Beach City Baseball Academy Expands Special Needs Clinic on Saturday Mornings to Include Sunday Mornings.

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Baseball clinic one of the few free resources for families.

Something very special happens at Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA) every Saturday at 10 A.M. Loud thwacks resound through the room and cheers erupt as children living with special needs are coached in the finer points of baseball technique. Due to popular demand, this clinic has been expanded to include Sunday mornings from 10:00AM until 1:00PM Children living with special needs often have difficulties learning the skills needed to play baseball, but as a community service Beach City Baseball Academy offers unlimited one-on-one 30minute batting sessions to these children for free.

“The goal of the session is not only to teach the child how to hit a baseball,” says Richard Murad, owner of BCBA, “but also to build confidence and have fun.” Mastery over hitting unlocks the entire world of baseball for them and gives these kids a well deserved sense of accomplishment. Among the staff coaches assigned to this program is El Segundo hometown hero and recent Orioles draft pick Nigel Nootbaar.

Timme Spanos son Zachary spent a considerable amount of time at the Special Needs Clinic before his family moved to the east coast. “Zachary loved it there. He started when he was 12. He wanted to go to BCBA as often as possible. He was so comfortable that he used the exercise gym as well as take lessons with the hitting coaches. His father was the defensive coordinator for the UCLA football team. Now he’s with the Tennessee Titans. We’re s sports family and we’re proud of the spark that BCBA ignited in Zachary,” she states.

BCBA’s commitment to free lessons comes as a financial relief to families of children with special needs, who find themselves constantly paying exorbitant fees to care for their children and provide them with a happy life. It is estimated that the economic cost of care for a child with special needs is four times or more than children without.

“I started the special needs program for selfish reasons. There is nothing more rewarding to me then helping to make a positive difference in the lives of anyone that needs help. Seeing a parent and their child smile and be proud and knowing that I had something to do with that is more valuable to me than anything else I own,” stated Richard Murad.

About Beach City Baseball Academy
Located at 430 East Grand Avenue El Segundo, CA 90245, Beach City Baseball Academy's mission is to provide fun and dramatically improve the baseball skills of all that pass through its doors in a safe, clean and secure environment. BCBA provides targeted, well-maintained training equipment and skilled and passionate instructors who teach beyond the fundamentals with individualized custom programs while building confidence and inspiring their students to strive for excellence. The BCBA makes great efforts to enhance the total baseball experience of every member and also assist the student athlete to achieve at the scholastic, college and professional level. There is an onsite pro shop that sells top-quality professional merchandise at competitive prices.

In addition to managing and operating well-organized baseball camps that are open to everyone, the Academy sponsors The Beach City Prospects, a program of competitive and developmental traveling club teams with robust tournament schedules. This program is open for tryout by invitation to those members that show excellence in skills and sportsmanship, unwavering respect for themselves and for those around them, and a 100 percent commitment to adhere to the club’s culture and its schedule of games, practices and events.

For more information, contact: Mike Mena at: 310-316-0612 or mike(at)ileanainternational(dot)com

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