Results tagged ‘ Events ’

Rod Carew Visits the Academy July 21, 2008

To start off the Breakthrough Series of Tournaments this week, the players were treated to a Training Session by Mr. Rod Carew. Mr. Carew is a frequent visitor to the Academy.

You can read about Mr. Carew’s career  HERE


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Release/Waiver Form For Angels CLinic 07/22/08

This is the form you need to complete for the Angels’ Clinic on Tuesday July 22nd, 2008.

Registration Begins at 9:00 AM and Ends at 9:50 AM.  You can bring your completed release/waiver form or you can fill it out when you get here.


If you have any questions, let me know.


Last Day of Summer Camps 12-15 Age Group 07/11/08

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Golf/Baseball/Softball/Soccer Clinic Field Trip 08-02-08


We have an upcoming field trip to the Tiger Woods Learning Center (click on link for information about the Center) on August 02, 2008. 

Here is the Agenda for the day:

9:00 AM-9:15 AM ——–Orientation

9:30 AM-11:30 AM ——-Clinic

11:30 AM-12:00 PM —–Wrap Up

12:00 PM – 12:45 ———Lunch

1:00 PM ——-We Depart from Facility

The buses will be leaving the Academy promptly at 8:15 AM to the Tiger Woods Learning Center, if you sign up your child for this event, you have to be here on time and be able to attend.

Kids between the ages 9 to 14 are invited to attend.  Parents can also attend.  Parents and observers will the Lounge/Patio areas to stay and observe activities.

Registration for this event will start soon. 


Academy Current/Upcoming Events

  • June                                                    California Collegiate League


    • June 15 – August 1                              Concurrent Enrollment Program

      • July 21 – 25                                          Breakthrough Series

      (Read about the Breakthrough  SeriesHERE   )                                                                                                     

      • July                                                      Hall of Fame Camp for US Marshalls

      • August 06-22                                      RBI World Series 

                                                                      (Read about it HERE )


      • August 15 – 28                                     MLB High School Team Trip to Japan

        • August 29 – September 2                    14 and Under USA Baseball Tournament

          • November 7-                                        3rd Annual MLB UYA Golf Tournament 

          Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry

          • November 9 – 16                                 MLB Umpire Camps

            Summer Camps 12-15 Age Group Last Day 07/11/08

            The last day for the camps for the 12-15 year olds will be tomorrow. We would like to thank all the kids involved with the program. I hope you all had a fantastic time!

            A special thank you goes out to Coach Terry Johnson, Executive Director, Field of Dreams Academy in Atlanta, Georgia and his staff, Assistant Coach Bernardo Baker, Kim & Yulonda for joining us for this week. Coach Johnson told me that kids are having a great time.

            Field of Dreams Academy Members and MLB UYA Staff

            Thumbnail image for Copy of CIMG0159.JPG(Left to right) Coach Terry Johnson, Darrell Miller, Doug Takaragawa, Kenny Landreaux, Carl Nichols, Bernardo Baker & Kids.


            Angels Clinic July 22, 2008

            MemCare Youth Clinic.pdf


            Read about our upcoming Clinic. 


            Anthony Gose, Signs contract with Philadelphia Phillies At The Urban Youth Academy

            Friday June 20, 2008 Anthony Gose’s dream became reality on Friday afternoon, when he signed his first professional baseball contract.

            Taken in the second round (51st overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft by the Phillies, and signing his contract at the Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy.

            “It’s a great feeling,” Gose said. “It’s pretty hard to explain, but I am ready to get started with my baseball career.”

            Anthony has worked as a Junior Coach for the Urban Youth Academy for over a year.  We are very happy for him. He is a wonderful coach and we are sure he is going to be a wonderful Major League Player!!

            Good Luck Anthony!!!



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            Gose and family.jpgAnthony (center) with family during the questions part of the media conference

            Last Day of Spring Instruction June 10, 2008

            These are some of the pictures we took during the last day of work out on Tuesday June 10, 2008. The Players were asked to return on Thursday June 12, 2008, for their Participation Certificates, to receive some awards and join the Academy Staff for a pizza party.
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            GROUP PICTURE

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            Tiger Woods Learning Center Field Trip–June 07, 2008 Part II

            THE URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY KIDS ALONG WITH OTHER KIDS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS who were invited for this event, learned about the programs the Tiger Woods Learning Center offers along with all the requirements needed to attend the Facility:

            Read about it HERE 

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             This is Mr. Walters Bio 

            (You are going to love the message he wants convey to everyone, esp. kids) If there is something you really want to do – no matter how impossible it may seem – with enough hard work and perseverance you can do it,” says Dennis Walters.

             He should know. Dennis is the only person paralyzed below the waist who earns a living as a professional golfer. Back in the 1970’s, Dennis was fresh out of North Texas State University, which he attended on a golf scholarship. During his senior year, he led the school to its fourth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference golf championship. That same year, Dennis was runner-up in the prestigious Tucker Intercollegiate Golf Tourney, and finished 11 th in the United States Golf Association Amateur Championship. Dennis’ goal was to become a PGA touring professional.

            From all appearances, he was well on his way. To sharpen his skills, Dennis spent 1973 competing on the South African tour and in mini-tour events in the U.S. Shortly before the 1974 Tour Quality Event, Dennis went home to Neptune, New Jersey, for a visit and to play a few friendly rounds of golf. On July 21, 1974, he was riding a golf cart down a steep hill on a course near his house when the brakes failed.

            Dennis was thrown from the cart and suffered severe spinal cord damage. After five months of rehabilitation, Dennis went home. Immediately, he began searching for ways to make playing golf practical. He tried hitting the ball from his wheelchair, but found it to be unsatisfactory. He had trouble wheeling the chair around the course and could not venture onto the greens or into bunkers. Then one day he was struck with an idea. “Why not mount a swivel seat on a golf cart?” Working with his father and a couple of friends, Dennis fashioned a seat that would swing away 90 degrees from a golf cart.

            Thanks to his design, Dennis can now get around the golf course and swing a club about as well as the next guy. “I had to experiment and modify my techniques,” says Dennis. “I basically tried to work on things I could do and not worry about the things I couldn’t.” The Dennis Walters Golf Show is a one hour combination of golf mastery and human inspiration. It is great golf, great fun, and a great message. The show is also about dreams. My dream was always to be a golfer.

            I had an accident 25 years ago that left me paralyzed from the waist down and it was looking pretty bleak for my dream. I found there were a lot of things I couldn’t do, but there was no way I was giving up playing golf. I use my own experience to encourage all to reach for their dreams. My message is that with hard work and perseverance, you can achieve success at almost anything