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.

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.
Tryout Notes:We are holding a single tryout for both teams. Players from all areas are invited to tryout for the A’s.
If you are unable to make the tryout, please contact Jim Peitz for a private tryout.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the tryout time for registration and warmups.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201410:00 AM Veterans Park
2150 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor - Field 2

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.
Tryout Notes:Arrive 30 minutes early to register and warm up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/7/201406:00 PM TBA

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
Tryout Notes:To be eligible for a place on the travel team in your age group, you must attend one session, but both sessions are strongly recommended.
Please show up regardless of the weather.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201411:30 AM - 01:30 PM Hawkins Elementary School
8900 Lee Rd, Brighton - Field J
8/10/201411:30 AM - 01:30 PM Hawkins Elementary School
8900 Lee Rd, Brighton - Field J

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.
Tryout Notes:Players are encouraged to attend the tryout session and be prepared to attend a combine style workout the following week (date TBD by head coach).
Players should register for tryouts here so they can be contacted for changes, weather, etc.
Arrive 20 minutes prior to the tryout time to sign a waiver form and to warm up. Contact Paul prior to the tryout date to make alternate arrangements if you cannot make the tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201401:00 PM - 03:30 PM Heritage Park
1010 S Canton Center Rd, Canton
8/3/2014
Alternate (only if unable to attend 8/2 tryout)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Heritage Park
1010 S Canton Center Rd, Canton

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.
Tryout Notes:Please visit our web page select the tryout page and fill out our RSVP section.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/17/201405:00 PM - 06:00 PM Waterworks Park
N. Waterworks Dr., Coldwater

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!
Tryout Notes:Looking for 11 players and a couple coaches. Please email Matt if you're interested!
$5 tryout fee.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Comstock High School
2107 North 26th St, Kalamazoo Twp

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.
Tryout Notes:Please arrive 20 minutes early to register and properly warm up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM HenWay Park (Spring Hill Baptist Church)
21900 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills
8/3/2014
In case of rain on 8/2
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM HenWay Park (Spring Hill Baptist Church)
21900 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills

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).
Tryout Notes:Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to tryouts for warm-ups / registration.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/31/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Woodhaven Civic Center Park
23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven - Henry Ford Field
8/2/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Woodhaven Civic Center Park
23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven - Henry Ford Field

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.
Tryout Notes:Specific details will be posted on the Grossi Baseball website.

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.
Tryout Notes:Onsite registration/check-in is required and will open one hour prior and close 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tryout time.
Please allow your player time to check-in and ample warm-up time prior to their tryout with the HBF Maroons.
Any player unable to make the above dates is welcome to attend our MAKE UP tryouts which are August 9th for all ages. We will also use this date for second looks on some players.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM River Oaks Park
9202 East Michigan Ave, Galesburg - Wenke Fields

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.
Tryout Notes:4 players needed: short stop, pitching, outfield, catcher. Being able to play multiple positions with pitching is preferred!!

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM HITZ Baseball & Softball Training Center
27088 Morelli Dr, Chesterfield
8/7/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM HITZ Baseball & Softball Training Center
27088 Morelli Dr, Chesterfield

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Northwest Elementary School
1233 Bower St, Howell

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201403:00 PM - 05:00 PM Northwest Elementary School
1233 Bower St, Howell
8/10/201403:00 PM - 05:00 PM Northwest Elementary School
1233 Bower St, Howell

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.

In preparation for the 2015 season, there will be multiple opportunities to conduct both team and individual fundraising activities.
Tryout Notes:Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow time for registration paperwork to be filled out and signed by parents and players.
This will also allow time to adequately warm up and prepare for the tryout. Private tryouts may be held prior to or after the listed tryout dates.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM Jaycee Field - Central Park
Cabinet St. and W Liberty, Milford
8/3/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM Jaycee Field - Central Park
Cabinet St. and W Liberty, Milford

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for one to two players that can make an immediate impact. If interested please call or email to discuss tryout possibilities.
By appointment only.

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.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts will be conducted by Jason Thompson and coaches Peter Klozik and Brady Vibert.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chrysler Field - Chrysler HQ
One Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201405:00 PM - 07:00 PM Versluis & Dickinson
1924 Douglas Ave, Kalamazoo

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking to fill 5 player positions. Pitching, Catching a plus, though we develop at every position.
Private Tryouts are welcome if you can not attend the times listed, please contact coach Sean Murray.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/16/201412:00 PM - 03:00 PM Shepard of the Lakes Lutheran Church
2101 South Hacker Road, Brighton
8/17/201412:00 PM - 03:00 PM Shepard of the Lakes Lutheran Church
2101 South Hacker Road, Brighton

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.
Tryout Notes:If you are interested in trying out please find the details on our website, www.lakeshorewarriors.com.

