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.

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:
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Downriver Raiders 17U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Eric Kuhn
313-282-8771
ekuhn1987@gmail.com
Team Info:We are a college showcase tournament team that will be playing in 5-6 top level college showcase tournaments throughout the Midwest.

It is our mission to expose our players to the best competition to prepare them for the next level. We also will be participating in American Legion ball during the weekdays.

We offer an indoor facility in Riverview to prepare through the winter months.
Tryout Notes:We are looking players with multiple years of travel ball experience who are currently playing for their high school varsity teams.
We will be holding private tryouts. If you would like the opportunity to be evaluated by our coaching staff, please contact us to set up a date & time.
We are currently looking to fill 2 roster spots. We are in need of outfielders and pitching.

Grossi Baseball 17U
City/Area:Genesee/Livingston/Oakland Counties 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.

Tom Derwin has developed players that have gone on to play college baseball. If your looking for a coach that that pushes you to be the best player possible, you need to call Tom.
Tryout Notes:Contact Coach Tom Derwin for private individual tryouts.
Looking for Elite Pitchers that wants to develop as a positional player as well.

Lakes Area Dodgers 17U
City/Area:Keego Harbour   
Contact:John Hodgins
248 390 2559
lakesareadodgers5@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Lakes Area Dodgers will participate in quality tournaments in order to give the players exposure to top competition as well as exposure to college coaches.

The team will participate at Perfect Game in Georgia.

Looking for 17U and 18U players but will take a good 16U player.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts have concluded and the team is interested in acquiring more pitchers to depth the teams strength in large tournaments. The team is interested in acquiring an infielder and a catcher.
Contact team to arrange a private tryout.

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.

Michigan Inferno 17U
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 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 (maximum) 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.
Tryout Notes:1 roster spot open as of 9/1. Contact team for more information.

Motor City Hit Dogs 17U
City/Area:Oakland, Macomb, Genesee   
Contact:Doug Czajkowski
248 535 1433
Dczajkowski@comcast.net
Team Info:We provide a modern indoor training facility and specialized coaching for high school players seeking to play at the collegiate level. We play 7-8 tournaments including at least two out of state.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for up to five players with outfielders and pitchers and one middle infielder as priorities.

Titan Baseball 17U
City/Area:Southeast Michigan   
Contact:Bill Hamann
hamann15@yahoo.com
Team Info:Titan Baseball is a tournament only team looking to add to our core group of players for the 2015 season.

Interested players should have played competitive high school and/or travel baseball for multiple years. All positions will be considered with pitching and hitting a major need.

Tournaments will be played in southern Michigan between June 12, 2015 and July 19, 2015.
Tryout Notes:Email Bill Hamann, hamann15@yahoo.com, for additional details and individual tryouts.