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Registration Listing

2022 Spring Baseball

2022 Baseball Registration (For T-ball, AA, AAA, Minors and Majors

Registration closes on Sunday February 13th OR when division reaches capacity

A $25 late fee will be charged for any registrations after 2/13. Waitlisted registrants are not guaranteed a team placement or uniform.

Registration will default based on age. All players will play in their age divisions. (Players age as of April 30, 2022)

If you are interested in coaching, please check the box when registering or email the commissioner.

Assessments: Assessments will be held Saturday, February 19. More information will be relayed in the coming weeks regarding times and field locations. (T-Ball does not have Assessments)

 Schedule - Practices will begin the week of February 21. Practices will be conducted once during the week (M-TH) and on Saturdays. Opening weekend is March 12 and the season will run through May, ending prior to Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting).

 Challenge Baseball: The Challenge teams practice on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons when not playing in a tournament. More information regarding the Challenge tryouts will be sent in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Eric Biermann.


T-Ball (ages 4 and 5)- Jamison Blowers, [email protected]

AA - Luca Reyner (ages 6 and 7), [email protected]

AAA - Bill Cormier (ages 7 and 8), [email protected]

Minors - Hal Bialeck (ages 9 and 10), [email protected]

Majors - Megan Butler (ages 11 and 12), [email protected]

Challenge - Eric Biermann, [email protected]

Juniors - Charlie Thomson, (Ages 13-16), [email protected]


MARA Juniors Families- Middle school baseball provides a great opportunity for players to compete, improve, and have fun. We want our MARA players to tryout for and make their middle school team. With this in mind, we will be offering a series of open workouts this winter to supplement your tryout preparation. What: MARA Juniors and Seniors coaches will lead workouts designed to 1) maximize offensive and defensive repetitions, 2) offer detailed instruction on specific elements of the game (base running, rundowns, defensive communication, bunting, relays, etc), and 3) improve conditioning (arm strength, sprinting). When: Beginning the week of January 10th, we will run two open workouts each week. These will generally take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm and on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm. Open workouts will continue for six weeks. Who: Junior (13-14 year olds) players that played MARA rec baseball in the fall are welcome along with anyone who is considering playing MARA rec ball in spring 2022 (upon conclusion of the middle school season). Please share this opportunity with friends that may be interested. Where: All workouts will happen at MARA on field 2. There is no cost to participate. Players can come to as many or as few sessions as their schedules allow. Please send any questions to Charlie Thomson, Juniors/Seniors Commissioner, at 262-893-7030 or [email protected]



T-Ball 4-5

Registration closes on 02/13/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/12/2022 to 05/31/2022
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$0.00

AA & AAA Machine Pitch 6-8

Registration closes on 02/13/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/12/2022 to 05/31/2022
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$0.00

Minor League 9-10

Registration closes on 02/13/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/12/2022 to 05/31/2022
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$0.00

Major League 11-12

Registration closes on 02/13/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/12/2022 to 05/31/2022
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$275.00

Junior League 13-14

Registration closes on 03/16/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$285.00

Senior Division 15-16

Registration closes on 03/16/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 06/30/2022
$285.00

Sports Clinics/Camps

Speed and Conditioning Camp

Get sports specific training for speed, coordination, balance, and agility. Speed and technique are two very important elements of success for an athlete.

Participants will do various drills working on acceleration, deceleration and change of direction.  

It is important to train at a level that is equal to your game intensity to help increase your performance and to minimize injury. Additionally, this training will start at the beginners level and progress of each participant will be tracked.


Speed and Conditioning Clinic #2

Registration closes on 03/05/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/07/2022 to 03/09/2022
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$110.00

Football Registration Listing

2022 Spring Flag Football

MARA Colts Fall Flag Football

Games Start: 3/19/2022
Games End: 5/22/2022
Game Day: Saturdays
Practices: On Saturday before the games (during the season)
Who Can Play: Boys and Girls (Ages 4-14) 
Where: MARA  -1200 S Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Cost: $185 per child ($109 for Teeny Mite 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.  

Not ready yet, but still have questions about MARA’s Flag Football program...Email us for the fastest response: [email protected]

 **Age divisions are based on the date of 3/15/2022 (i.e., what age will child be on 3/15/2022) with divisions ages adjusted, as needed, to balance the number of players per team and division.

Teeny Mite (TnM)

Registration closes on 03/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/19/2022 to 05/23/2022
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$109.00

Tiny Mite (TM)

Registration closes on 03/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/19/2022 to 05/23/2022
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$185.00

Mitey Mite (MM)

Registration closes on 03/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/19/2022 to 05/23/2022
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$185.00

Junior Pee Wee (JPW)

Registration closes on 03/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/19/2022 to 05/23/2022
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$185.00

Pee Wee (PW)

Registration closes on 03/03/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/19/2022 to 05/23/2022
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$185.00

2022 Spring 7V7

Matthews Elite Colts 7v7 is back for the spring season!   

Coach Matt Carr and Coach Andrew Hinton return to lead our 7V7 Winter Program.

Here are the details for the Spring 2022 season:

The season runs approximately March 20, 2022 to May 23, 2022 (all games are on Sundays except for two 2-day tournaments)

The season includes five (5) regular season weeks (up to 10 games), an end of season tournament, and two (2) regional two-day tournaments.

Games are approximately 50 minutes in duration

Team tryouts will be held at MARA with the field location (TBD).

The tryouts will be held on February 12, 2022 from 12pm to 130pm for 3/4th graders and 2pm to 330pm for 5/6th graders and 4pm to 530pm for 7/8th
graders

Tryout fee: Free

Team Fees: $280 which includes a custom uniform (shirt and shorts), practice times, and league fees.

We expect to field two (2) teams at the 3/4th grade and two (2) teams at the 5/6th grade level.  There will be one (1) team each at the 7th grade and 8th grade level.

Team size is 13 to 15 players

Questions??? Please see https://bit.ly/7V7FAQs for more

3/4 Grade Team

Registration closes on 02/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/12/2022 to 05/24/2022
$280.00

5/6 Grade Team

Registration closes on 02/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/12/2022 to 05/24/2022
$280.00

7th Grade Team

Registration closes on 02/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/12/2022 to 05/24/2022
$280.00

8th Grade Team

Registration closes on 02/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/12/2022 to 05/24/2022
$280.00

Registration Listing

Spring Softball 2022

Spring 2022 Spring Softball Registration

Here are some key dates and items to be aware of:8u and up registration closes February 9th OR when a division is full.If a division is full, later registered players are moved to a waitlist and will be place on teams in order of registration date should a spot open.6u registration will close March 2nd and teams will be formed by March 5th; practices to begin the following weekend.  Registration will default based on age. If a player is playing in a higher division, please register for what the system defaults and then send Kathy Duncan and I an email requesting the move up. We will invoice you the balance once the transfer is complete, should there be a difference in fee.If you are interested in coaching, please check the box when registering or email me directly. We are always looking for parents to help out and would welcome your interest. We do have a good amount of returning coaches, but will have some positions to fill this season. Assessments for 8u and up – Scheduled to be held Saturday, February 12th. Its typically a tough weather month, so subject to change if needed. Teams will be formed the following day, February 13th. We ask you make every effort to please attend assessments, it helps us form the most even teams possible. *Reminder, it is not a tryout, everyone who is registered will be placed on a team. Schedule – division practice and games will remain the same as prior seasons. 8u and 18u held Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. 10u and 13u held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. 6u Friday and Saturday; with possibility of 1 other weekday depending on # of teams.8u and upPractice will begin the week of February 14thMarch 21st – regular season games beginMay 14th – End of Season tournament begins (tbd based on rainouts and when regular season finishes).  6u – tbd opening gameday. Likely the weekend of April 2nd. Challenge Softball – 8u, 10u and 13u; Registration will open after teams are formed with tryouts scheduled for Sunday, February 20th. This is a try out process and the selected team will play in at least 2 competitive tournaments along with quality addition weekly practice time (Friday and Sunday). *18u is always dependent on # of charmeck teams each season. If other association can form a team, MARA would plan to.Tentative tournament dates are scheduled for March 27th and May 1st All Stars – will take place this spring again. Scheduled to be June 16 – 19. June 16th is open ceremonies followed by games Friday – Sunday. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] Look forward to another great season! Bobby Young

Spring 2022 U6 Softball

Registration closes on 03/02/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/02/2022 to 05/14/2022
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$125.00

Spring 2022 U8 Softball

Registration closes on 02/09/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 05/14/2022
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$0.00

Spring 2022 U10 Softball

Registration closes on 02/09/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 05/14/2022
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$0.00

Spring 2022 U13 Softball

Registration closes on 02/09/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 07/14/2022
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$0.00

Spring 2022 U18 Softball

Registration closes on 02/09/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 05/14/2022
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$240.00

Contact

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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