October 2008

Urban Youth Academy Coaches Class – TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, we are hosting our own Coaches Class here at the Urban Youth Academy.  The event is hosted by Ike Hampton with special guests Dave Stewart and Rich Padilla.  Here is flier for all those who want to attend.  Please arrive a few minutes early, otherwise see you there!

Baseball Coaching Class- October 25th, 2008 Flier.pdf

Coaches Class October 25th.JPG

For African Americans, a World Series that looks like them – Los Angeles Times

The World Series began with a bang tonight as the Phillies beat the Rays 3-2.  The major storylines are Tampa’s rise from worst to first and the Phillies breaking through to the big show.  Another equally major storyline is the resurgence of young highly talented African Americans in baseball with players like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, BJ Upton, and rookie phenom David Price. 

Bill Shaikin of the LA times wrote a great article today about this storyline and it’s worth the read, twice over.

LA Times Article



Urban Youth Academy on FOX News in Philadelpha

Yesterday, the Urban Youth Academy was visited by a Claudia Gomez from myFox 29 in Philadelphia.  She was gleaming information regarding the proposed Urban Youth Academy in Philadelphia.  Ms. Gomez interviewed several people from the Academy including Kenny Landreaux and Darrell Miller. It was an exciting day and we are very appreciative of Claudia Gomez for taking the time to visit our academy. 

I’ve listed the link for everyone to watch.. 

Fox News in Philadelphia



Baseball/Softball Clinic was a good time had by all!

Baseball may be drawing to a close in the Major Leagues, but at the Urban Youth Academy, it’s the time to start teaching the youth the great game of baseball. 

This past Saturday, we had our Baseball/Softball clinic at the Academy for kids ages 7-15.  With over sixty kids on hand for professional instruction, we can confidently call the day a success. 

To change up the blog a little, I’ve posted a flickr slideshow with some pictures to show off the day.  I hope everyone had a great time and can’t wait for more baseball!


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Major League Baseball scores this October with Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities program presented by KPMG

MLB Playoff bracket.jpgThe Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities program received a great write up today regarding players in the playoffs.  It’s fantastic to see the RBI program make such a difference in the lives of america’s youth as well as on a major league team.  Eight major leaguers fighting for a chance to make it to the World Series have come from the RBI program. 

I’ve attached the official Press Release from Major League Baseball for everyone to view. 

Thanks so much for supporting the Urban Youth Academy as well as the RBI program.  With your help, players like James Loney have a chance to shine on the biggest stage there is.

Major League Baseball scores this October with Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities program presented by KPMG.pdf