest level for their age.

The players can expect to play 50 games over the course of the season.

2015 Livonia Longhorns 14U
City/Area:Livonia and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Joe Bush
734-306-4189
jbush5@att.net
Team Info:The Livonia Longhorns (14u) plan on playing 20-24 games in the KVBSA starting in April plus 3-4 weekend tournaments.

Winter workouts will begin in January until weather permits getting outdoors.

2014 Livonia Panthers 14U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Hengy
734-679-4591
smhengy@gmail.com
Team Info:We are an independently funded 14U KVBSA Travel Baseball Team that proudly represents the City of Livonia in Chelsea, Dexter, Huron Valley, Milan, Novi, Plymouth and South Lyon.

2015 Macomb Bucks 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Steve Jones
586-405-3735
stevej1271@aol.com
Team Info:We are forming a new team. Looking for 4-5 players to add to the 6 we currently have. The players we have played together last year on a competitive team in the MABF.

2014 Macomb Storm 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Jeff Thomas
586-228-2846
macombstorm@gmail.com
Team Info:Playing in the MABF B league . We will be playing in 3-4 local tournaments (within 1 1/2 hour drive). Weekly scrimmages in the fall.

Indoor training starting in January (with professional pitching & hitting coaches). Further information available by contacting macombstorm@gmail.com"

2015 Marine City Maniax 14U
City/Area:St Clair / Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Ryan Felax
810 841-2925
ryanfelax@gmail.com
Team Info:Maniax are holding an open tryout to add to a solid core team. All positions are open. Coach is a non-parent, high school coach.

We will be playing in MABF A division, 4-5 local tournaments and Myrtle Beach in July of 2015, our spot is already reserved.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 14U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 MBS Jets 14U
City/Area:Midland, Saginaw, Bay City   
Contact:Frank Fleming
989-430-4651
ffflem@charter.net
Team Info:We are a relatively new travel baseball organization trying to build competitive teams in the tri-city area.

We try to keep it affordable for families and encourage player development and enjoying the game of baseball.

2014 Michigan Batbusters 14U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Chuck Sefcovic
csef2013@gmail.com
Team Info:Michigan Batbusters will utilize Professional hitting, pitching and conditioning coaches. Team will be mentored/trained by former Major League player/Olympic Medalist.

We will hold Indoor Training at Extra Innings. We will be playing in the MABF, A Division 3-4 in state tournaments and 1 out of state.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 14U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Brewers 14U
City/Area:Multiple Areas League:MABF
Contact:Austin Bronk
complete_athletics@comcast.net
Team Info:Goal is to provide the players with the utmost training to enhance their baseball IQ's and abilities for them to complete in the high school atmosphere.

2015 Michigan Bruins 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jason Klingensmith
(248) 705-6496
jklingensmith@dickinson-wright.com
Team Info:Our focus is on individual instruction and training as well as the teaching of team concepts in a manner that will assist our players in their preparation to play high school baseball.

We will be playing in 3-5 tournaments in addition to the NOBF league schedule. Extensive indoor practice/training is also included for the Winter months.

2014 Michigan Bulldogs 14U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Coughlin
scott.coughlin@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are entering our 4th overall year, and 3rd year with the same management team. We will play KVBSA league games along with 4+ local tournaments, and 1 out-of-state multi-day tournament.

We stress fundamentals, teamwork, sprotsmanship, and preparing players for high school ball.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs 14U
City/Area:Livonia and Surrounding Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Hillebrand
313-468-3007
hilley4us@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will participate in KVBSA league and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. We will also participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

The team expects to play a league game schedule of 20-22 games plus 3-4 tournaments for a total of 40 – 50 games starting in April and playing through the end of July.

Player development is our main focus as we prepare our players to play at the high school level. We will be using professional instructors for pitching and hitting.

2014 Michigan Bulls 14U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County   
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 14U age group. One will be a AAA team coached by Dan DePaulis and one a AAA team coached by Rick Bicknell.

Teams will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

Rick's team will play tournaments only and practice during the week, Dan's team will play in a league TBD and 5-6 tournaments.

Teams will be combined for an 8th grade season. Fields used for home games and practices will be in the Novi, Farmington, Livonia area.

Our goal will be to build advanced fundamentals in a competitive environment to prepare our players for high school baseball and future summer showcasing.

2014 Michigan Expos 14U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2015 Michigan Inferno 14U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb counties   
Contact:General Manager Gary James
586-764-9378
solid.contact50@yahoo.com
Team Info:Showcase style teams designed to get the players exposure and teach them what it takes to play college ball some day.

Most of the players on these teams come from Oakland or Macomb counties but other areas can still try out. Players must be high school or highly experienced ball players.

Inferno plays one of the toughest and most demanding schedules around because to be the best you must play the best and always challenge yourself if you have aspirations to play college baseball.

The Inferno will play 7 to 9 high level tournaments around the country to challenge the players and get them the exposure needed to get noticed by the college scouts and coaches.

We have top coaches and training facility to get the players ready in the off season and the instruction and advice to have success during the summer season.

2015 Michigan Lazers 14U
City/Area:Livingston County   
Contact:Joey Thorington
734-649-9098
thoring2@gmail.com
Team Info:Players will work with professional SWAT hitting instructors including hitting instructor Jason Ladd all winter long.

Michigan Lazers will work with some of the best SWAT pitching instructors including Rob Morris and also plan to bring instructors in like Travis Wade who played professional ball.

The Michigan Lazers goal is to prepare youth ball players for the next level and to be competitive in local, USSSA, CABA, Cooperstown, Wolves, and other nationally recognized tournaments.

Tournament Team.

2014 Michigan Longhorns 14U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Jimmy Hutson
616-638-4714
michiganlonghornsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Competitive travel team

2015 Michigan Nationals 14U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Patriots 14U
City/Area:Macomb Area   
Contact:Kevin
586-256-0481
patriotsbaseballteams@gmail.com
Team Info:The 2015 14U Michigan Patriots tournament team will be attending the SlumpBuster tournament in Omaha, Nebraska at the end of June.

This tournament coincides with the College World Series Finals and the team's entry fee includes tickets for the players to attend one of the College World Series Finals games.

We will also be playing in (4) local tournaments during the month of July and an end of the season tournament the first week of August.

Winter practice will start in Dec thru March 5th 2 days a week.

2014 Michigan Storm 14U
City/Area:Downriver - southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Mike Matkin
(734) 231-3562
coachmikerules@gmail.com
Team Info:The Michigan Storm travel baseball organization is proud to announce tryout information for our 14U AAA 2014 season.

We will be playing in 6-8 competitive tournaments as well as 8-10 game season. We will start our winter workouts in November.

2015 Michigan Strategy 14U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Strategy 14U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2014 Milan Red Barons 14U
City/Area:Milan, Ypsilanti, Saline, and Dundee League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Tim Garbo
734-777-1671
garbss8@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our team competes in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participates in 4-6 tournaments. Our practices will take place in Milan with some being in Dundee, Ypsilanti, and the Saline area.

Our winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (In either Dundee, Ypsilanti, or Saline).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations.

Outdoor practices will begin in late March or early April, as weather permits. Players must be willing to commit to a 35-45 game season.

Fundraising activities will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

We are seeking skilled and dedicated players with the drive, desire to develop to build a strong platform for High school, College and beyond.

We will ask for a $100 deposit to hold your spot.

2014 Motor City Riversharks 14U
City/Area:Plymouth Canton and surrounding communities League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Boyd
734-718-7782
MotorCityRIversharks@gmail.com
Team Info:Players must be willing to commit to 40-50 games including weekend and tournament play (April thru July).

2015 Motor City Riversharks 14U
City/Area:Plymouth Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Boyd
734-718-7782
motorcityriversharks@gmail.com
Team Info:Players must be willing to commit to 40-50 games including weekend and tournament play (April thru July). May be willing to take a 9th grader for July and August.

2014 Motor City Royals 14U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Shandel Currie (Coach Del)
313-658-3898
scurri10@yahoo.comq
Team Info:Our mission is to provide opportunities and exposure while competing at the highest levels in youth baseball and instilling discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.

Program Goals: 1. Provide each player with the opportunity to learn, develop, and improve their baseball skills on a regular basis.

2. Provide each player with an atmosphere that encourages mental, social, and emotional maturity. 3. Field successful teams at all levels. 4. Prepare players for high school and college advancement.

2014 New Baltimore Bay Sox 14U
City/Area:Macomb County   
Contact:Tadd Milavec
586 709 5208
Team Info:Tournament team.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 14U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Northville Broncos, Mustangs, & Stampede 14U
City/Area:Northville League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Clint Smith
a-csmith@comcast.net
Team Info:Northville Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA) fields 3 teams at the U14 level (age 14 on May 1, 2015).

Winter workouts start in early January with a focus on preparing for the travel as well as high school season.

Based on high school tryout results in early March, partnering will be done to provide an early season (March-May) experience for 8th graders and 9th graders not playing high school.

Then the 9th graders return from playing with their school to play out the second part of the season which is late May through mid-July.

There are spots for players living outside the Northville school district.

The focus in on player and team development, and preparing your player for high school baseball. If you have any questions please contact Coach Clint Smith.

2015 Novi Heat 14U
City/Area:Novi (and surrounding area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Joe Tesorero
joe.tesorero@noviheat.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat's mission is to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character allowing young players to grow as players and men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over the last 20 years, Novi Heat baseball has significantly contributed to the development and success of several hundred baseball players up to the high school varsity and college levels.

Some former Heat players have reached the professional level in Major League Baseball.

The Heat participate in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) league from mid-April until mid-July.

The Heat are committed to play in 4-6 local and regional baseball tournaments each year in addition to playing between 16-20 league games in the KVBSA.

Home fields will be located at ITC Park in Novi, while away games are typically within a half hour drive.

Training will be conducted with a combination of on-field fall and spring practices, indoor winter practices, and in-season practices.

We want players who will give 100% effort and work hard to improve. Teams will be composed of the best youth baseball players in and around the Novi area.
Coaching Staff:The coaching staff will be qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches or former players at the professional, college, high school, or travel level with several years of experience.

2015 Oakland Eagles 14U
City/Area:Rochester/Auburn Hills/Troy League:NOBF
Contact:Coach Steven
248-459-7983
baseballcoach719@gmail.com
Team Info:14U Oakland Eagles will be playing in the AAA Division of the NOBF. We have paid coaches that will handle all game decisions.

2015 Oakland Indians 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Indians will be playing 18-20 league games as well as participating in 5-7 tournaments in 2015. Winter training will start in January and go until April.

2014 Oakland Lakers 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Joe Cristofori
248-431-0143
jlcristofori@aol.com
Team Info:Waterford Lakers 13U/14U are looking for enthusiastic players who want to advance their knowledge & improve their skills in America's greatest game.

