Michigan Travel Baseball

14U 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.

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.
Tryout Notes:The tentative schedule will be skill evaluations on the 16th, while scrimmage games will be played on the 17th.
Please plan on attending both sessions.
Registration begins 45 minutes prior to start.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/16/201409:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ray Fisher Stadium (U of M)
1114 S. State St. Ann Arbor, 48104
8/17/201409:30 AM - 12:30 PM Catholic Central High School
27225 Wixom Road, Novi

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.
Tryout Notes:Contact us for individual try outs.

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.
Tryout Notes:On request, private tryouts may be scheduled.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:30 PM Bloomfield High School
3456 Lahser Rd, Bloomfield
8/2/201404:00 PM Bloomfield High School
3456 Lahser Rd, Bloomfield

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
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 M
8/10/201411:30 AM - 01:30 PM Hawkins Elementary School
8900 Lee Rd, Brighton - Field M

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.
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
8/2/201404:00 PM - 06:30 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

Canton Cobras 14U
City/Area:Plymouth, Canton, and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Jack Murray
(734) 968-5808
jackmurray929@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Please contact Jack Murray for time and location.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:30 PM Haggerty/Hines Diamond A
Hines Drive west of Haggerty, Plymouth
8/5/2014TBA TBA

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for all-around good athletes who are committed to learning with primary emphasis on pitching.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
TBATBA TBA

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.
Tryout Notes:Second tryout will be invite only.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Kenning Park
2100 E Lincoln St, Birmingham

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.
Tryout Notes:Up for the challenge? All spots are open.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201412:00 PM Kennedy High School
13505 Kennedy Dr, Taylor - Steve Avery Field

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201411:00 AM - 01:00 PM L'Anse Creuse Middle School East
30300 Hickey Rd, Chesterfield

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/13/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Rose Township Baseball Complex
280 W Rose Center Rd, Holly
8/14/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Rose Township Baseball Complex
280 W Rose Center Rd, Holly

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.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 1-2 position specific high level players.
Please confirm your tryout at greatlakesfirebirds@gmail.com. Indicate player name, parent name, DOB, phone #, current travel team, and positions played.
Specify which day you will be attending.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Total Sports Complex
30990 S Wixom Rd, Wixom - Field 2
8/8/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Total Sports Complex
30990 S Wixom Rd, Wixom - Field 2

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201409:00 AM - 11:00 AM Parcells Diamond
Mack and Vernier, Grosse Point Woods

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

Hartland Eagles 14U
City/Area:Hartland and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Kurt Couture
resdes1@aol.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Ore Creek Middle School
3250 N. Hartland Rd, Hartland
8/10/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Ore Creek Middle School
3250 N. Hartland Rd, Hartland

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.
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
8/3/201403:00 PM - 06:00 PM River Oaks Park
9202 East Michigan Ave, Galesburg - Wenke Fields

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.
Tryout Notes:Please contact Chad Minton with any questions or if unable to make scheduled try outs.
Please wear baseball attire.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM Duck Lake Pines Community Park
1241 Duck Lake Rd S, Highland - Field 3
8/10/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM Duck Lake Pines Community Park
1241 Duck Lake Rd S, Highland - Field 3

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.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts are being conducted on an individual basis, and all interested families should contact Coach Wahlstrom to arrange a tryout for your player.

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

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.
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 1
8/3/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 1

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.
Tryout Notes:Contact Jgregart@att.net with questions.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 1
8/3/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 1

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201405:00 PM - 06:30 PM TBA
8/10/201403:00 PM - 04:30 PM TBA

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.
Tryout Notes:Individual Tryouts - Contact Dave Bernard

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201410:00 AM - 01:00 PM Lincoln Fields
7425 Willis Rd, Ypsilanti

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.
Tryout Notes:Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. 3 open spots, all positions, Catcher and Pitchers are a premium.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201411:00 AM - 01:00 PM Bicentennial Park
35400 7 Mile Rd, Livonia - Field 8
8/10/201411:00 AM - 01:00 PM Bicentennial Park
35400 7 Mile Rd, Livonia - Field 8

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201412:30 PM Center Line High School
26300 Arsenal St, Center Line, 48015
8/10/201412:30 PM Center Line High School
26300 Arsenal St, Center Line, 48015

