12U 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 30, 2019.

5-Tool Baseball Club 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb, Oakland County League:Varies By Team
Contact:Jason Gendreau
5865313603
fivetoolbaseballclub@yahoo.com
Team Info:The club is directed by Jason Gendreau, Varsity HC for over 15 years in Oakland/Macomb Counties. Training staff includes Joe Emanuele, Hayden Fox, Kevin Marnon, Dave Fox, Aaron Wilson. 5-Tool Baseball will utilize (2) brand new indoor facilities starting in October 2020: RBI Factory in Shelby Twp and On Deck Circle in downtown Utica. Teams will vary from League Play + tournaments, or Select Tournament only.
Tryout Notes:Roster spots vary by team. Showcase style tryout and please arrive 15 mins early.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/20/201911:00 AM Notre Dame Prep High School
1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac, MI
7/27/201911:00 AM Notre Dame Prep High School
1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac, MI
8/3/201911:00 AM Notre Dame Prep High School
1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac, MI

Anchor Bay Angel's 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb League:Mabf
Contact:Dale Smith
5867705882
Coachsmith11u@gmail.com
Team Info:2019-202012u Anchor Bay Angels Baseball***Cooperstown Team***Coach Dale Smith will hold tryouts at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 19th and at 1:30pm on Sunday, July 21st.Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration. Location: Ascension Lutheran Church - 23401 23 Mile Road., Macomb, MI (located on 23 Mile Road, east of North Ave.).We will be playing our 2019-2020 season with a combination of tournaments (Cooperstown) & MABF league play (spring/summer).We will have practice, likely twice a week. Through the fall, we will be outdoors (weather pending) and we will later head indoors to our TWO training facilities for the winter months. We will be doing a hitting clinic for 8 weeks, once a week. We will be doing a fitness and agility training during the winter months, also.The Angel's have so much to offer! Please let me know if you're interest in coming out. For more information, email, call or txt Dale Smith -----> (586)770-5882or coachsmith11u@gmail.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/19/201906:30 PM Ascension Lutheran Church
23401 23 Mile Rd, Macomb
7/21/201901:30 PM Ascension Lutheran Church
23401 23 Mile Rd, Macomb

Athlete HQ 12U (2020)

City/Area:Sylvania, OH League:Tournament Only, No league picked out yet.
Contact:Austin Zion
7346522453
athletehq.zion@gmail.com
Team Info:6-8 Tournaments scheduled, (Can be more based off of team). Our goal is to not only further the players ability on the field but also off of the field. In our facility our players will receive top training from our head trainer, where workouts will be created and geared specifically towards baseball movements. We will practice/train twice a week during the time of our program running. We will get together a few times in the fall and then officially start in January.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201910:00 AM Lucas County Recreation Center
2901 Key St, Maumee, OH - Field 1

Baseball Utility Travel 12U (2020)

City/Area:Fraser/Warren League:Tournament Only
Contact:Joe Small
586-557-4986
smalljt10@gmail.com
Team Info:Development. Our mission statement could end right there. We are about developing your child into the best player he can possibly be at the age and skill level he is currently at. Striving for that on a year to year basis you will see the growth of your child both on the field and off the field. Nothing, including winning will ever trump the development of your child, period. All of this being done in a positive environment that promotes maximum growth.
Tryout Notes:Please wear Baseball Pants/Belt/Jersey/Hat. Contact team for a private tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/18/201906:00 PM Macomb Community College
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd, Warren - Softball Field
7/25/201906:00 PM Macomb Community College
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd, Warren - Softball Field

Bloomfield Sting - Mitchell 12U (2020)

City/Area:Bloomfield, MI League:NOBF
Contact:Jennefer Mitchell
leichy@comcast.net
leichy@comcast.net
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting's mission is to be an excellent blend of learning the game of baseball in a competitive environment as well as playing for the sheer enjoyment of the game. Our ultimate goal is three-fold: to teach our young players how to play baseball the right way (highlighted by fundamentals and sportsmanship), to provide athletes with the tools necessary to play baseball at a high level while still participating in multiple sports, and to ensure we do it in a manner that is fun for everyone
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 2-3 athletes to join our competitive travel baseball team. Please RSVP to leichy@comcast.net with your players full name, position(s) played and date they plan to attend. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and warm-up

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:30 PM Lahser High School
3456 Lahser Rd. Bloomfield Hills
7/24/201906:30 PM Lahser High School
3456 Lahser Rd. Bloomfield Hills

Canton Cardinals 12U (2020)

City/Area:Plymouth and Canton League:KVBSA
Contact:Wendy Mullen
734-394-5358
Wendy.mullen@canton-mi.org
Tryout Notes:Please visit gcybsa.com and click on the tryout registration link under sponsors to pre-register

