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.
ELIGIBLE AGE LEVELS
7U-13U Age Groups
Registration for tryouts will begin July 8. Tryouts will be held July 26-28th at Gray Rd Park. Specific times will post shortly.
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 teams are divided into two divisions Pups and Hounds. Players who are in the 7U – 12U age groups are Carmel Pups. Older players are Carmel Hounds. 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.
RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM GAMES PER SEASON
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.