October 2010

Academy Closed on Friday!

Friday, November 5th, 2010, the Academy will be CLOSED due to our annual Golf Tournament. All staff will be working the Golf Tournament so ALL WORKOUTS will be CANCELED! The office will also be closed!


-UYA Staff

5-Week Umpire Instructional Program

Good Afternoon All,



Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth
Academy Umpires Association is hosting a 5
– week

Umpire Instructional Program for anyone 16 years and older. Instruction begins

Saturday, November 20th, 2010, and will continue
every Saturday until December 18th.

There will be both on field and
classroom instruction and all of the supplies will be provided.


instructions include:


Explanation of camp outlines

Equipment needed

Differences between NFHS, NCAA and MLB

Basic 2 man mechanics

Proper positioning with and without


Field instructions include:

MLB UYA facility use

Live games- MLB scout games

Field work

Cage work



If you have any questions and / or if you want to register,
please contact Sydney Williamson at coolmeltdown@earthlink.net
and he will be glad to provide you with the information you need.

Below is the flyer with all of info

umpire flyer.JPGThank you and have a great day,


-UYA Staff

Sign Up Now For the 2010 RBI Fall Instructional League!


Good Morning Parents/Players:


the information you need to register for the 2010 Fall Instructional League
which starts on Oct. 23, here, at the Urban Youth
Academy is in the links below.

BGCV Membership App.pdf

RBI Application Medical Consent Form.pdf

fall league payment form 2010.pdf

Please fill out
the three forms and fax, email or mail them back to Joyce Thomas at the Boys
& Girls Club of Venice.






You can pay by
check, cash, or credit card.


Below is the link
to more information, and an online payment system for the Boys and Girls Club of Venice.


There is NO deadline for
this program and we will be taking applications and payment on-site, at the Urban Youth Academy, on Oct.

Have a great day,

-UYA Staff

Scorekeeping Class STARTS TOMORROW!


Good Morning all!


            The score-keeping class being taught by James Roberts will begin tomorrow, Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at

Here are the topics that will be covered.


Week 1- Introduction
to baseball score-keeping

Week 2- In-game

Week 3- Preparing a
score sheet

Week 4- Game scoring

Week 5- Game scoring
/ totaling stats

Week 6- Test scoring


At this time, the class is only offered to adults and children
14 and older.


Don’t miss out on the chance to learn how to keep score of a
baseball game, and who knows, you might be invited to be an official score
keeper at a Major
League Baseball
Urban Youth
Academy event, such as RBI Regionals, USA/Japan Series or Urban Invitational.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact
James Roberts @ James.Roberts@mlb.com or
Liz Vazquez at Liz.Vazquez@mlb.com

Have a great day!

-UYA Staff

All Activities Cancelled


Good Evening Everyone,

Due to the rain, ALL activities and workouts have been canceled until further notice! To all you student – athletes out there….this is a great time to catch up on your homework and do some extra studying.

Have a great day!

-UYA Staff