About the Philly Bandits
For over 25 years, the Philly Bandits Program has taught young players from the Philadelphia area the importance of baseball fundamentals while emphasizing positive attitude, teamwork, intensity, and maximum effort.
Baseball teaches life lessons while helping players develop their baseball instincts. We teach them to respect the game, their teammates, coaches, and opponents which goes a long way to helping them become productive young men who will be successful in life beyond baseball.
The Philly Bandits Program is not for every young player as it requires dedication, a full-time commitment and making the grade in the classroom as well as showing talent on the field. We take academics very seriously and all players must share their grades with the coaches to be eligible to play in the Program. This process has worked very well as over 289 of our former players have played or are currently playing college baseball at all levels. We are fortunate to have many former and current professional players who began their careers as Philly Bandits.
Our staff is connected with many College Coaches, and we design our schedules to maximize a player's exposure to both college coaches and pro scouts to help identify opportunities for college scholarships.
Based on our experience, we believe that younger players must receive quality instruction on the fundamentals to help develop their baseball IQ. We emphasize the need to be excellent students, as establishing strong study habits at a young age will open many doors for players as they enter high school and begin their college search.
It is our hope that all of our players will achieve the success that they seek on the field but ultimately our goal is that as a result of their Philly Bandits playing experience, our players will become better people who contribute to the greater community throughout their life.
"By stressing academic excellence and baseball fundamentals, the Bandits Program aims to prepare players for the next level-whether this includes college baseball or not-these young men learn lessons that prepare them well for the rest of their lives."
— Ruben Amaro Jr.
Stanford University Baseball standout,
Former Major League Player,
Former Vice President & General Manager
Coach for the Boston Red Sox
Currently - Phillies TV Broadcast Analyst - Phillies Baseball