South Lyon Junior League

Travel – Boys

The travel baseball season runs from April 1 through mid July. Generally teams will practice/workout in the off season as well. Please direct any questions to Dean Whitcomb at

2018 travel application letter

South Lyon Junior League 2018 boys travel tryout dates

Additional BASEBALL Tryout Dates:


9U      SLHS Freshman Field @ 6PM             

11U    SLHS JV Field @ 6PM                 

2018 Travel Tryout Waiver of Liability (1)

2018 Travel Registration Form (1)

2018 Travel Coach Application- Background Check Form (2)

Boys Travel Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pre-register for the tryout?
No, there will be a waiver and registration form available at the field.

Do I need to attend both tryouts?
Attending both tryouts is strongly encouraged, however we understand busy schedules and vacations.  If you can’t make both please reach out to the age appropriate coach and let them know. Coaches for next season will be selected on July 16 and posted to the website, with email addresses the following day.

I’m not sure which age tryout my son should attend.
The age cutoff for boys travel baseball is May 1.  For example, if your son turns 11 on or before May 1 of 2016, he would want to tryout for the 11u team.

Are there multiple teams at each age group?
We do have 2 teams at some of the ages.  A decision to add another team at an age group is determined by many factors:  number of kids that attend the tryouts, a qualified coach being identified and field availability are the main determining factors.

How much does travel baseball cost?
The costs vary by team but average anywhere from $400-$800.  Most teams will do some fundraising to offset some of the costs.  This fee covers uniforms, umpires, tournament fees, off season training, team equipment etc.

What is the time commitment with travel baseball?
Most teams will conduct some off season training.  Some teams will start in the fall while others will plan on once a week indoor training after the holidays.  Our coaching staffs support and encourage your child to play other sports.  They are in no way penalized for missing offseason workouts if they are participating in another sport.   As the weather clears in March/April it is not uncommon to be doing team activities 2-3 days a week.  The season typically runs from April 1 thru July.  Weekend tournaments are quite common as well.

Please feel free to direct additional questions to

2017 Boys Travel Coaches

8U Thunder Jason Fox
9U Thunder Andy Slankster
9U Lightning Joe Jurkiewicz
10U Thunder Don Mifsud
10U Lightning Lance Shipman
11u Thunder Joe Pesci
11u Lightning Rob Brothers
12u Thunder Mark Galardi
12u Lightning Dean Phillips
13u Thunder Dean Whitcomb
13u Lightning Mike Wesner
14u Lightning Mike Petrovitch
15/16u Thunder Mark Cassel
15/16u Lightning Matt Shaeffer
18u Lightning Bobby Porter


Travel Trustee – Dean Whitcomb,