April 2008

Umpire Clinic–Saturday November 03, 2007

This one day clinic was held here at the Academy for umpires in the local area who wanted to sharpen their skills and learn from the very best umpire instructors in the business. Many umpires took the opportunity to attend: After registering for the day and being welcomed by the Umpire Trainers and The Academy Director, Mr. Darrell Miller, the umpires got to work. (please click on the pictures to enlarge)

Practice has been cancelled for November 02, 2007

Hello Everyone

All Practice has been cancelled for tomorrow Friday November 02, 2007

Tomorrow was supposed to have been the last day of practice for the Fall Instructional Program, but we had to change it to today.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Remember, I will send out the dates for the Winter Instructional soon. For those who signed up for the Fall Instructional and are already in the program, remember that all you have to do is either call or email me and let me know that your kid/kids are coming back to the program.

If you son/daughter has not received their Academy ID cards, you can come in during office hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM after November 12, 2007 and I will make them or you can make and appt with me.

Thank you everyone!! I really enjoyed having the kids around this session.


Academic/Personal Development Workshop October 30th, 2007

Thank you everyone who attended. We had a fantastic crowd show up for the event to hear Dr. Brandon speak about:

“Preparing for College Success: NCAA Initial Eligibility, Admissions, & The Recruiting ProcessOur special guest speaker was: Chad Kreuter, Head Baseball Coach at USC.

As you can see from the Pictures it was a standing room only crowd. Everyone enjoyed an evening filled with an extremely informative Workshop. The MLB Urban Youth Academy would like to thank Dr. Brandon Martin and Head Baseball Coach Chad Krueter from USC for taking time out of their very busy schedules to speak to our kids and their parents about attaining a college education and their future in athletics and for answering all questions.

(please click on the pictures to make them larger)


Academy Events–Reminders

Hello everyone Reminders:

1. After a week of being closed because of the air quality being so poor, we are again, resuming all scheduled workouts and practices for the week of 09/29/2007

2. Dr. Brandon Workshop is today Tuesday October 30th, 2007 at 6:00 pm.

3. Don’t forget about the Golf Tournament. Its only 2 weeks away November 09, 2007! If you can’t golf, but would like to donate or to attend the dinner, you can still do so.

Click on the link to find out more about the tournament and the sponsorship levels.


Thank you!

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining this worthy cause, please let me know. All funding goes to the MLB Urban Youth Academy to keep our baseball/softball and other sports and educational programs going year round. (Please click on the images to make them larger) Where and when:

Sponsorship levels and Reservation form:

If you have any questions about the Golf Tournament, please give me a call.


Practice has been cancelled for Friday October 26, 2007

Sorry folks, practice has been cancelled again. The air quality is still very poor in the area.

Thank you


Fall Instructional League Sept 2007-Nov 2007

The Last Day of the Fall Instructional League is November 2, 2007. Not this week like it was posted somewhere else. Sorry for the error.


All Practice has been Cancelled for Thursday October 25, 2007

The Air Quality in the area is still extremely poor. All Practice has been cancelled.

Call me if you have any questions.


Field Day Pictures 10-24-2007


FIELD DAY: DATE: Wednesday October 24, 2007 TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PLACE: MLB Urban Youth Academy



Athletic Field Maintenance Demonstrations·

Station 1: Mound Repair/Maintenance·

Station 2: Home Plate Repair/Maintenance·

Station 3: Infield Maintenance Techniques·

Station 4: Mowing Techniques

LUNCH· Equipment Demonstration


All Practice Has been Cancelled for Tuesday 10-23-2007

Hello Everyone

As of 2:00 PM today, we are cancelling all practice here at the Academy.

The air quality is very bad because of the fires and we do not want to put our kids at risk. Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact me.

Check Air Quality Here: http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.showlocal&CityID=128