Sandlot Baseball

The sights and sounds of America's Pastime can still be heard at The Sandlot, formerly the Mickey Owen Baseball School. Mickey's dream of teaching kids to play the game the right way continues under the direction of Brad Longley and Tom Cox.

Combining old school work ethic with the newest innovations and techniques, Sandlot Baseball offers players an opportunity to take their game to the next level. Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or an experienced performer, The Sandlot can help you reach your full potential.

Come enjoy youth baseball instruction at its finest, in our history-laden complex in the heart of the Ozarks and at some of the finest indoor facilities in the area.

The Sandlot Baseball Complex has six beautiful, age-appropriate fields where kids from 8-18 can play baseball from April to August. We have 13 Tournaments scheduled in 2019, and have numerous Day and Overnight Camps planned throughout the winter, spring and summer.

Thank you for the overwhelming support of coaches, players, parents and fans. Because of you, The Sandlot lives on.

We hope you'll join us, and look forward to hearing those immortal words, "Play Ball!"

2017 Camp Schedule Released

The 2017 Sandlot Baseball Camp schedules have been released.  Last year's winter sessions were a great success!  This year we will once again be in the gymnasium at The MARC in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, January 14 for Hitting and Fielding and Sunday, January 15 for Pitching and Catching.  The camps will run from 1:00-5:00 pm each day.  The cost of each 4 hour session is $35 per athlete.  

The Spring Tune Up Camp will be held Sunday, April 8 at The Sandlot from 1:00-5:00 pm.  The camp will include Throwing, Fielding, Hitting and Pitching.  The cost of the 4 hour session is $35 per camper.

The Sandlot Baseball Overnight Camps will be offered in both June and July.  The 2017 Overnight Camps have been expanded to include an additional 1/2 day of instruction from the overnight camps in the past.

The first 3 day camp will be held Sunday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 6.  The second camp will take place from Sunday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 11.   Players may check in anytime after 1:00 pm on the first day of the camp.  On field instruction will begin at 2:00 pm that same day.  The camp will conclude at 5:00 pm on the final day of each camp.  

Cost of the overnight camp is $175 per camper and includes a box seat ticket and transportation to the Springfield Cardinals game on the first night of camp.  For more information, refer to the Overnight Camp tab.  

To register for any of the sessions, go to the Tournament & Camp Registration tab on the Home Page.

New Overnight Camp Format for 2016

2016 will once again include 2 Overnight Camps at The Sandlot.  However, the content of the camps will now bring a new and exciting format.  In the past, the camps provided instruction on Thursday and Friday and concluded with 3 games in the tournament on Saturday.  The new look camps will concentrate more on instruction and skill development during all 3 days.  As in the past, players will attend a Springfield Cardinals game on the first night of the camp.

This year's dates provide a little more flexibility for players connected with teams that play on most weekends.  The first camp will be held from Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11.  This will allow players to attend camp during the week and still play with their team in a tournament scheduled the following Saturday and/or Sunday.  The Springfield Cardinals play Arkansas on Monday evening.

Camp #2 will be held from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20.  Attendance at the Springfield Cardinals game will be on Thursday night against Arkansas.

Both camps begin with registration anytime after noon on the first day and players will report to the field at 1:00 PM.  Camp will conclude at noon on the third day after awards and recognition.  There will be emphasis on hitting, pitching and fielding with the players being videotaped in High Definition and reviewed with them.  Skills contests and many fun activities are planned.

Cost for each camp is $160.  This includes instruction, video review, room and board, snacks, ticket and transportation to the Springfield Cardinals game.  To sign up, go to the Registration Page under Overnight Camps. 

2016 Tournament Schedule Released

The 2016 Sandlot tournament schedule has been released.  11 tournaments are scheduled from April 18 to July 23, 2016 for 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u and 14u baseball teams.  All tournaments are Saturday only with a guarantee of 3 games.  Trophies are awarded for 1st Place in each age division.

Cost for tournament play is $225 for 8u teams and $300 for all other divisions.  As always, there is no gate fee for spectators and coolers with food and drinks are allowed in the facility.  Grilling is prohibited anywhere in The Sandlot.  Smoking is permitted in parking lots only.

Go to the Registration Page and get signed up early.  Tournaments fill quickly and you don't want to miss out playing at one of the Midwest's most fun and unique venues.


Sandlot Baseball Complex
Location:  18071 Highway 96 • Miller, MO 65707
Mailing Address:  PO Box 416 • Mt. Vernon, MO 65712