We will be actively looking to fill all positions to play in the NOFB in the 2014 season. The Lakers will be playing in but not limited to at least 3 tournaments.

We expect our players if chosen to attend all off season work-outs and be committed to working hard to get better to achieve Team goals.

(We very affordable and have sponsors.There will be opportunities for individuals to reduce their financial commitment.)

2014 Oakland Owls 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Don Wagberg
248.740.9066
dwagberg@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Oakland Reds 14U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dale Cozart – High School Division Director
hstryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oakland Renegades 14U
City/Area:Oakland County - Milford/Highland/Hartland/White Lake/Commerce Twp. League:KVBSA
Contact:Steven Freed
oaklandrenegades@gmail.com
Team Info:The Oakland Renegades baseball team is looking for 4 to 5 players to fill out a returning roster of experienced KVBSA/NOBF/Tournament players.

Our team will participate in 6-7 USSSA & local tournaments. At least one tournament will be out of town.

Winter workout program will began on January 5th and run through March 27th. We will focus on proper pitching, hitting, catching and fielding mechanics and game strategies.

All players will have an opportunity to pitch during winter workouts. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

2014 Oakland Vengeance 14U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Rob Clark
248-515-5003
vengeanceoaklandbaseball@live.com
Team Info:The Vengeance Oakland Baseball coaching staff is committed to teaching the skills and fundamentals of baseball.

We approach every game and practice with a positive attitude and look to instill a great work ethic in all who participate.

The team’s goals are to learn baseball, work hard, have fun and positively build up each player. When we accomplish our goals as a team, winning will be fun and memorable.

We will drive competitive play throughout everything we do. The Vengeance Baseball organization will carry the rich tradition of VENGEANCE baseball into the NOBF League.

The Vengeance organization provides a rich array of off-season practice and specialty training. We will play 20 to 32 league games and in 4-5 competitive in-state tournaments.

The best-of-the-best Vengeance players are also eligible to participate with the Hitz top-ranked competitive all-travel tournament teams.

This opportunity provides a growth path for highly competitive players. The outdoor practice and home field for the Oakland Vengeance will be in the Rochester area.

Winter practice will take place at the premier HITZ facility with an indoor full size infield and more…
Coaching Staff:Check out the HITZ U13 Elite Team in the 2013 USSSA World Series at: http://www.usssa.com/sports/BracketPool.asp?Tournament=9484

2015 Oakland Whitecaps 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jeremy Miller
248-670-9196
jmiller@millerlandscape.com
Team Info:The Oakland Whitecaps are pleased to announce tryouts for the 14U Travel Team that will compete in the 2015 baseball season.

The 14U Oakland Whitecaps will be a tournament team only playing in 5 – 7 tournaments with 1 – 2 tournaments being out of state.

Please note this team is committed to going to the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2015.

We are currently looking to improve on an already solid core of players by adding serious and experienced players.

We are also in need of additional pitching depth.

2014 Peak Performance 14U
City/Area:Mattawan / Kalamazoo   
Contact:John O'Neil
269-341-4402
jco_tyo@yahoo.com
Team Info:This team is new for 2014 season. The roster will carry 10 players. Current roster has avg. travel ball exp of 4 years. We will play 7-9 tournaments; most in Kalamazoo area.

2015 Precision Patriots 14U
City/Area:Canton/Western Wayne County League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Flohr
248-761-9694
info@precisionbaseballone.com
Team Info:This will be an existing team that's looking to add players for next season... it will be a combination team of 8th and 9th graders.

Team will train in the off season at Precision Baseball in Canton starting in late November/early December. Team will play league + tourneys.

Head Coach is Tim Savage.

2015 Primetime Sports Travel Baseball 14U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Brant Vallier
269-760-9783
brant.a.vallier@pfizer.com
Team Info:We plan on playing in a DH league and also playing in 5-8 tournaments.

2015 Prospects Baseball 14U
City/Area:Macomb County   
Contact:Alan Crummey
Alan@ptcbaseball-softball.com
Team Info:The Prospects 14u team will play in 8 high level tournaments.

We are looking for dedicated players who want to practice and train 2-3 days a week in our 40,000 square foot training center, and strive to become better baseball players and athletes.

Our team will drill all basic baseball skills with the Prospects training staff and also have the opportunity to develop strength, speed, and agility through other programs at PTC.

2015 Rage 14U
City/Area:Tri-City Area   
Contact:Steve Kerby
989-598-7424
skerby@s1eonline.com
Team Info:We are a second year team located in Swan Valley. We will play five or six tournaments in May through June possibly into early July.

We do like to take July off for family summers and Little League All-Stars.

2015 Red Dawgs 14U
City/Area:Ann Arbor, Dundee, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Canton   
Contact:Tom Aeschbacker
734 678 5541
jaesch7498@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team goals are to provide a safe productive environment for young men to learn the great game of baseball, team work, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship.

The Red Dawgs are an ALL TOURNAMENT team playing in 7-9 tournaments thru SE Michigan. Possible Youth Nationals Tournament in Elizabethtown, KY.

2014 Season CHAMPIONS of Milan Baseball Classic and Hartland Spring Classic. Runner up Mothers Day Classic (Howell) and May Bash at EMU.

2014 Season 5th Place Youth Nationals, Elizabethtown,Ky National Championship Tournament.

2014 Roseville Royals 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Chris Wild
586-202-5030
rosevilleroyals13@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Roseville Royals baseball team was established many years ago in the early 80's and re-established in 2012.

The 1st year Royals organization went 6-19 for the 2013 season in the MABF B divison with a 1-3 tournament record.

The Royals are seeking ball players from all areas and ball players who have the higher level experience in the greatest game ever.

Coach Wild was around the Royals in the 80's and has now brought back the Royals in 2013. Coach Wild has coaching experience of 12 years.

Coached at a local sports facility for many years.

Just recently finished a 4 year coaching position with a 18U girls fastpitch tournament team who played in college exposure and world series tournaments.

2014 Saline Hornets 14U
City/Area:Saline League:KVBSA
Contact:Andy Borowski
734-489-2013
a.borowski@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a 14U Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball sponsored team competing in the Kensington Valley Baseball and Softball Association's Open Division for 2014.

We anticipate playing in 7-8 (mostly local) tournaments as well.

2014 Silk City Slammers 14U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Dave Riches
(616) 325-4709
silkcityslammers@gmail.com
Team Info:SLAMMERS BASEBALL= HARD WORK AND DEDICATION GET BETTER EACH TIME YOUR ON THE FIELD.

Slammer baseball focuses on the fundamentals of individual players and driven by teamwork! Slammers is not just about the players alone it is comprised of:

- Players committed to a strong work ethic, teamwork, goal achievement, good sportsmanship, winning attitude, competitive spirit and passion for the game

- Parents committed to a supportive environment, good sportsmanship, involvement and respect for all players, coaches, parents and officials

- Coaches committed to providing a safe, fair, enjoyable and rewarding environment for all of players and parents

2014 South Lyon Thunder 14U
City/Area:South Lyon League:KVBSA
Contact:George Daraban
248-207-9167
kvsports@kvsports.net
Team Info:This will be an all 8th grade team. We will start playing in April and end beginning of July. We will plan on playing 60/90 to get the kids ready for high school.

We will also plan on participating in approximately 4 tournaments.

2014 Southfield Cardinals 14U
City/Area:Tri county area League:KVBSA
Contact:Eric Holloway
248-850-6453
ezdiamond11@gmail.com
Team Info:We are 14U travel team that focuses on training and experiencing baseball at it highest levels. We start our Training indoors in December.

We provide fall training for those that do not participate in fall sports. We hire professional coaches to supplement our proven training regimen.

We will play in The KVBSA league as well as travel to at least 6 tournaments and we are looking to participate in Cal Ripken's Myrtle Beach Tournament or some other World Series type tournament.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 14U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Noon
southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com
Team Info:The Southwest Oakland Warriors compete in the KVBSA (18-20 league games) and participate in 6-10 tournaments (most local).

A trip to the Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach is a possibility for our 13 U team as well as Cooperstown for our 12 U team.

Winter workout program will begin in early January and finish at the end of March (Total Sports in Wixom and High Performance in Keego Harbor).

Trainers will be utilized throughout the winter months to focus on hitting, pitching, base running, fielding and game situations. Outdoor practices will begin in late March, as weather permits.

Players must be willing to commit to a 40-55 game season. Fundraising activities for each respective team will be required to keep costs at a minimum.

2014 St. Anne Crusaders 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Doug
(248) 990-2143
Dburg69@comcast.net
Team Info:We are a travel baseball team who will participate in the MABF league in 2014 and do approx. 3-4 tournaments.

2015 Sterling Heights Nationals 14U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:John Cornwell
johncornwell68@gmail.com
Team Info:The 2015 Sterling Heights Nationals will compete in the always tough "A" Division of the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation (MABF).

We expect to play approximately 20 league games plus three to four tournaments next season in the 14U Division.

2015 Titans Baseball 14U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Todd Turner
248-701-3067
todd@t2baseball.com
Team Info:The primary objective of the Titans program is to prepare young players for the high school level and beyond. The team will play tournaments only.

The competition for a high school roster spot is intense and our goal is to see each player in our program in a high school uniform.

We are looking for kids that are dedicated and are willing to work hard.

2015 Troy Titans 14U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb League:NOBF
Contact:Mark Potesta
248-840-4088
mpotesta4@aol.com
Team Info:2015 14U Troy Titans are looking for skilled players to join the core team and build on the successful 2014 season. The Titans will play in the NOBF and 5 to 6 tournaments.

The team will play tournaments in April and May with the non-high school players until the NOBF/tournament season starts around June 1 with returning high school players.

The Titans utilize indoor training with specific skill focused professionals to supplement the experienced coaching staff.

The Titans will play competitive baseball while focusing on player development, sportsmanship, and enjoyment of the game.

2015 Vipers 14U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Doug Duncan
586-703-6184
drw2002scc@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are a new team planning on playing a full season in the MABF league. We plan on playing 4-5 instate tournaments with 1 being overnight.

We will be practicing in the fall and have secured an indoor facility for the winter.

We are looking for hard working young men who desire to get better by practicing, doing the drills their taught and have a wanting to be on the field.

2015 Washtenaw Wombats 14U
City/Area:Washtenaw County League:KVBSA
Contact:Blue Livingston
734-474-9097
bluelivingston13@gmail.com
Team Info:Are you looking for a great baseball experience? This team is open to kids from any geographical location.

We are looking for young athletes who want to maximize their baseball skills and compete at a high level.

What to expect for the 2015 season: An opportunity to have a great time while improving as a baseball player. Indoor practices starting in January.

