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, 2020.

Anchor Bay Angels 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb and Oakland counties League:MABF & Tournaments
Contact:Dale Smith
5867705882
Coachsmith11u@gmail.com
Team Info:Still looking for a few more players to fill our2019-2020 ----- 12u Anchor Bay Angels Baseball***Cooperstown Team***Call, text or email for your PRIVATE TRYOUT!! Days and times to meet with you are very open and flexible THIS WEEK. 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 ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW FACILITY!!!!We will be doing a hitting clinic for 8 weeks, once a week. We will also 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, contact Dale Smith -----> (586)770-5882or coachsmith11u@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Looking for 2 players

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.

Bloomfield Firebirds 12U (2020)

City/Area:Metro Detroit League:NOBF & Tournaments (Ripken, Cooperstown, etc.)
Contact:Chad Perry
3136570094
baseball@bloomfieldfirebirds.com
Team Info:Looking to add 1 or 2 players. NOBF season schedule. Tournaments to include Cooperstown, Ripken, plus 2~3 other regional tournaments. Indoor practice takes place at Brother Rice and Evolution Dome.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 1 or 2 more players. Tryouts will be during our Sunday fall practices.

Commerce Cannons 12U (2020)

City/Area:Commerce, Walled Lake, Novi, Wixom, White Lake, Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Bruce Soderberg
2489804047
bruce.s.soderberg@leidos.com
Team Info:We are a competitive team that works with and understands the youth multi-sports environment. We expect and demand a lot for the team, along with having a lot of fun. We will be heading to Cooperstown Dream Park in 2020 along with playing in 6-8 summer tournaments, 14-16 KVBSA games, and 3-4 scrimmages.
Tryout Notes:Contact Head Coach Bruce Soderberg @ 248 980 4047 or bruce.s.soderberg@leidos.com for a private tryout.

DBacks Elite 12U (2020)

City/Area:Anywhere in Michigan League:Tournaments only
Contact:Mike Makki
313-658-7600
Mike.Makki@yahoo.com
Team Info:The DBacks Elite have 10+ teams. All of our teams will have access to two indoor facilities in Dearborn Heights for training! We have had a lot of success and players have traveled from all over the country to play for us. We even had a player from Hawaii in 2019. Our success includes our 15U team winning the Pastime National Championship which had 100 teams in it. The DBacks Elite has two current and one former college coach on staff to help players reach their goals.

Detroit Revolution 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb and Oakland county League:MABF
Contact:Eddie Lara
586-504-8396
eddielarahitting@yahoo.com
Team Info:Our Mission is to create and provide a fun and exciting baseball environment that is conducive to developing coaches and players of excellence. Emphasis on elevating a player's skill level through organized practices and fundamental drills will enhance individual and team play. Life lessons, integrity and character building will be our highest priority goals.
Tryout Notes:Detroit Revolution is looking to fill teams for 8U-15U. Please contact Eddie Lara for tryout dates and information

Diamond Disciples 12U (2020)

City/Area:Kalamazoo League:Wednesday Night and Tournaments
Contact:Kyle Wartella
2699297519
Kyle@diamonddisciples.org
Team Info:We have our own facility for training. 8 tournaments including Slumpbuster in Omaha NE. Emphasize and expect high character and high work ethic.
Tryout Notes:Middle Infield/Pitch

FBC WAVES 12U (2020)

City/Area:Macomb/Oakland County League:MABF
Contact:Pat Kenny
586-246-6736
Patrick@pkplusathletics.com
Team Info:11U Black Swamp Tourney Champs!!FBC Waves are looking for 2 key players to complete an already established and highly successful roster. Head Coach is Pat Kenny (Founder of FBC Waves) Pat is a former NCAA infielder who also owns and operates the highly successful PK Prospects. www.pkplusathletics.com-6 week fall schedule including practices & 2 tournaments-12 week indoor training program at NEW EXCLUSIVE facility- Premier Sports Center-Exclusive home field (Austin Catholic High School) -2 Spring tournament before season begins!-MABF 12U Upper A-Cooperstown Dreams Park!!The training, development, and coaching by Pat and the professional in house staff is second to none and puts the kids on the right track to play high level competitive baseball.Tryouts will be held at Austin High school. Please contact Pat at patrick@pkplusathletics.com to register or for private workouts.Don't miss out on a chance to be a Wave!!!

GCYAA Cougars 12U (2020)

City/Area:Garden City League:KVBSA, tournament
Contact:Aric Morley
734 334 3866
Amorley0926a@gmail.com
Team Info:Low cost, instructional, family oriented travel team. Our goal is to compete during the week in league play and compete in tournaments two hours from Garden City. One or two road trips to locations like Holland or Owasso dependant on fund raising.
Tryout Notes:Four players. Catcher , Pitcher, Center fielder, Utility.

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.

Legacy 12U (2020)

City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA, Tournament Only
Contact:Ryan Ford
248-568-7843
Rford@legacycentermichigan.com
Team Info:Legacy Baseball in Brighton is home to the largest baseball organization in Michigan. Legacy utilizes world class facilities and technology to provide an excellent travel baseball experience maximizing development. Age group coordinators have been hired to oversee and support coaches by supplying practice plans, tournament knowledge, and an off season curriculum to ensure player and team progression. Select and Community level options are available at each age group for players of different skill level and commitment.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts are available upon request!

