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CDC Travel Softball

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Tryouts for 10U and 12U Carmel Pups Softball will be Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-7pm  at Cherry Tree Complex Softball Fields.

Registration is now open and will remain open through Monday, October 19.

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Coaches/evaluators will wear masks/face coverings. Athletes will wear masks to the field; but, will not be required to wear masks during the tryout.

To clarify age eligibility, any player born in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012 is invited to tryout.

2020-21 Pups Tryouts Announced!

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 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?


cdc travel softball overview

The Carmel Dads' Club offers a fun, challenging and competitive environment for advanced players who are ready to hone in on their softball skills. We will focus on player development and improving each participant’s fundamentals and knowledge of the game.

Lady Pups Travel Softball Age Levels
10U,12U - we will field teams as we are able to at each level. 

Tryouts will be announced in June.

**To register, please log into your account and register your daughter for pups softball**

Off season training for Pups Softball will be held October- March.  Players participating in another in season sport should plan on attending off season training as their schedule permits. The main season for travel softball is March- July.


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. Teams are typically made up of 12 players.

Most teams will play about 40 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.

In season practices are held twice per week at Cherry Tree Softball Complex or Clay, Carmel, Creekside Middle School Fields.

Congrats to our 10U Pups Team!

                  10U Pups Softball finished 2nd in the USSSA Super NIT !
                                Congrats to our Pups team and Coaches!

Spring 2021- Protocols

Please review our Spring Sports Protocols -2021 We will update those as the state, CCS and health dept put new guidelines in place for spring sports programming. These are subject to change at any time based on state, local and CCS recommendations. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Spring Sports Protocols 2021

Pups Softball Commissioner Contact Information

Commissioner: Sloane Whelan
[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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