We hope to compete at least at an “AA/AAA” level. We will play between 45 and 55 games. League play will start in April (20 – 25 games).

We will play in 5 or 6 tournaments (with one of the tournaments being a 4 to 7 day trip).

Practices will take place in the Ypsilanti, Saline and Milan area. Cost will start at $500 (plus cost to cover an extended tournament).

This cost is reduced by every fundraiser that you participate in. We had players play for $0 last season. We do ask for a $100 deposit to hold your spot.

2015 Waterford Angels 14U
City/Area:Waterford League:NOBF
Contact:Tom James
248-563-1513
waterfordangels@yahoo.com
Team Info:2015 14U Waterford Angels Will be playing in 4-5 tournaments as well as in the AAA 14U NOBF Division. We are looking for 2-3 committed baseball players.

2015 West Michigan Blast 14U
City/Area:West Mi, Grand Haven and beyond   
Contact:Gino Peters
630-362-6208
Ginopeters18@gmail.com
Team Info:Looking to possibly add 2 players, 14U, for the 2015 season. We will play in approximately 8 tournaments, and scrimmage multiple travel teams throughout the Spring and Summer.

Most tournaments are in the State of Michigan. This will be our 5th year in existence.

Our goal is to develop sound, skilled players for High School that have an eye on playing beyond High School.

2015 WLBC Hurricanes 14U
City/Area:Wixom/Walled Lake (& Southwest Oakland County area) League:KVBSA
Contact:Ken LaCross
248-921-4648
coachklacross@gmail.com
Team Info:Our goal is to provide the best possible coaching, development, and competition for players.

Players are coached on individual and team skills, sportsmanship, and commitment necessary to compete at a high level.

WLBC Hurricanes provide an opportunity for a great time while improving as a baseball player.

We plan on playing a minimum of 20 league/non-league games. We plan on playing a minimum of 4 tournaments (planning one of the tournaments to be a 4-7 day trip - possibly out of state).

2015 Zappen Tigers 14U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Dan Luft
248-909-4459
dluft@dcds.edu
Team Info:This team will be a highly competitive travel baseball team. We are a development based baseball program club that has a core belief in practicing throughout the season.

Players will be trained to play multiple positions along with given the opportunity to play those positions in games.

We do not believe a player should specialize in in one or two positions at this age level.

Players will be selected based on playing ability but more importantly our emphasis will be selecting players we feel will be highly coachable learners.

This experience will not only will develop players fundamentally but will provide them the opportunity to grow in a character based environment.

The goal of this team is to properly prepare our players to compete at the highest level of baseball at this age level and beyond.

Schedule: 7 – 8 Tournaments with one being an overnight trip. Supplemental games will be added to complete schedule.

Practice: Indoor training starts in January at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse, which is an 80,000 square foot facility with access to 3 indoor batting cages.
Coaching Staff:January – Mid March: 1 practice per week . Starting in Mid – March: 2 practices per week.
Cost: $650
Follow us on Twitter: @ZappenTigers


15U Teams

2015 A. Green Baseball 15U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Paul Dreslinski
pnd@qad.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide a quality atmosphere that will allow high school players the chance to improve their athletic skills while emphasizing their academic studies and good citizenship.

This is achieved by providing the ability to play at quality facilities against top-level competition and using experienced coaches who stress the fundamentals of baseball.

2014 Arsenal Baseball 15U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Aaron Wilson
313 384 7391
awilson168@gmail.com
Team Info:Arsenal Baseball is a National Showcase team. This team will be coached by a non parent Texas Rangers Scout.

Arsenal Baseball won 5 tournaments in 2013. Was ranked 29th in the Nation by USSSA for 14 U Major Teams. Team will play at Perfect Games, Omaha Slumpbuster, and Buckeye Elite in the summer of 2013.

2015 Backyard Dreams 15U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2014 Bloomfield Sting 15U
City/Area:Bloomfield   
Contact:James Jaskowski
248 797-8327
james.jaskowski@jato-services.com
Team Info:We plan on playing in Tournaments only. 6 tournaments, 5 in state and possibly 1 out of state.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 15U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Complete Baseball 15U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Matt Baker
269-870-3626
coachbaker5@gmail.com
Team Info:Complete Baseball is expanding! Looking to have two 15U baseball teams! After a very successful 14U season, we are looking to add depth and continue growth.

Owner/Head Coach does not have a son, playing time is earned.

We plan on doing 6 tournaments, Fall Ball, winter workouts, and we have training available!

2015 Coughlin Cubs 15U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Art Dudal
586-864-0909
art.dudal1966@hotmail.com
Team Info:The team will participate in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation (MABF) and play in 4 tournaments.

The team will be coached by Coach Art Dudal. Dudal served as an assistant at Wayne State University (2008-12), Macomb College 2006-08 and Rochester College 2004-06.

He served as a head coach, hitting and pitching instructor within the college ranks. Dudal has had more than 60 players go on to play college baseball and 4 that were drafted by MLB.

He is currently a certified NCAA recruiter. Google "Coach Art Dudal Wayne State University".

2015 Detroit Metro Stars 15U
City/Area:Detroit Metro   
Contact:Joe Slivik
Joseph_slivik@student.owens.edu
Team Info:We are an elite travel organization looking to add a few pieces. Looking to play mostly tournaments in 2015.

2014 USSSA 14U A DIVISION CHAMPS

2014 Detroit R.B.I. 15U
City/Area:Greater Detroit League:PAL
Contact:Coach Michael Abney
248-225-6674
aaronxjustin@comcast.net
Team Info:The Detroit R.B.I. Team will participate in the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.).

We will ultimately represent the Detroit metropolitan area in pursuit of the 15U National R.B.I. Championship, sponsored by Major League Baseball.

2014 Eastside Niners 15U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:(586) 468-9606
bottomoftheninth@att.net
Team Info:The Eastside Niners Boys Travel Baseball Program is affiliated with the Bottom of the Ninth Training Center located on Groesbeck south of Hall Rd.

2014 Grand Blanc Cats 15U
City/Area:Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Ed Lavallee
gbtravelbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Grosse Pointe Redbirds 15U
City/Area:Wayne and Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Matt Reno
313-999-3487
Team Info:The Grosse Pointe Redbirds Baseball Organization, which celebrates our 19th year of enhancing and developing the lives of young men, while teaching the lessons of life that come from playing baseball.

The Redbirds, led by former Detroit Tiger and 1984 World Champion Dave Bergman, is committed to perpetuating a love for the game.

The organization provides exposure to top players from the Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas who want to develop their baseball skills by competing at the highest level.

We currently have 4 alumnus playing in the professional ranks and over 80 players who have gone on to compete at the college level.

The Redbirds stresses academic excellence, high moral standards, discipline, respect, concern for others and a winning attitude in the development of their Redbird ballplayers.

2015 Grossi Baseball 15U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 HBF Maroons 15U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2014 Howell Hawks 15U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Huron Valley Patriots 15U
City/Area:Commerce/Highland/Milford/White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Seelye
steve.seelye@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2015 Huron Valley Rebels Black 15U
City/Area:Milford/Highland/White Lake/Commerce League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Jennings
248-895-8199
coach.sjennings@gmail.com
Team Info:Team's primary objective will to first enjoy the game of Baseball and provide equal opportunity to all roster players to expand their abilities and awareness of the game.

My goal as a manager is to understand individual roles and player skills, working to determine how they can contribute to the team to be successful.

We will play after the High school season ends, starting June 1st through July. Play 14-16 KVBSA type games, plus 3 local USSSA tournaments, one Major USSSA "out of town weekend" (or longer) stay.

We will be looking for more advanced or skilled players who have played several years of competative travel baseball or who have High School Baseball Freshmen or JV experience.

Commitment to a weekly winter development program will be required beginning January running through end march. Players will then be released to their High School program.

Home field will be Milford HS Varsity/JV field. BBCOR bats required.

2014 Jet Box 15U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Tom DiMambro
313-378-9654
Tdimambro@jetboxbaseballclub.com
Team Info:15u team that will compete in MABF and local tournaments.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 15U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 15U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Livonia Bulldogs 15U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Rintala
734-812-0952
jdrathome@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will play league games in KVBSA. We will also play 5-6 tournaments 1-2 out of state.

2015 Livonia Renegades 15U
City/Area:Livonia,Canton,Plymouth,Westland,Garden City League:KVBSA
Contact:Lee Richards
734-658-1090
leerichards12@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2014 Mayhem Baseball 15U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2014 Michigan Ambush 15U
City/Area:Novi / Oakland County   
Contact:Larry Erpelding
248-648-0052
barrytonerp@talkamerica.net
Team Info:We have a very good core of young men and we are looking to add a few players that want to work hard, train hard to become better baseball players.

We will start our winter training in December at Total Sports in Wixom and we will train through the first week of March!

Our season will start early June depending on H.S. playoffs and go through July. We will play in approx. 6 -7 tournaments.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 15U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2014 Michigan Bulls 15U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County   
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 15U age group (one Major/Elite and one AAA). Coaches will be announced very shortly and will be qualified.

Teams will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

Both teams will play advanced tournament schedules with some out of town travel, league play is still TBD.

Our goal will be to build advanced fundamentals in a competitive environment and showcase our players to college coaches around the state of Michigan and Midwest.

2015 Michigan Elite USA 15U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Elwood Bush
248-835-6498
Coachbush24@gmail.com
Team Info:New Major 15U Team Announced for 2015 Season.

Newly formed Michigan Elite USA 15U will be compete in 8 to 10 Tournaments / Showcases in the summer of 2015 and will be coached by Elwood Bush.

We will also participate in 2 to 3 fall tournaments this year and be registered as a Major team.

Athletic Republic will be one of the sponsors and provide the indoor training facility for the winter and spring workouts prior to getting outside for the summer.

I have over 10 years of experience coaching many of the top players and teams through the Midwest.

My players and families have enjoyed numerous Super NIT’s, State Championships and other Major Tournament wins. I’m looking for high end players following their high school seasons.

In addition, I will oversee Detroit Team RBI 15U (a summer select team) that will compete in the RBI regional’s and World Series Sponsored by Major League Baseball.

More information to come on Team RBI. I have also been selected to serve as the Michigan Coordinator for USA Baseball for ages 11 and up.

2014 Michigan Expos 15U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2015 Michigan Nationals 15U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Rebels 15U
City/Area:Kalamazoo League:BPA
Contact:Dennis Nielsen
269-744-1255
michiganrebels@gmail.com
Team Info:Michigan Rebels is seeking talented baseball athletes with prior experience in competitive travel ball and/or HS JV.

Those with a strong desire to further develop existing talent in preparation for college level ball is preferred.

