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Because of field maintenance, both
the Show and Aux fields will be closed this Sunday and Monday, July 18 and 19.
Consequently, there will not be any events on these fields on those

Compton Little League Opening Day!

Opening Ceremony Flyer.JPG

3rd Annual Urban Invitational Tournament

Over the weekend the Academy was pleased to host the 3rd Annual Urban
Invitational Tournament, which showcased Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU’s.) We would like to thank everyone who participated
for making the event such a tremendous success!

Below are a few
pictures of the highlights of the weekend. Enjoy!


Compton High School Marching Band

DSC_5353.JPGStudents attending the College Fair

DSC_5346.JPGAcademy Director Darrell Miller, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and MLB Executive VP of Baseball Operations Jimmie Lee Solomon

DSC_5434.JPGRod Carew, Don Newcombe and Frank Robinson throwing out the first pitch for Game 1 on Saturday

DSC_5556.JPGBethune-Cookman University’s Marching Band

DSC_5510.JPGHarold Reynolds and Victor Rojas calling the action for the MLB Network

DSC_5689.JPGThe Southern and Bethune-Cookman teams take time to pose for a picture

We look forward to seeing you all here again for the 2011 Urban Invitational!

Saturday and Sunday Urban Youth Academy Schedule

Hello again from the Urban Youth Academy

To help inform everyone about the workouts and games this weekend, here is a run-down about what we have taking place this weekend:


JR RBI Workouts from 10AM to 12PM this Saturday April 4,
2009, this is for all kids who have registered for the JR RBI program only. 

All sign
ups for the JR RBI are now closed.



JR RBI Games

Date: Sunday April 5, 2009

Time: 1pm-6pm

Please see academy blog 
for game schedule.



College Workshop on April 5, 2009

Time: 10AM-12PM

Place: Compton
College Student Lounge

From 12pm to 2PM we have an open workout

Attendance to the College Workshop is
mandatory for all those who want to participate in the open workout after.

You also have to be a registered member
of the Academy to participate in these workouts.  NO
EXCEPTIONS!   Your paperwork has to be current and on file at the

If you haven’t already, please sign-up for Academy updates via email by subscribing below!

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Compton Little League Workouts This Week

These workouts are for Compton residents who are signed up for the Compton Little League only.  For more information on Compton Little League please visit:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
ages 10-14 years old.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kelvin Delgado at


Open Workouts


The Urban
Youth Academy
will be hosting open workouts for all registered
Academy ballplayers on Sundays from 10am-12n.

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Kenny Lofton Visits the Academy!

Kenny Lofton visited the Urban Youth Academy on Sunday, March 15th, 2009 to talk to our kids about baseball, life, and education. 

Mr. Lofton, a graduate of the University of Arizona, truly represents what it means to be a student athlete.  Mr. Lofton never lost sight of what it meant to graduate college and made sure that no matter happened, he finished his degree.  That was the message he imparted to all the young baseball and softball players that were in attendance.  He also talked baseball shop, giving pointers and tips on baseball stealing, hitting, and how to approach big games. 

To read more about Kenny Lofton, please visit:

Here are some pictures from his talk!
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Compton Little League Workouts Today and Tomorrow

Compton Little League has announced two additional workouts this week.

Today, Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 from 5pm to 6pm. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 4:30pm-5:30pm

These workouts are only for ages 10-14 at this time. 

Please check with Coach Delgado for more details at

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Draft Report: Welcome back | News

Good Monday Morning!

The baseball draft season is in full swing as Jonathan Mayor at picks some the top baseball talented projected to be in the 2009 June Draft.  As he notes, five of the eight reports on players come from the February Urban Youth Academy Draft Showcase. 

It was a pretty spectacular scene on that rainy February morning.  The rain subsided in the early afternoon and the Academy staff did a fantastic job prepping the field. 

So, if you want to know who those players were, please check out Jonathan’s blog here!

Enjoy your week!

– Darren

Jackie Robinson Day

The youth from the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA were invited on Saturday to attend a very special celebration at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium.  Saturday would have been Jackie Robinson’s 90th Birthday and to help celebrate this special day, the staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers went above and beyond to host a spectacular event that all the kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

They were treated to classic Dodger Stadium fair including Dodger dogs, hamburgers, CrackerJacks and more desserts than one child could eat in a lifetime, but we all tried!

At the celebration was former teammate and roommate of Jackie Robinson, Hall of Famer Don Newcombe, Former Dodger great Tommy Davis, and Former Dodger great Sweet Lou Johnson.  Hosting the event was Dr. Charles Steinberg of the Los Angeles Dodgers who stressed that no matter who you are or where you come from, if you work hard and dedicate yourselves, you can do anything in the world. Here at the Urban Youth Academy, we live by that idea everyday and strive to give the youth here the confidence to go out there and pursue their dreams.

To read more about event please visit: Jackie Robinson Day
& to see a video about the event, please visit: Jackie Robinson Day Video.

Now, please enjoy some snapshots of the day’s events.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

CORRECTION: Dr. Martin Workshop For Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Hello again from the Urban Youth Academy! 

As we gear up for the new year, we will continue our emphasis on education by hosting another series of Dr. Martin Educational Workshops. 

The dates for this spring are as follows:

Sunday, January 25th, 2009 10am-12n – For students
Sunday, February 15th, 2009: 10am-12n – For students
Sunday, March 15th, 2009: For parents and students
Sunday, April 5th, 2009:  For parents and students
Sunday, May 17th, 2009: For parents and students

For this upcoming workshop please review the attached flier.
College Workshop Jan 2009 Flier.pdf 
College Workshop Flier - Jan 2008.JPG