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CDC Travel Baseball

  Click below for the official Carmel Dads' Club Travel Baseball Home Page

Carmel Pups Baseball Official Site

To register for the upcoming tryouts please log in to your account or click on the registration links at the top of the page on a TBA date. A registration fee will be collected in advance or the tryouts but refunded to players not making the team.
Players offered a spot but declining will not be eligible for a refund.

      • All players MUST register on the Carmel Dads’ Club website prior to tryouts
      • Results will be communicated to each family within one week of tryouts
      • Tryout fees are non-refundable, unless your son does not make the team
      • Registration fees will be due upon roster acceptance and are non-refundable

Carmel Pups 7U-12U Community Travel Baseball
1. Is your child a highly skilled player on his recreational baseball team?

2. Would you be interested in your son playing more baseball with other highly skilled players, while representing Carmel against other communities?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, Carmel Dad’s Club Pups Baseball might be right for you!! Our program provides a unique opportunity for young athletes (ages 6-12) to experience competitive baseball at the next level. It is designed to be a fun and rewarding experience to help inspire and develop a player's skill and passion for the game.

Benefits of the program include:

· Training and support from Carmel HS's Coach "Butch" Buczkowski and Staff

· Fast-paced competitive games showcasing highly skilled young athletes

· Winter training programs and dedicated facilities for skills development

· Limited travel, as we mostly compete locally against other Indianapolis community programs

· Tournament level competition to provide optimum playing experience

· Build lifelong friendships with teammates and their families!!!

Program information and commitment level

Offseason training occurs at a selected indoor baseball facility on Sunday nights. This training is directed by the age group’s coaches and runs January-March. Our season starts right after Spring Break and will run through mid-July. In general, the season schedule will include two 90-minute practices per week. Games are usually scheduled on weekends during the school year. These games include doubleheaders and tournaments, which could be played on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and/or Sundays. Some weekday/weeknight games are played, especially once school has ended. In general, Pups teams play 30-50 games per season, which is dependent on their age. Our home fields are located at Gray Road Park, which is close to 106th and Gray. Please feel free to contact  Carmel Pups Baseball General Manager with any questions. [email protected]

cdc travel baseball overview

Travel Baseball provides a unique opportunity for athletes to experience competitive baseball at the next level. However, developing players’ baseball knowledge, skill, character, love of the game and sportsmanship always remains the top priority.

7U-12U Age Groups


Registration for tryouts will begin June 26. Tryouts will be held July 12-14 at Clay Center. Specific times will post shortly. 


      • All players MUST register on the Carmel Dads’ Club website prior to tryouts
      • Results will be communicated to each family within one week of tryouts
      • Tryout fees are non-refundable, unless your son does not make the team
      • Registration fees will be due upon roster acceptance and are non-refundable


Off season training for Pups/Hounds will be held December- March.  Players participating in another in season sport should plan on attending off season training. The main season for travel baseball is March- July.


Our Carmel Pups teams are 7u-12u age groups. In each age group, we usually have two 11/12 player teams. Our Gold teams function as our “A” teams and our Blue teams function as our “B” teams though in several age groups, because the talent level of the players in our program has continued to improve, there is often very little difference in the skill level of the players from Gold to Blue. Many of our Gold and Blue teams play against the same competition and even occasionally end up playing each other. Depending on the number of players trying out in each age group it is possible to field white and gray teams at certain age levels.

Most teams will play about 35-45 games (varies by age level) and will practice twice a week between March 31stand mid July. Many of these games take place as doubleheaders or multigame tournaments that can consume an entire weekend.
All coaches will plan for a week or two off during the summer to allow for families to schedule vacations. Players’ families are expected to try to plan their vacations accordingly.

In season practices are held twice per week. Pups players will practice at Gray Rd Park and Hounds Teams will practice at Clay, Carmel, or Creekside Middle School at the coaches discretion.

Pups Baseball General Manager

Nick Corthier- [email protected]

CDC Pups Baseball on Twitter

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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, Craig Penquite at [email protected].


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


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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