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.
Tryout Notes:Please have all equipment for a full tryout. Catchers please bring equipment.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/14/201406:00 PM East China Park
River Rd south of Recor, East China Twp
8/16/201406:00 PM East China Park
River Rd south of Recor, East China Twp

Michigan Blue Jays 14U
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 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.
Tryout Notes:Core group of players that play multiple positions looking to fill the team with similar like players that are willing to continue to compete and stay together for years to come.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/29/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Huntley Fields
24 Mile Rd and Huntley Ave, New Baltimore
8/3/201405:00 PM - 07:00 PM Huntley Fields
24 Mile Rd and Huntley Ave, New Baltimore

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 2-3 experienced travel players to add to an already strong team.
Anyone interested should pre-register by contacting Jason Klingensmith.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201403:00 PM - 04:30 PM Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills - JV Field

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/16/201410:00 AM Ford Field - Livonia
33771 Lyndon St, Livonia - Field 2
8/17/201410:00 AM Ford Field - Livonia
33771 Lyndon St, Livonia - Field 2

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.
Tryout Notes:Contact General Manager Gary James to register for try outs dates will be announced soon but all players must register to be eligible for try outs.

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.
Tryout Notes:There will not be open tryouts for 14U. There will be private tryouts only. There are two vacancies for the 2015 season.
Please contact Manager Joey Thorington for a private tryout.

Michigan Nationals 14U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201402:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville
8/3/201402:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville

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
Tryout Notes:Visit our website for tryout details.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/10/201411:00 AM - 02:00 PM Edsel Ford High School
20601 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn

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.
Tryout Notes:Please send an email to pre-register for tryouts.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/201402:00 PM - 04:00 PM Pioneer Middle School
46081 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth
8/10/201402:00 PM - 04:00 PM Pioneer Middle School
46081 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth

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.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts are a shared experience with all 3 teams being selected from those who attend: Broncos, Mustangs and Stampede. They all play in KVBSA as well as 5-6 tournaments per season.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/17/201402:00 PM - 04:30 PM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville
8/24/201402:00 PM - 04:30 PM Millennium Park
45701 Six Mile Rd, Northville

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.

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

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking to add pitchers, catchers and outfielders to our team.
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 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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hidden Pines Field
Between Ormond and McKeachie Rds, White Lake Twp.
8/3/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Hidden Pines Field
Between Ormond and McKeachie Rds, White Lake Twp.

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.
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
8/2/201403:00 PM - 05:00 PM Freehan Field
579 South Hospital Road, Waterford
8/3/201405:30 PM - 07:30 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

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.
Tryout Notes:Please show up 30 minutes early for registration.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Vicksburg High School
501 East Highway St, Vicksburg, 49097
8/3/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Vicksburg High School
501 East Highway St, Vicksburg, 49097

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.
Tryout Notes:Go to www.prospectstrainingcenter.com for directions and questions.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201406:30 PM - 08:30 PM Prospects Training Center
30860 Sierra Dr., Chesterfield, 48047

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.
Tryout Notes:Call Tom Aeschbacker for tryout.

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.
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

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.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 2-3 players. Contact us for a private workout.

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.
Tryout Notes:Individual or private tryouts can be accommodated by making arrangements directly.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Troy High School
4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy - Field 3
8/3/201412:00 PM - 02:00 PM Troy High School
4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy - Field 3
8/6/2014
If needed
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Troy High School
4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy - Field 3

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.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Milan High School
432 South Platt Rd, Milan - JV Field
8/3/201405:00 PM - 07:00 PM Milan High School
432 South Platt Rd, Milan - JV Field

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.
Tryout Notes:Private workouts only, no public/group tryouts are scheduled. Possibly looking to add 2 skilled players.

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).
Tryout Notes:More team information will be provided at the tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201410:00 AM Walled Lake Western High School
600 Beck Rd, Walled Lake - JV Field
8/3/201405:00 PM Walled Lake Western High School
600 Beck Rd, Walled Lake - JV Field

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.

January – Mid March: 1 practice per week . Starting in Mid – March: 2 practices per week.

Cost: $650

Follow us on Twitter: @ZappenTigers
Tryout Notes:Please confirm a try-out spot by emailing coachlep.zappensports@gmail.com
Arrive 15 minutes early for try-out registration.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/31/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse
22305 West Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills, 48025