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Registration Listing

2022 Spring Baseball

2022 Baseball Registration (For T-ball, AA, AAA, Minors and Majors

Registration closes on Sunday February 13th OR when division reaches capacity

A $25 late fee will be charged for any registrations after 2/13. Waitlisted registrants are not guaranteed a team placement or uniform.

Registration will default based on age. All players will play in their age divisions. (Players age as of April 30, 2022)

If you are interested in coaching, please check the box when registering or email the commissioner.

Assessments: Assessments will be held Saturday, February 19. More information will be relayed in the coming weeks regarding times and field locations. (T-Ball does not have Assessments)

 Schedule - Practices will begin the week of February 21. Practices will be conducted once during the week (M-TH) and on Saturdays. Opening weekend is March 12 and the season will run through May, ending prior to Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting).

 Challenge Baseball: The Challenge teams practice on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons when not playing in a tournament. More information regarding the Challenge tryouts will be sent in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Eric Biermann.


T-Ball (ages 4 and 5)- Jamison Blowers, [email protected]

AA - Luca Reyner (ages 6 and 7), [email protected]

AAA - Bill Cormier (ages 7 and 8), [email protected]

Minors - Hal Bialeck (ages 9 and 10), [email protected]

Majors - Megan Butler (ages 11 and 12), [email protected]

Challenge - Eric Biermann, [email protected]

Juniors - Charlie Thomson, (Ages 13-16), [email protected]


MARA Juniors Families- Middle school baseball provides a great opportunity for players to compete, improve, and have fun. We want our MARA players to tryout for and make their middle school team. With this in mind, we will be offering a series of open workouts this winter to supplement your tryout preparation. What: MARA Juniors and Seniors coaches will lead workouts designed to 1) maximize offensive and defensive repetitions, 2) offer detailed instruction on specific elements of the game (base running, rundowns, defensive communication, bunting, relays, etc), and 3) improve conditioning (arm strength, sprinting). When: Beginning the week of January 10th, we will run two open workouts each week. These will generally take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm and on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm. Open workouts will continue for six weeks. Who: Junior (13-14 year olds) players that played MARA rec baseball in the fall are welcome along with anyone who is considering playing MARA rec ball in spring 2022 (upon conclusion of the middle school season). Please share this opportunity with friends that may be interested. Where: All workouts will happen at MARA on field 2. There is no cost to participate. Players can come to as many or as few sessions as their schedules allow. Please send any questions to Charlie Thomson, Juniors/Seniors Commissioner, at 262-893-7030 or [email protected]



Junior League 13-14

Registration closes on 03/16/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$285.00

Senior Division 15-16

Registration closes on 03/16/2022 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 03/21/2022 to 06/30/2022
$285.00

Welcome to MARA Little League Junior and Senior Divisions (13-16) and Babe Ruth 18U Division (17-18)

Little League Junior and Senior Divisions (13-16)

Players age 13-16 get the complete baseball experience with runners leading, pitchers picking off runners, and a regulation field with 90 feet between bases and a distance of 60 feet 6 inches from the pitching rubber to home plate.

Little League Commissioner

Charlie Thomson
[email protected]
262-893-7030

Babe Ruth 18U Division (17-18)

A great opportunity for 17 and 18 year-olds to continue to play the game they love. MARA is excited to start this new league!

Babe Ruth 18U Commissioner



Mike Kafka
[email protected]
980-269-4200

Little League Information

MARA Little League Baseball (13-16)


MARA is proud to offer competitive baseball through programs for ages 13-16 (participating in the Junior and Senior Divisions of Little League).  Parents and players continually seek out programs at this age level, and MARA is committed to offering a robust playing environment.

⌂ For the spring 2021 rec. season, any player born after August 31, 2004 is eligible.  Teams are formed for ages 13 and 14 (Junior League) and 15 and 16 (Senior League).  Players born prior to September 1, 2006 will participate in the Senior Division.

⌂ As is tradition, we will again have an all-MARA tournament on a weekend sometime in the middle of the season.

⌂ All communications from MARA will occur via e-mail to the addresses listed in the MARA registration system.  Please be sure to  include the e-mail addresses of all individuals who desire information about the program throughout the season.

⌂ Cost is $285 (same as last season); players will receive a jersey and cap.

⌂ Any parent interested in coaching should both signal on the registration form and drop a note to Commissioner Kafka at the e-mail  address listed above and below.  We are always looking for motivated head and assistant coaches who have a passion for  baseball and are dedicated to youth sports and player development.

⌂ Residency Requirements: Little League operates under strict residency requirements.  If 1) you are not a resident of Matthews, or  2) your child does not attend school in Matthews, or 3) you do not live OR attend school in the allowable Charlotte / Stallings /  Indian Trail “surrounding area” as defined below, please contact Commissioner Kafka. 

