New Team for 2024
We plan to add a small-diamond club baseball team for ages 12 and under next season. This team will be open to only those players who are eligible for BYB — those who have Brookline residency or affiliation — but will be separate from BYB Little League.
The 12U Bandits will practice outdoors in the fall and indoors at Brookline HS during the winter. Next spring, we'll play doubleheaders on Saturdays in the New Balance Select League. This team will not take the place of or interfere with BYB Little League, but will instead coordinate schedules with BYB.
This team will be professionally coached. John Bucci will lead team practices during the fall and winter, and will be part of the coaching staff in the spring. The head coach during the spring season will be a non-parent who has experience playing and coaching the game.
We expect to hold tryouts early this summer (tentatively 6/24), so that everyone has time to consider their club baseball options for next spring.
ROSTER & COMMITMENT
We anticipate that the roster will be made up of 15 players (12 full-timers plus reserves), all of whom have Brookline residency or affiliation and are 12 years old or younger on 4/30/24. While we welcome all eligible kids to try out for the 12U Bandits, not everyone will be invited to be on the roster. Those who are invited will be expected to make a firm commitment to attend the majority of practices and games.
If you want to try out for the 12U Bandits, please register using the button below. Once you’re on the registration list, we will notify you of the tryout schedule.
Bring to every game and practice:
Baseball bat and other gear
Baseball pants or sweatpants
Catcher's gear and protective cup (catchers only)
Water/drink for yourself
For details about the Bandits program, please visit our program page.