Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/23/15
From Press Release
Since the Bandits Lacrosse Club began in 2008, their mantra has been “BE A BANDIT”.
The Bandits exercise what they call a “70/30 Player Development Model”, where they focus 70% of a season on training and 30% of a season on performance in events.
The Bandits training sessions follow a curriculum that focuses on drills and exercises that emphasize fundamentals and maximize touches. The program believes that by offering a lot of practice opportunities, players get the most out of their club experience and can improve as lacrosse players.
“Our players certainly don’t stand around much in practice,” said Program Director Peter Burns. “We like to give our players a lot of reps in our training sessions. Our coaches are great at getting everyone involved.”
Burns, who also serves as head coach at Abington High School, believes that their “dedicated and passionate” coaches are what makes the difference with their program.
“Our coaches put in the time and energy that allow players to improve and find success,” said Burns.
The Bandits continue to add to their staff of coaches this fall with the addition of Ethan Fleming, the head coach at Upper Moreland High School.
“We are excited that Coach Fleming will be joining us this year. Not only does he offer experience at being a varsity head coach, but he has an extensive background in coaching youth lacrosse.”
The Bandits are entering their eighth year in existence. For the past three years they had been partnered with NXTsports, who helped manage the program. Beginning this fall, the Bandits will once again function as its own, independent program.
They will hold tryouts on September 12th and 13th at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy for players ranging from third grade through junior year of high school. The club offers programming during the fall, winter and summer seasons.
Bandits teams will participate in two events this fall and will hold training sessions in Abington.
To register for tryouts and to learn more about Bandits Lacrosse Club, visit Banditlax.com.