Amateur Baseball Development Group for Boys Ages 14 to 21

Amateur Baseball Development Group (ABDG) is a non-profit organization founded in the summer of 2004 by Mike Scioscia, Kevin Muno and Randy Riley. ABDG's Mission is to raise funds to help local Southern California high school baseball programs, and to organize leagues and teams for boys ages 14-21. All the proceeds of ABDG go to supporting amateur baseball players in Southern California.

ABDG Sponsored Leagues
Senior Minor - A league organized for high school students 14-17 years of age who are not on their respective high school teams, but want to continue playing ball. The team plays at Conejo Creek Ballpark March through May.

Senior Majors - A summer league for Freshman and JV players organized through the high schools for a competitive summer league. Qualified Little League all star teams can compete in the Senior League World Series held each year in Bangor, Maine. All teams are formed through local high schools and interested players should contact their high school varsity baseball coach. The League plays at Conejo Creek Ball Park and high school fields throughout the area May through July.

Big League - A summer league with teams of 16-18 year olds assembled to compete in the Big League Division. This league plays at Conejo Creek Ballpark June through July with the opportunity to compete for the All Star Team that can earn the chance to compete in the Nationally known Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina.

ABDG Sponsored Teams

Conejo Oaks 16U Championships Team (formally know as the Junior Olympic Team) - A club team organized for players from 14-16 years old to compete in the 16U Championships the last week in June in Arizona with the opportuinty to tryout for the USA Baseball Youth National Team.

Conejo Oaks Connie Mack Team - A summer league for high school Junior and Seniors who have the ability and desire to play at the collegiate level. The league gets exposure to college scouts for recruiting purposes. For more information go to Connie Mack League.

Conejo Oaks Collegiate Team - A collegiate summer team that competes in the California Collegiate League, which has teams from Compton to Monterey, California.

Visit www.abdg.org for more information.

Mini Golf at Umami Burger Thousand Oaks

Umami Burger at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks opened its doors on May 3, 2012. Previously Umami was Nate N Al Deli, which closed its doors on January 4, 2012. Before that, Sushi Ko resided in the spot from 2005 to August 2009. Yes, sushi, deli and gourmet burgers all in this spot at The Lakes...but one thing that hasn't changed is the little mini-golf area outside of the restaurant! Yeah!!

We stopped by to sample the gourmet Umami burgers (they were pricey but really good) and while awaiting the food, my 6 year old and I entertained ourselves on the green. They have plenty of clubs and mini wiffle balls on hand in the restaurant.

Something to consider when you're out dining with kids who can't sit still...

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenge, inspire, educate and entertain children & families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance and music. Classes, camps, live performances and more are offered to all ages.

The studio is located at 316 East Matilija Avenue, Ojai. Visit www.ojaiyes.org or call 805.646.4300 for more information.