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 is for our 2017 baseball season. Our 2017 season would be layed out in a similar fashion

Date Time Event Type Location Payment Due
Fall 2016 Try-outs Player Fee - Upon Player Acceptance Try-outs 1st Payment Due: $200.00
January 4, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren) 2nd Payment Due: $200.00
January 11, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
January 18, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
January 25, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 4, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 11, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 18, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
February 25, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 2 2017 (Thurs) 6:00-7:30 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility 3rd Payment Due: $200.00
March 4, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 9 2017 (Thurs) 6:00-7:30 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 11, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 16 2017 (Thurs) 6:00-7:30 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 18, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice (Strategy) Athletic Training Complex (Warren)
March 23 2017 (Thurs) 6:00-7:30 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
March 25, 2017 (Sat) TBD The Cage - 11u Indoor Tournament Ypsilanti, Mi.
March 30 2017 (Thurs) 6:00-7:30 Indoor Practice (Hitting) Shelby Facility
April 1, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice Athletic Training Complex
April 4, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
April 8, 2017 (Sat) 5:30-7:00 Indoor Practice Athletic Training Complex
April 11, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
April 18, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
April 19, 2017 (Wed) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #2
April 22, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Practice/Scrimmage Total Sports Complex
April 25, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Game - Fury verse Broncos Joy Park Field #3
April 26, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #1
April 29, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Practice/Scrimmage Total Sports Complex
April 30, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 PM Game - Double Header Fury verse Brewers FEST
May 2, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
May 3, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #3
May 5,6,7, 2017 (Fri,Sat,Sun) TBD Wolves 11u Tournament Farmington, Mi.
May 9, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
May 10, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Brewers Mount Clemens Memorial #1
May 13, 2017 (Sat) 2:00 Game - Double Header Fury verse Jaxx ANTG
May 16, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
May 17, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Pelicans Mount Clemens Memorial #2
May 20, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Game - Double Header Fury verse Hitz Orange Total Sports Complex
May 23, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Game - Fury verse Pelicans WHSP
May 24, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #2
May 27, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Practice/Scrimmage Total Sports Complex
May 30, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
June 1, 2017 (Thur) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Hitz Grey Mount Clemens Memorial #2
June 3, 2017 (Sat) 2:00 Game - Double Header Fury verse Ducks FLCK
June 6, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
June 7, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Cubs Mount Clemens Memorial #2
June 9,10,11 2017 (F,Sat,Sun) 8:15 11u USSSA Baseball Tournament Shelby, Mi.
June 13, 2017 (Tues) 8:30 Game - Fury verse Mariners Kyte Monroe Diamond C
June 14, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #3
June 15, 2017 (Thur) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Broncos MCNR
June 19, 2017 (Mon) 6:00 Game - Fury verse Hitz Orange MCNR
June 20, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
June 21, 2017 (Wed) 8:15 Game - Fury verse Pelicans Mount Clemens Memorial #3
June 24, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Game - Double Header Fury verse Mariners Total Sports Complex
June 27, 2017 (Tues) 6:00 Practice/Scrimmage Joy Park Field #3
June 28, 2017 (Wed) 6:00 Game - Fury verse Hitz Grey Mount Clemens Memorial #3
July 7,8,9 2017 (F,Sat,Sun) TBD Sports Force Park 11u Tournament Sandusky, Oh.
July 12, 2017 (Wed) 6:30 Game - Fury verse Cubs Port Huron Northern High School
July 13, 2017 (Thur) 8:15 Practice/Scrimmage Mount Clemens Memorial #2
July 15, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 AM Practice/Scrimmage Total Sports Complex
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 - 3/25/2017 TBD The Cage 11u Ypsilanti, Mi. Due Upon Team Payment by Manager
Spring Tournament - 5/7 TBD Wolves Tournament Farmington, Mi. Due Upon Team Payment by Manager
Summer Tournament 6/9-6/11 TBD USSSA Tournament Shelby Township, Mi. Due Upon Team Payment by Manager
Summer Tournament 7/7-7/9 TBD Sports Force Park Tournament Sandusky, Oh. Due Upon Team Payment by Manager

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 baseball in the MSBL/MABL which is men's 18 and older hardball league for 8-9 Years as adult.
  • Made Macomb College Baseball Team as a walk on after High School
  • Played Baseball at Warren Woods Tower High School for 4 years. Varsity starter for 3 years,
  • Played in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation up until 18 years of age
  • 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.

Assistant Team Coach: Jason Moore


As Manager/Coach

  • Clinton Twp. Fury Coach 2nd Year in 2017
  • Baseball Manager/Coach 5 Years

As Instructor

  • We believe it's important to have a strong team bond.
  • We organize team building activities to strengthen our players relationships with each other.
  • We constantly research new drills to challenge the players throughout the season.
  • We teach our players that good sportsmanship is an important aspect of the game.
  • We give players feedback on how to approach a situation in the future based on what happened at the most recent game.
  • We stress the importance of having multiple strategies defensively and offensively.