April 2008

Coaches Clinic May 3rd, 2008

You are invited to attend: 

If you are a coach and you would like to improve or just sharpen your skills you are invited to attend this workshop. 

All you have to do is RSVP @ tempuya1@mlb.com or call me at 310-763-3479 Ext. 0.

If you have any questions, please contact me ASAP

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Middle School Clinic April 19, 2008

We had a bunch of fun this past Saturday at our Middle School Clinic. Thank you everyone who attended and thank you to all those who volunteered to help out. Everything went really smoothly and the kids from the comments I heard had a lot of fun! (click on pictures to enlarge)


Kids receiving instruction from Coach Frost

  Batting Cages


More instruction:

Group Picture

The Spring 2008 Session

The kids Look like they are having fun!! Don’t they all look like professional ball players?

drug and steroid prevention workshop

Please read about it here:


Thank you to all those who attended.


Updates and Reminders

Here are a few announcements and reminders:

?We are conducting a drug and steroid prevention workshop on Monday April 07, 2008 @ 6:00 PM in the Compton College Student Lounge. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Darrell Jackson, Former Major League Player will be the guest speaker. Don’t miss out. Refreshments will be served.
?The Spring Instruction will start Tuesday April 15, 2008 for boys and Wednesday April 16, 2008 for girls. Signs up will be accepted until April 13, 2008.
?Parents, if your son or daughter is one our oldies coming back for the Spring Session 2008, can you please let me know ASAP. You can call or email me. Thank you.
?ID Cards for new comers and those kids from our previous Sessions who did not get a chance to get their ID cards can get one at the front office on Thursdays and Fridays from 12PM-5:30PM. If you cannot make it at those times, please call or email me to make an appt for another time during the week. M-W from 9AM-5:30PM. The cost of ID card is $15.00. Our Instructional programs are free of charge.
As usual, if you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you and have a fantastic day! Keep checking our websites for events and updates!!!

Say to to Steroids—Workshop


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 Join us for this very informative Workshop. Any questions, please contact me.



Announcement–Spring Instruction 2008

Good Afternoon Everyone!!

Don’t forget, we start making the Academy ID Cards for all the new participants and the oldies who have not received one tomorrow.

All UYA ID CARDS will be made on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM starting Thursdays March 27, 2008.

RE: Spring Instructional 2008
The dates for the start of the Instructional have been changed!! Please take note Instead of starting the Instruction on April 01, 2008, we are going to start on April 15, 2008 and End on June 10, 2008.
The days and times have NOT changed though.
If you have any questions, please contact me!

Behind the Scenes–Urban Invitational March 2008

The Construction of the press box!

Extra seating for the crowds that were expected to attend the Urban Invitational

The UCLA Team Arrives

Setting up Admission Table

Southern Arrives!

VIP Registration

Opening Ceremonies

Coach Lorenzo Gray (UYA Staff Member) & Co.

One of our Junior Volunteer takes a break

KT Landreaux and Miss Stephanie Gutierrez. Miss Gutirrez is one of our Broadcast Students. She broadcasted the Game between Southern & Bethune on Sunday.

Coach Kelvin Delgado & Volunteers

Setting up for College Fair

Admission Table.

People enjoying the games

El Camino College Compton Center Baseball Team members and Academy volunteers

Setting up to go on the Field (USC band)

Our Assistant Event Coordinator, Richard Josefson. He has gone on to work with the Colorado Rockies, but boy, did he really do a fantastic job coordinating events. Good luck with everything Richard! (I bet you he was glad the games were almost over at this point!)

The Southern Band

I lost all feeling on my feet by 7:00 PM. It was a good thing!

Merchandise Sales–Liz and Kristen

Broadcast booth

Mr. Miller, Director being interviewed

I hope you have enjoyed the pictures!!

See you folks at our next big event!


Urban Invitational–Sunday Results–March 02, 2008

Southern vs Bethune-Cookman
Things got started Sunday afternoon when Bethune-Cookman University bounced back from a tough loss to UCLA the night before with a big 10-4 win over Southern University in the meeting of the two HBCU teams. Big rallies in the fourth and seventh innings helped the Wildcats put Southern away. Here is a picture of the team:


We had a lot of fun this weekend. We are all tired, but the Urban Invitational turned out extremely well. The UYA Staff worked very hard to make this happen.

Thank you everyone! Z.

Urban Invitational Results–Saturday March 1, 2008

Opening Ceremonies:

Saturday March 01, 2008 Game One:

Saturday, March 1, UCLA vs. Bethune-Cookman, 5PM at MLB Urban Youth Academy The Teams: Bethune-Cookman

UCLA Results: UCLA baseball team defeated Bethune-Cookman, 2-0, in an Urban Invitational game played at Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy on Saturday evening. *Battle of the Bands – Southern’s “Human Jukebox” and USC Trojan Marching Band USC Trojan Marching Band Southern’s “Human Jukebox” Game Two: Saturday, March 1, Southern vs. USC, 8PM at MLB Urban Youth Academy Results: The USC Trojans scored eight times in the eighth inning Saturday to defeat the Southern Jaguars, 13-9, in action at the MLB Urban Invitational

Thanks Everyone!