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.

Brighton Bulldogs Orange 14U
City/Area:Livingston/Oakland/Washtenaw/Genessee League:KVBSA
Contact:Chris Kelly
810-299-1260
cpk4n8n@gmail.com
Team Info:Our team is in it's 6th year of playing in the KVBSA. Our schedule will include all league games plus 4-5 tournaments.
Tryout Notes:We are looking to add 2 additional players to round out our final roster. Please contact Chris Kelly to discuss further.

Commerce Giants 14U
City/Area:Walled Lake/Commerce/West Bloomfield League:KVBSA
Contact:Gretchen Hart
248-770-6499
hartgm@aol.com
Team Info:We will participate in late KVBSA and 6-7 weekend tournaments. Total of 30-40 games with possible end of season trip to Ripken Experience.

We are an independent travel team dedicated to training our players to be more competitive, with expert trainers on hand. This will be a AA team level.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 3 players - no specific positions required - pitching is always a plus!
Call for Private tryouts.

Complete Baseball 14U
City/Area:Kalamazoo Area   
Contact:Matt Baker
(269) 870-3625
coachbaker5@gmail.com
Team Info:Complete Baseball will be going into it's 3rd season. We have been successful in many BPA Gold tournaments!

We plan to do Fall Ball, a BPA League and BPA Gold level tournaments. Head Coach is a head coach for a high school team as well, so we use indoor work at the high school!

We play local and are a VERY affordable baseball team. College level coaching!

Head Coach does not have a son so playing time is earned for everyone! More information will be given at the tryout, or upon request!
Tryout Notes:Complete is looking to add 2-3 more players to finish off the roster!
Email/Call Coach Baker for more information on the team!

Dirt Dogs 14U
City/Area:West Michigan League:GRABL
Contact:Anthony Noffke
anthony@dhwdogs.com
Team Info:We are a West Michigan based Travel Baseball team. We have the LOWEST price of most Travel Baseball teams in the West Michigan area and still play in some of the Top Tournaments.

We take the game of Baseball very serious. I will not put up with talking back to coaches or umpires, bad attitudes, or laziness.

If you are going to play for this team, I expect 100% effort in every at bat and on the field. Spots on this team are earned and not given.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts for the 2014 season will be in late July-August.
I am looking for solid pitching. Our issues this season has been pitching depth.
There is no set # as of right now for roster limit but I am considering 12-15 players.

Grand Slam Baseball 14U
City/Area:Lansing   
Contact:Marlon Wright
312-520-9625
wrightmarlon@hotmail.com
Team Info:Interested in competing in 6-8 tournaments throughout Michigan. Indoor practices will be held at Court One Training Center at 7868 Old M-78 in East Lansing.

Home field is a newly constructed junior baseball field at 2291 Research Dr in Okemos.
Tryout Notes:Looking for talented serious players to complete 11u rosters. Players for all positions will be considered.
To arrange for a personal tryout please contact Marlon Wright at wrightmarlon@hotmail.com.

HITZ Baseball Club 14U
City/Area:Chesterfield   
Contact:Rob Stevenson
586-219-6370
rob@hitzbaseball.net
Team Info:This team will be traveling to all the top tournaments and will be starting tournaments in October/November time frame. Additional information to follow on exact tournament schedule.

Team will be training 3 days a week at our state of the art 20,000 sqft training center along with small group/private hitting and pitching practices, with our lead trainers.

This team will be run by Rob Stevenson.

HBC is looking for both experienced coaches and teams that may want to join our club, bring your existing team or build a new team from tryouts. We are looking to add teams in all age groups.

This last season we had teams at 13U-17U, these teams where a mix of paid coaches and non paid coaches. Paid coaches included a mix of varsity coaches, lead trainers, past college players.

Contact Rob if interested.
Tryout Notes:Team will be starting the season off early and we are looking at hosting tryouts the week of August 19-23rd when we return from last tournament of the year.
Contact Rob Stevenson for a confidential commitment or verbal/tryout.