We plan on a minimum of 5 tournaments that will commence at the conclusion of JV/Varsity Season.

There will be additional participation in Fall Scrimmages, Winter Training/Workouts and Clinics.

This will be a combined 15U/16U team.

2015 Michigan Red Sox 15U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Mark Sackett
248-930-0388
michiganredsox@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The Michigan Red Sox 15u team will be a high level 15u team that is looking to develop players to prepare them for the College Connect top level team in two years.

Dedicated and committed players are required. Head coach is a hired, trained, teacher of baseball.

6 tournaments, participation in the Michigan Red Sox Academy Weekend Training program,Tue workouts at colleges in the Detroit area, some fall workouts and a few games as well as a fall tournament.

Winter training once a week at the new Michigan Red Sox Training Center in Clawson, MI.

2014 Michigan Renegades 15U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Coach Dale
734-578-6770
MichiganRenegades@aol.com
Team Info:Tournament-only team

2014 Michigan Strategy 15U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2015 Michigan Strategy 15U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Young Guns 15U
City/Area:Lapeer League:GFBL
Contact:Tim Dufort
810-348-9547
coachtimyoungguns@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2013 team went 32 and 12 with 2 1st place tournament wins and 3rd place in the State AABC tournament and advanced to Rockford Ill for the AABC Midwest regionals.

We are playing in the GFBL around 18 games and 4-5 tournaments. Pitchers and catchers are always a welcome addition.

2015 NFWB Cobras 15U
City/Area:SE Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Patrick Lewis
nfwbcobras99@gmail.com
Team Info:The Cobras 15U team will be returning a strong core of players and are looking for players that want to join a team and organization striving to play at the highest level in competition.

Tournament and league play will commence at the conclusion of the high school season. The primary focus of this team will be preparing players for high school baseball and beyond.

We will be coached by recent collegiate players providing the latest in baseball technique and knowledge. Both having run baseball camps and coached at the travel level.

Off season training and strength/conditioning will be at High Performance Baseball in conjunction with their staff as well as at Total Sports complex (Farmington Hills and Wixom).

We will play a very competitive tournament schedule.

The NFWB Cobras baseball program is recognized and endorsed by all high school coaches in SE Michigan for its baseball development philosophy.

In addition, our program is recognized for preparing Cobras players to compete and play at the high school and collegiate level.

The NFWB Cobra baseball program has been in existence for over 25 years and will use the best local resources to enhance the players’ ability during the off season.
Coaching Staff:Please contact nfwbcobras99@gmail.com with any questions.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 15U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2015 Northville Cubs 15U
City/Area:Northville and surrounding area League:KVBSA
Contact:Jim Marshall
jim@northvillebaseball.com
Team Info:The Northville Cubs 15U team is a long term, successful and stable team that participates in the KVBSA and weekend tournaments.

The vast majority of team members play high school baseball. We will begin our season post the high school season. We believe in teaching baseball in a fun, competitive and positive environment.

2014 Oakland Reds 15U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dale Cozart – High School Division Director
hstryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 5+ Competitive Tournaments and the KVBSA League during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2014 Oxford Federation Baseball Team 15U
City/Area:Oxford/Lake Orion League:NOBF
Contact:David Patton
248-877-8773
Team Info:This baseball team is a mix of players with 4 year with our organization to 2 years.

The team utilizes professional training throughout the off season and will play NOBF and 3 tournaments in 2014.

This team prides its self on teach the game of baseball at a competitive level as well as the respect for coaches and official that go with a winning attitude.

Seeking players with a hard work, positive attitude and competitive mindset who have played travel baseball and ready for the next level.

This team will play in the NOBF and play in (3) tournaments. Professional winter practice schedule will start in January.

Pitching and hitting coaches will be utilized throughout the season.

2014 Phantoms Baseball 15U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Scott Bjerke
Scott@bjerkebaseball.com
Team Info:Tournament Team Only

2015 Plymouth Lightning 15U
City/Area:Plymouth League:KVBSA
Contact:Kurt Roulin
ksag1@yahoo.com
Jay Stronski
734-709-9777
jaystronski@gmail.com
Team Info:We utilize two practice facilities for our strength, conditioning and off season training. The facilities are located in Plymouth and Novi.

We are also playing in 4-5 more tournaments this fall with the hope of having our spring team solidified using these tournaments as a jump start on spring ball.

We are going to play in the KVBSA League and play in 5 to 6 competitive tournaments. Our season will start after high school baseball ends (1st or 2nd week of June).

We will do off season training prior to the start of High School Training.

2015 SCS Mariners 15U
City/Area:SE Macomb/NE Wayne Counties League:MABF
Contact:Coach Dave/Coach Pete
scsmariners@live.com
Team Info:We are looking for players at HS level, pitchers always welcome. Probably 4-6 tournaments in 2015, plus MABF schedule and several scrimmages/non-league exhibition games.

Head coach has HS/college and higher level playing and coaching experience for several decades.

2015 South Farmington Blues 15U
City/Area:Farmington/Farmington Hills League:KVBSA
Contact:Al Reich
517-304-1348
alan.reich@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:The Team’s objective is to prepare players to compete for positions on their high school teams.

Team Schedule: Indoor training @ Triad Health and Fitness, Dec. thru High School Tryouts.

We will then rejoin after the High School season (1st week of June) to play in KVBSA 4-6 tournaments in June and July. Monthly Team Building Events (offseason).

Players must be prepared to commit to 1 day of team training in Dec. and 2-3 days Jan. and beyond.

It is expected that players will continue conditioning workouts on their own time. We will focus on strength and conditioning early and then add in more baseball specific training.

We have worked, and will do so again, with Coach Bill Jenney, Asst. Coach at Spring Arbor University.

Our returning players will be Freshmen, however we would like to add players with previous High School or Travel experience, with the goal that all will play at least at the JV level next season.

Home field will be Founders Sports Park in Farmington Hills.

2014 South Farmington Blues 15U
City/Area:Farmington and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Pete Finn
248-767-5617
peter.finn@farmington.k12.mi.us
Team Info:The 2014 15U Blues will be coached by former Farmington High School Baseball Player and Coach Bryan Dickey.

Bryan coached the 2013 team, which won 4 tournament championships and were runner up twice.

Each player developed as a pitcher and/or catcher and played at least one infield position and one outfield position throughout the season.

Next years team will play approximately 6-8 tournaments with one or two being out of town. The approximate cost for the season will be $800.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 15U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dan Cohen
248-935-6286
dcohen@mi-worklaw.com
Team Info:We will play after the high school season ends, starting June 1 through July. We will play 14-18 KVBSA League Games and 5 tournaments with two out of town.

We have traditionally played in one out of state tournament each year. Our primary objective is to enjoy the game of baseball while competing at a high level.

We expect all roster players to strive to do their best and improve throughout the season. My goal as manager is to cultivate an environment where players develop their baseball skills and character.

We are looking for players who have played several years of competitive travel baseball or who have High School baseball experience.

We will train twice a week throughout the winter up until high school try-outs.

2014 SWAT Snipers 15U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Mark King
517-540-0601
info@swatsports.com
Team Info:The SWAT Snipers are a collegiate prep baseball organization sponsored by SWAT Elite Sports in Howell, Michigan.

The Snipers will play collegiate showcase events in 2013-2014 with tentative plans to attend tournaments at MSU, U of M, CMU and GVSU in 2014.

2015 Troy Bulldogs 15U
City/Area:All Areas League:NOBF
Contact:Mike DeLong
248-953-9110
md349@aol.com
Team Info:The Troy Bulldogs are a growing organization that will have 5 teams for the 2015 season ranging from 8U-16U.

The Bulldogs organization is focused on teaching baseball the right way (fundamentals) and showing respect for the game (sportsmanship).

We will start our season when the High School season ends. The team will play 20+ league games and will also play in 4-5 tournaments.

Commitment to a weekly winter development program will be required beginning January running through early March. Players are then released to their High School program.

2015 West Michigan Black Sox 15U
City/Area:West Michigan League:BPA
Contact:Bill Hanna
269.823.8081
WestMiBlackSox@Gmail.com
Team Info:The West Michigan Black Sox is a travel baseball club located in Kalamazoo. Black Sox nation continues to grow since it's inception in 2011.

The league was founded by Bill Hanna, an area baseball coach, who realized the need for higher competitive baseball in the region.

Our philosophy is centered around teaching players the benefits of team play, hard work, setting goals while developing themselves to compete in high school, college or beyond.

2015 WLBC Hurricanes Orange 15U
City/Area:Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matt Sabin
248-766-1824
wlbaseballclub@gmail.com
Team Info:Our team and organization's philosophy is to provide the best coaching, development, and competition for players in order to assist them in pursuing baseball opportunities at higher levels.

In the fall we will play in a few scrimmages and one fall tournament and then begin indoor training from January until HS tryouts begin.

We will begin our competitive season after the high school season ends, and will play in 14-16 KVBSA league games, and 6 - 8 tournaments, with the possibility of one out of state tournament.

We are seeking experienced players who have played several years of competitive travel baseball and/or have high school baseball experience. Strong pitching ability is a plus.

Home field will be Walled Lake Western HS Varsity, and most practices will be at Walled Lake HS fields and Walled Lake gymnasiums.


16U Teams

2015 A. Green Baseball 16U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Glenn Ross
agreenross@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide a quality atmosphere that will allow high school players the chance to improve their athletic skills while emphasizing their academic studies and good citizenship.

This is achieved by providing the ability to play at quality facilities against top-level competition and using experienced coaches who stress the fundamentals of baseball.

2014 Arsenal Baseball 16U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Aaron Wilson
313 384 7391
awilson168@gmail.com
Team Info:This will be a major travel team that will compete at the National level.

The mission of the team is to gain exposure from college and pro scouts. Will play at Perfect Games as well as Buckeye Elite to name a few tournaments.

2015 Avengers 16U
City/Area:Macomb/Wayne Counties League:MABF
Contact:Ed Arnold
313 268 8755
Avengerbaseball16@gmail.com
Team Info:We will be playing MABF Division "A", as well as 4 tournaments. Home diamond is located in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Current roster consists of players from both Wayne and Macomb Counties. For inquiries contact Ed Arnold at Avengerbaseball16@gmail.com.

2015 Backyard Dreams 16U
City/Area:Grand Rapids and Surrounding areas   
Contact:616-307-0026
Team Info:Tryouts are required for potential new BYD student athletes to be considered for our 2015 teams.

Simply show up on the date/s listed, register and have a fun workout as our coaches analyze your skills!

Visit our website for more details.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 16U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2014 Complete Baseball 16U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:Kyle Watson
269-312-6405
Kwatson4@LSSU.edu
Team Info:Complete Baseball is going into its 3rd season as an organization, and is looking to expand to 16U.

