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2018 NEXT GENERATION SOFTBALL SUMMER CAMPS Brought To You in Partnership with Queens University Royals Softball at MARA

Nationally ranked Top 25 Queens University softball coaches and players will lead camps in partnership with MARA for two 4-day sessions in July. Head 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. For more information on the Queens University softball program and the coaching staff visit: http://www.queensathletics.com/coaches.aspx?path=softball&.

These fun and instructional camps are designed for the growth and development of players ages 6-14. All camp sessions 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

For interested 9-10 year olds ONLY – Beginners Catcher breakout sessions 

Cost: $175 per session

Dates: July 23-26


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


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.


REGISTER HERE: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=39296&org=MARASOFTBALL


Prepaid Lunch Option:

Option to purchase lunch for four days is available at an additional $30/session during registration ONLY. If you do not select the prepaid lunch option, you must pack lunch daily. The concession stand will not have extra meals. All lunches include entree, chips, a cookie pack and a Powerade.


Monday – Turkey Sandwich

Tuesday – Hotdog

Wednesday – Hamburger/Cheeseburger

Thursday – Pizza


If your player has a food allergy, we ask that you pack a lunch each day as our concessions facility cannot handle special dietary requests.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations made two weeks prior to the starting date of each camp session will be refunded $75 of the registration fee. After this deadline, no refunds will be given. Only exception is illness or injury supported by doctor’s note will be refunded the full amount minus $25 processing fee.


Rain Policy:

Camps are rain or shine. Arthur Goodman Park has a state of the art weather detection system. If the alarm sounds during the camp, campers will be moved to a safe location. If the weather does require us to stay off the fields we may use Friday as a makeup day.  



What to Bring: A glove, fielder’s facemask, and bat is all you need, but feel free to bring any equipment you’d like (label all items!). Those wanting to participate in the catcher’s breakout session should bring your own gear IF you have it. MARA will have a couple of spare sets available for use during the breakout sessions.

Lunch: Pack a lunch daily or prepay lunch at registration. No extra meals will be available for purchase during the camp.

Snacks/Drinks: Pack daily snacks & a drink. Water will be provided, but bring a water bottle for refills

Sunscreen: Make sure your camper puts this on before camp and brings extra to reapply

Clothing: Cool & comfortable, cleats are preferred and don’t forget a hat!

Breaks: Water breaks will be taken throughout the day, as well as 30-45 minutes for lunch.

Communication: Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey will be passed on to you via the email address you supply at registration so include all necessary family emails. This will eliminate any confusion and/or miscommunication.

Contact: MARA Softball Commissioner, Chang Zeng, at 704-941-0483 or