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Details on How to Register for Camps

To register for Baseball & Softball Camps please scroll down past the flyers describing the programs. If your child is eligible the registration option will be there along with the cost. If the camp is filled or if you child does not meet the age requirements it will not appear.

Next Generation Baseball & Softball Camps Information


HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CAMP OFFERINGS FOR PLAYERS AGES 6-12

Led by D-BAT Indian Trail @ Arthur Goodman Park

- Relevant instruction to each camper’s ability in a fun yet instructional environment

- Skill levels will be assessed on day 1 to establish appropriate group level instruction

- Trained camp staff will provide high level of individual instruction

- Lunch and a drink included in the registration fee for all campers!All camp sessions are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at MARA, 1200 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105. 

 

 

Level 1 Camp, ages 6 – 8

- Hitting, throwing and fielding

- Skills competitions

- Fun events and a variety of outdoor games   

- Players will be grouped based upon their skill level on Day 1 

Level 2 Camp, ages 9 – 12

- Infield, outfield, base running and conditioning

- Pitching clinic

- Skills competitions

- Daily baseball games to provide immediate feedback on your player’s growth

- Players will be grouped based upon their skill level on Day 1

Lunch Provided Daily:

Every camper will receive lunch and a drink included with his/her registration fee. If your camper does not like the lunch option for that day or has a food allergy we ask that you pack an alternative lunch. Please write campers name on the lunch bag so it can be properly stored in a cooler. Credit will not be given for unused lunches. Our concessions facility cannot handle special dietary requests.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations made two weeks prior to the start date of each camp session will be refunded $75/Level 1 Camp and $125/Level 2 Camp of the registration fee. After this deadline, no refunds will be given. Only exception is illness or injury supported by doctor’s note will be refunded the full amount minus $25 processing fee.

Rain Policy:

If heavy rain is encountered prior to the start of camp, the day may be cancelled. We will do our best to provide as much notice as possible. Each camper will receive a voucher good for a make-up camp session at D-BAT Indian Trail’s indoor facility to be used on another day (registration is required). Once camp has started we will continue rain or shine. Arthur Goodman Park has a state of the art weather detection system. If the alarm sounds during the camp, campers will be moved to a safe location. 

FAQ’s

What to Bring: A glove and bat is all you need, but feel free to bring any equipment you’d like (label all items!)

Snacks/Drinks: Pack daily snacks. Water will be provided, but bring a water bottle for refills

Sunscreen: Make sure your camper puts this on before camp and brings extra to reapply

Clothing: Cool & comfortable, cleats are allowed and don’t forget a hat!

Breaks: Water breaks will be taken throughout the day, as well as 30-45 minutes for lunch.

Communication: Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey will be passed on to you via the email address you supply at registration so include all necessary family emails. This will eliminate any confusion and/or miscommunication.

Contact: Monique Brooks, [email protected]


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8U Campers should bring snacks every day. 
 
10U, 12U, and 14U - Lunch Provided Daily:
Every camper will receive lunch and a drink included with his/her registration fee. If your camper does not like the lunch option for that day or has a food allergy we ask that you pack an alternative lunch. Please write campers name on the lunch bag so it can be properly stored in a cooler. Credit will not be given for unused lunches. Our concessions facility cannot handle special dietary requests.
 
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations made two weeks prior to the start date of each camp session will be refunded $75/Week 1 camp, $60/Week 1 pitching clinic and $125/Week 2 camp of the registration fee. After this deadline, no refunds will be given. Only exception is illness or injury supported by doctor’s note will be refunded the full amount minus $25 processing fee.
 
Rain Policy:
Camps are rain or shine. Arthur Goodman Park has a state of the art weather detection system. If the alarm sounds during the camp, campers will be moved to a safe location. If the weather does require us to stay off the fields we may use Friday as a makeup day.
 
FAQ’s
What to Bring: A glove and bat is all you need, but feel free to bring any equipment you’d like (label all items!)
Snacks/Drinks: Pack daily snacks. Water will be provided, but bring a water bottle for refills
Sunscreen: Make sure your camper puts this on before camp and brings extra to reapply
Clothing: Cool & comfortable, cleats are allowed and don’t forget a hat!
Breaks: Water breaks will be taken throughout the day, as well as 30-45 minutes for lunch.
Communication: Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey will be passed on to you via the email address you supply at registration so include all necessary family emails. This will eliminate any confusion and/or miscommunication.
Contact: Chang Zeng, [email protected]
*T-shirts may not be available for late registrants - so register early!



