Announcing the 2020-2021 Pups Travel Softball Program
The Carmel Dads’ Club would like to invite all players who were born on or before December 31, 2008 to an open tryout for potential placement on a 10u or 12u travel softball team. The Pups program offers a challenging and competitive opportunity for players looking to take the next step in their softball development.
Tryouts for 10U and 12U Carmel Pups Softball will be held Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12 beginning at 5:00 on the Cherry Tree Complex Softball Fields.
Registration is now open and will remain open through Sunday, August 9.
You will be notified of your day and time to tryout on Monday, August 10. To align with COVID guidelines, athletes will be place in small groups so social distancing can be enforced. Groups will not be able to be formed until registration closes. You will only attend one tryout session.
To clarify age eligibility, any player born in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012 is invited to tryout.
Please bring a glove, bat, helmet, and mouth or face guard to the tryout. Bats and helmets will be available for those who need them. Cleats may be worn but are not necessary.
Upon check in athletes will be asked to self-affirm the following questions. Athletes who are unable to answer, “No” to any of the questions will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts.
- In the last 72 hours have you had a fever or chills and/or taken medication for a fever? (A temperature of 100.4 or higher constitutes a fever according to medical professionals.)
- Do you have symptoms for COVID-19 such as a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, or a sore throat?
- In the past 14 days have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes, without protective equipment) with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19 and/or have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
Social distancing during tryouts will be implemented wherever possible. While not required, masks/face coverings may be worn if preferred. Evaluators and those helping with the tryouts will wear masks/face coverings when social distancing is not possible. Athletes will be placed in small groups with a dedicated time slot to also support social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available on site. Parents who are able to self-affirm to the above questions are invited to attend and asked to practice social distancing or wear a mask or face/covering.
To register, please go to www.carmeldadsclub.org and click on the Travel Softball tab or log into your account and register for Pups Softball Tryouts. Tryout fees will be refunded if the player does not make a team. Registration opens August 3 and closes August 10.
The Pups softball program will run from October 2020 through August 2021. Fall and off-season training will run from October through February. Multi-sport athletes may prioritize in-season sports, attending softball training as their schedule permits. Off-season training may occur at the Cherry Tree Softball Complex, as weather permits, and indoor locations in the greater Carmel/Indianapolis area. Beginning in March, practices will occur 2-3 times weekly, depending on the team’s schedule, at the Cherry Tree Softball Complex. Game schedules will vary by team but are expected to offer an approximate 40 game season made up of weekend tournaments. Most tournaments will be within a 90-minute radius of Carmel and will require availability on both Saturday and Sunday of the tournament weekend.
This program will focus on fundamental skill development, improving players’ knowledge of the game, teamwork, citizenship, and fun. We are looking for athletes who want to proudly represent Carmel around the state of Indiana.
Are you ready to play ball?