Complete Baseball has a solid 14U team, and adding a 16U team would be a great edition to a great program.

We have 3 coaches, and have some roster spots available. Looking to do about 5 or more tournaments based on interest!

Head Coach is Kyle Watson. Head Coach does not have a son so playing time is earned for everyone!

If you have any other questions, you can email Coach Matt Baker (Owner of Complete) at coachbaker5@gmail.com

Season will start after high school baseball!

2015 Dearborn Heights Knights 16U
City/Area:Western Wayne County   
Contact:Tom DiPonio
248-891-1241
coachtomd@comcast.net
Team Info:Existing team going into its 7th year... all 12 players will return for 2015- we have very little turnover. We're an average to above average AAA type team.

We'll play 25-30 games. NO league play but will pick up mid week games. Plan to play Utrip/Pastime/Black Swamp with no lengthy travel or overnight stays planned

2015 Detroit Metro Stars 16U
City/Area:Macomb   
Contact:Angelo Plouffe
586-610-2661
Team Info:This is a team that many College scouts will follow. If you aspire to play College Baseball this is the team for you.

Coach Plouffe led current 16U squad to the prestigious 2014 Black Swamp tournament Championship.

Team also advanced to Championship Sunday in 5 of 6 tournaments and were the runners up in the 2014 Midwest Elite. 2015 will be even better!!

If you are a elite level player this team will help you to the next level.

2014 Downriver Raiders 16U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Eric Kuhn - Head Coach
313-282-8771
eric_kuhn19@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are a 16u AAA tournament team that will be playing in USSSA and Pasttime tournaments in the upcoming 2014 season.

Our team philosophy is to prepare our players for the next level by exposing them to top competition. We are looking at 5-6 tournaments throughout the Midwest.

2014 Grand Blanc Avengers 16U
City/Area:Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Bill Jackson III
810-410-7817
bill@logowears.com
Team Info:The Grand Blanc Avengers are looking for a few more 2013 fall players to fill out their roster. We are looking to have a good time and play some baseball.

2014 Great Lakes Elite 16U
City/Area:Genesee County League:GFBL
Contact:Rick Propper
810-813-1860
proppermitex@aol.com
Team Info:2nd Year team, 15U Silver Division Champion, Cavalier Classic, League Games, 4-5 Tournaments

2014 Grosse Pointe Redbirds 16U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:MABF
Contact:Dave Kracht
586-709-0065
dave@paceplastics.com
Team Info:Please visit www.redbirdsbaseball.com for more information about the Redbirds. We plan to play in the MABF along with 4 Tournaments next Summer.

2015 Grossi Baseball 16U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 HBF Maroons 16U
City/Area:Kalamazoo   
Contact:info@hbfmaroons.com
Team Info:The HBF Maroons are entering their third year in travel baseball and have enjoyed much success at both the major level as well as the AA level.

2014 Howell Hawks 16U
City/Area:Howell League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Breault
734-645-9813
howellhawks@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 JTB Tigers 16U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Jason Thompson
248-853-2255
jtbaseball@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Jason Thompson Baseball 15U team is coming off a very successful season.

The team won the USSSA State tournament in June 2013 and the Valparaiso University DPT tournament in Northwest Indiana.

We plan to play in showcase tournaments in the midwest during the summer of 2014, in order to get our players college exposure, and the type of competition that will help increase their skill level.

Our expectations are to have players that are interested in working hard, willing to learn, and participate as a team player.

2015 JTB Tigers 16U
City/Area:Auburn Hills   
Contact:Doug Czajkowski
dczajkowski@comcast.net
Team Info:Jason Thompson baseball 16U Elite is searching for players who can augment an already strong lineup for 2015.

This year's 15U team won the NOBF 16 U AAA Division and was the runner-up in the Elite 15U World Series in South Bend, Indiana.

We plan to play an eight week elite tournament schedule that will include at least two out of state trips. We will also schedule weekday games against strong competition.

We will also be adding at least one and potentially two paid coaching positions for the coming season. The team will train at the Jason Thompson baseball facility in Auburn Hills.

2014 Lake Fenton Inferno 16U
City/Area:Fenton League:GFBL
Contact:Steve Hathaway
586-863-6180
Swhathaway@aol.com
Team Info:Play in Greater Flint 16U Division, plan on 5 to 6 A and AA tournaments (3 to 4 Local, 2 over night). Expectations to field a competive team and develop players.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 16U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 16U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2014 Lincoln Park Rails 16U
City/Area:Downriver League:League MI
Contact:David Carter
lprails16@yahoo.com
Team Info:Team will play in the league & 5-6 Tournaments.

2015 Macomb Yankees 16U
City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Jeff Wheeler
810-404-8250
jefferywheeler@hotmail.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide our players with a higher level of competition while preparing them to improve for their high school team.

We will train at Prospects training facility located at 30860 Sierra Dr., Chesterfield Twp, MI 48047 We will compete in AA tournaments.

We are expecting to compete in 5 local and 1 out of state tournaments. Could possibly be more. We will play in USSSA and Triple Crown Sports events.

2015 Mattawan Peak Performance 16U
City/Area:Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids   
Contact:Shannon Ashmus
920-217-6206
shannon_robin@comcast.net
Team Info:Will play 5-6 highly competitive tournaments in the Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids/South Bend area, after the high school season is complete.

Most tournaments will be within one hour of Kalamazoo. Practice will be held at the Mattawan High school field.

Fees are low because we are a non profit organization.

2014 Mayhem Baseball 16U
City/Area:Burton/Flint/Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Malcolm Koresh
mkoresh12@hotmail.com
Team Info:We participate in the Greater Flint Baseball League and in several local tournaments.

2015 Metro Detroit Athletics 16U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:John Wright
734-612-9452
mdabaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Metro Detroit Athletics is a elite program in south east Michigan. We play all showcase tournaments in the midwest.

Our program was established in 2007 and has sent over fifty players on to play college baseball. Our coaching staff is all former collegiate and pro baseball players.

This team is for the serious goal orientated high school player.

MDA Baseball on Facebook.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 16U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2014 Michigan Bulls 16U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County   
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 16U age group. One will be an Elite team coached by Bret Gove and Josh Vandemark and one a AAA team coached by Ken Warren.

Teams will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

Both teams will play advanced tournament schedules with some out of town travel, league play is still TBD.

Our goal will be to build advanced fundamentals in a highly competitive environment and showcase our players to college coaches / scouts around the state of Michigan and Midwest.

2014 Michigan Expos 16U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2014 Michigan Heat 16U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Frank Cordova
Michiganheat16u@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are a Tournament team only. We will be doing seven tournaments with two possibly in Ohio or Indiana. Also most likely one in the fall after the team is set.

We will be working out in the winter at the baseball warehouse in the city of Warren. If anyone has any questions before try outs please e-mail at Michiganheat16u@yahoo.com

2015 Michigan Inferno 16U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Brian Halteman
586-929-3989
michinferno@gmail.com
Team Info:Michigan Inferno will be entering their 3rd season together.

Our goals have been to get the boys ready for the next level and now that they are entering high school we will be focusing on preparing them to enter college.

We will be playing in the NOBF this year as well as 5-6 tournaments. Our expectations are to continue to add growth and maturity to our players as they master the game.

2015 Michigan Inferno 16U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb counties   
Contact:General Manager Gary James
586-764-9378
solid.contact50@yahoo.com
Team Info:Showcase style teams designed to get the players exposure and teach them what it takes to play college ball some day.

Most of the players on these teams come from Oakland or Macomb counties but other areas can still try out. Players must be high school or highly experienced ball players.

Inferno plays one of the toughest and most demanding schedules around because to be the best you must play the best and always challenge yourself if you have aspirations to play college baseball.

The Inferno will play 7 to 9 high level tournaments around the country to challenge the players and get them the exposure needed to get noticed by the college scouts and coaches.

We have top coaches and training facility to get the players ready in the off season and the instruction and advice to have success during the summer season.

2014 Michigan Mudcats 16U
City/Area:Genesee County League:GFBL
Contact:Jeff Walters
810-813-6918
waltersway@hotmail.com
Team Info:The Michigan Mudcats 16u team is looking to add a few motivated and talented players to join their travel team for 2014 season.

We will have opportunity to play Fall 2013 baseball and some workouts over the winter.

We play in the Greater Flint Baseball league and participate in 4-5 tournaments over the summer including 1 out of state tournament.

2015 Michigan Nationals 16U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Rebels 16U
City/Area:Kalamazoo League:BPA
Contact:Dennis Nielsen
269-744-1255
michiganrebels@gmail.com
Team Info:Michigan Rebels is seeking talented baseball athletes with prior experience in competitive travel ball and/or HS JV.

Those with a strong desire to further develop existing talent in preparation for college level ball is preferred.

We plan on a minimum of 5 tournaments that will commence at the conclusion of JV/Varsity Season.

There will be additional participation in Fall Scrimmages, Winter Training/Workouts and Clinics.

This will be a combined 15U/16U team.

2015 Michigan Red Sox 16U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Lou Nader
313-418-2687
lnader1965@gmail.com
Team Info:We will be playing in the NOBF and participating in 3 to 4 tournaments and the Red Sox Academy at Adrian College. Our plans are to have a non-parent, paid coach.

2014 Michigan Renegades 16U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Coach Dale
734-578-6770
MichiganRenegades@aol.com
Team Info:Tournament-only team

2014 Michigan Strategy 16U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2015 Michigan Strategy 16U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 Michigan Team Under Armour 16U
City/Area:Macomb and surrounding areasqqq League:MABF
Contact:Dave Prestininzi
586-703-1097
dprestininzi@cvs.k12.mi.us
Team Info:We will be playing approximately 20 regular season games in the MABF (A division) and 3-4 tournaments in the 2014 season

2014 Michigan White Sox 16U
City/Area:Detroit Metro Area   
Contact:Kevin Justice
justicekev25@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are a 16U tournament only team. We will be playing in 6 to 7 college showcase and local tournaments.

2015 MSA-Livingston 16U
City/Area:Livingston County, western Oakland, Washtenaw, southern Genesee, eastern Ingham counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Keegan Nixon
(810) 923-2580
keegan-nixon@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Looking to play up to 20 KVBSA games and up to 6 tournaments.

As a 15u team, this team finished as Runner Up at the Grand Rapids Baseball Challenge and were Champions of the Total Baseball Battle of the Bats.

Team will practice at our indoor training facility as well as having speed & agility training with Phoenix Athletics.

2014 MSA-Livingston 16U
City/Area:Livingston County (but all players welcome) League:KVBSA
Contact:Karl Kling
517-552-9000
coachkling@msa-livingston.com
Team Info:All MSA baseball teams will participate in the KVBSA and will play in up to six tournaments during the 2014 season.

