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MARA Softball Fan Wear Limited Sizes - Prices Reduced

FLASH SALE - Limited MARA Softball Fan Wear Available

Prices Have Been Reduced!!!

Sizes available below. Contact MARAFanWear@gmail.com to purchase. Include item description, size, color and name. Availability & payment instructions will be emailed. First-come first-serve. Pick-up will be a the Main Concession Stand only. 

FINAL Sale. No Returns.


 Women's Tee, size medium - $12.00/each (runs narrow)

Girls Tee, sizes small, medium & XL - $12.00/each (runs narrow)

Youth Hoody, size youth small - $25.00

by posted 05/10/2018
Ending of a great Challenge Season for MARA Softball

Ending of a great Challenge season for MARA Softball!!!

Congratulations to the MARA 13U Blue Mustangs for sweeping both Challenge tournament!!!

The 13U Blue Mustangs, coached by Scott Casey, went 5-0 on May 6th ending the day with a MARA vs. MARA Championship game. The Blue Mustangs won a tight game against the Orange Mustangs, coached by Sabrina Reynolds, to bring home the Championship and Runner Up for MARA. 

The Blue Mustangs won the Championship today at home while hosting the Challenge tourament. The Orange Mustangs came up short in the Semi-finals. 


While the 10U Mustangs did not win any Championships, the girls played their hearts out on the field and improved in their skills and level of play. 


8U Mustangs took it to the Championship game on May 6th while hosting at home. 8U Mustangs came up short in a tight 1 run game and came in Runners Up. 

Today, the 8U Mustangs played 4 games on a hot day going 2 -1 -1. 


by posted 05/06/2018


MARA Softball All-Star Team Selections

Congratulations to the following players selected for the MARA Softball All-Star Teams!!!

8U – Head Coach Chang Zeng

Emelia Zeng

Camryn O’Connor

Neveah Espaillat

Prudence Hammond

Phoebe Keller

Parker Lamb

Elyse Ficker

Jenna Voltuno

Addison Miles

Aubrey Holliday

Brooklyn Green

Scarlett Krause

Mia Whitten


10U – Head Coaches Mike Thrower and Kathi Morris

Hannah LaFrance

Sadie Hutchins

Sofia Tristan

Caitlin Fowler

Kathryn Wilson

Peyton Lewter

Alexandria Senn

Alexa Pagan

Danika Morris

Alison Nikolaus

Marlee Whitten

Abby Navarro


13U – Head Coach Sabrina Corra-Reynolds

Kylee Matzke

Sophia Fayed

Erin Casey

Ashlee Stringer

Rachel Lewis

Isabella Seidman

Mary Morgan Ashley

Madison Kilbourne

Sydney Reynolds

Madeline Matteo

Caroline Ronek

Addison Ficker


Players were nominated by the respective rec coaches. Final selections were made by the All-Star coaches with input from the Softball Commissioner. Any player that cannot commit to playing All-Star weekend MUST notify the respective All-Star coach as soon as possible.


All-Star Dates:

All-Star weekend will be June 14th through the 17th. MARA will be hosting the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, June 14th with Homerun Derby, Team Relay, and Around the Horn competitions. Pool games will start on Friday, June 15th. Elimination bracket games will be on Saturday, June 16th and ending on Sunday, June 17th.


8U – At MARA

10U – At Pineville Community Athletic Association

13U – Location TBD


All-Star fees will be less than $30 for the personalized All-Star jerseys.


Questions about the MARA Softball All-Star program can be direct to the MARA Softball Commissioner, Chang Zeng, at mara_softball@live.com.

by posted 04/26/2018
MARA - QUEENS UNIVERSITY Summer Softball Camps Registration Open



Registration is OPEN Next Generation Softball Camps, in partnership with MARA and Queens University Softball!!!  Registration is ONLY open to current MARA players and families for the next 2 weeks. Camp registration will open to the public on Saturday, May 12.


MARA is excited to have the nationally ranked in the top 25 Queens University Softball  lead our summer softball camp program. Next Generation Softball camps will be coached and instructed by the Queens University Softball Head Coach (Stacey Schramm), Assistant Coach (Christine Roser), and current Queens University softball players. 


Queens University Softball coaches and players will run camps in partnership with MARA for 4-day sessions in July. Coach Stacey Schramm has coached multiple teams to conference and NCAA tournaments at both the Division 1 and 2 levels. She brings her coaching staff and players to develop the next generation of softball players at MARA this summer.  

These fun and instructional camps are designed for the growth and development of players ages 6-14. Each camp is 4 days from are 9 am – 2 pm at MARA, 1200 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105. 

