NEW! One-week Sports Academy Camps! Train with Hofstra’s NCAA Coaches and Staff

Hofstra Summer Camps is proud to announce that all of our Sports Academy Camps are now ONE WEEK camps! Summer Sports Academy Camps at Hofstra University provide the foundation for developing skills at every level of play. Campers entering grades 3-12 learn from Division One college coaching staff in Hofstra’s state-of-the-art David S. Mack Sports Complex, the University Field, Hofstra Recreation Center, the David S. Mack Physical Education Center, Hofstra’s Olympic-size swimming pool, the Hofstra Soccer Stadium, and the James M Shuart Stadium/Howdy Meyers Pavillion. With expert instruction, outstanding facilities and a motivating, positive learning environment, Summer Sports Academy Camps… Read more »

Memories of Baseball Camp: Success with the New York Baseball Academy

Every summer, players of all ages from around the Greater New City Metropolitan area come together to learn the game of baseball from the best. Led by an instructional team consisting of former major leaguers, collegiate coaches, and other baseball experts, the New York Baseball Academy at Hofstra is undoubtedly a summer mainstay of youth baseball instruction. Sam Brinster is one of the hundreds of local youth that have seen improvement in their game after attending New York Baseball Academy at Hofstra. This past summer was Sam’s 8th year at NYBA, and, according to his father Gary, he has shown… Read more »

What People Are Saying About NY Baseball Academy

Visit the New York Baseball Academy at Hofstra University Home Page Sam has become a fine baseball player. I love watching him play, and naturally, I am very proud of him. I particularly like watching him in the batting cages before each high school game. Especially when I see him giving hitting tips to his fellow teammates. I believe that Sam’s ability and willingness to help his teammates comes from what he has learned from the positive spirit at the NYBA Gary Brinster New York Baseball Academy (NYBA) Parent Thanks for the email and photo of Kieran winning the “Super… 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 »

Summer at Camp vs Summer at Home

Children are exposed to many different challenges and are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and try new activities. Through this, they find new skill sets and gain confidence in their ability to succeed at something they were once unsure of.

Teens Can Explore College Majors Before Committing to a School or Program

Choosing a college major can be a challenging decision with major financial implications. Just imagine a teenager trying to decide what to do with the rest of their life and committing significant finances to follow that path. Even more difficult is the thought of discovering the path they chose isn’t right for them after years of hard studying and spending a lot of money to get there. College can cost upwards of $20,000 per year – that is a huge investment! What if there was a way for teens to explore college majors in a hands-on, practical setting before deciding… Read more »

Hofstra Summer Camps: Myth vs. Fact

Myth: Being that Hofstra is a college campus, the summer camp programs take place in an environment similar to school and the children are in classrooms all day. Fact: The summer camp programs do take place on the college campus, which lies on 240 beautiful acres that turn into camp grounds for the summer. Children are often outdoors playing games and engaging in activities created by camp counselors and directors.

Hofstra’s Sports Journalism Certificate Program for Teens Is Helping Girls Pursue a Career in Sports Broadcasting

Sports broadcasting and sports journalism positions have traditionally been held by men. Yet, these male-dominated fields are starting to be redefined by women who have a love of sports and the desire to report on sports-related topics and sporting events. In the world of sports journalism, there are a growing number of jobs for both men and women thanks to the growth of online radio, television, social media and blogs. The Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Institute for Teens at Hofstra Continuing Education is helping to prepare the next generation of sports journalists and broadcasters. To help support the goals and… Read more »