About the Bandits
The Bandits Baseball program is dedicated to developing talented, smart, confident, disciplined, team-oriented ballplayers through high-level training and competitive games.
WHAT WE OFFER
Run by Brookline Youth Baseball, the Bandits program offers several benefits for ballplayers:
Emphasis on advanced skill development, team-building, and sportsmanship
Competitive games against club teams
The familiarity and cohesiveness of playing on an all-Brookline team
The convenience of playing home games in Brookline
Total cost that's about one-third of what out-of-town club teams charge
ROSTER SELECTION & TIMING
We're looking for serious players who are ready to:
Make a commitment to the program
Give their best mental and physical effort
Work hard to achieve their goals
Take responsibility for their decisions and actions
Put the team ahead of themselves
We realize that some out-of-town club teams will offer spring/summer roster spots to players during the previous fall. If you're trying to decide between an out-of-town team and the Bandits for next year, we will let you know as early as necessary about your chances of earning a spot on the Bandits roster so you can make the decision that's best for you (please let us know if you're facing a deadline). In the end, we want kids to end up wherever they have the best chance to be challenged, successful, and happy playing baseball.
The Bandits program is non-profit. The cost of the entire program — fall, winter, and spring/summer season combined — is expected to be roughly $1500–$1750. Full and partial fee waivers are available for those who have a financial hardship.
If you have any questions about the Bandits — structure of the program, timing of roster decisions, commitment expected of players, program costs, or anything else — please contact the program director, John Bucci.
For Brookline players in grades 7 and 8.
Head coach: Jack Sherlock
Late Summer • Initial tryout at the end of August. If selected, you're invited to participate in the fall program.
Fall • Several practices/scrimmages each week in September and October. In-depth training on the big diamond, and a flexible schedule that lets you choose the sessions that work for you. Also serves as an extended tryout for the spring team.
Winter • Weekly indoor practices on Sunday evenings from January through March. Players are expected to attend most practices.
Spring • Doubleheaders on weekends, from April through June, in the New Balance Select League. Practice once per week, as well as in-town weekday games in the BYB Senior League.
For Brookline players who will be age 17 or younger on 4/30 leading into the summer season.
Head coach: John Bucci
Late Summer • Initial tryout at the end of August.
Fall • Two practices each weekend in November.
Winter • Weekly indoor practices on Sunday evenings from December through March. Players are expected to attend most practices.
Spring • Off during high school baseball season.
Summer • Doubleheaders on weekends, in June and July, in the New Balance Select League. Practice once per week, as well as possible weekday games in the Tompkins League.