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Royals Team with Kansas City, Others to Bring Youth Baseball Downtown

10/05/2015, 8:15am CDT
By YBNotes

They’re building it out in Kansas City, and they’re hoping the kids will come and enjoy it.

The Kansas City Royals have teamed up with the city and the Negro League Baseball Museum to bring a state-of-the-art youth baseball academy in the city.

The Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy will sit on 21 acres near the museum on E 18 Street, with both indoor and outdoor facilities. The academy will also partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, with part of the funding coming from Major League Baseball.

Construction at the academy is expected to be complete by fall of 2016. Phase one includes youth and full-size fields and a walking trail, and phase two includes the indoor training facility and batting cages.

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Dizzy Dean focuses on concussions
 
Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. wants to make sure its players are safe. 
 
The organization recently announced that it endorses and supports individual states' laws in relation to concussion education and training for young athletes. 
 
Links have been placed on Dizzy Dean's website where each individual state's laws are provided. 
 
The organization is recommending that each league and team adopt programs surrounding concussion education and protocol among its players, coaches, and parents.

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