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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

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MARA COLTS - Flag Football League

Spring Registration is OPEN

Play in the most competitive spring flag football league in the area.   Cheerleaders at games!

Games Start: 03/16/2024

Games End: 5/19/2024

Game Day: Saturdays

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

Who Can Play: Boys and Girls (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: $200 per child and each child gets a personalized MARA Flag Football team uniform. 
Registration fee is non-refundable per MARA's Refund Policy

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

**Age divisions are based on the date of 3/15/24 (i.e., what age will child be on 03/15/24) 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 participates 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. Games will typically be played between 12pm and 8pm (For night games).  We will set the practice and game schedules after registration is complete. 

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

Player Requests:  Requests will be allowed - play with your friends!

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

Here are some key dates to know:

  • Late Fees Start - 02/28/2024
  • Registration Closes - 03/03/2024 or when all player slots are filled
  • Season starts - 03/16/2024
  • No games on March 30 - spring break


  • Team jersey - yours to keep!
  • MARA Colts 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?

Email us for the fastest response -
[email protected]


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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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