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/24/201907:00 PM Heritage Park
1010 S Canton Center Rd, Canton

Commerce Cannons 12U (2020)

City/Area:Commerce Township, Wixom, Walled Lake, Novi, White Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Bruce Soderberg
2489804047
bruce.s.soderberg@leidos.com
Team Info:16 KVBSA League Games, Up to 6 local Tournaments, 2 Out of Town Tournaments, Cooperstown in Summer 2020

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/21/201906:00 PM Oak Valley Middle School
4200 White Oak Trail, Commerce - Field 7

DBacks Elite 12U (2020)

City/Area:Anywhere in Michigan League:Tournament only
Contact:Mike Makki
313-658-7600
Mike.Makki@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 2020 12U DBacks Elite (Major/Cooperstown Dreams Park) team will be holding tryouts later this month! Please e-mail me at EliteSportsDH@Gmail.com with any interest.Tryouts will be held on Saturday, July 20th, at noon at Field of Dreams (7659 Inkster Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127). This team will receive extensive development and training.We are thrilled to announce that Jay Alexander will be the head coach of this team. This team was very successful as an 11U Major team that won a Perfect Game tournament in Illinois. This team will play in Cooperstown in 2020!Our website is https://dbackselite.com/Jay Alexander spent seventeen (17) years coaching college baseball, most notably as Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. Jay served on the rules committee for all of college baseball, All-American committee, and he was North Central Regional Chair. In addition, he coached two seasons with Team USA- TOS 18-under division and was a part of two gold medal-winning teams.Jay Alexander is a proven leader with a history of developing student-athletes to reach their full potential. He has produced over 32 free agent signees and Major League baseball draft picks in his tenure. He was one of three African American Head Baseball Coaches in the country (excluding Historically Black Institutions).Alexander was named Coach of the Year twice, his teams qualified for the NCAA Division II Regional Championship (one game away from the DII College World Series) and has over 300 NCAA victories.In all, Alexander has coached freshmen of the year, players of the year, All-American players, All-Conference selections, and most importantly has landed hundreds of student-athletes on the All-Academic squad.Alexander has trained or helped players at all levels and has been a speaker in front of his peers at the American Baseball Coaches Association annual convention.Jay is a leader in his community. His teams continually lead the way in community service throughout the athletic community averaging over 2,000 hours of volunteer service per academic year. He is a leader of young men.He is known for being high energy, passionate, and a very good recruiter. He is a mentor to young men, a "player's coach", and he develops and rebuilds programs.This team will train at Elite Sports Training in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/20/201912:00 PM Field of Dreams
7659 Inkster Rd, Dearborn Heights

Detroit Metro Stars 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Jake Lowry
3144715947
detroitmetrostars07@gmail.com
Team Info:The Detroit Metro Stars 12U is looking for skilled players at all positions. Our goal is to help each and every player compete at the highest levels possible, learn the fundamentals of the game through qualified coaching, and prepare them for playing in high school. We will be playing in MABF and competing in 5-6 tournaments throughout the season, including Cooperstown.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/16/201906:00 PM Macomb Corners Park
19449 25 Mile Rd, Macomb - Field 1
7/20/201912:00 PM Macomb Corners Park
19449 25 Mile Rd, Macomb - Field 1

HITZ 12U (2020)

City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:
Contact:HITZ
586-948-HITZ
rob@hitzbaseball.net
Team Info:HITZ Baseball Club will be fielding teams in 8U-18U age groups. Our teams will range from MABF league teams, all tournament teams and college exposure teams. Coaches for the teams range from High school varsity coaches, past college players, trainers and coaches with many years of experience. Southeast Michigan's premier training center, providing 20,000-square footage of indoor training including an indoor infield and 7 hitting/pitching cages. HITZ is home to southeast Michigan's premier indoor Baseball/Softball Training Center.
Tryout Notes:For tryout information please click on link.

Indians Baseball Club 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland & Wayne Counties League:USSSA & Legends League
Contact:Head Coach Darryl Ott
Indiansbcmi@gmail.com
Team Info:The Indians Baseball Club Organization is looking for experienced travel baseball players to add to our family. (Experienced pitchers & catchers are a plus) We are a USSSA AA travel team that focuses on our players being leaders on and off the field. Dedication, Positivity, Passion, Work Ethic, Consistency, Baseball Knowledge, and most importantly DEVELOPMENT are the key points we focus on. We plan to begin our training season in November, league games in April and tournaments in May. We will participate in at least 2 non-local tournaments and at least 8 additional local tournaments. If interested or have any questions please email us at indiansbcmi@gmail.com to obtain a pre-registration form.
Tryout Notes:Experienced pitchers and Catchers are a plus. Please arrive 30 mins prior and bring water.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/10/201912:00 PM Detroit Country Day
22305 West Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills, 48025 - Varsity Field

