You've discovered the home of one of Indiana's finest youth select clubs under the direction of the Bandits Youth Foundation, Inc. Bandits Baseball - and Lady Bandits Softball - is in its 17th year of providing training for players ages 8 to 18. Bandits teams are not about winning at all cost, but rather seeing the "big picture" of a player's career. The Bandits stress fundamentals, knowledge and playing the game the right way. We're here to assist the player with achieving their goals, whether it be playing high school baseball or softball; college baseball or softball, or possibly beyond. The Bandits' program has produced scores of talented high school players and almost as many college players in the past 16 years. Feel free to browse our site and contact us if you should have any questions. Our mailing address is P.O.Box 156, Greenfield IN 46140.
Dear Members and Fans,
It has been a very successful year for many players and coaches in our club. From talking to the coaches and many of you, this summer was full of baseball – and then a little more baseball! There have been many stories of kids growing in baseball, and more importantly growing as young men. This is a tradition and foundation upon which the Bandits Youth Foundation was built, and will continue to grow upon.
We as a club, as many of you are aware, are heading in a different direction in the upcoming years. We have signed a lease with the owner of the old 84 Lumber building at the corner of US 40 and 20West in Hancock County, and last week we signed the land agreement where our new fields will be built (also in Hancock County).
The building has higher ceilings, better dimensions, and is nearly twice the size of our original building. It has state-of-the-art heating and air-conditioning, lighting, and security. And the land is 20 acres of property that also has a wooded area, and we intend to turn that portion into a park. Financially, we are in the black as a club, we have had a family step forward with a sizable five-figure donation, and sponsors are right
around the corner – we are in discussions with two major sponsors and several others who have asked to speak with us. There are many business owners who have expressed interest in helping us in our endeavor. We have been told we cannot succeed, and now we are on the path to something bigger and better!
Regarding tryouts, one question I have been asked is whether kids who have left – or coaches who have decided to go in a different direction – will be allowed to return. The answer to that is yes. Players – if your coach has decided to go in a different direction, then you will be allowed to return without trying out. The term “Once a Bandit always a Bandit” still holds true today as much as it did in the past. We currently have coaches – and in some cases two coaches – for every age group except for the 12U coaching position. And we are in discussions with two coaches who are thinking of joining our club. I’ll bet that we will have several teams joining us on this new path!
Ron Roberts, President of the Bandits Youth Foundation, Inc.
The Indiana Bandit Class of 2013 players are busy getting ready for their final HS season of baseball. Several of last year's 17u Bandits have already made commitments to colleges and several others are considering options. We wanted to update you on what these young men are looking at now.
We'll try to keep this list updated as more information becomes available. The Bandits and Bandit Coaching Staff are extremely proud of all of our former players. We'd like to wish each of them much success in the future with their career path. Best of luck gentlemen!
By focusing on the little things, our 14u Bandit team was crowned the champions of the Early Bird Tournament in Morning View, KY on March 24. The team went undefeated at the tournament bringing home their first title of the season. Way to go team!!!!!
Instructor: Derek Higgins
Derek is a former NJCAA Pitcher at Olney Central College (IL) and NCAA D1 Pitcher at Butler University. Derek will graduate from Marian College in 2014 with a M.S. in Secondary Education and B.S. in Exercise Science.
Times: 3pm - 4pm ; 4pm - 5pm
Location: TBD (84 Sports/NPHS)
For additional information, contact Derek Higgins at 317.752.0557 or email@example.com. This clinic is not sponsored by Bandits, but is available to players. All questions, payments, registrations need to be directed to Derek.
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