June 2013

17U Team at the USA Baseball Tournament

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Check out a picture of our 17U Junior Olympic team as they pose before today’s practice. The tournament is taking place in Peoria, Arizona, and is set to begin tomorrow morning. Best of luck, guys!



UYA Junior Olympic Teams Head to USA Baseball Tournament

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The UYA Junior Olympic teams are headed to Peoria, Arizona for the USA Baseball Tournament. Below, check out a picture of the teams loading their bus early this morning. We wish them much success!



Compton Little League Closing Day Celebration

Compton Little League Closing Day Celebration

12U Softball Summer Day Camp

Softball Summer League Flyer

Happy Fathers’ Day

On behalf of the MLB Urban Youth Academy, we would like to wish our friends, members and entire families a happy Fathers’ Day!!



By: Karen K. Boyer

He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there…. A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.


Don’t forget to vote for Bludso’s BBQ

Vote for Bludso’s BBQ!

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Craving some Barbeque today? We encourage that you check out Bledso’s Barbeque in the City of Compton. There is no doubt that you will love their supply! After you check them out, nominate them as the best BBQ spot in the community. The businesses, organizations and/or individuals in each category that receive the most nominations may win a trip to the 2013 Ford Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada including a king size room at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, plus a chance to walk the Blue Carpet with celebrity presenters! Voting for each category begins June 3rd. Visit the link below to cast your vote.


Bludso’s Barbeque
811 South Long Beach Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 637-1342


MLB Scouting Bureau Tryout Camp

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau is holding a tryout camp at the Urban Youth Academy this morning. For more information on these camps please visit the folling link:

Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau Tryout Camps

The Academy will be open for workouts this evening as scheduled.


June 2013 Baseball and Softball Schedules

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June 2013 Baseball Schedule

June 2013 Softball Schedule

UYA Represents in First Round of MLB Draft

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Check out this photo of Academy members Dominic Smith (left) and J.P. Crawford (right) posing with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson (center) at yesterday’s MLB First-Year Player Draft. Smith, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, was the 11th overall pick by the New York Mets. Crawford, a left-handed hitting shortstop, was the 16th overall selection by the Philadelphia Phillies. We are very proud of you both and wish you the very best. Congratulations guys!

UYA Boys


Urban Youth Academy’s Impact on Draft Continues

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

In anticipation of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft tomorrow, check out a nice read on Academy members J.P. Crawford and Dominic Smith. Follow the link below to view the article!

Urban Youth Academy’s Impact on Draft Continues