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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

MARA Softball, Softball, Run, Field

Spring Season Schedule

Registration for the Spring 2021 season is now closed for 8U and Up.

6U registration will be open until 1st week of March. 

Due to wet fields we will be moving assessments from Saturday to this Sunday, February 21st. It will begin at 1pm for 8U. Please see the times as follows on Field 4:

8u – 1pm
10u – 3pm
13u – 4:30pm
18u – 6pm

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and review uniform information.

8U and Up games schedule to be released around March 10th by Char-Meck Softball; with opening weekend of games held Saturday, March 13th. 

6U season teams will be formed weekend of March 6th. Practices to begin the week of March 8th. 

Game schedules will be built by Char-Meck Softball and provided in March.  Please contact MARA Softball Commissioner with any questions at [email protected]

Challenge Softball Tryouts!

We have rescheduled tryouts due to the weather and it will now take place Friday, February 26th. Following schedule:

8U – 6pm - 7:30pm; Field 10
10U – 6pm – 7:30pm; Field 4
13U – 7:30pm – 9pm; Field 4 (Potential to be moved if too cold or based on coaches preference).

We will have further communication and confirmations once we complete formation of the rec teams this weekend.

Welcome to MARA Softball

MARA Fastpitch Softball is proud to be one of the largest single softball associations in the region. We are a family-focused organization centered on recreational play for girls aged 4 to 18. Matthews-area kids grow up on MARA's fields, as did many of their parents. It's a great place to come and play ball, and a community of families watching their young ballplayers learn and grow in one of the best facilities around. Read on and browse through the categories to the left to learn more.

Our softball teams play ball under the umbrella of Char-Meck Girls Softball, which includes local associations to the south of Charlotte such as Myers Park, South Charlotte, Weddington, Mint Hill and Porter Ridge, to name a few. We field teams based on age at the following levels:

  • 6U
  • 8U
  • 10U
  • 13U
  • 18U

The quality of our coaching is very important; all of our coaches undergo a rigorous background check prior to each season. Our teams play and are coached to ensure the best balance between skill development, fair play and enjoyment of the game. Our strength is our dedicated cast of volunteers who give of their time to make MARA great. Our softball fields are centrally located in Arthur Goodman Park in Matthews, a few steps from a softball-specific bullpen, batting cages, newly contstructed restrooms and a full-service concession stand.

In addition to recreational-level play, MARA Softball has multiple offerings for competitive play via the Challenge and Tournament team programs. These teams play in local weekend tournaments and provide the opportunity for highly skilled players to advance their experience and ability while maintaining their roots at MARA.

MARA's fees for participation are among the most affordable in the area and include uniforms, participation, field use, insurance and umpires. We fully outfit our players with softball pants, jerseys, and socks.

All team practices are held at MARA, as are at least half of every team's games. The average distance to away fields is only nine miles, and the most distant away games are played on the weekend, not during the school week.

If you have any questions about MARA Softball, feel free to contact the Softball Commissioner, Bobby Young, at [email protected]

We hope to see you on the field!

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Registration Listing

Spring Softball 2021

Spring 2021 Spring Softball Registration

Spring 2021 U6 Softball

Registration closes on 03/03/2021 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/15/2021 to 06/06/2021
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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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