Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Did you know pitcher Jim Abbott was born without a right hand and had a 10-season baseball career, including throwing a no-hitter for the New York Yankees vs. Cleveland in 1993. Anything is possible ladies and gentlemen.

Baseball’s workout for ages 13 to 18 takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Today’s softball workout for ages 13 and older begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Stay positive!

-Staff

February 2015 Baseball and Softball Schedules

Good afternoon,

We hope all is well. The February 2015 baseball and softball schedules can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Please note the following changes.

Beginning February 5, 2015:

  • Baseball and softball catcher instruction for all ages will take place on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Baseball pitcher instruction for all ages will be held on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Baseball and softball catcher instruction for ages 13 to 18 will take place on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Baseball pitcher instruction for ages 13 to 18 will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Ages seven to twelve may participate in baseball and softball catcher instruction on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Baseball players ages seven to twelve may participate in pitcher instruction on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • Baseball fundamentals for ages 13 to 18 on Saturday mornings will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
  • Softball advanced pitcher instruction will take place on Sundays. Ages seven to twelve will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by ages 13 to 18 at 12 p.m.

February 2015 Baseball Schedule

February 2015 Softball Schedule

Please call the Academy front office staff at (310) 763-3479 if you have any questions.

-Staff

Saturday’s Lineup

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The baseball workout for ages seven and eight begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Ages nine and twelve workout from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Baseball fundamentals for ages 13 to 18 takes place from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.

Today’s softball workout for ages 12 and under commences at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Ladies ages 13 and older will workout from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Advanced pitching for ages 12 and under begins at 2 p.m. followed by advanced pitching for ages 13 and older at 2:30 p.m.

Have a great day!

-Staff

Thursday’s Agenda

Good morning Academy Members and Friends,

Today’s baseball workout for ages 13 and older begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Pitcher instruction for all ages begins at 4:30 p.m.

Softball’s ages 13 and older beginner pitcher instruction takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workout for ages 13 and older commences at 3:30 p.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

Catcher instruction for all ages, for both baseball and softball, begins at 3:30 p.m.

On this day in 1967, Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee.

Finish the week off strong!

-Staff

iUrban Teen STEM Summit

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing STEM+Arts (science, technology, engineering, math, and arts)  education to youth of color ages 13 to 18. Through interactive summits, STEM industry tours, and on-going specialized trainings, iUrban youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of STEM+Arts careers.

iUrban Teen is hosting a STEM summit Saturday, January 31st at California State University, Dominguez Hills. The event is free, with snacks and lunch provided. Please see the link below for more information.

iUrban Teen STEM Summit

-Staff

 

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Today’s baseball workout for ages seven to nine takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workout for ages ten to twelve follows beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

The ages 12 and under softball workout begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Happy birthday to Concordia University Irvine’s head softball coach Crystal Rosenthal. Rosenthal was voted 2011 GSAC Coach of the Year and led the Eagles to a NAIA championship in 2013. Although she no longer is a player, she has found a way to keep the game a part of her life. There are many opportunities outside of the field that can keep you involved in the game you love.

-Staff

Baseball Fields for Rent

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

West Torrance Little League has new baseball fields for rent. The fields are a great place to host practice and tournaments. Please see the link below for more information.

West Torrance Little League Fields for Rent

-Staff

Tuesday’s Lineup

Good morning Academy Members and Friends,

Did you know that Major League Baseball teams will use about 100 or more baseballs per game? The lifespan of a baseball is just a few pitches!

The baseball workout for ages 13 to 18 begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Today’s softball workout for ages 13 to 18 takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Academy staff encourages all of its members and friends to support the El Camino College Compton Center Tartars in their home opener today at 2 p.m. The Tartars kick off the season against Santa Ana Community College. Good luck today gentlemen!

Have a great day!

-Staff

Saturday Agenda

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The baseball workout for ages seven and eight begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Ages nine and twelve workout from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Baseball fundamentals for ages 13 to 18 takes place from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.

Today’s softball workout for ages 12 and under commences at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Ladies ages 13 and older will workout from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Advanced pitching for ages 12 and under begins at 2 p.m. followed by advanced pitching for ages 13 and older at 2:30 p.m.

Members, let us take a moment to remember the life of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. Banks played 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959. He retired after the  1971 season with 512 career home runs.

-Staff

Today’s Activities

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Today’s baseball workout for ages 13 and older begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Pitcher instruction for all ages begins at 4:30 p.m.

Softball’s ages 13 and older beginner pitcher instruction takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workout for ages 13 and older commences at 3:30 p.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

Catcher instruction for all ages, for both baseball and softball, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Did you know 21 million hotdogs are sold each year at baseball games? That is enough to round the bases 29, 691 times!

-Staff

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