As the HEAT rises, so does the FIRE in our bellies!
We are bringing even more back to El Paso with the awesome events listed below from our three totally rocking programs. Enjoy our camps, clinics, leagues, and specials throughout the windy and summer seasons!
Learn from the PRO's! Dream Hard...
BYAA is bringing Destinee Martinez and Renee Tirado from USA Softball and Major League Baseball to THE BASE in El Paso on May 4th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. These are two of the top women in the sport industry that will bring their knowledge of the field and how YOU could one day have a position like theirs. The cost is free to attend for all of our BYAA, BASE Play RBI, Chihuahuas NeXt and THE BASE participants.
PLAY BALL!
However you PLAY BALL, PLAY BALL!
Border Youth Athletic Association is pleased to announce PLAY BALL El Paso, MLB RBI's first bi-national PLAY BALL event. A Cinco de Mayo celebration of baseball and softball, children from across the El Paso International Metroplex, which includes Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, are invited. There is no cost to attend and the event is made possible thanks to MLB RBI and the El Paso Chihuahuas. It will be held at the home of the Chihuahuas, Southwest University Park. 

There will be 2 PLAY BALL sessions, one from 10am-11:30am (reserved for BASE Play RBI school districts), and the second from 12:30pm-2pm open to the public, including children from New Mexico and Cd.Juarez, Mexico.

This registration is for session 2 - 12:30p-2:00pm on May 5th.
Pitch, Hit & Run scored a homerun in our books!
A total of 51 baseball and softball players from El Paso and the surrounding areas came to Andress High School to compete in the National Pitch, Hit & Run Competition. Congratulations to our local All-Around Champions!
Baseball
7/8 year old division- Christian Urquiza
9/10 year old division- Steven Flores
11/12 year old division- Ardan Luna
13/14 year old division- Angel Reyes
Softball
7/8 year old division- Ruby Mormolejo
9/10 year old division- Ilyana Salazar
11/12 year old division- Kaitlynn Rowe
13/14 year old division- Destiny Flores
To check out more of our Pitch, Hit, and Run Champions visit BorderYouth.org .
We have an awesome new website for you all to check out! Click on the image above to stay up-to-date on all things BYAA!
THE BASE Featured Coach - Rene Fernandez
We are featuring Coach Rene Fernandez today! His experience of 27 years in competitive men's fast-pitch softball will teach you plenty ! Not to mention the 18 years he has coached baseball. His affinity for the game stems from a desire to learn from others and share that knowledge. He has worked alongside coaches with the LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves organizations. This is evident in his son's talent; Joseph a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics Organization. You will see Coach Rene and his Badgers teams playing on local fields and traveling the Southwest. He is a mentor for the game and life!
Motto: "Have fun and play hard!!!!" What you do on the field, you will do in the game of life."
 
Are you a member?
Become a member of THE BASE for only  $35 a month !
Members receive:
  • 3 hours of cage time every week
  • Bring a guest for $5 (per guest)
  • Discounts on individual lessons
  • Add more cage time for 50% off the listed price
 
Little Slugger Clinic
Reserve your spot for May 12th !
Your lil’ player will learn the foundation skills from while having fun!
Time: 9AM – 11AM
Cost: $20
BASE Play RBI is pumped with excitement!

BASE Play RBI is rounding third and heading into the last weeks of its Spring 2018 season. Heads up in May, we will be honoring the achievements of our student athletes the last two weekends of the month with academic and attendance awards. We will also be on the fields for end of season playoffs May 26th and June 2nd. This is always an exciting time or year for our players, who have worked hard all year demonstrating the commitment that will ensure their success in life! If you are interested in making a contribution towards trophies or awards, please call Program Coordinator Letty Martinez at 915-873-1997.
Westside Developmental Series
April was a great month for the Westside Softball Developmental Series! Join us for our final spring workout on May 6 ! We will be at Franklin High School: 900 N. Resler Dr. 79912. Only $5 to participate .

High School Summer League
Chihuahuas NeXt is bringing you the second season of the High School Summer League for baseball. All High School teams are encouraged to participate. If you are a high school baseball player and would like your team to participate, contact your coach today!
Extra Innings with Sara Plourde
HOW WILL THIS NEW MAJOR CHANGE AFFECT YOU!
College Softball Recruiting Process
Attention all student-athletes aspiring to play collegiate softball. The recruiting rules have changed! College coaches will no longer be able to have any contact with athletes before September 1 of their Junior year. It is so important that you pay attention to these rules (see link below. Remember, it is NOT your coaches responsibility to get you into college.Coaches and parents are major resources, however, it is up to YOU to get YOU to college and to grow as a student and an athlete when you get there. 

  • DO send coaches emails introducing yourself
  • DON'T be upset when college coaches do not respond - they legally can not
  • DO send skills videos to coaches so they know what you can do
  • DO attend college camps and clincs
  • DON'T talk to college coaches about attending their school before September 1 of your junior year
  • DON'T ask your school or travel coaches to talk to college coaches before September 1 of your junior year.