In the fall of 2012 we had this crazy idea to start a tournament for middle schoolers to play baseball together for their schools. This is something that players never had access to before MSM. Well, we had no idea how well received it would be or how much fun it would be! Our first years have been AMAZING and the feed back we are getting from players, parents, coaches (and even umps!) was something we never expected.
Now we are the most talked about and favorite baseball event in North Texas, MSM has exploded in growth since our 'little tournament' in 2012. Middle School Matchup has gotten bigger than we ever imagined and has now hosted over 3000 players, 102 schools, and 32 cities across North Texas (plus 5000+ at our check-in party). We are more excited than ever to take the MSM vision into other areas across Texas and the nation.
WHAT IS MIDDLE SCHOOL MATCHUP?
One time a year, for one weekend, we do something extraordinary in youth baseball. We gather kids up, place them on teams based on their middle school and let them play in a tournament against other schools in their town. Then something incredible happens; Friendships are strengthened and new ones are made, smiles and high fives become the norm, politics stop, and wearing a jersey from your school becomes more important than what level you play. For this one weekend a year, experience youth baseball just like it should be…fun.
HOW THE EVENT WORKS
Far less about winning and much more about friends and fun, MSM is a unique weekend tournament for middle school baseball players in areas that do not have formal middle school teams. At MSM we align players by middle school, regardless of skill level, and give them the special chance to take a short break from their current team and play ball with the kids they have grown up with! Smiles and high-fives are guaranteed.
With our unique
1. Players Register on the VIP List (Very Important Player). This helps us see how teams are shaping up so we can understand how many fields, umpires, etc. Being on this list also give you early access to registration...remember, some teams sell out in minutes.
2. Official Registration Opens and Closes
3. We Build Teams
4. Parents and Coaches Notified
5. Check-in Party - Pick up jerseys, validate school attendance (plus have fun!)
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Parents Love MSM
This weekend wasn't about winning or losing....It was about playing MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL!!!! It brought boys together that have never played together but showed what a passion for baseball can do. Thank you!!!!
Players Love MSM
I have played in nearly 1000 games now, all over America and I still think MSM was probably the most fun I have ever had playing baseball. Playing with the kids I grew up with was amazing. Even in high school we still talk about how fun (and crazy) our games were!
What is Middle School Matchup?
MSM is a unique weekend tournament for middle school baseball players in areas that do not have formal middle school teams. At MSM we align players by middle school, regardless of skill level, and give them the special chance to take a short break from their current team and play ball with the kids they have grown up with! Smiles and high-fives are guaranteed.