β€œWhen baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game.” – Joe DiMaggio
With Father's Day having just passed, we reflect on all of the good times we have had playing catch with our dads in the back yard. Let us handle teaching your little slugger the tedious skills and you can build those same backyard memories!
Our All-Star has made it to the Hall of Fame!
Dr. Aboud , a man of few words but great dreams for El Paso softball and baseball players has been inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame and we could not be more excited! Dr. Aboud founded our nonprofit organization , Border Youth Athletic Association, in 2000 with the goal of getting baseball and softball players to reach their highest potential both athletically and academically .
Dr. Aboud has brought the top talent to El Paso to work in THE BASE and the Chihuahuas NeXt PRO-Style Clinics for area youth. Under his direction, El Paso will continue to succeed in these two sports!
Thank you Baseballism!
Thanks to Baseballism and their wonderful donation, we have some amazing baseball apparel available for YOU to buy! Hurry down to THE BASE at 6801 Commerce Avenue and get your shirts and hats now before we run out!
Supplies are limited. Get here today!
ァラはζ—₯ζœ¬γ«γ„γ‚‹οΌ(Sara is in Japan!)
Our very own Sara Plourde has made it to Japan to play against colleges, universities and other pro teams.
In her spare time, she visits the local junior high schools to learn more about Japanese culture and customs.
High School Summer League
On June 11th, Chihuahuas NeXt RBI welcomed 42 baseball teams (a huge jump from 26 teams the previous year!) to its Summer High School Instructional League. What a season we have ahead, with over 600 players, all battling for a spot on the field in the 2018 All Star Game at Southwest University Park. Check out our website for game times, then head out to support your favorite team as they try to out hustle, out think and out play their rivals!
Elite Development Invitational
Once again, Border Youth Athletic Association has nominated outstanding softball players in our programs and in El Paso for the Elite Development Invitational. Of those nominated, 3 of our players have been selected to attend in July.
Congrats Savannah, Vanessa, and Montserrat!
Our Coach is Representing El Paso and BYAA at the Elite Development Invitational!
We are excited to announce that Erika Bennett, one of our talented coaches at THE BASE, has been selected as a coach for the Elite Development Invitational, held in Vero Beach, Florida.
Our Final Days of the Season were a BLAST!

The end of the school year always puts a spring in our step - not because vacation time is around the corner, but because we get to celebrate our student athletes and see the confidence success in the program brings to them and to their families. Our BASE Play Stars - students who excelled academically, who displayed the Six Pillars of Character, and who demonstrated a remarkable level of commitment - our Most Improved Academically, and our Academic Excellence award winners thrilled to hearing their names called over the PA system. They posed for pictures and relished the applause of their families and friends as we wrapped up another great year on the fields. 

Congratulations to BASE Play RBI 2017-2018 baseball championship winners, 4th grade Roadrunners from Montana Vista (Coach John Monahan), 5th grade Cubs from W.D. Surratt (Coach Ivan Avila), and 6th grade Lions from Clint Junior High School (Coach Veronica Larquier). And kudos to our softball champions, the 4th grade Roadrunners from Montana Vista (Coach Jess Milosek), the 5th grade Cubs from W.D. Surratt (Coach Mirna Loera), and the 6th grade Falcons from Ricardo Estrada Middle School (Coach Rachel Chavez). Hard work always pays off! 

Lastly and most importantly, an enormous thank you to our coaches, volunteers and umpires who make a difference every day in the lives of our program participants. 
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.

ο»ΏEach weekly session is $50!

THE BASE Featured Staff
Abby Molina
There's only so much space to put in this section and to describe Abby and what she means to us, there's just not enough room!
Abby has been with us for 5 years (this month)! She knows everything you can imagine about the facility including the wonderful patrons that walk through the door, all with a smile on her face!
We are so lucky to be able to promote her from Front Desk Manager to our new Director of THE BASE Operations!
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's Clinic!
Join our coaches Saturday, July 14th , for our Little Slugger's Clinic! This clinic is for t-ball players and those just starting coach pitch, ages 4-7 .


WHO IS THIS?
The first person to enter THE BASE with the correct answer will receive 30 minutes of free cage time.
Extra Innings with Sara Plourde
LIVE FROM JAPAN!
Hello everyone from Japan! I hope everyone is having a great time playing ball this summer after all the months of hard work and practice you have put into preparing for these moments! The past two weeks we have been training and competing in Japan against several Universities and pro teams! We also coached a clinic for kids ages 5 to 16! Something I take away from the Japanese culture every summer is their respect for the game, respect for opponents and respect for each other. Before each game, the team bows to their opponents and says (in Japanese) "teach me something" and "thank you for this game". Imagine that, even in the moments of competition they respect the game so much that they are eager for a chance to learn something new! I can only hope that we all take this same concept of always learning and continuing to improve ourselves in this game we all love so much!