LSI Elite Lightning 12U (2020)

City/Area:West Bloomfield/Bloomfield/Commerce/Waterford League:NOBF & KVBSA and Tournament Only (Varies by Team)
Contact:Brian McIsaac, Program Director
lsielitebaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LSI Elite Lightning is a high-performance baseball program. We are looking for motivated players ready to take the next steps in advanced technique within a highly-competitive environment. Some teams will take place in fall 2019 tournaments. All teams will participate in a professional winter training program, followed by league-, and/or tournament-only 2020 seasons. The program is seeking qualified individuals looking to better equip themselves with the skills to succeed at the next level (wherever that may be). 11U-14U tryout information is below and 15U will offer private tryouts only.
Tryout Notes:15U will offer private tryouts only (please contact if interested)

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/30/201906:30 PM Keith Sports Complex
2750 Keith Rd, West Bloomfield
8/1/201906:30 PM Keith Sports Complex
2750 Keith Rd, West Bloomfield

Macomb Giants - Cooperstown Team 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb and Oakland County League:MABF
Contact:Mike Meier
586-344-6260
mmeier@venturelogistics.com
Team Info:The Macomb Giants family is proud to announce our tryouts for the 2020 Season for our 12U team. This team has had its core together for a long time with some of the boys having played together since they were 5-years old. We pride ourselves on development and playing this game the right way. We have our own training site where the core fundamentals are driven home, plus the 10 Rules we abide by: 1) Being On Time, 2) Work Ethic, 3) Effort, 4) Body Language, 5) Energy, 6) Attitude, 7) Passion, 8) Being Coachable, 9) Doing Extra, and 10) Being Prepared. These rules, along with the core fundamentals of baseball, helps to make our team competitive. We have won many tournaments along the way and are working toward back-to-back MABF division titles with this philosophy. Our families are great, and we work together to encourage our boys and build them up. Our hitting coach, who works with us all off-season and some in the summer, is Scott Lusader. Scott played in the Major Leagues with the Tigers and Yankees and is passionate about the game; he is teaching these young boys the tools/keys to hitting. He is also very hands on and positive. Scott can speak to you directly about our organization and our coaching staff (he will also attend the tryouts). Chris Ogden is our pitching coach. Chris played at the college level in addition to coaching at the college level. Chris's focus is on the core of pitching (just like Scott's focus is on the core of hitting). We will also be bringing in a Catcher trainer and a baseball counselor on how to deal with the difficulties of this tough game (failing 70% in hitting is a success). Our 12U group will be attending Cooperstown for our week-long tournament this year. We will also travel in the Midwest for a long weekend tournament, in addition to other local tournaments (total of five outdoors/spring/summer). We will do in-door tournaments starting in December, then one each month through March. In April we will move to out-door tournaments, along with May, June, and July (we do not schedule games or tournaments around July 4th as we keep that as a family time). We anticipate we'll be competing in the MABF Upper A Division. For 2020 we are looking to add a few great athletes/baseball players to our group. Our team is very versatile; we have each player focus on 2-3 positions and all players participate in pitching training (we feel this is very important at this age as these boys are still developing and growing). Practice will startup in late-October/November with a few practices to keep the boys together. After our December tournament, we will shut down over Christmas and New Year's. In January we will then practice two times per week. One day is our pitching training with our trainer, the other day is with our hitting trainer. One hour each on these specifics, the other hour is our standard practice on core fundamentals. All our practices have a set agenda; we pride ourselves as coaches on organization as this the gets passed on to the players. We have a team Manager and Team Mom; these two ensure our organization is very organized with a structured communication system. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Head Coach, Mike Meier: (586) 344-6260 email mmeier@venturelogistics.com or our Team Manager, Casey Pogodzinski: (586) 484-2663 email cpogo07@gmail.com Go Giants!
Tryout Notes:Contact coach for tryouts. In case of poor weather on 7/16, tryout will be moved to 2SP at 50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp. Contact team to confirm.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/16/201906:15 PM Armada Township Parks and Rec
75250 North Ave, Armada - East Diamond

MC Shamrocks 12U (2020)

City/Area:Waterford and surrounding cities League:NOBF and tournament only
Contact:Justin Lewis
231-920-7579
motorcityshamrocks@gmail.com
Team Info:Our team goals vary by age and skill level. We get the most exposure for players (most all americans over the past two years). Over 30 championship finishes this year. We have league teams, tournament only and developmental teams. We provide the most training in the offseason than anyone around.
Tryout Notes:Please visit motorcityshamrocks.com to register. All players must register prior to tryouts. All tryout dates and fields are located on our website.

