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Archive for October 2017

Spring Training & Collegiate Bus Trips

Beginning in 2014, UDACF provided assistance to certain players to participate in two separate bus trip events. A two-day Spring Training Event hosted by the Virginia Sports Complex and a seven-day College Circuit Event and Tournament. These trips include freshmen, sophomores and juniors for the Spring Training Event, and sophomores and juniors for the College…

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Athlete Sponsorships

UDACF provides opportunities for individual athletes that are unable to afford the spiraling costs of participating in the sport. In doing this, we are providing not only financial support, but also mentoring support that helps to pave pathways for these young athletes’ futures. For families that cannot afford the average annual travel baseball costs of…

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Indoor Facility Space – Free Rentals

UDACF rents facility space for a variety of baseball organizations.  These include local public middle and high school baseball teams, adult leagues associated with the county police (Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Adult League), and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League. Baseball teams and leagues make use of the facility to conduct tryouts, practices and workouts and tournaments/league games. To help accommodate the lack of…

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Baseball Equipment Provisions

For the fields: many local rec organizations lack sufficient basic equipment to effectively run baseball games and tournaments. This can include items such as L-screens and stall mats for batting cages, portable pitching mounds, baseballs, helmets, base pads, netting, and field maintenance items. For the kids: many parents have financial difficulty obtaining the necessary equipment…

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Skills Camps for Kids

UDACF coaches and staff deliver structured multi-level instructional camps for young athletes. These camps include lecture time that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of game rules, play situations, athletic conditioning, arm care, and the importance of teamwork. Camps include skill-development stations that teach throwing, catching, hitting, infield and outfield basics. Some camps include pitcher and…

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Coaches Clinics

UDACF coaches and staff have developed structured educational and assistance resources designed to provide local rec organizations additional capabilities to help improve their ability to provide baseball programs in their communities. The former MLB players that comprise the coaching staff at UDACF deliver custom-designed Coaches Clinics courses to administrators and volunteer coaches that include program…

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More on Our Mission

Baseball organizations across the country, from little league to college levels, are losing opportunities to teach and develop good potential ball players. This is because the avenues necessary to play at the college level and above have become affordable only for middle to upper class families. The system does not provide for kids in rural…

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