Welcome to American Baseball Foundation

The American Baseball Foundation, a 501 c (3), was founded in 1994 by James R. Andrews M.D. and David Osinski with the vision of educating the elementary-age  youth through sports based academics. Note the outstanding gains for hundreds of students.

Year Program Name Reading Gains Math Gains Months Redressed
2014 Epic Three months Three months Read 5 Math 5
2015 Avondale Four months Three months Read 6 Math 5
2015 Martha Gaskins Three months Five months Read 5 Math 7
2016 Hudson K 8 Five months Five months Read 7 Math 7
2016 C.A. Brown One month Six months Read 3 Math 8

Current BASIC Programming

Three after BASIC school programs per week for the entire school year 2016-2017

20th annual BASIC summer program Hudson K 8 School   June 5 to June 30

Partner BASIC summer program New Rising Star Church  June

Partner BASIC summer program Cornerstone Elementary School June

BASIC enrichment B.T. Washington Elementary June

BASIC enrichment Children’s Fresh Air Farms June/July

 To download pdf registration document for BASIC Hudson K 8 click here

To download pdf registration document for BASIC Hudson K 8 in Spanish (registracion en Espanol) click here

Join us for BASIC fun 2017

Join us for BASIC fun 2017




Written by the Curriculum and Learning Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the BASIC academic curriculum contains:

To review the approximately 40 BASIC books for grades one through eight click here 

To review the reading lesson overview for grades one and two click  here 

To review the reading lesson overview for grades three and four click here 

Math lesson for review for grades one through eight  as desired

Additional lessons include:

  • 18 STEMS lessons for grades four through eight
  • 20 baseball/softball/kickball lessons
  • 20 soccer lessons
  • 20 volleyball lessons

collage1BASIC summer programming features a common book reading time ending with a competition among BASIC “home teams”. Home teams are composed of three to four students who work together in the classroom and on the field, supporting each other as they strive to win achievement tickets for the program-ending raffle of toys, sports equipment and recreation prizes.

Students return summer after summer renewing their home team friendships and thrilling to the excitement of new challenges on and off the field. This builds a positive esprit de corps that serves to reinforce the non-cognitive skills that hallmark BASIC instruction—perseverance, determination, cooperation, integrity, zest, gratitude and more.
Partnering with the ABF to provide BASIC for your students is simple. The ABF offers a licensing agreement for the use its BASIC intellectual property. The agreement contains these elements: teacher training outline, BASIC planning timeline, quality assurance, outcomes measurement and program evaluation.
Contact the ABF at 205-558-4235; abf@asmi.org


To become part of Basic go to BASIC  under Programs




Pitching instruction is provided through these methods:

  • Individual lessons for pitchers/hitters at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Parent/player clinics in which instruction is given to the youth player and parent providing an opportunity for family education
  • Pitcher development courses for volunteer coaches who desire to assist their players in prolonging their careers. The international version of the ABF pitcher development courses runs for three days
  • Research related to pitching and the causal factors in youth pitching injury

International Baseball Development

  • ABF educational programs for developing baseball countries include coach education courses, equipment donation and specialized schools related to pitching with the objective of partnering to provide a higher technical level to the youth playing baseball in the hosts countries.
  • International competition in the form of taking youth teams to underdeveloped countries to promote international exchange both culturally and in the sport setting.