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Welcome to Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) Baseball – Where Tradition Meets Excellence!

MARA Baseball stands proudly among the most prestigious recreational baseball organizations in the North Carolina, boasting a rich history of victories and a commitment to sportsmanship. Our program invites young athletes of all skill levels to embrace the challenge and excitement that define MARA Baseball.

Our Mission: At MARA Baseball, we are on a mission to provide a highly competitive baseball league for children aged 4-18 in a safe and family-friendly atmosphere. Rooted in the values of sportsmanship and community, our coaches, volunteers, and players are dedicated to making MARA Baseball one of the nation's premier organizations.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Tradition of Winning: MARA Baseball has a storied tradition of success on the field.
  • Inclusive Challenge: Our program welcomes players of all skill levels, offering a challenge tailored to individual growth.
  • Safe and Family-Centric Atmosphere: We prioritize a secure environment where families can enjoy the thrill of the game.

Our Commitment: Year after year, MARA Baseball is committed to providing outstanding facilities, creating memorable experiences, and fostering tremendous teamwork. As we adapt to the evolving needs of our community and the sport, we remain dedicated to excellence.

Season Highlights - Spring Baseball*:

  • Assessments: The excitement begins February 17th with assessments setting the stage for an exhilarating season.
  • Team Formation: Teams take shape, and practices kick off the week of February 18th.
  • Games Begin: The action starts March 16th with players showcasing their skills on the field.
  • Tournaments: Culminating in late May or early June, our end-of-season tournaments add an extra layer of intensity to the competition.

Join MARA Baseball, where passion meets purpose, and every swing carries the spirit of our proud tradition.

* Dates above DO NOT include Little League ages 13 through 16 (Juniors and Seniors). For LL information, please see LL Link below.  

The Spring Season includes:

T-Ball for ages 4 - 5 AA Machine Pitch for ages 6 - 7 AAA Machine Pitch for ages 7 - 8 Minor League for ages 9 - 10 Major League for ages 11 -12
LITTLE LEAGUE- 14U JUNIORS, 16U SENIORS & 14U CHALLENGE18U BASEBALL team(s) will be formed via tryouts and/or interest.  All registrants will be placed on a waiting list until enough players register. 
(Ages as of April 30)

All Star Season

Highly skilled 7-12 year old players are selected from each division to represent MARA in tournaments throughout the Summer (June - August). MARA Baseball All Star teams frequently reach Regional and National competitions.

All Stars

Fall Season

The Fall baseball season begins with tryouts in August. Teams form and practices start near the middle of August with games beginning around mid-September. The end of season Tournaments typically take place in late October or early November.

The Fall season includes:

T-Ball for ages 4 - 5 AA Machine Pitch for ages 6 - 7 AAA Machine Pitch for ages 7 - 8 Minor League for ages 9 - 10 Major League for ages 11 -12 Babe Ruth

14U – Juniors (Little League), 16U –  Seniors (Little League), 18U –  Babe Ruth

For more info, comments, or questions contact: 

Bat and Ball Commissioner
Luca Reyner
Email[email protected]

Harris Teeter


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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