Nike Big League Baseball Camp Mercy College

Nike Big League Baseball Camp Mercy College
Nike Big League Baseball Camp Mercy College

Big League Baseball Camps has the same objective it has had for the past 65 years, to help every camper improve their skills.

Director of Operations for Professional Sports Camps Vincent Carlesi has been directing the Big League Baseball Camps for the past 25 years.

Highlights Include

  • Lectures - Lectures are given on the fundamentals of the game. Position Play - During the week all positions will be covered by our staff.
  • Drills - Drills are used to teach campers the skills necessary to succeed and the notion of teamwork.
  • Games - We want every moment of the week to be a learning experience for every camper. It is for this reason that during games, if a camper makes a mistake or does not execute properly, one of our coaches will show him what he did wrong and how to do it right.
  • Individual Instructions - Our camp is known for offering that personal touch and giving the individual attention some campers may need to truly learn and understand the game more thoroughly.
  • Teach To Understand - We want every camper to understand the reasoning behind the methods we use. It is for this reason that our coaches take the time to explain the reasoning behind why you execute a certain way.

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Camp Code: PSBAMC
Professional Sports Camps has been operating sports camps since 1946. In fact, we are one of the pioneers in running sports camps. The camp was originated by Lou Haneles. Mr. Haneles love of sports instilled in him a desire to operate a camp where athletes could not only come and learn the fundamentals of each sport, but a place where they could also enjoy themselves as well. Since 1980 the camp has been run by the Carlesi family. The Carlesi's consider all their campers and staff an extended family and conducts the camp with traditional family values.
Since 1946 tens of thousands of campers have passed through our doors. Over the years we have had the satisfaction of seeing our former campers make their town league, high school and college teams, with some even advancing into professional sports. 
Experience and trust are two factors that cannot be overlooked when exploring a camp for your child. Our experience in running sports camps is second to none. Over the years, thousands of parents have trusted us to not only teach their chidren, but also with their well being.
No camp, or business for that matter, would be around for this amount of time unless we were doing something right. We look foward to having the honor and privilege of showing you and your child what a great experience professional sports camps can be.

More Details
Check In:
Overnight Campers – Overnight campers should report to the dormitory building between 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Departure is on Thursday, preferably at 4:00 PM, but no later than 6 PM.
Extended Day/Day Campers – Day and Extended Day campers should report to the dormitory building for registration on between 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.  Aside from Check In Day, campers should be dropped off between 8:30 – 9:00 AM.  Day Campers are to be picked up between 3:45 – 4:00 PM each day and Extended Day Campers are to be picked up at 9:00 p.m.  Parents or guardians must come into the dormitory building to sign campers in and out each day.



Nike Big League Baseball Campers will train on the Maverick's home field. The field is connected to a brand new turf field which is used for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. Mercy College is a NCAA II school and is part of the East Coast Conference. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Stretching Exercises
  • 9:15 a.m. Instructional Session
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Drills/Games
  • 3:30 p.m. Recreational Time/Free Time
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Drills/Contests/Games
  • 8:30 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 8:45 p.m. Recreational Time/Movie/Contests
  • 10:00 p.m. Bed Check/Lights Out

Meet Camp Coaches

John Carlesi
Camp Director

John Carlesi

Director John Carlesi has been leading instruction for past 13 years. The current head baseball coach at Stuyvesant High School, John is a former Division II player and coach at St. Leo College (Fla.). John also served as Director of Staten Island YMCA baseball program.  

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We compile a highly qualified and professional staff each summer to teach at our camps. All of our coaches are adults who coach in their particular sport. These coaches are high school...

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We compile a highly qualified and professional staff each summer to teach at our camps. All of our coaches are adults who coach in their particular sport. These coaches are high school and college coaches, as well as, professional players and coaches. We are lucky to have many of the same staff return each year which is important because we know the campers are receiving the very best instructions possible. Our counselors are often former campers who have gone on to college. 

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Our son really enjoyed meeting kids from other countries and states

"This is our son's second time going to the baseball camp. He really enjoys it and enjoyed meeting kids from other countries and states."

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  • 5/5.
My son wants to go next year!

"My son enjoys this camp so much he wants to attend the Florida session in February and sleep over next year at Maritime."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome camp!

"Awesome camp, exceptional instructors. looking forward to next year!!!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Genuine knowledgeable coaches

"My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball. "


  • 5/5.
Better appreciation for the game

"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
NIKE Baseball Camp is awesome!

"I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

Camp Dates & Prices

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