Springfield Mavs 12U AAA Update

October 16, 2016

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Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser This Wednesday!

Where and When:

E. Battlefield Location, Springfield

Wednesday, October 19

6 pm to 8 pm

Use FlipGive to purchase a e-Gift Card prior to event to Raise even more Money.


Share the link with friends and family that may be attending.


Navy Cap, Navy Practice Top


  • 10% of sales will be donated to the MAVS 12U.
  • Come dine at Buffalo Wild Wings as a team.
  • One tip Jar at entrance is permitted.

Feedback Requested - MAVS Online Holiday Team Store

Please fill out this very short survey, so we can formulate our Holiday Team Store through Johnny Mac's. Thank you.


Feedback Requested - MAVS Online Roster & Fun Facts

Please take a moment to fill out the fun facts form at the following link.


We are updating our website and would like to include a brief bio on each our clubs ball players. Thank you!

FEE Payment #2 - Was Due Oct. 15

You should have been emailed an invoice from our CPA, for fee payment #2. Fee payment #2 was due by October 15.

Missouri State Bears / Mavs Camps with Assistant Coach Matt Lawson

This is a private MAVS camp included in your fee structure.

Sunday, November 6,

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 20

5:45 to 7:15 - 11U and 12U

Sunday, November 27

7:15 to 8:45 - 11U and 12U


Bill Rowe Indoor Indoor Hitting Facility at Hammons Field

Home of the Missouri State Bears and Springfield Cardinals


Navy cap, Navy Practice top, navy Belt, White Pants with Braid, Navy Striped Socks, Turf Shoes or Tennis Shoes.

Clinic Instructors

  • Matt Lawson - Missouri State Assistant, 2016 Head Coach of Kalamazoo Growlers of Northwoods League, Minor Leaguer with Seattle, Cleveland, Texas
  • Joey Hawkins - Current St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leaguer and Missouri State Bear
  • Geoff Jimeniz - Missouri State Assistant and former baseball player at Florida Atlantic University

Camp Content

The camp will focus on Hitting, Fielding and Defense and Base Running. Pitching will not be covered. A 4 week focus on the hitting, fielding and Base Running will be stressed this year.

Arrival Instructions for the second Group

Our team will occupy the second camp slot on each night (9U and 10U have the facility prior to us).

PLEASE do not show up earlier then 5:35/40 (Or 7:10 on November 27). At least don't enter the facility prior to that time frame.

We need to clear out the building from the first clinic and there is not room for all the families. Plus it can get loud and distracting for the first group that is at the clinic, when everyone is arriving and opening the doors, etc.

Parents & Siblings

Parents can attend and watch, but please be considerate of the coaches running the camp. It can get loud and distracting if people are talking. If you must call on phone, please leave the facility and talk outside.

We discourage bringing young siblings to the camp. There are baseballs and bats being swung and thrown and it needs to be a safe and conducive environment for the players and our instructors.

Fundraising Committee - HELP REQUESTED

We need your help so Fee Payment #2 is the last payment you make!

Thank you Rebecca Pottebaum for agreeing to assist with Signage sales.

Below is a list of people that have volunteered to help so far with fundraising.

We still need someone to find another restaurant night to coordinate and help us with signage sales.

FlipGive (September start) - Mitzi

Buffalo Wild Wings (October) - Lance

Chick-fil-A (November) - Darin

Letter Writing (January) - Lance

Restaurant Night in January - TBD

McAlister's (February) - Denise

Pure Sponsor Program (On-going) - Lance & Darin - Help requested.

Signage Sales - Rebecca Pottebaum, more help requested.

Restaurant Night - NEED HELP

Other ideas - NEED HELP

Signage Sales

We have two signs we can sell at Glendale Christian Field. These signs are $500 each and 90% of the funds go to our team after production costs are paid, the other 10% go to our field fund.

If you or someone you know would like to purchase a sign, please let Lance or Rebecca know.


We are off to a good start, but need your help to grow our fundraising success.

Invite people to shop:


Click the Share Button on the FlipGive page.

  1. Share with the facebook and twitter links on the MAVS FlipGive page.
  2. Email or print out the handouts pre-made on the website. Post on bulletin boards at work or other fundraising friendly places.

SMUG MUG Photo Website

Reminder, you can check out photos from last season and oue last fall tournament on our Smug Mug Photo site.


Password: GoMavs!

Chick-fil-A - November 15


S. Glenstone Location

Tuesday, November 15

5 pm to 8 pm


CY Sports, also in Nixa, Missouri will be the home of all 5 Springfield MAVS Teams for our winter workouts starting on January 8th.

The MAVS will have the entire facility from 3 pm to 6 pm on Sundays - January 8 through March 5. The MAVS will not utilze the facility on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5.

Sunday, January 8, 15, 22, 29

Sunday, February 12, 19, 26

Sunday, March 5

12U AAA Time Slot: TBD

In-Season Instructional Bid

In order to maximize our club buying power and to provide the best training for your dollar, we have elected to also bid out our in-season instructional opportunities.

Stay tuned as we work through the bid process. We have some great instructors that are interested in helping out the MAVS.

Spring Practice

Outdoor Practice Schedule for 12U AAA

@Glendale Christian Field

Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm

Starting with March 1 (weather permitting)

Batting Practice - In Season

We will have batting practice nights at GC Field on Friday evenings prior to tournament weekends.

These opportunities are usually conducted by coaches, but are also self service at times.


The budget has been shared with you via the google document.


You can reference this on your own throughout the year. It will be updated throughout the year.

Preliminary Schedule for 2017


March 11-12 - Play: AC Kings Indoor Wood Bat - St. Joe

March 18-19 - OFF

March 25-26 - Play

April 1-2 - Play

April 8-9 - Play

April 15-16 - OFF (Easter Weekend)

April 22-23 - Play

April 29-30 - Play


May 13-14 - Play

May 20-21 - Play

May 26-29 - Play - KC Sports Memorial Day Dual Super NIT


June 10-11- Play

June 17-18 - Play - Likely KC Sports Slugfest

June 23-25 - Play - AAA or Majors State Tournament Weekend

July 1-2 - Hold

July 8-9 - OFF

July 11-15 - Global World Series - Gulf Shores

Uniform Fitting Day - January 7

We are working on details for Uniform Fitting day.

We will do club wide uniforms again, which will be same MAVS branded look. This should lead to cost savings to some of you, unless you of course have grown out of some of the attire.

We will have a Columbia Cap this year to go along with our Navy Hat.

Johnny Mac's Discount Program for Mavs Families

Introducing the Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods

“Home Team” Advantage Program

The MAVS will receive 10% off your purchase at any 6 store locations. Also, purchases for the MAVS are tracked. At the end of the year, our store activity will be analyzed and will result in additional sponsorship dollars for the club.

The way to redeem your card and receive the discount is listed below:

1. Download the Johnny Mac’s mobile phone app using the steps below:

* GooglePlay app:

* iPhone or iPad:

- Click the Free button on the upper right side to install the app
- Type in your password to iTunes and finish the download
- Once completed exit the App Store and locate the Johnny Mac’s app

Once in the App:
* The home page will open to the app. For the HTA barcode click on the card
* Enter your teams or schools four digit code (1908)
* Show the cashier the barcode for your discount

Johnny Mac's

2017 Program

  • Uniform prices have been shared in the Google document. (Roughly 15% lower this year)
  • Mavs Shelf Space - In Store Display and Merchandise
  • Team hats will be available on demand
  • Team socks will be available on demand
  • Printable logo-wear that can be imprinted on demand at the store
  • Sponsorship dollars for the Club

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.