Major League Baseball (MLB) Urban Youth Academy
The Major League Baseball (MLB) Urban Youth Academy, established in 2006, is a 10-acre complex on the grounds of the Compton Community College District. The Academy, a nonprofit organization, partners with the surrounding school districts, community colleges, universities and youth organizations to provide educational programs and classes in athletic turf maintenance, statistics, umpiring, athletic training, journalism and broadcasting. Additionally, tutoring and counseling is provided for the purpose of academic and personal development. The Academy in Compton was the first facility of its kind founded by MLB.
The Academy is staffed by former major and minor league players, instructors, collegiate coaches, scouts and certified athletic trainers, and has two major league dimensioned fields consisting of one Show Field with lights along with one auxiliary field. The Academy facility features batting cages and pitching mounds and a state of the art Clubhouse, to facilitate baseball training at the highest possible level. The Academy also has two youth fields to facilitate youth baseball and girl's softball.
For more information, go to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/urban_youth_compton.jsp