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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 Mitch Lebowitz: [email protected] As a coach you have a lot of flexibility. You get to pick every practice day and time, as well as games.
 
 
If there is a certain coach or player you want to play with, please put this in the special needs/requests section when you register as I receive too many emails to keep track of everyone's wants and needs, thanks. 

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 old's and potentially some 6 year old's 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  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 - the commissioner will run a mandatory coach's clinic for all head coaches and assistants.  I will share “lessons learned & best practices;” I will cover the key fundamentals of the game and how to make practice fun and engaging for all levels of players.  I will show you how to 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 T-balls as well. 

 

T-Ball FAQs and Dates:

  1. Boy/Girl ages 4 & 5 as of  4/30/2023 – Cost is $175.  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 T-ball. 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 T-ball 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  - Don’t wait, teams fill up fast.

  4. Coaches will call/email parents week of TBD.  NOTE** Coaches will provide game schedules and practice schedules once teams are made. Once teams are finalized, the coaches will reach out to parents via email a few days after registration has closed. 

  5. Start of season  – TBD. More than likely practice for T-ball; usually one night a week M-F - start at 6pm- 7pm practices (time may vary depending on your coach); and games on Saturdays usually sometime between 9-1pm(Location - Arthur Goodman Park, 1200 S. Trade St. Matthews, N.C. T-ball fields  #5 / #6) 




T-Ball Commissioner-


Mitch Lebowitz
[email protected]
704-608-5758

Registration Listing

2022 Fall Baseball

Registration for 2022 Fall Baseball Ages 4-18
For Players ages 4-12 is the age your child will be as of  4/30/2023
Register before July 15th to Receive Early Bird Discount


Assessments for ages 6-12 will be Saturday August 20st (Times TBD)
Opening Day For Ages  4-12 September 10th

Little League 13-16 Assessments TBD



Babe Ruth 17-18
Assessments TBD

Babe Ruth baseball at the 18U level is highly competitive. Accordingly, please expect tryouts in late August and be advised that being registered for the program does not guarantee a spot on the team. Any monies paid will be fully and promptly refunded in the event a registrant is not placed on a team.



T-Ball 4-5

Registration closes on 08/18/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
Show Details
$175.00

T-Ball Registration

 

Field Directory

Locations

Arthur Goodman Park

1200 S Trade Street Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Field 1 Connolly Orthodontics

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Field 2 Volvo Cars Charlotte

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Field 4 Elevation Church

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Field 5 Harris Teeter

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Field 8 Woodplay of the Carolinas

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Field 9 Elevation Church

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Field 12 Star 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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Practice Field 2

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Field 10

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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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Field 1

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Steele Creek Athletic Association

13530 Choate Circle Charlotte North Carolina United States 28273

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Field 1

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Weddington Optimist Park

5211 Weddington Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28104

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Main Field

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Independence Park

1600 Park Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28204

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Porter Ridge Athletic Association

6701 Indian Trail Fairview Road Indian Trail North Carolina United States 28079

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Porter Ridge

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Waxhaw Athletic Association

1101 Old Providence Road Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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South Char Rec Asc

3800 Rea Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28226

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OP8

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Jack Hughes Park

513 Main Street Pineville North Carolina United States 28134

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East Gaston High School

1744 Lane Road Mount Holly North Carolina United States 28120

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Carmel Middle School

5001 Camilla Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28226

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Revolution Park

2425 Barringer Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28208

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William Amos Hough High School

12420 Bailey Road Cornelius North Carolina United States 28031

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Cox Mill High School

1355 Cox Mill Road Concord North Carolina United States 28027

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Cheshire Field

4920 West Sugar Creek Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28269

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Ardrey Kell High School

10220 Ardrey Kell Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28277

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Hough High School

12420 Bailey Road Cornelius North Carolina United States 28031

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Mallard Creek High School

3825 Johnston Oehler Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28269

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Harrisburg Athletic Complex

191 Sims Parkway Harrisburg North Carolina United States 28075

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Cannon School

5801 Poplar Tent Road Concord North Carolina United States 28027

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Jay M. Robinson High School

300 Pitts School Road Southwest Concord North Carolina United States 28027

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Crews Rd Recreation Center

1200 Crews Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Side Court 1

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Full Court

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South Charlotte Middle School

8040 Strawberry Lane Charlotte North Carolina United States 28277

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Crestdale Middle School

940 Sam Newell Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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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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