Legacy Select Baseball - Petrucci 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw League:Tournament Only
Contact:Jim Petrucci
989-335-3847
petrucci6122@yahoo.com
Team Info:We are a competitive team that has a strong understanding of the youth multi-sports environment. We expect and demand a lot for the team, with out forgetting to have fun. We have a Cooperstown Dream Park bid along with playing 5-7 summer tournaments and 10-2 scrimmages. We will have a full off season practice schedule utilizing the Legacy Sports Complex top notch facilities.
Tryout Notes:We are looking for 3-4 players. Looking for a catcher and pitchers.

LSI Elite Lightning 12U (2020)

City/Area:West Bloomfield/Bloomfield/Commerce/Waterford League:NOBF plus Cooperstown
Contact:Brian McIsaac, Program Director
lsielitebaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:LSI Elite Lightning is a high-performance baseball program. Our talented core is looking to add high-character, motivated teammates ready to take the next steps in advanced technique within a highly-competitive environment. Our 12U team will participate in a professional-led training program, followed by a 2020 play NOBF, 3-4 local tournaments and Cooperstown schedule. Our family-oriented, transparent program is seeking qualified players to better equip themselves with the skills to succeed at the next level (wherever that may be) and in life.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts are available.

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.

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 Bombers 12U (2020)

City/Area:Grand Blanc League:GFBL
Contact:Jared Pannell
8102409760
jpannell9@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:We are looking to add two players with pitching background to our roster to play at the Elizabethtown Sports Park (Perfect Game tournament) in Kentucky the weekend of August 23rd. If you are interested, please call Coach Pannell for more details.

Michigan Monarchs Blue 12U (2020)

City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:Tournament Only
Contact:Joshua Banas
734-755-4118
joshuabanas@hotmail.com
Team Info:The 12U Michigan Monarchs Blue is a competitive travel baseball team the plans to play in approximately 10 tournaments between the winter, spring, and summer of 2020. We are looking to add 1 or 2 players to our existing roster. Specifically, we are looking for athletes that can play multiple positions and pitch.
Tryout Notes:Athletes interested in a private tryout should contact Joshua Banas at 734-755-4118.

Michigan Monarchs Elite 12U (2020)

City/Area:Southeastern Michigan League:Tournament Only
Contact:Jim DeSana
7346261166
jim@lakeeriemonarchs.com
Team Info:This is our 2020 ** Cooperstown** Team. The team will be playing in high level open and Major Tournaments. (Cinco de Mayo, Canton Select 30 Super NIT, Memorial Day Super NIT, Cooperstown Dreams Park, AA Wold Series) Head Coach has had 28 years experience coaching college baseball players in the Monarchs program and the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The program has produced 5 Major League Baseball players and 77 MLB Draft choices including 3 first round draft choices. College level hitting and pitching instruction. We have a 2 cage indoor facility.
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts available throughout the month of August.

Michigan Monarchs Gold 12U (2020)

City/Area:Carleton League:
Contact:Sam Savett
567-395-0759
samsavett32@gmail.com
Team Info:We will attend 7-9 tournaments next year that includes an out of town tournament. Fall practices with optional fall tournaments will start in September. Indoor practices will begin in January.
Tryout Notes:Contact Sam Savett @ 567-395-0759 for a private tryout.

Michigan Titans 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland County League:Tournament Only
Contact:Todd Turner
248-701-3067
Todd@grounduptraining.com
Team Info:Our athletes aspire to play at the high school level. Consequently, or goal is to get our young athletes to their potential.

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:Still looking for 1-2 players at any position. Please contact for private tryouts.

Oakland Ducks 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer Counties League:Tournament only
Contact:Coach Nick
248.930.8828
nick.crivella@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Oakland Ducks-Ranked TOP 5 in the State!!!!!This is a 4th year USSSA Tournament team looking for experienced, competitive players!Coach Dennis&Coach Nick 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. 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.The Ducks train with Mark Avery and Nick Crivella (former collegiate player and coaches) each week. We stress to increases baseball knowledge, mental performance techniques, 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 9-10 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:Private tryouts available. See website tryout page for more details!

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

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.

Southfield Cardinals 12U (2020)

City/Area:Oakland and Wayne county League:Kensington Valley
Contact:Danielle or Tiffany
3134851445 or 3133637815
Tbowers2008@gmail.com
Team Info:We plan to play in the Kensington valley league, play in 7 to 9 tournaments we also plan to attend Cooperstown Dream Park 4 of our tournaments will be out of town.
Tryout Notes:Looking for 2-4 players

Sterling Heights Nationals 12U (2020)

City/Area:Sterling Heights League:MABF
Contact:Coach Marc
248-506-1173
shnationals08@gmail.com
Team Info:Fourth year team looking for one experienced player to round out our roster. MABF season, Cooperstown trip, Summer 2020 plus 2-3 local tournaments.
Tryout Notes:Please contact Coach Marc to arrange a private tryout.

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