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Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association

Basketball 2019-2020 Information 


Basketball Sign-ups

Online Sign-ups:    September 18th

Registration Closes:  November 8th (Waitlist after this date).


Calendar of Events (for Boys' A-D/Girls' A-B leagues)

November 8th: Registration closes (Boys D will remain open until the end of Middle School try-outs)

Nov 11th thru 12th: Boys' Skill Assessments (Except Boys D)   (Date/times shown on "Skills Assessment" page)

Nov 13th-14th:  League Drafts for Boys

Nov 16th:  Practices start for Boys

Nov 16th: Girls' Skill Assessments and Team Assignments  (Date/times shown on "Skills Assessment" page)

Nov 16th:  Co-Ed 5/6 league Skills Assessments and Boys D (Date/times shown on "Skills Assessment" page)

Dec 7th: Regular Season games begin

February 2nd:  Regular Season ends

February 8th & 15th weekend: Boys' tournament / Girls' tournament

February 22nd & 23rd:  MARA All-Star Games


All leagues are based upon age as of August 1, 2019

Boys - Eligible Participants

  • “AA” League - Player ages 5 & 6  - Co-Ed
  • “A” League - Player ages 7 & 8 
  • “B” League - Player ages 9 & 10
  • “C” League - Player ages 11 & 12 
  • “D” League - Player ages 13 -15 


Girls - Eligible Participants

  • “AA” League - Player ages 5 & 6  - Co-Ed
  • “A” League - Player ages 7 & 8 
  • “B” League - Player ages 9 - 11


Practices are held during the week and on Saturdays/Sundays at Butler, Crestdale, Jay M Robinson, South Charlotte, McClintock Middle Schools, Crews Rd Rec Center and Elizabeth Lane and Matthews Elementary Schools. Game locations could also include Porter Ridge Middle/High School and Mint Hill Middle School.


Registration will close on Friday, November 8th at 11:59 pm*

* At that point, all registrants will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee of placement. Additionally, if a league (age group) reaches capacity before 11/04, registrants in that particular age group may be placed on a waitlist.


Basketball Fees

5-6 year old “AA” leagues are $125.  (Saturdays Only)

Girls League - $159 (Saturdays Only)

All other leagues are $230.  (One weeknight practice and Sat/Sun)