JOIN US FOR OUR 2017 SEASON! 11u Boys Travel Baseball Team
We will be an established Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation team in 2017. Join us for our 2nd season in travel baseball.

Why Clinton Twp. Fury 11u Travel Team?


Winter 2015

Indoor Training


In early 2015, we formed the "Clinton Twp. Fury" tournament team to train in the winter months. Our primary coaching goals were to find kids/parents who wanted to train before the regular recreation season. We trained the kids in federation style baseball during the winter months. We taught the kids new strategies such as;

  • Pitchers picking off base runners
  • Base runners understanding pitchers ability to pick them off
  • Pitching from the stretch verse wind-up
  • Balks
  • The infielders role in covering the base when a pitcher attempts the pick-off
  • And more..

Winter 2015

Travel Tournament


In between winter training sessions we decided to have the kids play in a federation-style tournament. We took the team to the "Slug-IT-Out of the YARD tournament". The kids were able to quickly apply what they learned against existing federation teams. From a coaching perspective this was a major inflection point into our thinking. We understood that the kids are very capable of learning a higher level of baseball at this age.

Spring 2015

Regular Season Play


After the winter training session ended we returned back to our local recreation league and played the style of baseball where the kids could NOT use these advanced concepts. We could not reinforce what was taught due to recreation rules. As coaches we were able to teach the kids more strategy in the early winter months that could not be used in regular recreation season play. Again, as coaches this was a major inflection point into our thought process. We want our kids to retain advanced baseball skills. We managed the tournament team for our local recreation league at the end of our regular season. It was obvious federation teams were playing in the recreation tournaments. These teams stay together year round through federation baseball and as a result the kids learn to play as a solid team. This was a clear advantage for the federation teams. Again, another inflection point as a coach.

2016 Year

MABF Travel Baseball


In 2016, we played travel baseball throughout Macomb County. We practiced indoors between December and March. Played an indoor spring tournament. Played 2 USSSA tournaments along with 24 games in the Macomb Ametuer Baseball Federation. The players learned High School rules and strategy at the age of 10u, We are looking to build upon our team effors in the 2017 season. Please Join our 11u Travel Team for the 2017 season!

Location


Majority of our rostered players are from Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Mount Clemens and the surrounding area.


Outdoor practices will be conducted in the Clinton Township area.

Age Requirements


In 2017, the 11u player's birth dates must be between May 1st, 2005 through April 30th, 2006.

This date range will allow us to play in both MABF regular season and USSSA baseball tournaments.

2017 Practice / Tournament / Costs


The follow schedule was our 2016 baseball season. Our 2017 season would be layed out in a similar fashion

