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 have a few members that attend Bancroft, they passed along information about a free clinic for the next 4 weeks.
We are just passing along the information. Steve Kelley at Bancroft is running the clinic if you have any questions.
This is perfect for those friends we are trying to convince to come and try lacrosse. We still need players at every age group. I have until Monday to get 5 more U15 players for the boys, so recruit hard.
If you have a friend that needs to borrow a stick or gloves feel free to reach out to Coach Crowley
Details from flyer below:
110 Shore Drive it will be held at the main gym
Saturday Boys and Girls Lacrosse Clinic at Bancroft School
What: The goal of the Lacrosse Clinic is to provide lacrosse instruction for those
students interested in developing and enhancing lacrosse skills. The goal of this
clinic for lower and middle school lacrosse players is to provide instruction while
promoting significant enjoyment centering on the game of lacrosse. Skill
development, game strategy and sportsmanship will be integrated into each clinic.
Instructors: Jim Powell, Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Peter Boyd, Middle School
Boys Lacrosse Coach, Hampton Perkins and Amelia Hanlan, Middle School Girls
Who: The clinic will be for students in grades 4-8. The clinic is open to boys and
girls and will cover all aspects of each sport. Each boys participating will need to
provide their own stick, gloves and helmet. Each Girl will need to provide their own
stick and goggles. All participants will need a mouthguard.
When: The clinic will be held on Saturday mornings in the Bancroft Athletic Center
from 10:30-12:00. The clinic dates are: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 and 2/12
Contact: Should you have any questions about this clinic please contact Steve
The Outback fundraiser was a success! We will have final numbers next week, but between the 50/50 raffle, the apparel sales and the 31 products we will have made close to $500. We will know next week how much we get from the Outback. We had a tremendous showing last night, it was great to see so many of the kids I usually only get to see in the spring.
If any of you know Peter Sullivan of Worcester, please thank him. He was our 50/50 winner and he donated his winnings back to Bandits Youth Lacrosse. Very generous!
Up Coming events:
We will have the Bandits day at Dicks Sporting Goods again this year on 2/28. Details will follow, but we can get discounts on the lacrosse gear or other apparel.
We are also putting together a fundraiser Pancake Breakfast on 3/7 at the Applebee's in Auburn. Details will follow. We will need your help in spreading the word and use our Facebook page to do so.
Most important right now is getting more players registered. We need about 6 players at almost every age group.
We have been given an extension to try to get to that second team at U15 boys. The only way we can get there is with your help spreading the word and recruiting players. We would have to turn away at least players on the waiting list if we don't get 5-8 more, and that would kill us to do!
p.s. For the parents that asked about getting gear for the new players. The discount code for ComLax.com is NEWYEAR15. A full starter kit for male players would be less than $150 if you jump on the deal before the end of the month.
Anyone who may be interested in a coaching position for the upcoming 2015 spring lacrosse season can submit an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. All potential coaches or volunteers will need to be CORI cleared before being considered for a positions.