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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

Our program offers several benefits for ballplayers:

  • Emphasis on high-level skill development, team-building, and sportsmanship

  • Competitive games against other club teams

  • The familiarity and cohesiveness of playing on an all-Brookline team

  • The convenience of practicing and playing home games in Brookline

  • Total cost that's roughly half 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

  • 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 summer. 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.

PROGRAM COST

The Bandits program is non-profit. The cost of the entire program — fall, winter, and spring/summer season combined — is expected to be roughly $2000. Full and partial fee waivers are available for those who have a financial hardship.

MORE INFORMATION

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.

12U BANDITS

For Brookline players who will be age 12 or younger on 4/30/24.

 

New team coming in spring 2024. Tryouts will take place by the end of June 2023, and practices will begin in September. More details to come.

 

12U team page

14U BANDITS

For Brookline players in grades 7 and 8.

Head coach: Jack Sherlock

 

Late Summer • Tryouts will be during the summer (by the end of July). 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.

 

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.​

 

14U team page

 

 

17U BANDITS

For Brookline players who will be age 17 or younger on 4/30 leading into the summer season.

Head coach: John Bucci

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.​

17U team page

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