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2019 Spring Softball Open Practices and Registration Reminder
01/14/2019
2019 Spring Softball Open Practices and Registration Reminder  MARA...
2019 Spring Softball Registration and Key Dates
12/19/2018
2019 Spring Softball Registration and Key Dates Spring Softball...
Field Maintenance
10/01/2011
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2019 Spring Softball Open Practices and Registration Reminder

2019 Spring Softball Open Practices and Registration Reminder 

MARA Families:

Open Practices for registered softball players are tentatively scheduled for the following dates and times. Dates are subject to change based on weather. 

Softball Open Practice #1: Sunday, January 27 - 8U on Field 4 and 10U on Field 8 at 1 PM and then 13U on Field 4 at 3 PM. 

 

Softball Open Practice #2: Saturday, February 2nd - 8U on Field 4 and 10U on Field 8 at 1 PM and then 13U on Field 4 at 3 PM.  

This open practice will also coincide with Try-It day. Girls who have unsure about playing softball may come join the open practices. 

 

Softball Open Practice #3 is will be scheduled for the week of February 4th dependent on weather. 

 

These open practices will allow new players to meet other players and coaches as well knock the rust off from the offseason.  

Still not registered? Interested players should hurry and registered! Spots are filling fast!

Registration closes when all spots are filled or on Wednesday, February 6th for 8U and above age groups. Only 16 days remain. Please login and register before all spots are taken. In past seasons, late registrants have either been put on a waitlist and/or turned away once spots are filled. 

Please remember Spring Softball Assessments are scheduled for Saturday, February 9: 

  • 13U - 1:00 PM 
  • 10U - 2:30 PM
  • 8U - 4:30 PM

 

Here: http://leag1.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=39296&org=MARASOFTBALL

 

Please reach out to Chang Zeng, MARA Softball Commissioner, at with any questions or concerns. 

 


by posted 01/14/2019
2019 Spring Softball Registration and Key Dates

2019 Spring Softball Registration and Key Dates

Spring Softball Registration Open

Registration for 2019 Spring Softball season for ALL AGE Groups is OPEN. 

8U and Above age groups will be open until February 

6U Softball T-Ball Registration will be open until March 

Also of note, CharMeck Softball has changed the 16U age group to be 18U/High School. The age group change was to allow the young ladies to enjoy the sport they love longer. Players must be 18 or younger on December 31, 2018 AND must NOT have graduated high school. 

Key Dates:

Please attention to the key dates and times below: 

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Registration Open for ALL age groups.
  • Saturday, February 2, 2018 - Softball Try-it Day - Date subject to Change due to Weather.
  • 8U and Above Dates
    • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8U and Above Registration Closed 
    • Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Assessments
      • 13U - 1 PM
      • 10U - 2:30 PM
      • 8U - 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Team Drafted 8U and Above
    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Practices Start for 8U and Above 
    • Sunday, March 10, 2019 - Challenge Tryouts and Selection
    • Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Games Start for 8U and Above
    • Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Challenge Tournament #1 
    • Sunday, May 5, 2019 - Challenge Tournament #2 
    • Saturday, May 18 - June 6, 2019 - End of Season Tournament
    • Thursday, June 13 - Sunday, June, 16 - All Star Tournament
  • 6U Softball T-Ball Dates
    • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6U Registration Closed
    • Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 6U Teams Formed 
    • Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6U Games Start
    • Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 6U Season End

Please note the above dates are subject to change as impacted by weather and other events. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chang Zeng, MARA Softball Commissioner, at .


by posted 12/19/2018
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. 

 

 

 


by posted 10/01/2011
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