Welcome to CDC Boys Lacrosse!
CDC Lacrosse is focused on providing a complete instructional program that matriculates the lacrosse skills of each participant, while emphasizing fun, fair play, and good sportsmanship. Our hope is that we can be a positive influence for each player and translate these experiences into positive attributes that resonate in their character in the future. The program takes pride in creating an inclusive environment for all participates - beginners to advanced players. We work closely with the CHS lacrosse coaches to ensure a supportive and developmentally appropriate experience.
All U10/U12/U14 Players must be US Lacrosse members and have a US Lacrosse number. Please sign up at www.uslacrosse.org
To determine appropriate age group, see US Lacrosse Age Bracket:
U10 Born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2012
U12 Born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010
U14 Born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008 (or in 8th grade)
1/2 Grade – New this year, the 1/2 group will be boys only and will play in full lacrosse gear (Helmet, chest pad, gloves, arm pads, mouth guard, athletic cup). Practices will be held on Sundays only at River Road. The goal of the 1st-2nd grade league is to introduce the basic concepts of throwing, catching, cradling, dodging, and shooting. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to proper instruction of basic lacrosse skills. The second 30 minutes will be dedicated to a controlled game simulated scrimmage. Games will be 6v6. Season will run mid-April through end of May.
3/4 Grade U10 – New this year, the 3/4 group will be a part of the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association. The 3/4 group will have two practices a week and will play games versus the surrounding communities. The group will practice all together. Depending on participation numbers, teams will be formed based on ability following evaluations at the start of the season. Season will run early April through the end of May.
5/6 Grade U12 – New this year, the entire 5/6 group will be a part of the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association. The 5/6 group will have two practices a week and will play games versus the surrounding communities. The group will practice all together. Depending on participation numbers, teams will be formed based on ability following evaluations at the start of the season. The top team will participate in the IYLA State Tournament and may participate in one out of area tournament. Season will run mid-March through end of May.
7/8 Grade U14 – We anticipate at least two teams at the 7/8 level. Tryouts for the top team (Hounds) will be held in the fall prior to the season. The other 7/8 team(s) will be filed though the CDC spring registration process.
CDC is proud of the many State Championships we have won over the years with our U14 Hounds teams. The Hounds will practice 2-3 times a week and will play in the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association league as well as approx. 3 tournaments (1 likely out of state). The Hounds will begin training in January. The other 7/8 team(s) will practice two days a week, will also play in the IYLA and may participate in one in-state tournament. Games for all U14 groups will be scheduled early March through end of May.
Beginning Lax Sport Fee: $95 per season
Boys (3rd-6th) Lax Sport Fee: $125 per season
Boys (7th-8th) Lax Sport Fee: $125 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/OUT-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 Lacrosse runs early January through late February.
Special requests are taken into consideration such as practice dates, coach request, and buddy request; however, sport fees cannot be refunded after the Refund Deadline 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 grated 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 you child cannot participate. For more information or if you have questions or concerns regarding this refund policy, please contact the office.
PRACTICES AND GAMES
1/2 Grade Intro to Lacrosse
Practices will be held on Sundays only at River Road. The goal of the 1st-2nd grade league is to introduce the basic concepts of throwing, catching, cradling, dodging, and shooting. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to proper instruction of basic lacrosse skills. The second 30 minutes will be dedicated to a controlled game simulated scrimmage.
Games will be played at River Road Athletic Fields. Practices will be held from 6:30-8pm at the Upper Turf fields at Carmel High School.
Please come with full lacrosse gear: lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, athletic cup, mouth guard, cleats etc.
Coaching Opportunities and Coaching Training:
If you are interested in coaching or have questions about the Carmel youth lacrosse program, please contact the CDC general lacrosse commissioner Keith L Griffin at [email protected]
No experience is necessary. In the spring of 2016, we began a clinic-based, high repetition skill development and scrimmage practice model. We continue to see great improvement for all players at all ages. We have outstanding travel coaches who will teach new coaches the basics and be available for the first weeks of practice and for ongoing consultation.