THE SPRINGFIELD MAVERICKS
The Midwest Mavericks Baseball Club is the premier youth travel baseball club in southwest Missouri. With 109 championship titles, 8 state titles, and a World Series since our founding in 2011, the Mavericks are the Club of Champions in youth baseball.
The Mavericks teams play in first class tournaments throughout the mid-west. Past destinations have included Dallas, Tulsa, Northwest Arkansas, Memphis, Kansas City as well as World Series events. Our mission is to teach and develop life skills for student-athletes through the game of baseball and create men of character.
The Mavericks are a well recognized, select level baseball club that has seen many talented players move successfully into the area school programs. We are a teaching and development organization for players, ages 6-14, who aspire to play at the next level.
With our continued growth in the club, the MAVS have added a High School program for those that aspire to play collegiately and beyond.
A CLUB OF CHARACTER, CITIZENSHIP & CHAMPIONS!
The Midwest Mavs Baseball Club:
1. Provides an opportunity for amateur youth to develop and enhance physical and mental skills through baseball training, to learn the art of teamwork, to promote cooperation, and to train and develop future leaders through baseball training and instruction.
2. Develops good sportsmanship and good citizenship in ballplayers and families involve in the organization, including through distribution of sportsmanship coins at tournaments and participation in and leadership of public service events, including events where players and their families will have the opportunity to act as teachers and trainers of other youth.
3. Exposes the youth involved in the program to a variety of instruction and coaches, including clinics, camps and practices led by local college coaches and players and providing an expectation that practice, lessons and training sessions are as important or more important than competition.
4. Represents southwest Missouri and Springfield, Missouri area with teams that will strive to reach the highest level of competition.
5. Strives to combat juvenile delinquency by encouraging amateur youth to participate in the sport of baseball, to regularly attend teaching and coaching programs to learn the fundamentals of the sport of baseball, and to participate in public service events that involve the sport of baseball and/that otherwise represent the Corporation in serving the community.
6. Promotes a “safety first” environment and conduct and promote programs with strict control over age, equipment, and behavior of participants, coaches, parents, and spectators with the ultimate objective of promoting good sportsmanship, character building, and enhancing the self-esteem of those served.
7. Partners with Glendale Christian Church and to provide maintenance and financial support for the baseball field at Glendale Christian Church. To continue to partner with and support the Springfield Little League that practices and plays games at the Glendale Christian Church baseball field.
Our Mavs Teams hand out citizenship coins to all umpires, coaches & opponents.
Many Thanks to our President & Founder, Robert Rodgers.