Nike Baseball Camp                       New Jersey Jackals Montclair, New Jersey

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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! Join the fun and get better at baseball this summer!

Directing the NIKE Baseball Camp at Yogi Berra Stadium is Head Jackals Coach, Joe Calfapietra. The longest-tenured manager in the Can-Am League, 2013 marks Joe’s 11th season at the Jackals’ helm.
 

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

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.
 

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Joe Calfapietra

In 2009, Calfapietra was named the Can-Am League Manager of the Year after guiding the Jackals to the league’s first-half title and a playoff appearance. He also garnered Manager of the Year honors in 2004 when he led the Jackals to a Northeast League championship.
 

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Calfapietra, 39, began his coaching career with the Northern League’s Duluth-Superior Dukes in 1994 before spending the 1995 and 1996 seasons with the Aberdeen Pheasants of the Prairie League.

In 1997, Calfapietra joined manager Ed Ott’s coaching staff with the Allentown Ambassadors as Director of Baseball Operations. Calfapietra was named the Ambassadors manager in 2000 at the age of 29, making him the youngest manager in Northern League history. After posting an 85-90 managerial record in two seasons with the Ambassadors, Calfapietra left Allentown after five years to guide the expansion Gary SouthShore RailCats in their inaugural season in 2002. Calfapietra led Gary, which played its entire schedule on the road while waiting for its ballpark to be constructed, to a 35-55 team record and was named the Northern League Manager of the Year.

Calfapietra joined the Jackals in 2003 and earned his second Manager of the Year award in 2004 when he guided New Jersey past the North Shore Spirit for the Northeast League title.
 

Coach

Jim Whalen

For the 14th summer, Jim Whalen will return as on field director. A pitcher at the college level, Jim is currently the coach at Essex High School during the year. Jim was a collegiate pitcher at Montclair State University where he was a member of the 2000 Division 3 National Championship team.

Learn more about Nike Baseball Camp                       New Jersey Jackals
Camp Code: BAXDMS
Daily hours are from 9 a.m. -  1 p.m. Individual and small group instruction by position.   All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense.  Games are played daily.   Campers should pack a snack each day.
 

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
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Parent

  • 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!!!" 

Player

  • 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."

Parent

  • 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."

Nike Baseball Camp                       New Jersey Jackals

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Nike Baseball Camp                       New Jersey Jackals
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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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