Baseball Academy Wins Big, Keeps Kids Off Streets

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 7:56am

A non profit organization has developed a program to help a group of kids stay focused and off the streets. The South Texas Longhorns Baseball Academy is fresh off a U.S. Specialty Sports Association World Series win. Two weeks ago, one of its squads made up of 10 year old players won the title and they don't plan to stop there.

This is the first year for the academy and winning the World Series was a major accomplishment and something they couldn't have done with out each other.
The Academy is made of 6 teams. Coaches say they have some of the best players under 10 in the valley
but that's not the only reason why the teams were created.

They are trying to keep kids off the street and try to play year round baseball. Since Texas is one of the biggest states for child obesity they're trying to keep kids in shape.

The academy has received state and national recognition. Whether it's a scholarship or the beginning of a career, parents and coaches hope it will one day open several doors in the future.

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