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2017 Fall Season




2017 Fall Baseball
3rd-8th Grade Leagues Offered


Schedule of Events
Week of August 1: Coaches will contact players
August 19th: First and only practice
August 20: First games
Rest of Schedule TBA



       

Baseball recreational league overview

Welcome to CDC Baseball!

With our superior playing facilities and our long tradition of sporting excellence, the Carmel Dads’ Club is the best place for interested parents to send their children to learn about and participate in playing the game of baseball.

Our rec program believes the participation and enjoyment of players of various skill levels is far more important than the “winning and losing”. It provides a healthy degree of competition but we do not allow this emphasis to override the enjoyment of inexperienced players.

AGE DIVISIONS
Boys Rec Baseball is broken down into 3 leagues:

Spring Minor Leagues: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd Grade Leagues.

*PreK and Kindergarten begin the season hitting off a “T” (if needed) and gradually moved to coaches pitch.  First and second grades are coach pitch.

Spring Major Leagues: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade Leagues

Fall Baseball: 3rd grade – 8th Grade

Players in the Spring PreK league must be 4 before April 1st to participate.

NOTE: EVEN IF your child is playing for a Junior High School Baseball team, they MAY ALSO PLAY in this CDC league.  We respect the Junior High School teams, and make every effort to minimize conflicts with their practices and games. 

SPORT SEASON
The Spring Baseball season typically starts mid-April and runs through mid-June.  The Fall Baseball season run mid-August through mid-October.

COST
Spring Minor League Sport Fee: $95 per season
Spring Major League Sport Fee: $125 per season
Fall Baseball Sport Fee: $105 per season

In addition to the sports fee, families are asked to pay an membership fee of $50 once per year.  All families are required to volunteer during the season, but can choose to opt-out of volunteering by paying $25.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT/OUT-OUT FEE
Carmel Dads' club requires every family to pay $25 or work a two-hour shift in the concession stand for a sporting event.  Athletes whose parents serve as a league commissioner, head coach or team sponsor are exempt from this requirement.

REGISTRATION

Registration for Spring is open early Januarythrough late February.
Registration for Fall is open May 1st.

Special requests are taken into consideration such as practice dates, coach request, and buddy request; however, sport fees cannot be refunded after DATE in the event we are not able to accommodate your requests. 

*Refund Policy – If you register your child(ren) for one of our sports programs and then opt for them not to participate, refund requests are grated AS LONG AS the refund request is made during that sport season’s regular open registration period.  Refunds are NOT given if requested after open registration unless there is a medical reason you child cannot participate.  For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding this refund policy, please contact the office.

PRACTICES AND GAMES
Spring Season
All grade levels will have one week night practice and a game on Saturdays.  There will be games scheduled in the evenings after the end of the school year. 

All Minor League Baseball is practiced and played on the CDC fields behind Towne Meadow Elementary, 10850 Towne Rd.  This is located on the west side of Carmel, therefore requests for east side practices and games are not possible.

 Major Leagues grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th  will practice and play at Wodock Fields, behind Carmel Elementary School. 

Major League - Middle School (7th/8th grade): Games are usually played at O’Malia field and Shirley Field at the Carmel Dads’ Club complex, and the Freshman Field and Clay Middle School Field, west of the CDC near Clay Middle School. 

Major League – High School (9th - 12th grade): Games are typically played at O'Malia Field and Shirley Field at the Carmel Dads' Club complex, and at Freshman Field and Clay Middle School Field, west of CDC near Clay Middle School

Fall Season
Fall Baseball will have no weekly practices and almost all games are played on Sundays.There will be one practice prior to the season starting. 

GEAR REQUIRED
Carmel Dads’ Club will provide players with uniform shirts, hats and socks.  Players are asked to purchase white baseball pants and a fielding glove.  Cleats are optional (non-metal) but not necessary.

 Dads’ Club will provide T-Ball bats for Pre-K & Kindergarten. 1st and 2nd grade bats cannot exceed 28" in length or 2 1/4 " in barrel size.

additional cdc baseball programs

The Carmel Dads’ Club offers players 1st-8th grade the opportunity to try out for the AllStar Team.  This program is run after the regular spring season.

The Carmel Dads' Club travel baseball program (7U - 15U) is designed to provide a higher level of training and competition to those athletes that have a desire to develop their skills beyond the level of what our recreational program allows.  There is an additional assessment for the travel teams.  Players will be selected by team tryouts.

Rules and Equipment Information

SEVERE WEATHER POLICY

The decision as to whether fields are playable rests with the CDC Staff or their representative.

No outdoor practice or game shall begin with a STORM WARNING (Thunderstorm/Tornado) in effect at the start time of said practice/game.

Mandatory 30 minute wait when lightning and/or thunder is observed. Fields must be cleared. This 30 minute wait will restart at each observed lightning and/or thunder.

For more information regarding the full Severe Weather Policy please click here

Volunteer Opportunities

All families are asked to fulfill a volunteer obligation by working as Head Coach, Team Sponsor, Sport Commissioner, Concession Worker or paying the Opt-Out Fee when they have a child playing in this sport.

HEAD COACHES
Volunteer coaches are needed for every team. Please consider volunteering as head coach when registering your child. 

Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts and will receive rosters, schedule and uniforms. Coaches will sign up for their practice time from available times and locations.
Criminal Background Check Required

ASSISTANT COACHES
We are also in need parents that are willing to assistant coach out of goodwill for their team - in addition to their volunteer obligation.
Criminal Background Check Required

LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS
We are currently looking for grade level commissioners for the 2016 season.  If you are interested, please contact General Commissioner.
Criminal Background Check Required

umpires needed

Carmel Dads Club is currently looking for umpires for its baseball program. Interested individuals must be in 8th grade or above. Adults are welcome. CDC is looking for individuals with a willingness to learn the skill of umpiring. Umpiring experience is not required. CDC offers training to all umpires.

The spring season runs from April - July, with games being played mostly on weekends. Weeknight games become more prevalent in June. 

Umpiring is a good way to develop leadership and professionalism. Pay is based on experience and level of competition umpired, ranging from $15 and up per game. Again, umpiring experience is not required. If interested, please contact our umpiring coordinator, Todd Mewhinney, at cdcumpires@gmail.com.

Contact Us

Carmel Dads' Club

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Address:
5459 E. Main Street Carmel Indiana 46033 
   

Phone : 317-846-1663
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