December 2008

Schedule for All Star Game January 3rd and 4th, 2009

All Star Schedule Jan 3 and 4.JPGAny questions please contact your coach. Thank you and Happy New Year!. Stay Safe.


The Academy will be closed for the New Year Holiday

The New Year is upon us. 

Our Staff will be taking off for the New Year Holiday.

The Academy will be closed on Wednesday December 31st, 2008,

Thursday January 01, 2009 and Friday January 02, 2009.


Have a safe new year and see you here for the conclusion of our Tournament on Saturday January 03 and Sunday January 04.


The Tournament Resumes! New Schedule for Urban Wood Classic

Good news everyone! The First Annual Urban Wood Bat Classic resumes this Saturday, please see the Schedule for details.  Thank you coaches for all the hard work.  This is going to be exciting folks, don’t miss it!!
Revised Schedule-Wood Bat Classic.JPG

If you have any questions, please email coach Kelvin Delgado at

Thank you

First Annual Urban Wood Classic Tournament Sunday Dec. 22nd

Here are the pictures and results from the first day of the tournament. Due to rain, the tournament will be postponed until further notice.,Lotus,Exige
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Here’s the recap from Coach James Bishop:

In the first game at 9:00 the Elite giants lost 4-3 to the Pittsburg Crawford’s. In the second game fourteen and under Giants beat the Memphis Red sox 4-2.

In the ten o’clock for the eighteen and under it was Memphis. Red Sox 4, the Black Barons 2. In the 12:45 game it was the Homestead Grays over the K.C. Monarchs 9-0.

It was a great turnout today at the academy. In the night cap it was the fourteen and under Homestead Grays over the Memphis Red Sox 2-1

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this a great event.

Can’t wait for the games to resume!!!

We would like to thank Mr. Garcia for providing the pictures.

Opening Ceremony–First Annual Urban Wood Classic Tournament

On Saturday December 20th, The Urban Youth Academy held its opening ceremony for the First Annual Urban Wood Classic Tournament.

Mr. Darrell Miller, Senior Director of the Academy welcomed the parents and kids to the academy.  He introduced our first guest speaker, Brian Barton a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mr. Barton spoke to the kids about his experiences in baseball and the importance of seeking a college education.

Others speakers included our wonderful Academy Instructors, Academy Manager Mr. Ike Hampton, Coordinator of Education Mr. George Hinshaw and All around good guy and Academy favorite, KT Landreaux!   

Here are some pictures from our opening ceremony.

After the ceremony was over, our players gathered in the lunch area and the uniforms were distributed.,Lotus,Exige
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


First Annual Urban Wood Classic Temporarily postponed due to rain

Most of us woke up to rain this morning and because of that, the fields and the batting cages at the Academy will be shutdown for today and tomorrow. 

Those participants in the Winter Tournament will be contacted by their coaches with the new tournament schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact your oach.

Thank you



Schedule for 1st Annual Urban Wood Classic

Good morning all from the Urban Youth Academy,

As many of you know, we are hosting the 1st Annual Urban Wood Classic during the holiday break.  The excitement has been building and the anticipation has been almost unbearable.  Thankfully this great tournament is just around the bend and to kick it off, we are posting the schedule here for everyone to see.  You can also download it here as well:
First Annual Urban Wood Class Schedulev3(1).pdf

The rosters for the different teams are being finalized and prepared at this moment and should be coming out sometime today.  All players on the teams will be contacted by their respective coaches. 

FYI:  All 14U players hould arrive at 9:30am and all 18U players should arrive at 11:45am.

Schedule 2008.JPG

Bryana Simpson Signs Letter of Intent with Concordia University

Bryana Simpson, a softball player, signed her official letter of intent at the Urban Youth Academy tomorrow, December 5th, 2008 at 4:30pm.

The Daily Breeze Newspaper was on hand to cover the event. This is part of the article written about Bryana:

“San Pedro softball player Bryana Simpson will sign a national letter of intent with Concordia University, an NAIA school in Irvine, on Dec. 5 in a signing ceremony at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Simpson, a speedy outfielder, also had offers from Marist and Howard University, but decided on Concordia because of the small-school Christian atmosphere and the fact it is considered an NAIA power. “It was so close to home and I loved it,” Simpson said. “It’s a Christian school, everyone was so nice there and I felt really safe there. I liked the small community. It felt homey.”

Bryana and her family:

Bryana Simpson.JPGSimpson will be the first softball player from the Urban Youth Academy to sign a college scholarship.

Congratulations to Bryana from the Urban Youth Academy! We are extremely proud of her!


Final Educational Workshop for 2008

Educational Workshop.JPGLeadership Defined:

? Characteristics of a successful student

? 10 habits of the highly successful student athlete Managing Leadership Time and Commitment Time Management

? Study Tools ? Preparation for coursework

? Strategies for success

? Strategies for different types of tests

? Strategies for writing Preparing for College

? Guide to recruitment/tips to consider

? Questions to ask on visits Key terms for college bound student athletes

? Expectations for what you should do at each level

Program topics for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders

And More!!

Join us for this very educational, very necessary for all college bound kids!!

Parents, bring your kids and note taking supplies!! See you here!!

Z. Aguilar (310) 763-3479