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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

MARA Softball, Softball, Run, Field

2020 Fall Softball Challenge Teams

MARA Softball is proud to announce the 2020 Fall Softball Challenge Teams. These players will represent MARA in two day-long tournaments this Fall. Please join us in congratulating these players from 8U, 10U and 13U.

8U Challenge (Blue) - Coach Tarlton
Avery Clark
Cailin Compton
Caroline Phelps
Caroline Winser
Elisabeth Coghlan
Katelyn Swearingen
Kaylee Tarlton
Kaytlyn Greene
Kylie Foster
Libbie Kasten
Olivia Rippetoe

8U Challenge (Orange) - Coach Hall
Aubrey Hall
Emma Streletsky
Kamarri Chambers
Lana Craig
Lola Peters
Lydia Culpepper
Madelyn Roecker
Perry LeVasseur
Quinn Pickens
Rebecca Young
Serenity Taylor

10U Challenge - Coach Poynter
Brooke Hollywood
Caroline Coble
Caydence Loflin
Elizabeth Kirsch
Kate Jolley
Lily Thomas
Margaux Devanney
Mia Whitten
Sammi DiMaio
Shelby Poynter
Taylor Glickman

13U Challenge - Coach Morris
Casey Tomljanovic
Danika Morris
Janey Galek
Kaylee Hong
Madison Hyatt
Marissa Easterly
Marlee Whitten
Peyton Lewter
Riley Wisecarver
Sofia Tristan
Taylynn Holnagel

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Fall Season Schedule

8U and older teams have been rostered and the season is underway. 
6U will start practices the week after Labor Day.

Game schedules will be built by Char-Meck Softball and provided in September. 

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, Nick Tarlton, at [email protected]

We hope to see you on the field!


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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