Michigan Blue Jays 12U (2020)

City/Area:canton, ypsilanti, novi, belleville, ann arbor, hartland, brighton, plymouth League:KVBSA, Tournament only
Contact:Tom Dishman
7346463820
michiganbluejays07@gmail.com
Team Info:Teams participate in league and some teams are tournament only. Our goal is provide the best training and coaching to get your player to the next level for them to succeed in high school and college levels.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:00 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti
7/23/201907:00 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti
7/24/201906:00 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti

Michigan Blue Jays 12U (2020)

City/Area:Southeast MI League:Tournament only
Contact:Jerry Blakita
734-355-7335
jmblakita@sbcglobal.net
Team Info:12u Michigan Blue Jays (2020 - Cooperstown Team) is looking to add a few key players to compete on an already established and successful roster. Indoor practice / conditioning begins November 2019. All indoor activities to be held at Play at the Cage facility (Ypsilanti). Multi-sport athletes are encouraged. Our players are exposed to various baseball instructors within the Blue Jays organization. The 12u team will compete in 7+ tournaments, including Cooperstown Dreams Park. Our team is focused on group fundraising to reduce/eliminate any out-of-pocket season expenses. 2019 Team Highlight - 11U Youth Nationals Champs - Myrtle Beach! Please contact Head Coach Jerry Blakita for additional team information or to arrange an individual player evaluation.Coach Blakita: jmblakita@sbcglobal.net or (734) 355-7335

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201907:30 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti
7/24/201907:30 PM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti
8/6/201907:30 PM Play at the Cage
1950 Holmes Road, Ypsilanti

Michigan Brewers 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb and Oakland County League:MABF/Tournament
Contact:Steve Dobek
5865242638
steven.dobek@hotmail.com
Team Info:The 2020 Michigan Brewers are looking to add a few players to our core of returning Brewers. We are looking for players who love the game of baseball and are willing to work hard in the off-season to develop their skill sets. Our organization is dedicated to developing baseball players who have a passion for the game. We will take a look at kids who play any position with any skill set.This team will be heading to Cooperstown next summer to compete in their national week-long competition. We will also compete in indoor tournaments and/or league play during the winter, regular season games, and multiple spring/summer tournaments. Some of the 2019 accomplishments include winning the Beat the Heat tournament in Wixom, the Memorial Day Spring Finale in Adrian, and the Gameday USA National Championship in Milwaukee. As of this posting, the Brewers overall record is 26-10We will practice in our own facility from November thru March. The Brewers facility has both a HitTrax system (https://www.hittrax.com/) as well as an Iron Mike MP-4 pitching machine (http://www.masterpitch.com/pitching-machines/). The Brewers are the only organization in the area to offer both of these amenities to their teams. The facility also has three full batting/pitching tunnels and parents area. Offseason practices will be assisted by paid coaches to give our players the opportunity to progress and learn what will be expected of them as they advance their playing careers.Please contact Manager Steve Dobek at 586-524-2638 or email him at steven.dobek@hotmail.com if you have any questions or if you wish to preregister for the tryout.
Tryout Notes:Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm-up for tryout

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/16/201906:15 PM Festival Park
35630 St Clair Dr, New Baltimore
7/21/201906:00 PM Festival Park
35630 St Clair Dr, New Baltimore

Michigan Cyclones 12U (2020)

City/Area:Clarkston League:NOBF
Contact:Bill Collins
7343065490
michigancyclonesbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Fun, Developement, Competition Nobf league play and 4 or so tournaments done by end of June. Practice one or 2 days a week starting in January. Incurage multi sport athletes.
Tryout Notes:Open tryouts looking for a 10u and 8 u coach

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:00 PM First Baptist - Clarkston
5972 Paramus, Clarkston
7/23/201906:00 PM First Baptist - Clarkston
5972 Paramus, Clarkston
7/25/201906:00 PM First Baptist - Clarkston
5972 Paramus, Clarkston
7/26/201906:00 PM First Baptist - Clarkston
5972 Paramus, Clarkston
7/27/201909:00 AM First Baptist - Clarkston
5972 Paramus, Clarkston

Michigan Mavericks 12U (2020)

City/Area:Washtenaw / western Wayne / Jackson / Monroe counties League:KVBSA & tournament
Contact:Brandon Wilson
(734) 216-7331
michiganmavericksbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:We will attend 7-9 tournaments next year that includes a week-long out of town tournament. We will also participate in the KVBSA open / advanced division. Fall practices with optional fall league or tournaments will start in September. Indoor practices will begin in January and we will play 6-8 indoor games during the winter. Visit the teams facebook page at "MichMavs" for additional information and pre-registration information.
Tryout Notes:Players should wear full baseball gear that includes a numbered jersey. Please arrive 20 minutes early for warm-ups and sign-in.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/23/201906:00 PM Saline Recreation Center
1866 Woodland Dr, Saline - Tefft 2
7/26/201906:00 PM Saline Recreation Center
1866 Woodland Dr, Saline - Tefft 2

