2014 Tournament

For many years, Beach City Baseball Academy has been the proud Sponsor of the Kitasuna Baseball Academy of Tokyo. Kitasuna is a Championship Little League Academy that is home to many strong teams and has a long-standing tradition of championship victories. They have proven to enhance the experience at the Little League World Series through fierce competition and admirable sportsmanship where they have a history of success with four trips to the little league world series in Williamsport two of which included wins.

In 2001, Kitasuna Little League won the World Series in its first appearance, 2-1, over Apopka (Fla.) National Little League. Six years later, Kitasuna returned to the World Series and the World Championship Game, but lost in extra innings, 3-2, to Georgia’s Warner Robins American Little League. The league’s second LLB World Championship was claimed in 2012, with a five-inning, 12-2 victory over Goodlettsville (Tenn.) Baseball Little League. They returned in 2014 to play again for the 4th time.

Every spring Beach City organizes a Tokyo/Los Angeles tournament and invites the Kitasuna team to participate in the cross-cultural tournament, which is designed to provide local children with an opportunity to gain global experience by meeting and competing with a dynamic coaching organization and disciplined team that brings a very unique perspective to training, fitness and team work. Beach City pays the entire cost of the trip including all travel and entertainment expenses. The next tournament will be held on March 27th through March 29th 2015.

The fun week includes a beach barbeque, a Dodger game where the kids get to go on the field and meet the dodger players, a trip to Universal studios and sightseeing tours throughout Los Angeles.

We feel that Sports are an incredible way to bring people and communities together, and team activities have been continuously proven to help children build confidence and improve social skills. It’s especially fun for the local Los Angeles families that host the boys in their homes for one week during their stay.