Nike Baseball Camp Adelphi University
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Nike Baseball Camps is thrilled to announce camp at the Nike Baseball Camp Adelphi University. Join us at William J. Bonomo Memorial Field and improve all aspects of your game. This camp gives baseball players of all abilities, the opportunity to continue playing baseball this summer! Each day is action-packed with position-specific drills, hitting, game situations, and team play. Who doesn’t want to see their camper raise their level of play while creating lasting friendships?
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coaching Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Director Frank Battaglia
Frank Battaglia joined the Adelphi baseball coaching staff for his first season in 2021.Battaglia's work with the pitchers in his first year catapulted Nicolas Luc to the top of the Adelphi rotation and earned him his first-ever NE10 All-Conference honor.Adelphi's pitchers struck out more batters than any staff in the NE10 Southwest Division in 2021 and -- along the way -- the Panthers captured a second-straight NE10 Southwest Division regular-season title.View Frank's Bio ⟩
Then, in 2022, Battaglia's mentorship helped guide Adelphi towards a third-consecutive NE10 Southwest Division regular-season championship, and the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2019.
Battaglia came to Adelphi from nearby New York Tech, having spent three seasons with the Bears as an assistant baseball coach and equipment manager.
Prior to NYIT, Battaglia was the coach at the Portledge School in Locust Valley for six years. He led his squads to two Private School Athletic Association championships and received three New York State Association of Independent Schools Tournament bids, beginning with the school’s first-ever bid in 2014.
Battaglia played collegiate baseball at Queensborough Community College for two seasons, before moving to Queens College, where he helped the Knights to their first-ever league title as a senior captain. Battaglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Queens College in 2001.
After graduation, he joined the Knights' coaching staff from 2002-09, becoming one of the nation’s youngest head coaches at the start of his fourth season.
Battaglia resides in Franklin Square, N.Y. with his wife and former Queens College second baseman, Kristen, and his daughter Kaitlyn, who attends Carey High School.
Head Coach Bill Ianniciello
With nine years under his belt as an assistant, associate and interim head coach with the program, Bill Ianniciello was named the head coach of the Adelphi University baseball team in July 2021.View Bill's Bio ⟩
While the 2023 campaign brought about his first sub-.500 season leading the 'Cats, Ianniciello's squad -- with their backs against the wall -- swept a four-game series from prevailing NE10 Southwest Division leader Southern Connecticut State University to capture a bid to the NE10 Championship on the season's final day.
For the second-straight year, the Adelphi bats answered the call, eclipsing the .300 mark as a team at .306. Each of the team's three leading hitters (Alec Maag, Anthony Cipri and Kyle Olson) were all recognized to the NE10 All-Conference Team. With a team-leading five wins on the bump, Brendan Kenneally earned a spot on the NE10 All-Rookie Team, alongside touted freshman third baseman Albert Ramos.
His first full season leading the Panthers brought about a 30-15-2 record, an NCAA Tournament bid and the program's third-consecutive NE10 Southwest Division regular-season title (won five of six season series against NE10 Southwest Division opponents). Five of his players made the NE10 All-Conference Team, with Matt Alifano and John Rizzo headlining as the Southwest Division Player of the Year and Rookie Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
On Ianniciello's watch, the Adelphi bats produced a .320 average -- the highest for the program since 2007 and the last season in which the Panthers hit .300 or better as a team.
After taking the reins as interim of a 5-7 squad in 2021, Ianniciello's guidance led to a 10-2 stretch to close the regular season, which resulted in Adelphi winning a second-straight NE10 Southwest Division regular-season championship and earning its first trip to the NE10 Tournament final since 2014.
Over those final 12 regular-season games, Adelphi swung the bat at a remarkable .317 clip, while its three workhorses in the rotation -- Nicolas Luc, Josh Rovner and Max Steele -- combined to post a 4-0 record with a 2.93 ERA.
Additionally, Matt Alifano was named the NE10 Southwest Division Rookie Hitter of the Year, upon posting a .394 batting average -- the highest for any Adelphi player since 2014.
Since his arrival in 2013, Ianniciello has helped coach the Panthers to eight NE10 Tournament appearances in ten seasons.
In 2019, Adelphi, with Ianniciello in the dugout, finished with a 34-9-1 record and a No. 16 national ranking in the final NCBWA Division II National Poll.
Prior to coming to Garden City, Ianniciello was an assistant coach at Queens College for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Ianniciello has a decorated history in baseball, as he spent 31 years in the New York Mets organization from 1980-2010, with his last 17 as the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services.
He coordinated ticketing for the 1986 and 2000 World Series, and major rock concerts, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Elton John/Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. His department helped set Mets attendance records for Shea Stadium (4 million-plus in 2008) and Citi Field (nearly 3.2 million in 2009), and Ianniciello played an integral role in the ballpark transition. In addition, he performed game-day operations for the New York Jets' final season at Shea Stadium in 1983.
