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Baseball recreational league overview

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. 

AGE DIVISIONS

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-6th Grade Leagues

Fall Baseball: Preschool– 8th Grade (SUNDAYS ONLY! NO PRACTICES)

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. 

SPORT SEASON
The Fall Baseball season run early-August until CCS fall break on Sundays only. There is one preseason practice before the first game then games only on Sundays.

The Spring Baseball Season runs mid-April to mid-June and has one practice per week and games on the weekend and on weeknights when CCS school is out of session at the end of May.

COST
Fall Minor League Sport Fee: $105 per season
Fall Major League Sport Fee: $115 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/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

Registration for Spring is open early January through late February.
Registration for Fall is open in May through mid-June. Late fees begin June 23

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
Fall Season 

All Minor League Baseball is 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. These leagues could play at Gray Road Park depending on registration numbers.

Middle School (7th/8th grade): Games are usually played at  CCS Middle Schools ( Clay, Carmel and Creekside)

Fall Baseball will have no weekly practices and all games are played on Sundays. There will be one practice prior to 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. 

GEAR REQUIRED
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.

additional cdc baseball programs

The Carmel Dads’ Club offers players in select grade levels the opportunity to be selected for the All Star Team.  This program is run after the regular spring season. Participation is optional and commissioners of each grade level should be contacted about whether all stars is being offered and the selection process. 

The Carmel Dads' Club travel baseball program (7U - 12U) is designed to provide a higher level of training and competition to those athletes that have a desire to develop their skills beyond the level of what our recreational program allows.  There is an additional assessment for the travel teams.  Players will be selected by team tryouts.

Special Offers for Baseball

2022 Fall Commissioners

Prek Commissioner - Jason Roseberry [email protected]
Kindergarten Commissioner - Eric Maroun [email protected]
1st Grade Commissioner - Jeff Gulvas [email protected]
2nd Grade Commissioner - Jeremiah Loren [email protected]
Minor League Commissioner - Dominic Orlando [email protected]

3rd Grade Commissioner - Graham Gillie [email protected]
4th Grade Commissioner -Erik Wetzel [email protected]
5th-6th Grade Commissioner - Elizabeth Burkhart [email protected]
Jr. High 7th-8th Grade Commissioner - Craig Mathiebe [email protected]

SEVERE WEATHER POLICY

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
Volunteer coaches are needed for every team. Please consider volunteering as head coach when registering your child. 

Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts and will receive rosters, schedule and uniforms. Coaches will sign up for their practice time from available times and locations.
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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.
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LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS
We are currently looking for grade level commissioners for the 2022 season.  If you are interested, please contact the CDC Office, [email protected]
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umpires needed

Carmel Dads Club is currently looking for umpires for its baseball program. Interested individuals must be in 8th grade or above. Adults are welcome. CDC is looking for individuals with a willingness to learn the skill of umpiring. Umpiring experience is not required. CDC offers training to all umpires.

The spring season runs from April - July, with games being played mostly on weekends. Weeknight games become more prevalent in June. 

Umpiring is a good way to develop leadership and professionalism. Pay is based on experience and level of competition umpired, ranging from $20 and up per game. Again, umpiring experience is not required. If interested, please contact our umpiring coordinator, Craig Penquite, at [email protected].

Contact

Carmel Dads' Club
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Address:
5459 E. Main Street Carmel Indiana 46033 
   

Phone: 317-846-1663

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