January 2009

Instruction has been cancelled for Today due to rain!!

Hello everyone

There will be not practice today due to rain. If the rain continues until tomorrow, all scheduled workouts will also be cancelled.Please join us on Sunday January 25th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for Our Educational workshop here at the Academy. 

CORRECTION: Dr. Martin Workshop For Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Hello again from the Urban Youth Academy! 

As we gear up for the new year, we will continue our emphasis on education by hosting another series of Dr. Martin Educational Workshops. 

The dates for this spring are as follows:

Sunday, January 25th, 2009 10am-12n – For students
Sunday, February 15th, 2009: 10am-12n – For students
Sunday, March 15th, 2009: For parents and students
Sunday, April 5th, 2009:  For parents and students
Sunday, May 17th, 2009: For parents and students

For this upcoming workshop please review the attached flier.
College Workshop Jan 2009 Flier.pdf 
College Workshop Flier - Jan 2008.JPG

The Academy wil be closed on Saturday January 17th, 2009

The Academy Will be closed on Saturday January 17, 2009.   There will be no workouts or instruction for the day.

Instead, on that day, El Camino College Compton Center (formerly Compton College) will host following event:

The Compton Tartars baseball program who will celebrate Chris Greaney & Compton Tartars Baseball

January 17th 2009 at MLB Urban Youth Academy, Compton Tartars home field Stadium.

Saturday’s game day will start at 9:00am with a Barbeque for family and friends at 12:00pm, games will continue at 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

Any questions please let me know.



More Miami-Hialeah News

It seems that word is spreading fast about the new MLB Urban Youth Academy in Hialeah, Florida near the city of Miami.  NBC 6 in Miami has a quick read and nice video all about the new Academy.

Please take a moment and check out the story. 


Marlins, MLB to open youth academy | MLB.com: News

MIAMI — When local officials preliminarily approved the building of a
new Marlins baseball stadium last February, part of the agreement was
for Major League Baseball to open an Urban Youth Baseball Academy in
Miami-Dade County.

With the Marlins closer than ever to finalizing remaining documents
on their ballpark, the league is stepping forward with its commitment
for the academy in Hialeah, which is north of downtown Miami.

On Wednesday afternoon, a news conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. ET to officially announce the academy.

To read more about this great event and wonderful addition to our Urban Youth Academy family, please visit MLB Miami Story.

Thanks to Joe Frisaro with MLB.com for reporting this story!

Urban Wood Classic Tournament–Great Success

Message from Coach Kelvin Delgado:


I would like to thank the parents, players and the people that were involved in making this tournament a success. This is indicative on how we pooled our skills, passion and professionalism to accomplish a common goal. Someone said once that ” it takes a village to raise a child” in my opinion we are/were the village and had over 210 participant/players that we provided a safe and fun environment during the Christmas break. Thank you all and I am very fortunate to be a part of the Major League Urban Youth Academy staff.

 -Kelvin Delgado, Academy Instructor


From Z:

Pictures from the tournament coming soon