Springfield Mavs 11U AAA Update

December 13, 2015

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Adopt a Family Wrap Up

Thank you to all the Mavs families. Our family that we adopted is going to have a great Christmas!

The items were delivered to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, where they will be wrapped and provided to the family for the holidays. Enjoy these photos of the items. Special thanks to Mitzi for coordinating this for the entire club.

Equipment Buy Back Opportunity Available at Play it Again Sports

Play it Again Sports has an equipment buy back opportunity.

Any used equipment can be brought into Play it Again Sports during normal hours. The staff at PIA will check out the equipment. If the equipment is in good condition and in demand, PIA will make you an offer of store credit. You can use that store credit to go towards your uniform purchase on uniform fitting and payment day on January 9.

Take in those old bats, helmets and other equipment and see if you can get some credit for those items and put it toward your 2016 Mavs Uniforms and team items. This is for equipment only. If you have any questions, you may contact Brock Kissee at Play it Again Sports.

Letter Writing Campaign is Coming up January 2!

The letter writing campaign fundraiser for our team will begin in earnest after January 1.

Lance will be sending out a spreadsheet of past contributors (old Mavs), suggested letter, hints for a successful letter writing campaign. Additionally, the project will be covered at the Parent Meeting.

This is an important fundraiser that has traditionally accounted for about $2,500 in fundraising for the team.

The funds received will be allocated to the team equally. You should not be contributing to this campaign (That will occur if we do not meet our goal).

All families are expected and required to participate. Our fundraising success in January and February, will determine if we have a final fee payment due on March 1. It is our goal for you to NOT have an additional fee payment, however we need everyone's help to make this a reality.

Signage Sales at GC Field

Our team needs to sell two (2) signs at GC Field. The sponsorship of the signage is $500 and includes production and design. We use a similar design (as show picture right) for all signs at the field. The sign will be up at the field from March through October.

We have a renewal of Marshfield Chevrolet that Wayne Bushnell will be working. But, we have one (1) more sign for sure our team needs to sell.

The sale of the signage, after production costs, will result in 50% of the funds going to our team budget and 50% going to the field improvement fund for facility and equipment needs. We will be purchasing $1,200 of top dressing for the field in February and the funds from signage will go toward this field maintenance project.

If you would please assist in identifying and selling this sign.

State Tournament & Other Tournament Updates

State Tournament - The State Tournament date has been determined. Location has not been determined, we think it will be in Nevada. However, last year they scheduled one in both Nevada and St. Louis and the St. Louis tournament is the one that filled. The "tentative" tournament schedule has been updated below.

Rest of the Schedule - You will also notice, that our season will likely conclude on July 3. Thus, we have moved a "big trip" to June. We will not release the schedule until the parents meeting, in case USSSA changes things between now and then. However, the schedule below as far as "Play or Off" is pretty accurate at this point.

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 - Game hat design will be the practice cap design, to keep in good shape, two hats are recommended but not required)
  • Chromogear Columbia 2 Button Jersey Top - $50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as needed)
  • Chromogear Navy 2 Button Jersey Top - $50 (ALL - Returning Mavs as needed)
  • 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)

11U AAA 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.

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
  • Brooks
  • Crighton

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

  • Spencer
  • Kyden
  • Braden
  • Drew

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 (Big Trip)

June 17-19: Play

June 22-26: State Tournament (Nevada/St. Louis)


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


July 24: Club wide tryouts for 2017 teams

Fall Ball

Fall 2016: There will be a minimum of two (2) tournament weekends required. Most likely the fall tournaments would be at the end of August and one in September. These dates WILL Be set once fall schedules are published by USSSA.

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.