WORKOUTS CANCELLED – Sunday 03/06/2016

Academy Members, Family and Friends,

Due to the extensive amount of rainfall and poor field conditions, ALL WORKOUT ARE CANCELLED for today, Sunday, March 06, 2016.

Thank you!!!

  • Staff

BASEBALL – Information & Instructions for Closed Workout: RSVP Only

About the CLOSED WORKOUT—RSVP ONLY:

Individualized instruction in a small group (5 members MAXIMUM per instructor—NO EXCEPTIONS – Limited Space Available) for 1 Hour Blocks from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in either HittingDefense by Position and/or Pitching Instruction on SELECT MONDAYS ONLY (03/14 & 03/28). One-hour blocks are available for RSVP (2 hours maximum/Duplicate Instruction RSVP NOT Allowed). The CLOSED WORKOUT—RSVP ONLY is available only for the 3 age/grade groups below:

  • Youth
    • Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th (Ages 9 to 11)
  • Intermediate
    • Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Ages 12 to 14)
  • High School
    • Grades 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th (Ages 14 to 18)

How to RSVP:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • RSVP by email ONLY to uyarsvp@mlb.com (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • RSVP Email Subject Line: Closed Workout RSVP
  • Required Email Information: Member’s name, Age/Grade, Group (Youth, Intermediate or High School) and position/instruction (Hitting, Defense or Pitching)
  • RSVP Deadline Information:
    • RSVP will only be accepted Tuesday the week prior to scheduled date and close at 5 p.m. the Friday before scheduled date, unless all blocks are FULL prior to deadline.
      • RSVP Period for Mon 03/14 – Opens on Tue 03/08 & CLOSES at 5 p.m. Fri 03/11
      • RSVP Period for Mon 03/28 – Opens on Tue 03/22 & CLOSES at 5 p.m. Fri 03/25
  • Successful RSVP will receive confirmation via email

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

– Staff

2016 Rod Dedeaux Foundation Scholarship

Academy Members, Families and Friends,

The MLB Urban Youth Academy sincerely appreciates the Rod Dedeaux Foundation’s generosity and commitment to youth baseball and softball in providing a scholarship opportunity exclusive to our Academy members planning to advance their education at a college or university.

If you or your child is graduating from high school in 2016 and interested in applying for the 2016 Rod Dedeaux Foundation Scholarship, please carefully read the information below together with the attached application.

Completed applications should be submitted attention to Rocky Gholson at the MLB Urban Youth Academy , 901 E Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221 via drop off or snail mail. Incomplete, emailed, faxed applications will not be considered.

Thank you and best of luck!

– Academy Staff

2016 ROD DEDEAUX FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
In 2016, the Rod Dedeaux Foundation will award a $5,000.00 college scholarship to one (1) male baseball player and one (1) female softball player. This scholarship is renewable annually provided the winners maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).

  • Application must be postmarked or delivered to MLB UYA by May 1st, 2016

Click Here for Application: 2016 Rod Dedeaux Foundation Application

APPLICANT: Please be sure to fill out each section of the application and attach all requested materials.

Checklist:

  • Listed current UYA City/School you are affiliated with
  • Your Goals and Aspirations essay should be no longer than 500 words and must be enclosed with your application materials. (Include how you would benefit from the scholarship)
  • Please submit your transcript with the application materials
  • Parents’ or guardians’ Financial Data: By their signatures, they also agree to provide proof of income, including copies of income tax returns, if required. Alternatively, you may include a copy of your FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR). If no proof of income is provided, the Financial Data Section must be completed.
  • Sign the Consent, Assignment and Release form (page 4). If you are under 18 years old, the form must have your parent/guardian signature as well.
  • Application materials must be mailed in one packet

Other Notes:

  • Applicants should be available for an interview at the MLB Urban Youth Academy
  • Incomplete, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be considered
  • We suggest that you keep copies of your application materials
  • You will be informed on June 1, 2016 as to whether or not you have received a scholarship
  • Scholarship Awardees will be invited to attend and receive their Award at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Award Dinner on June 30, 2016 at 7:00pm at The Jonathan Club: 545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, 90071

 

About Rod Dedeaux:
Raoul “Rod” Dedeaux, legendary USC and USA Olympic baseball coach, Founder of Japan – USA Baseball series, Father of International Baseball and “Coach of the Century”; Rod loved the taste of victory on the baseball diamond and his tremendous collegiate accomplishments of 11 national titles and 28 conference titles prove just that.

Rod’s most enduring legacy was his ability to use the sport of baseball as a platform to provide a positive, lifelong impact in the lives of thousands of young adults; his heart (and now his foundation) was always focused on mentorship and guidance demonstrated through his tireless coaching to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, a sense of fair play and having a great time.

