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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

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MARA COLTS - Flag Football League

FALL Registration is Closed



Registration Begins: 8/12/2023

Season Starts: 11/4/2023

Season Ends: 12/17/2023

Game Day: Saturdays

Practices: One hour before the games - preseason practice times may be during the week

Who Can Play: Coed (Ages 6-14)


Division** Ages Players per Team (max) On Field
Tiny Mite 6 - 7 12 6 v 6
Mitey Mite 8 - 9 12 6 v 6
Jr. Pee Wee 10 - 11 12 6 v 6
Pee Wee 12 - 14 12 6 v 6


Where: MARA

1200 S. Trade Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Cost: $185 per child and each child gets a MARA Flag Football Team jersey. 
Registration fee is non-refundable per MARA's Refund Policy

# Makeup games will be held on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons. 

**Age divisions are based on the date of 11/01/23 (i.e., what age will child be on 11/01/23) with divisions ages adjusted as needed to balance the number of players per team and division.

Equipment: A deposit check in the amount of $175 will be required for a MARA issued football helmet.  The deposit check (uncashed) will be returned at the end of the season when the football helmet is returned to MARA. 

What:  Coed Flag Football League - 6 to 14 years of age ***, #, %

***MARA reserves the right to change player's division assignments based on the number of participants in each league to balance out team sizes***.

#Each team will play one night game under the lights!

%Practice and game times are subject to change

Practices and Games: Will be on Saturdays (typically) for about 2 hours (1 hour practice and 1 hour game).  We will set the practice and game schedules ten (10) days before the 1st game and after registration is complete.    

Weather make ups:  We will try to make up any missed games on Friday evenings/Sunday afternoons.

Parental Requests:  Friends and teams can play together

Night games:  Each team will have one night game under the lights.  


  • Personalized team jersey - yours to keep!
  • Football Helmet
  • A flag belt and flags
  • Quality trained officials
  • Background checked and trained volunteer coaches
  • Night Games under the lights
  • A great time and EXPERIENCE!


  • Games are played: Outdoors
  • Equipment sold at field: Mouth guard - $10.00
  • Food/Drinks:  Full Concessions available at main concession stand
  • Restrooms: Available on premises

Want to volunteer or coach?: We will be looking for volunteers to help this season – coaches, team parents and flag football committee members. Volunteers are vital to the success of the program.

All coaches are required to fill out the MARA volunteer form and must pass a background check (every calendar year).
  Click here to submit your information to volunteer

If you are interested in coaching or you are a coach from another league and are considering MARA for you and you players please email [email protected]


Not ready yet, but still have questions about MARA’s Flag Football program?

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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association
Kathy Duncan MARA Administrator, PO Box 1023
Matthews, North Carolina 28106

Phone: 704-847-0752
Email: [email protected]

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