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Fall 2021 Challenge Softball

For U8, U10 and U13 Challenge Teams Registration Only!

*******Only register for this program if you were selected for one of these teams*******

Challenge 8U (Orange) Mincey

Registration closes on 10/30/2021 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/18/2021 to 10/31/2021
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$95.00

Challenge 8U (Blue) Hall

Registration closes on 10/30/2021 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/18/2021 to 10/31/2021
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$95.00

MARA Softball, Softball, Run, Field

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:
8U - MARA
10U - Steele Creek 
13U - Mint Hill 

8U
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

10U
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

13U
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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