2019 recommended ages by birthday:

  • 8U - May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011
  • 9U - May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010
  • 10U - May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009
  • 11U - May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008
  • 12U - May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007
  • 13U - May 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006
  • 14U - May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2005

Novi Heat Travel Baseball was founded in 1995 and is not affiliated with the Novi Nitro organization or the Baseball Lab of Novi.


8U - brian.spence@noviheat.com

9U Black -  phil.snow@noviheat.com

9U Red - mark.endreszl@noviheat.com

10U Gold -  ben.abler@noviheat.com

10U Black - abe.kandah@noviheat.com

10U Red - Dennis Manning
11U Gold - scott.barrett@noviheat.com

11U Black - brian.slocum@noviheat.com

12U Gold - mike.aurilia@noviheat.com

12U Black - jason.brown@noviheat.com

12U Red - kirk.rydzik@noviheat.com

13U Gold - matt.walker@noviheat.com

13U Black - jeff.ponos@noviheat.com

14U 8th Grade - joe.dulzo@noviheat.com

14U Late (9th Grade) - alan.rabinowitz@noviheat.com 


The Novi Heat is an established, premier youth travel baseball program with the mission to build fundamental skills, emphasize teamwork, and develop strong character that will allow youth baseball players to grow as young men in a competitive baseball environment.

Over our 22 year history, Novi Heat teams have competed at all levels from AA to Major and in KVBSA from Community to Open level.  2017 was one of our most successful seasons ever with teams placing in tournaments over 35 times, and posting over 115 wins in the KVBSA with 9 of 11 teams placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their division.  2018 is on track to have a similar level of success. We are not all about winning though as our focus is about developing players to maximize their potential individually and as a team. We have a state of the art indoor practice facility and a lower cost structure than all travel teams in the area.  More information can be found by clicking here.

The Novi Heat conducts a thorough tryout for all players.  Players for all teams are selected by the head coach.  Players may be selected to "play up" a year if highly skilled or roster spots available, but may not "play down" to a lower age for any reason. We encourage multi-sport athletes and welcome them to tryout as the majority of our players compete in multiple sports.  Our travel teams are open to all communities in the area and we have non-resident spots available in accordance with our bylaws.  For 9U to 14U, we will create multiple teams if the NYBL/Novi Heat bylaws are met at the time of tryout. 

15U/16U Novi Mudcats teams may be formed for players attending Novi High School in the fall. This organization is separate from the Novi Heat and you may contact Rick Green (Novi HS Varsity Coach) at rrgreen@servicesports.net for details.


10U Red Tryout: Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 pm (ITC Field 7) 
14U Late (9th Grade) Tryout: Tuesday, July 31 at 
6pm (ITC Field 6)


Novi Heat tryouts information

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