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Welcome to Mara Baseball

 

 Mara Baseball Since 1956

Cal Ripken Age 4-12
Babe Ruth Age 13-18


 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 4-18 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.

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Baseball Assessments Times Set For August 27th
08/20/2016
Assessments Times Set for Saturday August 27th for Ages 6-12 Machine...
20% Off Fall Baseball Shop At Dicks
08/19/2016
Mara Baseball just print this coupon and get 20% Throughout the Store...
Fall Baseball Registration Now Open
07/27/2016
Registration for Fall Baseball Ages 4-18 is now open. Just click...
Fall Baseball Registration Now Open
07/06/2016
Registration for Fall Baseball is Now Open. Ages 4-18 as of April...
Map of Mara Fields
04/09/2014
Baseball Field Maintenance
10/01/2011
Baseball and Softball Field Maintenance Weather Line 704-847-0752...
Composite Bats - Revision
02/06/2011
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is lifting the moratorium on composite bats...
 
Baseball Assessments Times Set For August 27th

Assessments Times Set for Saturday August 27th for Ages 6-12

Machine Pitch, Minors, & Majors - PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY TO SIGN IN


8/27 
Field 8 (Machine Pitch)
8u, 9:00 
7u, 10:30
6u, 12:00

Field  1 (Minors)
9u, 9:00
10u 11:00

Field 12 Majors

11u, 10:00
12u, 12:00


by posted 08/20/2016
20% Off Fall Baseball Shop At Dicks

Mara Baseball just print this coupon and get 20% Throughout the Store on August 28th


by posted 08/19/2016
Fall Baseball Registration Now Open

Registration for Fall Baseball Ages 4-18 is now open. Just click on the Register Now at the right. Player Ages as of April 30, 2017.

Open registration will be at MARA on 8/21 from 2-4pm

​Try it Day Before you register for new players not sure they are ready for T-ball or Machine Pitch 8/21 from 2-4pm at Mara 1200 South Trade St 

Registration will close on 8/25

Assessments will be 8/27 For Ages 6-12 (times to be determined)
 

 Assessments:  For Babe Ruth Ages 13-18  initial assessments and/or team practices will commence at some point during Aug 26-28.

 

Questions Call Your League Commissioner:

 

MARA Baseball Commissioners (Bat & Ball Committee)
Cal Ripken 4-12  Babe Ruth 13-18
(Ages as April 30 2016)

Chairman Bat & Ball Sports at MARA

Jim Warfield

jimw5@icloud.com

704-804-2076

Over All Commissioner 

Brandon Witherspoon

bcwitherspoon@yahoo.com

704-201-6379

T-ball Age (Single A)4-5

Thomas Reeder

7045196335



Machine Pitch Age 6-8
Joe Sturgis

jwsturgis@yahoo.com

704-906-5592

Minor League Age 9-10

Anthony Andujar

Acandujar@gmail.com

704-363-4813

Major League Age 11-12

Andy Hunt

huntandy72@gmail.com

980-263-4468

Babe Ruth Age 13-18
Steve Brooks

msbrooks4@carolina.rr.com

980-297-3359


by posted 07/27/2016
Fall Baseball Registration Now Open

Registration for Fall Baseball is Now Open. Ages 4-18 as of April 30, 2017. More information about skills will be posted later if you have questions contact your commissioner for your league. Commissioners contact information is listed on the left side tab Baseball Commissioners.


by posted 07/06/2016
Map of Mara Fields


by posted 04/09/2014
Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball and Softball Field Maintenance
Weather Line 704-847-0752 Select Option # 2
  • 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
Composite Bats - Revision
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.

by posted 02/06/2011
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