Michigan Monarchs Gold 12U (2020)

City/Area:Carleton League:Tournament Only
Contact:Sam Savett
samsavett32@gmail.com
Team Info:Tryouts for the 2020 Michigan Monarchs - Gold 12U team will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00am. Ash Carleton Park, 12899 Horan Street, Carleton, MI 48117. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and warm up.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201910:00 AM Ash Carleton Park
12899 Horan St, Carleton

Michigan Nationals 12U (2020)

City/Area:Ypsilanti League:KVBSA
Contact:Lisa Taylor
lrtaylor2001@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Players should try out for the age division based on their age as of April 30, 2020. Email to schedule a private tryout. No cost to tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/23/201906:00 PM Belleville High School
501 W. Columbia Ave, Belleville
7/27/201909:00 AM Belleville High School
501 W. Columbia Ave, Belleville

Michigan Red Sox 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF & Cooperstown
Contact:Mark Sackett
248-930-0388
miredsoxinc@gmail.com
Team Info:This team returns with a non parent head coach. The focus will continue to be on development and the season will conclude with a trip to Cooperstown.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201903:00 PM St. James Park
1200 Edgewood Rd, Birmingham, 48009

Michigan Storm 12U (2020)

City/Area:All State League:Tournament Only
Contact:Brad Krakow
248-739-1718
michiganstormkrakow@gmail.com
Team Info:************Tryouts for 12u Michigan Storm***********12u Michigan Storm is looking to add to our already talented roster for the 2020 season. We will be a tournament only team playing in 7+ tournaments with one of our tournaments being Cooperstown Dreams Park. Anyone trying out for the team must be committed to going to Cooperstown next year. Indoor practice will begin in Jan of 2020 at MVP academy is Romulus. Please email Michiganstormkrakow@gmail.com or text me at 248.739.1718 for a private tryout if you are unable to make the open tryout date.
Tryout Notes:Please pre-register for tryouts open or private using the following link. https://forms.gle/JCJQPmrp2xfuQitk7

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201912:00 PM Homer Howard Park
14300 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate - Field 1

Michigan Titans 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:Tournament Only
Contact:Todd Turner
248-701-3067
todd@grounduptraining.com
Team Info:The value of our program is in the training; we are looking for qualified athletes that aspire to play high school baseball.
Tryout Notes:At this point, we are unsure of the number of players needed to complete our 2020 roster

Michigan Wildcats 12U (2020)

City/Area:Metro Detroit League:KVBSA
Contact:Ian LaMay
734-341-4599
imtlamay@att.net
Team Info:The 2020 12u Michigan Wildcats will be hosting tryouts on Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th. We are looking to add to a strong core group of players. We will be competing in the Kvbsa and will play in 7-9 tournaments 1 being Cooperstown and another 1 out of state. We will start indoor workouts mid November at the Den.
Tryout Notes:For any questions please feel free to contact Ian LaMay, and if you cant make it to the open tryouts call to schedule a private.Please call or email to pre-register and to ensure that dates and times are still valid

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201912:00 PM Millward Park
North of Goddard / East of Reeck at end of Pleasant, Allen Park
7/28/201912:00 PM Millward Park
North of Goddard / East of Reeck at end of Pleasant, Allen Park

Mid-Michigan Braves 12U (2020)

City/Area:Greater Genesee County League:GFBL/Tournament Only
Contact:Jim Kosmerick
3139304760
manager@michiganareabraves.com
Team Info:The Mid-Michigan Braves organization will be filling a few roster spots for the three youth baseball teams. The Braves are looking for the following characteristics:Talented players but also the right families.Players who will commit to getting better and improving.Players who will commit to our off- season training.Families who will be supportive but NOT intrusive.Talented players who are passionate about the game but also passionate about improving.
Tryout Notes:Times are for both tryout dates:8U and 10u - 10:00 - 11:30AM12U and 14U - 12:00 - 1:30PM

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/20/201910:00 AM Goodrich Middle School
7480 Gale Rd, Goodrich
8/10/201910:00 AM Goodrich Middle School
7480 Gale Rd, Goodrich