All players on MSA teams will have fall practices and will participate in the winter conditioning sessions with Chris Down.

Each team will have regular indoor winter practices and players will be members of MSA and have full access.

The 16u team will begin play in June at the conclusion of the high school season. Roster will be limited to 14 players.

2014 North Oakland Rebels 16U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.

2014 Oakland Reds 16U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dale Cozart – High School Division Director
hstryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 6+ Competitive Showcase Tournaments during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2015 Oakland Whitecaps 16U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Frank Vigliarolo
248-320-8274
whitecaps43@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Whitecaps in 2014 have made 3 semi final’s and two tournament finals this season and are looking to continue to build on their success from this past season.

The 16U Oakland Whitecaps are moving up from 14U and are looking for serious players to add to a good core of primarily 15U players.

The 16U Oakland Whitecaps will be a tournament only team, playing 6 – 8 tournaments with 1 -2 being out of state.

Our schedule will consist of several showcase tournaments as well as Triple Crown tournaments.

We are currently looking to improve our already solid roster by adding experienced players. We are also in need of additional pitching depth.

Players trying out for the Oakland Whitecaps 16U cannot turn 17 until after May 1st 2015 to be eligible for this team.

2014 Rochester Rockies 16U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb League:NOBF
Contact:Kelly Collins
586-713-2780
kellcoll@hotmail.com
Team Info:Rochester Rockies are an established team moving up to play in the 16U NOBF league. We are also looking to play in 3-4 tournaments this year.

As 14U team last won AABC State and 4th in USSSA World Series in Canton. Off Season workouts at MCBC in Rochester Hills.

2014 SCS Mariners 16U
City/Area:St Clair Shores League:MABF
Contact:Anthony Monday
586-354-5740
anthonymonday@comcast.net
Team Info:The 2014 SCS Mariners 16U are focusing on putting our team in front of as many college scouts that is humanly possible.

We are going to be playing in the MABF "A" division, as well as a series of USSSA Showcase tournaments.

Coach Monday and White bring over 50 years playing experience and expertise to the table. This squad is commited to preparing our players to perform in front of college talent.

We will be participating in the MABF "A" division next season, as well as playing in a number of USSSA Showcase tournaments as well.

2014 South Farmington Blues 16U
City/Area:Farmington and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Pete Finn
248-767-5617
peter.finn@farmington.k12.mi.us
Team Info:The 2014 16U Blues will be coached by former Northwood and Farmington High School standout, Jordan Turner.

This team will play approximately 6-7 tournaments with one or two being out of town with all Home games and practices played at Farmington High school.

The approximate cost for the season will be $800.

2014 South Lyon Lightning 16U
City/Area:South Lyon and surrounding communities League:KVBSA
Contact:Pete Ponto
248-444-3404
peteponto@yahoo.com
Chris Curry
248-767-2808
Currymi5@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:All players selected for a team will pay a player fee to be determined at the time of final team selection.

Fees cover the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, tournament costs, team equipment, league fees and umpire fees.

We participate in the KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

We will play a 14 – 18 game league schedule and 4 – 6 tournaments starting in late May (after HS ball finishes).

2014 South Lyon Thunder Red 16U
City/Area:South Lyon and surrounding communities League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Hamann
hamann15@yahoo.com
Team Info:All players selected will pay a player fee which will cover the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, tournament costs, league and umpire fees.

We participate in the KVBSA league and play teams from Genesee, Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties as well as participating in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

We will play a 14 – 18 game league schedule and 3 – 5 tournaments starting late May/early June (after HS ball finishes) through July 23rd.

2015 South Oakland A's 16U
City/Area:Madison Heights   
Contact:Mike Held
313-378-5651
michael-held@att.net
Team Info:Our mission is to help players excel in High School and beyond.

We have an excellent reputation with college baseball programs, and virtually all our players have the opportunity to play college ball.

We will play a mix of high-level tournaments and showcases, where your player will get maximum development and visibility in his target geographic area.

2015 Southwest Oakland Warriors 16U
City/Area:Commerce Twp, Walled Lake, Milford League:KVBSA
Contact:Rick Nessel
248-361-0903
ricknessel@gmail.com
Team Info:KVBSA. Tournaments. Call for more info.

2014 SWAT Snipers 16U
City/Area:Detroit Metro Area   
Contact:Rob Morris
810-844-3883
swatbaseball.rob@gmail.com
Team Info:The SWAT snipers organization is designed to be a college prep program. We use our resources through our indoor facility to train in all aspects of the game.

SWAT has specialized trainers for hitting, pitching and fielding as well as strength and speed. This is a serious program for players that want to work hard.

2014 The Players Edge Sluggers 16U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Chris Newell
chrisnewell2@comcast.net
Team Info:The Player's Edge Baseball Training Center will provide professional instruction for the purpose of guiding young athletes to achieve the highest possible level of their ability.

Not only will we teach the fundamentals of baseball, but we will instill the basic fundamentals of life.

We will strive to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home. We are looking for committed players for our 15U/16U team.

2014 Titan Baseball 16U
City/Area:South Lyon and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Bill Hamann
hamann15@yahoo.com
Team Info: 

2015 Troy Bulldogs 16U
City/Area:All   
Contact:Mike McLaughlin
586-817-8077
mmclaughlin@bannerengineering.com
Team Info:The Troy Bulldogs are a growing baseball organization that will have 5 teams for the 2015 season ranging from 8U-16U.

The Bulldogs organization is focused on teaching baseball the right way (fundamentals), and showing respect for the game (sportsmanship).

We will start our season when the High School season ends. The team will play 15+ league games, and will also play in 4-5 local and out of town competitive tournaments.

Commitment to a weekly winter development program will be required beginning January running through early March. Players are then released to their High School program.

2015 Troy Cardinals 16U
City/Area:Troy   
Contact:Paul Arslanian
paul@estateplans.com
Team Info:Following 7 years of significant growth and an increasing win percentage, the 16U Troy Cardinals will play Showcase and other high level baseball tournaments in the 2015 season.

We expect to play in Showcase and Elite tournaments, two being out of town and several within an hour or two of the Detroit Metropolitan area.

We are looking to strengthen our team with the addition of only one or two players, with an emphasis on pitching and strong hitting.

2014 West Michigan Express 16U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Bill Culhane
616-322-3852
culhane.bill@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a travel baseball club that has been in existence for over 6 years now. We exclusively play travel tournaments around the midwest.

We plan to play in 5-7 tournaments again this year. We start team workouts in Jan 2014. We practice 1-2 a week after the HS season and also play weekly scrimmage games as well.

2014 West Michigan Outlaws 16U
City/Area:Grand Rapids   
Contact:Jason Dow
(616) 610-2917
jdow@gfscanada.com
Team Info:This is a new team and looking for 10 dedicated, players to fill the team.

2015 West Michigan Wolfpack 16U
City/Area:Schoolcraft, MI   
Contact:Kent Reese
269-762-9281
kentwreese@aol.com
Team Info:We will play 5-6 competitive tournaments once the boys have finished their high school season. Typically 4 fairly local and one that we may travel for.

We will practice 1-2 times per week depending on the weekend schedules.

We are looking to field the best team possible and would like to find players that can play multiple positions, as well as pitch.

2015 Wombats 16U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Coach Stearley
orzabal1971@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are looking to capitalize on a successful tournament season in 2014 where as a 14U team we finished primarily in the top 2, playing up to 15U and 16U at times.

With that, we will be an all tournament team for the 2015 season. We are looking for elite caliber players whose goals are to play high school and beyond.

Our 2 returning coaches have 50+ years of baseball experience, including stints with the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.


17U Teams

2015 A. Green Baseball 17U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan   
Contact:Stan Eldridge
mipanthers@aol.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide a quality atmosphere that will allow high school players the chance to improve their athletic skills while emphasizing their academic studies and good citizenship.

This is achieved by providing the ability to play at quality facilities against top-level competition and using experienced coaches who stress the fundamentals of baseball.

2014 Blue Knights Elite 17U
City/Area:Wayne County/Other League:MATBL
Contact:Mark Zalewski
313-590-0672
thezalewskis@yahoo.com
Team Info:Formerly the 16U Northville Broncos, the Blue Knights are primarily looking for High School Varsity Players/ College Prospects to fill out our roster for next year.

Core team coming back and looking to move to the next level to play in Prospects/Showcase type tournaments.

2013 team had a record of 28-8 with 3 tournament wins (USSSA Major/AAA) and semi finalist in the World Series.

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 17U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2015 Clarkston Riverdawgs 17U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:John Kuczmanski
248-765-7829
jkuz22@comcast.net
Team Info:Clarkston Riverdawgs U17 team will compete in 5 to 6 high level tournaments.

Pitchers are a position of need, but, looking to fill other positions with high level players.

2015 Coughlin Cubs 17U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Art Dudal
586-864-0909
art.dudal1966@hotmail.com
Team Info:The team will participate in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation (MABF) and play in 4 tournaments.

The team will be coached by Coach Art Dudal. Dudal served as an assistant at Wayne State University (2008-12), Macomb College 2006-08 and Rochester College 2004-06.

He served as a head coach, hitting and pitching instructor within the college ranks. Dudal has had more than 60 players go on to play college baseball and 4 that were drafted by MLB.

He is currently a certified NCAA recruiter. Google "Coach Art Dudal Wayne State University".

2014 Diamond Baseball 17U
City/Area:Mid Michigan, From Lansing to Detroit and Saginaw to Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Todd Messenger
248-880-0220
btmessenger@gmail.com
Team Info:We are looking for players ages of 16-17. We are looking for players who want to be challenged at a high level and have a passion to play baseball past high school.

You must also be a team player whether on the bench or on the field. You should be willing to acknowledge your mistakes and move forward.

And last, If you are still playing baseball at this age in a highly competitive group, YOU MUST BE WILLING TO HAVE FUN !!

Last year we traveled to Omaha, Nebraska and played in, and won the 16U division of the Triple Crown Sports Slump-buster Tournament during the College World Series Tournament.

We played in a total of 6 tournaments in and out of state.

We will again play in 6-7 top tournaments advertised as college showcase or prospect events at numerous colleges/universities throughout the Midwest.

2014 Downriver Raiders 17U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:John Sloan
734 223-7732
Sloanunit@yahoo.com
Team Info:6-8 tournaments - all showcase and high end USSSA.

Looking for players who are looking to play college ball. We have are own winter facilities.

2014 Grand Slam Baseball Academy 17U
City/Area:Greater Lansing   
Contact:Marlon Wright
312-520-9625
wrightmarlon@hotmail.com
Team Info:Our goal is to form a group of 12 young men (ages 16/17) willing to exemplify what it is to be a quality individual, on & off the field while having fun while playing winning baseball.

