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Welcome to Franco’s All Star Baseball Camp Website!

                Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary!!! 

BASIC INFORMATION

Franco’s 2018 All-Star Baseball Camp Inc.

Boys and Girls Ages 6-13

Located At:

Mid-Island LL Baseball Complex

3665 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY
Intersection of Victory Blvd. and Travis Ave.

Dates:

  • Week 1 – July 9 to July 13
  • Week 2 – July 16 to July 20
  • Week 3 – July 23 to July 27
  • Week 4 – July 30 to August 3

All sessions run Mon-Fri.
Camp hours are 8:45am to 3:15pm every day.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Franco’s All-Star Baseball Camp, Inc. we strive to educate each camper through safe, challenging and fun situations designed so that the player will stretch his or her limits and at the same time meet with success. We believe in systematic, quality instruction. Each player, regardless of ability or past experience is encouraged to realize his or her individual potential and is treated as an equal and valuable component of the camp. While we hope to encourage a sense of drive and determination, we want to avoid the stress of intense competition and to help each player at Franco’s All-Star Baseball Camp, Inc. to feel like a winner!

Franco’s All Star Baseball Camp was the creation of N.Y. Met great John Franco. Throughout its 25 years, the camp has taught the great game of baseball to over 7,600 kids—and will continue to teach future generations for years to come!

CAMP DIRECTORS

Beginning their 25th season, Coach Bobby Nappo and former sandlot veteran Coach Jim Franco enter their 14th season at the beautiful Mid-Island Little League complex.

Coach Nappo recently completed his illustrious high school career, in which he amassed over 700 wins and was a 5 time NY Daily News/Newsday Coach of the Year. In addition, he was voted to lead the Exceptional Senior All-Star game a record 16 times! The former Brooklyn College star is well known for his expertise in coordinating programs both here and afar. Coach Nappo was chosen to be both the Advisor and General Manager for the N.Y.C. United Nations Sister City Programs that competed in tournaments in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Italy for a 13 year period. In all, Coach Nappo has coached, taught and mentored our great game for nearly 40 years and is held in the highest regard by his peers.

Coach Franco is a veteran of over 20 seasons of coaching the sandlots of Brooklyn . He currently coaches for the Brooklyn Baseball Association. Coach Franco recently led the NY Travel 10U team to a fall league title in 2015. He followed up that title with a subsequent spring league title for the 11U team in 2016-7. Coach Franco has won division titles in 5 separate age groups, including 2 appearances in the Northeast Regionals of the NABF tournament in Ohio.

Coaches Nappo and Franco currently run and participate in baseball clinics throughout the winter in both Brooklyn and Staten Island. Together, they’ve been an integral part of the John Franco Camp (in Cincinnati, Ohio) as well as camps run by former players Jose Rijo and Chris Sabo.

 

CAMP GIVEAWAYS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Each camper receives a certificate upon graduation.
  • Evaluation sheets are given showing each camper’s progress.
  • Each camper receives an official Franco’s camp hat and t-shirt.
  • Each camper receives a gift!!!

TROPHIES

Each of the following events are awarded to every contest winner in each age group:

  • FLEETFOOT—fastest runner.
  • THROWING ACCURACY—most accurate arm.
  • GOLDEN ARM—fastest speed (measured by our Jugs ray-gun).
  • HOMERUN DERBY—hit’em out more than others—you win!
  • CAMPER OF THE WEEK—given to one outstanding individual from each age group.

VIDEO TAPING

  •  Each camper will be individually videotaped while hitting and reviewed by our hitting instructor.

RADAR GUN

  •  Used to measure throwing speed.

SPECIALTY SESSIONS

  •  Each camper receives instruction TWICE A DAY, at all defensive positions.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  •  Awarded to one lucky camper that has displayed good sportsmanship, hard work and has shown the most improvement throughout the week! This award is good for a free week, of the winner’s choice, at next year’s camp!

GENERAL INFORMATION
LUNCH:

  • All campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch and beverages which will be refrigerated. A weekly pre-paid lunch program is also available at the concession stand.
  • Multiple water stations are provided throughout the camp area the entire day.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Campers should bring their own gloves, rubber cleats, bats, helmets, heart guard and athletic supporter. Their names should be written on every piece of equipment, hat, t-shirt, lunch box/bag, etc. THE CAMP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST ITEMS.

STAFF:

  • Some coaches and counselors are of the high school and collegiate level. Some are former professional players, and are experts in instruction. Our staff is comprised mostly of teachers/coaches who are experts in instructing the game of baseball.

MEDICAL:

  • There is at least one or two coaches who are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. We are a fully insured baseball camp.

DIRECTIONS TO MID-ISLAND LL
 

From Brooklyn:

Belt Pkwy. to VZ Bridge. S.I. Expressway to Victory Blvd. (Exit 10). Turn left at the first light onto Victory Blvd. Proceed approx. 1 mile to Mid-Island LL. Fields are on the right at the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Travis Ave.

From New Jersey (via Goethals Bridge):

Merge onto I-278 East towards Goethals Bridge. Merge onto Pearl Harbor Memorial Expressway / NY-440 South via Exit 5. Take Exit 8 towards South Ave. Turn left onto Chelsea Road. Turn left onto South Ave. Turn right onto Travis Ave. and continue to Victory Blvd.

From New Jersey (via Outerbridge Crossing):

Merge onto NJ-440 N towards S.I. Merge onto Pearl Harbor Memorial Expressway / NY-440 N towards I-278/SI Expressway. Take the South Ave. exit (Exit 8). Turn right onto South Ave. Turn Right onto Travis Ave. and continue to Victory Blvd.

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