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Gonzales Weekly Citizen - Gonzales, LA
  • Bayou Bandits Volleyball Club enters 21st season, tryouts set for Nov. 28

  • The Bayou Bandits Volleyball Club is an organization consisting of girl volleyball players ranging in age from 8 to 18 years old which includes grades third through 12th.


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  • The Bayou Bandits Volleyball Club is an organization consisting of girl volleyball players ranging in age from 8 to 18 years old which includes grades third through 12th.
    Any girl wanting to play volleyball is eligible to join. Prior volleyball experience or knowledge is not necessary. For those who have played the sport, this is an excellent way to improve skills and bring your game to the next level.
    The coaching staff will consist of Allison Didier Leake (Director, St. Amant High), Rae Didier (St. Amant High), Patrick Ricks (Dutchtown High), Chandra Ewen (Ascension Catholic High) and other coaches and staff.
    All age groups will play in approximately 5-6 tournaments during the months of January through April. We will limit the number of players per team to eight to ten players, if possible. We could have more than one team per age group if need be.
    Tryouts will held on Sunday, Nov. 28 at St. Amant High School. Registration: Beginning of tryout time for each age group (mandatory for parents).
    Tryout cost: $25 per player (money order or cash only – no checks)
    Skill Assessment/Team Placement practice:  
    • 12u – (noon-2 p.m.)   
    • 14u – (2-4 p.m.)
    • 16u and 18u – (4-6 p.m.)
    First Official Team Practice: Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 (times to be announced).
    A fee of $425 will be charged for each player of every age group at the first official practice on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011; you can find out more information on the fees and payments at www.bayoubanditsvolleyball.com. The payment will be by cash or money order only – no checks.
    Fees will cover the following:
    • Membership to USA Volleyball
    • Team membership to USA Volleyball
    • Insurance
    • Uniforms
    • Tournament entry fees
    • Fee for the facilities
    • Instruction
    • Coaches    
    • Volleyball for each player to keep for practice and tournaments
    Any questions concerning the organization should be directed to Coach Allison Didier Leake at (225) 612-0080 or (225) 202-0829 or by e-mail at Allison@bayoubanditsvolleyball.com.

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