Back Mountain Bandit Families, we are looking forward to getting back on the field to play lacrosse in 2021! The Bandit’s Board has been hard at work to ensure a Safe Return to Play for all! We have added a Hygiene Director role in our organization to ensure that we are following the most up to date CDC, State, Local, and US Lacrosse Safe Return to Play Guidelines.
We currently have several contingency plans to offer lacrosse opportunities for the Spring 2021 season depending on the pandemic circumstances and positivity rates we are experiencing at the time.
Given the uncertainty we face, we have decided to hold off on opening registration for the time being.
When we open registration, we are prepared to offer credits for those families that selected the option for the 2020 season, so please pay close attention to your inbox, as you’ll receive a unique code for your player to register (in separate communication prior to registration opening).
Some of our current options for the 2021 Season currently include (but are not limited to):
“In-House” format to play among our own program in a small sided game format.
“Traditional” format, where we can play within our NEPA League outside of the Back Mountain.
“Traditional” format + Tournaments outside of the region.
In order for us to better plan and make sure that all interested families are up to date with info and registration opening we’d like you to submit your contact info to the interest forms below:
Boys & Girls 3rd-8th Grade Divisions https://forms.gle/HWdyK9kHJgNR2Nyj6
Boys & Girls K-2nd Grade “Little Sticks” Division https://forms.gle/LWA7gLdhSb1Sbuhy7
The Bandits SpiritWear Store is open now!
The store will close 11/30 so that you can receive items in time for holiday giving. (choose local pickup at checkout)
The New 2021 Comeback TieDye Tee is a fundraiser for our organization!
2021 Equipment Updates and Guidelines
Lacrosse Balls, Women’s Eyewear, Goalie Chest Protectors, Shoulder Pads, Women’s Headgear
girls (eyewear) goggles standards were updated for the 2020 season and must be SEI certified in order for them to be legally used on the field.
boys shoulder pads standards are changing for the 2022 season, so if you need to purchase new this year (2021), be sure that they meet the 2022 certification standards
goalie chest pads standards have been upgraded for 2021, we have upgraded the goalie equipment for all age groups, both girls and boys.
Interested in Coaching?
We need several coaches at all divisions in order to accommodate group guidelines! We are organizing in-person coach training, we pay for US Lacrosse Coach Membership and Certification. If you are interested in Coaching this Spring season, please email Coach Sarah
We need your help!!
We need more parent volunteers to join our Board of Directors and The Brawl Tournament Planning Committee. The Brawl is the event our kids look forward to all year and it takes lots of planning, help us to make our next Brawl the best ever!! If you’re interested in joining the BOD or the Brawl Committee please email email@example.com
Do you own a local Back Mountain Business?
We’d love to promote our Bandit Family Businesses on our website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information for the BOD.
The Back Mountain Bandits Youth Lacrosse Association is based in Dallas, Pennsylvania. We participate in the NEPA Lacrosse League.
The program provides an opportunity for boys and girls throughout the Back Mountain and beyond to learn and play America's oldest game, Lacrosse. While the program is based in the Back Mountain all player are welcome from any geographic region. We are proud to be a US Lacrosse Member Organization!
The 2021 Back Mountain Brawl will be the 10th annual tournament hosted by the Bandits! The Brawl is one of the largest tournaments in Northeastern PA, many look forward to it all season!
The tournament typically takes place each year on the Saturday prior to Mother's Day. Be sure to Save the Date for the 2021 Back Mountain Brawl - Saturday, May 8, 2021! Keep an eye out for more information about The Brawl as we get closer!