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Baseball recreational league overview

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

Players in the Spring PreK league must be 4 before April 1st to participate.

NOTE: EVEN IF your child is playing for a middle school baseball team, they MAY ALSO PLAY in this CDC league.  We respect the middle 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. 

Spring Minor League Sport Fee: $105 per season
Spring Major League Sport Fee: $135 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.

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 January 1st and runs through  February21st. Fees increase February 22nd. 

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.

Spring Season
All grade levels will have one week night practice and a game on Saturdays or Sundays (with the exception of HS).  There will be few games scheduled on Sundays or 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.

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.

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Baseball Coaches' Clinic Video

Here is a resource for Rec Baseball coaches to use for coaching their team!

Coaches' Clinic Video

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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

Volunteer Opportunities

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 parents that are willing to assistant coach out of goodwill for their team - in addition to their volunteer obligation.
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We are currently looking for grade level commissioners for the 2020 season.  If you are interested, please contact General Commissioner.
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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 $20 and up per game. Again, umpiring experience is not required. If interested, please contact our umpiring coordinator, Craig Penquite, at [email protected].

additional cdc baseball programs

The Carmel Dads’ Club offers players 1st-6th grade the opportunity to be selected for the All Star Team.  This program is run after the regular spring season. Participation is optional and commissioners of each grade level should be contacted about whether all stars is being offered and the selection process. 

The Carmel Dads' Club travel baseball program (7U - 12U) is designed to provide a higher level of training and competition to those athletes that have a desire to develop their skills beyond the level of what our recreational program allows.  There is an additional assessment for the travel teams.  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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