Michigan Travel Baseball

17U 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 17U
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
8/16/201401:00 PM - 04:00 PM Ray Fisher Stadium (U of M)
1114 S. State St. Ann Arbor, 48104
8/17/201401:00 PM - 04:00 PM Catholic Central High School
27225 Wixom Road, Novi

Brighton Bulldogs 17U
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
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Clarkston Riverdawgs 17U
City/Area:Oakland County   
Contact:John Kuczmanski
248-765-7829
jkuz22@comcast.net
Team Info:Clarkston Riverdawgs U17 team will compete in 5 to 6 high level tournaments.

Pitchers are a position of need, but, looking to fill other positions with high level players.
Tryout Notes:Call for individual tryout if you cannot make the 3rd.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Chief Pontiac American Legion
4819 Mary Sue, Clarkston, 48346

Coughlin Cubs 17U
City/Area:Macomb County League:MABF
Contact:Art Dudal
586-864-0909
art.dudal1966@hotmail.com
Team Info:The team will participate in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation (MABF) and play in 4 tournaments.

The team will be coached by Coach Art Dudal. Dudal served as an assistant at Wayne State University (2008-12), Macomb College 2006-08 and Rochester College 2004-06.

He served as a head coach, hitting and pitching instructor within the college ranks. Dudal has had more than 60 players go on to play college baseball and 4 that were drafted by MLB.

He is currently a certified NCAA recruiter. Google "Coach Art Dudal Wayne State University".
Tryout Notes:The Cubs are looking for all positions. Come anytime during tryout times.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/5/201405:00 PM - 09:00 PM Fraser High School
34270 Garfield Road, Fraser
8/6/2014
Rain date for 8/5
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM Fraser High School
34270 Garfield Road, Fraser

Grossi Baseball 17U
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.

Lakeshore Warriors 17U
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 17U
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
8/2/201404:15 PM - 06:15 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 1
8/3/201404:15 PM - 06:15 PM Hickory Glen Park
400 Glengary Rd, Commerce Twp - Field 1

Michigan Blue Jays 17U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:Tom Dishman
michiganbluejays07@gmail.com
Team Info:We are Michigan’s largest travel baseball program with teams for all levels of play (Community, Advanced (AA), and Open (Major)) to allow your player room to grow within the organization.

We offer a large indoor facility and professional instruction.
Tryout Notes:Registration will start one hour before your scheduled tryout time.
To pre-register for tryouts please visit our website and click on the “Player Registration” link.
Please follow the Michigan Blue Jays Baseball Club on Facebook for updates on tryout times. For more information, contact Tom Dishman.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201403:00 PM - 05:00 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti

Michigan Nationals 17U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201405:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville
8/3/201405:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville

Michigan Red Sox 17U
City/Area:Oakland & surrounding counties   
Contact:Mark
miredsoxpride@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournament Only team will play 5+ tourneys with at least 1 major showcase and 1 ‘out-of-town’ in addition to 8+ Scrimmages in the Metro Detroit area.

This 3rd year team will roster 13 committed players and be coached by Non Parent Head and Assistant Coaches.

Off Season Training JAN – MAR: at 2SP (conditioning & BP) and Oakland Yard (Field drills) sets the stage for success in respective HS tryouts and seasons.

All players attend the Red Sox Academy, a 3 day Training event at Adrian College for all High School Aged Red Sox Teams (see pics from 2013 & 2014: http://www.fototime.com/inv/62A723ABE88A9EA ).

Players live in Dorms and are on the Field in group and team training from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

College Training Day (Every Tuesday during season at Southeast Michigan area colleges: morning workouts & afternoon scrimmages) EMU, Oakland, Madonna, Albion, Sienna, Adrian, Wayne.

Key attributes are Attitude, Focus and Hustle. Candidates will have both primary and secondary positions.

All positions considered but Pitching should be at least a secondary capability.
Tryout Notes:Contact team for more information.

Michigan Strategy 17U
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
8/10/201402:30 PM - 05:30 PM Edsel Ford High School
20601 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn