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Softball Registration

2022 Fall Softball

2022 Fall Softball Registration
Register Before 7/15/22 12:00 am to get Early Bird Discount

 Here are some important dates and information for the upcoming season.

June 29th: Registration opens for all divisions; 6U and up.

August 9th: Registration for 8U, 10U, 13U and 18U closes

August 13th: Assessments for 8U, 10U, 13U and 18U. Please make every attempt to be there. If you cannot attend let the softball commissioner know. Times for each division TBD and will be announced closer to the date.

August 14th: 8U and up draft; teams formed

August 15th: Practices begin this week for 8U and up divisions

August 21st: Challenge Teams tryouts; participating divisions to be announced closer to this date for 8U and up (likely 8u, 10u and 13u)

August 30th: Registration for 6U closes

September 3th: 6U teams are formed

September 5th: 6U practices will begin this week

Season game start dates are TBD by Charmeck and not yet announced. Historically it is 2nd weekend of September

 Challenge Tournaments weekend dates are still TBD and will be announced when available. For those unfamiliar, Challenge is a team formed through players participating in the rec program to allow for additional competitive play through more practices and tournaments. It is a try out and selection process. More to come on Challenge as we get closer to assessments

.Practice and Game schedules will remain the same as prior seasons

6U: Friday and Saturday

8U and 18U: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

10U and 13U: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Fall 2022 U6 Softball

Registration closes on 08/30/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/05/2022 to 11/07/2022
Show Details
$145.00

Fall 2022 U8 Softball

Registration closes on 08/09/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/09/2022 to 11/07/2022
$250.00

Fall 2022 U10 Softball

Registration closes on 08/09/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/09/2022 to 11/07/2022
$280.00

Fall 2022 U13 Softball

Registration closes on 08/09/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/09/2022 to 11/07/2022
$280.00

Fall 2022 U18 Softball

Registration closes on 08/09/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/09/2022 to 11/07/2022
$280.00

Sports Clinics/Camps

Position Specific Football Camp

MARA is launching several multi-day camps that focus on improving you as a player. 

Jun 20 - 22
Position(s): Quarterback, Running back, Wide Receiver, Tight ends
Focus: •QB: — Stance, Exchange, Drops, Set-Up, Sprint Out, Play Action, Screens, Ball Handling, Option, Reading Defenses, and Field Leadership •RB: Stance, Start, Ball Handling, Ball Security, Pass Protection, Route Running, Play Action, and Screens
•WR/TE: Stance, Start, Release, Route Running, Cuts, Receiving, Blocking, and Reading Defenses

June 27 - 29
Position(s): Linebacker, Cornerback, Safety
Focus: •LB: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Rushing, Tackling and Blitzing •CB: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Anticipating the QB, Backpedaling, Executing Single and Zone Coverage, Disrupting Pass Routes, Shedding Blockers, and Tackling •Safety: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Disrupting Pass Routes, Backpedaling, and Tackling

July 11 - 13
Position(s): Everyone •Focus: Blocking •All: - Run Blocking and Pass Blocking

July 18 - 20
Position(s): Tackling •Focus: tackling All: angle tackling, gang tackling and pursuit drills

July 25 - 28
Speed and Conditioning:
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. There will be a football emphasizes on certain days, focusing on key aspects, such as defense, offense and the kicking game.


You can choose any or all the camps - discounts automatically applied for those who enroll in multiple camps!

Blocking: - Run Blocking, Pass Blocking, Pulling

Registration closes on 07/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/11/2022 to 07/13/2022
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$75.00

Tackling

Registration closes on 07/19/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/20/2022
Show Details
$75.00

Speed and Conditioning

Registration closes on 07/24/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/25/2022 to 07/28/2022
Show Details
$125.00

Football Registration Listing

2022 Tackle Football

MARA is one of 14 associations participating in the Pop Warner Little Panthers League in the greater Charlotte area.  

We anticipate practices to begin in August and games to begin in September, as they have in previous seasons.  We are waiting to hear from the Pop Warner regional office as to the particulars surrounding the upcoming season.

There are five age divisions of play:

Tiny-Mites is the youngest level of football that we offer.  Ages range from 5 to 7 years old with weights of 35-80 lbs.

Mitey Mites is an instructional team for 7-8-9 year olds with weights of 45-105 lbs.

9U is for ages 7-8-9 - no weight restrictions

11U is for ages 9-10-11 - no weight restrictions

13U is for ages 11-12-13 - no weight restrictions

Tiny-Mite

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
$310.00

Mitey-Mite

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
$310.00

Age Based U9

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
$310.00

Age Based U11

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
$0.00

Age Based U13

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 11/13/2022
$0.00

Cheer Registration Listing

MARA Fall Cheer 2022

We are excited for the upcoming fall 2022 season of MARA Cheer! 

We are always looking for volunteers for our program, please indicate when asked in the registration process if you would be willing to help out as a coach/team parent.

AGE DIVISIONS
You will be asked to register your child in a division corresponding to their age. Age for the season is the age they are as of 7/31/22. If your child is wanting to be placed in a division with a sibling/friend, please check with them when registering to be sure you choose the same one. If your child can be registered in multiple divisions, just pick one and we can reassign them at a later time if needed!

PRACTICES
The following are our tentative practice days/times. These are subject to change based on our volunteer coaches availabilities. 

• Tiny Mites (ages 5-7) & Mighty Mites (ages 7-9)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm

• Jr. PeeWee (ages 8-11) & PeeWee (ages 9-12) 
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm

• Jr. Varsity (ages 10-13) & Varsity (ages 12-16)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm

GAMES
Games are Saturday mornings/afternoons, beginning the end of August and going through early November. Game times are scheduled on a week-to-week basis, with younger squads typically in the morning and older squads in the early afternoon.

COMPETITION
ALL squads will compete in one local cheer-leading competition in October. Details for this competition are TBD.

UNIFORM FEE - 

*Prices include new uniforms and season fees*

Tentative uniform fitting dates: July 14th 6:00-7:30 pm and July 16th 10:00-11:30 am.   

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 

Jr. Pee Wee

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Jr. Varsity

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Mitey-Mite

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Pee Wee

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Tiny-Mite

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Varsity / Unlimited

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
$225.00

Baseball Registration

2022 Fall Baseball

Registration for 2022 Fall Baseball Ages 4-18
For Players ages 4-12 is the age your child will be as of  4/30/2023
Register before July 15th to Receive Early Bird Discount


Assessments for ages 6-12 will be Saturday August 20st (Times TBD)
Opening Day For Ages  4-12 September 10th

Little League 13-16 Assessments TBD



Babe Ruth 17-18
Assessments TBD

Babe Ruth baseball at the 18U level is highly competitive. Accordingly, please expect tryouts in late August and be advised that being registered for the program does not guarantee a spot on the team. Any monies paid will be fully and promptly refunded in the event a registrant is not placed on a team.



T-Ball 4-5

Registration closes on 08/18/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
Show Details
$175.00

AA & AAA Machine Pitch 6-8

Registration closes on 08/18/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
$280.00

Minor League 9-10

Registration closes on 08/18/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
$320.00

Major League 11-12

Registration closes on 08/19/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
$320.00

Junior League 13-14

Registration closes on 08/19/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
$330.00

Senior Division 15-16

Registration closes on 08/19/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
$330.00

Next Step Baseball Camp

2022 MARA Baseball Next Step Camp

For T-ball players moving up to Machine Pitch AA League.
 The camp will be August 15-19th starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 7:00 pm. Camp will be held on Field 7 & 8. Just check with one of the coaches and they will direct you to the correct field. Questions please contact :

Jamison Blowers
[email protected]

2022 Next Step Camp

Registration closes on 08/11/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 08/15/2022 to 08/20/2022
$55.00

Next Generation Baseball Camps

2022 Next Generation Softball Camps

2022 Softball Camps at MARA  in Downtown Matthews
Brought to you in partnership with Queens University Royals Softball
These fun and instructional camps are designed for the growth and development of players 6-14

 
8U & 10U Camp - Fundamentals 
 8U (Ages 7 & 8) Fee $135 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10U (Ages 9 &10) Fee $185 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM (Includes Lunch)
8U Camp Add-On
1 Hour Pitching Clinic Each Day of Camp 
Fee: $60 per pitcher
8U (Ages 7 & 8): 12:15 - 1:15

Week 2 12U & 14U Camp - Instructional
Fee $185  (Includes Lunch)
12U (Ages 11-12) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
14U (ages 13-14) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM




10U Fundamentals Softball Camp July 18-21

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 AM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/21/2022
$185.00

12U & 14U Instructional Softball Camp July 25-28

Registration closes on 07/22/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/26/2022 to 07/29/2022
$185.00

8U Fundamentals Softball Camp July 18-21

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/19/2022 to 07/22/2022
$135.00

8U ONLY Add-On Pitching Clinic 12:15 - 1:15

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/19/2022 to 07/22/2022
$60.00

2022 Next Generation Baseball Camps

NEXT GENERATION BASEBALL CAMPS AT MARA 5-day Sessions in June and July from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm - Led by D-BAT Indian Trail. Relevant instruction to each camper's ability in a fun yet instructional environment. Skill levels will be assessed on day 1 to establish appropriate group level instruction. Trained camp counselors will provide a high level of individual instruction. Lunch and a drink daily are included in registration fee for all campers. 

Level 1 session 1: June 13-17 (ages 6-8),  registration closes June 10
Level 1 session 3: July 18-22 (ages 6-8),  registration closes July 15
Cost $185

Level 2 session 1: June 20-24 (ages 9-12),  registration closes June 17
Level 2 session 2: July 25-29 (ages 9-12),  registration closes July 22
Cost $235

Level I Baseball Camp July 18-22 Ages 6-8

Registration closes on 07/17/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/22/2022
$185.00

Level II Baseball Camp July 25-29 Ages 9-12

Registration closes on 07/07/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/25/2022 to 07/29/2022
$235.00

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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