MVP Mustangs 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:Tournament Only
Contact:Chris Ogden
248-219-8628
chris@mvp-training.com
Team Info:The MVP Mustangs are fielding competitive tournament teams for the 2020 season. While MVP Mustangs teams will have individual outdoor parks during warm weather months (in adjacent cities), players will be using MVP's own private practice facility conveniently located in Troy during the off-season. Players will be trained using the 5 tools scouts look for. But also have instilled in them the balance of sportsmanship and individual success required to be a confident, high-level baseball player, a teammate, and a leader. All MVP training is designed to help each player and team to take their play and be prepared to excel at the next competitive level. Training will be provided by each team's individual, baseball-experienced coaches - as well as by MVP Baseball president and director of player development, Wayne State University assistant coach, Chris Ogden. While there are many great teams, great coaches, and great opportunities out there in Southeast Michigan for your young baseball player, we know the MVP (Mental-Visual-Physical) program and team will set itself apart from the pack for you, but most importantly, for your player. Questions: Please contact Coach Chris Ogden

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201901:00 PM Huffman Park
400 W. Cowan Ave, Madison Heights

NFWB Cobras - Nathan 12U (2020)

City/Area:Farmington/West Bloomfield/Livonia/Novi League:KVBSA
Contact:Howard Nathan
248-214-8688
hmnathan@gmail.com
Team Info:The NFWB Cobras are a community based travel program. This will be a league (KVBSA) and tournament team focused on player development and fundamentals. We will participate in 4-5 local tournaments from April through early July. We also plan to participate in a weeklong tournament in Cooperstown. We are looking to build on our first year with a competitive, yet family friendly and fun team. We encourage kids to play multiple sports. Winter practice will begin in January.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts are available if needed/preferred.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/17/201906:30 PM Pioneer Park
Farmington Rd north of 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
7/22/201906:30 PM Pioneer Park
Farmington Rd north of 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

NFWB Cobras - Scheidt 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:Tournament Only and Cooperstown
Contact:A. J. Scheidt
248.229.0029
aj.scheidt@hylant.com
Team Info:The NFWB Cobras - Scheidt will be returning a solid core of players from the 2019 season, but looking for 1 or 2 players for 2020 (roster capped at 11). The majority of the team has been playing together since 2017. This team is coached by A. J. Scheidt, a 4 year starter and Captain of the University of Michigan baseball team from 2003 through 2006. A. J. is a parent as well, so you'll get the benefit of "professional" coaching without the corresponding price tag. He believes encouragement, enthusiasm, and reps are the best way to develop solid baseball players that love the game. A. J.'s long term goals for each player is that by 14 they'll compete for a spot on the HS Varsity team, and by 18 they should have a chance to continue their career in college. The 2020 season will include a trip to All Star Village in Cooperstown along with 8 or 9 local tournaments from Mid April through Mid July. The Cobras compete at the upper end of AA competition from a USSSA standpoint. Winter training will take place January through March at On The Dunes in Commerce. Out door practices are at Warner Middle School in Farmington Hills.
Tryout Notes:If interested in participating in a practice or would like a private work out please contact A. J. if you cannot make a tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/23/201906:30 PM Warner Middle School
30303 W 14 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills
7/24/201906:30 PM Warner Middle School
30303 W 14 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Novi Heat 12U (2020)

City/Area:Novi and surrounding area League:KVBSA, Total Baseball
Contact:Novi Heat
noviheatbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:The Novi Heat is a premier travel baseball organization in our 24th year. Novi Heat teams will play a 15-20 game league schedule in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association (KVBSA) conference at either the community, advanced or open level. The season runs mid April through mid July with home games at ITC park in Novi and away games within a 45 minute drive. In addition all Heat teams will play 4 - 8 weekend tournaments.Training and development is a major focus for all teams. Novi Heat practices consist of weekly fall and spring practices at ITC Sports Park and indoor winter training practices at our premier indoor facility. We will also practice in-season and we expect players to consistently give 100% effort and work hard to improve. We train players to prepare them for the high school varsity level (Novi High School, Detroit Catholic Central, OLSM, plus other area high schools) and beyond.We provide a quality competitive travel baseball experience at a lower cost than most travel teams. ?Costs are approximately $600-800 per player ?plus uniform. This cost may vary based on the schedule, number of tournaments and level of play. Costs can be reduced through sponsorships/fundraisers as determined by each team. ???The Novi Heat coaching staff is qualified, and comprised of experienced coaches and/or former players at the professional, college, high school or travel level with several years of coaching experience. Private training options are available as well.
Tryout Notes:REGISTRATION is REQUIRED online at www.noviheat.com. The Novi Heat conducts a thorough tryout for all players. Players for all teams are selected by the head coach from the highest level down. Players may be selected to "play up" a year if highly skille

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201909:00 AM ITC-Community Sports Park
51000 Eight Mile Rd, Novi
7/28/201909:00 AM ITC-Community Sports Park
51000 Eight Mile Rd, Novi

