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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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New Board Elections
09/13/2018
Bandit families On September 25th we will have our first board...
Local club team looking for girls and boys from 4th-8th grade
08/29/2018
The Mountaineers lacrosse club are looking for a few players (approximately...
Let us know........
08/23/2018
Bandits and future Bandits We opened a registration for you to...
Lacrosse clubs looking for female players
08/07/2018
As I teased on Facebook yesterday. There are a few clubs in the...
We had fun! We are coming back!
07/25/2018
Bandits and future Bandits   We are already working...
Athlete's wanted! We need your help recruiting!
11/09/2017
Parents, we NEED your help actively recruiting players, especially...
Registration opens 10/20 for returning players!!!
09/30/2015
Q: When is lacrosse season? A: We start practice in March when...
 
New Board Elections

Bandit families

On September 25th we will have our first board meeting for the Bandits, which will primarily be our elections for the next Bandits Board.

We will be looking to fill a few positions, President, VP of Boys lacrosse, VP of Girls lacrosse, and Secretary.

We could also use a director of communications, with focus on increasing our exposure on social media, Facebook and Instagram.  This can be a board position or not, if you have a knack getting “likes” and “follows” we could use your help!

The meeting will be at Auburn High School 9/25 from 7-8:30 in the presentation room.  You will need to go in through the gym entrance and go down to the first floor to find the room.

Please send us an email letting us know if you are interested in filling any of those positions. We are graduating a few families who have been heavily involved for the past 4-8 years.

We have plenty of former board members around to help, we will not lead you without “training wheels”.   But we need your help to continue to spread lacrosse to the families of Auburn, Worcester, and yes Dudley-Charlton.

Some folks say they haven’t stepped up because they haven’t been asked.  Considered yourself asked.

We NEED your help!


by posted 09/13/2018
Local club team looking for girls and boys from 4th-8th grade

The Mountaineers lacrosse club are looking for a few players (approximately 3-5 per team) to join their Mountaineers Lacrosse Club.  If you know of any boys or girls in grades 4 through 8 who are looking to play fall lacrosse (winter and summer too) and have not already found a club program please fell free to share the program information and my contact info with them.

 

 https://www.mountaineerslacrosseclub.com/

 

Or email:

 

 

Program details:

 

  • Available to 3rd-8th graders from Wachusett and surrounding communities
  • Targeting single grade-based teams for 4th thru 7th grade boys and mixed grade teams for 7th/8th and 4th-6th grade girls (3rd graders may be eligible for 4th grade team)
  • No tryouts.  Participation is based on coach's recommendation
  • Playing time is not equal and will be dependent on game situations as well as player's skill, attitude and effort.

Fall Session (Sep – Oct/Nov)

  • Practices on Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings
  • 1-2 one-day local tournaments or scrimmages (late October, early November)

BOYS Fall Tournaments (targeting 2-3 teams from 4th-7th grade)

  • Devens Oct 28th
  • Bryant Nov 11th

GIRLS Fall Tournaments (targeting 2 teams from 4th-8th grade)

  • Devens Oct 13th
  • Devens Oct 27th

Winter Session (Jan to Mar)

  • In-door skill sessions or leagues TBD

Summer Session (Mid-June to Mid-July)

  • 8-10 Local practices after spring town lacrosse season.
  • Instruction from local youth coaches and other lacrosse experts
  • 3-4 New England based (possibly one travel) tournaments from late June to mid-July

Draft Summer schedule:

BOYS Summer

 

GIRLS Summer

Mini Camp

6/15/2019

Griffin Road

 

Mini Camp

6/16/2019

Griffin Road

Practice

6/18/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

6/17/2019

Griffin Road

Practice

6/20/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

6/19/2019

Griffin Road

Tourney

6/22/2019

Bryant or Cape Cod

 

Tourney

6/23/2019

Cape Cod

Practice

6/25/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

6/24/2019

Griffin Road

Practice

6/27/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

6/26/2019

Griffin Road

Practice

6/29/2019

Griffin Road

 

Tourney

6/30/2019

Groton:  Xtreme Lax

Practice

6/30/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

7/5/2019

Griffin Road

Tourney

7/6/2019

RI Classic or Yale

 

Tourney

7/6/2019

Gill:  Northern Rise

Practice

7/9/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

7/8/2019

Griffin Road

Practice

7/11/2019

Griffin Road

 

Practice

7/10/2019

Griffin Road

Tourney

7/13/2019

Lake George, Hershey or Trilogy

Tourney

7/13/2019

Devens: NEYLAT


Total cost estimated to be between $500-$750 depending on number of tournaments.  Includes 3 piece uniform and all tournament fees (may be divided to include separate fees for fall, winter and summer programs).  Does not cover tournament travel or lodging.

 

For more info please visit:

 https://www.mountaineerslacrosseclub.com/

 

Or email:

 

 


by posted 08/29/2018
Let us know........

Bandits and future Bandits

We opened a registration for you to let us know you plan to play in 2019.  I sent the link during the height of vacation season.  So we will send it again.  We have already had about 30% of our players let us know they are coming back.  Trust me we REALLY appreciate it.

Please use the link below

http://banditsyouthlacrosse.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=90850&org=BANDITSYOUTHLACROSSE.ORG

 

Why do we do this?

We need to plan how many uniforms we need to order this fall, we need to know how many fields we need to request and for how many days per week. We need to figure out how many coaches we need to get certified at each age group, and it helps us to know what groups need more help recruiting for a full team, or with some groups how many more we need to get to a second team.

