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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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Savers charity fundraiser
04/27/2017
Bandit families!   We are going to be doing another charity...
Registration opens 10/22 for returning players!!!
09/30/2015
Q: When is lacrosse season? A: We start practice in March when...
 
Savers charity fundraiser
Bandit families!
 
We are going to be doing another charity drive with Savers this spring.  The "Big drop off day" will be 5/20 between 9 and 11AM.  This is at the Savers location in Worcester on Lincoln Street.
 
We want to pre-collect like we did last year.  Mary Sheerin has volunteered to serve as our point person, and will be sending periodically reminders over the next few weeks.
 
Coach Josh and Coach Crowley are volunteering to have clothing and other good dropped off at our practice.  We can't really handle the big items until 5/20.
 
You can drop bag of items off to either my practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 5:30-7:00 at Lemansky field.  Or Tuesday and Thursday at Swanson Intermediate School to coach Josh.
 
We really want to pre-collect as much as we can.  
 
We will also be looking for volunteers on 5/20.  You can let Mary know what day and times you can volunteer.  her contact information is below.
 
Attached is a flyer from Savers attached, and there is also a link on what items they will accept.
 
 
Looking forward to another successful charity fundraising event.
 
Any question please reply tomarigold621@yahoo.com

by posted 04/27/2017
Registration opens 10/22 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 10/23, 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


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.