Springfield Mavs 11U AAA Update

December 6, 2015

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Musial Awards Wrap Up and Request

Hope everyone enjoyed the event! We think there were a lot of great take-aways for all the players, coaches and families.


If you would, please have your ball player drop a quick "thank you" to Marc Schreiber for the invitation and tickets to the event. Marc is the Executive Producer for the event and was the person that provided the opening remarks. Marc is who is aware of our citizenship coin program. If you can have your ballplayer sign the card with their name and jersey number and "Springfield Mavs Baseball" that would be great! Thank you for doing this!


Marc Schreiber

Vice President - Marketing & Development

St. Louis Sports Commission

308 N. 21st Street - Suite 500

St. Louis, MO 63103

Adopt a Family - Items due to Mitzi Lewis on Monday!

The items are due to Mitzi Lewis by Monday, December 7. The items should NOT be wrapped. Items may be dropped off at The Vision Clinic.


They should however be marked/tagged with the name of the child. Big Brothers Big Sisters will wrap the items for the family.


Mitzi Lewis

417-496-6587

mitzihlewis@gmail.com

State Tournament & Other Tournament Updates

State Tournament - We reached out to USSSA to learn the State Tournament dates. The State Tournament date has been determined. Location has not been determined. The "tentative" tournament schedule has been updated below.


Stay tuned, we will be working on the schedule this month, so we can provide you as accurate of a schedule as we can for our parent meeting.

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.


Uniform Details - The club will be having a coordinated look for all teams. The good news for the 11U AAA is that Troy designed such popular jerseys that last year's design will be used by all teams this year.


That means, that IF your jersey tops from last year are in good shape, clean and not stained and still fit, you will not need to purchase a new columbia or navy uniform top as well as a few other items. In saying that, if using last year's items, they must fit and be in good condition (that means clean and not ripped). Returning Mavs will have some cost savings with the other Mavs Club teams adopting and agreeing to our look.


Uniform Items for 2016 11U AAA Mavs

Prices as provided by Play it Again Sports 12/4/15


  • Rawlings Navy Matte Helmet w/ Decals - $30 (ALL - Returning Mavs as needed)
  • MLB Game Hat - $21 (ALL, it will be a new design)
  • MLB Practice Hat - $21 (ALL, it will be a new design)
  • Chromogear Columbia 2 Button Jersey Top - $50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as needed)
  • Chromogear Navy 2 Button Jersey Top - $50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as needed)
  • Day 3 Alternate Jersey is TBD but would be $30-50 if we have one (ALL)
  • Columbia Belt $3.50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as Needed)
  • Navy Belt - $3.50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as Needed)
  • 2 New Pairs of White Easton High Sock Pants w/ 3 Stripe Braid - $24-26 each (ALL)
  • 2 Pairs of Striped Columbia Socks - $8 each (ALL - returning Mavs check inventory and condition)
  • 2 Pairs of Striped Navy Socks - $8 each (ALL - returning Mavs check inventory and condition)
  • Black Mizuno Franchise 9 Cleats - $32-$36 (ALL)
  • Mizuno Backpack Bag w/ logo and # embroidered - $49 (ALL)

Parent Meeting and Schedule Released

REQUIRED ATTENDANCE

Sunday, January 10

Location: Northside Christian Church

4902 State Hwy H, Springfield, MO 65803

Time: 6:30 pm

January 14 - Newk's Fundraiser

REQUIRED PARTICIPATION


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.


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

  • 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

March 18-20: Play (Conway, AR)

March 25-27: Off (Easter)


April

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

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

June 3-5: OFF

June 10-12: Play (Big Trip)

June 17-19: Play

June 22-26: State Tournament (Nevada)


June/July

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


Tryouts

July 24: Club wide tryouts for 2017 teams


Fall Ball

Fall 2016: There will be two (2) tournament weekends required. Most likely the fall tournaments would be at the end of August and one in September.


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.

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.