April 2009

Jr. RBI Standings and Schedule

JR. RBI logo.JPGGood Monday to everyone out there!  After another great weekend of Jr. RBI Baseball, we though we should post the standings as of now. 

JR. RBI STANDINGS *
as of 4/27/009

AAA

Pirates             3-1

Tigers              2-2

Reds               2-2

White Sox       1-3

 

AA

Indians             4-0

Braves             4-0

Jays                 2-1-1

Rays                0-3-1

Jr. RBI Schedule. Revised 4-15-09.xls

Compton Little League Grand Opening Video

The Compton Little League held the grand opening at the Urban Youth Academy this past Saturday with great fan fare.  It was an amazing experience and was covered by the local media.  ABC 7 did whole piece about the Compton Little League and posted the video on their website.  Go here http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=6768056 and take a look.

-Academy Staff

Festival of Books–Book Signing

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AUTHOR MICHAEL D’ANTONIO TO DO BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.,

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 3-3:30 P.M.,

Saturday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Library Association of Los Angeles – Booth 501

                        Sunday, April 26, 3-3:30 p.m., Vroman’s – Booth 367

If ever there was a figure that changed the game of baseball it was Walter O’Malley. Criticized by fans in Brooklyn and beloved in California, O’Malley became one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports when he transplanted the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958.

Whether you loved him or disagreed with him, O’Malley’s fascinating story is fundamental to the history of modern sports. And yet it has never been fully explored. 

That all changed in 2007 when the O’Malley family opened an archive of 30,000 documents, photographs, and artifacts to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D’Antonio.

Now the critically acclaimed biographer uses his unprecedented access, thorough independent research and hundreds of hours of new interviews with family, friends, players and associates–many talking about O’Malley for the first time–to fully reveal this complex sportsman and industry pioneer in FOREVER BLUE: The True Story of Walter O’Malley, Baseball’s Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles

Compton Little League Grand Opening

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Come one, come all for the
 
Little League Grand Opening

at the

MLB Urban Youth Academy

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at 9:30am

 

Donations
from Angels’ outfielder Torii Hunter and other players helps Little League make
comeback

 

WHO:
              Former Dodgers’ outfielder Ken Landreaux

Former Dodgers’
outfielder Reggie Smith

 

                       

WHAT:            
Former Dodgers Ken Landreaux and Reggie Smith - both of whom played in the Compton
Little League —
will be on hand for the grand
re-opening of the Compton Little League. After a nearly 10-year hiatus, the
Little League that helped many future major leaguers get their start in baseball
is re-opening, thanks in large part to a donation of $10,000 by Angels’
outfielder Torii Hunter and other players to provide uniforms and equipment for
the Little Leaguers. Hunter will be in Minnesota with the Angels on Saturday and
unable to attend, but he does plan to visit the Little League when his schedule
permits.   

 

WHERE:     
       Major League Baseball Urban Youth
Academy
         

                        
El Camino College, Compton Center

901 East
Artesia Blvd.

Compton, CA
90221
       

310-763-3479   
  

 

WHEN: 
            Saturday, April 18      

                       
9:30 a.m.

 

 

About MLB Urban
Youth Academy

The MLB Urban Youth Baseball
Academy is part of Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Initiative. Encompassing
more than 15 acres on the campus of El Camino College, Compton Center, the
Academy is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four fields including a show
field complete with scoreboard, grandstand seating, dugouts and lights; an
auxiliary field; softball field; youth field; and a 12,000 square-foot clubhouse
consisting of a weight room, locker room, and other training facilities, as well
as batting cages and pitching mounds. The Academy operates on a year-round
basis, offering free baseball and softball instruction, as well as clinics to
youth throughout Southern California and is the host of the annual Reviving
Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series.

 

For
additional information regarding the Academy, or any other upcoming clinics and
seminars, please call the hotline at (310) 763-3479, or visit the website at: 
www.YouthBaseballAcademy.com

Compton Little League Schedules are Posted.

The MLB Urban Youth Academy is proud to announce the Compton Little League Schedule.

Please see the schedules below for the correct age group. 

CLL - Minors 8-10 Schedule.JPG

 

CLL - T-Ball Schedule.JPG

 

CLL - Majors 10-12 Schedule.JPG

CLL - Juniors 13-15 Schedule.JPG

Jr. RBI Schedule Change and Workout changes

Some changes have been made to the Jr. RBI schedule to reflect no games on April 12th, 2009. 

There will be no workouts for Jr. RBI on Wednesdays for the remainder of the season.

All workouts will be held on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

There will be workouts this Saturday,
April 11th, 2009.

Date

Time

3/29/2009

A’s vs.
Cards

Braves vs.
Jays

Rays vs.
Indians

Tigers vs.
Reds

Pirates vs. White
Sox

Week
2

Cards vs.
A’s

Braves vs.
Rays

Jays vs.
Indians

Tigers vs.
Pirates

Reds vs. White
Sox

Week
3

Week
4

A’s vs.
Cards

Rays vs.
Jays

Braves vs.
Indians

Pirates vs.
Reds

White Sox vs.
Tigers

Week
5

A’s vs.
Cards

Rays vs.
Indians

Braves vs.
Jays

Pirates vs. White
Sox

Tigers vs.
Reds

Week
6

Cards vs.
A’s

Jays vs.
Indians

Braves vs.
Rays

Reds vs. White
Sox

Tigers vs.
Pirates

Week
7

A’s vs.
Cards

Braves vs.
Indians

Rays vs.
Jays

White Sox vs.
Tigers

Pirates vs.
Reds

Week
8

A’s vs.
Cards

Braves vs.
Jays

Rays vs.
Indians

Tigers vs.
Reds

Pirates vs. White
Sox

Week
9

Cards vs.
A’s

Braves vs.
Rays

Jays vs.
Indians

Tigers vs.
Pirates

Reds vs. White
Sox

Week
10

Times
TBD

Week 11

Times
TBD

Academic Workshop has been cancelled

Hello Everyone!!

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Brandon Martin will not be able to conduct the scheduled College Workshop this Sunday at 10AM.  This will be re-scheduled.    

Our open workouts will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday April 05, 2009.  Remember, you also have to be a registered member of the Academy to participate in these workouts.  NO EXCEPTIONS!   Your paperwork has to be current and on file at the Academy.

 

Any questions, please let us know. 

 

Z.

Saturday and Sunday Urban Youth Academy Schedule

Hello again from the Urban Youth Academy

To help inform everyone about the workouts and games this weekend, here is a run-down about what we have taking place this weekend:

 

EVENT:
JR RBI Workouts from 10AM to 12PM this Saturday April 4,
2009, this is for all kids who have registered for the JR RBI program only. 

All sign
ups for the JR RBI are now closed.

 

Event:

JR RBI Games

Date: Sunday April 5, 2009

Time: 1pm-6pm

Please see academy blog http://mlburbanyouthacademy.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/03/jr_rbi_schedule_2009.html 
for game schedule.

 

EVENT:

College Workshop on April 5, 2009

Time: 10AM-12PM

Place: Compton
College Student Lounge

From 12pm to 2PM we have an open workout

Attendance to the College Workshop is
mandatory for all those who want to participate in the open workout after.

You also have to be a registered member
of the Academy to participate in these workouts.  NO
EXCEPTIONS!   Your paperwork has to be current and on file at the
Academy!

If you haven’t already, please sign-up for Academy updates via email by subscribing below!

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