A group that will put the team before themselves and are able to step outside of their comfort zone in order to achieve growth.

If your goal is to play beyond high school and get a high level, fundamentally baseball education, this may be your opportunity.

We'll provide you with a measureable roadmap introduce you to the recruiting process and make introductions that fit your skill set.

To learn about my baseball background: http://www.courtone.com/grand-slam-baseball-academy/coaching-testimonials

We'll play in 5-7 tournaments that commiserate with team personnel.

Team will be travel only and players are encouraged to play for their community/high school teams during the week. Practice schedule will be sufficient.

Court One is the parent organization for Grand Slam. Court One Athletic Clubs owns 2 health clubs and the Training Center, where indoor baseball operations/training are housed.
Coaching Staff:The Training Center will be the home of winter workouts and is also the home of Lansing Community College's baseball and softball winter training.

2014 Great Lakes Arsenal 17U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Eric Riddle
313-995-0874
Eriddle@plastipak.com
Team Info:In 2014, we plan to play in 6 or 7 high exposure college tournaments in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. We will play at great venues such as UofM, MSU, Notre Dame, Wayne State and Cincinnati universities.

Our focus is to get our players ready for the collegiate level thru hard work, dedication and respect.

We will have offseason indoor workouts planned as well as instruction available for hitting, pitching and catching.

Please call Eric Riddle if you would like more information.

2015 Grossi Baseball 17U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.

2015 Lakeshore Warriors 17U
City/Area:West Michigan   
Contact:Barry Favier
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakeshore Warriors Baseball Club is looking for serious local athletes for the 2015 season.

Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have teams at nine levels (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U) during the 2015 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan.

2015 LCB Legends 17U
City/Area:Commerce/Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Duane or Dan
lcbbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LCB Legends Organization is one of the largest Organization in Oakland County with 12 teams ranging from 8U-17U.

LCB strives towards teaching good sportsmanship and preparing the players towards their next level of advancement.

We will play 15-20 league games in the KVBSA league and participate in 4-6 tournaments with one of them being out of town.

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 17U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2014 Michigan Bulls 17U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County   
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 17U age group. One will be an Elite team coached by Tim Shafto and one a AAA team with a qualified coach TBD.

Teams will practice 1x per week in November & December, 2x per week in January, February & March at the Bullpen Baseball Academy.

Both teams will play advanced tournament schedules with some out of town travel, league play is still TBD.

Our goal will be to build advanced fundamentals in a highly competitive environment and showcase our players to college coaches / scouts around the state of Michigan and Midwest.

2014 Michigan Muddogs 17U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Eric Penz
ericpenz@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a U17 baseball team that will be participating in U17 and U18 tournaments. Our goal is to get our players to the collegiate level.

We play in high level, high scouted tournaments. We plan on attending 5-6 tournaments this upcoming summer.

We do off season strength and skill training as well. Any additional questions can be directed to my email.

2015 Michigan Nationals 17U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Red Sox 17U
City/Area:Oakland & surrounding counties   
Contact:Mark
miredsoxpride@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournament Only team will play 5+ tourneys with at least 1 major showcase and 1 ‘out-of-town’ in addition to 8+ Scrimmages in the Metro Detroit area.

This 3rd year team will roster 13 committed players and be coached by Non Parent Head and Assistant Coaches.

Off Season Training JAN – MAR: at 2SP (conditioning & BP) and Oakland Yard (Field drills) sets the stage for success in respective HS tryouts and seasons.

All players attend the Red Sox Academy, a 3 day Training event at Adrian College for all High School Aged Red Sox Teams (see pics from 2013 & 2014: http://www.fototime.com/inv/62A723ABE88A9EA ).

Players live in Dorms and are on the Field in group and team training from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

College Training Day (Every Tuesday during season at Southeast Michigan area colleges: morning workouts & afternoon scrimmages) EMU, Oakland, Madonna, Albion, Sienna, Adrian, Wayne.

Key attributes are Attitude, Focus and Hustle. Candidates will have both primary and secondary positions.

All positions considered but Pitching should be at least a secondary capability.

2014 Michigan Renegades 17U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Coach Dale
734-578-6770
MichiganRenegades@aol.com
Team Info:Tournament-only team

2014 Michigan Slammers 17U
City/Area:Belleville/Canton   
Contact:Coach Mike
734-740-8899
michiganslammers@comcast.net
Team Info:The Michigan Slammers play at the AAA/Elite travel level - tournament only. Looking for a few solid players. Looking forward to seeing you at our tryouts.

2015 Michigan Strategy 17U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2014 MSA-Livingston 17U
City/Area:Livingston County (but all players welcome) League:KVBSA
Contact:Karl Kling
517-552-9000
coachkling@msa-livingston.com
Team Info:All MSA baseball teams will participate in the KVBSA and will play in up to six tournaments during the 2014 season.

All players on MSA teams will have fall practices and will participate in the winter conditioning sessions with Chris Down.

Each team will have regular indoor winter practices and players will be members of MSA and have full access.

The 17u team will begin play in June at the conclusion of the high school season. Roster will be limited to 14 players.

2014 Tri County Crush 17U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Steve Bane
586-883-5787
sbane1975@gmail.com
Team Info:The 2014 17U tri county crush is looking to add a few players to its roster. We will be competing in 5-7 tournaments next year.

We are a highly competitive team looking to improve from a successful 2013 season looking for players that want to compete at the next level.


18U Teams

2015 Brighton Bulldogs 18U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 – 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger

2014 Cardinals Baseball Prospects 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Jerry Brown
248.613.2671
jerryb0406@hotmail.com
Team Info:Fall only, 18u team of college prospects. We will play in the USSSA Allen Park League, a couple of scrimmages, and 1 USSSA tournament.

2015 Detroit Metro Stars 18U
City/Area:Michigan with league play in Macomb County area League:MABF
Contact:Shawn Maloney
586-214-0726
Coachmaloney@comcast.net
Team Info:Our team is coached by Shawn Maloney and Joe Wolf. Coach Maloney and Coach Wolf have coached many players to the highest level of baseball and they truly care about their players.

Our 2014 team has a 42-5 record and is headed to the AABC Connie Mack World Series.

Every player on our team is going to play college baseball. We are one of the best amateur baseball programs in the country at 18U.

We are strongly affiliated with PBR Michigan and all of our players will have a chance to play college baseball if they choose at some level.

Off-season training is available with our program.

2014 Detroit R.B.I. 18U
City/Area:Greater Detroit League:PAL
Contact:Coach Mark Brown
313-421-5912
Coachbrown313@comcast.net
Team Info:The Detroit R.B.I. Team will represent the Detroit metropolitan area in the 18U National R.B.I. Championship, sponsored by Major League Baseball.

2014 Great Lakes Arsenal 18U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Eric Riddle
313-995-0874
Eriddle@plastipak.com
Team Info:In 2014, we plan to play in 6 or 7 high exposure college tournaments in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. We will play at great venues such as UofM, MSU, Notre Dame, Wayne State and Cincinnati universities.

Our focus is to get our players ready for the collegiate level thru hard work, dedication and respect.

We will have offseason indoor workouts planned as well as instruction available for hitting, pitching and catching.

Please call Eric Riddle if you would like more information.

2015 Great Lakes Cardinals Elite 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Dan Hejka, Sr
734-776-3918
cardscoach138@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Cardinals program has been high successful for 7 seasons winning numerous tournaments, State Championships and World Series runners-up over the years.

This past season we won 3 tournaments and runners- up in another playing the very highest competition in the Midwest.

Our plans for the 2014 season is to again play the highest level competition. We plan to play 6-8 tournaments, approximately half of those will be out of town.

We are also focusing on College Showcase events to expose our players to dozens of college scouts in the Midwest.

2014 Hit Dogs 18U
City/Area:Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:George Childress
(248) 227-9421
gzclatc@aol.com
Team Info: 

2015 Huron Valley Rebels 18U
City/Area:Milford, Highland, White Lake, Commerce League:KVBSA
Contact:Derek Cleasby
248-876-5791
DLCleas@gmail.com
Team Info:We have a strong returning core of players eligible for 17U and are looking to add players.

High School level pitching experience is a plus. We will consider pitcher only candidates if that fits your needs. Current plan is to play a 18U KVBSA schedule of approximately 10 games.

We will play 5 tournament focused on high level competition and college exposure. Depending on the final selection of players we will play at the 17U and/or 18U level.

Off season training will start in January and run until HS season start utilizing the Huron Valley training facilities and cages.

2014 Lakes Area Dodgers 18U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:John Hodgins
248.390.2559
lakesareadodgers5@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakes Area Dodgers have a 14 year history. Our goal is to ready our players for the collegiate level.

This team's sole purpose is to expose 16/17/18 year olds to collegiate baseball. We will play both Division 1 and 2 Junior Colleges (Michigan, Ohio and Illinois). There will be no practices.

2015 Livingston Hurricanes 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Gregg
248-207-6604
lori_m0@yahoo.com
Team Info:The team is comprised of all players with collegiate potential.

We will play in 5-6 College Showcase tournaments (UM/MSU/WMU/CMU, etc.). Established 18U team looking for 3-4 players who were lost to graduation/playing college ball.

Catchers and pitchers are of immediate need but all will be considered.

2014 Livingston Storm 18U
City/Area:Livingston/Oakland/Genesee   
Contact:Coach Jerry Waligora
810-288-5537
stormbb@comcast.net
Team Info:Tournament team that will play in 7 high quality tournaments during the 2014 summer season, all in held Michigan to reduce travel costs. No league. Low player fee.

2014 MDC Elite Baseball 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Jerry Brown
248.613.2671
jerryb0406@hotmail.com
Team Info:Fall only, 18u team of college prospects. We will play in the USSSA Allen Park League, a couple of scrimmages, and 1 USSSA tournament.

2015 Metro Detroit Athletics 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:John Wright
734-612-9452
mdabaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Metro Detroit Athletics is a elite program in south east Michigan. We play all showcase tournaments in the midwest.

Our program was established in 2007 and has sent over fifty players on to play college baseball. Our coaching staff is all former collegiate and pro baseball players.

This team is for the serious goal orientated high school player looking to play college baseball!

Visit MDA Baseball on Facebook.

2014 Michigan Aces 18U
City/Area:Greater Lansing area   
Contact:David Underwood
(517) 256-1537
dclunderwood@aol.com
Team Info: 

2015 Michigan Blue Jays 18U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.

2015 Michigan Bulldogs 18U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Greg Denomie
734-765-3897
gldenomie@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Michigan Bulldogs will be entering its 7th and final year.

