Springfield Mavs 11U AAA Update

September 21, 2015

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2015/16 Field Improvement Projects Determined

The 2015/16 Mavs field improvement projects have been determined. The projects are as follows:

All total of $1,803 was collected in tryout fees (someone gave us a $3 tip!). We had $557 left over from last year. After depositing the tryout funds, our field improvement fund stood at $2,384.

The board approved a new nail drag. A new nail drag was purchased for $352 and a balance of $2,032 remained.

The board approved using the per player fees of $50 per ballplayer (approximately $2,700 total from all teams) to replace the existing exterior fence from both dugouts to the outfield fence and relocate the double gate away from the dugout. The fence will be 6 feet tall from 3B dugout to LF. The fence will be 4 feet tall from 1B dugout to RF. The old fence will be hauled away. We will need some volunteers to help remove the yellow fence cap before the install and then reinstall.

The fence will be completed in the next month and will cost $4,750. A deposit of $2,375 has been paid. We think work could be completed by our October 11 clinic.

Additionally, donations have been secured in the amount of $1,500 for 25 ft. foul poles to be installed before next season! This should visually enhance our field greatly!

With signage sales, we also plan to purchase 3 pallets of red infield conditioner to further enhance the infield surface we renovated last season.

A new storage shed is also being built and totally donated. This project should be completed soon - we think :)

Thank you member families, you have made a difference in the field at Glendale Christian Church.

11U AAA Budget

The budget was emailed out last week. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Fee Payment #2 Has Been Set

Fee payment #2 will be invoiced and mailed by Pinnacle CPA in October. Your next fee payment installment will be $250. Your invoice will likely show the total amount remaining. Just know your next payment to mail in is $250.

Please recall our success in fundraising will determine any future fee payments after fee payment #2.

Bears Mavs Camp Dates and times at Hammons Field

We will not have any additional information until after October 2. We know we owe you this information for your schedule. Dates and times are being confirmed with Matt Lawson, Hammons Industries and the Springfield Cardinals. We will pass this along just as soon as we can.

Fall Schedule

Please note your calendar for the items below.

October 11

10U, 11U AA, 11U AAA

Chris Martin Baseball Clinic (Head Coach - SBU)

Glendale Christian Field.

Time 2:00-4:30 and 5:00-6:30

Middle of October

Fee payment #2 in the amount of $250 will be invoiced and due.

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 of these weekends)

Bears - Mavs Camp

Hammons Field - Bill Rowe Indoor Training Facility

Time TBD - most likely late afternoon, early evening for two hours per session.

We are working to firm this up as soon as possible so you can plan accordingly.

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11U AAA - Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

Monday, October 12

Chick-fil-A on South Glenstone

If you have not responded with a time your boy can work. Please let Wes Ripper know ASAP.

Carla Eggeman and Stephanie McMain have agreed to make the tip jars! Thank you.

Darin Wedgeworth has assisted us with social media graphics. Those will be emailed to you in a separate email, along with instructions and a suggested posting timeline.

All families are required to participate in our fundraising activities.

Musial Awards

December 5

Historic Peabody Opera House

St. Louis, MO

Upon hearing of our Citizenship and Sportsmanship coin initiative, our team was invited to be a guest of the St. Louis Sports Commission for this year's Musial Awards. The Musial Awards celebrates outstanding sportsmanship and character.

Lance will set up a google document for reserving tickets. More information to come.

Musial Awards Highlight Video
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11U AAA - Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 18

Battlefield Road Location

10% of funds from EVERYONE that eats at Buffalo Wild Wings from 6 pm to 8 pm will be donated back to the Mavs 11U AAA Baseball team. We will also have the opportunity to take tips at the tables.

More details to come from Lance Kettering of the fundraising committee.

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

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

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

June 22-26: Global World Series (Branson)


July 1-3: Off

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

July 15-17: Off


July 24: Club wide tryouts for 2017 teams

Fall Ball

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

***July 6-10 - We are considering these dates for our "Big Trip." This is due to our Memorial Day tournament likely being in Kansas City. Branson will likely be home to the June 22-26 World Series. We desire a "Big" Trip annually. The Memorial Day and State tournament locations create a "Big Trip" void.

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

Uniform Fitting Day

Saturday, January 9

Play it Again Sports

Time: TBD

Uniform Numbers - Please Review for accuracy. These are the numbers that will be turned in for your ball player.

Owen Bushnell - #8

Colin Cash - #11

Logan Crighton - #20

Braden Eggeman - #4

Grayson Gallivan - #2

Gaige Lewis - #52

Brooks Kettering - #33

Kyden McMain - #5

Spencer Pottebaum - #3

Logan Ripper - #7

Drew Wedgeworth - #22

Parent Meeting and Schedule Released

Sunday, January 10

Location: TBD

Time: TBD

Indoor Practices

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 6

Location: 2K Sports

Time: TBD

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!

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The Mavs are part of the Home Team Advantage at Buffalo Wild Wings.

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!

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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
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11U AAA - McAlister's Night Fundraiser

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.

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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.