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Middle School Madness

2021 Middle School Madness:
November 6 & 7
**REGISTRATION ENDS SUNDAY OCT 31st AT MIDNIGHT. PAYMENT MUST ALSO BE RECEIVED BY THAT TIME**

Hello Coaches and Parents. Please read the information below very carefully and thoroughly. Most all of your questions should be answered as well as information on how to get your team into this tournament.
We are pleased to announce the return of the Middle School Madness Tournament hosted by Mansfield Youth Baseball Association. This is a great opportunity for athletes to compete as a school with their school mates, much like they will in High School. This experience is very unique, very exciting and often has select team players facing off against each other for the first time. This tournament is NOT sanctioned, so no one needs to worry about roster freezes.

How are teams formed?
A coach/parent must organize a team(s) of players at your school. We have a “Who’s Coming List” below. This list contains the school teams that are currently registered, and also will indicate whether the coach is still needing players. If the coach indicates they need players, contact them directly please. If there is not a team listed for your school, no one has yet stepped forward to let us know they are coaching a team from your school. We cannot supply coaches so it is up to parents/coaches at the school to organize teams.

Eligibility:

All students must play for the school they attend.

What if my player is home schooled or attends a charter or private school?
First, if their school has a team registered to play, they must play with their school. If their school is not putting a team in, they are eligible to play with the public school they are zoned for. The coach will have to provide proof of residency as well as the school zoning chart at check in.

Can girls play? Absolutely! There are many talented girls out there that would love the chance to play and represent their school. Even though they may play fastpitch softball the rest of the year, doesn’t mean they won’t make great competitors this weekend. They just might be your MVP.

What if my school district does not put 5th and/or 6th grade into Intermediate/Middle Schools, but are instead in elementary schools?
Because elementary school typically have fewer students per grade than elementary schools, we will allow this exception to be made:
If your school has 5th and/or 6th grade in elementary, TWO elementary schools from the SAME Middle School Zone, may merge and play as a 5th or 6th grade team from that Middle School. Both elementary schools MUST be feeder schools to that Middle School. IMPORTANT, no more than two elementary schools can be combined to form a team. No Intermediate or Middle Schools are allowed to combine, except in a few special circumstances we approve.

What if I feel like I do not have enough players from our Middle School to form a team, can I pickup from a neighboring Middle School in our district so we can play? NO! Teams must be “school pure”. Every coach/team is expected to play bring a team formed by students at their school. Schools may not combine to form a single team. It would not be fair to allow a team to do this for any reason, and then come play against the teams that did pull together a team from their own school. Think about it this way, the students that don’t make the High school team, do not then get to pickup with another High School, nor can a High School Coach “pickup” a player from a neighboring High School. You play with what you got.

What grades can play?
We will have  5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions. Any player that is in 4th – 7th can play up ONE grade level if necessary, but no player can play down a grade.

Where will games be played?
We will first fill up Big League Dreams, Mansfield. As enrollment exceeds the capacity there, we will also add on The Mansfield Sports Complex. If we fill both of those parks, we may add a third park that is within 8 miles of BLD. Teams need to be prepared to play at any one of the three parks. We will NOT be able to accept Schedule requests. With a tournament of this size, it will be impossible to accommodate requests for all teams.

What do we do for jerseys?
All that is required by us is that the players be in similar color, with a number on the back. Most teams have been having inexpensive tshirts or jerseys made up but we do not require that.   

How do we make payment and register?

To get on the Who's Coming List (register), the coach or team rep needs to send an email to admin@myba.com and give the following info:
Do you still need players? Yes or No
Mascot
School Name
Grade Registering For
Coach Name
Coach Email
Coach Cell Phone #

The cost is $350 per team. We are not trying to make anything on this tournament, just merely cover the costs. Payment will be made by team and MUST be made no later than Sunday Oct 31st at midnight. If we do not have that by then we will not be able to put your team on the schedule.

Payment can be made by:

  1. Navigate to https://paypal.me/mansfieldbaseball and send the email receipt to admin@myba.com
  2. Send check made out to MYBA to 1848 Lone Star Rd #402, Mansfield Tx 76063 (must arrive by Sunday Oct 31st).

Rules

We will be playing by USSSA rules for each grade as follows:

  • 5th Grade - 11U Rules
  • 6th Grade - 12U Rules
  • 7th Grade - 13U Rules
  • 8th Grade - 14U Rules (60/90) (drop 5 Bats)

Game Times

We will NOT be able to accept Schedule requests. With a tournament of this size, it will be impossible to accommodate requests for all teams. Please have your teams at the field :30 minutes prior to game time.  If the previous game ends early, we can start games :30 minutes early. Game times are 90 minutes long.  Pool Play CAN end in a tie but Bracket play will settle ties with a Texas Shootout.  We will not start a new inning with less than 2 minutes to play.

Friday Night Team Check In
The Head Coach or other designated team rep must come to the Mansfield Sports Complex on Friday November 5th between 7:000PM and 8:00PM to check in.
The coach must provide:

  • A printed copy of the MSM Roster (see below) with signature.
  • Eligibility paperwork for each player. The preferred document is the player’s most recent report card. If the player does not attend the school they are playing for (see above) then we must have a birth certificate,  proof of residency (utility bill, etc) as well as the school zoning map. We will do everything we can to make sure all players are legal per the eligibility requirements above. If you cannot provide that, the player cannot play.
  • MYBA Team Waiver – There is a MYBA team waiver listed below that must be completed and signed by atleast one parent/guardian of each player.
  • BLD Team Waiver – There is a BLD team waiver listed below that must be completed and signed by at least one parent/guardian of each player (we do not operate that park, and they have their own waiver)

There will likely be more information added to this page so check back often. if you have a question that was not addressed above, please email BOTH Kevin Lewis at kevin@myba.com as well as Jay Johnson (Director) at jay@thunderduck.net.