His time in the summer has been spent coaching in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, where he recently managed the Riverhead Tomcats. Ianniciello also spent time at the helm of the North Fork Ospreys, who made the playoffs in six of his seven seasons at the helm, and captured the HCBL title in 2013. He was president, general manager and manager of the Dix Hills Dodgers in the Federation of Amateur Baseball Leagues (FABL) from 2001-11.
Ianniciello earned a B.A. in Economics at Stony Brook University in 1978 and his M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts in 1981. He played baseball for four years at Stony Brook, was team captain his senior year, and managed the junior varsity team at UMass to a 13-6 record in 1978.
Ianniciello resides in Dix Hills, N.Y. with his wife, Joyce.
Assistant Coach Nicolas Luc
After an exceptional career as an Adelphi student-athlete, Nicolas Luc returns to the Panther dugout in 2023 in the role of an assistant coach.An NE10 Third Team All-Conference performer in 2021, Luc's junior campaign saw him rise to the ranks of an ace on the Adelphi pitching staff. He won five games that season and let up one earned run or fewer in each of those contests, posting a 1.15 ERA in the process.View Nicolas's Bio ⟩
That summer, Luc, following an outstanding stint in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, played for the Orleans Firebirds of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
Before officially earning his bachelor's degree in Psychology in May 2022, Luc was named Adelphi's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and got nominated for the NE10 Man of the Year Award.
Luc has pursued professional opportunities since graduation and recently spent time with the Empire State Greys of the Frontier League, as well as the Trenton Thunder of the MLB Draft League.
Luc, who has also spent time coaching the 11U team of Storm Sports Academy, hails from Farmingdale, N.Y.
Assistant Coach Andrew Sesto
Andrew Sesto joins the Adelphi University baseball staff as an assistant coach for the 2023 season.His mentoring of freshman sensation Brendan Kenneally helped catapult the first-year pitcher to NE10 All-Rookie Team status.View Andrew's Bio ⟩
Sesto came to Adelphi with a plethora of coaching experience on the diamond, in different roles.
He currently works as a pitching instructor, and has served as a head coach of the Long Island Junior Ducks since 2015.
Sesto has also volunteered with St. Joseph's College and West Islip High School, and spent three seasons (2019-21) as the head junior varsity coach at West Babylon High School.
Sesto earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 2017 from Adelphi, where he pitched for one year after coming over from Dowling College. That season, Sesto made 16 appearances, mainly in a relief role, for the Panthers.
Sesto resides in West Islip, N.Y.
Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 15-18, 2024 | July 22-25, 2024
- Age Group: 7-13
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-2:00pm
- Check-In: 30 minutes prior to camp start time
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Baseball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
Instruction will focus on the following -Hitting:
1) Learn the proper grip and stance.
2) Learn when you should start your swing.
3) Develop a consistent swing path and consistent contact.
4) Bunting-proper technique and where to bunt the ball.
5) Understand the strike zone- what is a ball and what is a strike, and when to swing.
1) Learn pre-pitch prep step.
2) Proper approach and fielding stance on ground balls.
3) Learning where to throw the ball in different situations.
4) Proper grip and throwing mechanics.
5) Outfield play- getting underneath the ball and being in a good position to throw. Catching the ball on the run.
1) Learn how to grip the baseball properly.
2) The difference between pitching in the stretch vs the windup.
3) Work on balance position and finishing each pitch.
4) Covering and backing up bases when the ball is hit.
5) Taking care of your arm.
1) Running through 1st base.
2) Making quick and proper turns on the base paths.
3) When to pick up your third base coach.
4) Tagging up and advancing to the next base.
5) Proper running mechanics.
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.
Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Small gym bag/backpack
Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, baseball pants (recommended)
Cleats & sneakers
Catchers gear (if applicable)
Packed lunch and snacks
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Nike Baseball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.
If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE BASEBALL CAMP FAQ
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Directors' Note to Campers
“We are looking forward to kicking off year two of our Nike Adelphi University Baseball Camp, for Summer 2024. Your child will receive high quality instruction from our coaching staff which is made up of current and former Adelphi University baseball players as well as some of our current Adelphi University coaches. Our program is designed to help you learn the game of baseball and to better your skills. We welcome all levels of players from beginners to advanced players. Our campers can expect to be challenged each day with stations and drills that are consistently changing in order to help create better all around baseball players. We look forward to seeing you out there.”Show Less See More Camp Details
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
The William J. Bonomo Memorial Field was officially opened on October 6, 2007 and dedicated on December 10, 2007 as home to the baseball team. The field, which is constructed of field turf with cut outs for the bases, home plate and the pitcher's mound, allow for games to be played in the most unfavorable of condition. Along each foul line are 50-foot dugouts and enclosed bullpens with two pitchers mounds. The entire field is enclosed and the outfield features an eight-foot high fence with a windscreen.
July 25, 2023: COACHES WERE AMAZING
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.