Michigan Travel Baseball

11U Team Tryouts and Looking for Player Notices

NOTE TO PLAYERS: MTB recommends that you contact the team prior to the scheduled tryout. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change at any time. Informing a team of your interest allows them to contact you in case of any changes. Good luck!


A player's league age is determined by the player's age on April 30th.

4-40 Baseball 11U
City/Area:Downriver   
Contact:Al Fernandez
al.fernandez33@hotmail.com
Team Info:Downriver based team will mainly play tournaments.
Tryout Notes:Practices/tryouts for next year's team will begin the week of July 29th. Those interested should contact coach Albert Fernandez for exact dates and times.

Athletics Baseball Club 11U
City/Area:West Michigan League:GRABL
Contact:Steve Malone
616-446-3958
Malonebaseball@yahoo.com
Team Info:Athletics Baseball Club will participate in 12 Tournaments (2 Indoor/10 Outdoor) in West Michigan. NO overnight travel or Tournaments on Holidays

We will play in the GRABL and 6-8 scheduled games starting in April and ending in July. Practice is scheduled 1X per week.

Fall program consists of practice NO games. In 2015 we will play in a weeklong tournament.
Tryout Notes:Team currently is need of 1 player to complete roster. However, we are seeking players for a 2nd team to begin practicing with the possibility of a couple tournaments later this summer.
OPEN TRYOUTS every Friday at Starz Baseball 3380 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Tryouts are from 6:30-8:30pm. Please email before attending tryout.

Backyard Dreams 11U
City/Area:West Michigan League:GRABL
Contact:Shane or Toby
616-560-8889
Info@bydball.com
Team Info:One of the best kept secrets in Michigan! Backyard Dreams provides great, experienced coaching, competitive teams, giving kids opportunities to excel on and off the field!

Off season, indoor training is available in there own facility. Depending upon the age, teams will play 25-65 games a year which includes 2-8 tournaments.

Interested in coaching? BYD Head coaches are paid! Always looking for great leaders for our teams. If you think you qualify contact us today!
Tryout Notes:Looking for players to fill out the roster. Call or email to schedule a private tryout.

Brighton Bulldogs Orange 11U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Gigax
734-645-1965
mgigax@gmail.com
Team Info:We play in the KVBSA league with 18-20 games plus 3-4 weekend tournaments. We are a team focusing on fundamentals and player development as a team.

We will be practicing weekly in November and December. And twice per week starting in January and running until the season starts. The season is from mid April and through mid July.
Tryout Notes:We need 1 player from the Brighton area to fill out our roster. Players must be fundamentally skilled in basics.
We are looking for a player that is well rounded and able to play anywhere. Pitching experience is desired. Please contact Mark to schedule a tryout.

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.
Tryout Notes:Privately scheduled try-outs available. Looking to fill 2 spots on our 2013-2014 roster. Please contact David Adkins (810) 247-0649.

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.
Tryout Notes:The Eastside Niners Boys Travel Baseball teams are also looking for three coaches at ages ranging from 8U to 15U for anyone that is interested. As well as boys interested in playing on baseball teams.

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for talented serious players to complete 11u rosters. Players for all positions will be considered.
To arrange for a personal tryout please contact Marlon Wright at wrightmarlon@hotmail.com.

Grossi Baseball 11U
City/Area:Genesee / Livingston / Oakland Counties and Surrounding Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Bobby Grossi
810-820-1537
grossigang@aol.com
Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Joe Lucas
810-730-2987
joe_safeway@msn.com
Team Info:Grossi baseball is a legendary baseball program in Genesee County with a reputation of smart, hard-nosed ball players that conduct themselves by adhering to the 4 C’s:

Class, Character, Coachability, and Confidence

Our team will be playing at a Open/AAA level and competing in USSSA tournaments for the 2014 season.

We have a very extensive off season training program that starts in November and runs for 17 weeks. We will play aprox 20 league games and 5-6 tournaments.
Tryout Notes:The Grossi Baseball 2014 11U team is seeking to fill one (1) roster spot. We are looking to fill our final spot on this select team with a pitcher.
A private tryout will be offered after a brief phone interview.
For consideration, please contact Coach Dave @ (773)398-5074.

