Springfield Mavs 11U AAA Update

November 16, 2015

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11U AAA & 7U AA- Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 18

Battlefield Road Location

Please share the graphic on Facebook and encourage attendance.

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 and 7U AA Baseball team. We will also have the opportunity to have one tip jar. This is a joint fundraiser.

Buffalo Wild Wings is not asking us to "work" the event.

The fundraising committee encourages all families to attend between 6 - 8 pm and enjoy a meal with the other Mavs families.

Attire: Navy Mavs Hat and Columbia Jersey top.

Final Bears/Mavs Camp This Sunday

November 22

Hammons Field - Bill Rowe Indoor Facility

5:30 - 7:00

Instructors: November 22 - Matt Lawson & Nick Petree

Attire: Mavs Navy Cap, Columbia Jersey top, White Pants, Columbia Belt, Columbia Socks (Stripe or solid).

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Musial Awards

December 5

Historic Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO

Upon learning 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.

Recently, I was asked if we are getting an award. I only know that we were invited to attend the event after learning of our program. We may or may not be recognized.

Tickets: Lance will have tickets mid November.

Attire: This an awards event. It is more dressy then casual.

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

Mitzi Lewis of the Community Service Committee is organizing this club wide event. Each team will be given various items that are needed/requested by the family we are adopting.

More information to come soon.

Uniform Fitting Day

Saturday, January 9

Play it Again Sports

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

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

We are in the process of finalizing a club wide branding and look for all of our teams.

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.

Lance Kettering is coordinating this night and will follow up after Thanksgiving and before Christmas for assignments. However, if you would like to sign up now, you may. We need kids/families for both shifts.

We will need to coordinate the following assignments:

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
  • Ripper (until 6:10)
  • Brooks (until 6:10)

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

Need to hear from: Kyden, Drew, Spencer, Gaige, Braden, Crighton,

Parent Meeting and Schedule Released


Sunday, January 10

Location: Northside Christian Church

4902 State Hwy H, Springfield, MO 65803

Time: 6:30 pm

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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.