MAVS OUTDOOR FACILITY, GLENDALE CHRISTIAN FIELD

In 2010, the MAVS partnered with Glendale Christian Church to improve the land at the church with youth baseball facilities.  A single backstop started the dream.  Now, the facility features a youth tee-ball/coach pitch field and a 9U through 13U youth field. The fields, dugouts and turfed batting cages at Glendale Christian Church did not exist 11 years ago. The only thing that existed on property was a 12 foot tall backstop and a field which consisted of a mixture of weeds, grass and foundation rock from the construction of the church. A single L screen and wooden mound started the dream!

Since the club started in 2011, the following projects have been funded and completed by the MAVS.

2011-2017

  • Complete Renovation of Field 1 (2011
  • Outfield Fence Installation (2014)
  • Fence Cap Installation (2014)
  • Batting Cage Installation (2014)
  • Turf Installation at Batting Cages (2014)
  • Concrete Dugout Pads Installed (2014)
  • New Surface Installed (2015)
  • Water lines installed (2015)
  • Outfield Reseeded (2015)
  • Covered Dugout Installation (2015)
  • Facility Branding Initiated (2015)
  • Bleacher Installation (2015)
  • Foul Territory Fence Installation (2016)
  • Fence Installation on Field 2 (2017)
  • Flag Poles Installed (2017)

2018

  • New and more portable mound purchased
  • Top Dressing and Turface Installed
  • Painting Projects in the Dugouts

Additionally, the Springfield Little League completed a storage shed for baseball supplies and some additional equipment for both organizations to use in 2018.

2019

2019 Additional improvements were made including:

  • Installation of a pitching machine backdrop
  • The MAVS built a learning lounge with TV’s for training purposes
  • We purchased and installed Rapsodo hitting technology
  • We also have sports subscriptions for the television so parents, siblings and ball players can enjoy sports programming while training or waiting.
THANK YOU To everyone who contributed their time, talents and treasure with donations and assistance.

INDOOR FACILITY, “THE CORRAL”

AND A NEW ENTITY IS BORN

The Indoor Facility also led the MAVS to establish it’s own entity, MAVS of Springfield Baseball Club. Additionally, the Flag that flew over the US Capitol the day of incorporation hangs in the indoor facility along with a framed declaration.

The new entity allows the MAVS to rent the facility and operate. Currently the MAVS 501 (c) (3) application is under review.

The MAVS are grateful for the years of affiliation under the Glendale Christian Church umbrella. We continue to have an outstanding partnership with Glendale Christian Church and will continue to partner to with them to improve the facility and fields on the church land.

With the establishment of our new entity, we also took steps to communicate our Club’s focus on developing Character and Citizenship.

ANOTHER DOOR OPENS…

The MAVS Indoor Facility, also known as “The Corral” was officially born in January of 2017 but was not completed for use until March 2017. We had MANY donors that contributed the following to the facility. This included but is not limited too: 

 

  • Field Turf
  • Netting
  • L Screens
  • Baseballs
  • Ball Caddy’s
  • Batting Tee’s
  • Batting Mats
  • Cables and Bracketing
  • Sound System
  • Press Backdrop
  • 43″ Flat Screen TV
  • Two 10 ‘x 10’ Screens
  • Pitching Backdrop
  • Two Pitching Mounds 

Additional purchases made the MAVS Indoor Facility feel like home.

  • Furniture
  • Soda/Energy Drinks/Water Products
  • Club Branding and Signage
  • Painting of the Facility

A very special thank you to our MAVS Board of Directors who spearheaded all aspects of the facilities origination and a slew of volunteers that have helped get the facility up and running.

In 2018 we had many improvements and enhancements. They include:

  • Throwing Wall
  • Driveline Plyocare Pitching Training Tools
  • Driveline Wrist weights for Pitching Training
  • Driveline Baseballs for Hitting Training
  • Driveline Axe Bat Hitting System
  • Axe Bats
  • Decker Smaller Baseball Training Tools
  • Rawlings Spinball 3 Pitching Machine
  • Professional Grade L Screen
  • Third Baseball Mat
  • 10x10 Protective Screens
  • Pitching Target
  • Pitching Mound
  • College Grade Baseballs for Pitching Machine

2019 Additional improvements were made including:

  • Installation of a pitching machine backdrop
  • The MAVS built a learning lounge with TV’s for training purposes
  • We purchased and installed Rapsodo hitting technology
  • We also have sports subscriptions for the television so parents, siblings and ball players can enjoy sports programming while training or waiting.
THANK YOU To everyone who contributed their time, talents and treasure with donations and assistance.

Baseball builds character, memories & friendships.

THE SPRINGFIELD MAVERICKS
would like to thank the following sponsors: