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2019 Spring Season

We are very excited to the get the 2019 Spring Carmel Dad’s Club Lacrosse season under way! 

First and Second Grade Introduction to Lacrosse Clinic (Sunday only)
Important Season Information:
The first introduction to lacrosse clinic will be held Sunday, mid-April and will conclude Sunday, mid-May.  Lacrosse goggles (both boys and girls use the girls goggles at this level) and mouth guards are required; cleats recommended.  No helmets or gloves.  We use small fields, no goalies, and softer balls.  Season Dates: April 14, 28, May 5, May 12, May 19.

Third and Fourth Grades
Important Season Information and Dates:
Player Evaluations: Date, Time and Location TBA.
10U Rec Plus Evaluations (born between 9/1/2007 and 8/31/2009): Date, Time and Location TBA

10U Rec Plus Team Information:
For those interested in an additional opportunity, the 10U Rec Plus team gives kids the opportunity to expand their lacrosse skills and play additional games against local teams.  This is a great introduction to the travel program.  Please note, player skill evaluations from the earlier session will be used as part of the evaluation to be placed on the team. 

Fifth and Sixth Grades
Important Information:
We will not conduct a 5/6 player evaluation this year, however individual invitations will be sent to new players to attend the 3/4 grade player evaluations.  Participation in new player evaluations is highly encouraged to make sure players are properly placed on a team.

  • We give the players the best experience possible playing a recreation schedule enhanced with “local” travel games against other adjacent communities. 
  • The recreation games will play a 7 v. 7 format (think fall ball lacrosse) and compete in recreation league games and year end playoff.  This will provide more touches and faster game play.  U.S. Lacrosse recommends the 7 v. 7 format for accelerated skill development and greater amount of player participation.
  •  The “local” travel games will likely be traditional 10 v. 10, but the teams can decide to play 7 v. 7 if one of the teams is short players. 

Seventh and Eighth Grade
Important Information and Dates:
We will not conduct a 7/8 grade player evaluation this year.

General Season Practice and Game Information
Our goal is to have rec teams selected and communicated by Spring Break.
Practices will start the week of April 8 and first games will be on April 14.
3/4 and 5/6 leagues will practice on Tuesday/Thursday at either River Road Athletic Fields or Pittman Fields.
7/8 league will practice on Monday/Wednesday at either River Road Athletic Fields or Pittman Fields. 
All games (unless noted otherwise) are at River Road Athletic Fields on Sunday afternoon.

Coaching Opportunities and Coaches Training
 If you are interested in coaching please contact the CDC REC Commissioner.  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. 

Questions: please contact CDC Lacrosse Rec Commissioner Kirk Prosser at:[email protected]          

Click Here for the commissioner list and contact info.

Lacrosse recreational league overview

Welcome to CDC Boys Lacrosse!

CDC Lacrosse is focused on providing an 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.

Beginning Lacrosse for 1st and 2nd grades: This co-ed league introduces the lacrosse basics in a weekly Sunday clinic.  Coaches will familiarize players with the fundamentals of the game: throwing, catching, cradling, dodging and shooting.  

Boys Leagues
3rd/4th Grade League
5th/6th Grade League

Lacrosse is a spring sport.  The season typically starts mid-April and runs through mid-June. 

Beginning Lax Sport Fee: $85 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.

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.

Beginning Lacrosse
Practices will be held on Sundays only at River Road.  The goal of the 1st-2nd grade coed 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. 

 Boys Leagues
Games will be played at River Road Athletic Fields. There may be a game during the week that will be played against other programs within the Northern Indianapolis metropolitan area. Exact game schedules and times will be given to you by your coach.

Practices will alternate between Claybourne Fields (Pittman Fields) and River Road to be fair to families that live in both east and west Carmel. You will be contacted by your coach a few days prior to the beginning of practice:

3/4 grade – Tuesday at River Road and Thursday at Pitman
5/6 grade – Tuesday at Pitman and Thursday at River Road
7/8 grade – Monday at Pitman and Wednesday at River Road

Beginning Lacrosse
Please bring a lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard, tennis shoes or cleats (no lacrosse, hockey, football helmets allowed)

Boys Leagues
Please come with full lacrosse gear: lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, athletic cup, mouth guard, cleats etc. 


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.

Head Coaches
We are looking for parents that are interested in helping the program.  In order for the players to learn and develop we need coaches.  No experience is needed, we all practice together.  The more coaches we have the more attention can be given to the players. Criminal Background Check Required

Assistant Coaches
We are also in need parents that are willing to assistant coach out of goodwill for their team - in addition to their volunteer obligation. Criminal Background Check Required

League Commissioners
We are currently looking for grade level commissioners for the 2019 season.  If you are interested, please contact the General Commissioner.
Criminal Background Check Required

Other CDC Lacrosse Programs

Rec Plus
The Carmel Dad's Club will once again be offering a 3rd and 4th grade REC Plus program.  The REC Plus program is run in addition to the REC league program and is designed to give those players interested an opportunity to play extra games on Saturdays and during the week in an increased competitive environment.  It will also include 2 or 3 out of state tournaments.


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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