News and Announcements
Please follow the link below to Bandits Baseball Spiritwear store. Visit early and often!
There will be a second hitting clinic with Coach Joe Hernandez every Saturday in March. THIS IS NOT REQUIRED and the fee will again be $125.00 per athlete. This fee is included in the Bandit fee, which is why this is not a requirement. However, if this is an investment you can make, I do recommend it.
Coach Hernandez has tremendous baseball pedigree. Formerly he was a spring training catching & hitting Instructor for the Tampa Bay Rays and pro scout for the Montreal Expos. Coach Hernandez currently is a Major League Baseball & MLBPAA Certified Instructor; Manager of the Joliet Generals of the Midwest Collegiate League; and, Special Advisor for Amateur Scouting in the Colorado Rockies organization.
Please text me at 630/330-9881 either a “yes” or “no” as to whether your son will be participating, so I can give Coach Hernandez a head count. They responded very well to Coach Hernandez, so I approached him to do another clinic exclusively for our team.
This is going to be a great year of baseball and your son is going to perform well. Looking forward to the start of the season.
Let me know if you’d like to attend Bandits Trivia Night. I think we could win. :-) See attached.
The document Trivia_Night_Form.pdf was attached to this post.
Baseball lost a legend this week with the passing of Frank Robinson. Career marks of 586 HRs, BA of .296, OPS of .926. Robinson is the only MLB player to win MVP in both National and American Leagues.
Here are February’s practice reminders.
Sunday Feb 10 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday Feb 24 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 12, 7pm – 8:30pm (Throwing Clinic)
Tuesday, Feb 19, 7pm – 8:30pm (Throwing Clinic)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 7pm – 8:30pm (Throwing Clinic)
Saturday, Feb 2 2pm – 3:30pm (Hitting Clinic)
Saturday, Feb 9 2pm – 3:30pm (Hitting Clinic)
Saturday, Feb 16, 2pm – 3:30pm (Hitting Clinic)
Saturday, Feb 26 2pm, 3:30pm (Hitting Clinic)
HITTING CLINIC WITH JOE HERNANDEZ:
The following players have committed to the hitting clinic: Rory Bennett; Jonathan Brown; Dominic MacPherson; Nate MacPherson; Jackson Ekey; Jaden Glisson and Dominic Savini. If anyone else is interested, please let me know by tomorrow. We’ll try to offer opportunities throughout the year. All of which are not mandatory – just additional opportunities for our kids to be exposed to quality coaching.
Feb 2, 9, 16 and 23
2pm – 3:30pm
Perfect Swing Training Facility, 8251 S. Lemont Rd, Darien, IL – Take 88 west to 355 south. Exit at 75th and turn left. Take 75th to Lemont Rd and turn Right. The facility is on your right approximately 1/2 mile up Lemont Rd.
$125.00 for the entire 4 weeks. Checks should be made payable to “Joe Hernandez.” You can drop the check off at my office this week at 30 S. Stolp Ave., Ste. 404, Aurora, IL; OR, bring a check to next Sunday’s practice.
Also, we will have a helmet fitting and bag selection at this location. Details to follows.
Finally, IF your kids are interested in matching cleats, please let me know. Makes no difference to me, however I am aware that some teams do this.