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Michigan College Connect - 16u

Team Information
Michigan College Connect 16u

The Michigan College Connect team is designed to develop players for our 18u Michigan College Connect team and prepare players for play at the collegiate level. Our team will participate in our Academy program, our college workout days, and tournaments which include the following projected schedule for 2018.

Projected Tournament Schedule 2018




6/8 – 6/10

Academy Training Weekend

Adrian College, Adrian, MI

6/15 – 6/17

MCP Invitational – 18u

Adrian, MI

6/21 – 6/24

Black Swamp Tournament – 16u

Bowling Green, OH 

6/28 – 7/1

Ultimate Strike Zone – 16u

Mt. Pleasant, MI

7/5 – 7/8



7/11 – 7/15

AABC Mickey Mantle Regionals

Coldwater, MI

7/20 – 7/22

Monarch Mash

Macomb, MI

7/24 – 7/29

AABC Mickey Mantle World Series

Waterbury, CT


Off Season Training Expectations
We are big believers in multi sport players.  We want athletes and can develop their baseball skills.  However, we want dedicated baseball players whose primary goal is to play baseball at the next level.  We expect athletes who play football, basketball, or other activities to commit to “getting their work in” most of the year.  This work is in the form of some training whether baseball skill wise or athletic improvement.  We will begin off season TEAM training Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Michigan Red Sox Training Center.  We expect all team members at these practices for us to monitor your development and set goals and expectations for the season.

Academy Program

This program is our annual pre season preparation program at Adrian College where we work together as a unit to prepare for the upcoming season.  Each year we kick off our season by coming together as a program for high school aged players.  Players will meet at Adrian College on Friday evening.  We will have an orientation, get settled, and then go out under the lights for a two hour pro style showcase workout at Adrian College.  We will be on the field all day on Saturday and Sunday going through various drills and skills as a program and to further develop our players.  The program will be complete at 3pm on Sunday.  This will include all meals and lodging.  


College Workout Days

Every Tuesday we get together for a full day workout.  These are our workout days or practice days.  Players and coaches will arrive at a college facility at 10am and go through a three hour workout with our Sox 18u and College Connect 18u teams.  We will break for lunch and then regroup for a series of 5 inning games.  These days usually last from 10am – 6pm.  The attendance at these workouts and games are expected by every player for the full event.  Your free days will be Mondays and Wednesdays every week.  

Player Fees
The player fees for 2018 will be $1,500.
Expectations and Standards
  • We are a college preparatory summer baseball program.  The player will do the majority, if not all, communication with the coach regarding instruction, playing time, or attendance issues.  
  • Showcases are secondary requirements to team activities.  Plan your showcases as you may but you are not excused from a practice or game for preparation to a showcase.
  • No chewing tobacco at any College Connect baseball practices, games, or get-togethers.

Winter Training

We will begin our off season workouts on Sunday, January 14th