June 2009

False reports of Orlando Hudson Clinic

Dear Academy

We have been receiving numerous
phone calls regarding an event that is being advertised on the radio, internet
and newspapers today.  Unfortunately the
information being given out is wrong!!  Orlando Hudson and Ken Griffey Jr. will
NOT be visiting the Urban Youth
Academy as advertised. 


Summer Baseball Camp Sign Ups Are Now Closed

Sign ups for all three summer baseball camp sessions are now CLOSED!!!

7-12 years old-June 29-July 3 are CLOSED.

13-17 years old-July 13-July 17 are CLOSED.

7-12 years old (second session that was added on) July 6- July 10 are CLOSED.

We will not be taking anymore applications for the summer camps.

If your are enrolled, you can still purchase your hat and shirt for $10 each starting Wednesday June 24 through June 28.

 If you have any questions, you can contact Kristen Aufdemberg at Kristen.Aufdemberg@mlb.com

Academy Barons News 6-21-09

The Academy Barons wrapped up their three-game series against the Santa Barbara Foresters on Sunday afternoon while celebrating Father’s Day and Armed Forces Day. The Barons lost 4-2 evening their record to 6-6.

The Barons beat the Foresters on Friday night 4-3 in extra innings. A bases-loaded single brought the winning run across home plate in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Barons then traveled to Santa Barbara on Saturday and eventually lost to the Foresters 13-2.
The Barons are starting a nine-game road trip on Tuesday when they travel to Palm Springs to face the Power. Some of the Barons will be back in action at the Urban Youth Academy on Monday, July 13, for the California Collegiate League All-Star Game. The All-Star Game starts at 3 p.m. at the UYA on July 13.
The Barons have only four more home games left in the regular season:
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. vs. SLO Blues (Police and Fire Appreciation Day)
Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. vs. SLO Blues (Birthing a New Compton Night)
Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m. vs. Occidental Thrashers (Boys and Girls Club Night)
Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m. vs. Occidental Thrashers (Fan Appreciation Night) 


Enter the raffle during every Barons home game. In the final four home games, the Barons will be giving away great prizes including Major League Baseball tickets, gift certificates and more! Previous winners have won Angels tickets, Sport Chalet gift certificates and tickets to local theme parks. Raffle tickets cost only $1 and the Barons will be offering special deals during the final four home games.


Academy Barons Celebrate Armed Forces Day 6-21-09

 The Academy Barons celebrated Armed Forces Day during their game against California Collegiate League rival, the Santa Barbara Foresters, on Sunday afternoon. In honor of Father’s Day and in honor of those who have served our country, the Academy Barons welcomed Col. Leandro Bailey, retired Sgt. Eldridge Eatmon, retired Cpl. James Roberts and several from the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard.

Col. Leandro Bailey, retired Sgt. Eldrige Eatmon and retired Cpl. James Roberts threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Barons and the Foresters thanked them for their duty and service to the country.

Following the ceremonial first pitch, the U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Group 37 stationed at Marine Corp Air Station in Miramar, Calif. presented Colors during the National Anthem. It was a memorable way to honor all the fathers in the country and to recognize and show gratitude to those who are serving our country. IMG_1284.jpgIMG_1287.jpg                                                   


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RBI Tryouts Announced

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The Urban Youth Academy is proud to announce RBI Open Tryouts!

June 29th 5pm-8pm
June 30th 5pm-8pm

For those who can’t come on June 29th please come on June 30th.

Please arrive by 4:30pm

AGES 13-18

All Participants must be registered with the Urban Youth Academy. 

Participants already registered with Academy do not need to re-register.

To register, please download the registration form here.
Registation-Enrollment Packet UYA.pdf

and deliver to the Urban Youth Academy
at 901 E. Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
or Fax 310-763-3569

Compton Little League Picture Day!!!

Compton Little League is having picture day Wednesday June 24th, 2009 at 12 noon until 5pm. Please make sure your child wears the uniform.

Picture Day will be held at Gonzales Park

1101 East Cressey

Compton, California. (off Rosecrans Blvd. behind the firestation)


Compton Little League Closing Ceremony!!!

Hey everybody!

Compton Little League is having closing ceremonies on Sunday June 28th, 2009 starting at 12 noon until 3 pm.

The closing ceremony will be at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy.

901 East Artesia Blvd.

Compton, California.


Trophies will be presented!!!

Academy Barons 6-16-09

The Academy Barons kicked off a three-game homestand against the visiting Santa Maria Packers on Tuesday night at the Urban Youth Academy. The Barons smashed the ball on offense, using a five-run third and fifth inning to cruise to an easy victory. The Barons went on to win 13-4 improving their record to 3-4. The Academy Barons will face off against the Packers tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and on Thursday at 5 p.m at the Urban Youth Academy.



Hall of Famer Frank Robinson Day

Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was in attendance for the Baron’s Sunday afternoon game. Robinson, the only player to win league MVP honors in both the American and National Leagues, threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Before walking out to the mound, Robinson talked with the Barons team as well as the San Luis Obispo Rattlers, the visiting opponent.  He stressed the importance of education and giving your manager 100 percent effort every time you step on the field.

When asked what advice he had for the Barons players who are trying to make it in the major leagues, Robinson replied: “I tell them to get an education. That is number one because that’s something you can always fall back on,” he said. “We all don’t make it to the major leagues and we all don’t make it into professional baseball. But the one thing that I would say is to continue to grow, understand and to play. … Continue to understand that this is not an easy game, it’s not an easy lifestyle, but if you work hard and it’s something you want to do then you can achieve it.”

Robinson, who has strong ties to the Urban Youth Academy, has seen the facility grow and become a success over the past three years.

“It has made tremendous progress and a lot of it has to do with Darrell Miller and the staff on site,” he said. “They have worked so hard to keep this facility up and running and getting people to understand that it’s here and it’s here for them to use. It’s a full package here and that’s the amazing thing about it. I don’t think it’s as well known about what is here but I do think that it will be in the next four or five years.”


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In-Game Fan Activities During Barons Games

 The Academy Barons are off to a strong start this season and still have a lot of games to look forward to in the next couple months. A reminder that admission is free to all Baron’s games, which feature in-game fan activities and raffle prizes given away during the game. Activities include trivia contests, a scavenger hunt, “steal third” and more! Every game one lucky kid will be chosen for the opportunity to “steal third base.” If they “steal third” within a given amount of time they will win a great prize. Bring your kid out to a Barons game for some good baseball, entertainment and fun!



IMG_1092.jpgUpcoming Barons Home Schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. vs. Santa Maria Packers
  • Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. vs. Santa Maria Packers
  • Thursday, June 18, 5 p.m. vs. Santa Maria Packers
  • Friday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. vs. Santa Barbara Forresters
  • Sunday, June 21, 5 p.m. vs. Santa Barbara Forresters