Results tagged ‘ Updates ’

Japan vs USA Tournaments 09-01-07 to 09-03-07

The Weekly Japanese Newspaper, U.S. Front Line, wrote a story about the Japan vs USA Tournament that took place here at the Urban Youth Academy on September 01, 2007-September 03, 2007. For those of you who can read Japanese, enjoy the article, for those who can’t, enjoy the pictures :) . We would like to extend a gracious thank you to Ms. Mirei Sato, Staff Writer for the U.S. Front Line Newspaper for writing the article. (please click on article to view larger)

 

Our next Japan vs USA Tournament will take place in December of 2007

Here is the

Schedule:

First game: December 28th, 2007 Game Starts @ 1:00 PM

Second Game: December 29th, 2007 Game Starts @ 1:00 PM

Third Game (Double header) December 30, 2007 First Game Starts @ 12:00 Noon

A very proud moment for the Academy-November 14, 2007–PART II

Newspaper Article in the Press-Telegram About The Letter of Intent Signing at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. There are some misspelling errors in the article, but below are the correct names of the players. (Please click to enlarge):

AREA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS WHO HAVE TRAINED AT MLB URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY TO SIGN COLLEGE LETTERS OF INTENT WHAT:

Seven Southern California area high school players who have trained at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy will sign college letters of intent Wednesday with their respective schools. Name, High School, Hometown, College

Anthony Gose – Bellflower High School – Bellflower – Arizona

Jamaal Grimes – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ray Hanson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Kyle Higashioka – Edison High School – Huntington Beach – UC Berkeley

Jordan Hinshaw – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ricky Oropesa – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga – USC

Zach Wilson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Matt Akiyama- Bishop Montgomery-Torrance-Cal State University Bakersfield U

A Very Proud Moment for the Urban Youth Academy–November 14, 2007

AREA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS WHO HAVE TRAINED AT MLB URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY TO SIGN COLLEGE LETTERS OF INTENT:

Seven Southern California area high school players who have trained at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy will sign college letters of intent Wednesday with their respective schools.

Name, High School, Hometown, College

Anthony Gose – Bellflower High School – Bellflower – Arizona

Jamaal Grimes – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ray Hanson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Kyle Higashioka – Edison High School – Huntington Beach – UC Berkeley

Jordan Hinshaw – Polytechnic High School – Long Beach – Cal Poly Pomona

Ricky Oropesa – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga – USC

Zach Wilson – Wilson High School – Long Beach – Arizona State

Matt Akiyama- Bishop Montgomery-Torrance-Cal State University Bakersfield U

WHERE: Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy El Camino College, Compton Center 901 East Artesia Blvd. Compton, Calif. 90221 310-763-3479

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m.

For additional information about the Academy or upcoming clinics and seminars, please call the hotline at (310) 763-3479, or visit http://www.youthbaseballacademy.com/

(a special thanks to Ben Platt from MLB.COM for 2 of the pictures)

(left to right): Ray Hanson, Zach Wilson, Ricky Oropesa, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose, Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw (click on pictures to enlarge)

  (left to right): Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw, Ray Hanson, Ricky Oropesa, Zach Wilson, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose

  (left to right): Kenny Landreaux; Academy Instructor, Jamaal Grimes, Jordan Hinshaw, Ray Hanson, Ricky Oropesa, Doug Takaragawa; Academy Coordinator/Scouting, Zach Wilson, Kyle Higashioka, Anthony Gose, Darrell Miller, Academy Director

  Zach Wilson Ricky Oropesa Ray Hanson Matt Akiyama Kyle Higashioka Jordan Hinshaw Jamaal Grimes Anthony Gose

Practice has been cancelled for November 02, 2007

Hello Everyone

All Practice has been cancelled for tomorrow Friday November 02, 2007

Tomorrow was supposed to have been the last day of practice for the Fall Instructional Program, but we had to change it to today.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Remember, I will send out the dates for the Winter Instructional soon. For those who signed up for the Fall Instructional and are already in the program, remember that all you have to do is either call or email me and let me know that your kid/kids are coming back to the program.

If you son/daughter has not received their Academy ID cards, you can come in during office hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM after November 12, 2007 and I will make them or you can make and appt with me.

Thank you everyone!! I really enjoyed having the kids around this session.

Z.

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining this worthy cause, please let me know. All funding goes to the MLB Urban Youth Academy to keep our baseball/softball and other sports and educational programs going year round. (Please click on the images to make them larger) Where and when:

Sponsorship levels and Reservation form:

If you have any questions about the Golf Tournament, please give me a call.

Z.

Practice has been cancelled for Friday October 26, 2007

Sorry folks, practice has been cancelled again. The air quality is still very poor in the area.

Thank you

Z.

Fall Instructional League Sept 2007-Nov 2007

The Last Day of the Fall Instructional League is November 2, 2007. Not this week like it was posted somewhere else. Sorry for the error.

Z.

All Practice has been Cancelled for Thursday October 25, 2007

The Air Quality in the area is still extremely poor. All Practice has been cancelled.

Call me if you have any questions.

Z.

All Practice Has been Cancelled for Tuesday 10-23-2007

Hello Everyone

As of 2:00 PM today, we are cancelling all practice here at the Academy.

The air quality is very bad because of the fires and we do not want to put our kids at risk. Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact me.

Check Air Quality Here: http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.showlocal&CityID=128

Z.

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