March 2009

Pictures from the World baseball Classic Workouts,
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Three News Articles worth reading

At the Academy, we been so busy, that we haven’t had the time to pass on any good news articles worth taking a look at.  So, to make up for lost time, here are three definitely worth reading.

On, there is a great article about how the City of Compton has been steadily improving in almost all facets of civic life.

On Sports, Pablo Torre wrote an article aptly ***
led “how and (and Why) Athletes Go Broke”

Recession or no
recession, many NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball players have a
penchant for losing most or all of their money. It doesn’t matter how
much they make. And the ways they blow are strikingly simila

Take a read at:

And finally, but certainly not least the Compton Tartars, the collegiate baseball team for El Camino College, Compton Center made news in the Long Beach Press Telegram:

Compton Little League Workouts This Week

These workouts are for Compton residents who are signed up for the Compton Little League only.  For more information on Compton Little League please visit:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
ages 10-14 years old.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kelvin Delgado at


Open Workouts


The Urban
Youth Academy
will be hosting open workouts for all registered
Academy ballplayers on Sundays from 10am-12n.

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Kenny Lofton Visits the Academy!

Kenny Lofton visited the Urban Youth Academy on Sunday, March 15th, 2009 to talk to our kids about baseball, life, and education. 

Mr. Lofton, a graduate of the University of Arizona, truly represents what it means to be a student athlete.  Mr. Lofton never lost sight of what it meant to graduate college and made sure that no matter happened, he finished his degree.  That was the message he imparted to all the young baseball and softball players that were in attendance.  He also talked baseball shop, giving pointers and tips on baseball stealing, hitting, and how to approach big games. 

To read more about Kenny Lofton, please visit:

Here are some pictures from his talk!
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Compton Little League Workouts Today and Tomorrow

Compton Little League has announced two additional workouts this week.

Today, Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 from 5pm to 6pm. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 4:30pm-5:30pm

These workouts are only for ages 10-14 at this time. 

Please check with Coach Delgado for more details at

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Compton Little League Clinic and Signup, March 14th, 2009

The Urban Youth Academy is proud announce another Compton Little League Clinic and Sign-up, this Saturday, March 14 from 9am-11am.

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Draft Report: Welcome back | News

Good Monday Morning!

The baseball draft season is in full swing as Jonathan Mayor at picks some the top baseball talented projected to be in the 2009 June Draft.  As he notes, five of the eight reports on players come from the February Urban Youth Academy Draft Showcase. 

It was a pretty spectacular scene on that rainy February morning.  The rain subsided in the early afternoon and the Academy staff did a fantastic job prepping the field. 

So, if you want to know who those players were, please check out Jonathan’s blog here!

Enjoy your week!

– Darren