Camp Registration Below

2022 Next Generation Softball Camps

2022 Softball Camps at MARA  in Downtown Matthews
Brought to you in partnership with Queens University Royals Softball
These fun and instructional camps are designed for the growth and development of players 6-14

 
8U & 10U Camp - Fundamentals 
 8U (Ages 7 & 8) Fee $135 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
10U (Ages 9 &10) Fee $185 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM (Includes Lunch)
8U Camp Add-On
1 Hour Pitching Clinic Each Day of Camp 
Fee: $60 per pitcher
8U (Ages 7 & 8): 12:15 - 1:15

Week 2 12U & 14U Camp - Instructional
Fee $185  (Includes Lunch)
12U (Ages 11-12) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
14U (ages 13-14) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM




10U Fundamentals Softball Camp July 18-21

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 AM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/21/2022
$185.00

12U & 14U Instructional Softball Camp July 25-28

Registration closes on 07/22/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/26/2022 to 07/29/2022
$185.00

8U Fundamentals Softball Camp July 18-21

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/19/2022 to 07/22/2022
$135.00

8U ONLY Add-On Pitching Clinic 12:15 - 1:15

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/19/2022 to 07/22/2022
$60.00

2022 Next Generation Baseball Camps

NEXT GENERATION BASEBALL CAMPS AT MARA 5-day Sessions in June and July from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm - Led by D-BAT Indian Trail. Relevant instruction to each camper's ability in a fun yet instructional environment. Skill levels will be assessed on day 1 to establish appropriate group level instruction. Trained camp counselors will provide a high level of individual instruction. Lunch and a drink daily are included in registration fee for all campers. 

Level 1 session 1: June 13-17 (ages 6-8),  registration closes June 10
Level 1 session 3: July 18-22 (ages 6-8),  registration closes July 15
Cost $185

Level 2 session 1: June 20-24 (ages 9-12),  registration closes June 17
Level 2 session 2: July 25-29 (ages 9-12),  registration closes July 22
Cost $235

Level I Baseball Camp June 13-17 Age 6-8

Registration closes on 06/10/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 06/13/2022 to 06/17/2022
$185.00

Level I Baseball Camp July 18-22 Ages 6-8

Registration closes on 07/15/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/22/2022
$185.00

Level II Baseball Camp June 20-24 Ages 9-12

Registration closes on 06/17/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 06/20/2022 to 06/24/2022
$235.00

Level II Baseball Camp July 25-29 Ages 9-12

Registration closes on 07/07/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/25/2022 to 07/29/2022
$235.00

Football Camp/Clinic Registration

2022 Brian Hales Champions Camp

A 3-day camp aimed at increasing the football IQ of every player who attends.  We will provide hands-on-teaching of football skills.  We are very excited to have the State Champion Head Football Coach of The Butler Bulldogs, Brian Hales, as our host for this event.  The camp is open to all players regardless of where they choose to play football.

Each child in attendance will receive instruction on the position-specific fundamentals of the game of football

Each day will consist of fundamental stations (QB, receiver, running backs, offensive/defensive line, linebacker, & defensive back play and drills)

Day 1 - 630 to 830p, Day 2 - 630 to 830p, Day 3 - 9-11a

BONUS - Every camp attendee receives free entry to Butler Football home games - BONUS

Camp cost $125


Coed Ages 7-13


Champions Camp

Registration closes on 06/15/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/16/2022 to 06/18/2022
$125.00

Position Specific Football Camp

MARA is launching several multi-day camps that focus on improving you as a player. 

Jun 20 - 22
Position(s): Quarterback, Running back, Wide Receiver, Tight ends
Focus: •QB: — Stance, Exchange, Drops, Set-Up, Sprint Out, Play Action, Screens, Ball Handling, Option, Reading Defenses, and Field Leadership •RB: Stance, Start, Ball Handling, Ball Security, Pass Protection, Route Running, Play Action, and Screens
•WR/TE: Stance, Start, Release, Route Running, Cuts, Receiving, Blocking, and Reading Defenses

June 27 - 29
Position(s): Linebacker, Cornerback, Safety
Focus: •LB: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Rushing, Tackling and Blitzing •CB: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Anticipating the QB, Backpedaling, Executing Single and Zone Coverage, Disrupting Pass Routes, Shedding Blockers, and Tackling •Safety: - Stance, Reading Offenses, Disrupting Pass Routes, Backpedaling, and Tackling

July 11 - 13
Position(s): Everyone •Focus: Blocking •All: - Run Blocking and Pass Blocking

July 18 - 20
Position(s): Tackling •Focus: tackling All: angle tackling, gang tackling and pursuit drills

July 25 - 28
Speed and Conditioning:
Get sports specific training for speed, coordination, balance, and agility. Speed and technique are two very important elements of success for an athlete.

Participants will do various drills working on acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. There will be a football emphasizes on certain days, focusing on key aspects, such as defense, offense and the kicking game.


You can choose any or all the camps - discounts automatically applied for those who enroll in multiple camps!

Blocking: - Run Blocking, Pass Blocking, Pulling

Registration closes on 07/10/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/11/2022 to 07/13/2022
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$75.00

Linebacker, Cornerback, & Safety

Registration closes on 06/26/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/27/2022 to 06/29/2022
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$95.00

QB, Running back, Wide Receiver, Tight ends

Registration closes on 06/19/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/20/2022 to 06/22/2022
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$125.00

Tackling

Registration closes on 07/19/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/18/2022 to 07/20/2022
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$75.00

Speed and Conditioning

Registration closes on 07/24/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/25/2022 to 07/28/2022
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$125.00

MARA Next Step Program 2022

Next Step Camp

Contact

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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