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Welcome to Mara Baseball
Mara Baseball Since 1956
Cal Ripken Age 4-12
Babe Ruth Age 13-16
Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association was founded in 1956 for the purpose of providing the youth in Matthews/Mecklenburg County area an organized association for sports and recreational activities. Baseball has been the cornerstone of the program and is entering it's 59th year in operation. Located at Arthur Goodman Park MARA provides a balance of strong leadership, an involved community and top instruction. For player's age 4-16 MARA provides training on fundamentals as well as advanced techniques to increase each child's awareness to fitness, strategy and character. MARA Baseball have long traditions of winning at every level of play. Advanced programs are being offered that will provide players an opportunity to play challenge/travel baseball. In addition to the regular recreational season. MARA will offer a separate schedule of games against other associations. Arthur Goodman Park is located at 1200 South Trade Street in Matthews and is accessible to many families in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. Established by the Goodman family, MARA has grown to be one of the premier facilities in the area. With 10 lighted fields and multiple practice areas, teams and individuals have increased access for practice and games. MARA is the place to play.
Cost: $210; includes: instruction, camp t-shirt, and camper evaluation.
June 20 - June 24, 2016
June 27 - July 1, 2016
July 11 - July 15, 2016
July 18 - July 22, 2016
Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2016
Description: An instructional baseball day camp offered for players of all skill levels ages 5-12. Players are grouped by age and work on every aspect of the game from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day. The morning session consists of instruction and drills designed to develop personal skills. The afternoon session is devoted to instructional scrimmages to develop team oriented skills.
Items to Bring: Campers should bring a light lunch (ice water is provided) and money for Gatorade, sodas, and snacks at breaks. Personal gear includes the following: baseball cleats, sneakers, long pants, bat, cap, fielders glove, and sunscreen.
Camp Goals: To enhance the skills of all who participate and to promote a love for the game of baseball by way of instruction in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Special Features: Small group instruction, radar gun to measure throwing velocity, a written evaluation prepared by camp counselor, and daily instructional scrimmages supervised by former Major League players.
Each year the Matthews Athletic Recreation Association (MARA) along with Robbie McDougall and the DVD Planning Committee choose one specific child fighting cancer to spotlight during their Annual DVD Tournament. We are excited and honored to announce that eleven-year-old Noah Roach has been chosen this year. Noah will be throwing the first pitch to open the tournament on Saturday June 11th! Don your "Team Noah" T-Shirt and come on down to show your support for Noah and the newly formed Noah W. Roach foundation (which seeks to help others in their own battles with sickle cell anemia and cancer).
An intense 4 day baseball camp held at the Providence High School Baseball Stadium. Learn the drills and experience the same instruction that has helped develop 11 high school All-Americans in the past 13 seasons at Providence High School! Coach Hignight just completed his 13th season at Providence; he also severed as a USA National Assistant Coach in 2011 Pan Am Games, where the team brought home the gold. Coach Hignight has been the recipient of the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association Southeast Regional Coach of the Year, and 2 time Charlotte Observer Coach of the Year.
Summer Camp Dates 2016: June 13th – 16th June 20th-23rd July 25th-28th
Who may attend: The camp is designed for baseball player’s ages 8-14. The pace of the camp will be similar to the everyday practices that the Providence Baseball team experiences. Space is limited on a first come first served basis.
Facilities: The camp will be held at the Providence High School Baseball Stadium. If rain occurs instruction will continue in the covered cages, which provides 8 cage stations and a covered infield/catching area for defensive development. Also in use this year will be the FungoMan Machine, which is a state of the art groundball/flyball machine.
Equipment: Bring cleats, sneakers, gloves, helmet and practice pants.
General Information and Cost: Camp will be held from 8am-12pm Monday-Thursday. Each camper is expected to carry his own accident insurance. Insurance and policy number should be indicated on the application.
Cost: $150.00 per session Checks should be made out to: All-American Baseball Camps, LLC Mailed to:
All-American Baseball Camps 8230 Early Bird Way, Mint Hill NC 28227
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Babe Ruth League, Inc. is lifting the moratorium on composite bats for the Cal Ripken Division effective immediately. This applies onlyto the 2 ¼” barrel bats.
All bats must be stamped “Approved For Play in Babe Ruth Baseball” and meet the requirement of Rule 1.10 in the Babe Ruth League, Inc. 2011 Baseball Rules and Regulations for 2 ¼” baseball bats.
Note: The Babe Ruth 13-15 and 16-18 Baseball age divisions will continue to have the moratorium in force as explained in the memo dated October 26, 2010. As was stated in this memo, all approved composite bat models for the Babe Ruth 13-15 and 16-18 Baseball Divisions are listed at www.nfhs.org.