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Maximizing young leaders' potential to impact their world through YFI's baseball initiative

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Havana, Cuba

A New YFI Leadership Through Sportsmanship Program for 2018

Real Skills

Real Play

Real Leadership

YFI Baseball In the News

Youth Futures International Leadership Through Sportsmanship Baseball Newspaper Article
YFI Baseball ESPN 94.1 Interview on 10/7/2017 - Youth Futures International | Wayne Gomes
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YFI Baseball WHMP Podcast from 3/8/18 - Youth Futures International | Wayne Gomes
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The YFI Baseball Experience

 Baseball might be America's pastime, but in Cuba it is an actual way of life, coursing through every street, field,  and corner within view as long as the light of day shines down. YFI will provide not only a positive environment for young players to hone their skills, but also deliver an experience that will impact their lives off the diamond as we pitch and instill in them new leadership skills in addition to the valuable baseball coaching athletes will receive. 

Develop Baseball & Leadership Skills to Enhance Your Game
Learn how to improve mechanics and insights of baseball:
  • Fielding
  • Pitching
  • Hitting
  • Throwing & Catching
  • Base Running
  • Strategy
  • Mental Preparation & Focus
  • Game Preparation
Former MLB Players Are Our Coaches

Who better than to learn baseball skills and insights than from former Major League Baseball players? They had a special talent and took it all the way to the big leagues. Though they may not play the game any more, our coaches have turned their talents to sharing their passion for the game with young people all over the U.S. and world. Many have established their own foundations and programs that work with youth. And they're tremendously excited to join YFI's unique vision of allowing young players to experience baseball!

YFI Baseball Sponsors & Partners

Baseball Lifestyle 101 is a proud sponsor of YFI's Leadership Through Sportsmanship Baseball program and we thank them for their support. They are providing sportswear for the team as well as promoting the program through their social media.

Youth Futures International Leadership Through Sportsmanship Baseball Partner

Accommodations, travel to and from Cuba from Florida, visas, and in-country experiences are being coordinated through Cuba Travel Adventures Group (CTAG). CTAG is legal travel compliant with U.S. government regulations.

Typhoon Excavation, Inc. out of Williston, North Dakota is YFI's first corporate sponsor with a gracious $5,000 donation to help with the development of YFI's new baseball program.

A generous gift of $20,000 to develop and promote YFI's new baseball program.

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YFI is excited to have support from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.  The MLBPAA provides charity auction items to YFI and former players for YFI events, programs, and baseball clinics.

The vast majority of schools in the U.S. require students, especially those in high school, to perform a certain number of community service hours before graduating. As a nonprofit organization, YFI is able to sign off on forms schools and school districts have for verifying those hours (all forms from around the country YFI has certified for students who have participated in its programs have stated that organizations must be nonprofit).

The YFI Baseball program includes 20 service hours.

YFI is honored to meet and have the support and encouragement from baseball stars Bo Jackson, Marquis Grissom, and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield!

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