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.
We are HOPING! 03/19/2017 Bandits
Been getting a lot of emails asking, and we still don't...
Been getting a lot of emails asking, and we still don't have answers.
Check the team page for your age group for the details that are available.
The girl schedule is published. The boys, I was sent another draft today for feedback, but the purple teams will be at home likely starting at 11:30 for 8U boys and count up from there to 14U. 14U black will be on the road.
We will see what the sun does to the snow and determine if we can have tennis court practices this week, if not we hope to next week.
We will deal with uniforms some time the last week of March. Please be sure to be paid in full before it is time to issue uniforms.
Again start checking the team pages going forward, adn start to hear from your teams coach at some point next week, if you haven't already.
Last week we posted the days of the week each team would practice, along with what we know of the game schedule.
You can check the team pages for those details. To do that, go to the website: http://banditsyouthlacrosse.org/ . Select menu item “Teams” >> Chose a team>> then pick the team you are looking for.
We will continue to post to Facebook and the web site as an organization until the season officially starts. Then the coaches will start to reach out to the teams. We primarily post to the web site and team page, so get used to looking for updates there. We are aware that many of the emails end up in Spam or Junk folders, but we have no control over that.
We will run indoor preseason practices in March through probably 3/20. We post the schedule one week out, usually by Wednesday.
Depending on field conditions, we start to practice outdoors late March. If the fields are not yet released we use whatever space we can to teach the basics and get the kids ready for games starting first week of April.
I have mentioned this a few times, but we DO have some equipment we can lend players, (mostly boy’s equipment, as they use more and it is not cheap). We cannot hold equipment for you, you have to reach out to us and we can schedule a time for you to come try on what equipment we have. We have dozens of pairs of shoulder pads. We still are some gloves and helmets left, and various sets of arm pads. Reach out to us at
Look forward to seeing you all at the pre-season practices or when the snow finally melts and the fields are released.
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 10/23, new players 11/7
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 2017 the rate will go up , it will be $190 for U11 and above, $165 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
2016 purple sock design.
NOT a uniform item. Not required to buy.
Anyone who may be interested in a coaching position for the upcoming 2015 spring lacrosse season can submit an inquiry to email@example.com. All potential coaches or volunteers will need to be CORI cleared before being considered for a positions.