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Spring 2018 End of Season Update
06/20/2018
Spring 2018 End of Season Update MARA Recreation Softball MARA...
Ending of a great Challenge Season for MARA Softball
05/06/2018
Ending of a great Challenge season for MARA Softball!!! Congratulations...
MARA - QUEENS UNIVERSITY Summer Softball Camps Registration Open
04/23/2018
         REGISTRATION OPEN: MARA...
Map Of Mara Fields
12/03/2017
Field Maintenance
10/01/2011
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Spring 2018 End of Season Update

Spring 2018 End of Season Update

MARA Recreation Softball

MARA softball ended the spring rec season on a high note. MARA softball was once again one of the biggest rec softball organizations in North Carolina with over 150 girls playing across 15 teams at the different age levels.

  • 13U - 4 teams
  • 10U - 2 teams
  • 8U - 5 teams
  • 6U - 4 teams

MARA teams were competitive at every age group.

As we come to the end of the season, we start preparing for the Fall season. Registrations for the Fall rec season will open in July. Be on the look out for the emails and announcements with the dates for Fall.

 

MARA Travel Softball

MARA travel softball has teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U level. While the 14U and 16U teams were on hiatus during the spring season, they are ready to hit the fields again.

The 10U MARA Mustangs has roster openings for the Fall 2018 season. If interested, please contact Head Coach Joe Carter at

The 16U MARA Mustangs may have roster openings for the Fall 2018 season. If interested, please contact Greg Wells at greg@willisengineers.com

 

Queens University Summer Softball Camps at MARA

Queens University Softball in partnership with MARA will be holding the Next Generation Summer Softball Camps at MARA in July. Camp sessions are during the weeks of July 16th and July 23rd.

Advanced Camp - Ages 10 through 12 - July 16th through 19th from 9AM to 2 PM

Fundamentals Camp - Ages 6 through 10 - July 23rd through 26th from 9AM to 2PM

Camp information and registration can be found here:

http://leag1.com/Page.asp?n=161809&org=MARASOFTBALL

 


by posted 06/20/2018
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 - QUEENS UNIVERSITY Summer Softball Camps Registration Open

        

REGISTRATION OPEN: MARA and QUEENS UNIVERSITY SUMMER SOFTBALL CAMPS 

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
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)
  • PLEASE TALK TO YOUR PLAYERS ABOUT DIGGING HOLES IN THE OUTFIELD TURF (This is not acceptable!!!!!)THIS IS OUR BIGGEST ISSUE. HUGE SAFETY ISSUE.
  • 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. 

 

 

 


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