About Us

M.A.R.S. Youth Football & Cheer Mission


The sole purpose for which Mars Area Recreational Sports ("M.A.R.S.") operates is to provide organized, instructional, athletic opportunities for the youth of our community. This is to be accomplished by promoting the ideals of good sportsmanship, competitiveness, honesty, loyalty and the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Participation in the M.A.R.S. Football & Cheer program is open to all boys and girls, ages 7 thru 12, residing in Adams Township, Middlesex Township, and the boroughs of Mars and Valencia.

Our goal is the development of our children to their fullest potential both on and off the field, while promoting school spirit and community pride.

Coaches, Parents, and Participants Responsibilities

The M.A.R.S. Board has established a code of conduct for the children involved in the program, along with the responsibilities of the parents and coaches involved in the program.

2023 M.A.R.S. Youth Football & Cheer Board

Executive Board

President: Bob Ando
Vice-President: Jamie Ball
Treasurer: Klavin Boyd II
Secretary & Webmaster: Nick Meriwether
Football Commissioner: Mike Cugliari
Cheer Commissioner: Ashley Gage
Safety Officer: Brad Mueller

Coordinator Positions

Fundraising Chair: Carrie Sander
Operations Chair: Julie Walker
Concessions Chair: Nickie Hutcherson
Spirit Wear: Carrie Sander
Banquet Coordinator: Kristin Palasick
Social Media Chair: Joe Kapp


Each of our Board Positions include a two (2) year term. If you are interested in running for any of our Board Positions, you must have attended at least two (2) meetings during the calendar year leading up to an election.