About the Rod Dedeaux Foundation:
The Rod Dedeaux Foundation was formed to continue Rod’s spirit by supporting youth baseball and softball programs in underserved areas. Currently, inner city organizations are fighting for survival as public funding is drying up, coupled with the game’s waning popularity with children in urban areas. Through the efforts of the Foundation, youth receive more than just uniforms and renovated facilities, they receive a sanctuary from challenging environments and a support system specifically designed to build character and academic support to enable underprivileged youth to achieve their dreams.

 

This Week at the Academy – 03/01 to 03/05

Academy Members, Friends and Family,

See below for workouts and events this week at the Academy.

Thank you,

– Staff

03/01 – TUESDAY

  • 3 p.m. – Mt. San Antonio College vs. ECC Compton Center on Softball Field
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Softball Open Workout: Ages 13 to 18 on Softball Field
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Youth Baseball Open Workout (Grades 3, 4 & 5 – Ages 9 to 11) on Showcase Field

03/02 – WEDNESDAY

  • 3 p.m. – Pasadena City College vs. ECC Compton Center on Softball Field
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Softball Beginner Pitching Instruction for Ages 7 to 12 on Youth Baseball Field
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Softball Fielding Instruction: Ages 7 to 12 on Youth Baseball Field
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Softball Hitting Instruction: Ages 7 to 12 on Youth Baseball Field
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Intermediate Baseball Open Workout (Grades 6, 7 & 8 – Ages 12 to 14) on Showcase Field

03/03 – THURSDAY

  • 3 p.m. – East L.A. College vs. ECC Compton Center on Softball Field
  • 3 p.m. – HS JV Baseball Game: Diego River vs. King Drew on Showcase Field
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Softball Fielding Instruction: Ages 7 to 12 on Youth Baseball Field
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Softball Hitting Instruction: Ages 7 to 12 on Youth Baseball Field
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – High School Baseball Open Workout (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 – Ages 14 to 18) on Showcase Field

03/04 – FRIDAY

  • NO WORKOUTS

003/05 – SATURDAY

  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – T-Ball Open Workout (Grades K, 1st & 2nd – Ages 5 to 8) on Youth Baseball Field
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – High School Baseball Open Workout (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 – Ages 14 to 18) on Auxiliary Field
  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Softball Open Workout: Ages 7 to 12 on Softball Field
  • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Youth School Baseball Open Workout (Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th – Ages 9 to 11) on Youth Baseball Field
  • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Softball Open Workout: Ages 13 to 18 on Softball Field
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Intermediate Baseball Open Workout (Grades 6, 7 & 8 – Ages 12 to 14) on Auxiliary Field

NO WORKOUTS THIS WEEKEND!!! 02/27 & 02/28

Academy Members, Families and Friends,

We regret to inform you that ALL WORKOUTS  scheduled for this weekend are CANCELLED.

Due to unforeseen last-minute scheduling conflicts, lack of field availability and safety concerns, there will be NO WORKOUTS THIS WEEKEND. Our facility not only plays host to El Camino College Compton Center’s Baseball and Softball programs practices and home games but is also the spring training site for the NC Dinos, a professional baseball team in the Korean Baseball Organization, whom under agreement have access to most of our facility during specific times. Marymount California University and Bethesda University play their baseball home games at the Academy also. Prior commitments to facility access, scheduling challenges and safety concerns are the primary reasons for the limited amount of scheduled workouts for Academy members during the month of February.

Saturday 02/27, ECC Compton Center baseball plays host to Saddleback College at 1  p.m. on the Showcase Field.

Regularly scheduled Academy baseball and softball workouts are set to resume in March and more information will be sent out and posted on our blog soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and truly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

Thank you very much!!!

– Staff

March 2016 Baseball and Softball Workout Schedules & Information

Academy Member, Family and Friends,

The workout schedules for March 2016 are now available. Please carefully read to make yourself aware of any changes.

Always check our blog before heading to the Academy to make sure there are no last-minute changes or cancellations of schedules workouts.

We have also extended our office hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Academy office will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. Tuesdays through Fridays, the Academy office hours will remain the same 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SOFTBALL

The Academy softball development program’s workout groups, dates and time remain the same, with the exception of select Saturdays for pitching clinics with Erin Jones-Wesley. Due to increased field availability in March, there are additional workout dates. Please refer to the March 2016 Softball Workout Schedule for more detailed information.

March 2016 Softball Workout Schedule

On the workout schedule, we have listed El Camino College Compton Center softball team’s games. Come out and support ECC Compton Center’s softball program to see what the competition looks like at the community college level.

