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2018 Team Information

Michigan College Connect – 18u
Team Information

Michigan College Connect is a college preparatory baseball program and we will help you with all college preparations from on the field expectations to off the field communication with coaches.  We want you to be part of our quest to win tournaments, compete for a Connie Mack Regional Championship, and to demonstrate to your future college coaches your readiness to join them down the road.  We are looking for players who have the desire to compete at the highest level and want to play summer baseball through July with goals of always wanting to learn and get better.  Our coaches are three former division 1 baseball players from Michigan State University.

Tournament Schedule 2018




6/8– 6/10

Academy Training Weekend

Adrian College, Adrian, MI

6/15 – 6/17

MCP Invitational

Adrian, MI

6/21 – 6/24

Black Swamp Tournament

Bowling Green, OH

6/28 – 7/1

Maroons-Slugger Invite

Ft. Wayne, IN

7/5 – 7/8

Ultimate Strike Zone

Mt. Pleasant, MI

7/12 – 7/15

NABF Regionals

Saginaw, MI 

7/19 – 7/22

NABF World Series

Struthers, Ohio




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 $1,000.


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.
Michigan College Connect players receive:
  • Academy Weekend
  • Unlimited training center use
  • Nutrition and off season workout plans
  • Instruction, position play, hitting, pitching and how to be a better team mate.
  • Quality tournaments, with some meals and lodging (meals and lodging depends on location and game times)
  • Promotion and college coach contacts
  • Weekly practices at different college fields for exposure 
  • Team helmet, two sets of jerseys, hat, and New Balance turf shoes.


Mark Sackett

Michigan College Connect


Jay Bobel

Michigan Colllege Connect


John Judge

Michigan College Connect


Winter Training

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