Oakland Ducks 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb, Lapeer and Oakland Counties League:Tournament Only
Contact:Nick Crivella and Dennis Doelle
Nick @2 48.930.8828 OR Dennis @ 586.242.3705
Team Info:**USSSA and AAU tournament team**Our professional paid coaches guide our athletes on fundamental mechanics, professional pitching instruction year round,strategies, proper attitude/respect and to embrace sportsmanship, competitiveness, and teamwork. Our goal is to prepare the players for High School baseball and support their growth and mindset for the game. **Looking for experienced players who thrive on competitive baseball!We are dedicated to giving players the opportunity to strengthen their baseball skills within the organization while providing teams with the necessary tools, experienced coaching, indoor facility practices, strength and conditioning (Trainer Chris Roy ).The Ducks train with Mark Avery and Nick Crivella (former collegiate player and coaches) each week. We stress to increases baseball knowledge, fundamentally sound baseball, and teach the importance of teamwork in a POSITIVE environment. This team will have open gym workouts year round, indoor winter practices, scrimmages, summer/fall season and 10-12 tournaments. We also host an annual week long DUCKS camp each August for all of our age groups with Mark Avery and his staff of payed coaches. Training begins at camp along with team bonding and time to get to know our coaches as well!
Tryout Notes:All positions considered

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/23/201905:30 PM RCS Children's Center
3838 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester

Oakland Express 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County - Rochester & Auburn Hills League:NOBF & Tournament Play
Contact:Brad Pyke
oaklandexpressbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:The Oakland Express has six different teams from 8u to 16u. Players come from all different skill levels and backgrounds, with one goal in mind: Get better. When you're part of the Oakland Express family, that's exactly what you'll do.
Tryout Notes:The Oakland Express program is looking for skilled players at all positions. If interested, please reach out to register for our tryouts.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:30 PM Oakland Christian School
3075 Shimmons Rd., Auburn Hills
7/23/201906:30 PM Oakland Christian School
3075 Shimmons Rd., Auburn Hills

Oakland Indians 12U (2020)

City/Area:White Lake and surrounding areas League:Tournament Only
Contact:Bingo Lizotte
248-895-3338
oaklandindians@yahoo.com
Team Info:If you are looking for a team that will teach your player the game and how to have fun while learning, then come try out for the Oakland Indians. Our team is a fun family oriented team that is going in to our 4th season.The head coach is a non parent volunteer with over 20 years of coaching experience. We will be tournament only and play in 8-10 tournaments with one of them being a destination tournament out of state. Our winter season will consist of playing winter dome at Oakland yard, and have winter practices at Virtual Baseball in Waterford. Spring time we will practice and scrimmage to prepare for weekend tournaments. Our goal is to do 2 tournaments on and 1 off.
Tryout Notes:Looking for players for all positions, also looking for those plaryers that have the drive to get better and make a team better. All players must register at oaklandindians@yahoo.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201911:00 AM Dublin Community Center
685 Union Lake Road, White Lake

Oakland Reds 12U (2020)

City/Area:Farmington/Novi League:
Contact:Mitch Sykes
734.788.2782
msykes@my.madonna.edu
Team Info:The Mission of the Oakland Reds Baseball Club is to provide young ballplayers with one of the Top Player Development programs in this country. Our professional staff works hard to provide first-class training and instill the mental toughness, knowledge and desire to achieve success on and off the playing field. Every Reds player will compete against the highest level of competition available and develop the valuable skills required to excel in high school, college, and as a professional. We are very proud to have trained and placed 55+ scholarship collegiate baseball players since 2012.
Tryout Notes:The Oakland Reds have spots available at every level(10U to 18U) still open. Please contact us to schedule a private tryout at our indoor training facility

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201909:00 AM Multi-Lakes Conservation Association
3860 Newton Rd, Commerce

Orion Chargers 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Michael Oliver
(248)613-6639
mjoliver73@gmail.com
Team Info:Open Tryouts for the 12u Orion Chargers. Team will play NOBF next season as well as compete in 5-6 tournaments, including Cooperstown. Player development is key while providing a challenging, competitive and fun environment.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/21/201904:30 PM Waldon Middle School
2509 Waldon Rd, Orion Charter Township - Field 2
7/22/201906:30 PM Waldon Middle School
2509 Waldon Rd, Orion Charter Township - Field 2

Pirate Baseball Club 12U (2020)

City/Area:Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Ingham County, Jackson County League:Tournament Only
Contact:Bill Cortez
517-294-1755
19billcortez@gmail.com
Team Info:Tournament Only Team - Head Coach is a varsity baseball coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. Focus on teamwork, hardwork, respect, and player development. Will play in 8-12 tournaments including a week long trip at either Cooperstown, Ripken, Omaha or similar. This team is being built and coached by the same coach and philosophy of our current 16u team that plays in the best tournaments against the best competition. Champions of the Western Michigan University Pastime. Want kids who have a love of baseball, desire to learn and get better and our great teammates. Contact Bill Cortez if interested in a private tryout: 19billcortez@gmail.com or 517-294-1755
Tryout Notes:Considering all positions

