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.

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.

Canton Cobras 14U
City/Area:Plymouth, Canton, and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Jack Murray
(734) 968-5808
jackmurray929@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Looking for a couple more to complete our roster. Contact Jack to schedule a private tryout.

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
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Detroit Diesels 14U
City/Area:Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer League:MABF
Contact:Dave Terry
dterry@chardam.com
Team Info:New Team for 2015 - Non Parent Head Coach!

We will be competing in MABF and 4-5 Tournaments. Winter training to begin early December @PTC in Macomb Twp Home field at Macomb Corners.
Tryout Notes:Arrive Early for sign up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/24/201401:00 PM - 03:00 PM Macomb Corners Park
19449 25 Mile Rd, Macomb - Field 4

FJBA Travel Baseball 14U
City/Area:Fowlerville League:KVBSA
Contact:Brad Sova
bradsova@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Fowlerville Junior Baseball Association (FJBA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that strives to teach kids the proper baseball fundamentals in a competitive baseball environment.

FJBA teams compete in the Kensington Valley Baseball Association (KVBSA), and each team plays approximately 20 league games.

Every team also competes in at least three tournaments each season.
Tryout Notes:If your child canít make the scheduled tryout time, please contact the head coach by email.
In case of bad weather, tryouts will be at the same scheduled time on Sunday August 24th.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/23/201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM Countryway Ball Fields
7999 W Mason Rd, Fowlerville

Grossi Baseball 14U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Tom Derwin
810-922-2981
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.

If you're looking for a program to take you to the collegiate level, look no more.
Tryout Notes:Contact Coach Tom Derwin for private individual tryouts.
We're looking for Elite players that pitch and play a position. If you have what it takes contact Tom Derwin.

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 Black 14U
City/Area:Commerce/W. Bloomfield/Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Joe Gregart
248-622-3137
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:We are looking two positions - pitcher and catcher. Private confidential tryouts available.

Lincoln Railsplitters 14U
City/Area:Ypsilanti, Milan and Surrounding areas 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:We are currently looking for 1-2 players to complete our roster. Please contact Dave Bernard for a private tryout.

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 Red Sox 14U
City/Area:Royal Oak/Birmingham League:NOBF
Contact:Kurt Borngesser
248-515-6530
miredsox14u@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be competing in the NOBF and will play in 4-5 tournaments throughout the spring and summer.

Practices will start in the fall and we will have a full winter training season which will start in January 2015 at our own private facility.

We are looking for a few players to add to our solid core who are willing to work hard, with a positive attitude to become a better ball player and be a part of a great team.

For more information please contact Kurt Borngesser.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/23/201409:00 AM Worden Park
Crooks Rd, north of 13 Mile, Royal Oak

NFWB Cobras 14U
City/Area:North Farmington/West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Gary Gal
248-410-2596 (cell) 248-681-2777 (office)
gary.gal@sbcglobal.net
Mike Schumacher
mike.schumacher@lakesidesoftware.com
Team Info:The 14U NFWB Cobra Travel Baseball Team will play 18-20 games in the KVBSA Advanced or Open Division and 6-7 tournaments in the 2015 season. One tournament will be out-of-state tournament.

Indoor practice start in November and concludes in early April.

The Indoor workout facility the Cobra train at are located in Sylvan Lake and Wixom both offer pitching and hitting cages and the ability to work on team defensive.

We are looking for a few additional players to complete our 2015 roster. Prospects should be passionate about baseball, have a good attitude, and be willing to give 100% effort.
Tryout Notes:All dedicated players are welcome to attend.
Please email Coach Gary Gal or Mike Schumacher with player information prior to the tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/23/201402:00 PM - 04:00 PM Pioneer Park
Farmington Rd north of 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
8/24/201402:00 PM - 04:00 PM Pioneer Park
Farmington Rd north of 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

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

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.

Saline Hornets 14U
City/Area:Saline and surrounding areas. League:KVBSA
Contact:Doug Smith
below50hz@gmail.com
Team Info:We will be competing in the Advanced (AA) Division KVBSA league for the 2015 season, as well as playing in 4-5 local tournaments.

We are looking to add four or five new players to our returning core group. Feel free to contact Coach Smith with any questions.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/21/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Saline Old Varsity Baseball
350 Woodland Drive, Saline
8/22/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Saline Old Varsity Baseball
350 Woodland Drive, Saline

Sterling Heights Lightning 14U
City/Area:Sterling Heights League:MABF
Contact:Tony Shkreli
586.801.9500
shkreli1@comcast.net
Team Info:2015 Program (February-October). We will carry 11 players on our roster. MABF: 16-18 games. Tournaments: 2-3 local (Berkley, Macomb, Romeo)

Fall League: Troy Athens high school (12 games). Indoor Training: Extra Innings (February-March) Sunday's 6-8pm

Team Philosophy: We carry 11 players so there are more opportunities for quality repetitions for all the players.

Wins and losses are a small measuring tool, we want to measure the growth of our players through teamwork and more repetitions on the field.

Delia Park is our home field.
Tryout Notes:We have 3 spots open and we are looking for catchers to round out our roster. Tryouts are by appointment and limited to 4 players max.

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.

Valley Electric Shock 14U
City/Area:Midland   
Contact:Terry Parsons
(989)839-2643
terryduaneparsons@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a 14u travel baseball team with a strong nucleus, looking to add a few players. We will play 11-12 USSSA tournaments on the weekend and practice throughout the week.

We will practice throughout the winter. Expectations will be high and the kids will be coached to play the game the right way.
Tryout Notes:For a private tryout contact Terry Parsons.

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:Contact Coach LaCross directly for an individual tryout - looking to fill 1 roster spot for the 2015 season.