Michiana Cruisers Gold: Try Out Info

2012/13 Try Out Information and Registration



Tryouts please call 574-329-0308 or email gillisrealty@sbcglobal.net 

 

PLEASE ALSO REGISTER FOR THE TRYOUT.

 

MICHIANA CRUISERS GOLD TRYOUTS

WHERE: VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, 1576-1798 NORTHSIDE BLVD., SOUTH BEND, IN 46615. ( Located just 1 block west of the Indiana University South Bend. St. Joseph River is across the street. Near Notre Dame Campus.)

WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 AT 1:00PM AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 5:00PM

 ALSO

WHERE: ADRIAN COLLEGE, 110 S. MADISON STREET, ADRIAN, MICHIGAN 49221 AT THE SOFTBALL FIELD(IF IT RAINS WE WILL MOVE TO THE INDOOR FACILITY)

WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 1:00PM  

 

Team based in South Bend, IN, near MI border, with mostly IN & MI players, but also has hard-working players from other states.  We have had players from as far East as Pennsylvainia and as far south as Texas. Cruisers will be managed again by Pete Gillis, and coached by  Richard Burton, Russ Johnson, Angela Gillis(former Saint Mary's College Player, Maria Gillis(former Indiana University Player) Team formed in 2006 by Pete Gillis(current Manager) and Meagan Ruthrauff (co-founder, former Notre Dame Player and retired coach).  Team has attended many exposure tournaments.   HOMER HAWKS (Chicago), RISING STARS (FL), ORLAND PARK SPARKS SUMMER SHOWCASE(Chicago), and OC BATBUSTERS SURF CITY (CA), BOULDER INDEPENDENCE DAY (Colorado),  PENNSBURY ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, SURF CITY, Huntington Beach, Ca., TEAM NEW JERSEY FALL CLASSIC, Edison, NJ, TNT SUMMER SHOWCASE, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, ORLAND PARK SPARKS FALL PUMPKIN FEST, Elgin, Illinois,(Chicago) and  Gold Sector and Regional Qualifiers.  We have also attended Ball State University Showcase(Team camp), Centra Michigan Showcase(Team Camp) and Indiana University Showcase(Team Camp).  This year all outgoing seniors received commitments.  Looking mainly for 2017 through 2014 players in a variety of positions for this year, but will consider others ages as well.  To register for try-outs, please email in advance to GillisLawOffice@aol.com or Gillisrealty@sbcglobal.net.  Please also review and complete the registration form below.
Private Tryouts can also be arranged if necessary. 
For Information about South Bend, visit http://ci.south-bend.in.us/  
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All those trying out are expected to be prompt. Arrive before 1:00pm. Sign in at the Registration Table. If you have already completed the Registration Form, bring it along, unless you already e-mailed or faxed it to us, and it is our preference that we have received it in advance. There will be blank Registration Forms available if you have not yet completed the form. Please also bring your medical consent signed by your parent(s) if they are not attending with you, this is available below under "handouts".

There are a few who have notified us of being unable to attend, either due to other prior commitments, or due to distance in traveling, and we have stated we will try to accomodate this as long as we know this. Those who have called with this difficulty have been told that they may have private tryouts, or may be expected to stay longer or come early to incorporate additional drills and evaluations.

We will start with introductions of the staff and expectations of our players and this team. You will then warm-up, and rotate with your assigned group through the manager and coaches, and any others assisting with drills, for evaluation.   Drills will focus on both defense and hitting.

In the event of rain, unless it is lightening, we will still be having try-outs outdoors, but reserve the right to extend the ending time if we need to adjust the schedule due to rain.

Bring your own mit, catcher's gear if you use your own, your own helmet if you use your own, and your own bat(s) if you prefer your own. Bring your own refreshments. There will not be an open concession stand.

Tryouts DEFENSE/FIELDING/HITTING
Get equipment situated in the dugout, cleats, on and ready to go to tryout.
Sign in with Cindy @ the table.
1:00 - Introduction speech by Manager. Outline our expectations & what you can expect from us, and go through outline of try-out drills.
Tryouts will also include working with Pitchers and Catchers, also rotating into the hitting.
There will also be some hitting and pitching, working on game situations, and speed drills.

Player Registration and Information Form
Complete the attached form, copy and paste and e-mail back, fax back, mail back, or bring to Try-Outs. There will be extra blank copies available at Try-Outs if you are not able to complete this information beforehand.

Additional Tryout Locations for later dates: 

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK IN SOUTH BEND, IN. ADDRESS: 1576-1798 Northside Blvd, South Bend, IN 46615, LOCATED JUST 1 BLOCK WEST OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND. ST. JOSEPH RIVER IS ACROSS THE STREET.

  ADRIAN COLLEGE, 110 S. MADISON STREET, ADRIAN, MICHIGAN 49221 AT THE SOFTBALL FIELD

Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, IN 46556 Saint Mary's College Maps: http://www3.saintmarys.edu/directions Interstate 80/90 passes near the Saint Mary's campus making South Bend easily accessible from the East or West. Take the Notre Dame/South Bend exit (exit 77) Saint Mary's College is located 2 miles north of downtown South Bend, IN  

 

For directions to Twin Branch, click on these links further below. Be there before 1 to stretch and complete any necessary paperwork. If you are coming in on the Indiana Toll Road (80-90), take exit 83, go south (left) on this road which is a newer road called Capital, then at Lincolnway (just after you cross over river) turn left/east. Then stay on this until Vistula but at this point also look at the links below to assist you for mapping it. If you are coming from the south, you take 31/33 north almost to South Bend, then take the 31/33 bypass east toward Elkhart, but follow the links below for exact directions, you will exit at Capital Avenue, but not sure if it is called Capital Avenue on the exit sign. Let us know if the links below do not give you the exact directions. Here is the link to Twin Branch park: Click here: City of Mishawaka, Indiana - Twin Branch Park or click here: http://www.mishawakacity.com/TwinBranchPark.asp  


Handout: Try Out Registration