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.
Tryout Notes:Private/Individual tryouts only. Looking for 2 players...pitchers strongly considered. All positions welcome.

Kensington Valley Cardinals 11U
City/Area:Livingston / Oakland Counties League:KVBSA
Contact:Sean Murray
(248) 818-4390
smurray75@comcast.net
Team Info:Kensington Valley is a new team for the 2014 season. The coaching staff is returning for a second year in the KVBSA and has 25+ seasons of coaching travel sports at this age group.

All returning players from last years team will be trying out for the 2014 season. Our placement in the KVBSA will be determined after tryouts and a few workouts.

10u Players with skills to play at the 11u level will be considered and are urged to tryout.

Our primary focus is player development. With up to 5 coaches, each player will have 1 on 1 professional training. Indoor training will also be offered during winter months.

Our coaching staff will have specialties in Pitching, Catching, Corner Infield, Middle Infield, Outfield, Baserunning and even a specialist for physical training.

Players will learn to develop at a position they are suited best for as well as a back up position. We feel players develop at a better rate when they identify with a main position.

We are not a "Win at all cost" program, yet we teach the importance of preparing each player both mentally and physically so they are in the best position for success.

We promise each player will end the season in a state of preparation to compete at the next level.

As an Independent team, keeping costs low and offering the best overall value is a top priority. Fundraising and Sponsorships are created and run by the coaching staff and team Managers.

This IS the team for you if T>E>A>M, Loyalty and dedication to development are what you expect from an organization. 35-45 Games total, with Parents and Staff voting on what tournaments we attend.

We will also play "Cross League" games, as we did last season to compete against the best of the best. The KVBSA is the best league in the world for youth players to develop within.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 1-2 players, travel experience a plus but not important. Contact coach Murray to schedule a personal tryout ASAP. These spots wont last long.
1-2 players needed. Pitcher/Catcher, Good Outfielder.

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.
Tryout Notes:Contact team for tryout.

Lakeshore Warriors 11U
City/Area:West Michigan (Holland) League:GRABL
Contact:Phil Czarnecki
lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our mission is to provide an affordable opportunity for our local baseball players to compete at a high level, in a Christ-centered environment.

The Warriors Baseball Club will have eight teams (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U) during the 2014 season.

As a member of the Lakeshore Warriors, you will compete in at least 30 to 40 games across West Michigan. We will compete in GRABL and 5 to 6 tournaments in West Michigan.
Tryout Notes:The Lakeshore Warriors 11U team is looking for serious baseball players for the 2014 season.
We are looking for 4 to 5 players for the 2014 season. If you are interested in trying out for our 11U team or would, please contact us at lakeshorewarriors@yahoo.com.

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 1-2 solid players. Pitching experience a plus but not necessary. Please call to schedule a private try-out.

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.
Tryout Notes:We are conducting individual tryouts. Please contact Larry Powers at the above listed number and/or e-mail address to set up the tryout to fit our schedules.

Michigan Blue Jays 11U
City/Area:Ypsilanti League:KVBSA
Contact:Tom Dishman
734-646-3820
michiganbluejays07@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Please contact Coach Tom Dishman for tryout information.

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 1-2 more players to join the great group of kids we already have to complete or 2014 roster.
Travel experience is a plus but not necessary. Call or e-mail to schedule a private tryout.

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.
Tryout Notes:We will be hosting tryouts at the end of August or Early September 2013 for the 2014 season. Times and locations TBD. Please contact Tera Smith.

South Oakland A's 11U
City/Area:Madison Heights   
Contact:Duane Naylor
313-220-4570
Soabaseball99@gmail.com
Team Info:The South Oakland A's will field a strong team this season. The team will participate in 10 or more tournaments at the AAA And higher level.

This will be a tournament only team. No league play. We will practice 3 days a week starting December 1st, 2013.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts available upon request.

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

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 1-2 players; contact Todd Turner for more information.

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.
Tryout Notes:We will conduct private workouts for all interested players.
We are looking for 1-2 more players. Catching and pitching experience is a plus.

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 1 pitcher to add to the roster.