Academy Apparel Unavailable

Academy Members, Friends and Families,

All Academy apparel is out of stock and will be unavailable until further notice.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you very much,

– Staff

PARKING INFORMATION REMINDER

Academy Members, Friends and Families,

REMINDER: The Academy does not offer free parking or have designated parking areas reserved for members. Our facility is located on the El Camino College Compton Center campus and all traffic and parking regulations are enforced by campus police seven days per week, 24 hours a day throughout the year, including weekends and holidays, unless otherwise specified.

The small parking lot located behind the right field fence of the Stadium Field, closest to our office, is reserved strictly for ACADEMY STAFF ONLY. Only those with valid DMV Disabled Person (DP) placards may access our Disabled Persons’ parking stalls. Please DO NOT use our staff parking lot for pick up/drop offs/waiting for members attending workouts.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

– Staff

AUGUST 2016 BASEBALL & SOFTBALL OPEN WORKOUT SCHEDULES

Academy Members, Friends and Family,

The workout schedules for August 2016 are now available. Please read carefully to make yourself aware of any new changes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

REMINDER: Always check our BLOG before heading to the Academy to make sure there are no last-minute changes or cancellations of scheduled workouts.

Academy Members, please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to scheduled workout times.

NO WORKOUTS DATES
SUNDAY 08/07/2016—NO WORKOUTS—ACADEMY CLOSED

Academy CLOSED Mondays

SOFTBALL

Please refer to the August 2016 Softball Open Workout Schedule for more detailed information.

BASEBALL

Please carefully read the August 2016 Baseball Open Workout Schedule for more detailed information.

NO WORKOUTS DATES
SUNDAY 08/07/2016—NO WORKOUTS—ACADEMY CLOSED

Academy CLOSED Mondays—PLEASE REFER TO THE August 2016 Baseball Open Workout Schedule.

OFFICE HOURS:

Our office hours are listed below for new Academy member sign-ups and general information. You can also email at us comptonuya@mlb.com with any questions.

  • Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK OUR BLOG FOR ANY UPDATES AND LAST MINUTE CHANGES

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

– Staff

Free Eye Exams for Dodgers RBI Players and UYA Members!

Vision to Learn

When: Saturday, July 16th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location:MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton

901 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221

Vision To Learn will be conducting free eye exams for all Dodgers RBI players and UYA members.

Dodgers RBI players must be in their uniforms and UYA members must be in UYA shirts to receive examinations from Vision To Learn.

Parents must be present for the exam!

El Camino College Compton Center: Campus Advisory

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JULY 2016 Baseball & Softball Open Workout Schedules and New Information

Academy Members, Family & Friends,

The workout schedules for July 2016 are now available. Please read carefully to make yourself aware of any new changes.

OFFICE HOURS:

Our office hours are listed below for new Academy member sign-ups and general information. You can also email at us comptonuya@mlb.com with any questions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REMINDER: Always check our BLOG before heading to the Academy to make sure there are no last-minute changes or cancellations of scheduled workouts.

SOFTBALL

Please refer to the JULY 2016 SOFTBALL OPEN WORKOUT SCHEDULE for more detailed information.

BASEBALL

Open Workouts will be held on the dates listed below. Members, please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to scheduled workout times.

Please carefully read the JULY 2016 BASEBALL OPEN WORKOUT SCHEDULE for more detailed information.

NEW YOUTH BASEBALL PROGRAMS—Limited Space Available
The Academy will begin offering two new programs for members Ages 5 & 6 (Fun at Bat) and Ages 7 & 8 (Play Ball)
Registration to participate is required via email to Raianna Dobbs at Raianna.Dobbs@mlb.com ASAP!!!

NO WORKOUTS DATES & SPECIAL EVENTS
Dates specified on the workout schedule as NO WORKOUTS are due to special events we are hosting at the Academy

SATURDAY 07/02—USA Collegiate National Team vs. Academy Barons—1 p.m. on the Stadium Field
SUNDAY 07/03 & MONDAY 07/04—NO WORKOUTS—ACADEMY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND
WEDNESDAY 07/13—California Collegiate League All-Star Game—5 p.m. on the Stadium Field
SUNDAY 07/17 through TUESDAY 07/26—NO WORKOUTS—USA BASEBALL INVITATION ONLY – USA Baseball 12U National Open & 2016 USA Baseball 12U National Team Trials & Training
THURSDAY 07/28 through SUNDAY 07/31—NO WORKOUTS—2016 PONY BASEBALL WEST ZONE TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY 07/29 through SUNDAY 07/31—NO WORKOUTS—2016 California Collegiate League Playoff Games

Academy CLOSED Mondays—PLEASE REFER TO THE JULY 2016 BASEBALL OPEN WORKOUT SCHEDULE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK OUR BLOG FOR ANY UPDATES AND LAST MINUTE CHANGES

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

– Staff

Urban Youth Academy to Host “Fun at Bat” Summer Program

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Greetings,

Beginning this July, the Urban Youth Academy will host Fun at Bat for children 5-6 years of age. Fun at Bat is an eight lesson program that will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the duration of four weeks (specific dates listed below). Each lesson will incorporate an activity that will focus on a specific fundamental of baseball, in conjunction with an important principle for excellent sportsmanship. After each lesson, time will be allotted for discussions regarding the activity and principle learned that day, then lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Academy’s outside pavilion area.

Location: Youth Baseball Field

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (this includes lunch from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

Days: Wednesdays and Fridays

Dates: July 6th and 8th

July 13th and 15th

July 27th and 29th

August 3rd and 5th

 

If interested in this program, please RSVP with your child’s name and age by sending an email to Raianna Dobbs at Raianna.Dobbs@mlb.com by July 1st, 2016.

Thank you!

