Beach City Baseball Academy to Award “Sixth Tool” Scholarship

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$5,000 Goes to Athlete Who Demonstrates Great Character

Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA) is proud to announce its “Sixth Tool” $5,000 scholarship which is open for applications until June 1st. The “Sixth Tool”, a reference to the common baseball term 5-tool player—an athlete that has speed and excels at throwing, fielding, hitting for average and hitting for power—points to what BCBA manager Richard Murad feels is an overlooked element of sport, character.

“Character is a deciding factor when scouts are looking for serious players with the potential to grow, and we want to celebrate those players who show they are great sportsmen,” says Murad.

The requirements for application for the 2015-2016 scholarship are that the applicant must reside within 10 miles of Beach City Baseball Academy's facility in El Segundo, California and be a graduating 2015 high school senior. Final award is contingent upon Applicant's acceptance and attendance at an accredited college in the United States (university, four-year, or junior college) and receipt of an offer to participate in that institution's baseball program. Applicant must submit a letter explaining why they believe they deserve the scholarship and how their grasp of the “Sixth Tool” is reflected in their conduct on and off the field. Applicants must also secure a letter of recommendation from their high school baseball coach.

Murad says, “The impact of character on a person's ultimate success in life lasts forever, long after the contribution of speed, power, and agility fade away.”

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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