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The Cold is Here!

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Winter is quickly approaching and cooler weather is here. Please do not forget to bring a jacket or wear an extra layer when visiting the Academy. We would like for our members to stay warm and healthy.

Bundle up!


New Policy – RSVP for Workouts

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The Academy is implementing a new RSVP system which requires that all members make a reservation to participate in our workouts. A reservation email will be sent out every Tuesday that will allow members to reserve a place in the following week’s workouts. Reservations will not be accepted any later than the following Thursday at 3 p.m. For example, an email will be sent to Academy members Tuesday, November 25th requesting reservations for the week of December 2 – December 6. Reservations made any later than Thursday, November 27 at 3 p.m. will not be accepted.

Please call (310) 763-3479 with any questions that you may have.


Turkey Giveaway

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

On Monday, November 24th, the Academy will host a turkey giveaway organized by the office of Assemblymember Isadore Hall III of the 64th Assembly District. Academy staff, members, and other volunteers will help distribute 10,000 turkeys to residents of Compton, North Long Beach, Paramount, and South Los Angeles. The event is open to all and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please follow the link below for more information.

Turkey Giveaway Flyer

Hope to see you there!


No Workouts November 26 – November 28, 2014

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

There will no workouts Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28, 2014. Workouts will resume Saturday, November 29th.

Please call the Academy front office staff if you have any questions.


No Workouts – Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Due to the rain, there will be no workouts today. Please check your email and the Academy blog for continued updates. Thank you.


2014 Academy Toy Drive

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Beginning November 1st, the Academy will be accepting toy donations for the holiday season. The Academy asks that the toy be new, wrapped, and of $10 value or greater.

The donation bin will be located in the Academy front office. Donations will be accepted November 1st – December 19th and delivered to those in need on December 20th.

Thank you!


Academy Members Honored at World Series

Check out the link below to watch as Academy members were honored before last night’s World Series game!

Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academies recognized before last night’s World Series game

Support the Urban Youth Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Dine at Wingstop at the Compton Towne Center on October 23rd through October 25th and help support the Academy. Present the flyer below between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the Academy!

Please call us with any questions. Hope to see you and your family there!

Wingstop Flyer



2014 Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational

Greetings everyone!

We would like to invite you to attend this year’s annual Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational to be held on November 10th at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Attendees will enjoy 18 holes of golf and dinner alongside current or former professional athletes including several Hall of Famers, as well as Hollywood stars.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity, that operates the MLB Urban Youth Academies. Operating facilities are located in Compton, Cincinnati, Houston, and New Orleans. The Academies offer year-round baseball and softball instruction, educational assistance, gang resistance, mentoring, and career path assistance to the youth of our communities. All programs are free of charge to willing and interested youth.

Founded in 2006, the Compton MLB Urban Youth Academy has seen nearly 300 alumni go on to play collegiately, nearly 100 players drafted, and seven players fulfill the ultimate dream of reaching the Major Leagues. In 2014 alone, we saw over 2,000 youth register as members of the Compton UYA.

You can help support the Compton facility and programs by joining us on November 10th. This event will surely be a Hall of Fame experience for all with the hopes of helping future generations reach Cooperstown or their own chosen path of professional success.

Please see the below documents containing participation and sponsorship information. Please contact the Academy front office staff with any questions or to gain additional information, at (310) 763-3479. We hope you will join us and would appreciate any means of support.


2014 Robinson Celebrity Invitational Save The Date

2014 Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational Brochure

Urban Youth Academy Policies

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

As of October 1st, the Academy staff will be strictly enforcing the following policies.

No Urban Youth Academy shirt, no practice. Academy shirts need to be worn by members at all times when participating in Academy workouts and events. Academy t-shirts and hats can be purchased in the front office for $20 each.

Members who are late to workouts will be dealt with accordingly based on the coach’s discretion. This may include, but is not limited to, running laps and/or not participating in the ongoing workout.

Please feel free to contact the Academy front office staff with any questions or concerns you may have.

Have an outstanding weekend.



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