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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Fall 2022 Season

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

  • July 1st: 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
  • Refund Policy
    Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) incurs various league, medical, security, uniform, insurance, and administrative fees which are not refundable to the organization.  Therefore, if you withdraw your player fifteen (15) days or more before the stated registration period closes for a sport/program, we will provide a refund of the total registration fee, LESS A $50 Processing Fee.  Otherwise, we do not provide any refunds for a player withdrawing from the program.

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

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

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

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

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, Eddie Hernandez, 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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