Bandits Academy Winter Program

The Bandits Academy Winter Program (BAWP) enters its third year and continues to evolve to offer players and families an elite baseball development opportunity with instruction from top Australian players and coaches.

Former MLB player and current MLB scout Donald Lutz heads this year’s program. He’ll be joined by other former MLB, Minor League, Team Australia and ABL players and coaches to present a focused baseball experience for LL, JL and SL-aged players. Bandits Academy staff will share their secrets to success in the areas of hitting, fielding, baserunning, throwing, game management, resilience and overall mental approach.

It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your player to take their game to the next level by working directly with Australia’s most successful and knowledgeable athletes and coaches. Please see more details on the Bandits Academy Winter Program below, including dates, costs, program structure, uniform information and more.

BAWP Outline

LITTLE AND JUNIOR BANDITS 8-WEEK PROGRAMS

This year’s Little and Junior Bandits Academy Winter Programs will be divided into three distinct phases. The goal is to start the educational process for both athletes and parents to

get everyone on the right path from a younger age and ensure no one has to play catchup when they reach higher levels.

 

Phase 1 – Intro to Strength & Conditioning, plus Educational Workshops

Phase 2 – On-field Instruction and Position-specific Workouts

Phase 3 – A mix of Games and On-field Instruction

Program Size

The Little Bandits and Junior Bandits BAWP Groups will be strictly limited to 30 participants each.

 

Program Dates

Both the Little and Junior Bandit programs start July 14 , 2022 and run twice a week on

th Thursday nights and Sunday mornings for eight weeks, ending on September 4

 

Program Schedule

Thursday Nights:

Little Bandits 5pm – 7pm

Junior Bandits 7pm – 9pm

Sundays:

Little Bandits 9am – 11am

Junior Bandits 11am – 1pm 

Program Location

The venues for this year’s Bandits Academy Winter Programs:
– Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field) in Newmarket
– The Bupa National Cricket Centre in Albion (wet weather backup).

 

Locations

Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field)
Bupa International Cricket Centre

 

Program Cost

$1100 AUD

 

If you wish to explore payment plan options, please email Donald Lutz dlutz@brisbanebandits.com.au

 

 

SENIOR BANDITS 8-WEEK HITTING, PITCHING AND CATCHING SMALL GROUP PROGRAMS

This year, we’re doing something different for the Senior League-aged group.

To offer a more focussed, individual development opportunity, the SL BAWP program will be presented in a small-group format of 5-10 players. There will be specialised small-group programs for hitting, pitching and catching.

 

Program Size

There are limited spots available for the SL Small-group Specialised Winter Program, so register now on the form below to avoid disappointment.

 

The venues for this year’s Bandits Academy Winter Programs:
– Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field) in Newmarket
– The Bupa National Cricket Centre in Albion (wet weather backup).

 

Program Dates

The Senior Bandits programs will run on Tuesday nights during term three, starting on July 12th and running for eight weeks and finishing on August 30th.

 

Locations

Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field)
Bupa International Cricket Centre

Program Cost – TBA dlutz@brisbanebandits.com.au

If you wish to explore payment plan options, please email Donald Lutz dlutz@brisbanebandits.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

BAWP Focus

Batting Focus

• Understanding the principles of hitting
• Understanding situational hitting
• Developing the mental tools for long-term success
• Hitting for average
• Hitting for power
• Developing a game plan
• Developing good practice habits and techniques (practice with purpose)

Fielding Focus

• Understanding the principles of fielding
(infield, outfield, catching and pitching)
• Situational awareness when fielding
• Developing the mental tools for long-term success
• Developing a game plan
• Body and arm care
• Game preparedness
• Developing good practice habits and techniques

Baserunning Focus

• Understanding the principles of baserunning
• Situational awareness on base
• Developing the mental tools for long-term success
• Developing a game plan
• Body care
• Running and conditioning
• Game preparedness
• Developing good practice habits and techniques

 

 

Pitching Focus

• Understanding the principles of pitching
• Situational awareness within a game
• Developing the mental tools for long-term success
• Developing a game plan
• Body and arm care
• Running and conditioning
• Game preparedness
• Developing good practice habits and techniques

Classroom Workshops (Five Tool)

• Mental strength and mental preparation
• Strength and conditioning and sports nutrition
• Body maintenance and mental wellbeing
• Mental approach to hitting, fielding, baserunning and pitching

Strength & Conditioning

• Introduction to S & C
• Small group workshops
• Sports nutrition
• Baseball-specific training

BAWP Details

Bandits Academy Uniform/Apparel

As part of the program fee, all Bandits Academy Winter Program players will receive:
• Bandits cap
• Bandits t-shirt
• Bandits windbreaker
• Bandits socks
• Bandits mask
• Bandits sports bag
• Bandits Game Day Experience

Additional, optional official ABL Bandits gear for players and families is available through the Bandits Shop.

Medical Care

A member of the Bandits athletic training staff will be present during each session. All medical information on your player’s application must be completed prior to starting the program.

Waiver Information

MEDICAL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED. A waiver will need to be submitted prior to any BAWP activities.

Refunds and Cancelations

Need to cancel your player’s attendance in the Bandits Academy Winter Program? We do offer refunds. Please ensure your refund request is submitted in writing within 10 calendar days of the start of your session. You will be refunded all money paid or, if you wish to use your payment for a Bandits Credit, it will be transferable to family members or friends and good toward any future Bandits Academy Program (i.e., One-on-one Hitting Sessions, Holiday Camps, etc.) Contact Miranda Frisken at mfrisken@brisbanebandits.com.au for more information on refunds and cancelations.

Pricing

Eight-week Program Cost: $1,100.00 +GST
There are limited spots available so don’t miss out!
To secure your player’s spot, simply click on the Registration tab and your journey to taking your game to the next level, begins!

Register Now!

Registration

To secure your limited spot, head to the website and click on the registration buttons above and your journey to taking your game to the next level begins!

The 2022 BAWP is open to all players and will work with players in the U12, U14 and U16s age groups.

Please note that payment plans are also available. For more information, contact Donald Lutz at dlutz@brisbanebandits.com.au

Communication

Please check your email regularly as this is the Bandits Academy’s main form of communication for all programs. Any additional information that we need to convey as the program draws closer will be passed on via the email address you supplied when you signed up. Before, during and after each program, we’ll send out regular updates, so please look for Bandits Academy emails regularly to ensure you’re up to date on all Bandits Academy information.

 

Contact

Questions? Please contact Miranda Frisken at mfrisken@brisbanebandits.com.au or Donald Lutz at dlutz@brisbanebandits.com.au

Bandits Academy Programs are operated as independent programs and are not officially associated with the Australian Baseball League.