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MARA - QUEENS UNIVERSITY Summer Softball Camps Registration Open
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Does your daughter have an interest in playing softball but unsure if she wants to play? Or you are unsure about signing your daughter up for softball not knowing whether she will like the sport? 

MARA Softball will be holding a Softball Try-It Day on Saturday, August 11th from 10 AM to 12 PM. 

The girls will get to meet a few of the softball coaches and current players. They will run through drills throwing, fielding, hitting, and running the bases. The Try-It session is to introduce the game of softball to them and let them have fun. We always have new girls signing up for softball every season at every age level. The session will give the girls and opportunity to see if they like the game befor you sign up.  Softball player assessments will be the following week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday August 13, 14, and 15 at 6 PM. 

What you need to bring: 

1. Glove if you have one 

2. Tennis shoes or cleats 

3. Hat for sun coverage

4. Fielders facemask or mouthguard 

5. Bat 

We will have a few bats, gloves, and facemasks available for those who do not have them. However, they may not be the best fit. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Chang Zeng, MARA Softball Commissioner, at mara_softball@live.com. 



by posted 07/15/2018
MARA 2018 Fall Softball Program

Fall 2018 Recreational Softball Program

The Spring 2018 recreational softball season came to a successful conclusion in June for over 150 girls playing MARA Softball at the 6u, 8u, 10u, and 13u levels.  All the MARA teams exhibited the positive attitude and sportsmanship that is the cornerstone of MARA Softball.  With the Spring behind us, we look forward to the upcoming Fall season. 

Here are the key dates for the Fall Season:

July 9 – Registration Open for 8U and Above

July 16 - Registration Open for 6U Softball T-ball

August 12 – Registration Closes for 8U and Above

August 13 – 8U Assessments

August 14 – 10U Assessments

August 15 – 13U Assessments

August 16 and 17 – 8U, 10U, and 13U Drafts

August 18 – Practices Start for 8U and above

August 19 - Registration Close for 6U

August 25 - Practices Start for 6U

September 8 – Fall Season Games Start

September 15 - 6U Fall Season Start

October 20 (Tentative) - 6U Fall Season End, Date subject to change depending on weather. A 10 game season will be played.

End of Season Tournament – Mid to End of October

Assessment dates may change due to weather or other circumstances. 

The MARA rec softball program also has Challenge Softball for those higher level players to play higher competition without having to play travel softball. Challenge Softball takes the higher level players from each rec team to form Challenge team(s) at each level. The Challenge team plays against the other Challenge teams from the CharMeck Softball league in 2 Sunday tournaments in the Fall. Challenge Sunday dates are will be announced as we get closer to the start of the Fall Season. 

Please check back on the MARA Softball website for more information as we kick off the Fall Season. 

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


by posted 07/04/2018
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
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. 




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