“The Springfield Mavericks are a high quality organization who have been a wonderful partner to Ballparks of America since the day we opened our doors. The MAVS have hosted successful events on our campus and also been successful in our tournaments! We love having their teams play here because they are a club that can play at a high level of competition while also showing great sportsmanship. The organization focuses on the growth of the players, not just as athletes but also as people.”

-Hamilton Chang, CEO, Ballparks of America

The Springfield Mavericks Baseball Club is the premier youth travel baseball club in southwest Missouri. With 92 championship titles, 5 state titles, and 1 World Series since our founding in 2011, the MAVS are the Club of Champions in youth baseball. 2020 will mark the 10th season for the organization.

Our mission is to teach and develop life skills for student-athletes through the game of baseball and create ball players with character.

The MAVS are a well recognized, multi-team, 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, currently ages 7- High School who desire to play at the next level.

The MAVS have a Board of Directors to manage club policy and direct the future of the club.

The MAVS organization is dedicated to helping kids learn the game, enjoy the game, and most importantly respect not only the game, but their opponent. MAVS kids know there is no substitute for hard work, they show up early, and stay late…because they know that is what excellence demands.

-Mark Stratton, General Manager US Baseball League, LLC, Former Drury University Head Baseball Coach

IT’S MORE THAN JUST BASEBALL

Good Ball Players Make Good Citizens

Baseball builds character, memories and friendships.

“Good Ball Players Make Good Citizens.”

Our MAVS Teams hand out citizenship coins to all umpires, coaches and opponents.

Focus On Experiences

We believe in playing a rewarding schedule that results in a top notch travel baseball experience.

We believe in the club first, team second, individual next concept.

It's More Than Just Baseball

We recommend to our teams that they conduct a community service project annually – Past teams have served food at The Kitchen, Adopted a Family at the Holiday Season, Volunteered at Convoy of Hope, Raked leaves and did yard work for seniors.

We believe in improving the field for future generations of ball players at our facility with an annual project to enhance the baseball facility and leave a legacy.

“I really enjoy hosting organizations like the Springfield Mavericks. They have a high expectation on and off the field for their teams. In return, it makes a tournament director’s job easy to host them. “

– Mike McKeown, USSSA Arkansas Premier Tournament Director

WE TRAVEL

We believe in creating an awesome travel baseball experience. We differ from others. Our focus is to experience baseball through competition at varying locations across the region. We go where the competition is!

We do play locally from time to time in such places as Branson, Ballparks of America, Joplin, Nevada and Harrison, AR, but try to focus on being the team that will travel to locations such as the ones below to face top competition.

We Travel

We believe in creating an awesome travel baseball experience. We differ from others. Our focus is to experience baseball through competition at varying locations across the region. We go where the competition is!
We do play locally from time to time in such places as Branson, Ballparks of America, Joplin, Nevada and Harrison, AR, but try to focus on being the team that will travel to locations such as the ones below to face top competition.

How Long Is The Season?

  • The USSSA Season Starts on August 1, 2018
  • We play tournaments from March through mid July.
  • We have fall activities and camps included in your fee.
  • Fall Tournaments are at discretion of Head Coach.
  • Out winter workouts start in mid January and go through the first of March.
  • Our player pitch teams typically play between 40 and 60 games consisting of out of town tournaments.
  • Our Coach pitch teams teams typically play between 25-45 games (pending age level) and these teams do participate in local leagues as well as travel.
  • The USSSA Season will conclude with your teams World Series in July.

How To know If You Made The Team?

We will make every effort to select our teams as soon as possible after tryouts. The process will be as follows:

 

  1. You will receive an email offer of acceptance for a spot on a roster
  2. You will have a designated time frame to respond to accept the spot
  3. Upon acceptance you will receive by email with paperwork and instructions
  4. Your Deposit will be due in order to complete your acceptance to the team
  5. Should you not make the team, you will also receive an email

No team activities are allowed until the fee deposit is paid.

Please note, the process can move rather quickly or it can be delayed pending the response rate of the selected families. We will do everything to expedite the process on our end.

At the conclusion of all team formulations, we will host an all-club parent meeting and signing day event sponsored by Ledgestone Capital Management, where the Mavs signs a “player agreement” to play baseball by the MAVS 101 Ways for the 2020 USSSA Season.

“The Mavericks are one of the best run organizations in the Springfield area. In my experience, no organization matches their players’ or coaches’ character and work ethic both on and off the field. I’ve enjoyed my time spent working with them and look forward to seeing their program continue to grow and succeed.”

– Blake McKnight, former professional baseball pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinals organization

COLLEGE PREP – SUMMER TEAMS!

New in 2020, we will expand to the 15U/16U and 17/18U summer travel ball high school aged travel competition.
We are very excited to announce that former Kansas City Royals farmhand Logan Moon will lead our 15/16U Springfield Mavericks team in the summer of 2020.
A native of Blue Springs Missouri, Moon was drafted in the 6th round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2014 out of Missouri Southern State University. He went on to a five-year professional career reaching the Royals’ AAA Omaha Storm Chasers in 2018.
The MAVS will play in 6-7 tournaments including: Perfect Game, Mid America Tournaments, Pastime Tournaments, PBR and other showcase type baseball circuit events.
The season starts AFTER the high school baseball season.
Open tryouts for our high school aged teams will be in early August 2019. Communication on tryouts will follow via Facebook and by email.

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“Over the years it has been a pleasure watching the MAVS teams. They come to play but have a greater understanding of the game that can be lost in today’s world. The coaches instill life lessons in the players through the game. It shows in every player who comes to win but is still there to pick up a teammate or opponent when needed. They work hard and play harder. Great organization from the top to the bottom. The first tournament that we hosted the MAVS, the organization gave our whole staff MAVS Challenge coins, I still carry it with me daily- superstition, habit, whatever it is…it’s a daily reminder of a great organization and players. “

– Todd Yancey , General Manger, Elizabethtown Sports Park

Baseball builds character, memories & friendships.

THE SPRINGFIELD MAVERICKS
would like to thank the following sponsors: