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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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Discounts, clinics, registration, uniforms
02/17/2018
Dicks Sporting goods discount day Clinics Hold my spot registration Registration...
REMINDER clinic scheduled this Sunday from 8:30am-10am
02/09/2018
Clinics Returning registers Clinics: REMINDER there...
Clinics, registration, Schedules
02/02/2018
Clinics Returning registers Schedules Clinics: Please...
Board meeting, clinics, US Lacrosse
01/22/2018
January Board Meeting Clinics US Lacrosse for boys Board...
Registration process for boys and US Lacrosse
01/17/2018
We have had a few parents reach out to us over the past month about...
Spring is coming!
01/12/2018
Bandits Board Meeting Upcoming clinics Registration deadline Practice...
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...
 
Discounts, clinics, registration, uniforms

Dicks coupon
  • Dicks Sporting goods discount day
  • Clinics
  • Hold my spot registration
  • Registration update
  • Equipment
  • Uniforms

Discount at Dicks: We have posted a few events on the Facebook page, including our annual 20% off day at Dicks Sporting goods. Please check the FB link

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bandits-Lacrosse/837372039640985

 

Clinics: Or next clinic is 2/25 form 10am-12pm at Auburn high school.

From 10-11 we will have girls 1-8th grade and boys 1-4th grade (this will be the last one for kids under 5th grade)

From 11-12 we will have boys 5th grade to 6th grade

Please bring a stick, and change of sneakers

Again, these are listed on the FB page for you to share with friends and other in the area who might be inserted in trying lacrosse.

 

Hold my spot: over 50 families took advantage of the opportunity to “hold a spot” for 2018 this past summer.  At this point we can no longer hold spots, you MUST register before the open reaming spots are gone.  The $10 credit is still logged against your account when/if you register. There are 6 families we have not had sign up that saved a spot.

 

Registration update: We are just about filled at all the boys age groups, there are a few spots left on each team. But not many! 

We have picked up a few girls from our recent clinics, but still need more.  We have enough to field a team, but if some girls get hurt or sick or misses a game, we might not have enough for that game.  So please try to recruit a friend ot two!

 

Equipment: We have SOME equipment we can lend out to first time players, mostly U9 and U11 sizes.  We also have some shoulder pads for almost any age group or size.  We even have some cleats that have been out grown and donated.  If you need equipment, please let us know at and we will do what we can to help you.

There is also some equipment you can buy at a 50% or more discount listed here including a great deal on sticks: https://worcester.craigslist.org/spo/d/lacrosse-items-various-items/6460519166.html

 

Uniforms: We expect our uniforms to come in early March.  For new players, you NEED to purchase a uniform from the team store on the web site.  If you played before, you only need to purchase items you have out grown.


by posted 02/17/2018
REMINDER clinic scheduled this Sunday from 8:30am-10am
  • Clinics
  • Returning registers

Clinics: REMINDER there is a clinic scheduled this Sunday from 8:30am-10am

Please follow our Facebook, we have announced our remaining clinics from now through mid-March. Our next on is 2/11 8:30AM-10AM at Auburn High School gym. This will be for girls from 1st -8th grade, and boys from 1-4th grade.

https://www.facebook.com/Bandits-Lacrosse-837372039640985/

The other clinics are:

 2/25 10 AM-12PM
3/4 7PM-8:45PM
3/18 7PM-8:45PM

We will use the later ones for the older age groups.  We will update the age groups for the 2/25 clinic once we see the numbers we get for the 2/11 clinic

 

Returning player registration: Spring registration has been open for 4 months now.  We are still missing several players from last year.  There are only a handful of spots left on each boy’s team.  We need more players at each of the girl’s teams, as they have JUST enough players to field a team.

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


by posted 02/09/2018
Clinics, registration, Schedules
  • Clinics
  • Returning registers
  • Schedules

Clinics: Please follow our Facebook, we have announced our remaining clinics from now through mid-March. Our next on is 2/11 8:30AM-10AM at Auburn High School gym. This will be for girls from 1st -8th grade, and boys from 1-4th grade.

https://www.facebook.com/Bandits-Lacrosse-837372039640985/

The other clinics are:

 2/25 10 AM-12PM
3/4 7PM-8:45PM
3/18 7PM-8:45PM

We will use the later ones for the older age groups.  We will upddate the age groups forr the 2/25 clininc once we see the numbers we get for the 2/11 clinic

 

Returning player registration: Spring registration has been open for 4 months now.  We are still missing several players from last year.  There are only a handful of spots left on each boys team.  We need more players at each of the girls teams, as they have JUST enough players to field a team.

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

Schedule: Practice schedules are being drafted and will be posted after we get field confirmation and coaches schedules sorted out.

Game schedules will be posted in mid March.  First game for both boys and girls is 4/8, then every Sunday after that through Early June.  Girls take 1 week off during April vacation, the boys do not.

Please help us recruit more players for the 21018 season by sharing our Facebook posts/events


by posted 02/02/2018
Board meeting, clinics, US Lacrosse
  • January Board Meeting
  • Clinics
  • US Lacrosse for boys

Board meeting: We have the January Bandits board meeting on 1/22 at 7PM.  It will be in the Presentation Room at Auburn High School.  We are looking for other parents to start attending, we would determine what additional events we can get volunteers for, and new recruiting ideas.  If you don’t have enough time to commit to the board, this is a great opportunity to volunteer a little bit a time, and make a big difference.  Dates for Jan and Feb meeting are on the web site and Facebook under events.

Clinics: We have been working hard to secure indoor time to help with both recruiting clinics and to get the sticks in the kids hands again.  Please check the web site and Facebook, we plan to post the dates and time this week.  We will make updates to times for each age group once we can confirm coaches who can be at each session.  The first one is planned on 1/28, 8:30-10AM. 1st through4th grade boys and girls.

After that 2/11; 8AM-10AM.  2/25; 8AM-10AM.  3/4; 7PM-9PM.  3/18; 7PM-9PM.    We will update what gender and age groups once we can confirm coaches.

US Lacrosse Insurance: Starting this season, the MBYLL (boys parent league) no longer requires US Lacrosse membership/insurance.  Players will get their insurance through the MBYLL.  All our parents/players need to go to the MBYLL web site, create a guardian profile, then a player profile, then pay $40 registration fee. **This is for boys league ONLY**

You will receive a confirmation code that is needed in the registration process on the Bandits website


by posted 01/22/2018
Registration process for boys and US Lacrosse

We have had a few parents reach out to us over the past month about US Lacrosse and our registration process.

Starting this season, the MBYLL (boys parent league) no longer requires US Lacrosse membership/insurance.  Players will get their insurance through the MBYLL.  All our parents/players need to go to the MBYLL web site, create a guardian profile, then a player profile, then pay $40 registration fee.

You will receive a confirmation code that is needed in the registration process on the Bandits website.

The FAQ s were updated with these details:

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.

 

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)

And the regiration page reminds you that:

You are required to go to the MBYLL website, register for insurance and spring ball with them before you can register with the Bandits

The registration will cost $180, including the $40 for MBYLL which you pay directly to them.

Starting in 2017 uniforms are no longer included in the program cost; players can use uniforms from last year if they have one.  If new uniform is required you may purchase it on the team store link on the web site.

You will receive an email from the web site IF/when you have successfully completed your registration.  If you do not receive and email we do not have you in the system as registered.

Any questions please reach out to us at lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com

 

US Lacrosse has your contact information if you played in previous seasons, so they are emailing you letting you know that is about to expire.  They do not track what leagues around the country are no longer using their insruance.  This will only impact players who played last year, and will only be a challenge this year.  Please be sure NOT to renew the US Lacrosse insurance, unless you want two versions of player insruance for lacrosse.

 

Hope this anwers everyones questions.

 


by posted 01/17/2018
Spring is coming!

Bandits Board Meeting

Upcoming clinics

Registration deadline

Practice schedules

Board meeting: We have the January Bandits board meeting on 1/22 at 7PM.  It will be in the Presentation Room at Auburn High School.  We are looking for other parents to start attending, we would determine what additional events we can get volunteers for, and new recruiting ideas.  If you don’t have enough time to commit to the board, this is a great opportunity to volunteer a little bit a time, and make a big difference.  Dates for Jan and Feb meeting are on the web site and Facebook under events.

Clinics: We have been working hard to secure indoor time to help with both recruiting clinics and to get the sticks in the kids hands again.  Please check the web site and Facebook, we plan to post the dates and time next week.  We will make updates to times for each age group once we can confirm coaches who can be at each session.  The first one is planned on 1/28, TBD. After that 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, and 3/18.  They will start at 7PM.  As I said, we will update what gender and age groups once we can confirm coaches.

Registration: We are past the point where we can add teams for the girl’s program, and we are too far away numbers wise to have a second team at any age group for the boys.  So once the teams fill up we will create a waitlist.  If anyone drops we will pull from the wait list.  We will try to find a way for these kids to participate in practice, but we can’t promise we can fit them on the game roster once we get to our numbers.  Girls, we have barely enough at each age group, so we have submitted teams, but each team needs 3-6 more girls to have the numbers to subs at the games.  U9 girls, we are still looking for more girls, we will be running an in-house league for this age group as we don’t have enough to submit an MBGLL team.  They will still have a practice and a game each week, they will just all be at home.

Practice schedules: I am still getting emails asking about 2018 practice and game schedule.  Please be patient, we will get these set as soon as we can.  Probably by mid-February for practices, games we have no control over, we are part of a larger parent league that handles those schedules across the state.

With spring close than we all realize, please help us recruiting new players at all age groups.  Please send them here:

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

New players looking for equipment, please look on line at places like eBay and Craigslist.   The cost of initial equipment is often a deterrent for players, especially boys.  Please see if you can find used gear for the first year or so before commit $200 or more.  We do have SOME equipment we can lend out.  You just need to reach out to us and see if we have something that fits your child.  We have lots of shoulder pads, some gloves, some helmets and some sticks. lax@banditsyouthlacrosse.com


by posted 01/12/2018
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.