Nike Big League Baseball Camp Mercy College
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Nike Big League Baseball Camp is excited to return for a third year at Mercy College. Operated by Professional Sports Camps, campers are guaranteed to have the ultimate experience of both baseball and camp.
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.
- 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.
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Camp Director John Carlesi
Director John Carlesi has been leading instruction for past 20 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.
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.
Professional Sports Camps are owned and operated by Professional Sports Camps LLC which is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Nevada.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time and place TBD.
Camp concludes on Thursday between 4:00-6:00pm.
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.
Includes all baseball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to lunch on Thursday.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up and signed out each day by his/her parent or guardian at 9:00pm each day.
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up and signed out each day by his/her parent or guardian at 4:00pm each day except for Sunday.
Camp Code: PSBAMC
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
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.
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Learned a great deal
July 25, 2017: My son came back from Nike camp having LEARNED a great deal. That's not always the case with programs most of the time. My son knew all of his coaches by name, they were experienced coaches who have worked with baseball players for many years. The coaches guided, corrected, taught, demonstrated and encouraged their kids. My son felt included and acknowledged. The coaches have respect for the game and for the youth that participated in this camp. We got our money's worth and more. Thank you.
— Valerie L. Parent
July 21, 2017: Great coaches and staff - very encouraging and supportive.
— Danny L. Parent
July 21, 2017: Jackson felt like he was taught more at this camp than the other 2 he attended this summer.
— John A. Parent
Our sons first time at sleep away camp & he had a blast!
"Our sons first time at sleep away camp & he had a blast! He talked about how great the counselors were& lived making new friends. He definitely wants to return next year! Thanks so much!"
Job well done!
"The overnight camp was a huge success and my kids really enjoyed their time at Mercy college. I'm extremely happy with the program and look forward to sending the boys and some of their Inwood little league friends back in the future! Job well done to the Head Coach, his dedicated staff and all of his fun, patient, positive role model councelors. Till next time. Thank you."
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."
"Awesome camp, exceptional instructors. looking forward to next year!!!"
— Overnight Camper
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. "
— Overnight Camper
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."
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."
— Day Camper
Just a great time
Making new friends
Making new friends and getting to do what I love and that baseball
My son really enjoyed the camp, and felt that the instruction was top-notch, and their tips/advice helped his game.
Great great Camp! When I texted my son aking him how camp was his response was "everything is amazing!" then he asked me to please sign him up for the second camp which I did. Again, super camp, great Coach and super staff!
Worth every penny
My son had a great time. It was a wonderful experience . Worth every penny
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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