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2024 Big League Bandits Tournament Teams - Information

  • Teams: 2024 Summer teams are now set.
    2025 information will be available early 2024. 

  • 2024 Head Coaches:
    14U - Eric Briggs
    15U - Josh Turner
    16U - Jason Cross 
    17U - Kegan Lanter
    18U - Seth McGuire

  • Tryouts:  2025 tryouts info is TBD. Generally held in mid July. 

  • Tournaments: The Bandits play in 7 tournaments primarily local to Central Ohio. It is expected to play in the range of 30 games per summer in the best local tournaments. We will play in midweek games when applicable. The 2024 15-18U Bandits will travel out of Columbus at least one time. **14U will play additional games pre-summer season**

  • 2024 Offseason: Players have access weekly training from end of Nov-Feb. 2024 Trainings are currently slotted for Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings at the new state-of-the-art Hoagy's All-Americans Indoor Facility. These are a highlight of our program! Trainings are detailed, organized and instructed by Bandit coaches. Players also get 1on1 work with Big League owner Dan Briggs (former MLB OF/1B). 

  • In-Season: During the season each team will usually practice 1x a week (weather and schedule dependent). Worthington Kilbourne, NCS Sports Complex and Grandview Heights will be our home facilities. Team coaches may have their own field connections as well.

  • Recruiting Assistance: We assist with instructing and guiding the player and their family with the entire process. We have several connections with Collegiate coaches in Ohio and can work with you to find your best fit. 

  • Fall Ball: Tournament team will play as a mixed-team in BLBS Fall Ball - *Optional to Play and a separate cost* 

  • Uniform: Full Uniform included in cost (2 Jerseys, 2 Pants, 2 Belts, Socks, 2 Hats) 

  • Coaching: Each team will have paid Head Coach and paid Assistant Coach. We may (at times) allow a parent coach depending on the situation. These coaches are given membership to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

  • Social Media: Bandits can be found on twitter (@blbs_bandits) and instagram! (@bigleaguebandits)

  • Fees: What is included in the cost: Professional and detailed off-season training (over 20 hours available to each player) + 2 full uniforms + nutrition and lifting plans + paid coaches + ZOOM recruiting seminars + offensive & defensive conferences and more! Fundraising will be done for added benefits/gear. Price is $1775, all included. 

Payment Options:
*Players must place a $150 non-refundable deposit within 7 days of accepting an offer*

First Payment Plan for the 2024 season will be due by Sept 1st, 2023. 
Payment Plan available for Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb.
Can be paid in full. We are flexible... just communicate!
*Non-refundable after Jan 1st, 2024 as all main expenses will be complete*

2024 Bandit Head Coaches Listed Below

KEGAN LANTER

Kegan is the Varsity Head Coach of Worthington Kilbourne. He is a ABCA/OHSBCA member. He is coaching the 17U Bandits in 2024.

ERIC BRIGGS

Eric Briggs is a former Head Freshman Baseball Coach at Westerville Central High School. He brings that experience along with the vast amount of knowledge and teachings that he has received over the years from his father, Big League Co-Owner and former Major Leaguer Dan Briggs. At Westerville Central, Eric had a career winning percentage of .833 as a pitcher. Eric is the current head coach of the 14U Bandits.

Jason Cross

Jason Cross will coach 16U in 2024. He pitched in high school at Delaware Hayes and in college at UNOH. Jason is in Masters classes at Ohio State and is the JV Head Coach at Delaware Hayes this spring.

Josh Turner

Josh Turner has coached in Big League for many years and is taking a 15U team as Head Coach. After playing at Reynoldsburg HS, Josh transitioned to coaching for the Raiders as well. Josh is in his second year with the Bandits. 

Colton Furr

Bandits Furr Head Coach. Current Varsity Assistant at Worthington Kilbourne. 

Seth McGuire

Bandits 18U Head Coach and current Varsity Head Coach at Adena High School.