Precision Patriots - Stubin 12U (2020)

City/Area:Plymouth/Canton & Surrounding Areas League:Tournament Only
Contact:Mike Stubin
313 207-7710
stubinpatriots@gmail.com
Team Info:Why This Team? - COOPERSTOWN - Cooperstown All Star Village (Deposit paid August 2018 - Don't be fooled by teams with vague "plans") - FACILITY ACCESS - 24 hour individual player access to Precision Baseball facility included in team fees. We don't require separate memberships.- DEVELOPMENT FOCUS - All players pitch and play multiple positions- TRACK RECORD - 3 consecutive seasons with at least 1 tournament win.Pitchers can work with former MLB pitcher and established pitching coach Aaron Scheffer.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts available too. Contact coach. This post will updated when the roster is full.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:00 PM PARC Field (former Central Middle School)
650 Church Street, Plymouth

South Oakland A's 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland, Macomb League:Tournament Only
Contact:Bob Borowski
bborowski1966@icloud.com
Team Info:Our 2020 12U team is hold and open tryout, looking to fill a few open positions with aggressive players with a commitment for development to improve their skill set with an eye to play high school baseball. We teach fundamentals and game strategy with an equal balance.We have a certificate for Cooperstown Dreams Park. Our indoor training is scheduled to begin in January at our Rochester Hills facility. We plan on playing in 5-6 local tournaments, possibly one out of state tournament in addition to Cooperstown, and will have Memorial Day and July 4th weekends off.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201901:00 PM Madison Heights High School
915 East 11 Mile Road, Madison Heights - Varsity Softball

Southwest Oakland Warriors 12U (2020)

City/Area:Southwest Oakland County, Commerce, Novi, Etc. League:KVBSA & Tournaments
Contact:Tim Porcasi
248-361-2430
tim@prohomemi.com
Team Info:Our team goals are to have FUN and develop players. Everyone on this team will have plenty of opportunities to play different positions and develop their skills. If our team is having fun, developing proper techniques and learning the game the right way, winning will take care of itself! We are looking for experienced players to add to our talented core group. All positions are available with players focusing on 2-3 positions. We have an experienced coaching staff that is enthusiastic and believes in teaching the game in a fun and positive manner. All players will receive professional hitting and positional training in the winter. We will compete in 14- 16 KVBSA league games and 6-8 tournaments including a weeklong tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park in the summer.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201911:00 AM Maple Glen Park
2355 Glengary Rd, Commerce - Henderson Field

Troy Bulldogs - Rossi 12U (2020)

City/Area:Troy, Sterling Heights, Rochester League:NOBF Spring Season (Top Division)
Contact:Anthony Morelli
586-556-5744
anthonyforbusiness@yahoo.com
Team Info:Troy Bulldogs 12U (Rossi) is looking to add to an experienced & successful returning roster, with an emphasis on hitting and pitching. We will train in the Troy area, play spring season in NOBF Upper Division, play in about 4 tournaments, and plan to attend Cooperstown 2020 (Dreams Park or All-Star Village). This team trains with a professional trainer and hitting coach to supplement a dedicated and experienced coaching staff
Tryout Notes:Contact me for tryout details. We will hold a small group tryout on July 17th and a second tryout on July 21st

Troy Bulldogs AA - Wilamowski 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:NOBF
Contact:Jeff Wilamowski
586-909-8117
jwilamowski@sonus-es.com
Team Info:Troy Bulldogs 12U (Wilamowski) is looking to add several players to its current roster. We play in the NOBF AA Division, play 3-4 tournaments a year and will train in the Troy area. This team will practice in the Fall, have winter training indoors and have a dedicated hitting instructor during the winter/spring months.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/21/201906:00 PM Smith Middle School
5835 Donaldson Dr, Troy
7/23/201906:00 PM Smith Middle School
5835 Donaldson Dr, Troy

Warrior Baseball Club 12U (2020)

City/Area:Michigan League:
Contact:Scott Kapla
12uwarriorbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Warrior Baseball Club 12u team is looking for players for the 2020 season. Our training program will begin in January and will be based out of 2SP in Madison Heights. We will work with trainers at 2SP on conditioning as well as Brian Kalzynski(BKC Baseball) for fielding. In addition to this we will also hit with Casey Smith(BKC Baseball)at the Keego Harbor facility. All of this training will take place from January through March. A majority of our tournaments are Michigan based with the possibility of some out of state tournaments(Ohio/Indiana). We will be listing a second tryout, we also are able and willing to do private tryouts if desired or needed.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/22/201906:00 PM - 08:00 PM Warrior Park
1525 Equity Dr, Troy