Monthly Archives: November 2017

RBI Austin: Taking Back Youth Sports

Taking Back Youth Sports

How do trends in private lessons price out low-income youth from sports? Watch the video below to see how RBI Austin is stepping up to the plate to provide quality, competitive baseball and softball for inner-city Austin youth.

A growing trend in youth sports is private instruction to take a player’s game to the next level.

But here’s a curveball, unfortunately private lessons typically cost $50 – $100/hour or several hundred dollars per month.

It’s a different ball game for inner-city Austin youth.

This extra several hundred dollars a month prices out youth from low-income families.

RBI Austin is stepping up to the plate.

At our RBI Austin 12U Baseball Academy, our 12U players are being trained twice a week by high-level instructors.  Our instructor list includes former college players, including a recently graduated Texas Longhorn baseball player!

We just might have some future Longhorn players on these teams.

Female Mentors Needed

Female Mentors Needed!

RBI Mentoring program is growing and we have ten Oak Springs Elementary 4th grade girls who are waiting to be matched with a female mentor!

Who believed in you when you were growing up? Who saw and affirmed characteristics in you that you didn’t even know you possessed? Who was present when others walked out? Who helped you realize you were capable? Valuable? Worthy?

We need female mentors who are committed to investing in the life of a 4th grade girl through high school graduation and develop her into a future leader of her community.

Our prayer is to identify 15 females over the course of this school year who are ready to make this commitment to mentor with RBI.

Would you consider joining us? 

If you are interested or if you’d just like some more information, the first step is to attend one of our orientations. The last volunteer orientation of 2017 is on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Interested? Great!
•  Sign up for our next orientation here.
OR
• Contact our Lead Mentor Coordinator Bitia Buenrostro at bitia@rbiaustin.org.

Free FCA Baseball Clinic 12/2

Free FCA Baseball Clinic on December 2nd with MLB Players!

 

Sign up today for the Central Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) More Than Baseball Clinic on December 2nd!

RBI Austin is partnering with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) again this year in a free baseball clinic for 6th-12th grade boys on Saturday, December 2nd!

Registration is now OPEN for the FCA More Than Baseball Clinic to be held on Saturday, December 2nd. Receive great instruction from former Major League Players, Local Coaches, College and Minor League Players. The clinic will be held at two locations (North and South), so please pick which one is more convenient for your family.

3D Coaching/Parenting training also available for parents and coaches. Players, Parents and Coaches register on same site below (click link below).

Players must complete a waiver to participate (view waiver here). Print, complete, and bring with you when you come on December 2nd.

Register for this Clinic: Click to Register Here
Purchase Your $10 T-shirt (Optional): Click to buy T-shirt Here

What: Free FCA More Than Baseball Clinic
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 10AM – 1PM
Where: Two clinic locations

  • NORTH: Georgetown High School – 2211 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626;
  • SOUTH: Oak Hill Youth Sports Complex – 6300 Joe Tanner Ln, Austin, TX 78749

Who: Boys ages 6th-12th grade and Youth Coaches
Cost: FREE
How: Click here to sign up

SIGN UP HERE

 

We hope to see you on Saturday, December 2nd!

 

Going, Going, Give: Swinging for a double!

We’re swinging for a double — not a homerun — here’s why!

You’ve seen what your impact has done for inner-city Austin youth, and today as we’re kicking off our annual Going, Going, Give campaign, would you consider continuing your support of RBI Austin kids as we seek to deepen that impact in 2018?

Swinging for a double

Through our mentor match program and baseball/softball programs, 142 of our 1,171 RBI Austin kids (12%) are engaged in a year-round relationship with an RBI coach or mentor.  Our vision for 2018 is to DOUBLE that number from 142 to 284 by:

  • Growing our active mentor-mentee matches from 67 to 91
  • Expanding our RBI Baseball/Softball Academy from 26 to 52 players
  • Increasing our year-round coach-player relationships from 49 to 141

These year-round relationships are the #1 measure of success for RBI Austin because they lead to:

  • Youth developing into all God created them to be
  • Faithful future fathers and mothers, husbands and wives
  • Strong family units deeply invested in their community
  • Transformed inner-city communities

This year’s goal

In order to realize this vision, we need to raise $82,542 by December 31st. Your support will enable us to double the number of RBI Austin kids in a year-round relationship from 142 to 284 in 2018!

Give now toward our goal!