If you are 80% sure or more that you are coming back next spring, please do help us out by pre registering.


by posted 08/23/2018
Lacrosse clubs looking for female players

As I teased on Facebook yesterday.

There are a few clubs in the area looking for players, these are a few of the closer ones.

Team Central, formerly CMASS

New Web site: https://www.centrallax.com/2018-fall-tryouts.html

Several current and former Bandits play with this group.  They have been around, run a fall program, a winter program and summer, nothing during youth or High School season.  They run 3rd through 11th grade.

 

Mountaineers Lacrosse club, 3rd-8th grade

No tryouts, two fall tournaments Devens 10/13 and 10/27

Winter plans still TBD

Spring (after youth season) practices June through Mid July.  Plan is currently for 3-4 NE based tournaments.

https://mountaineerslacrosseclub.godaddysites.com/

 

There is no “right club”, it is whatever is the right fit you and your player, from a competition perspective, cost perspective, time commitment perspective, we can ask some of our families of their experience, but it varies on the player and the family.


by posted 08/07/2018
We had fun! We are coming back!

Bandits and future Bandits
 
We are already working towards the next lacrosse season.
We need your help, if you can take 5 minutes and let us know if you plan to come back next season. Please use the registration on the web site, it does not require a deposit:
 
http://banditsyouthlacrosse.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=90850&org=BANDITSYOUTHLACROSSE.ORG
 
Why do we do this?
We need to plan how many uniforms we need to order this fall, we need to know how many fields we need to request and for how many days per week. We need to figure out how many coaches we need to get certified at each age group, and it helps us to know what groups need more help recruiting for a full team, or with some groups how many more we need to get to a second team.
 
If you are 80% sure or more that you are coming back next spring, please do help us out by pre registering.
 
We appreciate your help with this!

by posted 07/25/2018
Athlete's wanted! We need your help recruiting!

Girls wanted!

Parents, we NEED your help actively recruiting players, especially on the girl’s side of the program.  We opened registration on 10/20.

http://banditsyouthlacrosse.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=90850&org=BANDITSYOUTHLACROSSE.ORG

Please use your contacts to spread the word to field hockey players, basketball players, soccer players, football players, or hockey players. Lacrosse is one of the few sports that can actually help players in ALL these sports become better players/athletes!

Where we are today:

Boys 7 and 8 grade: one team, can accepts a few more players, or need 16 more for a second team

Boys 5 and 6 grade: 90% of one team, 6 open spots, or need 18 more for a second team

Boys 3 and 4 grade: one team can accept a few more players or need 12 more for a second team

Boys 1 and 2 grade: 8 players, need 3 more at least, will take up to 12 more

 

Girls 7 and 8 grade: 11 players, we have 5 players from last year not yet signed up

Girls 5 and 6 grade: 10 players, we have 3 players from last year not yet signed up

Girls 3 and 4 grade: 6 players, we have 4 players from last year not yet signed up

Girls 1 and 2 grade: 3 player, this age group tends to come late

As you can see, we SHOULD be able to field a team at each age group on the girls side, but we need to submit how many teams we can field before the end of the year.  Please sign up today and help us recruit MORE players.  You can sign up now, and schedule your payment over 3 months.

 


by posted 11/09/2017
Registration opens 10/20 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 in mid to late October

 

Q: I am having trouble with the registration (Girls)

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: Why can't I figure out how to complete my registration on the Bandits web site/ why is it asking for an MBYLL player registration number (Boys)

A: You need to go to the MBYLL web site and register your player.  You will create a profile for yourself, add your child, then register them for the spring 2018 season.  You pay $40 there and will be sent a code via email.  The $40 covers insurance for the year and the portion of the league fees the Bandits used to pay directly to the MBYLL.  The money will go back into the regions for trainings, coach education and other lacrosse based events. (US Lacrosse memebrship is no longer required for boys program)

 

Q: Why is the process to register my son and my daughter different?

A: The process within the Bandits web site is the same, but the parent leagues control where we get our insurance from.  US Lacrosse for girls and MBYLL for boys. (New in 2018)

 

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: Are there tryouts?

A: The town based teams do NOT require tryouts, we welcome all players, new or returning, as long as there is space.

A: SOME years we have enough kids to add a "select team" for addtional games and practice, those teams will require a tryout.

 

Q: How much does it cost for the season?

A: Boys in 2018 the rate will go down as it no longer includes a uniform, it will be $180 for U11 and above, $165 for U9. That cost includes the $40 fee to MBYLL you pay directly on their website. http://mbyll.org/

A: Girls in 2018 the rate will go down as it no longer includes a uniform, it will be $170 for U11 and above, $155 for U9. That cost includes the $30 fee to US Lacrosse you pay directly on their website. 

 

Q: Where do the Bandits practice?

A: Over the past several seasons we have used Lemansky and Swanson Rd Intermediate School for practice and Auburn High School for 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 Auburn and Worcester, 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 MBGLL, “town lacrosse”, there are programs all over Massachusetts that are part of the MBYLL and MBGLL.

 

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/MBGLL 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

 

Q: What is the refund policy for the Bandits?

A: The Bandits can NOT refund any funds paid to US Lacrosse.  Prior to Feb 1 the Bandits will refund all money paid to the Bandits for registration only.  After Feb 1 the Bandits will refund 50% of the fees paid to the Bandits for registration.  Exception being if we have a player waiting to take the slot of the player leaving.  We incur 75% of the cost for the season prior to 2/1 which is why we can only offer the 50% refund.

 


by posted 09/30/2015
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COACHING POSITIONS

Anyone who may be interested in a coaching position for the upcoming 2018 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.