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Nike Softball Camps is looking forward to a great summer at Hinchliffe Stadium! Directing camp will be Nike Softball Camp Director, Jim Whalen. Each day will be filled with softball drills that cover hitting, fielding, base running, and team play to help each camper take their game to the next level!

Nike Softball Camps are a great opportunity for young athletes to make new friends while playing the game they love!

Highlights Include
  • Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!
  • Professional Instruction from Coach Whalen and Staff
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratios
  • Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
  • Excellent Training Facilities
  • Players Grouped by Age and Ability
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Camp Coaches

  • Director Jim Whalen

    The only remaining original Jackals employee, Jim Whalen has been working and directing these camps for over 20 years. Jim was a collegiate pitcher at Montclair State University where he was a member of the 2000 Division III National Championship team. He coached baseball at West Essex High School for 15 years highlighted as the varsity assistant coach on the 2010 team that won the Star Ledger trophy awarded to the number 1 team in the state of New Jersey. Jim was also the head baseball coach at Columbia High School two years.

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  • Ashley Martinez

    Head Coach Ashley Martinez

    Ashley Martinez was appointed to the role as head coach of the New Jersey City University softball program in July 2018. She joined the Gothic Knights as an assistant coach in September 2017 and excelled in all aspects. A standout outfielder for Dominican College (N.Y.), Martinez is the 17th head coach in the program's history, but just the fifth to serve in the role in a full-time capacity.

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  • Jack Smithlin

    Assistant Softball Coach/Hitting Instructor Jack Smithlin

    Jack Smithlin, a legendary North Jersey Hall-of-Fame coach with 40 years of varsity coaching experience in two sports and retired educator, is the new assistant softball coach and hitting instructor for the New Jersey City University softball program, third-year head coach Ashley Martinez has announced. Smithlin, 69, will be the program’s top assistant during the 2021 campaign.

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  • Hannah Gavin

    Assistant Softball Coach Hannah Gavin

    Hannah Gavin (B.S. ’19, MBA ’21), a home-grown talent with a decorated history at New Jersey City University, was appointed to the newly-created role of Athletic Academic Success Advisor with NJCU Athletics in August of 2021. She has also served as an assistant coach on the Gothic Knights’ softball staff since the 2020 season.

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Camp Details

Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, specific position fielding, base-running, and game situations. In addition, pitchers will have the opportunity to work with pitching instructors. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.


  • Dates: July 15-19, 2024
  • Age Group: 7-15
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.


  • Daily Softball Instruction
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
  • Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!


  • 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.


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!


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, softball pants (recommended)

  • Warm-up jacket

  • Hat

  • Cleats & sneakers

  • Softball glove

  • Softball bat

  • Helmet

  • Catchers gear (if applicable)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • 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 Softball 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.


For general questions about our softball camps please see our FAQ page.

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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Sample Daily Schedule

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

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 21, 2022: My daughter had an amazing experience. This was her first overnight camp and we didn't hear from her because she was having so much fun.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: My daughter loved the staff! The coaches made my daughter feel welcomed and had her engaged.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 17, 2023: My child was able to learn different techniques and her softball IQ continue to grow.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    August 2, 2023: My daughter enjoyed some new drills/exposure to new drills

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: Working with college softball players to improve skills

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: The coaches passion, and knowledge of the game!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 2, 2023: Fun environment while enhancing the skills

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    awesome counselors

    My daughter absolutely loved the camp! She had never played softball before, and now she is eager to learn more and play! Even the coach asked if she really had no experience!!

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Softball Camp New Jersey Jackals

Jim Whalen, Director
Hinchliffe Stadium - Maple and Liberty Streets
Paterson, New Jersey 07502
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

New Jersey
Nike Softball Camp New Jersey Jackals
Nike Softball Camp New Jersey Jackals
Jul 15-Jul 19, 2024
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 7 - 15
Gender: Girls
Half Day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) $385.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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