8U 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, 2021.

3n2 HITZ 8U (2021)

City/Area:Southeast Michigan League:MABF
Contact:Nick Hughes
(248)881-2106
N_hughes@yahoo.com
Team Info:We will be part of MABF and play in 6-8 local and USSSA tournaments. We are building our team for Cooperstown in 2025. Indoor practices start in January at our 20,000 SQ FT indoor facility with batting cages and field. HITZ is a competitive program and we will have extensive training (pitching, catching, fielding, hitting) this off-season
Tryout Notes:Private tryouts are available upon request.

Ann Arbor A's 8U (2021)

City/Area:Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:AnnArborAs@gmail.com
Team Info:The Ann Arbor A's are a community based program looking for players at all age levels. Multiple teams at every age group with a dedicated top team to play in elite level games and tournaments! The A's play in the Kensington Valley Baseball and Softball Association. Dedicated facilities, paid coaches, use of University of Michigan facilities. Included you will receive: 16-18 Game League Play, 2 Tournament Minimum, 1 practice per week Dec-March, and Opportunity for private instruction
Tryout Notes:The Ann Arbor A's are hosting tryouts for the 2021 Season next month! You can find the online registration links here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/mi--ann-arbor/free--sports-and-fitness--events/ann-arbor-a's/?page=1

Baseball Utility Travel 8U (2021)

City/Area:Macomb/Oakland County League:Tournament only
Contact:Brad Mumma
5868719338
bradmumma@gmail.com
Team Info:Developmental program focusing on fundamentals, the proper way to play the game with class, and community service. Winter training program featuring former professional players, college players, and college coaches. All inclusive training.
Tryout Notes:For a private tryout, contact the team.

Batbusters Baseball Club 8U (2021)

City/Area:Shelby Township League:MABF
Contact:Alex Sypniewski
5862603355
alexandersypniewski@gmail.com
Team Info:The Batbusters Baseball Club is a competitive baseball organization developing mental and physical skills of young athletes so that they may compete at a high level. Our organization's teams will participate in leagues and tournaments that allow our athletes to better themselves within the game of baseball
Tryout Notes:Looking to add 1-2 players to our team. Please contact Coach Alex at 586-260-3355 or alexandersypniewski@gmail.com to schedule a private tryout.

Bloomfield Sting 8U (2021)

City/Area:Metro-Detroit League:NOBF
Contact:Austin Bedell
248-930-5893
austinbedell@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Bloomfield Sting are looking to complete their 8U roster for 2021. We have a group of returning players from the 2020 8U/7U team looking to compete and continue the success of last season. We need highly competitive players who love playing baseball and are excited to grow and improve every day. The focus of the Sting program is to develop young players focusing on athleticism, technique and fundamentals year over year, giving them the skills they need to be successful at every aspect of the game. We will have a full winter training program including professional training starting in November and will be playing in the NOBF as well as 5-6 weekend tournaments.
Tryout Notes:Please contact for tryout details.

DBacks Elite 8U (2021)

City/Area:All over Michigan but facilities are in Dearborn Heights League:Tournament only
Contact:Mike Makki
(313) 658-7600
mike.makki@yahoo.com
Team Info:The DBacks Elite have accomplished some great things in recent years, such as winning TWO Pastime National Championships (15U in 2019 and 16U in 2020) and having players commit to schools such as Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Tulane, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Maryland, College of Charleston, etc. We have access to both indoor and outdoor fields. We have two indoor all-turf facilities in Dearborn Heights. Our Kinloch location has two outdoor lighted fields and our Field of Dreams outdoor location has six fields. Please e-mail, text, or call Mike Makki at (313) 658-7600 or mike.makki@yahoo.com for more information.

