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2022 Preseason Softball Clinic at DBAT

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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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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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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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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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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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Fall 2021 Season

Registration for the Fall 2021 softball season will open Thursday, July 1st at 8am! Please scroll to the bottom of our softball webpage to select your age group. If you are interested in coaching, please indicate in the registration form. We always welcome parents to volunteer within the organization and at some divisions may have a few openings.

Softball Assessments will be held on August 14th on Field 4; for divisions 8U and Up. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to check in and do uniform fittings.

• 8U – 9:00am
• 10U – 11:15am
• 13U – 1:15pm
• 18U – 3:00pm

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

  • July 1st – Registration opens for all divisions; 6U and up.
  • August 11th – Registration for 8U, 10U, 13U and 18U closes
  • August 14th – 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.
  • August 15th – 8U and up draft; teams formed
  • August 16th – Practices begin this week for 8U and up divisions
  • August 22nd – Challenge Teams tryouts; participating divisions to be announced closer to this date for 8U and up.
  • September 1st – Registration for 6U closes
  • September 4th – 6U teams are formed
  • September 6th – 6U practices will begin this week
  • September 11th – Softball Opening Day for 8U and up divisions
  • September 24th – 6U Softball games begin

Challenge Tournaments will be held on September 19th and October 10th. 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 (some Monday’s)
  • 8U and 18U: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • 10U and 13U: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

If you have any questions please contact MARA Softball Commissioner at [email protected].

Have a wonderful rest of summer and we are looking forward to another great season of Softball!!

2021 Spring All Stars

Congratulations to the girls selected for the 2021 Spring All Star teams! Come support the players for All Star weekend from June 10-13th. Thursday, June 10th at 6pm is opening ceremonies hosted at MARA and includes all CharMeck organizations participating. Followed by 3 days of tournament play from Friday evening - Sunday. 

The division tournament games will be hosted at the following fields June 11-13:
10U - Steele Creek 
13U - Mint Hill 

Chloe Timberlake
Rebecca Young
Lana Craig
Aubrey Hall
Ericha Nestor
Erin Burgun
Kamarri Chambers
Perry LeVasseur
Madelyn Roecker
Lydia Culpepper
Alex Weiderman

Head Coach: Brent LeVasseur
Assistant Coach: Lacy LeVasseur
Assistant Coach: Todd Roecker

Cailin Compton
Nora Fegyveresi
Kruzie Hood
Katelyn Swearingen
Quinn Brennan
Kylie Foster
Taylor Glickman
Clare Acquaviva
Oliva Hood
Maggie Kerr
Alexandra Piho
Delainey Smith

Head Coach: Travis Foster
Assistant Coach: Chris Compton
Assistant Coach: David Piho

Annuska Mehta
Bethany Mitra
Jamie-Lynn Chowning
Taylor Cooper
Sydney Grogan
Averie Jones
Caitlin Fowler
Abby Greig
Elizabeth Lewter
Anna Olivier-Misle
Helen Klauder
Head Coach: William Grogan
Assistant Coach: Mike Jones

Summer Camp 2021

We continue to have a terrific season and are now approaching the home stretch! As we think towards summer, MARA will be hosting our annual Softball Summer Camp in partnership with Queens University of Charlotte Softball. 10U, 12U and 14U will include lunch as they run until 2pm.

Registration is now open and can be located on the MARA website under “Camps” or by clicking here:  Softball Camp. The registration fee per player:

  • 8U - $135 with option for pitching lesson at $60, providing 1 additional hour of pitching lessons each day of camp.
  • 10U - $185
  • 12U & 14U - $185

Please contact MARA Commissioner with any questions at [email protected].

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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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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