* If player cannot make this date or need earlier tryout, please call MSA (734 944 6721)
*** There is no pre-registration for the tryout.
*** We will have releases that will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
*** There will be a parent meeting during the tryout.
MSA tries to accommodate as many players and create as many teams as possible, but some players who tryout will not be placed on teams. Players who are picked will be notified. Each year the specific team policies and costs will be given at the tryout and first parent meeting.
Michigan Sports Academy began its 16U and 18U programs in 2007. Since that time former MSA players have gone on to play college baseball at the following colleges or universities:
Albion College, Aquinas College, Ball State University, Bowling Green University, Calvin College, Cedarville College, Claflin University, Cleary University, Concordia University, Davenport University, Defiance College, Eastern Michigan University, Eckerd College (FL), Emerson College (MA), Georgia Southern University, Glen Oaks Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Heidelberg University (OH), Henderson State (AK), Henry Ford College, Hillsdale College, Hope College, Jackson College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Madonna University, Michigan State University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Ohio University, Owens Community College, Saginaw Valley State, Santa Barbara Junior College, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor University, St Xavier University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Wayne State University, Western Illinois University, Wheaton College, Wooster College
In the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Major League Baseball Drafts former MSA players Eric Haase (Cleveland Indians), Victor Roache (Milwaukee Brewers) and Myles Smith (Boston Red Sox) were taken in the eighth, first, and fourth rounds respectively. In 2015 former MSA player Mark Weist was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 23rd round.
THE MICHIGAN SPORTS ACADEMY SUMMER TEAM PROGRAM:
All players that make the MSA teams become members of MSA and can use the facility unlimited throughout the year whenever the facility is open and space is available.
MSA schedules six fall positional defensive practices during September and October. Practices will be run by the MSA staff with all the teams working out together. All of these practices are voluntary, although it is highly recommended that players attend (for their own benefit).
Throughout the fall and winter, MSA offers various programs to our team players focusing on hitting, throwing, speed training, infield, outfield, and catching. Players have many different time options to train in their selected areas with MSA staff, which allows them to have time to play other sports and participate with their high school baseball teams' off-season workouts.
Players and parents are also given counseling on the process of picking a college and MSA coaches will help in contacting colleges if desired. Please contact Coach Harrison or Coach Evans regarding this process.
MSA is a big supporter of high school baseball programs, because of this we do not hold any workouts during the high school season. As college & high school coaches ourselves, we would not want our players practicing with another team during our season (or preseason).
Each team plays in five to six tournaments from mid-June through July, as well as having 2-3 practices per week with their summer team or with MSA staff in their positional group.
MSA HAS THE FOLLOWING GOALS FOR OUR SUMMER TEAM PLAYERS:
1. Learn to play the game with enthusiasm
2. Prepare them to play for their high school or college teams
3. Learn how to play for the team
4. Play the game unafraid to make mistakes
5. Learn how to present themselves in their dress, actions, and hustle on the field