East Michigan Muskies 8U (2021)

City/Area:Macomb League:MABF
Contact:Brandon Hoef/ Mike Ahearn
(586) 531-9454/ (586) 942-0182
muskieshoef@yahoo.com
Team Info:New team looking for players. Any skill level welcomed.
Tryout Notes:Call or email for private tryout

Great Lakes Bombers 8U (2021)

City/Area:South Lyon , Novi , Northville , Walled Lake League:KVBSA
Contact:Mark Skrelja /Rich Robinson
Greatlakesbombersbaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Great Lakes Bombers organization will be fielding two teams in the 8u thru 14u age groups. National teams which will play in showcase , PBR and USSSA tournaments In Michigan , Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky . Bombers state teams will participate in the KVBSA and play 4-5 local tournaments and 1-2 out of town tournaments All bombers teams will have access to indoor training facility for practice and individual work outs With professional hitting and pitching coaches.
Tryout Notes:For tryout details or to set up a private tryout for Ages 8u-14u please send a email to Greatlakesbombersbaseball@gmail.comOr go to organization website www.Greatlakesbombers.com

Hawks GOLD - Piesko 8U (2021)

City/Area:State-wide League:KVBSA
Contact:Dave Piesko
810-533-0418
hawksgold@outlook.com
Team Info:The 2021 Hawks GOLD 8U team will be coached by both HG Founders (Coach Dave Piesko & Coach Barry Forcia).Both Coach Forcia & Coach Piesko have extensive knowledge & experience in developing young baseball players and having a lot of fun doing it. Our philosophy is to offer players the highest level of player development through super fun & engaging practices. The product of this philosophy typically results in success on the field of play during competition.The current HG Piesko and Forcia teams are ranked amongst the top teams both regionally and nationally at the highest level of baseball. We will focus on repeating this development process with the roots of the HG program (8U).Currently, we have 7 players. We are looking to complete an 11 player roster. This will be a solid team full of coachable and enthusiastic young players. We will play in 4-6 spring/summer "in- state" tournaments and we will participate in local area league. We honor the commitments of the multi-sport players and remain flexible on scheduling and player attendance. Thus, making your season a "stress-free", fun and the best possible travel baseball experience.The cost for all players on this 8U team is FREE of cost. That's right, there is NO COST if offered a position on the team. The cost is being covered by recent and past donations to the program. This is an investment into the foundation of the program.If you have a player that loves the game of baseball, is a coachable player and wants the best possible training and instruction. Contact Coach Dave Piesko at (810) 533-0418 or email us at hawksgold@outlook.com to schedule a private evaluation. Tryouts will be held privately and individually scheduled.
Tryout Notes:Individual evaluations only. Another method of scheduling an evaluation is to complete the online form using the link below and Coach Piesko will contact you ASAP.LINK: https://www.cognitoforms.com/HawksGold1/_2021SeasonRequestForPlayerEvaluation

HITZ 8U (2021)

City/Area:Chesterfield League:MABF, USSSA,
Contact:
Tryout Notes:https://www.hitzbaseball.net/page/show/3994819-team-tryouts

Jet Box 8U (2021)

City/Area:Macomb, St.Clair and Oakland League:MABF and Tournament
Contact:Matthew Kunes
586-291-5538
matthew.kunes@yahoo.com
Team Info:The 8u Jet Box is a competitive baseball organization committed to developing the mental and physical skills of young athletes, necessary to compete at an elite level. The organization is dedicated to instilling self-confidence and reinforcing the importance of a proper balance of athletics, academics, family life, and community service to create a well-rounded young adult. This team will be trained by Coach Matthew Essian in the off season. We will be going to 1 destination tournament this upcoming season along with 4 -6 tournaments along the MABF season. This team will play winter league at Oakland Yard Athletics. During the winter training season players will train inside the Jet Box's Private training facility minimal 2 days a week, with additional highly skilled paid training to include pitching, hitting, catching, and fielding. Please contact coach Matt at 586-291-5538 for try-out details and private try-outs.
Tryout Notes:Private Try-Outs Only. Please contact coach to attend tryout a private try-out . In addition please show up at least 20 minutes prior to tryout for registration. Please come dressed for baseball in appropriate attire. All positions will be considered.

