Welcome to CDC Baseball!
With our long tradition of sporting excellence, the Carmel Dads’ Club is the best place for interested parents to send their children to learn about and participate in playing the game of baseball.
Our rec program believes the participation and enjoyment of players of various skill levels is far more important than the “winning and losing." It provides a healthy degree of competition but we do not allow this emphasis to override the enjoyment of inexperienced players. We have 2 sport seasons, our primary season is spring where weeknight practices are offered and the fall which is a supplemental season and has games only on Sundays.
Boys Rec Baseball is broken down into 3 leagues:
Spring Minor Leagues: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd Grade Leagues.*PreK and Kindergarten begin the season hitting off a tee (if needed) and gradually moved to coaches pitch. First and second grades are coach pitch.
Spring Major Leagues: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade Leagues
Fall Baseball: Preschool– 8th Grade
Players in the PreK league must be 4 before April 1st to participate in the spring session. Players must be 4 before August 1 to play in the fall session.
NOTE: EVEN IF your child is playing for a Middle School Baseball team, they MAY ALSO PLAY in this CDC league. We respect the Middle School teams, and make every effort to minimize conflicts with their practices and games.
The Spring Baseball season typically starts mid-April and runs through mid-June. The Fall Baseball season run early-August until CCS fall break.
Spring Minor League Sport Fee: $95 per season
Spring Major League Sport Fee: $125 per season
Fall Baseball Sport Fee: $105 per season
In addition to the sports fee, families are asked to pay a 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 Spring is open early January through late February.
Registration for Fall is open in May.
Special requests are taken into consideration such as practice dates, coach request, and buddy request; however, sport fees cannot be refunded after July 1 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 granted AS LONG AS the refund request is made during that sport season’s regular open registration period. The deadline for fall sport refunds is July 1. 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
All grade levels will have one week night practice and a game on Saturdays. There will be games scheduled in the evenings after the end of the school year.
All Minor League Baseball is practiced and played on the CDC fields behind Towne Meadow Elementary, 10850 Towne Rd. This is located on the west side of Carmel, therefore requests for east side practices and games are not possible.
Major Leagues grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th will play at Clay Center Elementary and other locations depending on enrollment.
Middle School (7th/8th grade): Games are usually played at CCS Middle Schools ( Clay, Carmel and Creekside)
High School (9th - 12th grade): Games are usually played at CCS Middle Schools ( Clay, Carmel and Creekside)
Fall Baseball will have no weekly practices and almost all games are played on Sundays. There will be one practice prior to the season starting for minor league teams only. 3rd Grade and older teams will not hold a practice at the beginning of the season. The season start date is early- August until CCS fall break. This league is a supplemental baseball program offering to allow players to participate while playing another sport. There are no weeknight practices which would conflict with a "full- time" fall sport. The spring season serves as the "full" season of baseball with weeknight practices and games.
Carmel Dads’ Club will provide players with uniform shirts, hats and socks. Players are asked to purchase white baseball pants and a fielding glove. Cleats are optional (non-metal) but not necessary.
Dads’ Club will provide T-Ball bats for Pre-K & Kindergarten. 1st and 2nd grade bats cannot exceed 28" in length or 2 1/4 " in barrel size.