It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to warmer weather and Miracle League of Michigan baseball.
2015 marks our 12th season as Michigan’s first adaptive baseball field for children and adults with special needs.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AND WAS FILLED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS. (See below for late registration consideration)
- Season begins Saturday June 6th (Tuesday June 2nd for Competitive league)
- Non-Competitive teams play one game per week for 10 weeks (Game days are Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (Thursday & Friday night games are at 7:00pm. Saturday games are at 11:00am or 12:30pm. Sunday games are at 12:00pm or 1:30pm.) The schedule rotates and you will only play in one of the above time-slots per week.
- Competitive teams play one game per week on a Tuesday night at 7:00pm or Saturday at 2:00pm. Practices are optional but encouraged.
- All games take place at our field in Southfield. (Click here for location and directions.)
- Registration fee includes: MLB Shirt, Hat and year-end Trophy
- Players are required to provide their own white baseball pants. (Available at Walmart or local sports store)
Non-Competitive League Description:
This is our Original, Non-Competitive League. Every player fields/hits and gets on base every inning and there are no outs. Kids love this Fun, Self Esteem Building league. Ages 4 and up, no baseball experience required. Non-Competitive leagues play one game per week on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday for 10 games. Thursday and Friday night games will be at 7:00pm. Weekend games begin at 11:00am and 12:30pm on Saturday and 12:00pm and 1:30pm on Sunday.
Competitive League Description:
This COMPETITIVE League is for players who have the ability to make plays and hit the ball WITHOUT assistance. Although this league is coach-pitch, balls are pitched from the mound at a higher speed and hitters use metal bats. If a player has not played in this league before, they must try out for the league. Balls are hit at high velocity, and players must be able to protect themselves.
Competitive teams play one game per week on a Tuesday night at 7:00pm or Saturday at 2:00pm. Commitment to attend most games is a must and coaches may have additional practice days. Players must supply and wear their own WHITE baseball pants and wear tennis shoes. Rules: No balls or strikes called, 10 pitches without a hit equals an out. 3 outs or 5 runs ends the inning. Standard Little League rules apply and players must make plays unassisted. Players can use wheelchair or walker but must hit and get to the bases on their own. If your player can hit a ball with a metal bat pitched from the mound and has the ability to catch, field and throw, this league is a good choice for them.
One of the most important parts of The Miracle League is the “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during a two inning game.
We are looking for people who are willing to donate their time, a little or a lot, to help us out in this capacity. Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college or high school students, athletes, business leaders, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the child the gift of baseball and a smile that touches us all. Community Service Credits are available for volunteers.
Miracle Families: We know that many of our players LOVE to dance. This is an amazing opportunity to enter your child into a one-day dance class at Novi High School on Saturday January, 10th and then watch them preform “live” on stage in a concert with the Novi High School Dancers on January 14th.
Check your email for more information or write me with questions at Speck@essmichigan.org. Register ASAP!!
– Sincerely, Steve Peck, Director, The Miracle League of Michigan
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND…
Novi High School
Dancing with the Novi Dance Company
Date: Saturday, January 10 at Novi High School, Room 152
Time: Grades K-2 10:00am; Grades 3-5 10:45am; Grades 6-8 11:00am-12:30pm; Miracle League 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $10 at the door. Guardians will sign a waiver
*proceeds go to NDC performance expenses
Register by email or phone: email@example.com or (248).449.5152
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. – IF YOU WOULD LIKE CONSIDERATION FOR LATE REGISTRARTION, EMAIL Speck@essmichigan.org.
Miracle League of Michigan Bowling begins Sunday, January, 4th 2015 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, and continues for 10-consecutive Sundays ending on Sunday March 8th, 2015.
Registration includes: Players Bowling Shirt, Player Award Medal, Prizes and 1-Hour of bowling with shoe rental per week. (Families are welcome to say after and bowl together.) Location: Hartfield Lanes, 3490 12 Mile Rd, Berkley MI. http://hartfieldbowling.com.
Space is limited and fills fast for register today! Makes a great holiday gift too.
For late registration consideration, write: Speck@essmichigan.org.
Miracle League of MI players and volunteers. We regret to inform you that due to cold weather, today’s games have been canceled.