Michigan Blue Jays 8U (2020)

City/Area:Ypsilanti, Canton, Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Belleville, New Boston and many many more League:Kvbsa, tournament only
Contact:Tom Dishman
7346463820
michiganbluejays07@gmail.com
Team Info:Some teams are tournament only and some do play league. Goals of the Blue Jays are to enhance their baseball knowledge to get them ready for high school and beyond.
Tryout Notes:We are currently looking for players for the 2020 season. We are looking for players, teams and coaches for the 2021 season.

Michigan Braves 8U (2021)

City/Area:Flint, Grand Blanc, Goodrich, Holly, Fenton, Lapeer, Clarkston, Rochester, Hartland, New Lothrop, Durand, Perry League:Tournament Only
Contact:Jim Kosmerick
989-545-1394
info@michiganareabraves.com
Team Info:We are a development tournament team that is dedicated to helping players build their process and grow their skillset. We are looking for players to add to our growing program. Fall ball, offseason training (indoor & online) and structured practices will be provided to all Braves players. We also have Pitching, Hitting, Fielding and Catching directors and coaches that are certified and have played at the college /minor league level. Join the #WeChop Nation.
Tryout Notes:Sign up for a private workout: https://michiganareabraves.com/tryout/

Oakland Reds 8U (2021)

City/Area:Farmington Hills League:KVBSA + tournaments
Contact:Mitch Sykes
734-788-2782
msykes@oaklandredsbaseball.com
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.
Tryout Notes:Tryout Registration Form. For private tryouts, contact Mitch Sykes.

PKP Waves 8U (2021)

City/Area:Macomb/Shelby Twp/Chesterfield League:MABF
Contact:Pat Kenny
586-246-6736
patrick@pkplusathletics.com
Team Info:PKP Waves 8u will play in the MABF and play in 4 tournaments. We have year round training from former collegiate and professional players. First class facility at Premier Sports Center/RBI Factory (23 & Hayes) Our exclusive home field is Austin Catholic High School.
Tryout Notes:We have a core group of 5-6 players, we are looking for talented players to fill out the rest of the roster. This group will learn the game of baseball from experienced coaches, as well as have fun. We have a great reputation at all levels, especially you

Rochester Recruits 8U (2021)

City/Area:Tri-County League:NOBF
Contact:Ryan Alexander
248-794-2107
ryanalexander17@hotmail.com
Team Info:Recruit's Baseball is a non-profit organization consisting of players who want to advance their baseball skills to compete at the highest level of play against other local and regional travel teams.Our coaches and parents are volunteers who have a sincere desire to help our kids not only develop their baseball skills, but their minds and bodies, sportsmanship and desire to do their best in any situation as young adults. Our teams play in highly competitive travel baseball leagues throughout Oakland County as well as in select local, regional and national tournaments.It is the organizations goal to prepare these young men for high school baseball and beyond.
Tryout Notes:Private Tryouts available for anyone, please contact Ryan Alexander 248-794-2107

SCS Mariners 8U (2021)

City/Area:Macomb County, Saint Clair Shores Area League:MABF
Contact:Dennis Shinkonis
586-343-6221
scs.mariners.baseball@gmail.com
Team Info:New team looking for players. Any skill level welcomed.
Tryout Notes:Call or email for private tryout

South Lyon Thunder 8U (2021)

City/Area:South Lyon League:KVBSA + Tournaments
Contact:South Lyon Thunder Trustee
sljltravel-boys@sljl.org
Team Info:South Lyon Thunder is a community based travel program dedicated to developing South Lyon area players for the next level of baseball competition. Each team participates in KVBSA as well as additional tournaments throughout the season. Teams will work at local facilities throughout the year as scheduled by each team's head coach. South Lyon Thunder works within the South Lyon community to not only improve each Thunder player, but also the entire baseball community within South Lyon.
Tryout Notes:Tryout dates and times are listed under the Thunder tab on SLJL.ORG. Please pre-register using the link provided on that page. Tryouts will take place at South Lyon High School softball fields.

Troy Bulldogs 8U (2021)

City/Area:Oakland/Macomb County League:NOBF
Contact:Jamie Mleczko
troybulldogs8utryouts@gmail.com
Tryout Notes:Did you miss tryouts? We still have 2 spots open. Please contact Coach Mleczko to set up a private tryout.