Playing the Game

Q&A with Robert Hirschfeld, Director of the New York Baseball Academy at Hofstra University     What can students expect to learn from the program? It enables players of a variety of ages to receive valuable instruction from college and professional coaches in the aspects of pitching, catching, infield play and hitting in the off-season. This will help prepare them for their team participation next spring and summer. The program allows the staff to evaluate each student’s skills in all the aspects listed above and give them a road map to become more successful and proficient. We provide the “information” through… Read more »

How To Choose A Baseball Camp

If anyone knows how to choose a baseball camp, it’s Bob Hirschfield, founder and director of the New York Baseball Academy (NYBA), now in its 41st year and ranked by Baseball America as one of the top five baseball programs in the county. Last year, NYBA became part of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, and John Russo, Hofstra’s head baseball coach, became a co-director of the Academy. With an impressive roster of high school and college coaches—and with the addition of Hofstra’s coaches and players—NYBA provides ability-level instruction for players ages 7-17. We asked Bob Hirschfield for some tips… Read more »