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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Welcome to MARA T-Ball

Single A (T-Ball)

Mission: Teach sportsmanship, teamwork, begin to develop basic baseball skills and most importantly... HAVE FUN!!!!
 

T-Ball is the first "Team Sport" experience for many children and our goal is to make that experience a great one. To support this goal, the objectives of the T-Ball program are to teach sportsmanship, teamwork, and begin to develop basic baseball skills. To ensure we focus on these objectives, no score is kept in T-Ball. In this learning environment, the younger players will be nurtured with a batting tee and more experienced children will be allowed to hit a pitched ball (machine pitch).

 
MARA T-Ball has been a terrific experience for the children, but we can’t provide this experience without volunteers. All parents are encouraged to participate in some fashion, whether as a coach, team parent, dugout helper.  WE NEED COACHES!  YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW BASEBALL TO COACH TBALL!  EVERY PRACTICE/GAME WILL HAVE AT LEAST 5 HELPERS.
 
 
If you would like to be a head coach. Please contact me: [email protected] As a coach you have a lot of flexibility. You get to pick every practice day and time, as well as games.
 
 
This year we will do our best to keep younger kids on one team and older kids on another team. This is more for safety. Based on the age requirement we will have some 3 year olds and potentially some 6 year olds that have never played before. We will do the best we can to put you on a team that you want but just know we will go by your child's age first and then have requests after that. Thank you for understanding.
 
 
 

Thanks to all who participate as volunteers in making our league a success. Without your help it would not be possible. 

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Information Sheet

 

T-Ball may be the first "team activity" experience many children/parents have and our goal is to make that experience a great one. Our primary focus is to have fun while introducing the sport as a game to enjoy.  Our focus will be on teaching listening skills, running the bases, learning how to properly throw, catch and hit.  At this level, “if wiling” the parents are heavily involved in both practices / games.  Volunteers can be full or part time – Coaches and Team Mom / dugout helpers.

Baseball rules - we are very flexible, i.e., you may see 5 Outfielders, 3 Pitchers and a parent helping 1-2 players in the field.  The goal is to keep the players active and involved. 

Coaches’ clinic will share “lessons learned & best practices;” select teams; create a practice & game schedule and keep parents updated. Parents can expect no more than two baseball practices/games each week lasting an hour.   Our schedule will be front loaded with practices before we play games.

How to prepare for T-ball?  Use a tennis ball and introduce a “game” of bouncing the ball against a wall (without a glove).  This simple repetitive action will support our efforts moving forward. The more you work with your child, the better their experience will be! You can also use the soft Tballs as well. 

 

T-Ball FAQs and Dates:

  1. Boy/Girl ages 4 & 5 as of  4/30/2021 (age exceptions will be considered) – Cost is $150.  This includes Hat & Shirt, T-balls, trophies and use of field. NOTE: If you do not see Tball as an option, this means your child is league age 6 and must sign up for AA. It will be determined by coaches at assessments if your child can play down in Tball. It is recommended that those who are league age 6 attend the next generation camp if parents are on the fence about whether their child should play Tball or AA. 

  2. Glove (soft, but not too small) Bat (don’t spend a lot); Gym Shoes/Rubber Spikes; Helmet, Baseball Pants ok, but not provided. Wal-mart or Dicks usually have what you need.

  3. Registration is open and closes August 23 at 11:45 p.m. - Don’t wait, teams fill up fast.

  4. Mandatory Coaches clinic – Sunday TBD MARA board room (above concession stand) Teams selected (10) players per team

  5. Coaches will call parents week of TBD - Parents notified of teams, coaches and schedules

  6. Start of season late August 2020 – TBD. More than likely practice for Tball; usually one night a week M-Th - start at 6pm- 7pm practices; and games on Saturdays usually sometime between 9-1pm, no Fri/Sun events. (Location - Arthur Goodman Park, 1200 S. Trade St. Matthews, N.C. Tball fields #6)

  7. Season ends sometime in November. Usually depends on how many teams we have. About 2 1/2 month season. 




T-Ball Commissioner-


Jamison Blowers
Email
920-840-2788

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Locations

Arthur Goodman Park

1200 S Trade Street Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Field 1 BetterMed Urgent Care

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Field 2 Volvo Cars Charlotte

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Field 9 Elevation Church

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Field 12 Starr & Dickens Orthodontics

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Field 13 Harris Teeter

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Main Football Field

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Practice Field 1

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MARA Colts Flag Football

1200 South Trade Street Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Sedgefield Middle School

2700 Dorchester Place Charlotte North Carolina United States 28209

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Huntersville Athletic Park

11720 Verhoeff Drive Huntersville North Carolina United States 28078

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Mint Hill Athletic Association

9700 Brief Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28227

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Steele Creek Athletic Association

13530 Choate Circle Charlotte North Carolina United States 28273

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Weddington Optimist Park

5211 Weddington Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28104

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Independence Park

1600 Park Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28204

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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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