ABOUT THE BANDITS

WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES?

Helping each player to realize their full lacrosse potential.

 

Developing lacrosse players that understand lacrosse at a very high level.

 

Teaching good sportsmanship and that we are about being a class act on and off the field.

 

Developing lasting friendships and making great memories!

HOW IS OUR TEAM DIFFERENT?

  • We develop a player’s ability to understand lacrosse at the youngest levels. Our philosophy is to increase a player’s lacrosse IQ such that they understand the game and can play unscripted lacrosse.

  • We teach complex college-level lacrosse concepts at the earliest ages and make them easy to understand.

  • The style of lacrosse we teach is unique. We play up-tempo lacrosse and emphasize scoring in transition and in unsettled situations. We teach a motion offense with extensive off-ball movement and use of the two-man game. We play aggressive man to man defense with a situation-based slide scheme.

  • Our Coaching Staff is highly qualified – all Coaches played lacrosse in college, and most are active players. This translates to a highly sophisticated lacrosse learning atmosphere.

  • Our practices are up-tempo, small-sided, with a concentration on frequent touches on the ball and continuous player engagement.

  • We offer a full-year experience with ample off-season training opportunities, both on the individual and team level. We advocate for multi-sport athletes and will not interfere with other sports outside of the travel lacrosse season.

  • We seek to field the most competitive teams possible in Alabama and to play in the most competitive tournaments across the country. We are putting Birmingham on the map in regards to club lacrosse and are looking forward to attending tournaments outside the Southeast in the future!

  • If a player is offered and accepts a spot on a Bandits Team, playing time with the Bandits is based on APTITUDE, ATTITUDE, and ATTENDANCE to practices! Bandits is not come and go as you please. A commitment to Bandits requires a commitment to attending all practices during travel season. Please understand this commitment going into tryouts.

  • Travel play with Bandits is exclusive, and players are expected to not play for any other travel teams when playing for a Bandits Team.

  • An invitation to play with a Bandits Team is for one year. If a player/parent has a poor experience with Bandits and wishes to leave the team, this is totally fine. Additionally, Bandits coaching staff reserves the right to dismiss a player if it is felt that they or their parents are not conducive to the overall good of the team.

Head Coach | Mike Catenacci

Mike Catenacci played for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish where he graduated in 1996.

Coaches

Randy Nace

Lynchburg College, ‘94
Vestavia High School Head Coach

Sam Wyatt

Stevenson University, ‘13; former pro player for Atlanta Blaze and Dallas Rattlers
Vestavia High School Assistant Coach

Maxen Haveles

Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, ‘16

Justin Kane

Furman lacrosse and football, ’17
Briarwood Christian School Head Coach

Evan Lalande

Birmingham Southern College, ’16

Taylor Carson

Birmingham Southern College, ’20

Michael Catenacci

University of Notre Dame, ’96

John Oates

Birmingham Southern College, ’19
BSC Defensive MVP

Conor Conway

University Of Alabama, ’12, Team Captain
Hoover High School Head Coach

Email

birminghambandits01@gmail.com

Phone

205-910-6129

Reach out to us to tell us about your interest in joining our team.  We are an elite organization, and we only open applications twice per year.