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Effective as of Friday, March 13, 2020, the Major League Baseball Compton Youth Academy will be CLOSED and ALL operations will be suspended until further notice. The Academy office will also be CLOSED.

We will update everyone via email with additional information as it becomes available, regarding specific dates and times the MLB Compton Youth Academy will resume normal operations. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

FEB 2021

The Academy staff, Darrell, Marisa, Kenny (KT), Eliza, Shayna, Rocky and Yano, would like to thank all of you for your continued patience and understanding, as we remain closed to in-person activities for the health and safety of our Academy members, families, and staff. We truly appreciate seeing all who participate in our virtual online sessions.

Each and every one of us, you and/or your child(ren), have experienced so much uncertainty with the so many changes going on, not only in the world around us, but more importantly in our own lives, families, homes and schools. As we all strive do our best to recognize and overcome the challenges in our lives, it's a good reminder that not everyone will feel, react, or understand things the same way as you. Our individual thoughts, feelings and emotions are all unique to us. We believe having an opportunity to share and express ourselves is healthy, both mentally and physically. We hope that all of you have the opportunity to communicate with someone (a parent, family member, friend, teacher, school counselor etc.) to share not only the good times, but the tough times also.

The Academy staff wants you to know that you, and especially your child(ren), are not alone. We are here both individually and as a team, to listen and be a support system for you. If your child needs support or simply someone who will listen and/or talk to, whether it's a phone call or a zoom call, we're here for you. Feel free to reach out to us by clicking on any of our names below so we can set up an appointment or CLICK HERE TO SEND ALL OF US A MESSAGE.

Darrell -

Marisa -

Kenny (KT) -

Eliza -

Shayna -

Rocky -

Yano -

If you have NOT been receiving reminder email notifications and would like to participate in our online programming, please click the Compton Youth Academy Program Registration Page link below to register and receive our latest news & info, as it becomes available.

Compton Youth Academy Program Registration Page

NOTE: If you have been receiving email reminders and notifications for upcoming Zoom session information, no further action is needed. We look forward to you joining us.

Virtual Online Academy Programs:

Open Forum Sessions for Academy Members

Beginner (Grades K, 1st & 2nd) and Youth (Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th) Age Groups

Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Middle School and High School Age Groups
Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Thank you very much!
- Academy Staff - Darrell, Marisa, Kenny (KT), Eliza, Shayna, Rocky and Yano

Welcome To Compton Youth Academy

Major League Baseball's first Urban Youth Academy was founded in 2006 in Compton, California. As a not-for-profit organization, the UYA aims to set the standard for baseball and softball instruction, teach and educate in Urban America and enhance the quality of life in the surrounding communities.

Major League Baseball has set out four facets to the Urban Youth Initiative:

1. Grow the games of baseball and softball while cultivating diversity in all aspects of the game

2. Make meaningful contributions to the development of urban communities

3. Provide safe and organized recreational activities for urban youth

4. Prepare urban high school players for college and professional baseball and softball programs

Our coaching staff consists of highly experienced baseball and softball personnel. We specialize in fundamental instruction by way of open workouts. Our workouts give members practical and theoretical training on the fundamentals of the game, while our educational component aids students in the classroom. We believe the skills learned in baseball and softball can be applied beyond the field, helping to shape a better community.

Registration is FREE but we kindly ask for a $25 donation for each child when first registering for a program at the Academy. The DONATION is optional and additional contributions are always welcome.

Please upload your child's most recent report card (e.g. PDF, jpeg or screenshot - File size 3 MB or less) during the online registration.

Contact us via email at

CLICK HERE to read more about the DONATION process.


Phone: (310) 763-3479 - CURRENTLY CLOSED - Please email us at
Address: 901 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221
Our office is located on the Compton College campus, behind the football bleachers.

CLICK HERE to view Compton Youth Academy Map & Field Locations


CLICK HERE to additional information about MLB Youth Academies

CLICK HERE to read about MLB Youth Programs

CLICK HERE view MLB Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion resources


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