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.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts will be held over 2 days and attendance both days is highly encouraged.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 6 & 7
8/3/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 6 & 7

Michigan Blue Jays 12U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.
Tryout Notes:Registration starts at 8:00 AM. Visit web site for more information.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201409:00 AM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/6/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Ford Field - Livonia
33771 Lyndon St, Livonia - Field 2
8/8/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Ford Field - Livonia
33771 Lyndon St, Livonia - Field 2

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/13/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Bicentennial Park
35400 7 Mile Rd, Livonia - Field 8
8/14/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Ford Field - Livonia
33771 Lyndon St, Livonia - Field 3

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!
Tryout Notes:Please contact Coach Wisniewski for your private tryout at brian_wisniewski@comcast.net

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201409:30 AM - 12:00 PM Our Savior Lutheran Church
13667 W. Highland Rd, Hartland

Michigan Nationals 12U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201412:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville
8/3/201412:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville

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.

LIKE US on Facebook – Michigan Nationals Sports Center- The Indoor
Tryout Notes:If your player can not make open tryouts and you would like to schedule a private tryout please call the above number.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville
8/3/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville

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
Tryout Notes:Visit our website for tryout details.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201411:30 AM - 02:30 PM Albert the Great
4855 Parker, Dearborn Heights

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/31/201406:00 PM Macomb Corners Park
19449 25 Mile Rd, Macomb - Field 5

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!
Tryout Notes:Players should arrive 10-15 mins earlier to Register/warm up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wayne Ford Civic League
1645 N.Wayne Rd., Westland - Field 3
8/6/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Wayne Ford Civic League
1645 N.Wayne Rd., Westland - Field 3

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/16/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville
8/17/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville
8/23/201409:00 AM - 11:00 AM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville
8/24/201405:30 PM - 07:30 PM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville

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.

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.
Tryout Notes:All 2015 Novi Heat teams will have tryouts August 9th and 10th.
Check in is at 8:30 and tryouts will run from 9:00 until noon. Saturday is day 1 of tryouts. Sunday is a rain-out day or may be used as Day 2 of tryouts. That will be coach specific.
Please register for tryouts at the Novi Heat website.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201409:00 AM - 12:00 PM ITC-Community Sports Park
51000 Eight Mile Rd, Novi - Field 4
8/10/201409:00 AM - 12:00 PM ITC-Community Sports Park
51000 Eight Mile Rd, Novi - Field 4

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.
Tryout Notes:If you are interested please call or email to register player for tryouts.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/2014TBA Keith Elementary School
2800 Keith Rd, West Bloomfield

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.
Tryout Notes:If interested in being a part of the Oakland Whitecaps travel program, we ask that you please email Head Coach Jeremy Miller
Arrive 15 minutes early to register and warmup.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201412:30 PM - 02:30 PM Freehan Field
579 South Hospital Road, Waterford
8/3/201402:30 PM - 04:30 PM Freehan Field
579 South Hospital Road, Waterford
8/6/2014
For private tryouts if you cannot make either of the tryout dates above.
TBA Freehan Field
579 South Hospital Road, Waterford
8/7/2014
For private tryouts if you cannot make either of the tryout dates above.
TBA Freehan Field
579 South Hospital Road, Waterford

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.
Tryout Notes:Private try outs are welcome. Looking to add players to a solid core of players. All positions are open.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201402:00 PM - 04:00 PM Brightmoor Church / Franklin Christian School
40800 W. 13 Mile Rd., Novi

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.
Tryout Notes:Players MUST attend at least one session to be considered for any team, but are strongly encouraged to attend BOTH sessions for their age group(s).
Please arrive 30 minutes early to register and warm-up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/10/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Manly W. Bennett Memorial Park
10559 Merrill Rd, Whitmore Lake
8/17/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Manly W. Bennett Memorial Park
10559 Merrill Rd, Whitmore Lake

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.
Tryout Notes:Please contact Jason for additional information or questions or to confirm attendance at tryouts.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201412:00 PM - 01:30 PM Avondale Park
3400 Bathurst Ave, Rochester Hills

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/16/201409:00 AM - 10:30 AM Worden Park
Crooks Rd, north of 13 Mile, Royal Oak
8/17/201409:00 AM - 10:30 AM Worden Park
Crooks Rd, north of 13 Mile, Royal Oak

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.
Tryout Notes:Please email prior to tryouts: player name and date of birth to shelbychiefs@gmail.com.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:30 PM Utica High School
47255 Shelby Rd, Shelby Township - Softball Field
8/5/201406:30 PM Utica High School
47255 Shelby Rd, Shelby Township - Softball Field

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.
Tryout Notes:Please arrive 30 minutes prior to for registration if you do not pre-register. If you would like to pre-register, please visit www.southwestoaklandwarriors.com under 2015 tryouts.
You may e-mail southwestoaklandwarriors@gmail.com to arrange a different tryout date if you are unable to attend the scheduled workouts.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201411:00 AM - 01:00 PM Maple Glen Park
2360 Glengary Rd, Commerce

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201404:00 PM First Baptist Church
860 N Leroy St, Fenton

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for All players and or any coaches looking to bring a team to are organization.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/8/201405:00 PM - 07:00 PM Harris Park
15 S. Harris, Ypsilanti
8/9/201405:00 PM - 07:00 PM Harris Park
15 S. Harris, Ypsilanti