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Welcome to MARA Cheer

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Please read below for information on our cheer-leading program.
Email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions.

Congratulations to our
MARA’s competitive cheer squad, Blue Reign, placed FIRST in their division at the Reach the Beach Daytona National Cheerleading Championships on March 20, 2021!

Congratulations to our 2023 Pop Warner Cheer Squads. ALL competing teams placed FIRST in the Local Competition!

MARA Basketball Cheer Program

Registration will open in October 2024

Basketball Cheer 

New to MARA! A fun, instructional cheer program designed for athletes ages 11-15. Cheerleaders will align with the boys and girls D division of MARA Basketball. 

The basketball cheer program will focus on sideline cheers, technique and etiquette. All skill levels are welcome. The program is 100% recreational. There are no tryouts and no competitions. 

The season will run from early December to early March. Cheerleaders will cheer at Saturday games once a week at Crestdale Middle School. 75m practices will be held once a week. 


Registration fee includes all uniform pieces (including body liner and shorts), bow and full size pom poms. Shell, skirt and poms will be returned at the end of season. White cheer shoes/tennis shoes required. 


1 team/1 division ages 11-15
15 spots on the team
1 game + 1 practice per week

Cheer season starts on 12/2. Practices will start the week of 12/3. 

Practices will run approximately 75m and will be held once a week on Fridays from 6:30p-7:45p. On weeks where we have Friday conflicts, hour-long practices will be the morning before Saturday games. Athletes can expect to condition, learn techniques, drills, and cheer etiquette. Halftime and quarter change routines will be performed as appropriate.


Registration will open on 11/12 and payment plans are available through 11/30. Account balances must be paid in full by 12/1 to remain on the roster. Late fee applied after 12/3. Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Please review our refund policy carefully. 

Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) incurs various league, medical, security, uniform, insurance, and administrative fees which are not refundable to the organization.  Therefore, if you withdraw your player fifteen (15) days or more before the stated registration period closes for a sport/program, we will provide a refund of the total registration fee, LESS A $50 admin fee.  Otherwise, we do not provide any refunds for a player withdrawing from the program.


If you or someone you know are interested in helping coach, please follow this link to complete a volunteer application: 

All volunteers must submit to a background check plus other sports specific certifications.

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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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