March 2013

Mental Toughness Sessions

Dear Academy members,

Mental toughness sessions are back this April! The sessions will help players identify their personal issues that may negatively affect their performance. Various strategies will be taught to help players overcome these issues.

The sessions will be led by Academy pitching coach, Coach Frost. Please see the April baseball schedule for session days and times. The sessions are open for both baseball and softball players of all ages. If you have any questions, please contact him directly at

All the best for now,


April 2013 Baseball and Softball Schedules

April 2013 Baseball Schedule

April 2013 Softball Schedule

Closed Easter Sunday

Dear Academy members,

We will be closed this Sunday, March 31st for the Easter holiday. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

All the best!


4th annual Dennis Gilbert Spring Baseball Classic

Twenty Los Angeles high school baseball teams will participate in the 4th annual Dennis Gilbert Spring
Baseball Classic, March 21-30, at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton and various school fields.

The Tournament Schedule:

Thurday, March 21

Dorsey vs. Gardena at Roybal, 3 p.m.
South Gate vs. SOCES at Roybal, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 22

SOCES vs. Sylmar at Sylmar, 3 p.m.
South Gate vs. Hollywood at Roybal, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 23

Sylmar vs. South Gate at Hamilton, Noon
Hamilton vs. Sotomayor at Hamilton, 3 p.m.
University vs. Dorsey at Roybal, TBD
Venice vs. Roybal at Roybal, 3 p.m.
Monroe vs. Jefferson at UYA#1, 9 a.m.
South East vs. King-Drew at UYA#1, 11:45 a.m.
Maywood vs. Eagle Rock at UYA#1, 3:15 p.m.
Fremont vs. Fulton Prep at UYA#2, 12:15 p.m.
Wilson vs. University at UYA#2, 3:30

Monday, March 25

Hamilton vs. Jefferson at Hamilton, Noon
Eagle Rock vs. Fulton Prep at Hamilton, 3 p.m.
Wilson vs. Gardena at Roybal, 2:30 p.m.
South East vs. Roybal at Roybal, 6 p.m.
University vs. Dorsey at UYA#1, 9:30 a.m.
Maywood vs. Fremont at UYA#1, 12:15 p.m.
Venice vs. King-Drew at UYA#1, 3:30
Hollywood vs. Sylmar at Monroe, 10 a.m.
Monroe vs. Sotomayor at Monroe, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26

SOCES vs. Hollywood at Hamilton, 10 a.m.
Hamilton vs. Monroe at Hamilton, 1 p.m.
Dorsey vs. Wilson at Roybal, Noon
King-Drew vs. Roybal at Roybal, 3 p.m.
Maywood vs. Fulton Prep at UYA#1, 9:30 a.m.
Gardena vs. University at UYA #1, 12:15 p.m.
Fremont vs. Eagle Rock at UYA#1, 3:30 p.m.
Jeferson vs. Sotomayor at Venice, 3 p.m.
South East vs. Venice at Venice, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Quarterfinals and Consolation games
Hamilton 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Roybal, Noon and 3 p.m.
Sylmar, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
UYA#1, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
UYA#2, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Friday, March 29

Semifinals at MLB UYA#1, 10:30 a.m. and #2, 10 a.m.

Saturday, March 30

Championship game and all-star presentation at Southwest College, Dennis Gilbert Field, Noon

Look who is representing the Academies!

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper from the Washington Nationals

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Tonight’s Pitching Lessons

Dear Academy members,

Please be advised that tonight’s pitching lessons will begin at 7 p.m.

Please contact the Academy office with any questions, at (310) 763-3479.

Have a wonderful day!


Academy Parking

Dear Academy members,

Please be advised that due to construction at Compton College our parking lot is unavailable. All Academy members/visitors are asked to park at the college and purchase a parking pass.

Please contact us with any questions. Thank you.


No Workouts Today

Dear Academy members,

Today’s workouts have been cancelled due to rain. Workouts for the weekend are tentative pending field conditions. Please contact the Academy with any questions.

Have a great day and stay warm!


Educational Development

Dear Academy members,

Do you need help with your homework? Do you need to take the SAT’s but don’t know where to start? Well stress no longer!

We offer educational instruction every Tuesday-Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Our educational staff wants to see you succeed and is more than willing to assist you in meeting your goals!

For more information please contact the Academy at (310) 763-3479.


Academy Update

Dear Academy members,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! As usual, we have a lot of baseball being played at the Academy today.

As an update, the Compton College baseball team will be playing East Los Angeles College today on our showcase field, with the first pitch slated for 2 p.m. As usual, workouts for those ages 13-18 will be this evening from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Please contact the Academy if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you!

Have a great day!