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,


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 no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Thank you very much!!!

  • Staff

Baseball Reminder: NO WORKOUTS This Weekend

Academy Members,

Reminder – there are NO WORKOUTS for baseball this weekend.

Thank you,

– Staff

BASEBALL – Special Opportunity For Academy Members Serious About Playing At The Next Level

Academy Members –


Tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th, we’re hosting an event in association with the MLB Scouting Bureau featuring some of the top talent in Southern California. Reserved seating area for Academy members are in the bleachers just beyond the 3B dugout. If you’re a scout team player or curious about what it takes to play at higher levels of play, it’s encouraged you attend. Scouts from various teams will visit this section and made available for questions about what they look for and how they can help you advance to higher levels of play. If you’re a serious player, this is a great opportunity for you to get first hand information from experienced professionals.

ACADEMY MEMBERS/PLAYERS ONLY PLEASE – Parents will not be allowed to sit in the Reserved Seating Area

The workout begins at 10:30 a.m. with BP. The game begins at 1 p.m. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to find out what it takes to advance in the game. First come first served…once the section is full, no one will be allowed unless someone leaves. There’s room for approximately 75 players.

Thank you!!!

– Staff


Attention All Academy Softball Members

Sign up for a pitching clinic with former Cal State Long Beach stand out pitcher Erin- Jones Wesley!

The clinic is Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the softball field.

RSVP to with the member’s first/last name and age.

The first 20 members will be accepted.

We also ask members to bring a catcher if possible so the clinic will run as efficient as possible.

The catcher can be another Urban Youth Academy member or a parent.

Membership forms must be completed and waivers signed to participate as a catcher.

Lastly, please check our blog and monthly softball schedule regularly for future pitching clinics.


– Staff

February 2016 Baseball and Softball Workout Schedules

Academy Members and Friends,

The February 2016 workout schedules for baseball and softball are now available.

Click on the links to view the February 2016 Baseball Workout Schedule or February 2016 Softball Workout Schedule.

There is now one schedule for baseball workouts and one schedule for softball workouts.

Please review them carefully as there are many changes and multiple dates with NO WORKOUTS.

Together with our scheduled baseball and softball workouts, the Academy is home field for ECC Compton Center Baseball and Softball, Bethesda University Baseball and Marymount California University Baseball. Along with other events we facilitate, our facility is host to the NC Dinos, a Korean professional team, for part of their spring training.

Always be sure to check the workout schedule and Academy Blog at before you plan on coming to the Academy to make sure there is an appropriate workout to attend.

BASEBALL Workout Changes:

The structure and content of our development and instruction will be more uniform and consistent in all age groups, to create a smoother transition and understanding of fundamentals for all members as they grow here at the Academy.

In an effort to simplify things, the baseball workout schedule is now a 2-sided single sheet with an overview on one side and a calendar view on the other.

The Little League field will now be referred to as the YOUTH BASEBALL FIELD.

Dates and times of workouts and age groups have changed.

Four different age (academic grade level) groups have been created together with a new workout schedule for participation.

  • T-Ball – Grades K, 1st & 2nd (Ages 5 to 8)
  • 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)

Please refer to the schedule for workout times for each group.

 We ask that you or your child only attend workouts scheduled for their specific group. Only members selected by Academy Instructional Staff will be invited to participate in more advanced workouts. For safety reasons, your child may not be allowed to participate if they attend a workout not intended for their grade level/age group.

RSVP workouts have been discontinued.

Position specific workouts, including pitching and catching instruction, will be integrated within the schedule open workouts.


Please refer to the attached Softball Workout Schedule as there are many dates with NO WORKOUTS.


REMINDER: Always be sure to check the workout schedule and Academy Blog at before you plan on coming to the Academy. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you very much!!!

  • Academy Staff


Academy Members and Friends,

Due to the current weather forecast for SUNDAY, January 31st, the Academy has decided to CANCEL workouts for the day.
We apologize for any inconvenience and please be mindful of current baseball and softball schedule changes for the month of February.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
-Academy Staff 

No Workouts Sunday, January 31st

Good Afternoon Academy Members and Friends,

Due to the current weather forecast for tomorrow (SUNDAY, January 31st), the Academy has decided to CANCEL workouts for the day. 
We apologize for any inconvenience and please be mindful of current baseball and softball schedule changes for the month of February. 
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
-Academy Staff 


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