February 2013

Anti-Harassment Training Courses

Dear Academy members,

We will be conducting mandatory anti-harassment courses on March 15th, 16th and 17th. This course is required of all Academy members.

The courses will be offered at the following times:

Friday, March 15, 6 PM
Friday, March 15, 7 PM

Saturday, March 16, 10 AM
Saturday, March 16, 1 PM
Saturday, March 16, 3 PM

Sunday, March 17, 10 AM
Sunday, March 17, 12 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2 PM

Please click on the consent form below (link) to be printed out, completed and brought with you at the time of your course.

Please feel free to contact the Academy with any questions or concerns at (310) 763-3479.

All parents are encouraged to attend this very important course. Please confirm your attendance with an email response to either Zee at Zaida.Aguilar@mlb.com or Charles at Charles.Dickerson@mlb.com

Thank you!

-Staff

Urban Youth Academy Anti-Harassment Training Consent Form

 

March 2013 Baseball and Softball Schedules

March 2013  Softball Schedule

MARCH 2013 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE (PLEASE CLICK ON CALENDAR TO MAKE LARGER)

March 2013 Baseball Schedule

MARCH 2013 BASEBALL SCHEDULE (PLEASE CLICK ON CALENDAR TO MAKE LARGER)

Compton Little League Practice Schedule

Dear Academy members,

For all of those registered for Compton Little League, please see the practice schedule below. Practices will be held on the Academy Little League field.

Days                                       Times                    Level/Age               Manager

Tuesday/Thursday             3 PM-4 PM           Tee Ball/4-7           Coach Rodgers

Tuesday/Thursday             4 PM – 5 PM         Minors/8-10          Coach Aguirre

Wednesday/Friday             4 PM – 5 PM         Majors/11-12         Coach Veles

Saturday                               10 AM – 12 PM     Seniors/13-14        Various

If you would like to sign up there’s still time! Just click on the link below, print and complete then turn into the Academy office along with the league dues. Opening Day is set for March 30th.

Compton Little League Application

-Staff

UYA Caravan Swings Through Willowbrook Middle School

Dear Academy members,

For the second consecutive day the Academy staff visited Willowbrook Middle School to host baseball and softball clinics for students. The clinics have been taking place all month at various elementary and middle schools in the Compton community. We seek to encourage the youth throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, motivating them through the game of baseball to work hard and be the best they can be!

Please see pictures from today’s caravan below.

As a reminder, please feel free to contact anyone here at the Academy about how you or your kids can take part in all that we offer. We’d love to see you here!

Now, let’s keep the caravan rolling! Next stop: Roosevelt Middle School

See you soon!

-Staff

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Academy Manager, Don Buford, watches as student gives it her all

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Baseball Instructor, Kenny Landreaux, watches as student takes a powerful swing

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“Keep your eye on the ball, young lady!”

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Don helps softball hopefull perfect her grip

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This guy hit the ball a LONG way!

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She ran the bases like a pro!

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He hit this one deep!

Meet the 2013 Academy Staff!

(Click on name and title to find out more about each individual)

Darrell Miller  (1)

Darrell Miller, VP Youth & Facility Development

Don Buford 029

Don Buford, Manager

Doug

Doug Takaragawa, Coordinator of Programs, Planning & Analysis

KT

Kenny “KT” Landreaux, Instructor

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Victor Harris, Instructor

Lorenzo Gray

Lorenzo Gray, Instructor

JR

James Roberts, Instructor

David Frost

David Frost, Instructor
Dayle Campbell

Dayle Campbell, Instructor

Rodrigo

Rodrigo Veles, Instructor

Jason McLaughlin

Jason McLaughlin, Instructor

Yano Alvin

Yano Alvin, Volunteer Instructor

Edmund Aguirre

Edmund Aguirre, Instructor/Umpire

Gerald Taylor

Gerald Taylor, Volunteer Instructor

Tatyana McElroy

Tatyana McElroy, Softball Coordinator

Antwoinette Baker pic

Antwoinette Baker, Softball Instructor

Arielle

Arielle Palafox, Softball Instructor
James BishopJames Bishop, Equipment Manager

Tony the trainer

Tony Diaz, Athletic Trainer

Steve Teubner

Steve Teubner, Athletic Trainer

Rocky

Rocky Gholson, Educational Coordinator

Jake

Jacob Doyle, Educational Instructor

Zee Aguilar

Zee Aguilar, Front Office

No softball workouts this Saturday, February 23rd

Dear Academy members,

There will be no softball workouts tomorrow, Saturday, February 23rd. Enjoy your day off!

-Staff

Dear Academy members,

We had a fun, busy day at the Academy. Check out some pictures from today’s workouts below.

We love this game, how about you?!

-Staff

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Little Lefty, Robert, practices his throwing technique

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Camryn busy getting her work in

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Softball Coordinator, Tatyana McElroy, shows Camryn proper follow through form

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Several kids take ground balls from Coach Rodrigo Veles

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Catching “prospect” wears his game face before working out with Coach Tank

Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Academy members,

May you all have a happy Valentine’s Day. We love you all!

-Staff

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Thank you all for making Community Day a great success!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support in making our Community Day celebration such a wonderful event! -Staff

(Picture Credit: Gus McConnell-Ecomedia)

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Opening ceremonies commence

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Darrel Thomas, Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Tony La Russa talk baseball

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Academy Manager Don Buford poses with friends from EcoMedia

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Don Buford and his contagious smile walk the red carpet

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Rod Carew and Tony La Russa make their way onto the field for opening ceremonies

(Picture Credit for the link below: Grace Chang-Captured with Grace Photography)
MORE COMMUNITY DAY PICTURES (CLICK HERE)

February 9 Academy workouts postponed

Dear Academy members,

Due to Major League Baseball’s Scouting Bureau High School Showcase on Saturday, February 9th, Academy workouts have been postponed to the following Saturday, February 16th. We look forward to seeing you all here!

-Staff

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