When life puts you in difficult situations don't say "why me" say "TRY ME"!
Who do you want in the batter's box when the game is on the line? If you named someone other than yourself then it is time to change that! Join us to help you change that physical and mental attitude!
Pitch, Hit & Run
Congratulations NOMO brothers!! They both placed FIRST in their division for the MLB Pitch Hit & Run Sectionals! We can't wait to hear back from you after the next round of competition, & hopefully we'll be seeing you in Washington D.C. for MLB All-Star Week.
UMPS CARE Charities
BYAA was given the opportunity by UMPS CARE Charities, through Major League Baseball (MLB), to choose participants in our program that had an interest in becoming a professional umpire to have an experience of a lifetime. These 5 individuals were able to explore the locker rooms of the El Paso Chihuahuas, walk on the field prior to the game, hear first hand from an MLB umpire, and one of them threw out the first pitch!
UMPS CARE Charities was founded through the compassion of Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America's youth and families in need.
1st Jersey Auction of the Season Benefits BYAA!
Salute to the 1998 National League Champions, the San Diego Padres: We are saluting the San Diego Padres' 1998 National League title! On April 28th, the Chihuahuas donned a replica of the 1998 jerseys worn by the Padres and auctioned one off with proceeds benefiting the El Paso Border Youth Athletic Association. Thanks to our loyal Chihuahuas fans, Mountain Star Sports, and the San Diego Padres!
However you PLAY BALL, PLAY BALL!
Border Youth’s RBI programs had a banner month in May. Through our growing partnership with Major League Baseball, BYAA hosted the first ever bi-national PLAY BALL event, an initiative under MLB Youth Programs to encourage diversity in baseball and softball. 

We were thrilled, along with our partners the El Paso Chihuahuas, to welcome over 450 children to the field at Southwest University Park in Cinco de Mayo. It was a day of fun and physical activity made even better with t-shirts and bat and ball play sets for all the children who attended. In addition to youth from across El Paso and neighboring New Mexico, we also hosted 50 families from our sister city, Cd. Juárez, Mexico. Viva Cinco de Mayo, viva BYAA!
High School Summer League
Building on the impressive success of the 2017 Chihuahuas NeXt program, BYAA is proud to announce the 2018 Chihuahuas NeXt High School Baseball Summer League, now under our expanding RBI program. Chihuahuas NeXt RBI is registering teams through June 1st for competitive play from June to August. 
The league offers players the chance to hone their skills over the summer in new coaching environments and with new opportunities for high level play for both JV and Varsity. Now that’s the way to get ready for Fall Ball!

If you are a high school baseball player and would like your team to participate, contact your coach today!

College Level Skills Development
FOLLOW US ALL SUMMER as we mobilize throughout El Paso and connect with all regions of the Softball Community! Scrimmages, testing, drills, strength and conditioning and more will occur throughout the summer for ages 13 and up! $60 to sign up for all sessions and $10 to sign up for each individual session! Call THE BASE at 915-781-2299 to register!
End of Season Festivities are Coming!

I t’s May and you know what that means - playoffs, academic awards and fun for everyone! BASE Play RBI wraps up the Spring 2018 season on May 26th and June 2nd. Following our program tradition, players who have put in the work during the school year to improve their attendance, bring up their grades or maintain academic excellence will be recognized and rewarded for their efforts.  

At the same time, we will be hosting 4th, 5th and 6th grade playoffs for our 2017-2018 school year champions. The best of luck to all our players and our deepest thanks to Clint Independent School District, the sponsors, advocates, teachers, coaches and families that make this exciting time of year possible. 

Westside Developmental Series
Coming to the Westside is a weekly softball series to develop young players into better players. We are offering players the opportunity to work with Ericka Bennett, Mexican National Team Player , as well as several former college players.

Each weekly session is $50 but sign up for all 5 sessions and SAVE $55!

THE BASE Featured Coach
Sam Perez
Can’t miss this smiling face when you enter THE BASE!
Sam is an El Paso native and graduate of Montwood HS . Sam went on to play at Ranger College and later found her way back to EP! She has coached youth teams and continues to share her knowledge of the game with clients at the facility and through BYAA events. Her love of the game is evident through the enthusiasm she displays while instructing and working the front desk.

B’s or Better
Bring in your final report card to THE BASE and receive $5 OFF any rental or lesson!
SUPER Summer Steals
Beginning June 11th  all rentals will be 50% OFF on the following designated days and times:
Monday – Friday from 1PM-5PM 
Saturday & Sunday ALL Day!

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Summer Hours
Extended hours begin June 11th!
THE BASE will be open weekdays from 1PM-9PM & weekends 10AM-4PM.
Little Slugger Clinic
Reserve your spot for June 16th !
Your lil’ player will learn the foundation skills from while having fun!
Time: 9AM – 11AM
Cost: $20
Extra Innings with Sara Plourde
I have had so much fun watching the College World Series as it’s moved through regionals and onto super regionals this past month! Each team has had their moments of ups and downs, but one thing you will never see in the eyes of each player in their college uniform is fear. Even when the score was 3-2 at the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs - S. Carolina still came back with a walk followed by a walk-off home run to beat their opponent. Northwestern- losing 9-6 in the top of the 7th with 2 outs - senior starter getting her last at bat of her college career, lines a solo-shot over the fence in an effort to keep her team fighting for the win. It’s these moments these make the blood sweat and tears worth more than you ever could realize. It’s this fight and this resilience that gives you the confidence conquer anything you set your mind to throughout the rest of your life.
I highly encourage you to watch a few games in the college World Series and see what you can learn to improve your game, I know I am!