Michigan Travel Baseball

12U 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.

Backyard Dreams 12U
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.

Clarkston Riverdawgs 12U
City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Brad Bur
248-343-7820
Bradford.Bur@gm.com
Team Info:The 12U Riverdawgs play in the competitive North Oakland Baseball Federation. Our 2014 plans include 35-45 games including a trip to Cooperstown NY June 14 - 20th.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for one player to complete our 11 man roster. Strong pitching and hitting skills are a priority.
Call for a tryout.

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.
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.

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.
Tryout Notes:We are currently looking for 2 players for the 2014 season.
Solid hitting and good attitude is a must. Travel baseball experience preferred, but not required.

Jet Box - Merrifield 12U
City/Area:Macomb Twp. League:MABF
Contact:Mike Merrifield
586.709.1185
BOX2014@comcast.net
Team Info:Will play MABF, 3-4 tournaments as well as Cooperstown.
Tryout Notes:Team is looking for one player to complete its 11 man roster for 2014.
Experienced travel ball player preferred but all players will be evaluated if interested.

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.
Tryout Notes:Kings 12u is still looking to fill a few more spots on its roster. We are in need of a few more Pitchers and a Catcher.
Please email msny22@yahoo.com to schedule a tryout.

LCB Legends Black 12U
City/Area:Commerce Township   
Contact:Bill Kalin
248-885-3439
wkalin@yahoo.com
Tryout Notes:LCB Legends Black (AAA) is looking for one more player to complete the 2014 12U roster.
This player would be a motivated “All Around” defensive baseball player with strong pitching and hitting skills. Contact Coach Kalin for try outs.

Michigan Blue Jays - Royal 12U
City/Area:Ypsilanti League:KVBSA
Contact:Paul Tocco
paul.tocco@michiganbluejays.net
Team Info:We plan to play Cooperstown NY, 6 - USSSA Open Tournaments (2 out of state OH/IN), 20 KVBSA League Games (Open Division). Home fields located at EMU.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for one player to complete our 12U Michigan Blue Jays Royal roster.
Please contact Paul with questions and to schedule a tryout.

Michigan Bulldogs 12U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Ed Kandah
313-492-0476
edkandah@greatlakesbev.com
Scott Linsner
734-740-7498
Team Info:We will be practicing outdoors this fall until weather no longer permits in addition to holding winter training for pitchers/catchers and for hitting.

Our 2014 season will consist of playing in the KVBSA, competing in local tournaments and traveling to Cooperstown to play.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for a player to share our catching duties and one additional position player/pitcher.
To schedule a tryout or for more information, please email or call.

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.
Tryout Notes:When will have open tryout scrimmages every Wednesday from 6-8 pm for the month September at our home field.
Home field is Holy Redeemer at 1227 E. Bristol Rd. Burton, MI

Michigan Nationals 12U
City/Area:Belleville and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Ray Puckett
313-574-9480
raypuckett67@yahoo.com
Team Info: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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Tryout Notes:Looking for 2 players. Contact Ray to schedule a tryout.

Michigan Nationals 12U
City/Area:Belleville League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike
734-347-5106
MichiganNationals2001.02@gmail.com
Team Info:2- World Series (Elizabethtown, KY and Sylvania, OH) 5 - USSSA Tournaments, 2 Local Tournaments, and 20 KVBSA League Games (Open Division).
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 1 player to complete our 11 man roster for 2014 season.
Our practice times are twice a week (Wed & Sat) at our indoor practice facility, with the option of additional training and lessons.
Please contact Mike for any questions or to schedule a tryout.

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 2 players. If you're interested contact: Thaley7706@comcast.net or Jamesbowens2@comcast.net

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.
Tryout Notes:We no longer are having tryouts, but will be giving private tryouts to those who are interested. Call or e-mail for private tryout.
We are looking for possible 4 players who can play any position.

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.
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.

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.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts will be on an individual basis, please email Ken.
We will be looking for 3-4 high level players.

Plymouth Panthers (Black Team) 12U
City/Area:Plymouth / Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris Jostes
plymouth.panthers@yahoo.com
Team Info:Plymouth Panthers competes in 19 league games and 4-6 tournaments.
Tryout Notes:If you are interested in a private tryout, please send an email with the following information: name, team(s) played for, date of birth, top 2 positions.

Plymouth Panthers (Grey Team) 12U
City/Area:Plymouth / Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Albain
734-673-4470
steve_albain@comcast.net
Team Info:The Plymouth Panthers Travel Baseball Team is based out of the Plymouth/Canton, Michigan area and is looking for 2 players to complete our team roster for the 2014 baseball season.

Prospects must be Plymouth or Canton residents, not be older than 12 years old by 4/30/2014, have either travel or competitive baseball experience, and baseball should be your primary sport.
Tryout Notes:Interested players can contact Coach Albain at 734-673-4470 to schedule a tryout during one of our indoor practices.
Our indoor practices take place Thursday and Saturday evenings. Contact Coach Albain for locations and times. Steve_albain@comcast.net

West Michigan Black Sox - Cooperstown 12U
City/Area:Kalamazoo Area   
Contact:Jim McCarthy
269-870-7605
westmiblacksox@aol.com
Team Info:A team is being assembled to complete in the 12U Cooperstown tournament at the end of July or early August 2014. The intent is to select the team in Aug. 2013 or early Sept. 2013.

Team will consist of 11 players and 2-4 coaches.
Tryout Notes:Please e-mail Jim McCarthy at westmiblacksox@aol.com if interested playing and/or coaching.

Ypsilanti Elite 12U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Billy Mitchell
734 474-6390
mainstreetdollar@yahoo.com
Team Info:We play in the KVBSA (Kensington Valley Baseball Softball Association) advanced division league and plan fon 3-6 weekend local tournaments in addition to league play.

Pre-season indoor practices start in November thru March.
Tryout Notes:Call to schedule a tryout.
We need 1 pitcher or a outfielder to join our team.