2021 Cardinals Travel Tryouts

Published by Wendy Mullen
Oct 17, 2018

The below tryout dates are tentative. Please check back after July 9, 2020, to confirm dates/times.

2021 Canton Cardinals Tryouts

GCYBSA will be fielding travel teams for our Cardinals Red - Elite teams and Cardinals Blue - Competitive teams. The Cardinals Red-Elite teams will be playing weekend tournaments from mid-April - end of July 2021 with 2 practices during the week. Coaches may host a scrimmage game during the practice night. The cost will vary by the team from $900 - approx. $2,000 depending on team and tournaments. The younger teams typically have a lower cost. The 12U team may select to attend Cooperstown for a week-long tournament and the 13 & 14U team may elect to attend Cal Ripken for a week-long tournament. Our Cardinals Blue teams will play league play games in Western Suburban League against cities such as Livonia, North Farmington, Northville, Garden City, and other nearby cities. These teams will play in 2-5 tournaments dependent on their age group.

Our 2021 Cardinals teams will be hosting tryouts on the dates listed below dates.  Heritage Park is in Canton on Heritage Drive.  Heritage Drive is the light between Cherry Hill and Plamer where the Fire Station is.  Please attend a half-hour earlier to sign in with the coach.  This year the coaches will be conducting their own tryouts.  

8U - Red Team only - Coach Tom DeMetsenare - is Monday, August 3, 2020, and Wednesday, August 5, 2020, @ Heritage Park #3 in Canton. The tryout is at 6 pm. Please arrive at 5:30 to sign in.  There will be an additional tryout on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 pm at Plymouth Township Park #1.  Please arrive at 5:30 to sign in.

9U - There is no 9U team this coming year.

10U - Red Team only - Scott Hughesdon - @ 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Heritage Park #3

11U - Red Team - Coach Mark Rutherford -  will not be holding a tryout this year.  All players will be returning. 

11U - Red Team - Coach Eric Stalter -  holding a tryout on Wednesday, August 19 at Heritage Park #4 at 7 pm.  

12U - Red Team - Mike Moran @ 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Heritage Park #2
12U - Red Team - Neil Dixon @ 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Heritage Park #2

The 13U Tryout is canceled at this time.  We will only have one team and that team is now full.

14U - Red Team Only - Coach Jackson Richardson - @ 6:30 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Heritage Park #1


Alternate - All Players should attempt to tryout on the above original date. The below date is for callbacks - or any player that was unable to attend the original tryout.   If the player attended the original tryout date, then they should not attend the alternate date below.

Saturday, August 22, 2020, will be the callback date.  

9U, 11U and 13U will not be having call backs at this time.

10U        Griffin Park 1                 11:30 am – 1:30 pm           Register at 11:00 am

12U        Griffin Park 2                 11:30 – 1:30 pm                 Register at 11:00 am

14U        Griffin Park  3                 11:30 – 1:30 pm                 Register at 11:00 am

9U will have an additional tryout on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 at Plymouth Township Park #1 in Plymouth.

Heritage Park is located in Canton on Heritage Drive off of Canton Center (near fire station) Heritage Drive is the light between Cherry Hill and Palmer.

Griffin Park is located on Sheldon Rd just north of Cherry Hill Road  

Plymouth Township Park is located in Ann Arbor Trail, east  of Beck Road 

Players should try out for the age division based on their age as of April 30, 2021.   Players would have to rank in the top 3 spots in order to be allowed to play up an age. A payment of $250 is expected within 48 hours of commitment to the team. Cardinals May take non-residents to fill in gaps. 

All players trying out should pre-register to avoid a long line at tryout by fill either copying and pasting the below link into your internet browser or by clicking the tryout link below, or click on Tryouts under our sponsor box on the home page.




If you have any additional questions, please contact either Wendy Mullen at Wendy.Mullen@canton-mi.org.