Date Time Event Type Location Payment Due
Fall 2015 Try-outs Player Fee - Upon Player Acceptance Try-outs 1st Payment Due: $200.00
December 19th 2015 5:00-6:30 Team Building Session over Winter Break Athletic Training Complex (Warren) 2nd Payment Due: $200.00
January 9th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
January 16th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
January 23rd 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
January 30th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 6th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 13th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 20th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 27th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 3rd 2016 6:00-7:00 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 5th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren) 3rd Payment Due: $200.00
March 10th 2016 6:00-7:00 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 12th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 17th 2016 6:00-7:00 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 19th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 24th 2016 6:00-7:00 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 26th 2016 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 31st 2016 6:00-7:00 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
April 1, 2016 TBD Oakland Yard - Indoor Tournament Waterford
April 2, 2016 TBD Oakland Yard - Indoor Tournament Waterford
April 3, 2016 TBD Oakland Yard - Indoor Tournament Waterford
April 10, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
April 17, 2016 1:00 (Double Header) MABF (Fury verse Niners) CTCC - Clinton Township Civic Center
April 23, 2016 12:00 MABF (Fury verse Hitz) FRDT
April 24, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
April 27, 2016 6:00 Scrimmage / Training MCML
April 29, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Broncos) SPED
May 1, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
May 4, 2016 6:00 Scrimmage / Training MCML
May 6, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - AA Spring Kick-Off Canton, Michigan
May 7, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - AA Spring Kick-Off Canton, Michigan
May 8, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - AA Spring Kick-Off Canton, Michigan
May 11, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Mariners) MCML
May 14, 2016 11:00 (Double Header) MABF (Fury verse Giants) CALC
May 15, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
May 18, 2016 6:00 Scrimmage / Training MCML
May 21, 2016 10:00 (Double Header) MABF (Fury verse Broncos) MCML
May 22, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
May 23, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Bat Busters) MCNR
May 25, 2016 6:00 Scrimmage / Training MCML
June 1, 2016 6:00 Scrimmage / Training MCML
June 5, 2016 1:00 MABF (Fury verse Jet Box) CTCC
June 8, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Kings) MCML
June 11, 2016 10:00 (Double Header) MABF (Fury verse Mariners) KYTE
June 12, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
June 15, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Giants) MCML
June 17, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Hitz) FRDT
June 19, 2016 1:00 Scrimmage / Training Clinton Township Civic Center
June 20, 2016 8:15 MABF (Fury verse Kings) MCNR
June 22, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Hitz) MCML
June 25, 2016 1:30 MABF (Fury verse Kings) MCNR
June 26, 2016 10:00 Scrimmage / Training Memorial Field Mount Clemens
June 28, 2016 TBD TBD -Play Baseball Detroit Day @ Comerica Park Comerica Park
June 29, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Bat Busters) MCML
July 6, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Bat Busters) MCML
July 8, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - Macomb County Challenge Mount Clemens
July 9, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - Macomb County Challenge Mount Clemens
July 10, 2016 TBD USSSA Tournament - Macomb County Challenge Mount Clemens
July 13, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Niners) MCML
July 14, 2016 6:00 MABF (Fury verse Jet Box) LTHN
July 16, 2016 4:00 MABF (Fury verse Jet Box) LTHN
Indoor Practice/Regular Season Play/Jersey and Hat Total: $600.00

Additional Costs (We will play 4 Tournaments in 2017)

Tournaments will be paid separately and are NOT included in the regular season payment. Parents will be responsible for their own family's lodging costs in case we choose a non-local tournament.

In 2017, We will be playing in the Oakland Yard tournament for the 3rd year in a row. The kid's enjoyed playing games when it was snowing outside previous years. We will continue that tradition in 2017.

Date Time Event Type Location Payment Due
Winter Tournament Slug-IT-Out of the Yard 11u Oakland Yard Winter Tournament Payment $45.00
TBD/Spring/Summer/Fall TBD USSSA (or equivalent) Tournament #2 TBD: Will be an outdoor tournament Payment $55.00
TBD/Spring/Summer/Fall TBD USSSA (or equivalent) Tournament #3 TBD: Will be an outdoor tournament Payment $55.00
TBD/Spring/Summer/Fall TBD USSSA (or equivalent) Tournament #4 TBD: Will be an outdoor tournament Payment $55.00

Try-Outs




For a private try-out please contact

clintonfury@yahoo.com


Team Manager/Coach: John Reed


As Manager/Coach

  • 2nd Year Clinton Twp. Fury Baseball Manager/Coach in 2017
  • Little League Manager/Coach 6 Years
  • Little League Board Of Directors for 2 Years

As a Former Player

  • Played "Real Baseball" in the MSBL/MABL which is men's 18 and older hardball league for 8-9 Years as adult after College
  • Made Macomb College Baseball Team as a walk on after High School
  • Played Baseball at Warren Woods Tower High School for 4 years
  • Played in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation
  • Played in the NABF

As Instructor

  • We instruct based on baseball experience
  • As seasoned coaches we understand playing and instructing are two different things.
  • We understand mechanics are important for players to learn. This is the foundation the kids build on.
  • We understand mechanics make players actions repeatable
  • We prefer two major West Coast Pitching and Hitting Systems.
  • Bottom line is, it's better to learn at least one baseball system than no system.

Contact Information

E-mail: clintonfury@yahoo.com
Direct Line: 586.438.0206


Assistant Team Coach: Greg Ches


As Manager/Coach

  • Clinton Twp. Fury Coach 2nd Year in 2017
  • Baseball Manager/Coach 10 Years
  • Football Coach 2 Years

As Instructor

  • During practice and game play we seek to teach the rules, strategy, and finer points of the game.
  • We share out insights and experience to improve our player's baseball knowledge and give them a winning edge.