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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

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2023 Important Dates & Information
 

**Please note that some dates are tentative**

 

 
  • April 1 - Online registration opens

  • July 1 - No refunds given after this date  

  • July 1 - Last payment of  "Register now - Pay later." is due  

  • July 9 - Regular Registration closes

  • July 16 - Extended Registration closes (with late fee)

  • July 28-31 - DICK’s Sporting Goods Shop Days

  •  July 30  - Coaches make contact to welcome their players

  • July 30  - Uniform Fitting and Equipment Fitted and Issued  - 400 to 730 pm (near main concession stand)

    • Tiny Mites - 400 pm

    • 9U - 430 pm

    •  10U - 500 pm

    • 11U - 530 pm

    •  12U - 630 pm

    • 13U - 700 pm


  • July 30  - Paperwork Collection - 400pm to 730 pm (near main concession stand)**

  • July 30  - Practice Pants Sale - All pants $15 (cash or check or cards)** 

  • August 1  - 1st Practice for all players (Players must have completed all paperwork to participate) - 630 pm - 830 pm

  • August 1 - Paperwork Collection (make up day) - 2nd floor of red brick building (Only complete packages will be accepted) 

  •  August 5 - Paperwork Collection and Equipment Fitting (make up day) - 2nd floor of red brick building (Only complete packages will be accepted) 

  • August 8 - Affidavits Due

  • August 8 - Certification Process Starts

  • August 12 - Team Book Check

  • August 19 - Jamboree
     **MANDATORY** Pop Warner Football Jamboree at MARA Colts Football

    This is the official certification for Pop Warner and Player ID cards are issued.  There will also be a scrimmage for each team. This is a mandatory event.  If your player is unable to attend, please contact your coach ASAP.

  • August 26 - 1st game

    • We will post schedules on the MARA Colts Football website as soon as they become available.
    • You may also check the schedule at www.popwarnerlittlepanthers.org.
    • In the past, the Executive Board has generally released the full schedule for the first several weeks of the season prior to the first game. After this period, schedules are determined based on the results of each prior week's games and are announced on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • September 4 - Labor Day
  • October 2 - Roster Lock and Division Declared
  • October  28 - Optimist Bowl (End of Regular Season)

  •  November 4 - Playoffs (Round 1)

  • November 11 - Playoffs (Round 2)

#Late fee applies

*# teams can have byes

%All paperwork must be turned before equipment is issued

 
 


 

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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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