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 Mara Baseball Since 1956

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 Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association was founded in 1956 for the purpose of providing the youth in Matthews/Mecklenburg County area an organized association for sports and recreational activities.  Baseball has been the cornerstone of the program and is entering it's 61st year in operation.  Located at Arthur Goodman Park MARA provides a balance of strong leadership, an involved community and top instruction.  For player's age 4-16 MARA provides training on fundamentals as well as advanced techniques to increase each child's awareness to fitness, strategy and character.  MARA Baseball have long traditions of winning at every level of play.  Advanced programs are being offered that will provide players an opportunity to play challenge/travel baseball.  In addition to the regular recreational season.  MARA will offer a separate schedule of games against other associations.  Arthur Goodman Park is located at 1200 South Trade Street in Matthews and is accessible to many families in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.  Established by the Goodman family, MARA has grown to be one of the premier facilities in the area. With 10 lighted fields and multiple practice areas, teams and individuals have increased access for practice and games. MARA is the place to play.

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Next Step Program
07/22/2019
NEXT STEP PROGRAM 2019   Objective: to help players...
9U and 11U Travel Baseball Tryouts
07/18/2019
Next Generation Camp Registration is Open
07/17/2019
Come Out and Join MARA 10U For The Regional Tournament
07/16/2019
SE Regionals at MARA This Week One of the biggest tournaments...
Registration for Baseball Ages 13-16 Now Open
07/11/2019
Registration for the fall 2019 season of Little League baseball (ages...
Registration for Fall Baseball Ages 4-12
07/07/2019
Registration for Baseball Ages 4-12 is now open will and close...
MARA All Stars Win State Champions
06/30/2019
 
MARA 6U All Stars
06/23/2019
MARA 6U All Stars Win State Tournament  
MARA Cobras Win Top Gun Tournament
05/06/2019
The MARA COBRAS 11u went 4-O this weekend, undefeated into the...
Map of Mara Fields
12/13/2017
 
Next Step Program

NEXT STEP PROGRAM 2019

 

Objective: to help players transition from t-ball to machine pitch before the fall season of machine pitch begins or to introduce players to machine pitch baseball

 

Ages: players that will be six or seven as of April 30, 2020.

 

Skills addressed:

  • Hitting the ball off of the machine
  • Understanding Balls/Strikes
  • Introduce the idea of “getting out”
  • Basic defensive plays

Maximum Number of Participants: 48

 

Registration fee: $50.00

 

Dates: Monday, August 12, 2019 – Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

Tentative schedule:

Monday, 8/12  Practices 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)

Tuesday, 8/13 – Practices 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)

Wednesday, 8/14  Practices 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)

Thursday, 8/15 – Games 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)

Friday, 8/16 – Games 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)

Saturday, 8/17 – Games 10:00 – 12:00 pm (Fields #7 & 8)


by posted 07/22/2019
9U and 11U Travel Baseball Tryouts


by posted 07/18/2019
Next Generation Camp Registration is Open


by posted 07/17/2019
Come Out and Join MARA 10U For The Regional Tournament

SE Regionals at MARA This Week

One of the biggest tournaments in the Southeast will be at MARA this week.  Cal Ripken 10 Year Old Southeast Regionals will be hosted at MARA with teams from Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina participating.  The winner will earn a bid to the Cal Ripken World Series next month.  Opening ceremonies start at 9:00 on Wednesday with games to follow throughout the day and the rest of the week.  MARA All Stars will be representing the Southeast as NC State Champions and the host.  Admission is free.  Link to the tournament schedule is below:

https://tourneymachine.com/Public/Results/Division.aspx?IDTournament=h20190606174924872320bbd85959343&IDDivision=h2019070823362801347a29dd6f04f44

 

 

by posted 07/16/2019
Registration for Baseball Ages 13-16 Now Open

Registration for the fall 2019 season of Little League baseball (ages 13-16) at MARA is now open.  Registration will close on August 18.  Please see the “Baseball 13-16” webpage at the “Leagues” portion of MARA’s “Baseball” homepage for more information, including Little League age and residency requirements.  Please contact Commissioner Mike Kafka at  or (980) 269-4200 with any questions.

Register at www.marasports.org then click on the Baseball Tab


by posted 07/11/2019
Registration for Fall Baseball Ages 4-12

Registration for Baseball Ages 4-12 is now open will and close August 18th. Assessments for ages 6-12 will be August 24th. More information will be posted as we get closer to the date. Questions Contact Overall Commissioner Kenny Coble at: 704-779-8152.

 

 


by posted 07/07/2019
MARA All Stars Win State Champions

 


by posted 06/30/2019
MARA 6U All Stars

MARA 6U All Stars Win State Tournament

 


by posted 06/23/2019
MARA Cobras Win Top Gun Tournament

The MARA COBRAS 11u went 4-O this weekend, undefeated into the championship game. They beat the JC sluggers 4-3 for the championship win. Congratulations to all the players and coaches.


by posted 05/06/2019
Map of Mara Fields


by posted 12/13/2017
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