Thurs., May 5th-Bandit Recognition Night

20160505_185943Bandit nightBandits are excited to announce that all teams will be announced at the halftime of the Lake Forest HS Girls’ Varsity lacrosse game, May 5th versus New Trier.  The Bandits are encouraged to attend and show their support and appreciation to LF’s coach Catherine Catanzaro for recognizing our Bandit teams.  Girls will sit together by team and should wear their game uniform (jersey only).  Let’s have a great turn-out !! Game begins at 6:15pm at LFHS West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd..

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Team One helps open 1st Spring U15 practice

A big thanks to the folks at Team One for helping kick off the first U15 practice of the spring.  Over 20 Bandits were put through fast pace, high tempo, team training on Monday night at Lake Forest College.  The girls really enjoyed meeting and training with Dave, Mark, and Jane.

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Spring season begins March 29th!

The Bandits have secured indoor space at Lake Forest College for the first two lacrosse practices of the spring season. Those opening practices will be Tuesday, March 29th in the evening followed by a Sunday afternoon practice, April 3rd.  Our first game is April 9th.  After those initial indoor practices the Bandits will be having their practices on Mondays and Wednesdays with games on Saturdays.  We are very excited about our new location at Woodland Academy……if needed we have the option of taking our practices indoor into their gym.


Bandits continue 2016 Spring league play in NSCL

The Bandits are excited to continue their 2016 Spring league play in the NSCL conference.  The league has expanded to 6 teams and 2 affiliate teams.  It is an exciting time for girls lacrosse on the North Shore–our league is growing in leaps and bounds.  We are guaranteed a total of 7 league games with 2 referees at each game.  The league makes for interesting competition for our girls.  There are higher level travel teams, such as NSU, The Wind, and Players 360 and there are community based teams like the Bandits.  Last year our U15 Bandits held their own against these outstanding teams.   Besides league play, the Bandits always work in a game or two against our cross-town friends at Lake Forest Country Day School.  The Bandits are planning on ending their spring competition with participating at the Prairie State Games Tournament at Loyola’s Glenview Sports Campus. The Bandits will close their season with the highly popular blue/gold scrimmage in a split squad event. We can’t wait for the good weather to get here and get outside!!

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Bandits Open Winter Clinics, Jan. 31st with a full house!!!

The Bandits are offering Winter Clinics beginning every Sunday from January 31st to March 20th. These are fun filled lacrosse learning sessions.  We find that the girls who get their lacrosse sticks in their hands throughout the year, develop and grow their skills fast.  Practicing indoors gives the players maximum repetitions due to the nature of the indoor facility.  It is a great place for beginners to learn the game.  It is also a good environment to blow off some steam in the winter.  The older 7th and 8th grade girls will practice from 3pm to 4pm.  The younger 4th-6th grade girls will begin at 4pm-5pm.  Over 40 girls showed up for the first Sunday!!

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Bandits hire 5th coach for Spring 2016

The Bandits are excited to announce the return of their 5 coaches from last spring.  These coaches exemplify the character and discipline we hope to instill in our Bandits.  These young women are very hard-working and disciplined two-sport college student athletes and are excellent role models for our girls.

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Bandits return with a fall program for girls- including year end tournament!

“The Bandit coaches are a special group– they exemplify the character & values we hope to instill into our young girls”

FALL 2015 BANDITS LACROSSE PROGRAM

Here is your invitation and opportunity to play fall lacrosse with the Bandits. For this fall 2015, Bandits Lacrosse has put together another awesome program of six weeks of lacrosse during which you will sharpen your lacrosse skills, have fun, and play in a competitive season ending local tournament with the Bandits. If you are a skilled player or new to the sport, no worries. Our dynamic college lacrosse player/coaches will get you up to speed quickly. We have secured commitments from four dynamic coaches who are College Lacrosse players. These coaches are a special group of enthusiastic, disciplined, and confident young women who are excited and looking forward to coaching the Bandits. We will be putting together two to three teams for competition (U15, U13, and U11). Registration is now open! We are expecting to fill up quickly, so sign up now to hold a spot. Our fall lacrosse program will begin THURSDAY, September 3rd with the Bandits practicing on Thursdays and Sunday afternoons at Lake Forest Country Day School.

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Bandits offer a Fall 2015 Program for 4th-6th Grades

Fall 2015 Bandits Lacrosse U11 Developmental Program (4th-6th Grades)
Parents of 4th-6th grade girls:  Here is your invitation and opportunity to play Fall lacrosse with the awesome Bandits.  This Fall, 2015, Bandits Lacrosse will offer for the second time a developmental program designed for 4th-6th grade girls who are interested and eager to continue learning lacrosse.  Our younger Bandits are an awesome group of athletic and scrappy girls who are so much fun to have in our program.  Coach Olivia said, “By the end of last spring our 4th graders, some who had never played before, were able to hold their own with the older Bandits.”

This fall Bandits have secured a commitment from a current college lacrosse player as our developmental coach.  We have put together 6 weeks of lacrosse during which your daughters will learn the basics of lacrosse and have a ton of fun.  As they sharpen their skills, we will gently schedule them into scrimmages and some game-like competitions.  We are serious about creating a fun, safe, and growth-oriented program that nurtures our young lacrosse players, giving them a healthy and fun lacrosse experience.  Ultimately, we hope to see them playing as older Bandits and loving the game that encourages their self esteem. Ask any of last years 4th and 5th grade Bandit parents— they well tell you how much progress their daughter made playing in our program.

If your daughter is new to the sport, no worries!  Our dynamic coach will get her up to speed at a pace best suited for her.  We will be putting together one developmental team.  Registration is now open!  Please register soon so that we can plan accordingly.

 

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Bandits Ready to Roll into Spring Season

Great news lacrosse families.  The Bandits Lacrosse Club is the new exciting lacrosse program for 5th through 8th grade girls based in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. After a highly successful first season where we trained over 60 local girls, we are eagerly awaiting our spring program.  Come and join the fun this spring and see why everyone is so excited about Bandits Lacrosse.

Girls, here is your opportunity to play with The Bandits Lacrosse. Last season our Bandit girls were trained by Coach Catanzaro, Head Coach of the Lake Forest Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team and many of her varsity lacrosse players. Besides having tons of fun, meeting Coach “Cat”, and winning a large local area lacrosse tournament the girls all advanced their skills and confidence in lacrosse.

This coming spring the Bandits Lacrosse Club has put together another awesome program of two months of lacrosse during which you will sharpen your lacrosse skills, train in our Lake Forest lacrosse feeder program, and compete in a new league.  If you are new to the sport, no worries, our coaches will get you up to speed quickly.  We will be assembling two teams to play in a new league this spring.  We are anticipating a full roster next spring so please sign up early to hold a spot.

Our Spring Lacrosse Program will be beginning April 2015

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Bandits open Spring 2015 Registration

Girls 4th-8th grades

Here is your invitation and opportunity to play spring lacrosse with the Bandits. For this spring 2015, Bandits Lacrosse has put together another awesome program of two months of lacrosse during which you will sharpen your lacrosse skills, build confidence, and have fun playing in competitive games for the Bandits.  We will be putting together three teams for competitions (U15, U13, and U11*).  Registration is now open! We are expecting to fill up quickly, so sign up now to hold a spot.

Bandits commit 4 new awesome coaches!

“Our spring coaches are a special group–
they exemplify the character & values
we hope to instill into our young girls”

Bandits will compete in 8 games and a tournament!

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