The Who's Coming List is below. If the coach has indicated to us that they are looking for players, then their email address is provided. If you player attends that school, contact the coach directly.

Who's Coming

**Updated Nov 1 11:00AM

***NOTE: The Coach's Email Address will only show here, IF the coach has told us they are in need of more players.

5TH      
School Paid Coach Email
Asa Low No Ryan Nelson rnelson21@hotmail.com
Mary Orr INTMDT Yes Wesley Wiley mwiley0517@att.net
Kerr MS Yes Dustin McCarty  
Dieterich MS No Matthew Copeland ntxheavyhitters@yahoo.com
Mt. Peak Yes Bryce Rogers bryceleerogers@yahoo.com
Baxter Elementary Yes Ryan Timm rtimm14@gmail.com
JR Irvin Yes Justin Wallace wallace.justin83@yahoo.com
Larue Miller Elementary Yes Ryan Rodgers midlothiancatsbaseball@gmail.com
Ditto / Little Yes Foley/Duffer  
James A Arthur Yes Jonathan Simpson  
Donna Shepard Yes Barry Lewis  
Donna Shepard Yes Andrew Bither  
       
       
       
6th      
School Paid Coach  
Walnut Grove Yes Josh Armey  
Nichols MS Yes Cory Patterson  
Donna Shepard Yes Tim connor  
Mary Orr INTMDT No Joe Short jshort488@yahoo.com
Mary Orr INTMDT Yes Bryan Baughman  
Donna Sheppard No Joe Jenkins mrjcjenkins@me.com
Alma Martinez MS Yes Chris Milligan/Herrera chris.noemi@att.net
Mary Lillard INTMDT Yes Kathy Stevenson/York  
Alma Martinez INTMDT Yes Pendergrass/Skeffington fletchpendergrass@gmail.com
Lillard Int Yes Freddie Welsch freddiewelsch@gmail.com
Kerr MS Yes Tyler Wiggs trwbaseball1221@gmail.com
Kerr MS Yes Lynn Bates l_bates32@hotmail.com
Walnut Grove MS Yes Faira Rhodes  
Wood MS Yes Tony Landrum  
Asa Low Yes Mike Mills  
Hughes MS Yes Chad Pearce gopackgo34@sbcglobal.net
Red Oak MS Yes Keith Rodriguez  
Dietrich MS Yes Jay Hoopman/Jon Cady  
       
       
       
       
       
7th      
School Paid Coach  
Kerr Middle Yes Chad Crump  
Nichols MS Yes Angela Boone  
Hughes MS Yes Ricky Torres  
Linda Jobe MS Yes Jack Jenkins  
Danny Jones MS Yes Dan Hopkins  
Walnut Grove MS Yes Kevin Johnson  
Loflin MS Yes Holly Whisenant  
Village Tech No Moses Carrasco  
Dieterich MS Yes Trey Sweatt  
Grace Prep Yes Dustin Howard  
Worley MS Yes Davan Evans davan.evans@gmail.com
Wester MS Yes Nathan Reddick Nate.mariereddick@gmail.com
Young Jr High Yes Kelli Stewart  
Hughes MS No Daymon Thomas ashleeafm@yahoo.com
Walnut Grove MS Yes Ty Roberson  
Gene Pike MS Yes Josh Hofer  
Red Oak MS Yes Skylar McMahon mcmahonskylar@gmail.com
All Saints Episcopal School Yes Melinda Donahew  
Pike MS Yes Jarod Page  
Godley MS Yes TBD jenniferblack24@gmail.com
Scurry Yes Billy Kilgore  
       
       
       
       
       
8th      
School Paid Coach  
Grandview Jr. High Yes Jamison Ainsworth  
Dietrich MS Yes Bryan Easdon  
Loflin MS Yes Clay Turner  
Nichols MS Yes Victor Everett  
Dietrich MS Yes Jared McCoy  
Godley MS Yes Justin Bentley  
Workman Jr. High Yes Steven Armendariz armendarizsteven@yahoo.com
Walnut Grove Yes Blane Rogers  
Shackelford JH Yes Charlie Jackson  
Springtown MS Yes Jose Barrera  
Hughes MS No Manny Montes  
Seale MS No Gregg Flaherty rangers3234@gmail.com
Red Oak MS Yes Weylan McAnally  
Danny Jones MS Yes Travis Guffey/James Sinor  
Acton MS Yes Paul Gravley  
Truman MS Yes Crue Medina cruemedina@yahoo.com
Worley MS Yes Billy Rowland  
Wester MS Yes John Smrcina  
McKinzey MS Yes Cliff Guidry cliff.a.guidry@gmail.com
Highland Park MS Yes Ty Jones  
Finley Junior High Yes James Sanchez  
Benbrook Yes Jason Stockton  
Hughes MS Yes Chad Freeman  
Young Jr High Yes Luke Goralski  
Wax Finley Jr High No William Contreras  
Jobe MS Yes Phillip Boyer  
Smith Middle School MS Yes Lonnie Ballenger  
Sccurry Yes Billy Kilgore  
Coleman Junior High Yes Brandon Vaughan