We will play 10-12 games in the KVBSA league as well as 3-4 tournaments with the plans of a possible week long tournament out of state.

We will focus on sportsmanship, team bonding and preparing each player for their next level of baseball. All positions are open.

2014 Michigan Bulls 18U
City/Area:Wayne / Oakland County League:MATBL
Contact:Sean Gallagher
seangallagher@michiganbulls.com
Team Info:We will field two teams at the 18U age group. Both will be Elite teams, one coached by Sean Gallagher and Bobby Marten and one with a qualified coach TBD.

Teams will start practice in November at the Bullpen Baseball Academy. We will compete in the MATBL League.

We will play in elite tournaments like Perfect Game (East Cobb, GA), Great Black Swamp Classic (Bowling Green), Ultimate Strike Zone (CMU) and others.

Our goal will be to showcase our players to college coaches / scouts around the state of Michigan and Midwest.

We will develop advanced fundamentals in a highly competitive environment to prepare them for college / professional baseball.

2014 Michigan Dawgs 18U
City/Area:Macomb/Oakland   
Contact:Dick Schoenberg
248-330-0793
ras5235@comcast.net
Team Info:We are an 18 U team that plays tournament baseball only, with an occasional weekday game. We have been around since 2000, and prior to that were known as TSI & Mt Clemons Baseball Club.

Our goal is to promote and prepare players for college baseball. Our success rate has been very high over the years, with players involved in Division I to NAIA.

Our goal is to play in top notch tournaments, and provide our players with a platform to perform on, where you can be seen by college and pro scouts.

You, the player then has to do the rest. We are seeking top notch players and pitchers who wish to play at the highest levels.

2014 Michigan Expos 18U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:NOBF
Contact:David Martin
(248) 681-0700
David@michiganexpos.com
Team Info:Through the history of baseball, winning teams come out of winning programs.

Building a strong program foundation includes having the best facilities, professional coaching and unlimited access to play.

Here at Martin Baseball, we believe we are laying the groundwork for that premier winning program.

It is our goal as we enter our third season that our efforts will attract the best in youth baseball talent and the most supportive of baseball families.

Our all inclusive approach will allow the most talented of athletes the ability to improve their baseball skills day in and day out.

At the same time, having access to all Martin Baseball and the Michigan Expos have to provide.

National Select Tournament Team and NOBF League Team

2015 Michigan Inferno 18U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb counties   
Contact:General Manager Gary James
586-764-9378
solid.contact50@yahoo.com
Team Info:Showcase style teams designed to get the players exposure and teach them what it takes to play college ball some day.

Most of the players on these teams come from Oakland or Macomb counties but other areas can still try out. Players must be high school or highly experienced ball players.

Inferno plays one of the toughest and most demanding schedules around because to be the best you must play the best and always challenge yourself if you have aspirations to play college baseball.

The Inferno will play 7 to 9 high level tournaments around the country to challenge the players and get them the exposure needed to get noticed by the college scouts and coaches.

We have top coaches and training facility to get the players ready in the off season and the instruction and advice to have success during the summer season.

2014 Michigan Jets 18U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Matt Sandles
248-752-8185
MichiganJets18U@aol.com
Team Info:The Jets will be playing in nine tournaments in 2014 and are very affordable. We are looking for committed ballplayers who are serious about baseball.

Our tentative tournament schedule (along with other team information) is posted on our website.

The 2013 18U Jets went 35-14-3, winning two tournaments, coming in second place in one tournament, and coming in third place in two tournaments.

They ended the year as the #2 rated team out of 46 in Michigan in USSSA points and power rating in the AAA classification.

Highlights of the season included: Coming in first place out of 42 teams at the Motor City Pride Collegiate Clash, coming in second place out of 25 teams at the USSSA Firecracker.

Coming in third place out of 20 teams at the USSSA Great Lakes Elite, going 4-1 at the Cincy Flames' Dinger Wood Bat World Series, etc.

The 2012 18U Jets went 38-10-1, winning two tournaments, came in second place in three tournaments, and came in fourth place in another tournament.

The 2011 18U Jets went 32-13-1, won one tournament, came in second place in two tournaments, and came in fourth place in another tournament.
Coaching Staff:The highlight of the season was coming in first place out of 24 teams at the Triple Crown Sports' Great Lakes Spectacular Please feel free to see our website for more information.

2015 Michigan Marlins 18U
City/Area:Oakland / Macomb   
Contact:Steve
248-943-9543
elitesports2011@yahoo.com
Team Info:Summer travel team. 5-6 tournments per summer. Also we play fall baseball wood bat league. We have practice Jan thru Mar at our indoor practice facility.

2015 Michigan Nationals 18U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info: 

2014 Michigan Red Sox 18U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Jason Novetsky
586-206-6451
jsnovetsky@comcast.net
Team Info:The Michigan Red Sox offers the following:

Red Sox Academy (2.5 days of instruction/drills/games at Adrian College) to kick off the summer

Tuesday “Baseball Days,” All day mini academy’s at collegiate venues.

7 High Exposure Tournaments. We are currently considering the following:

Motor City Pride Invitational Wood Bat (Adrian College), Pastime Ann Arbor (U of M), Black Swamp (Bowling Green), Gabby Mills (Midland),

Ultimate K Zone (CMU), Madonna Invitational (Livonia), Cincy Flames Dinger Wood Bat Tourney (Cincinnati)

Access to a Mental Toughness Coach/Sport Psychologist

Committed coaches with Elite Travel, High School, and Collegiate experience that focus on instruction in all aspects of game; physical and mental
Coaching Staff:Coaches with collegiate and pro connections
A brand name that is respected @ the Midwest that gives credibility to players that want to play college baseball

2014 Michigan Renegades 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Coach Dale
734-578-6770
MichiganRenegades@aol.com
Team Info:Tournament-only team

2014 Michigan Strategy 18U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:This will be Michigan Strategy's 2nd year as an organization. We have our own 18,000 square foot facility in Dearborn Heights.

All coaches are current High School Coaches or Former highly decorated college and professional players.

As a first year organization in 2013 we have already won and placed in several tournaments at multiple age levels. Our philosophy is to teach the game the right way and the focus is on training.

Michigan Strategy has also partnered with St. Mary's Health, where the focus is injury prevention, and they also assist us in Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning Training.

2015 Michigan Strategy 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices

2015 Motor City Mechanics Baseball Club 18U
City/Area:Macomb County League:AABA
Contact:Joseph Zilafro
586.855.4972
jzilafro@comcast.net
Team Info:We play AAA/Elite tournaments, AABA independent federation and fall league, 45 - 50 games.

We are coached by college players (Cam Walker - Wayne State, Pat Dulapa Mount Union) and high school varsity head coaches.

We have the best facilities in Macomb County; Fraser Varsity Field, De La Salle BRAC and Total Soccer.

2014 Motor City Prospects 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Ward Elliott
313-728-2732
hittingpro@yahoo.com
Team Info:The goal of Motor City Prospects is to take players in this state and mold them into better ballplayers.

Former major league player/ longtime coaches Von Joshua and Dick Pole will teach them the correct way pro coaches expect things to be done.

We have a small indoor facility located at 12592 Inkster Rd. in Redford that we hold private lessons at.

Our in game pitching coach/manager of our 22u team is Ron Way, a former pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization who works with our pitchers in the winter.

Motor City Prospects plan on 8 to 10 tournaments and fall ball.

We will also be planning private tournaments so that scouts may attend and see our players in action against teams that they are affiliated with.

Ward Elliott is a coach/recruiter for Motor City Prospects and is an associate scout with the Chicago Cubs under area supervisor Tim Adkins.

Our players are giving a $100 monthly special of 20 hours of private cage time per month during the off season to hit. That is just $5 per hour for cage time.
Coaching Staff:We have a high quality pitching machine that throws fastball, curve, sliders from both right and left arm angles.

2014 MSA-Livingston 18U
City/Area:Livingston County (but all players welcome) League:KVBSA
Contact:Karl Kling
517-552-9000
coachkling@msa-livingston.com
Team Info:All MSA baseball teams will participate in the KVBSA and will play in up to six tournaments during the 2014 season.

All players on MSA teams will have fall practices and will participate in the winter conditioning sessions with Chris Down.

Each team will have regular indoor winter practices and players will be members of MSA and have full access.

The 18u team will begin play in June at the conclusion of the high school season. Roster will be limited to 14 players.

2014 Oakland Reds 18U
City/Area:Farmington Hills/Oakland County League:KVBSA
Contact:Dale Cozart – High School Division Director
hstryouts@oaklandredsbaseball.com
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide our young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in the country.

Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field.

Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

2013 was a successful year in getting our players to the next level. We currently have nine (9) graduating players committed to playing baseball, in college, starting this fall.

We have a comprehensive college exposure program for our High School Players that is included in being a Red.

A comprehensive indoor training program takes place in our training facility with dedicated team training.

The Oakland Reds will expand our training facility by another 11,000 sq/ft in the Fall to allow more team training and lesson availability.

We will be playing 6+ Competitive Showcase Tournaments during the 2014 Season.
Training Staff:
Coaching Staff:Dave Jennings - Director of Player Development/Head Instructor. Coach Jennings played and coached at Wayne State. He will direct player training with the assistance of dedicated trainers.
Andy Tinkey – Pitching Director
Phil Celeski – Player Development – Team Defense & Hitting
Burny Mitchem – Player Development - Pitching

2014 Oakland Whitecaps 18U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:Mike Harris
248-830-2014
whitecaps33@comcast.net
Team Info:The Oakland Whitecaps just completed its 8th season of competitive travel baseball. Our goal is to ready our players for the collegiate level.

The purpose of the Oakland Whitecaps is to give exposure to 17/18 year olds that will lead them to the collegiate level.

We will compete in 7 high-level tournaments with as many as 4-5 being out of state.

2015 Shelby Chiefs 18U
City/Area:Macomb and Oakland Township League:MABF
Contact:Mark Moehlig
586-243-1175
dtitan5@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Shelby Chiefs are looking to accumulate players who would like to improve in order to better prepare themselves for a highschool or college situation.

We will be playing in the A division in the MABF along with tournaments located on college campuses. Mark Moehlig is currently the head baseball coach at Utica High.

He is from the area and has experience playing baseball in college. We are looking for players that will be playing Varsity baseball for their respective high school.

2014 SWAT Snipers 18U
City/Area:Michigan   
Contact:Mark King
517-540-0601
swatbaseball@comcast.net
Team Info:The SWAT Snipers are a collegiate prep baseball organization sponsored by SWAT Elite Sports in Howell, Michigan.

The Snipers will play collegiate showcase events in 2013-2014 with tentative plans to attend tournaments at MSU, U of M, CMU and GVSU in 2014.