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.
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-6th Grade Leagues
7th-8th Grade League
9th-12th Grade HS League
Fall Baseball: PreK – 8th Grade SUNDAYS ONLY!
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.
The Spring Baseball season typically starts mid-April and runs through mid-June. The Fall Baseball season run mid-August through mid-October.
Spring Minor League Sport Fee: $105 per season
Spring Major League Sport Fee: $135 per season
Fall Baseball Major League 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/OPT-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 for Spring is open early January through late February. Fees increase February 24th.
Registration for Fall is open May 1st.
Refund Deadline for spring is March 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 granted 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 your child cannot participate. For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding this refund policy, please contact the office.
PRACTICES AND GAMES
All grade levels will have one week night practice and a game on Saturdays (with the exception of HS). 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 Clay Center Road Elementary.
Major League - Middle School (7th/8th grade): Games are usually played at one of the three middle schools, Clay, Carmel or Creekside Middle School. Teams typically have practices early on in the season and mostly games near the end of the season. Practices and games are primarily on weekends.
Major League – High School (9th - 12th grade): Games are typically played at one of the three middle schools, Clay, Carmel or Creekside Middle School. Teams typically have one or two practices early on in the season and play only games the remainder of the season. Practices and games are primarily on weekends.
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.
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 often 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.