Bandits AAU

In the Braintree Bandits program, our priority is developing champions in life. Through baseball, we are teaching accountability, integrity, work ethic, trust and most importantly confidence in oneself. These characteristics will not only create a positive environment and promote success within our program but will help our athletes beyond the game of baseball. In our program, we offer our athletes free strength and conditioning November through March, off-season winter practices twice a week, and we participate in the NEAAU season along with our tournaments at each age level. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff provide instruction in all elements of the game from pitching and catching to hitting and defense. We also offer end of year evaluations to go over with parents and players strengths and weaknesses and to collectively build a plan to further the growth of the individual. 

Trying out for: 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, and 14u Participant must be that age or younger on May 1, 2023 to tryout for specific group.
Example: If 9 years old or younger on May 1st, 2023, then athlete is eligible to tryout for 9u team.

Cost for all teams will be paid in installments. Once selected for a team there will be a $500 deposit due by October 1 and then five payments throughout the season. If needed, BBC will create payment plans to help families to ensure all athletes chosen for teams can play. 

Bandit Tryout Information

Bandit Tryout Registration Forms

Great Tryout Tips

9-12 Year old teams

● Hat and Helmet
● Game and practice jersey
● Belt 
● Pants
● Socks
● Shorts 
● 3/4 Sleeve Pullover
● Zorian Wooden Bat
● Winter practices twice a week from January thru March
● Outdoor practices during season equipment bag free strength and conditioning classes during winter
● 50% off winter programs (hitting classes, vacation clinics)
● One tournament along with regular aau season
*additional gear will be available at cost

Cost: $2,000/player

13 and 14 Year old teams

● Hat and Helmet
● Game and Practice Jersey
● Belt
● Pants
● Socks
● Shorts 
● 3/4 Sleeve Pullover 
● Zorian Wooden Bat
● Turfs
● Winter practices twice a week from January thru March
● Outdoor practices during season equipment bag free strength and conditioning classes during winter 50% off winter programs (hitting classes)
● Three tournaments along with regular aau season
*additional gear will be available at cost 

Cost: $2,200/player

Bandits AAU Coaching Staff

At the Braintree Baseball Club we are thrilled to be working with a stellar coaching staff.

Jim Joyce

Level 1 Accredited Interscholastic Coach Level A and B USA Baseball Certified Coach Braintree High School Varsity Player (1996-1998) Braintree Legion Post 86 (1996-1998) Assistant Coach Braintree Legion Post 86 (2003-2006) Head Coach Braintree Legion Post 86 (2007-2013) Assistant Coach Braintree High School (2003-2008) Head Coach Braintree High School Junior Varsity (2009-Present) Braintree Bandits AAU Coach (2015-Present) 

John Richardi

Braintree High School Baseball Player (1978-1982) Voted into BHS top 3 second basemen of all time by Win Bates Braintree Legion Post 86 Player (1978-1982) Braintree American Little League Coach (2000-2015) Braintree Legion Post 86 Coach (2008-2016) 

Kevin Perdios

Braintree Bandits Assistant Coach (2015-2019) Braintree Bandits Fall Baseball Coach (2015-Present) Archbishop Williams Freshman Baseball Head Coach (2018-Present)

Steve Lee

Braintree Varsity (2011-2013) Braintree Legion (2011-2014) Stonehill College (2014-2017) Easton Huskies (2014-2015) Bandits Assistant (2020) Bandits Fall Coach (2020) Bandits 11U Head Coach (2021)

Joe Hock

Braintree High School Varsity Baseball Player (2009-2011) Braintree Legion Post 86 Baseball Player (2009-2012) Roger Williams University Baseball Player (2011-2015) Braintree American Junior Legion Head Coach (2018-Present)

Tim Zaniboni

North Quincy high school varsity player (1993-1996) HOF for both Football and Baseball Morrisette Legion Post 294 player (1992-1996) Massachusetts Maritime Academy player (1996-2000) HOF for both Football and Baseball Cape Cod League player (1999) South Shore Spartans AAU coach (2000-2007) 13u State Champions (2002) 15u National Champions (2004) Braintree Bandits Head Coach (2019-Present)

Bill Berman

Thayer Academy Baseball (1983-1985) Holbrook American Legion (1983-1985) University of Rochester Baseball (1985-1988) Mizuno AAU Baseball Coach (2009,2011) Weymouth Wildcats AAU Coach (2010) JM Force 9u AAU Spring Coach (2014) Braintree Bandits 12u Fall Coach (2014-Present) Braintree Bandits 17u Fall Coach (2017-Present) Archbishop Williams High school Baseball Junior Varsity Head Coach (2016-2020) Archbishop Williams Varsity Head Coach (present) 

Jamie Walsh

North Quincy High School (1981)
Hall of Fame for both Football and Baseball Boston College (1986)
South Shore Seadogs Head Coach (2007)
Mizuno AAU Baseball Head Coach (2008-2015)
Boston Prospects Coach (2016-2017)
Bandits 18u Fall Ball Head Coach (2018-Present) Braintree High School Assistant Coach (2018-Present) Brockton Rox Hitting Coach 2022 Season

Onix Mercado

Francisco Mendoza High School, Puerto Rico (1998) Kirkwood Community College, Iowa (1999) Signed as Free Agent to Cincinnati Reds (2000) From 2000-2006 batting average .267 with 16 homeruns and 132 RBI in 304 games for the Reds Organization Bench Coach, Catcher Instructor and BullPen Catcher in Cincinnati Organization (2003 coaching) Owned and operated Professional Baseball Clinic in Puerto Rico (2006-2012) Instructor at Dirt Dawgs (2012-2020) Braintree Bandits AAU Head Coach (2020-Present) Instructor at at Braintree Baseball Club (2020-Present)

2020 Highlights

Checkout some photos courtesy of Ellen Stenmon

If any athletes or parents have images from the season they would like to share we would be happy to have them added to our website

2017 Pictures

Some 2017 Highlights