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 participants- 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 from early April through the 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 from early April through the end of May.
12U – We hope to have several teams at the 12U level-Pups and 12U Select Tryouts for the top team (Pups) will be held on October 18 and 19, 2023 at CHS Murray Field. The other 12U team will be filled through 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 out of town overnight tournament, The other 12U teams will begin practice in late March and will play games in Hamilton County. Spring practices for all groups will be 2 days a week, Mon and Wed mainly at the CHS Upper Turf fields behind the football field. Games for Pups will be held the end of March- end of May. Games for the rest of the 12U teams begin in mid- April.
14U – We anticipate two teams at the 14U level-Hounds and 14U Select. Tryouts for the top team (Hounds) will be held on October 18 and 19, 2023 at CHS Murray Field. The other 14U team will be filled through 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 December/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 2024 season, see US Lacrosse Age Bracket:
U10 Born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015
U12 Born between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013
U14 Born between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011 (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: $135
Boys 10U Lax Registration Fee: $235
Boys 12U Lax Registration Fee: $295
Boys 14U Lax Registration Fee: $295
Boys 12U Pups Lax Tryout Fee and Team Fee: $395
Boys 14U Hounds Lax Tryout Fee and Team Fee: $395
Fee for all teams includes a reversible practice pinnie.
Uniforms will be provided for 10U and the Select teams.
PUPS and HOUNDS will order and pay for their uniforms once teams are announced.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT/OPT-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 begin in October.
Registration for all other lacrosse teams runs through the CDC spring registration process - January 1st with fee increases February 22nd.
Refund Deadline for youth rec lacrosse is March 1st.
*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), elbow/arm pads, 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 Paul Ashley at [email protected].