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There are currently no open registrations for MARA Cheer.
• • • Fall Cheer begins August 1 • • •

Early registration for fall will open soon!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Insta for the latest info!
Facebook: @MARAColtsCheerleading     Insta: @maracoltscheer

Please read below for information on our cheerleading program.
Email us at   if you have any other questions.

Congratulations to our 2018 fall cheer competition squads!
JR PEEWEE WHITE – Local Comp: 3rd Place
JR PEEWEE BLUE – Local Comp: 1st Place – Regional Comp: Participant
JR VARSITY – Local Comp: 1st Place – Regional Comp: 1st Place – National Comp: 12th in Nation!
VARSITY – Local Comp: 1st Place & Overall Highest Score – Regional Comp: 1st Place – National Comp: 9th in Nation!

Congratulations to our 2018 Spring MARA Dance Company on their first competition:
Valorie S - 1st place solo performance & 9th place overall solo
Madison, Sophia, Isabella, Sydney & Valorie - 1st & Gold Elite in their group category and 3rd place overall




We are restructuring our fall cheer program for the 2019 season. There will be Recreational & Competitive squad options. Fees for each option are being worked out and will be posted soon!


Whether you select Recreational or Competitive, no previous cheer experience is required! We love teaching the sport of cheer to all levels. We only ask that participants show up to every practice with a can-do attitude, bright smile, and loud voice!


• All participants must meet a Pop Warner Scholastic Fitness Requirement of a 2.0/70% grade average, based on their 2018-19 full year report card.*
• If your child is homeschooled, please let us know upon registering and we will provide you a home school eligibility form.

*If your child's 2018-19 grades do not meet the 2.0/70% grade average requirement, please contact us for further info on what will be needed in order for them to participate.

Recreational teams are open to ages 5-12.

RECREATIONAL AGE BRACKETS (age determined as of 7/31/19)

  • Tiny Mites: 5, 6, 7 
  • Mighty Mites: 7, 8, 9
  • Jr Pee Wee: 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Pee Wee: 9, 10, 11, 12

Competitive teams are open to ages 8-16.
Special considerations may be made for anyone under the age of 8 who wants to be on a competitive team. If your child is age 5-7 and wants to be on a competitive team, please email us at maracheerleading@gmail.com before registering. We will have to ensure a minimum number of participants in their age group to be able to form a squad.


COMPETITIVE AGE BRACKETS (age determined as of 7/31/19)

  • Pee Wee: 8 & under
  • Youth: 12 & under
  • Junior: 14 & under
  • Senior: 18 & under


- Both Recreational & Competitive squads will perform at a local Pop Warner competition held mid-late October.
- Competitive squads will participate in up to 5 additional competitions running into 2020. Advanced competitions dates will be decided on before the season begins on August 1.

Recreational & Competitive practices begin August 1, and games begin end of August. The football season runs through early November, which is when our Recreational squads season will end. Competitive squads will continue practicing/competing into 2020!

- Summer Camp: We will hold a cheer camp sometime in July. Date/cost is TBD.
- Labor Day Parade: We will not cheer at any games on Labor Day weekend, but we do ride on a float in the Matthews Alive Labor Day parade that Saturday. The number of spots on the float are limited, so unfortunately not all cheerleaders will be able to participate. 

We do our best to place all participants on age/skill appropriate teams. You can request in the notes on the registration page that your participant be placed on the same squad as a friend(s)/sibling, but no guarantees can be made. Friends/siblings may be on different teams based on Pop Warner age brackets.

Location: MARA - Arthur Goodman Memorial Park - 1200 S Trade St, Matthews NC 28105*
All participants will be required to attend ALL practices. This will be strongly enforced this season. If you cannot commit, please do not register!
Competitive squads will also have some off-site practices at a local school or gym. 

- Recreational squad practices will be held 1-2 nights a week
- Competitive squad practices will be held 2-3 nights a week. 
Practice days are TBD. As we are a volunteer-ran organization, practice schedules will be based on our wonderful volunteer coaches' availabilities. We are always looking for more coaches/volunteers. If you or someone you know are interested in coaching, please email Amber at

We will have fundraising opportunities for competitive squad members throughout the season. If you do not wish to participate in fundraising events, please check the appropriate box when registering online.



  • Pop Warner Contract/Parental Consent form   >>Click here to download<<
  • Pop Warner Physical Fitness**/Medical History form   >>Click here to download<<
    **Physical must be performed in the 2019 calendar year and filled out on our official Pop Warner physical form

  • COPY of Birth Certificate (originals may be required at a later date for competitive squads)
  • COPY of Report Card with ALL FOUR quarters grades
  • Small recent photo for ID card

CLICK HERE for links to the first two forms

Have any other questions not covered in the above information? Please email us at

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at MARA Colts Cheer & Dance


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