Springfield Mavs 11U AAA Update

November 30, 2015

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Musial Awards

December 5

Peabody Opera House

1400 Market Street

St. Louis, MO 63103


Tickets: Lance and Denise will arrange to get the tickets to the families. Thank you in advance for meeting them to get the tickets.

Parking and Information: There will be fliers with your tickets with parking information and other relevant information to the event as well as a few restaurant discounts.

Doors Open: 6:45

Show Begins: 7:30

Attire: This an awards event. It is more dressy then casual. I was told khaki pants and nice shirt is an appropriate attire for the boys.

Hotel: Hotel arrangements are at families discretion. No team hotel for this event.

Mavs Online Team Store is Now Open

Order by 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 6 to get your order by Christmas!

Club Wide - Mavs Baseball will Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Thank you to all that have signed up to help this family in need. If you have not signed up, please do so at this time.

It looks like we are short on the wrapping paper needed from our team. Please double check the list that Mitzi sent out and see what is still needed for our family.

The items are due to Mitzi Lewis by Monday, December 7. The items should NOT be wrapped. They should however be marked/tagged with the name of the child. Big Brothers Big Sisters will wrap the items for the family.

Uniform Fitting Day

Saturday, January 9

Play it Again Sports

Time: TBD, but likely to start at 9 am.

Uniform Numbers - Jersey numbers have been submitted to Play it Again Sports. Thank you.

2016 Uniform Package and Items

We are much closer to having the uniform package determined and prices firmed up. We will have a team shoe (Mizuno) opportunity this year.

Parent Meeting and Schedule Released


Sunday, January 10

Location: Northside Christian Church

4902 State Hwy H, Springfield, MO 65803

Time: 6:30 pm

January 14 - Newk's Fundraiser

Thursday, January 14

5-9 pm

We will receive 10-15% of the total take from everyone that attends. People do not have to mention the Mavs or produce a flyer or drop anything in the black box! Our percentage, 10 or 15% will be dependent upon how successful we are for Newk's. The boys will help serve and bus tables for this event.

We need families for the late shift. Please confirm you can work. Also, if you plan on working both shifts, please let me know. If you absolutely can not work the late shift (those that have not signed up), perhaps someone in the early shift can switch with you.

1- Tip Jar Coordinators:

  • Stephanie
  • Carla

2 - Decorating and Coordinating to Make Newk's look "Mavy"

  • Stephanie
  • Carla

3 - Shifts to Work: 4:45 to 7:00 - SHIFT IS NOW FULL

  • Grayson
  • Owen
  • Colin
  • Gaige
  • Ripper (until 6:10)
  • Brooks (until 6:10)

4- Shift to Work: 6:45 to 9:00

  • Spencer
  • Kyden
  • Braden
  • Drew

Need to hear from: Crighton

Indoor Practices at 2K Sports Determined - Mark Your Calendar

January 17, 24, 31

February 14, 21, 28

March 6, 13

*NOTE - We skip Super Bowl Sunday (February 7)

Location: 2K Sports

Time: 5:15 to 7:00 pm

  • 5:15 - Discussion and team stretching begin, west turf area
  • 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Indoor Workouts

Format: We will have the entire facility this year and will coordinate and share the large field and batting cages with our 10U team.

2016 Preliminary Tournament Dates (Subject to Change)

This is not set in stone. This could change!


March 18-20: Play (Conway, AR)

March 25-27: Off (Easter)


April 1-3: Play

April 8-10: Play (Jonesboro, AR- Global Quadruple Points)

April 15-17: Play

April 22-24: Off

April 29-May 1: Play


May 6-8: Play (Mother's Day)

May 13-15: Off

May 20-22: Play

May 27-30: Play [(Memorial Day - Super NIT) - Kansas City]


June 3-5: OFF

June 10-12: Play (State Tournament) ? ? ?

June 15-19: State Tournament (St. Louis)

June 24-26: Play


June 29-July 3: Global World Series (Branson)


July 6-10: Big Trip (TBD location)***

July 13-17: Big Trip (TBD location) ***


July 24: Club wide tryouts for 2017 teams

Fall Ball

Fall 2016: There will be two (2) tournament weekends required.

***July 6-10 or July 13- 17 - We are considering these dates for our "Big Trip."

We desire a "Big" Trip annually. The Memorial Day Super NIT in Kansas City and World Series tournament in Branson, creates a "Big Trip" void.

Please let us know of any questions. A complete and updated schedule will be provided at the January parent meeting.

Outdoor Practices Begin

Begin the Week of March 13

Location: Glendale Christian Field

Time: TBD

Day(s) of week: TBD

Buffalo Wild Wings teams with the Mavs for Home Team Advantage Program!

It's a simple and easy way to raise funds!

  1. Go to either Springfield Buffalo Wild Wings Location
  2. Tell them you are with the 11U AAA Mavs
  3. Show them your Home Team Advantage Card (Take a photo of card and store on phone). You were emailed this previously.
  4. 10% will be donated back to our team.

Share your card with family and friends. Recently a single team (like ours) received a $1,000 donation!

Team Committees

We have a team committee structure. BOLD CAPS is chair person. Detail on the committees will be emailed.

  1. Fundraising Committee - LANCE, Darin, Wayne, Wes, Carla and Stephanie
  2. Facilities and Field Committee - DALE, Jimmy, Shawn, Todd
  3. Player Development Committee - TROY, Lance, Dale, Brad
  4. Team Activities |Group Outings for Travel Weekends Committee - MITZI, Kim, Allison, Carla
  5. Community Outreach and Public Relations Committee - DENISE, Mitzi, Allison, Carla, Stephanie

February Fundraiser - McAlister's

February 2016 - Thursday TBD

East Sunshine Location

Wayne Bushnell of the fundraising committee is organizing a McAlister's Deli fundraiser for the 11U AAA Mavs. This fundraiser will involve delivering entree's to tables and getting drink re-fills. We will have an opportunity for tips as well.

The date is TBD, but we have requested our traditional second or third Thursday in February.


The Mavs Board is working on a club wide branding and identity standards program for ALL Teams. Equipment for all teams will be a large part of this will be a club wide branding strategy. This committee is chaired by Jeremy Boyer, new Mavs Board member and is a Regional Director of Operations with Buffalo Wild Wings and heavily involved in branding with BWW.

We are working on some club programs for equipment next year. This would include team bags and team shoes, team helmets. Please keep this in mind before buying anything as we proceed through the fall and winter months.

Springfield Mavs Baseball

The Springfield Mavericks are a competitive youth USSSA travel baseball organization and is a sports outreach program of Glendale Christian Church. The Mavs call Glendale Christian Field on the Glendale Christian Church campus its home.

The Mavs and member families have partnered to improve the land and baseball facility at Glendale Christian Church with the Springfield MO Little League so families and kids can enjoy the game of baseball.