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.
1st / 2nd Grade – The 1/2 group will play in full lacrosse gear (Helmet, chest pad, gloves, elbow pads, mouth guard, athletic cup). Practices will be held on Sundays only at the CHS Upper Turf. The goal of the 1st / 2nd grade league is to introduce the basic concepts of throwing, catching, cradling, dodging, and shooting. The first 45 minutes will be dedicated to proper instruction of basic lacrosse skills. The final 30 minutes will be dedicated to a controlled game simulated scrimmage. Games will be small-sided. Season will run early April through end of May.
10U – The 10U group will play in the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association. Teams will be filled through the CDC spring registration process beginning in January. The 10U group will have two practices a week (Mon and Wed) at CHS Upper Turf and will play games (6 v 6) versus both the surrounding communities and intra-club. 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.
12U – We hope to have two teams at the 12U level-Pups and 12U Select Tryouts for the top team (Pups) will be held on October 19 and 20, 2021 at CHS Murray Field. The other 12U team will be filled though the CDC spring registration process beginning in January. Those trying out but not being selected for the Pups team will be automatically registered for the Select team.
All 12U teams will play in the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association at the appropriate level. The Pups will begin training in January and will play in one overnight tournament in South Bend on April 30/May 1. The other 12U team will begin practice late March and will play all games in the Hamilton County area. Spring practices for both teams will be two days a week (Mon and Wed) at CHS Upper Turf. Games for the Pups will be scheduled March through end of May. Games for 12U Select will begin after spring break.
14U – We anticipate at least two teams at the 14U level-Hounds and 14U Select. Tryouts for the top team (Hounds) will be held on October 19 and 20, 2021 at CHS Murray Field. The other 14U team will be filled though the CDC spring registration process beginning in January. Those trying out but not being selected for the Hounds team will be automatically registered for the Select team
CDC is proud of the many State Championships we have won over the years with our 14U 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 possibly out of state). The Hounds will begin training in January. The other 14U team will begin practice late March. Spring practices will be two days a week (Mon and Wed) at CHS Upper Turf. All 14U teams will play in the IYLA at the appropriate level. Games for 14U Hounds will be scheduled March through end of May. Games for 14U Select will begin after spring break.
All 10U/12U/14U Players must be US Lacrosse members and have US Lacrosse number. Please sign up at www.uslacrosse.org
To determine appropriate age group for 2022 season, see US Lacrosse Age Bracket:
U10 Born between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013
U12 Born between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011
U14 Born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009 (or in 8th grade)
Lacrosse is a spring sport. The season varies by team/age, but typically runs early April through late May.
Boys 1st / 2nd Lax Registration Fee: $95
Boys 10U Lax Registration Fee: $200
Boys 12U Lax Registration Fee: $240
Boys 14U Lax Registration Fee: $240
Boys 12U Pups Lax Tryout Fee and Team Fee: $425
Boys 14U Hounds Lax Tryout Fee and Team Fee: $425
Fee for 1st/2nd and 10U/12U/14U includes a reversible practice pinnie.
Team fee for Hounds and Pups includes practice pack with shooter shirt and tournament fees.
Uniforms for all 10U/12U/14U teams (approx. $75) are additional cost and will be ordered after registration. To allow time for delivery, please register early!
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 Hounds/Pups tryouts will be late September / early October 2021.
Registration for all other lacrosse teams runs through the CDC spring registration process - early January through late February.
*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.
Please come with full boy’s lacrosse gear: lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder/chest pads (NOCSAE approved), athletic cup, mouth guard, cleats etc. Play It Again Sports is a great source of new and gently used lacrosse gear.
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]