Huron Valley Rebels - Black 14U
City/Area:Huron Valley School communities and surrounding areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Steven Jennings
248-895-8199
coach.sjennings@gmail.com
Team Info:Team's primary objective will to first enjoy the game of Baseball and provide equal opportunity to all roster players to expand their abilities and awareness of the game.

My goal as a manager is to understand individual roles and player skills, working to determine how they can contribute to the team to be successful.

We will play after the High school season ends, starting June 1st. Play 16-18 KVBSA type games, plus 3 to 4 tournaments, one requiring out of town weekend stay.

We will also assemble a spring season “tournament team” for those not playing HS baseball. This season will run Early April through end-of May.
Tryout Notes:Looking for one player to fill final roster spot. Requires travel league experience and “advanced” player skills. This is not an entry level roster position.
Personal tryout will be held upon request. Call 248-895-8199 for any interest and tryout date.

Livonia Panthers 14U
City/Area:Livonia League:KVBSA
Contact:Steve Hengy
734-679-4591
smhengy@gmail.com
Team Info:We are an independently funded 14U KVBSA Travel Baseball Team that proudly represents the City of Livonia in Chelsea, Dexter, Huron Valley, Milan, Novi, Plymouth and South Lyon.
Tryout Notes:3-4 Open Positions Available. Single player try-outs. For more information: LivoniaPanthers@gmail.com

Michigan Blue Jays White 14U
City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:KVBSA
Contact:Coach Hayes
248-727-3453
MiBlueJaysU14@yahoo.com
Team Info:Develop character and integrity in every young man. Focus on academics. Give back to our communities.

Provide an environment for every player to improve their skill as far as their talent and determination allows. Continue to focus on the importance of team as opposed to individual accomplishments.

Continue our success in league as well as tournament including qualifying and playing in a World Series Tournament Develop friendships and memories that will never be forgotten.

Prepare the players for a successful high school careers and possibly beyond.

Represent our sponsors, coaches and families by demonstrating good sportsmanship, dedication, and respect for the game of baseball.
Tryout Notes:1-2 players to fill out solid roster. P/SS, P/OF
Call for personalized tryout

Michigan Expos National Elite 14U
City/Area:Waterford   
Contact:Elwood Bush
248-835-6498
ebush16@gmail.com
Team Info:This will be a Major Team. Professional Winter Training and Coaching. Team will play a National Tournament schedule, USSSA Super NIT, USA Baseball, Perfect Game.

Looking for young men that are looking to put the work in to get to the next level.

Coach Bush and the boys he's coached have a winning track record, with 6 USSSA Super NIT wins in a two year time period.

In 2011 Coach Bush was selected as coach of the USSSA Regional All-Star team.

For additional information Contact Coach Bush.
Tryout Notes:Looking to add to a core group of kids,all positions are open. Looking for a few Major level players - 8th graders - to compete at a high level of play.
Contact Coach Bush, to schedule a **PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL TRYOUT** during August and September.

Motor City Royals 14U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Shandel Currie (Coach Del)
313-658-3898
scurri10@yahoo.comq
Team Info:Our mission is to provide opportunities and exposure while competing at the highest levels in youth baseball and instilling discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.

Program Goals: 1. Provide each player with the opportunity to learn, develop, and improve their baseball skills on a regular basis.

2. Provide each player with an atmosphere that encourages mental, social, and emotional maturity. 3. Field successful teams at all levels. 4. Prepare players for high school and college advancement.
Tryout Notes:Looking to fill 3 spots (2 pitchers and a catcher).