BASEBALL

The Academy baseball development program’s workout groups, dates and time remain the same. For safety reasons and to keep workouts moving, we thank you in advance that your child ONLY attends workouts that our staff decides is appropriate for them. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

  • T-Ball Open Workouts
    • Grades K, 1st & 2nd (Ages 5 to 8)
    • WEEKENDS ONLY:
      • SATURDAYS 10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
      • SUNDAYS 10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
      • NO WORKOUTS ON SUN 03/27
  • Youth Baseball Open Workouts
    • Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th (Ages 9 to 11)
      • TUESDAYS 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
      • SATURDAYS 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.
      • SUNDAYS 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.
      • NO WORKOUTS ON SUN 03/27
  • Intermediate Baseball Open Workouts
    • Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Ages 12 to 14)
      • WEDNESDAYS 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
      • SATURDAYS 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
      • SUNDAYS 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
      • NO WORKOUTS ON SUN 03/27
  • High School Baseball Open Workouts
    • Grades 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th (Ages 14 to 18)
      • THURSDAYS 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
      • SATURDAYS 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.
      • SUNDAYS 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.
      • NO WORKOUTS ON SUN 03/27

Due to increased field availability in March, there are additional workout dates with the addition of RSVP ONLY Closed Workouts on select Mondays. Please read carefully for additional information and refer to the March 2016 Baseball Workout Schedule for more detailed information.

March 2016 Baseball Workout Schedule

On the workout schedule we have listed various college and high school games to be played at the Academy. El Camino College Compton Center, Marymount California University and Bethesda University are proud to call the Academy their home this year. Come see what the baseball competition looks like at the collegiate level.

CLOSED WORKOUT—RSVP ONLY Information and Instructions: 

CLOSED WORKOUT—RSVP ONLY offers individualized instruction in a small group (5 members MAXIMUM per instructor—NO EXCEPTIONS – Limited Space Available) for 1 Hour Blocks from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in either Hitting, Defense by Position and/or Pitching Instruction on SELECT MONDAYS ONLY (03/14 & 03/28). One-hour blocks are available for RSVP (2 hours maximum/Duplicate Instruction RSVP NOT Allowed). The CLOSED WORKOUT—RSVP ONLY is available only for the 3 age/grade groups below:

  • Youth
    • Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th (Ages 9 to 11)
  • Intermediate
    • Grades 6th, 7th & 8th (Ages 12 to 14)
  • High School
    • Grades 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th (Ages 14 to 18)

How to RSVP: MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • RSVP by email ONLY to uyarsvp@mlb.com (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • RSVP Email Subject Line: Closed Workout RSVP
  • Required Email Information: Member’s name, Age/Grade, Group (Youth, Intermediate or High School) and position/instruction (Hitting, Defense or Pitching)
  • RSVP Deadline Information:
    • RSVP will only be accepted Tuesday the week prior to scheduled date and close at 5 p.m. the Friday before scheduled date, unless all blocks are FULL prior to deadline.
      • For Mon 03/14 – RSVP from Tue 03/08 till 5 p.m. Fri 03/11
      • For Mon 03/28 – RSVP from Tue 03/22 till 5 p.m. Fri 03/25
  • Successful RSVP will receive confirmation via email

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

– Staff

NO WORKOUTS THIS WEEKEND!!! 02/27 & 02/28

Academy Members, Families and Friends,

We regret to inform you that ALL WORKOUTS  scheduled for this weekend are CANCELLED.

Due to unforeseen last-minute scheduling conflicts, lack of field availability and safety concerns, there will be NO WORKOUTS THIS WEEKEND. Our facility not only plays host to El Camino College Compton Center’s Baseball and Softball programs practices and home games but is also the spring training site for the NC Dinos, a professional baseball team in the Korean Baseball Organization, whom under agreement have access to most of our facility during specific times. Marymount California University and Bethesda University play their baseball home games at the Academy also. Prior commitments to facility access, scheduling challenges and safety concerns are the primary reasons for the limited amount of scheduled workouts for Academy members during the month of February.

Saturday 02/27, ECC Compton Center baseball plays host to Saddleback College at 1  p.m. on the Showcase Field.

Regularly scheduled Academy baseball and softball workouts are set to resume in March and more information will be sent out and posted on our blog soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and truly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

Thank you very much!!!

– Staff

NO TUTORING TODAY – 02/18/2016

Academy Members, Parents and Friends,

There will be NO ACADEMIC TUTORING assistance today, Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Please contact Rocky Gholson at (714) 463-0799 with any questions regarding academic/educational assistance and development.

Thank you,

– Staff

NO WORKOUTS TODAY – Thursday 02/18/2016

Academy Members, Parents and Friends,

Due to the extensive rain and current field conditions, there will be NO WORKOUTS TODAY for Thursday, February 18th.

Please refer to our monthly workout schedules for the next available workout and make sure to check back for updates regarding their status.

Thank you,

– Staff

NO WORKOUTS TODAY – Wednesday 02/17/2016

Academy Members, Parents and Friends,

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Baseball and softball workouts have been CANCELLED for today, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 due to weather and field conditions.

Academy members seeking academic assistance are still welcome from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Academy members who were planning to attend today’s workouts are invited to attend workouts tomorrow on Thursday, February 18, 2016 AS LONG AS HEAVY RAINS DO NOT CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. Please check our blog or feel free to contact us before heading to the Academy. We will make an announcement regarding the status of workouts for tomorrow on our blog http://mlburbanyouthacademy.mlblogs.com/ no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Thank you very much!!!

  • Staff
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