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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Spring 2024

Congratulations to Coaches Rippetoe, Gunn, and Patterson for leading our 8U Team to a well-deserved victory in the Fall 23 Char-Meck Softball Championship! Coach Rippetoe's strategic prowess sets the stage for another promising run in the upcoming Spring Season. Across all divisions, our teams showcased impressive performances in deep playoff runs and we're eager to build on this softball success.

As we gear up for the exciting Spring season, mark your calendars with these key dates:


  • Monday, January 1st: Registration opens for all divisions (Tentative for 6U and up)

  • Thursday, January 31st: Registration closes for 8U, 10U, 13U, and 18U

  • Saturday, February 3rd: Assessments for 8U, 10U, 13U, and 18U

  • Sunday, February 4th: 8U and up draft; teams formed

  • Saturday, February 17th: Practices kick off this week for 8U and up divisions

  • Sunday, February 18th: Challenge Teams tryouts

  • Wednesday, February 28th: Registration for 6U closes

  • Saturday, March 2nd: 6U - Play it Day - Picnic & Open Practice

  • Sunday, March 3rd: 6U teams formed - Draft/Assignment

  • Friday, March 8th: 6U practices begin this week 

  • Friday, March 15th: 8U, 10U, 12U, 18U Flex Open Practice Invitationals

  • Monday, March 18th: Flex Invitations Sent - Team Formation

For any questions, feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or shoot me a text at 631-691-9542. 

We look forward to an amazing season ahead!


Eddie Hernandez
MARA Softball Commissioner 




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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