The Houston Astros, Astros Foundation, MLB and the Astros UYA Staff are excited to announce the expansion of the RBI programming at the UYA…… in the spring of 2015 we will begin the “Astros JrRBI Program”. This will also be the first time the Astros have chartered a JrRBI Program as well. The new Astros JrRBI will be directed exclusively by the Houston Astros UYA Staff. The program will provide an affordable opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of 7-12 to play competitively while continuously and positively learning the game of baseball and softball.
Prior to 2015, the local JrRBI Program was directed by an independent group (St. Monica JrRBI).
The Houston Astros and the Urban Youth Academy would like to thank the St. Monica Youth Sports Ministry, its staff and volunteers for their many years of dedication to youth, baseball and the community.
The goal of the Astros RBI/JrRBI Program is to increase participation and interest in baseball; develop the players self-esteem; motivate athletes to study more effectively; provide participants with a strong incentive to stay in school; provide communities with the opportunity to become actively involved with the kids; develop talented athletes for future participation in high school, college and perhaps beyond.