“Surrounding area” is defined as anywhere within these borders (full map can be provided if needed for precision): To the north:  must be west of Route 74 / south of Sardis Rd. North and McAlpine Creek and east of Providence Rd.  To the west: while staying  south of Route 51, must be east of Rea Rd., east of Elm Rd. and east of Blakeney Heath Rd.  To the south: must be north of  Ardrey Kell Rd. and the Six Mile Creek/county line.  If to the east of Highway 74, anywhere within the following area: Stallings  Road NE to I-485, I-485 NE to Idlewild Road, Idlewild Road NW to Margaret Wallace Road., Margaret Wallace Road SW to  Highway 74, Highway 74 S to Sardis Road North.  Also, you can be east of old Monroe Rd. and west of Route 74 all the way south  to N. Rocky River Rd.

⌂ Bat Requirements: Junior Division – Any bat stamped “USA Baseball” or “BBCOR”; Senior Division – BBCOR bats only.

⌂ Please contact Charlie Thomson at [email protected] with any questions.

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Field Directory

Locations

Arthur Goodman Park

1200 S Trade Street Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Field 1 Milwaukee Tool

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(Last updated 07/02/21 at 09:56 AM )

Field 2 Volvo Cars Charlotte

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(Last updated 02/09/21 at 11:25 AM )

Field 4 Elevation Church

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(Last updated 11/14/20 at 09:18 PM )

Field 5 Harris Teeter

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(Last updated 02/09/21 at 11:25 AM )

Field 6

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Field 7

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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

until 11/14/2021

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Practice Field 1

until 11/14/2021

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Practice Field 2

until 11/14/2021

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Field 10

for today only

(Last updated 02/09/21 at 11:25 AM )

MARA Colts Flag Football

1200 South Trade Street Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

All fields closed until 11/14/2021

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Flag Football Field #1

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Flag Football Field #2

The main football field is closed on 9/25

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Flag Football Field #3

The main football field is closed on 9/25

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Flag Football Field #4

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Flag Football Field #5

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Flag Football Field #6

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Sedgefield Middle School

2700 Dorchester Place Charlotte North Carolina United States 28209

(Last updated 09/05/20 at 03:00 PM )

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Field 1

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Huntersville Athletic Park

11720 Verhoeff Drive Huntersville North Carolina United States 28078

(Last updated 09/05/20 at 03:00 PM )

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Field 3

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Field 4

(Last updated 09/06/20 at 09:08 AM )

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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Field 1

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Main Field

(Last updated 03/22/21 at 09:27 AM )

Field 4

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Independence Park

1600 Park Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28204

(Last updated 09/05/20 at 04:19 PM )

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Field 1

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Porter Ridge Athletic Association

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

(Last updated 03/11/21 at 07:59 PM )

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Porter Ridge

(Last updated 03/22/21 at 09:37 AM )

Waxhaw Athletic Association

1101 Old Providence Road Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

(Last updated 03/11/21 at 08:00 PM )

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South Char Rec Asc

3800 Rea Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28226

(Last updated 03/22/21 at 09:19 AM )

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OP8

(Last updated 03/22/21 at 09:22 AM )

Jack Hughes Park

513 Main Street Pineville North Carolina United States 28134

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Field 1

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East Gaston High School

1744 Lane Road Mount Holly North Carolina United States 28120

(Last updated 09/04/21 at 10:33 AM )

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Field 1

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Carmel Middle School

5001 Camilla Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28226

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Field 1

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Revolution Park

2425 Barringer Drive Charlotte North Carolina United States 28208

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Field 1

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William Amos Hough High School

12420 Bailey Road Cornelius North Carolina United States 28031

(Last updated 09/20/21 at 08:35 PM )

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Field 1

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Cox Mill High School

1355 Cox Mill Road Concord North Carolina United States 28027

(Last updated 09/25/21 at 06:10 PM )

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Field 1

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Field 2

(Last updated 11/16/21 at 02:42 PM )

Cheshire Field

4920 West Sugar Creek Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28269

(Last updated 09/25/21 at 06:11 PM )

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Field 1

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Ardrey Kell High School

10220 Ardrey Kell Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28277

(Last updated 09/25/21 at 06:28 PM )

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Field 1

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Hough High School

12420 Bailey Road Cornelius North Carolina United States 28031

(Last updated 10/19/21 at 10:43 AM )

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Field 1

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Mallard Creek High School

3825 Johnston Oehler Road Charlotte North Carolina United States 28269

(Last updated 10/20/21 at 08:14 AM )

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Field 1

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Harrisburg Athletic Complex

191 Sims Parkway Harrisburg North Carolina United States 28075

(Last updated 10/25/21 at 02:28 PM )

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main field

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Cannon School

5801 Poplar Tent Road Concord North Carolina United States 28027

(Last updated 11/08/21 at 12:03 PM )

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Field 1

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Jay M. Robinson High School

300 Pitts School Road Southwest Concord North Carolina United States 28027

(Last updated 11/16/21 at 08:12 AM )

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Field 1

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Crews Rd Recreation Center

1200 Crews Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

(Last updated 11/22/21 at 01:37 PM )

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Side Court 1

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Side Court 2

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Full Court

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South Charlotte Middle School

8040 Strawberry Lane Charlotte North Carolina United States 28277

(Last updated 11/22/21 at 01:43 PM )

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Field 1

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Crestdale Middle School

940 Sam Newell Road Matthews North Carolina United States 28105

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Field 1

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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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