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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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Devin’s Story

Founder Jeff Schaefer Speaking on behalf of Devin Johnson Two years ago I was contacted by a high school coach regarding a rising high school junior. This coach painted a picture of a family life that was not very pretty. I was told that the player would be on his team. So, on the coach’s…

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Our Long-Term Goals

As we work to ensure the successful implementation of our short-term objectives, we envision longer-term goals that will ultimately enable us to build multi-dimensional resources that will more fully contribute to the success of the people and organizations we strive to support. UDACF Scholarship Fund Raise one million dollars annually to support a general scholarship fund which…

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