We have decided to continue to have our Halloween party today from 12:00pm – 2:00pm across the parking lot from the field , to the left of the library, in the Parks & Rec building and we would love for you to come by and lend a hand and enjoy lunch on us. Our players will be there in costume and you’re sure to have a great time. (Community service credits are still available for this date.)
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you but we hope you join us for the party.
NOTICE: This week’s Saturday games will be moved to Sunday indoors at Oakland Yard in Waterford. The Bees/Grasshoppers 11:00am Saturday game will now take place on Sunday at Oakland Yard at 12:00pm. The Rockhounds/Rivercats 12:30pm Saturday game will now take place at Oakland Yard on Sunday at 3:00pm. (Details below)
Miracle League Fall Ball families,
We have a special opportunity this week that will be tons of fun for your player(s) and family.
Euro-Peds is a Miracle League of Michigan sponsor that provides rehabilitation services. (http://www.europeds.org) They have a Family Fun day every year and they have invited us to be part of. This day of fun includes: Free Food, Music with a Live DJ, Dancing, Activities and More. The event will be held at Oakland Yard in Waterford. Oakland Yard is an amazing indoor facility featuring a FieldTurf surface like the Lions play on. (www.OaklandYard.com)
NOTICE: THIS SATURDAY’S GAMES WILL BE MOVED TO SUNDAY. Our 11:00am Saturday game will be played at 12:00pm SUNDAY and our 12:30pm Saturday game will be moved to 3:00pm on SUNDAY indoors at Oakland Yards in Waterford.
We hope this venue and time change works for your family. This last minute opportunity should make for a great day. Please notify me or your coach if you are not able to attend. PLEASE PROVIDE A COUNT OF HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU WILL BE BRINGING WITH YOU ON SUNDAY ASAP for a food count.
PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR COACH OR ME IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND ON SUNDAY.
Date: 10/5/2014 (This Sunday in place of our Saturday games)
Family Fun Day time: Time 12 – 4:00pm
GAME TIMES ARE; 12;00pm (Game 1) & 3:00pm (Game 2)
Place: Oakland Yard Athletics
5328 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48327
248 673 0100
Thanks to Oakland Yard for donating their dome to us!
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for this special Fall Ball event!
Questions? Write: Steve@MichiganMiracle.org
Our Miracle League of Michigan Fall Ball teams have been formed and the 2014 schedule has been posted.
One of our games this Fall may be moved to Oakland Yard’s indoor facility in Waterford, Michigan for a special experience. We will notify families as soon as we know more.
If you are new to our league, welcome! Please remember to provide white baseball pants for your player. (No cleats are allowed.) Also, the final game of our Fall Season is our special Halloween party where your player is encouraged to play in their Halloween costume. Other fun activities are included.
Please contact your coach with any questions you might have regarding the season or write; Steve@MichiganMiracle.org.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Miracle League of Michigan is seeking Team and League Sponsors for our 2014 season.
Sponsorship helps provide our amazing baseball program to 400 children and adults every year.
Learn how you can help sponsor a Miracle by clicking here.
New schedule for Competitive League as follows:
9th Saturday – Make Up Game Athletics vs Reds at 2:00 pm
12th Tuesday- Playoff Game #1 – D’Backs (#2) vs #3 seed at 7:00 pm
19th Tuesday – Playoff Game #2 – Red Sox (#1) vs #4 seed at 7:00 pm
24th Sunday – Championship Game at 2:00 pm
If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to call Andrew Edgar at 734-306-6464.
This is our Original, Non-Competitive League. Every player fields/hits and gets on base every inning and there are no outs. Kids love this Fun, Self Esteem Building league. Ages 4 and up, no baseball experience required. Non-Competitive Fall Ball teams play one game per week on Saturdays at 11:00am or 12:30pm.
Players must wear their own WHITE baseball pants and tennis shoes. (Pants are NOT provided by the league.)
$60.00 Includes Minor League Jersey, Hat, Insurance & Player Award and Year-End Halloween Party – (7-Game Season)
Spread the word and tell your friends to register soon! Register by clicking the “register Online” button below.
REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED.
For late registration consideration or to be put on our waiting list, write: Steve@MichiganMiracle.org