Fundamental Skills Camp, ages 6 – 10

  • Hitting, throwing and fielding
  • Base running
  • Infield and outfield skills
  • Game situations
  • For those interested players:
    • Beginners pitching breakout sessions
    • 9-10 year olds ONLY – Beginners Catcher breakout sessions 

Cost: $175 per session

Date: July 23-26 (Rain date of July 27)


Advanced Skills Camp, ages 11* – 14

  • Hitting (including bunting), throwing, and fielding
  • Infield and Outfield Skills
  • Base running
  • Game situations
  • For interested players:
    • Advanced pitching breakout sessions
    • Advanced catching breakout sessions

*Higher level 10 year old players may register in the Advanced Camp after obtaining approval from MARA Softball Commissioner, Chang Zeng, at mara_softball@live.com

Cost: $175 per session

Dates: July 16-19 (Rain date of July 20)


Optional pre-paid camp lunch available: $30 per camper per session.

All Next Generation Softball players will be grouped based upon their age and skill level and will receive a t-shirt included with their registration fee.

MARA players have a 2 week early registration access before public registration is opened on Saturday, May 12 


by posted 04/23/2018
Spring 2018 MARA Softball

Spring 2018 Recreational Softball Program 

The Fall 2017 recreational softball season came to a successful conclusion in late October for over 150 girls playing MARA Softball at the 6u, 8u, 10u, and 13u levels.  MARA teams advanced to the Char-Meck Softball championship games in both 10u and 13u.  More importantly, however, all the MARA teams exhibited the positive attitude and sportsmanship that is the cornerstone of MARA Softball.  Registration for the Spring 2018 softball season is now open. Assessments and practices are scheduled for mid-February.  The tentative schedule is shown below:

Tentative Spring 2018 Softball Schedule (all dates subject to change):

12/15/2017  - Online registration opens.

2/15/2018 - Online registration closes for 8u and above (NOTE - some levels may close before this date)

2/17/2018 - Assessments for 8u and above

2/21/2018 - Practices begin for 8u and above

3/8/2018 - Registration closes for 6u (T-ball) Softball

3/10/2018 - Practices begin for 6u (T-ball) Softball

3/14/2018 - Coaches Meeting/Game schedule released by Char-Meck Softball (at www.charmecksoftball.org) for 8u and above

3/17/2018 - Games begin for 8u and above (12-game schedule)

3/29/2018 - 4/8/2018 - CMS/UCPS Spring Break

4/13/2018 - Games begin for 6u Softball

5/12/2018 - Start of (Double-Elimination End) of Season (EOS) Tournament for 8u and above

6/03/2018 - EOS Tournament Championship Games (no games over Memorial Day Weekend)

If you have any questions, please contact the MARA Softball Commissioner at .  


The 2018 MARA Softball staff:

Commissioner Chang Zeng:    704-941-0483

Past Commissioner Paul Sullivan:    704-591-2990

Assoc. Comm./Field Coordinator Melissa Williams: 

by posted 12/05/2017
Map Of Mara Fields

by posted 12/03/2017
Field Maintenance

Baseball and Softball Field Maintenance
Weather Line 704-847-0752 Select Option # 2

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  • Check MARA Website of Call Weather Line to determine if fields are open.
  • DO NOT practice or play on a field with standing water.
  • DO NOT remove wet dirt from the mound, home plate or baseline.
  • Please do all warm up exercises in the outfield, but DO NOT have players stand on painted outfield lines.
  • DO NOT use the fences for soft toss, pepper or to throw against.
  • Please try to rotate dugouts used for practice!!!!!
Post Game Maintenance




  • Rake and level home plate area…fill and tamp holes with rake.
  • Rake and level pitcher’s mound and bullpen…fill and tamp with rake.Rubber and pitching landing area, and then wet the mound thoroughly (fields 1, 12, 13 and Babe Ruth)
  • Rake and level around all bases-DO NOT rakedirt into grass area.
  • Broom drag infield dirt. DO NOTdrag dirt into grass area. (keep broom on the dirt)
  • DO NOTdrag the brooms down the baselines on fields 1, 12, 13.
  • DO NOT allow players to practice swing in grass in front of dugouts (keep players in the gravel areas)
  • Clean dugouts areas – throw all trash and litter into trash cans.
  • Turn off the field lights (after the game)
  • Notify Commissioners of your league of any problems.
Please remember that any failure to properly take care of the fields can affect other players and coaches the next day. Help keep this facility in good shape for all users. 




by posted 10/01/2011
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