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Welcome to the Bandits Youth Lacrosse website.  We are an organization that believes youth sports should focus on developing young players to be the best that he or she can be.  We focus on developing a player's skill, sportsmanship, teamwork and love of the game.  We, the coaches, will never berate an athlete or another coach or referee.  We expect the same kind of attitude and behavior from our players.  We play hard but we play clean and with respect for those around us.  We hope your young athlete will consider joining us.  We promise to teach your child what he/she needs to know in order to play this game competitively.  We also promise to provide an environment which is positive and encouraging to help your child play the best that he/she is capable of playing.

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Skill specific clinics confirmed during vacation weekend
02/11/2016
***updated plan for this weekend*** On Saturday 2/13 I will run...
updated weekend clinic/practices
01/29/2016
We are looking now to determine availability of space and coaches...
Holy Cross looking for ball boys and 20% discount at Dick's
01/29/2016
Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse is currently looking for ball boys...
Registration opens 10/1 for returning players!!!
09/30/2015
Q: When is lacrosse season? A: We start practice in March when...
 
Skill specific clinics confirmed during vacation weekend

***updated plan for this weekend***

On Saturday 2/13 I will run a goalie clinic for boys and girls.

It will be around 4:30.  I will be there at 4PM getting set up, so if you arrive early I could use some help.

I could also use help in a  few of the drills if a few parents could hang around, bring sneakers.

 

Starting around 6:15 PM I will run a face off clinic for boys only (rules are different). I will go to about 7:45 to allow time for clean up and departure by 8PM

 

I am still waiting to hear back on the numbers for next weekend, but I except to have both a boys and a girls practice next Saturday 2/20 between 4 and 8 PM.  Check back on the web site and Facebook during the week.

As usual, please bring sneakers to change into and $5 to help off set the gym costs.

Nativity School, 67 Lincoln Street, Worcester

Other age groups, we will update the web site and Facebook as times become available

This is youth sports, so ALL practices are optional.  This is preseason youth sports, we are just trying to teach them a few things leading up to the season and have some fun.  If you cannot make it, that is fine.

We will continue to run these until the space is unavailable, or we lose too much money.

Any questions please email us at lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com

Please like us on FaceBook to help spread the word we are here and want to help spread the game of lacrosse!


by posted 02/11/2016
updated weekend clinic/practices
We are looking now to determine availability of space and coaches for the upcoming weekends. With school vacation it may be limited.
 
Please check the web site of Facebook for the updated schedule.
2/13 would be after 4PM group and time TBD
2/14 would be after 2PM group and time TBD
2/20 would be after 4PM group and time TBD
2/21 would be after 2PM group and time TBD
 
We still need a LOT of help recruiting girls at every age group. Please spread the word!
 

Please see updated details below.  We ask you bring all your lacrosse equipment, basketball court safe sneakers to change into, and a $5 (five dollar bill) to help us offset the cost of the space, and any reversible pinnie, prefer Bandits ones of course!

Upcoming schedule:

  • TBD

Nativity School, 67 Lincoln Street, Worcester

Other age groups, we will update the web site and Facebook as times become available

This is youth sports, so ALL practices are optional.  This is preseason youth sports, we are just trying to teach them a few things leading up to the season and have some fun.  If you cannot make it, that is fine.

We will continue to run these until the space is unavailable, or we lose too much money.

Any questions please email us at lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com

Please like us on FaceBook to help spread the word we are here and want to help spread the game of lacrosse!


by posted 01/29/2016
Holy Cross looking for ball boys and 20% discount at Dick's

20% off

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse is currently looking for ball boys for the 2016 season! If you are interested, please take a look at the home schedule below and let them know what game/s you are interested.  Must be 8th grade or younger and have your own helmet and stick.  You will have to also sign a waiver and have your son arrive at the field at least 30 minutes prior to game time. Feel free to forward this on to any other boys who may be interested. Thanks!

Email: bclarke@holycross.edu

 

2016 HOLY CROSS MEN’S LACROSSE SCHEDULE

Feb. 20th: Game vs Vermont 2:30pm

Mar 5th: Game vs. Loyola 1PM

Mar 8th: Game vs. Brown @ 3pm

Mar 12th: Game vs. Bucknell @ 1pm

Mar 26th: Game vs. Jacksonville 11AM

April 9th: Game vs Lafayette 1pm (free youth clinic prior to game)

April 22nd: Game vs. Boston @7pm 

Discount day at Dicks

For the last few years Dicks Sporting goods has offered us a 20% discount.  This year it will be on 2/27/16.

We will likely have a table and some Bandits coaches or board members there to answer questions for you.

Great chance to pick up your gear for the season.  If you already have everything, think about new cleats and/or mouth pieces


by posted 01/29/2016
Registration opens 10/1 for returning players!!!

Q: When is lacrosse season?

A: We start practice in March when the fields are released; games are played on Sundays from April through Mid-June. (Same season as baseball and softball)

 

Q: When does registration open?

A: We open registration to returning players on 10/1, new players 10/15

 

Q: I am having trouble with the registration

A: In the registration process you are required to go to US Lacrosse and create and pay for a membership, and then it will bring you back to the Bandits web site.  There is often on issue doing so on IOS based devices (iPads, iPhones)

 

Q: How often do you practice?

A: U11 and above practice two days a week and play on Sundays

A: U9s practice one day a week (last two years on Saturday mornings), they also play on Sunday.

 

Q: How much does it cost for the season?

A: in 2016 the rate will go up for the first time in 6 years, it will be $145 for U11 and above, $95 for U9. That cost includes uniforms.

 

Q: Where do the Bandits practice?

A: Over the past several seasons we have used Lemansky and the (old) Middle School for practice and games

 

Q: What equipment do I need?

A: Boys need a lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves and a lacrosse stick. You can find starter packages for around $150-$200

A: Girls need goggles, mouthpiece and lacrosse stick (girls have different sticks than boys)

 

Q: What towns can play for the Bandits?

A: The Bandits represent both Worcester and Auburn, but we allow players from surrounding towns that do not have their own lacrosse program.

 

Q: What league do the Bandits play in?

A: The Bandits play in the MBYLL and MGYLL, “town lacrosse”, there are programs all over Massachusetts that are part of the MBYLL.

 

Q: Who runs and coaches the Bandits?

A: The bandits are a nonprofit all volunteer organization.  We have volunteers that run the program as part of our Board.  The coaches are all parent volunteers like you.  Most have never played lacrosse.

 

Q: If your coaches didn’t grow up playing how do they learn to coach?

A: The MBYLL/MGYLL and US Lacrosse sponsor a coach training program, there are required on line training and in person trainings.  There are experienced coaches in the program always willing to help out or answer any questions you have.

 

Q: What do you pay coaches or do they get discounts on signing up their children?

A: We do not pay coaches and they still are required to pay for their children to play.  We do reimburse coaches for the expenses incurred for training classes and certification

 

Q: If is a spring sport why do we register in the fall?

A: We are required to submit how many teams at each age group we will have by 12/31 to the league.  We also place our uniform order by 11/1 to keep the uniform costs as low as possible


by posted 09/30/2015
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COACHING POSITIONS

Anyone who may be interested in a coaching position for the upcoming 2015 spring lacrosse season can submit an inquiry to lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com.  All potential coaches or volunteers will need to be CORI cleared before being considered for a positions.