Bandits Academy Winter Program

The Bandits Academy Winter Program (BAWP) is the evolution of last year’s pilot program and incorporates parent and player feedback around offering smaller groups, increased skills-based instruction and a singular price point.

Academy Head Coach Donald Lutz returns to lead this year’s BAWP and will be joined by several of Australia’s top coaches and players with Major League, Team Australia, and Australian Baseball League experience.

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.

BAWP Outline

This year’s BAWP will be a 6-week program. This program will be delivered twice in 2021 to allow us to create a more individualised learning experience for participants by reducing the numbers in each age group.

Our coaches aim to build a more holistic outcome for the individual that focuses on “Building the complete athlete”-both mentally and physically, on and off the field.

Program Groups

All age Groups will be limited to 28 participants.

  • Little Bandits: U12s
  • Junior Bandits: U14s
  • Senior Bandits: U16s

Program Dates

First BAWP starting June 16th until August 1st (6 weeks) (12 Sessions)
Second BAWP starting August 11th until September 26th (6 weeks) (12 Sessions)

Program Schedule

Little Bandits (U12s)

Wednesday 5 pm – 6:55 pm and
Sunday 10 am – 11:55 am

Junior Bandits (U14s)

Friday 5 pm – 6:55 pm and
Sunday 12 pm – 2 pm

Senior Bandits (U16s)

Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm and
Friday 7 pm – 9 pm

Program Location

There will be two primary venues for this year’s Bandits Academy Winter Program:
– Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field) in Newmarket
– The Bupa National Cricket Centre in Albion.

Auxiliary fields at Pine Hills Baseball Club may also be used.

Locations

Viticon Stadium (Holloway Field)
Bupa International Cricket Centre
Pine Hills Baseball Club

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

Six-week Program Cost: $1,400.00 +GST | Limited time only, Early Bird Rate: $1200 +GST (closes 14th May 2021)

First BAWP

June 16th until August 1st

Limited time Early Bird Rate $1200 +GST
(closes 14th May)

Regular Price $1400 + GST

Age groups limited to 28 participants

Second BAWP

August 11th until September 26th

Limited time Early Bird Rate $1200 +GST
(closes 14th May)

Regular Price $1400 + GST

Age groups limited to 28 participants

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 2021 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 Miranda Frisken at mfrisken@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.