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Michigan Youth Travel Baseball Tryouts will be held in Livonia, MI.

All Surrounding Cities Welcome...

Are you looking for a place to play 14U Spring/Summer of 2023?

Please sign up now!

https://form.jotform.com/211654888856170

Hornets will be holding tryouts at the following locations:

1.  Tuesday, July 26 6PM at Bicentennial Dia. #5

2. Thursday, July 28 6PM at Bicentennial Dia. #5

 

Bicentennial is located at:

36000 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Diamond 5 is located in the back past the main fields.

 

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We will be holding private tryouts after the dates listed above.  Please contact us at HornetsBaseballStaff@gmail.com for private tryouts.

Plans for 14U 2023 (We may play 1 or 2 tournaments in August of 2022 if possible):

We will have one 14U Competitive Tournament Team.  We will not carry any other age groups at this time.

 As a 3rd year team, we have been successful in disrupting some of the branded organization names.  We are competing well with some of the well-known names in today's travel baseball at the tournament level.  At this time, we have made (3) semi-finals in USSSA AA, (1) final in USSSA AA, and another final in American Legion.  We are a competitive, good hitting team.  With the right additions, we should be fairly close to where we need to be as a team.  We are looking for serious, committed players that want to play about 10 tournaments and a variety of scrimmages.

We need more pitching and some extra pop at the plate.  All positions welcome to tryout.  The core of our team will be going into 8th grade.  We are looking for a handful of 8th grade pickups so we can start playing ball in April.

We will be looking to build a tournament only team for the 2023 season.   Our tournament team goals will be to play USSSA at whatever level fits our team as well as other organizations.  We are seeking to build the most competitive tournament team we possibly can.

​Practices will be optional for those that play on other league teams, but held during the week allowing us to work on improving areas we need to for tournament play.   However, practices will be extremely beneficial.  We will scrimmage other teams during the week rather than play league ball.

Total cost per player will be around 1200.  Our sponsor,  ProDryers.com provides about 5-6K in uniform expenses.

 

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​The Hornets Baseball Federation is welcoming players from all over Southeastern Michigan.  The following cities are just some of the cities we welcome to tryouts:

​Allen Park * Ann Arbor * Beverly Hills * Bingham Farms * Birmingham * Bloomfield Hills * Bloomfield Township * Canton * Clinton Township * Dearborn * Dearborn Heights * Detroit * Farmington * Farmington Hills * Ferndale * Garden City * Highland * Highland Park * Inkster * Livonia * Macomb * Madison Heights * Milford * Monroe * Mount Clemens * Northville * Novi * Orchard Lake * Pinckney * Plymouth * Redford * Riverview * Rochester * Rochester Hills * Romulus * Royal Oak * Salem * Saline * South Lyon * Southfield * Southgate * Taylor * Trenton * Troy * Walled Lake * Warren * Wayne * West Bloomfield * Westland * White Lake * Whitmore Lake * Wixom * Woodhaven * Wyandotte * Ypsilanti

Tips for Tryouts & What to Expect:

Don't be late!  If you are serious, let us know.  We plan on having a variety of players from just looking to seriously wanting to play for the Hornets.  We want the serious, committed ones! 

Listen at all times.  We are looking for coach-able kids.  The ones that can take what we teach and execute.  We want hard workers, willing to go the extra mile.  We want kids that love to play baseball.

What to Expect:

We will put players in a variety of situations where we can look hard at mechanics and fundamentals.  Pitchers may throw on the side to catchers, in some cases they may throw to live hitters. We will split out into groups working on ground balls and fly balls.  We may scrimmage depending on turnout.

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​Each hitter will get the same amount of pitches.  Don't be discouraged if you swing and miss, even at all of them.  We are looking at hitting stances, weight, triggers (load), front foot, back foot, head on the ball, bat speed, hips, etc.  Swing at anything you can potentially hit.  We can spot good (aggressive) swings.

 

Above all, just come and have fun.  We don't expect the kids to know all the correct mechanics.  There are a lot of little things we will each notice.  We will spot potential.