Nike Baseball Camp New Jersey Jackals

Nike Baseball Camp New Jersey Jackals
Nike Baseball Camp New Jersey Jackals

Nike Baseball Camp is thrilled to be offering multiple weeks of camp at the Yogi Berra Stadium. At camp, campers are instructed by the New Jersey Jackal coaches and will be taught the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, base-running, team plays and more!

Directing the Nike Baseball Camp at Yogi Berra Stadium is the Jackals coaching staff. 

Highlights Include

  • Coaching from professional directors and staff
  • Baseball Instruction, drills and scrimmages
  • Personal evaluation of your baseball skills
  • NIKE Baseball Camp T-shirt and camp prizes
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Camp Director

Matt Padgett

A 17-year veteran in affiliated and independent baseball, Matt Padgett returns to the New Jersey as its hitting coach for the 2016 season. This will be Padgett’s first season coaching baseball at the professional level. A former draft pick of the Miami Marlins in 1998, Padgett developed the reputation as a consistent middle-of-the-lineup power source. 

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Padgett's career statistical highlights include: 120 home runs, 230 doubles, 588 RBI, and a lifetime batting average of .264.

Padgett began his playing career with the Marlins, making it all the way to Triple-A Albuquerque in 2004, where he belted 24 homers and drove in 93. While he didn’t get the call-up to the Majors, Padgett continued to play at Triple-A over the next three seasons, including stints with Triple-A affiliates for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.

Independently, Padgett has spent time with the York Revolution, Long Island Ducks and Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League, and the Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association. In 2013, the Jackals acquired Padgett in a late season deal with the T-Bones to add power to the lineup. Padgett turned out to be a terrific addition, belting five home runs, driving in 19 and batting .324 in 19 games as a Jackal.

Padgett also spent five winters playing in Mexico and Venezuela during winter ball, an experience that the former first baseman says taught him a lot about the diverse culture of the game.

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Jim Whalen

For the 17th summer, Jim Whalen will return as on field director.  Jim is currently the head varsity baseball coach at nearby Columbia High School after spending 15 years as...

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For the 17th summer, Jim Whalen will return as on field director.  Jim is currently the head varsity baseball coach at nearby Columbia High School after spending 15 years as an assistant at West Essex High School.  At West Essex he helped coach the team to numerous championships and accolades highlighted by being named the number 1 team in the state of New Jersey by the Star Ledger in 2010.  


He is a teacher of Physical Education at Valleyview Middle School in Danville where he has taught for 15 years.  Jim was also a collegiate pitcher at Montclair State University where he was a member of the 2000 Division 3 National Championship team.  


Jackals fans know Jim as "Big Jim" the voice of the jackals in game promotions.  He has been with the Jackals for all 20 years of their existence and is excited for another fun filled summer!

Camp Details

At the New Jersey Jackals Nike Baseball Camp campers are grouped by age and position to provide the best opportunity for them to improve. All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense.

More Important Camp Details


Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Friday at Yogi Berra Stadium


Camp concludes at 1:00pm Monday to Friday


A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.


  • 7-15


  • Snack
  • Cleats
  • Sneakers
  • Glove
  • Water Bottle

Camp Code: BAXDSR


When Yogi Berra Stadium opened in the spring of 1998, baseball fans in New Jersey gained access to one of the new jewels of minor league baseball facilities in the country. Yogi Berra Stadium is home to the New Jersey Jackals, who have won four league championships in the past eleven seasons. The stadium offers seating of 3,784, plus 2,000 lawn seats, and is the home to the Yogi Berra Museum and Education Center.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. Arrival
  • 9:00 a.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
  • 9:30 a.m. Defensive Skills - Video Taping
  • 10:30 a.m. Offensive Skills - Video Taping
  • 11:30 a.m. Snack Break
  • 12:00 p.m. Games - Video Review
  • 1:00 p.m. Campers Depart

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
The camp counselors were enjoyable, entertaining & very helpful

"My son had a great time at camp. He enjoyed it so much that we signed him up for another week. The camp counselors were enjoyable, entertaining & very helpful."

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  • 5/5.
Great positive energy

"Great positive energy during the entire week of camp. All the coaches were great. Had lots of fun and learned so much. Looking forward to attending again."


  • 5/5.
We Have Three Boys And Will Definitely Be Returning!

"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!" 


  • 5/5.
Gave Me Some Perspective Of My Playing Level

"The camp was very fun and informative and really gave me some perspective of my playing level. I will definitely try to come back next year and try to bring some friends."


  • 5/5.
A Wonderful Camp Experience

"At first, my son wasn't really interested in going to camp. After the first day, he loved it. It was such a wonderful experience for him that we signed him up for another session in August."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Had Fun While Learning

"Every day at camp I learned new baseball skills and had fun doing it. The coaches were creative with drills and made sure we interacted with our camp teammates."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Quality Individual Instruction

"I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball. I enjoyed the camp very much and enjoyed some of the actual players speaking and teaching us."

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.