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CDC Lady Pups Travel Basketball Overview

The Carmel Dads' Club offers a fun, challenging and competitive environment for advanced players who are ready to hone in on their basketball skills. We will focus on player development and improving each participant’s fundamentals and knowledge of the game.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grades.

Tryouts will begin in late September- early October.  There are usually 2 rounds of tryouts for each grade depending on the number of players being evaluated.  It is expected that all players will attend all rounds of tryouts for their grade if at all possible. The strongest players in each round will be invited back to the next round of tryouts.  

The Pups season begins in late October and may continue into March for regular season games and tournaments.

The intent is to have the 8 strongest players play on the Gold team, the next 8 strongest players play on the Blue team, the next 8 play on the White team, and the next 8 play on the Grey team for each grade. It is the evaluators and coaches discretion to place 9 players on a team and/or balance the teams within the grade level.

The maximum recommended number of games by the program is 40 games for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders; 50 games for 5th graders and 60 games for 6th graders.
Based in part on a high demand for court time across multiple sports and age groups, Pups teams will typically practice 2 nights per week for 1 1/2 hours per night.  Practices are generally held at the Carmel High School Fieldhouse Courts or at one of the Middle School Courts.  Practice times typically start as early as 6:00 PM and are generally done by 9:00 PM depending on gym availability.  Typically the younger teams (2nd-4th grades) get the earlier times and the older teams (5th & 6th grade) get the later times.

Lady Pups Basketball-2019-20 Tryouts



Carmel Lady Pups Travel Basketball tryouts will be September 23rd and 25th at Carmel Middle School.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade 6-7 pm
5th and 6th Grade 7:15-8:45pm

Please do NOT bring your own ball but a water bottle is a good idea. Numbered practice jerseys will be given each night for the girls to wear over their shirts.

Rosters will be released September 26th and those not selected will have the registration fee transferred to the Rec league.

Cost is $450 which includes uniforms(to be returned), practice uniforms (to keep), shooter shirt, 2 practices a week, IYBL Fall and Winter league play, IGHL Winter league play, end of season state tournament and possibility of one other tournament during the season.

If interested in coaching please email Staci Hendrickson at[email protected]

All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. 

Please choose LADY PUPS when you register.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR REC LEAGUE if you plan on trying out 
for the travel team.

Registration will open Sept 1 on the CDC website. 

Questions please contact General Manager Staci Hendrickson [email protected]


Save the date! Friday September 27 @ 5 pm, tailgate with CHS Lady Hounds basketball team. Coach Trimpe has invited Lady Pups players and their families to tailgate before the CHS homecoming game in the coke lot.  An email to all who have registered for tryouts will be sent with more information.

Lady Pups Pre Tryout Training with CHS Staff

Pups GIRLS Travel Basketball Pre- Tryout Training Announced! 

TRYOUT TRAINING with CHS Coach Erin Trimpe and staff 

Tryout training opportunity for current 2nd- 6th grade Girls
Training led by Carmel High School coaching staff.

DATES for 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th Grades:

Coach Trimpe with CHS Lady Greyhounds will be offering a pre-tryout training September 16th and 18th.  This is an optional training with the CHS Coach and players to help prepare for tryouts.  This will also be at Carmel Middle School and players should bring a water bottle only.  Travel league commissioner Staci Hendrickson will be having a question and answer time during these trainings for parents.  The fee is $50.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade 6-7:30pm

5th and 6th Grade 7:30-9:00pm

Click here to register

Registration Listing

2019-20 Winter Lady Pups Travel Basketball

***Only the registration (called "tryout" fee in our new system)  of $95 is collected at this time. Travel fees ($450) are paid once teams are selected***

The tryout/registration fee will be refunded to players not making the team that choose not to play rec league if the CDC Office is notified by 10/31. Players that are placed on the team and drop out forfeit this fee. 

The Carmel Dads' Club offers a fun, challenging and competitive environment for advanced players who are ready to hone in on their basketball skills. We will focus on player development and improving each participant’s fundamentals and knowledge of the game.

ELIGIBLE GRADE LEVELS 2nd, 3rd,4th, 5th and 6th Grades in 2019-20 School Year

TRYOUTS Tryouts will be held in late September.  The tryouts are run by the Carmel High School Coaching Staff.

SEASON DURATION  The season runs from late October to mid- March depending on league play and advancement.

TEAMS: There will be teams in grades 2-3,4,5,6.

PRACTICES: Practices are held approx 2 times per week at various Carmel Schools.

2019-20 Lady Pups Girls Basketball

Registration closes on 10/01/2019 at 07:45 PM
Season Dates: 10/21/2019 to 03/15/2020


Carmel Dads' Club
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

5459 E. Main Street Carmel Indiana 46033 

Phone: 317-846-1663

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