Proper Hydration and Heat Advisory

Academy Parents and Members,

The Athletic Training Staff would like to alert you to the upcoming changes in weather for the upcoming week.  As you may have noticed on the local weather reports, we are beginning a heat wave in which the temperatures will be in the high 80’s to low 90’s.  This is a significant change from the past weeks.

We are taking this time to alert you to the possibility of dehydration and heat illness not only for the upcoming week, but for the remainder of the summer months.

To prevent any heat related illness due to dehydration, the athletic training staff is recommending that all members hydrate properly for all outdoor activities.  Proper hydration begins before you show up at the academy. For best results it is recommended that you increase fluid intake a day or two in advance of outdoor exercise. The best fluids to reduce dehydration are: water, low to non-sugary drinks, and drinks with no caffeine. Examples of these drinks are: Water, Milk, juices with no sugar added, and sports drinks (recommend that they are diluted with water from 25-50%).

Drinks that are not recommended are: Sodas, coffee drinks, energy drinks, and juices high in sugar.

The following tips may help you prevent dehydration.

  • Drink plenty of water before, while, and after you are active. This is very important when it’s hot out and when you do intense exercise. You can drink water or rehydration drinks.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise.
  • Take a container of water or sports drink with you when you exercise, and try to drink at least every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Use a sports drink if you will be exercising for longer than 1 hour.
  • Encourage your child to drink extra fluids or suck on flavored ice pops, such as Popsicles.
  • Avoid high-protein diets. If you are on a high-protein diet, make sure that you drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water each day.
  • Do not take salt tablets. Most people get plenty of salt in their diets. Use a sports drink if you are worried about replacing minerals lost through sweating.
  • Stop working outdoors or exercising if you feel dizzy, light-headed, or very tired.
  • Wear one layer of lightweight, light-colored clothing when you are working or exercising outdoors. Change into dry clothing as soon as you can if your clothes get soaked with sweat. Never exercise in a rubber suit.

The Athletic Training Staff also recommends that all members and spectators wear sunscreen while participating in outdoor activities during the daylight hours. The wearing of sunscreen will help prevent sunburns and the possibility of skin cancer.

Recommendations for sunscreen use:

  • Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more to all exposed skin. “Broad-spectrum” provides protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply approximately every two hours, even on cloudy days, after swimming or sweating. The 7th inning stretch is a perfect time to reapply sunscreen.
  • Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses where possible.
  • Check your skin for signs of skin cancer. Checking your skin and knowing your moles are key to detecting skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. If you spot anything changing, growing or bleeding, see your dermatologist.

For further information on dehydration, heat illness, and protection from the sun, please check out the following links, or contact the Academy’s Athletic Training Staff.

Thank you,

– Staff

2016 “Science of Baseball” (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Summer Program

Greetings Academy Members and Friends,

We are pleased to share with you a “new” summer program “Science of Baseball” (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning opportunity that will be available to UYA Compton members – for grades 3rd and 4th only! If you have any interest in this opportunity for your child, please contact UYA Educational Development Coordinator, Rocky E. Gholson at rocky.gholson@mlb.com.

Opportunity: 6-week “Science of Baseball” summer program for UYA Compton members.

Registration: Limitedonly 25 boys and 25 girls will be accepted into the summer program.

Registration Deadline:       June 30th, 2016

Start Day – End Day:           July 5th – August 5th

Days of program:                  Tuesday – Friday

Times of program:                10:00am – 3:00pm

Target: 3rd and 4th grade students with a strong interest in STEM concepts.

(Lunch will be provided daily from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm)

 Please read the following details regarding this opportunity:

The program is designed to educate and emphasize Common Core Standards in Mathematics or Next Generation Science Standards. Each summer lesson will have an athletic exercise component and will be synchronized with the Local Public School District pacing plan to ensure that students will have already been taught the mathematic topics at their local schools.

The curriculum will be a 6-week lesson plan tailored to fit the needs of the UYA Compton members. Lessons will be designed so that it can be utilized by the members and staff to emphasize concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our selected members will spend the summer learning about various aspects of STEM, and how it relates to baseball, careers, and overall life skills.

Eligibility

UYA Compton encourages all interested and qualified students to apply for the 2016 “Science of Baseball” Summer STEM Program. Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants!

  • Reside in Los Angeles County or Surrounding Areas
  • Entering 3rd or 4th grades currently
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in learning more about STEM concepts
  • UYA Compton Academy Member
  • First 50 applicants will be accepted

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2016

 Best of luck!

 

Rocky E. Gholson

UYA Educational Developmental Coordinator

901 E. Artesia Blvd.,

Compton, CA 90221

Office:    (310) 763-3479

Cell:     (714) 463-0799

2016 Summer Lunch Program

To All:

On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, the Academy will begin our 2016 Summer Lunch Program in partnership with the L.A. Regional Food Bank.

Lunches will be provided from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone 18 and under on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including select weekends, during the dates listed below.

Lunches will not be provided for adults.

Please see below for important dates and information:

Lunch Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Start Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

End Dates: Friday, August 5, 2016

Special Weekend Lunches: June 25 & 26, 2016 – July 16 & 17, 2016 – July 30 & 31, 2016

Lunch Location: Pavilion Area

Site Rules:

  1. Meals are for children only. No one over the age of 18 will be served.
  2. Meals must be eaten on site. Food cannot be taken from this site.
  3. Meals will only be served between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  4. Children must behave in an orderly fashion.
  5. Seconds may be served only after all children have been served a first meal.
  6. Parents may assist their children in carrying their meals or opening meal packages. Parents may not consume any part of the meal.
  7. This site will be closed if rules are not followed.

Children who have food allergies or in need of food substitutions must request paperwork for special meal orders from our program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Danielle Lugo at Danielle.lugo@mlb.com

Thank you,

  • Staff
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