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Basketball Recreational Program Overview

Welcome to CDC Basketball!

The Carmel Dads’ Club Recreational Basketball Program is designed for players of all skill levels. Our goal is to teach the great game of basketball in an environment where teamwork, sportsmanship, fun and love of the game are emphasized.


Basketball is offered for both boys and girls from PreK  - 12th grade who are Carmel residents.

Boys League Breakdown Girls League Breakdown
PreK PreK-K Grade Combined
Kindergarten 1st Grade 
1st Grade 2nd/3rd Grade Combined
2nd Grade 4th/5th Grade Combined
3rd Grade 6th/7th/8th Grade Combined
4th Grade
5th Grade
High School League
6th Grade  
7th Grade  
8th Grade  
Freshman League  
High School League  

Players at the PreK level must be 4 by Dec 1 to participate.

Players that make a middle or high school team are not eligible to participate in both CDC and the school team.  Refunds will be issued to those players. Please contact the CDC Office for more information or to request a refund if you made a school team. 

The basketball season typically starts in mid-November and concludes in early March. Some of the leagues that do not have playoffs will end in February.  Post season play, which could include a tournament or All Stars, will be offered at some age levels. Younger age levels including PreK and KDG Boys/Girls do not have playoffs or All Stars/tournaments. For questions about post season play, please contact the office or your age level commissioner.

Practices Start for most leagues-mid November
Games start Dec 2nd 
Some leagues have a later start: PreK and KDG Boys, 9th boys, 10th-12th Boys, 6th-8th girls. 

Sport Fee: $105 per season.  In addition to the sports fee, families are asked to pay a 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.

Carmel Dads' Club requires every family to pay $25 or work a two-hour shift in the concession stand for a sporting event.  Parents who serve as a league commissioner, head coach or team sponsor are exempt from this requirement. There are no concession stands at the elementary or middle schools, but due to our agreement with CCS to use their facilities, we agree to staff all sporting events for Carmel HS. 


Registration for Basketball is open the first week of September and registrations will be accepted until the leagues are full or the season has begun. Late Fee Registration begins October 19.

 *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 granted AS LONG AS the refund request is made by Nov 1.  Refunds are NOT given if requested after Nov 1 unless there is a medical reason you child cannot participate and a doctor's note is provided.  For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding this refund policy, please contact the office.

Most leagues will have one practice per week and a Saturday game except boys' High School, boys and girls PreK and Kindergarten Leagues. 
Boys and girls PreK and Kindergarten Leagues will have one preseason practice and will then have 15 minutes of practice prior to each Saturday game.
Boys high school league will have 3 practices before winter break and no practices after. 

Every gym in the Carmel-Clay school system is used to accommodate the 3,000+ children that participate in our basketball program. It is only through the excellent rapport between the school district and CDC that we are able to provide such an extensive program. Practice locations cannot be requested.

Practice locations will be selected by coaches based on time and gym space availability.  Game locations will be held at the various schools and will be provided when the team schedule is released. East/West locations cannot be guaranteed due to the different gym configurations/rim heights.

Carmel Dads’ Club will provide uniform shirts.  Players are asked to supply their own basketball.

 Ball Size League Division

27.5 Size Ball

Boys and Girls PreK-1st

28.5 Size Ball

Boys 2nd– 6th Grade, Girls 2nd - 12th

29.5/Full Size Ball

Boys 7th - 12th


8 Foot

Boys PreK and K

Girls Pre-K-1st, Boys 1st Grade

9 Foot

Boys 2nd

Girls 2nd/3rd

10 Foot

Boys 3rd-12th

Girls 3rd-12th


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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.

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.
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We are also in need of parents that are willing to assistant coach or be time/score keeper from time to time. These volunteers do not receive credit as the head coach does but we appreciate their willingness to step in and serve. 
Criminal Background Check Required

We are currently looking for grade level commissioners for the season.  If you are interested, please contact the office 317 846-1663
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additional CDC Basketball Programs

The Carmel Pups Travel Basketball Program is basketball at the competitive level. Teams will travel and play throughout the state of Indiana.  The travel program is offered for boys grades 2nd -6th and girls grades 2nd - 6th. Teams practice 2 nights per week with games on Saturday and Sunday.  There is an additional assessment for the travel teams.  Pups players will be selected by team tryouts.


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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