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
3/16/201402:00 PM - 03:30 PM Batter's Box
26960 Van Born, Dearborn Heights
3/19/201406:00 PM - 07:30 PM Batter's Box
26960 Van Born, Dearborn Heights
3/23/201402:00 PM - 03:30 PM Batter's Box
26960 Van Born, Dearborn Heights

North Oakland Rebels 14U
City/Area:Oxford   
Contact:Tera Smith
248 920-3956
tera@northoaklandrebels.com
Team Info:The North Oakland Rebels goal is to make better baseball players and achieve that thru our coaching dedication.
Tryout Notes:We will be hosting tryouts at the end of August or Early September 2013 for the 2014 season. Times and locations TBD. Please contact Tera Smith.

Oakland Vengeance 14U
City/Area:Rochester League:NOBF
Contact:Rob Clark
248-515-5003
vengeanceoaklandbaseball@live.com
Team Info:The Vengeance Oakland Baseball coaching staff is committed to teaching the skills and fundamentals of baseball.

We approach every game and practice with a positive attitude and look to instill a great work ethic in all who participate.

The team’s goals are to learn baseball, work hard, have fun and positively build up each player. When we accomplish our goals as a team, winning will be fun and memorable.

We will drive competitive play throughout everything we do. The Vengeance Baseball organization will carry the rich tradition of VENGEANCE baseball into the NOBF League.

The Vengeance organization provides a rich array of off-season practice and specialty training. We will play 20 to 32 league games and in 4-5 competitive in-state tournaments.

The best-of-the-best Vengeance players are also eligible to participate with the Hitz top-ranked competitive all-travel tournament teams.

This opportunity provides a growth path for highly competitive players. The outdoor practice and home field for the Oakland Vengeance will be in the Rochester area.

Winter practice will take place at the premier HITZ facility with an indoor full size infield and more…

Check out the HITZ U13 Elite Team in the 2013 USSSA World Series at: http://www.usssa.com/sports/BracketPool.asp?Tournament=9484
Tryout Notes:The 2014 14U Oakland Vengeance will conduct private tryouts for a select few players through the end of our Fall-Ball season (mid-October).
Contact Coach Rob to schedule an appointment.

Primetime Sports Travel Baseball 14U
City/Area:Kalamazoo/Battle Creek   
Contact:James Myers
269-760-0682
jamyers9902@gmail.com
Team Info:We are looking to build a team and have a number of open positions. We are planning on 6 tournaments in 2014 and a double header league in the SW Michigan area.
Tryout Notes:PrimeTime Sports 14U Baseball will be holding individual tryouts in Schoolcraft Michigan by appointment.
No prior travel ball experience is required. Call to schedule an appointment.

SCS Mariners 14U
City/Area:St. Clair Shores League:MABF
Contact:Dave or Pete
scsmariners@live.com
Team Info:We will be starting a St. Clair Shores Mariners 14u team. We will play in the MABF and planning at least 4 tournaments, probably 6-8 with several scrimmages this fall and next year.

Home field is the beautiful Kyte Monroe complex in St. Clair Shores.

Head coach is a former college and adult mens' league baseball player.

He has several decades of coaching and playing experience, including a MABF championship in 2012 and a conference championship as a HS coach.
Tryout Notes:Seeking 1 player. Prefer pitcher/catcher, but flexible ballplayer is a necessity. Prefer fed experience, but not a necessity.

South Farmington Blues 14U
City/Area:Farmington/Farmington Hills and surrounding communities League:KVBSA
Contact:Al Reich
517-304-1348
alan.reich@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:Open to 14 year old 8th and 9th graders, advanced 13 yr olds wanting to play up also considered.

Looking for Players and Families that are committed to preparing for High School, working hard and having fun. New Manager/Coach, but not new to managing.

We work hard to give all players opportunities to succeed on and off the field. Will play KVBSA schedule in Advanced division.

5-6 Tournaments with one or two requiring overnight stay, likely Upper Michigan, Grand Rapids or Ohio. Tournament play will conclude in mid-July.

Home Fields for games and practices are in Farmington. Indoor training starting in January.
Tryout Notes:2 spots available, pitching is always a plus. To set-up an individual try-out or for more information please contact: alan.reich@sbcglobal.net