"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, former General Manager US Baseball League, LLC, and former Drury University Head Baseball Coach

“The Midwest Mavericks are a high-quality organization that 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, Former CEO, Ballparks of America

“I really enjoy hosting organizations like the Midwest 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

“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

“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

Our Mission & Vision

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

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

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 involved 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 conducts and promotes 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 High Street Church to provide maintenance and financial support for the baseball fields

About The Mavs

Established in 2011, the Midwest Mavericks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the premier youth travel baseball club in southwest Missouri. In the summer of 2020, with our clubs continued growth, the MAVS added a summer high school program for those that aspire to play collegiately and beyond.

The MAVS 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 6-18, who aspire to play at the next level.

Based out of Springfield, Missouri, the Mavericks teams play in first-class tournaments throughout the midwest and the region. Our mission is to teach and develop life skills for student-athletes through the game of baseball and create men of character.

 

Why Join?

 

The Midwest Mavericks Baseball Club is the premier youth travel baseball club in southwest Missouri. With more than 150 championships since our founding in 2011, the MAVS are the Club of Champions in youth baseball.

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 MIDWEST MAVERICKS
would like to thank the following partners:

Brokate
CY Sports
Talbert Glove
Vision Clinic
Decker
New Balance
Great Southern
Brian
BSN
Rawlings