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Welcome to Mara Baseball

 

 Mara Baseball Since 1956

Cal Ripken Age 4-12
Senior Little League Age 13-16


 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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Assessments Dates and Times For Ages 6-12
01/16/2019
·        Saturday,...
Registration For Spring Baseball Open
12/21/2018
Registration for Spring Baseball ages 4-12 is now open. Registration...
Cooperstown Dream Park
10/18/2018
MARA – Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association has a...
Map of Mara Fields
12/13/2017
 
Assessments Dates and Times For Ages 6-12

·        Saturday, Feb 23rd – assessments (YOUR CHILD'S AGE AS OF APRIL 30 2019)

o   6U – field 7 – 12:00 PM

o   7U – field 8 – 2:30 PM

o   8U – field 8 – 12:00 PM

o   9U – field 1 – 12:00 PM

o   10U – field 1 – 2:00 PM

o   11U – field 12 – 1:00 PM

o   12U – field 12 – 3:00 PM

·        Friday, March 1st – challenge try-outs

o   7U – field 7 – 6:30 PM – Coble

o   8U – field 8 – 6:30 PM – Angelon

o   9U – field 1 – 6:00 PM – Biermann

o   10U – field 13 – 6:00 PM – Winser

o   11U & 12U – field 12 – 6:00 PM – coach TBD

o   Rain-out make-up day is Sunday, March 3rd – time TBD


by posted 01/16/2019
Registration For Spring Baseball Open

Registration for Spring Baseball ages 4-12 is now open. Registration for Baseball age 13-16 will open in January.  

Registration period for Machine Pitch (AA / AAA), Minors and Majors will be from Dec 21st through Feb 16th.  Assessments on Saturday, Feb 23rd (times to be determined).  Challenge tryouts - TBD.

2019 Baseball Commissioners

T-Ball Commissioner  Age 4-5 (see detailed Info Sheet under "Leagues / Tball" before contacting)

Dan Buttrey

danbuttrey77@gmail.com

704-778-8422

Machine Pitch AAA Commissioner Age-6-8

Kenny Coble

​ekcoble@wjlaw.net

​704-779-8152

Machine Pitch AA Commissioner Age 6-8

Kyle Johnson
 
kyle.johnson@rentokil.com
 
704-975-1085
 

Minor League Commissioner Age 9-10

Ed Winser

winser821@yahoo.com

704-5778573

 

Commissioner Age 11-12

Chad Bost

​cbost1@carolina.rr.com

​704-609-7224

 

Baseball Commissioner  Age 13-16

Steve Brooks

Msbrooks4@carolina.rr.com

980-297-3359

 

by posted 12/21/2018
Cooperstown Dream Park

MARA – Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association has a “golden ticket” to Cooperstown Dream Parks.  Our week of play is typically the last week in July (July 20 – July 26 for 2019).  Baseball hall of fame week-end is July 19 – 22 for 2019 with the induction ceremony on Sunday, July 21st. 

 

We will hold an information session for parents and players (ages 11 and 12) on Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM in the new boardroom at MARA. 

Chad Bost

Overall Bat & Ball Chairman

 

 


by posted 10/18/2018
Map of Mara Fields


by posted 12/13/2017
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