Central Missouri Phenom (CMP) was created in 2015 to give Mid Missouri athletes an opportunity that currently does not exist for them without traveling to the Kansas City or St. Louis area
Central Missouri Phenom (CMP) is a Non For Profit organization governed by a "Board" as required under the IRS's 501(c)(3) rules. Neal Sidebottom is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for CMP and Recruitment Director. Michele Rupard is the Director of Softball Operations. Dave Watkins is the Player development Director and Director of baseball operations.
Central Missouri Phenom (CMP) and Phenom Fastpitch have created a team of coaches that include current or former collegiate athletes and coaches. We want non-parents leading the teams to reduce favoritism perceptions. We use proven parent coaches to maintain consistency by using designated drills assigned by the head coach during parent lead practices when the head coach has a conflict of schedule.
Benefits of being a part of the Central Missouri Phenom (CMP) and Phenom Fastpitch organization are that with 30+ teams we are able to buy in bulk and save thousands each year and pass those savings directly to the families of CMP & Phenom Fastpitch athletes. We Utilize multiple facilities in the Jefferson City, Columbia, Sedalia, and Osage Beach communities that our teams will have priority access too and assurance CMP/Phenom Fastpitch teams can practice even when it is not possible to be outside on the fields.
To keep our busier athletes in training, we have implemented organizational "standard principles." This is done by teaching similar strategies across our teams so we can share athletes easier when a team is shorthanded or a player needs/wants extra game experience. This will also eliminate the need for outside guest players. In addition to this we can open practices up when an athlete misses their own team's practice due to multi-sport or family related conflicts. Our coaches train athletes with the most up to date skills and this will foster a culture of competitiveness between players and teams with will produce a level of high intensity in practice and carry over into games. Another savings families will get from being a part of the CMP and Phenom Fastpitch organization is hotel savings. Our hotel coordinator works directly with hotel chain corporate offices to get the best possible rates. With multiple teams staying in the same hotel we get the best rates.